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Old 30th September 2009, 01:23   #1
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Default Nissan plans to drive in nine models to India by 2012

Nissan plans to drive in nine models to India by 2012
  • Nissan plans to have as many as nine models by 2012 out of which five will be locally made.
  • Nissan will bring three new models during 2009 without specifying details.
  • Nissan will also expand its dealerships to 55 by 2012, from the current 11.
  • Aims to garner around 5% of the Indian market.
  • Commercial production in the Renault-Nissan plant in Chennai to start from May next year.
  • Would source local components in large amount and its cars would have 85 localisation of components.
  • Nissan as of today has just two imported models - XTrail and Teana.
Source: Nissan plans to drive in nine models to India by 2012 - Corporate News - livemint.com

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Even if we count in the existing cars Nissan has to offer, there are still seven more cars to come. And I am just wondering which all are they talking about! We just heard about the Micra. What else?

Five will be locally made. So..
1. Micra is confirmed. Micra sedan?
2. Tiida? Tiida Sedan?
3. Sentra?
4. Altima?
5. Qashqai or Murano?

Others must be high end imports like 370 or GT-R.

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Mods: I did search for existing threads, but they were Micra specific.
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The 370 is coming for sure. It should be priced between 30-40 Lacks.
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I read that Nissan hatchback will be launch with 5 variants, including Petrol and Diesel. One source here Nissan Micra to Drive Into Indian Roads Early 2010 ~ Auto News India, Automobile Industry News, Automotive News India - Autoblogs.in

Any general views or beliefs about Nissan's build quality and reliability? I looked at X Trail a couple of weeks ago, the features are solid, but I found the plastics to be flimsy and cheap.

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Nissan makes generally solid cars. A friend had the Nissan Altima that I used to drive quite frequently in the States. Well built, powerful car interiors were a bit dull almost on par with Honda and Toyota but Nissan had a few more issues maintainence wise.
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Good if true,

Seems to be a pipe dream if they are planning for all this.

A small car and a mid segment car is what they need to introduce first if they are to manage any decent numbers.
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Nissan makes generally solid cars. A friend had the Nissan Altima that I used to drive quite frequently in the States. Well built, powerful car interiors were a bit dull almost on par with Honda and Toyota but Nissan had a few more issues maintainence wise.
In US all car will have strong build and quality due to the regulations.But in India there is no regulations and its up to the company to give a good quality car.lets hope that Nissan won't let us down like other players.
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Nissan should ramp up their service first. Even after five years, they have only five or six dealers. I think Nissan is still doing R & D about the Indian Market.
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Default Nissan hopes to To launch nine car models by 2012.

just read this news on Business Line, here is the link.


The Hindu Business Line : Nissan hopes Renault will reinvest in Chennai
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Nine car models in India by 2012.

Five to be made in India:
- Micra, the compact hatchback, will be launched in May this year.
- Micra Sedan, will be launched next year.
- Three models based on V, Nissanís new global compact car platform.

Four to be be imported from Japan, of which three are already here:
- Teana
- X Trail
- 370Z

Source: Nissan to drive in 9 cars by 2012- Automobiles-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times
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1 march hb /sedan
2. 2012 tida sedan/hb
3.Teana
4.X Trail
5. 370Z
6. MPV based on v platform
8. nissan nv 2000 van
9. lowcost car

source http://autoten.com/category/nissan/

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I hope that the Maxima comes in too.
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1 march hb /sedan
2. 2012 tida sedan/hb
3.Teana
4.X Trail
5. 370Z
6. MPV based on v platform
8. nissan nv 2000 van
9. lowcost car

source Nissan | autoten.com
No plans for cars like Sentra? I was also expecting the Teana (known as Altima / Maxima elsewhere) to be locally manufactured to make it a contender against the Accords and Camrys of the world. That sure is a letdown. I guess Nissan is satisfied with the minuscule sale for Teana!.

New March, IMO looks plain. The Tiida is a stunner though! Should sell well. Tiida is of the size of Versa, Sentra, if launch should take on Cruize, Civic and Corolla. Nissan should forget about mass selling those imported units here.

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I hope that the Maxima comes in too.
Teana is actually Maxima in Australia etc, Altima in US. Its another story that Nissan killed it by importing and pricing it out of contention!

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Nissan Micra, based on V platform, will help in reduction of components used in it thereby reducing the overall weight of the car and increasing fuel efficiency.

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Nissan guys had told me depending on the demand for the 370z, they would look into bring the Godzilla next. Hopeing that happens soon and for a price tag of 90 odd lakhs i presume.
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Default Nissan says to offer 9 models soon

Just came across this article. By the way what might be the price range and what will they do with 9 models. may be a small change is the seat/ offering of ABS/airbag/alloy wheels etc will make model each IMO. I don't know. Experts can talk on this. Anyway the article is mentioned below.

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Nissan Motor Co will soon offer a line-up of nine vehicles in India including five built locally as it aims to catch up with rivals in the fast-growing market, the head of its Indian operations said
Source :: Nissan says to offer 9 models soon - News - Zigwheels
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