Nissan Sunny facelift is launched today at starting price of Rs. 6,99,000 for petrol XE variant. Sunny CVT petrol is priced at Rs. 8,91,000 and manual transmission diesel variant at Rs. 7,99,000, ex-showroom Delhi.
With automakers in India trying everything they can to entice customers back into showrooms, hefty discounts and attractive schemes are now being offered across many segments. Initially only offered on hatchbacks and sedans, automakers have now introduced discounts on SUVs such as the Duster and Terrano. Analysts consider this as the right time to buy a car.
J D Power Asia Pacific Study reveals new insight into China’s growing auto industry. The latest Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) reveals Audi as the top ranked among luxury car brands while Hyundai Motors and Citroen lead the chart in regular passenger car segment.
For June 2014, Nissan India reported sales of 4,362 vehicles over 2,949 units sold in June 2013 equating to 48% sales growth. While Terrano continues to fuel sales, new Sunny sedan launch is scheduled for 3rd July, 2014.
Nissan’s global partnership with Habitat for Humanity sees the automaker work on sustainable communities in Japan, Australia, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, US, Myanmar and Vietnam.
In terms of FY2013 sales performance, Nissan reported 5.6% growth, enjoying global market share 6.2%. Nissan India fuelled growth beginning all-new Datsun Go hatchback sales in Q1 2014 end (March).
Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG have now announced joint development of premium compact vehicles and joint production in Mexico in expanding their cooperation. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche announced the 50:50 JV earlier today.
Indonesia is one of the fastest emerging auto markets in the world today. Not only local demand is high, but car makers are setting-up Indonesia as the export hub for South East Asian markets. In the past two years, Indonesia has seen huge investments to increase car production.
Excise Duty announced back in February 2014 entailed reduction from 12% to 8% on small cars, two wheelers and commercial vehicles. Excise duty reduction on mid & large segment cars went from 24% to 20% and 27% to 24%, respectively, and on SUVs from 30% to 24%. Reduction for Chassis (Truck) went from 13% to 9%, and Chassis (Bus) from 14% to 10%.
Japanese automakers, Nissan Motors are forging ahead with a host of new launches and increased industrial investment in Europe. Company plant in UK is preparing to work round the clock while company plants in Spain and Russia gear up for production of new models.