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MEXICO: Demand pleases Renault on return

By just-auto.com editorial team | 14 March 2001

Renault dealerships in Mexico City and Guadalajara will be officially opened this week, even though some of the French car maker's Scenic minivan models have already been sold, according to a report in Mexican financial daily El Economista.

Patrice Ratti, who heads up Renault's local subsidiary, said the company received 122 orders in January and 177 in February, El Economista auto industry columnist Guillermo Lira reported.

Ratti said Renault was pleased with the level of demand during its first weeks in Mexico, after an absence of 15 years.

Official Renault sales in Mexico during February are expected to top 200 units, Lira reported.