At the launch, Mr. Andy Palmer, Chief Planning Officer, Nissan Motor India Ltd., says India is a dynamic and challenging market. Nissan is committed to building a wide range of customer centric cars built in India for India. Globally, Nissan aims at 6.7 % market share. Africa, middle east and India are crucial for sustainable growth. Nissan aims for 4.7 % growth in this region.
Indian car market will be 5.5 million in FY 2019. Nissan India would have 200 dealerships by this year end and 300 by end of 2016, added Mr. Palmer. Thus far, Nissan has exported 1,16,000 units to 100 markets worldwide. Nissan is the second largest exporter in India. Cars are designed here to be built here. They are 88 % Indian specific.
Last month when we interviewed Mr. Kenichiro Yomura, President – Nissan India Operations, Managing Director & CEO and Mr. Chikuya Takada, Head of Product Planning & General Manager of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd., in Port Blair – Andaman & Nicobar Islands, during the media drive for new Sunny.
Talking about new Nissan Sunny and its CVT automatic variant, they mentioned that Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) technology would usually have same mileage as one with manual gearbox, but Nissan’s CVT technology will provide better fuel economy compared to manual transmission variant.