Nissan planning on a new 7 seater SUV for India?

As Nissan announces launch of their 2015 Navara pickup truck on June 11, the company has also hinted at an SUV based on the Navara for India which would challenge the likes of Ford Endeavor and Toyota Fortuner.

Nissan Navara teaser

An SUV based on the Nissan Navara for India is quite a possibility. Known the world over for their SUVs and pickups, Nissan is yet to exploit this segment in India, especially when the demand is growing. Nissan’s Navara in India will add to its present SUV lineup which currently only includes the Nissan Terrano compact SUV.

Nissan has released teasers of their upcoming Navara pick up, where it was noted to sport a distinctive chrome grille along with outstanding improvements both where its exterior makeup and interior comforts are concerned. Fuel consumption will also be more efficient as compared to its predecessor. Borrowing a number of styling cues from Nissan Pathfinder, X Trail and Qashqai, the upcoming Navara will sport squared off headlights, new LED daytime lights but will have a lighter kerb weight as compared to its predecessor besides a host of safety and luxury features.

Where power train specifications are concerned, the new Navara could receive a Cummins diesel engine as seen on board the Frontier Diesel Runner concept. This will be a 2.8 liter four cylinder engine.

Vice President of Nissan, Mr Andy Palmer has revealed that the 2015 Navara will be produced from the company’s new Thailand Plant, built at an investment of $360 million and will be entering production later this year.