Nissan India car sales increase by 118.5% in July: Evalia MPV launch nears

Sales during the month of July 2012 for Nissan Motor India Private Ltd have been spectacular. The company recorded an increase to the tune of 118.5% for which Nissan Sunny and Micra are to be given credit. Nissan Sunny, the small entry level sedan has exceeded sales targets. The company has sold 2,436 units during the month while Nissan Micra – also a small hatchback has seen sales reaching 1,028 units during the past month.

Besides these two models, Nissan Teana, X Trail and 370Z also contributed to sales for the month. The company was encouraged by these sales as this has given them confidence in the Indian auto market which shows affinity to smaller and more compact cars. The company is now ready to launch their new Evalia MPV in India which was showcased at the Delhi Auto Show in January 2012.

It is a comfortable family vehicle with capacity to seat upto 7 adults. Production is already underway at the Nissan plant in Chennai and it will compete with the likes of Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova once it is launched this year. Nissan Evalia will be fitted with a 1.5 dCi diesel engine that is also seen in the Nissan Sunny. This engine is capable of 85 bhp at 3750 rpm and 200 Nm torque at 2000 rpm. It possesses a number of safety features and fully loaded infotainment system. The inaugural Nissan MPV is likely to fall in an interesting price bracket of Rs 7 Lakhs and Rs 9 Lakhs.

Read the press release below for more information.

News Release

Nissan India posts a sales growth of 118.5 % in July – Sunny leads the sales, followed by Micra

Chennai/Mumbai, August 01, 2012: Nissan Motor India Private Ltd (NMIPL) today announced that it has sold 3481 number of units in July 2012 compared to 1593 units a year ago.

Nissan Sunny, the entry-level sedan leads the sales with 2436 units and Micra the compact hatchback posted sales of 1028 units. The rest comprised Nissan Teana, the luxury sedan (CBU), X-trail, the lifestyle SUV (CBU) and Nissan 370Z.

Commenting on this continuous month on month performance Mr. Ishida Takayuki, Managing Director of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd said, “This encouraging sales is giving us great confidence that Indian customers will appreciate when right products are offered at right prices. With this current sales growth trend, we are sure, will further expand with the launch of Evalia later this year helping us establish as a dominant player at the Indian marketplace”.

Mr. Nitish Tipnis, Director-Marketing & Sales, Hover Automotive India (HAI), Nissan’s sales and marketing partner in India, said, “Nissan has been living up to it’s commitment to the Indian market with its unique models and fast expanding network. By placing the customer at the centre of everything we do, we are approaching the Indian market with the right kind of essentials”.

Nissan showcasing its Urban Utility Vehicle, Evalia at the Delhi Auto Expo in January will further expand Nissan’s innovative product range in India when it goes to production at the company’s Chennai plant later this year.