A total of 7 Nissan cars, and 3 Datsun cars will be launched in India by 2016. Their aim is to capture 10% market share, 5% by Nissan and 5% by Datsun. The first car to be launched under the new Nissan Datsun strategy, will be the Renault Duster based SUV, called Terrano. Just like the Duster, this too will be offered in 1 petrol and 2 diesel engine options. Other than that, Terrano will also feature a 4×4 variant, unlike it’s cousin, Duster.
After this, Nissan Qashqai will be launched, not the current generation, but new generation variant, which will be based on the new Renault-Nissan CMF platform. This will be a 7 seater SUV, which will compete with the likes of Honda CR-V, Ford Endeavour, and Toyota Fortuner. Then there will be next gen X-Trail and 370Z sports car, which will also arrive in 2014.
In 2015, Nissan will reveal the all new Micra, which will be based on their CMF-A platform. This is their new platform, which has been developed for markets like India. After this, there will be the Sunny next gen. The last of the lot to arrive in 2016 from Nissan, will be the new Evalia. This too will be based on the new CMF-A platform. Continue to Page 2 for details of new Datsun cars for India.
The first Datsun car will be called Go. It was revealed as a concept earlier this month in New Delhi. This car will be offered in the Rs 3-4 lakh price range and will compete with other small cars like Maruti Alto, Hyundai Santro, Hyundai i10, etc.
After this, Datsun will launch a 7 seater MPV. This will compete in the segment where Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy exist (also Honda Brio Amaze MPV). Datsun MPV will be offered with a choice of petrol and diesel engine options. Petrol will be the same 1.2l as seen on the Go, while a new 1.5l will be made available to keep the car competitive.
The third and final Datsun car under this strategy, will be a sedan, which will be based on their small car Go. This too will be offered with 1.2l petrol engine and a 1.5l diesel engine, so as to compete with Maruti Swift DZire and Honda Amaze. (Source: Overdrive)