Bajaj to launch cars on Renault platform

Bajaj Auto, which is planning launch four-wheelers in both passenger and commercial vehicle segment in 2012, will use the Renault platform for their production. The platform is under development, and it will share common aggregates, catering to requirements of passenger vehicles as well as goods carriers.

“Our four-wheelers are due in 2012. It will be a new platform. But the project is a common one with Renault, and on a common platform. The basic structure of the vehicle — the engine, transmission, chassis — will be common,” Mr. Bajaj said”.

Bajaj Auto had earlier said that they would launching a Nano competitor and had shown their concept model at 2008 auto expo and said that they would launch it by 2010 end. However Bajaj now seems to have postponed this to 2012.

Source: ET