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Old 24th September 2020, 00:20   #181
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We are now entering a new era of automobiles in India. Compact SUV's are getting a big boom, and we are seeing increasing number of polarizing designs (like in the case of New i20, Elantra, Venue, Creta, Nexon, Magnite, etc) being very well accepted by us. Gone are the days when we could see simple looking cars with straight lines, box type designs (Duster, Brezza). People have made a new liking towards Small Turbo-Petrol's, Refined Diesels, Smooth Automatics (AMT's which just got popular a few years back are now being reduced to the entry segments only), complex features (remote start and connected tech). {I apologize if it was but it just came to my mind from nowhere while I was looking at the pictures of this car }.
Coming to the topic, I feel it should be priced as the cheapest offering in the segment because of the platform it uses and the engine it will offer. I really hope Nissan tries to woo the potential customers by at least giving them an assurance of a good Japanese reliability, better service experience (if not cheaper). I am of a firm believe that if this car didn't go well, Nissan will be packing it's bags then since it has only one other offering (Kicks) currently in the Indian Market which in itself is a flop! Even the 1.3 L Turbo-GDI engine could'nt lift the sales numbers for the Kicks.
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Business doesn't run on sentiments buddy! .... launching the likes of the Pathfinder and X-Trail won't help them with the same!
I feel that having some aspirational brand value here in India can help Nissan. They have the GTR on sale here, but I'm sure the general populace doesn't even know/care about that kind of automotive pedigree. BUT, imagine a 370Z, X-Trail or Patrol in every major dealership can easily get them more footfalls! A Micra buyer might look up and aspire to buy say a Qashqai later in his life.

Hyundai/Kia did this well. Hyundai went from the ground up, while Kia right from day one teased us with the Stinger GT on our roads showing that they can make great cars and went on to launch just one model. Maybe Nissan can have Renault and Datsun to move cheaper product, while bringing us global cars through Nissan.

In my personal opinion, Nissan's Indian portfolio should be: Micra, Sentra, Altima, a sub-4m CSUV, Qashqai, X-Trail, Leaf and maybe a CBU/on-order 370Z. The Indian buyer these days is much more informed than automakers think, thanks to the internet.
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Old 24th September 2020, 12:07   #183
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This is a new video by Nissan showing the car designer talking about the design elements.
This shows the real car , both the exterior and interiors. If Nissan can deliver this design well, it can be a good looker, both externally and internally!
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Old 8th October 2020, 13:12   #184
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Spotted it in real today in Thane.
Variant name was hidden with white stickers.
Looks small in real.

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Spotted it in real today in Thane.
Variant name was hidden with white stickers.
Looks small in real.

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Could be a Ad-shoot vehicle, as it is without any camo and also not carrying any test License plates (in fact no license plates!)
Maybe the launch is nearer than what they had said earlier - Q1 2021
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Spotted it in real today in Thane.
Variant name was hidden with white stickers.
Looks small in real.

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The tyres look undersized & skinny for a big wheel arch .
however the back looks well designed.
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Spotted it in real today in Thane.
Variant name was hidden with white stickers.
Looks small in real.

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Looks good! Size is similar to Sonet & Venue in my opinion.
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The back looks very clean and well designed.
Those alloys are looking smashing!
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Spotted it in real today in Thane.
Variant name was hidden with white stickers.
Looks small in real.
Looks quite balanced at the rear, I hope the front is equally appealling. This could be a good competitor in small SUV market. I sincerely hope it's got turbo petrol to go with the looks.

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Spotted it in real today in Thane.
Variant name was hidden with white stickers.
Looks small in real.

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Looks very suvish from the rear. For me its perfectly balanced and more bolder than the rivals brezza/sonet/venue/nexon.

A full revamp to their sales and service centres will do the comeback of Nissan back to the market.
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The tail lamps look just like the Triberís.
Perhaps the launch is closer than what is expected.
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Looks way better in real world and an equally proportionate designas well. Blue with white roof paint looks good too.
Hope they priced it right, however major issue is very less sales and service points which can certainly make and break a good product.

In my hometown (meerut), Nissan/Datsun has already shut shop and gave the entire place on rent to a Mahindra dealer which is also bought by an acquaintance.

Now the only near by dealer for getting their car serviced is atleast 45 kms (1.5 hours journey one way) away that too in another city, Ghaziabad. I certainly feel for the current owners.
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Spotted it in real today in Thane.
Variant name was hidden with white stickers.
Looks small in real.

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Looks decently proportioned to me, especially the rear-end. The proportions seem closer to a KUV1OO but it is definitely just not a jacked-up hatch. If Nissan can price it well and bring the 1.0 turbo as well, they might be able to capture a bit of market share as well.
Also, is it just me or the tail-lamps are a direct part from the Triber?

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Old 9th October 2020, 12:02   #194
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Will it go head on against Brezza and likes ? Going by the first impression (and the reputation), I doubt. They might find a sweet spot, just like like Renault placed the triber below the ertiga.

Those eagle beak tailamps looks very similar to the Triber.

PS: Just noticed that fellow bhpian has already pointed it out

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Spotted it in real today in Thane.
Variant name was hidden with white stickers.
Looks small in real.
From whatever is visible in this rear view angle - the car looks nice. Although I'm not a fan of those KWID/XL6 like plastic stick-on wheel arch flairs. They are just a big turn off for me - It looks cheap IMO.

The alloy wheel design & finish - if production spec - is really good. In comparison the Sonet especially comes with rather odd looking alloy wheels. On some trims they in fact look like wheel caps on the Sonet! So kudos to Nissan for doing a good job of the OEM alloy wheel design in what is probably going to be a cost-effective alternative in the segment.

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