Nissan India is gearing up to launch all new multi purpose vehicle simultaneously with other key models. Nissan India is a subsidiary of Japanese auto giant Nisaan Motors. This MPV segment so far is conquered by the Toyota Innova.
Company’s Managing Director & CEO Kiminobu Tokuyam, while interacting with the reporters during the launching ceremony of Nissan Micra diesel, said that the company is launching a new multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) in joint venture with Ashok Leyland. He added, The MPV model will be launched in line with the market leader Toyota Innova in 2012,
Nissan India is set to invest Rs 2,200 crore at its present Chennai facility. The company is very aggressive and has set the target to roll out five new car models in coming 2 years in the Indian market. Nissan India is also planning to boost its annual production capacity to 4, 00,000 units from existing 2, 00, 000 units.
Moreover, the Japanese auto maker is also giving consideration to import its luxury sedan Teana as semi knocked down unit so that it can qualify for a lesser excise duty segment. Currently, the car is imported as a completely built unit from its Japanese facility and attracts a massive 110% excise duty.
At the same time the Japanese automaker is trying to import its luxury sedan Teana as semi knocked down unit with the interest to meet the requirements for a lesser excise duty segment. At present the car is imported as a fully built unit from its Japanese facility and catches the attention of a massive 110% excise duty.
For now, the Nissan has launched in India the diesel variant of its small car Nissan Micra. By now the Micra model is offered in the petrol version which has clocked the sales of over 6,000 units in the country since it’s commence in July 2010. The new diesel run Micra will be challenging with Maruti Swift, Ford Figo, Hyundai i20 and Volkswagen Polo.