The scrapping policy was just approved in India. Many automobile manufacturers supported the decision of the scrapping policy. Here is Renault India who has already found a partner to offer car crapping service at their dealerships. Renault has tied up with Cero Recycling to help the customers to scrap their old vehicles. In return, the manufacturer will provide financial benefits or incentives to the potential buyers who came in to buy a new Renault vehicle.
The manufacturer commented “Renault India dealerships along with CERO Recycling will be handling the entire process from vehicle evaluation to official de-registration at the RTO and handing over the official certificate of deposit and destruction of old vehicle to provide a hassle-free experience to customers,”
Renault has launched the scrapping program under ‘R.E.L.I.V.E’. The program is made to provide a hassle-free scrapping experience to potential customers. It is currently launched in big cities like Delhi-NCR, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. Cero wants to extend its presence in 25 cities within the next 8 to 10 months. The company is already working on this plan with Mahindra. People who want to scrap their vehicles of any brand and the car would get a fair scrap evaluation. The offer would also be extended to two-wheelers.
Venkatram Mamillapalle, CEO & Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “The scrappage policy is a very important step towards the right direction in making India a hub of manufacturing and elevates the Indian auto industry a notch up in terms of better technology adoption, safer and cleaner vehicles. The scrappage policy will help in significantly reducing the pollution levels and streamlining the unorganised & fragmented recycle market in the country.”
The person will get the money after the comprehensive evaluation. The person would also get a Certification of Destruction also known as CoD. The scrapping will be done by CERO which is built on the PPP model i.e Public-Private Partnership. The fitness tests should be automated so that there is no chance of human intervention, data fudging or corruption.
Cero Recycling is a joint venture between Mahindra Intertrade Ltd and state-owned MSTC Ltd. Sumit Issar, managing director, Mahindra Intertrade said “We have state-of-the-art dismantling centers at Greater Noida, Pune and Chennai and collection centers at major cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Chandigarh,”
Renault currently has four cars in their portfolio. There is the Triber, Kwid, Kiger and the Duster. Renault’s latest launch in the Indian market was the Kiger which is a compact SUV competing against the Nissan Magnite, Kia Sonet, Ford Ecosport, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. It starts from Rs. 5.45 lakhs ex-showroom for the base variant and the top-end variant costs Rs. 9.72 lakhs ex-showroom. The Kiger is offered in four variants namely, RXE, RXL, RXT, and RXZ.
There are two engine options to choose from. There is a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The naturally aspirated petrol engine produces 72 PS and 96 Nm. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. The turbocharged engine produces 100 PS and 160 Nm. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT automatic transmission.