Mahindra Renault Limited is a JV between India's largest Utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Limited & Renault S.A. of France (51% & 49% respectively). The joint venture was formed in 2007. The JV has set up a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Nashik, Maharashtra. On April 15. 2010 Mahindra & Mahindra and Renault together announced restructuring plans by which Mahindra would buy Renault's share in the joint venture and Renault would continue to provide the support for M&M through license agreement and continue to be supplier of key components.
Mahindra Renault Limited currently has a manufacturing plant in Nashik, Maharashtra with a capacity of 50,000 vehicles per annum. Renault-Nissan have invested Rs 4,500 Crores to build a manufacturing plant in Chennai which will have a capacity of 400,000 vehicles per annum divided equally between Mahindra Renault Limited and Nissan Motors India Private Limited.
Mahindra Renault Limited uses Mahindra & Mahindra Limited's network for the sales and service of Renault branded vehicles in India. It currently has approximately 137 dealerships across 120 cities through out India.
Mahindra Renault Limited has been criticised because of their only model Renault Logan's boxy looks and awkward ergonomics. The car although is a right hand drive vehicle but has many features and functions of a left hand drive vehicle. The power windows switches are placed on the centre console instead of the usual placement on the driver's side door. The windshieldwipers work in a direction opposite to the standard working of windshield wipers found on other branded vehicles in India. The Hood release lever is located on the passenger side instead of the driver's side.[citation (source) needed]
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