While Datsun will cater to the first time vehicle buyer, Nissan will try to entice customers wanting premium cars, he added.
Commenting on the launch, Guillaume Sicard, President of Nissan India Operations, said, "The new Nissan Terrano embodies our commitment to keep focussed on what consumers want and value". Kargar will replace Christian Mardrus who will now take up the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation for Nissan Motor Co.
The hybrid version of the premium SUV X-Trail will be introduced in the second half of 2017 aspart of the eight new products Nissan has planned between 2017 and 2021. So, we can offer that with Nissan.
"We also believe there is scope for a good roomy sedan". The tax saving and other benefits that the companies incur are passed on to the buyers as well which is why the compact sedans and the SUVs are a hot favorite among the auto buying lot in India and bring in large volumes for the manufacturers as well. Speaking about the upcoming vehicle Satinder Singh Bajwa, Vice President - Sales, Network and Customer Relations, Nissan Motor India cited that the new model might address rising pollution levels in major cities like New Delhi and Mumbai as well as other cities which might also face similar situations. The new hatchback will compete with Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS and Volkswagen's Polo. "The urban SUV, compact SUV segment has definitely been seeing growth.
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This is one of the strongest potential market and we plan to top it up with more SUV offerings in the future, beyond our S-Trail", added Sicard. Facing tough competition, Datsun managed to sell only 80,000 units in India in the last three years against the set target of 200,000 units.
According to the Japanese automaker, the new SUV has 22 new features and has a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh.
There is also a new Sandstone Brown colour on offer, in addition to the earlier 5 shades - Bronze Grey, Sapphire Black, Blade Silver, Pearl White and Fire Red.
Nissan in India has been manufacturing products in alliance with Renault at its Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai. It exports its cars to 106 countries.