Renault Argentina: New platform and the export of Kangoo to new markets

In dialogue with Automundo, Pablo Sibilla, CEO of the local subsidiary of the French brand, detailed the plans for the near future.

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A few weeks ago Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault Group, visited the local branch of the Rombo that presides Paul Sibilla. The objective? Talk about the future of the brand in the region, which the Italian executive considers relevant to achieve the objectives proposed in the strategy called Renewal.

"We speak 10 percent of the past of the brand in Argentina and 90 percent of its future", Sibilla admitted to autoworld during an event held at the Santa Isabel de Córdoba Plant, where Sandero, stepway, Logan, Kangoo passengers, Kangoo loading and Alaskan.

Paul Sibilla
Pablo Sibilla, president and CEO of Renault Argentina.

That future includes export the Kangoo to new markets in 2022, in addition to Mexico and Colombia; and the short-term arrival of a new platform "Which will have a ratio of more or less two thirds for exports and one third for the local market", as explained by the owner of Renault in Argentina.

The new platform, of which Sibilla preferred not to give more details, would have combustion engines, although it would have the ability to receive in the future a hybrid system no problem.

For 2022, Renault's plans in Argentina include sell 90% of its national cars and as part of this objective, imported vehicles will be replaced by others of national origin.

"That is why the import of Kwid will be temporarily suspended, and a larger model will be offered instead, such as Sandero, which is only 2% more expensive and meets the needs of the segment", said the CEO of the French brand in the country.

In any case, Sibilla clarified that this decision will be temporary: "It is a strategy that will be maintained until the market is regularized and can be complemented with other imports."

Regarding the production of Santa Isabel, Sibilla estimated that in 2022 some 70.000 vehicles, 50.000 from Renault and the rest from Nissan.

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Diego durruty

Journalist with 32 years of experience. Worked in magazines STROKE, The graphic, teammate y Only TC, on the Internet sites SportsYa!, e-driver.com y kmcero.com and on the radios Rock pop y vorterix.com. He covered the Dakar rally for the German agency dpa. He is currently the director of the portals Automundo.com.ar y NationRPM.com, host the podcast motorbit and the magazine Two Daring Guys (Campeones Radio, Radio Arroba and Spotify). In addition, he is a columnist in WorldSport (AM 570) and teacher in SPORTS.

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  1. Hello namesake. All very nice that they export, but that they supply the local market first, especially what is sold. I am waiting for the delivery of a van by rhombus plan with insured third installment, I paid with the sale of my car and a plan dropped the integration of 25
    percent, the 55 business days of waiting passed, I received an email and… to wait. I hope my contribution will serve. Thanks

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