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Old 24th April 2008, 10:25   #1
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"The company expects to have eight models by 2012 in the country and use the plant here for export purposes

The company expects to have eight models by 2012 in the country and use the plant here for export purposes

The car will be made at the Chennai plant the company is setting up with its partner Renault SA at a cost of Rs4,500 crore. The plant is expected to start production in early 2010."

Source and more details here: Nissan plans hatchback to launch India facility - livemint
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a picture of micra (based on which this car could be) : courtesy >> autozone4cars.com
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2012 is far away lets have something recent times. Getting bored with Nissan's slow entry.
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Yea ! I too wonder why is there so much of a delay in entering into indian market.Better late than never and will keep the indian automotive scene fired up.
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Which engine for the Micra? 1.2 seems likely. Perhaps Note and Tilda will also come eventually. Diesel is going to be essential for large volumes, here's hoping Renault help Nissan in this matter.

I have a feeling that nearly half of these 'eight models' are going to be SKD/import jobs, and won't sell more than 1000 units PA, combined.
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Getting bored with Nissan's slow entry.
Nissans lackadaisical approach to our market reminds me of Skodas early days, and even HM-Mitsubishi! They have some fantastic cars, but their attitude / commitment to our market leaves a lot to be desired.

This is all the more surprising when you consider that Renault seems to be on a roll.
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Old 24th April 2008, 18:47   #7
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More than Nissan, Renault has models suited for India such as Clio/Megane etc. But after launching Logan, i doubt whether they would be bringing in those models as they sell for much more than Logan in Europe.

And Micra looks ugly IMHO.
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Took a TD for the nissan teana(about which i will write in the Test Drive thread ). The guy told me about the two cars nissan is coming up shortly

1st is a small car called March which runs by the name Micra and would be about 3.5-4 Lakhs . This car is expected in 2009 mid to end.

2nd a premium SUV called murano( 35 lakhs ) . It runs by the same name
worldwide 2009 end or 2010 beginning

He also told that the new Xtrail which would only be a petrol will come not before 2010

All the cars will be made at the chennai plant which is under manufacturing
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Took a TD for the nissan teana(about which i will write in the Test Drive thread ).
The best in that segment for rear bench travellers. I await your review, Abhinav.
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Japanese automaker Nissan is all set to kick off fresh competition in India as it plans six new launches by 2012, including a hatchback car in the volume segment and commercial vehicles. The small car will be produced at its upcoming Chennai factory, slated to start production by 2010, a senior company official said.

More @ Source: Nissan to roll out hatchback, commercial vehicles-India Business-Business-The Times of India

For a long time Press Releases would be the only place we would hear about Nissan Cars!
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Why would nissan launch murano at 35 when it is being manufactured in India? ridiculous.
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Why would nissan launch murano at 35 when it is being manufactured in India? ridiculous.
the same reason why the BMW 325i sells for 35 laks in india when it costs 35000 USD outside India.
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the same reason why the BMW 325i sells for 35 laks in india when it costs 35000 USD outside India.
yes but the Bimmer is not manufactured in india, if the murano is manufactured in india then its ridiculous, but its its imported as a CBU or CKD then its understandable.
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Simply put, Nissan is too late to enter the indian small car market at this point of time.
By 2010, they might have a new micra at hand and hope that the latest version hits the market.
Remember that Suzuki supplies small cars to Nissan for the japanese market, yes the KEI cars.

I think that the version suzuki is going to supply nissan will also come here as in the form of nissan badged product apart from avaliable under the Maruti badge.
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I am actually looking forward to Nissan's small car in India. They have to get the pricing right though. The Micra is an amazing car and if they base their Indian car on that platform, it will turn out to be a sure winner.

Also, it's time they launched the Infiniti brand in India too, to compete with BMW, Mercedes, Volvo etc.
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