Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. saw increased domestic sales in the month of September 2012. These figures were up 64.24% as they stood at 3574 units during the month which was at just 2179 units in the same month a year earlier. Nissan have their production activities based in Chennai from where they produce the Sunny sedan and Micra hatchback. Their recently launched Nissan Evalia too has seen bookings of 160 units in just a few days of launch.
Nissan Teana, X-Trail SUV, and the 370Z made up the balance sales during September. With the festive season approaching, Nissan is well prepared to see increased sales before the end of this year with special emphasis on their new Evalia. This compact SUV is ideally suited as a family vehicle. It possesses high level of fuel efficiency, a comfortable drive, efficient handling and spacious interiors.
It offers 85 PS power at 3750 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 2000 rpm while offering 19.3 kmpl which is 50% better than their nearest class rival. The new product is priced between Rs 8.49 lakh and Rs 9.99 lakh (ex- showroom Delhi).
India auto news release: NISSAN INDIA SEPTEMBER 2012 SALES JUMP BY 64.24 %
Newly launched multi utility vehicle Nissan Evalia sees 160 numbers of bookings across India
Nissan Motor India Private Ltd (NMIPL) registered domestic sales of 3574 for September 2012, 2176 units up compared to last year.
Nissan’s Chennai-built products – the Sunny sedan and Micra compact hatchback continued their strong performance registering cumulative sales of 3567 in September.
While Nissan’s third-home grown model, the all-new multi-utility Evalia, also made a brisk start following its sales launch just few days ago, already registering 160 bookings.
The Teana luxury sedan, X-Trail SUV and cult sports car 370Z comprised the remaining sales of what was yet another successful sales month for Nissan in India.
Commenting on the performance, Mr. Ishida Takayuki, NMIPL Managing Director said, “We are continuing to witness an increasing demand for Sunny and Micra with both models now firmly positioned within their respective segments. With the launch of Evalia we are delivering on our commitment to expand our line-up in India and offer our customers even greater choice. Our strengthening model range, supported by a robust customer value proposition, means I am confident Nissan will enjoy another highly successful year in India.”
Mr. Nitish Tipnis, Director-Marketing & Sales, Hover Automotive India (HAI), Nissan’s sole and exclusive distributor in India, said, “Evalia is perfectly in tune with customers who desire a comfortable long drive with their immediate and extended families, as well as having the flexibility to handle the demands of urban motoring with ease. Evalia has many class-leading features and its unrivaled fuel efficiency is proving especially popular in the market.”
The all new Nissan Evalia is powered by the globally-proven K9K straight-4 turbocharged diesel from Renault Nissan’s engine family, which can churn out 85 PS of power @ 3750 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 2000 rpm. With a smooth-shifting five speed manual transmission, the Evalia delivers a fuel efficiency of 19.3 kmpl of diesel (ARAI certified), around 50% better than its nearest class rival.