Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26th March 2006, 01:32   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
BUSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bombay
Posts: 5,130
Thanked: 10 Times
Wink Nissan Plans Low cost car for India

Nissan is developing a low cost car for india as well as for Brazil, Russia and China.

Industry sources suggest that it would be a spacious, B-segment hatchback with teriffic styling and interiors. Nissan wants to keep a strong hold on the Indian Market. Nissan had been studying the Indian market with the Xtrail and they are facinated with the Indian Market.

Source : - April ACI

Marutis New Wagon R, Fiats New Palio in September and TDCI 143BHP Endeavour by end year.
BUSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2006, 08:58   #2
Team-BHP Support
 
tsk1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 22,953
Thanked: 15,641 Times
Default

Isnt this the company where BVR Subbu is supposed to be going?
tsk1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2006, 09:10   #3
BHPian
 
tsreekaranrao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: hyderabad
Posts: 115
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BUSA
Fiats New Palio in September and TDCI 143BHP Endeavour by end year.
I will be waiting for these.

Great another brand new car being developed for India

A diesel fusion is also expected by diwali this year.I hope it is not the fiesta's diesel engine.
tsreekaranrao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2006, 09:55   #4
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 47,705
Thanked: 89,156 Times
Default

Sound amazingly similar to what Nissans big daddy - Renault - has accomplished with the Logan.

GTO
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th March 2006, 14:15   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
devarshi84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ahmedabad - Tor
Posts: 3,996
Thanked: 118 Times
Default

It can be the Nissan Micra. But as the news talks about a B+ segment car. It can be the one based on Renault Megane II.
devarshi84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2006, 10:35   #6
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: B'lore
Posts: 146
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

[SIZE=2]It is called March. Is it the Micra which is being planned?[/SIZE]
Ajay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2006, 10:43   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
typeOnegative's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Vikhroli, Mumbai, India
Posts: 1,502
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

Good good. Atleast some Japanese manufacturer apart from Suzuki seems to have got some sense. Wonder when Honda and Toyota will follow suit?
typeOnegative is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2006, 11:30   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 1,430
Thanked: 32 Times
Default

Good stuff by Nissan. When is it planned for India release?
deepakhon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2006, 12:23   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
suman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 4,589
Thanked: 257 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BUSA
and TDCI 143BHP Endeavour by end year.
Busa, I hope this turns out to be authentic. I had heard that there were a dozen or so of then undergoing "testing" down south (heard this from the service manager in my ford dealership) but never got any concrete proof.......143 seems a bit too much though

Last edited by suman : 27th March 2006 at 12:24.
suman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2006, 14:25   #10
BHPian
 
sbasak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: CCU-LTN
Posts: 607
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Wow! I beilieve currently only small car in Nissan's stable is Micra.
sbasak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2006, 19:57   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
veyron1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,426
Thanked: 37 Times
Default

@suman: nope, 143 hp is barely good by today's standards, considering the fact that the fortuner, which is about to debut before mid-07 ('inside' toyota grapevine), that would fall in the same price bracket, or less, has a 3.0 D-4D 163 hp powerplant. and no, the renewed ford isn't a myth; it's the rechristened everest, and will reveal itself in india by diwali this year. the expected launch dates have been given by ACI, in this month's edition, as christmas; but a li'l birdie tells me it could be sooner, provided ford's "estimates" go right; now don't ask me what that is- i haven't a clue....

@typeonegative: well, wasn't supposed to let the cat out of the bag, but since you ask, another li'l birdie tells me that toyota has filed in to the ARAI for a new "small" car from their range, and so has skoda. grapevine also has it that 2 camouflaged toyotas and skodas were doing the rounds by VRDE ahmednagar...now these are the tips that i've heard...even i am not 100% sure yet; BUT, as always, i shall get some concrete evidence first, before going into the specifics.....

and as for nissan's small car...well, call me pessimistic, but i figure nissan would have a much better chance if it settles in with it's brand recognition first; try getting in the x-trail as ckd's, reduce the price by, say, 10 lacs, set up a decent dealer network, and THEN get into the high-volume, cut-throat b segment.
veyron1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2006, 20:23   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
devarshi84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ahmedabad - Tor
Posts: 3,996
Thanked: 118 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sbasak
Wow! I beilieve currently only small car in Nissan's stable is Micra.
but they can also bring something from the renault's stable like a redesigned Megane II.

actually that's the rumour I heard.

And Nissan has also started building a Hatch based on the mitsubishi colt at mitsubishi's plant. Dunno when it will be launched.
devarshi84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2006, 21:01   #13
BHPian
 
sbasak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: CCU-LTN
Posts: 607
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Quote:
but they can also bring something from the renault's stable like a redesigned Megane II.
In fact they are already doing that... recently launched Nissan Notes looks very similar to Renault Modus!

But that can't be termed as low cost car.

Last edited by sbasak : 27th March 2006 at 21:04.
sbasak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th March 2006, 22:19   #14
Distinguished - BHPian
 
Mpower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 10,432
Thanked: 1,682 Times
Default

Low cost BRIC car seems to be the buzzword these days.
Toyota, VW and now Nissan too.
I guess the success of the Logans and the Indicas have gotten a lot of attention.
Mpower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th March 2006, 09:56   #15
Senior - BHPian
 
suman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 4,589
Thanked: 257 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by veyron1
@suman: nope, 143 hp is barely good by today's standards, considering the fact that the fortuner, which is about to debut before mid-07 ('inside' toyota grapevine), that would fall in the same price bracket, or less, has a 3.0 D-4D 163 hp powerplant. and no, the renewed ford isn't a myth; it's the rechristened everest, and will reveal itself in india by diwali this year. the expected launch dates have been given by ACI, in this month's edition, as christmas; but a li'l birdie tells me it could be sooner, provided ford's "estimates" go right; now don't ask me what that is- i haven't a clue....
Yeah, but what I'm saying is that we may not be so lucky as to get the 143! We'll probably get at least 10 to 15 bhp less as we seem to be getting for most of the models because of our fuel content....the Thai everest develops 121ps versus our down-powered endeavour; same would be the case with the fortuner & the new endeavour I suppose.

And, I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed that your birdie is right...... ; just pushed back my purchase plans a tad!

PS: The new Ford Ranger is on display at the Bangkok International Motor Show as we speak so that Duratorq engine thats supposed to go on the Endeavour as per ACI is up and running.......(Me, I'm an incurable optimist when it suits me!!)

Last edited by suman : 28th March 2006 at 10:09.
suman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fiat too wants to develop a low cost car for India navdeep The Indian Car Scene 32 21st October 2015 09:44
Continental to introduce low-cost, One Channel ABS in India JayPrashanth Motorbikes 14 22nd October 2013 19:38
Nissan-Renault extend CMF platform to low cost cars JayPrashanth The Indian Car Scene 0 18th July 2013 13:30
Another low cost car for India? typeOnegative The Indian Car Scene 6 14th June 2007 23:45


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 20:13.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks