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Old 29th October 2009, 19:45   #16
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They didnt mention the name Tata. But I guessed it would be Tata when they said "We are looking to compete against your own manufacturer"
A little bit off topic here but did they really say 'your' own manufacturer? Wrong attitude in my opinion.. "We will come in your country, sell you our cars, take your money and send it to our country!"
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Old 29th October 2009, 20:54   #17
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Zig Wheels has published "final drawings" of the car. Check out the link:

Final drawings of Nissan's Global Small Car revealed!- News- Zigwheels
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Old 30th October 2009, 02:28   #18
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Zig Wheels has published "final drawings" of the car. Check out the link:

Final drawings of Nissan's Global Small Car revealed!- News- Zigwheels
The rear end belongs to the (now discontinued) Nissan Almera, but still much better than current geneartion Micra (arch design), which I am sure would not appeal to the space/look conscious indian consumer.
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A little bit off topic here but did they really say 'your' own manufacturer? Wrong attitude in my opinion.. "We will come in your country, sell you our cars, take your money and send it to our country!"
Completely agree with you unless it was a case of not knowing English well.
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This reminds me of Toyota small car. When is expected to India?
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The version on zigwheels looks smaller. GC seems to be quite low.

What is that design on the top !! Is is a painted design ?

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This reminds me of Toyota small car. When is expected to India?
You can see it in Auto Expo 2010. Production timelines will be shared around that time too.

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Looks like there is an replacement for Fabia as this is not in competition for swift or vista.
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Nice Coverage. As always T-BHP is there to get us the news

Looks a promising car and if Nissan get the pricing right and spruce up their dealerships, they might have a real winner.

Nice to see major global players concentrating on India. The days are far gone when only Amby and Premiers were on the road.
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The Micra is easily one of the most successful small cars in the U.K. Cant wait to see them being replaced by the new Micra from India.
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The Micra is easily one of the most successful small cars in the U.K. Cant wait to see them being replaced by the new Micra from India.
I am not sure about Nissan Micra as a being successful car, but I would not hesitate to to say this for Toyota Yaris.
Personally I dont like Micra's Arch look.
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The info is to preliminary and i guess the car would not land in 2010. The world changes fast and it is better if the manufacturers make announcements closer to the date of launch.

It's going to be hard for Nissan to manage this in India.

It may work out but will require major marketing investments and a long term view, don't think the company has the stability today to take a long term view.
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This IS the real thing, exposed. Pics courtesy a Chinese website.
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Sid, great find. One word for the small car! it looks ugly! I tlooks like A* crossed with Ritz!
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Still this model is much better than the current MICRA. And durability is the trademark of Nissan in most of its markets. Lets hope they'll give the same quality for us too
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Some news I read.

Source : Nissan's global compact car to hit the road in July

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Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd will launch its compact hatchback car in July 2010 from its upcoming manufacturing facility in Chennai, Mr Kiminobu Tokuyama, Managing Director and CEO, Nissan India has said.

The Chennai plant will be ready by May 2010 and it will be the sourcing hub for the global compact car for Europe, he said at a press conference here on Monday.

Mr Tokuyama, who was here in connection with the opening of EVM Nissan, the 10 {+t} {+h} dealership in the country, said that the new global compact platform would be produced in five strategic countries including India, China, Thailand and Mexico. The company aims to achieve sales of one million units a year from the new global compact car platform by 2013, he said.

Nissan hopes to achieve a market share of 5.5 per cent in India, which is equivalent to the global market share of Nissan. The Chennai plant will also start exports in the second half of 2010. The company will export 110,000 units in 2011 to more than 100 countries, particularly Europe and will later increase it to 180,000 units.

Mr G.M Singh, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Hover Automotive India Pvt Ltd, which looks after Nissan's marketing, sales and dealer development operations, said that the company plans to expand its dealer network to 55 by 2012.

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