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Renault Nissan India plant crosses 35 lakh powertrain unit production milestone

Tuhin Guha Published: March 14, 2022, 01:23 PM IST

The Renault-Nissan manufacturing plant in India, set up near Chennai as joint project by the two alliance partners, has now produced over 35 lakh powertrain units. Since engine production began here in 2010, over 23 lakh engines and 12 lakh gearbox have been manufactured here. The first one lakh engines from this facility rolled out of here in 14 months with the 10 lakh milestone coming in six years.

Global engine hub for Renault-Nissan

This engine plant is a global hub for the HRA0 three-cylinder turbo-petrol that goes into cars like the Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger, as well as the 800cc and 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated units found in the Kwid and Triber. The plant can produce up to six engine variants as well as four gearbox types, many of which are exported to overseas markets.

HRA0 turbo engine

The unit that achieved the milestone was the HRA0 turbo engine. This turbo-petrol puts 100PS and 152 Nm when paired with the CVT, with the torque increasing to 160 Nm when paired with the five-speed manual. Know more about this engine and the tech that goes into it here.

Biju Balendran, managing director of the Renault Nissan plant said of this development, "The production of 3.5 million engines and gearboxes represents a tremendous achievement for the powertrain team. We at RNAIPL(Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Limited) have always valued innovation and research, and this milestone could not have been achieved without the strong leadership and commitment of our team at RNAIPL. We sincerely thank all our employees for their commitment and dedication."

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Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 7.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
100
Max Torque(Nm)
215
Mileage
21.7 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 7.53 Lakhs
Displacement
1493cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
83
Max Torque(Nm)
240
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 6.71 Lakhs
Displacement
1493cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
83
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 7.95 Lakhs
Displacement
1497cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
110.1
Max Torque(Nm)
300
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 7.34 Lakhs
Displacement
1462cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
105
Max Torque(Nm)
138
Mileage
18.76 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 5.59 Lakhs
Displacement
999cc
Transmission
CVT
Max Power(ps)
72
Max Torque(Nm)
152
Mileage
17.7 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 5.45 Lakhs
Displacement
999cc
Transmission
CVT
Max Power(ps)
72
Max Torque(Nm)
152
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 6.95 Lakhs
Displacement
1497cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
110
Max Torque(Nm)
260
Mileage
21.5 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.4 Lakhs
Displacement
1499cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
105
Max Torque(Nm)
138
Mileage
18.76 Kmpl
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