Nissan India car sales increase by 185.6 percent in August 2012: Sunny and Micra major contributors

The month of August 2012 was spectacular where Nissan India car sales were concerned. The company sold 3953 units in August 2012 as compared to 1384 units in the same month in the previous year which only shows the way in which Nissan products are preferred in Indian markets.

Nissan India offers Sunny sedan, Micra hatchback, Teana sedan, XTrail SUV and Nissan 370Z sportscar. Sunny and Micra were major crowd pullers during the month as their total sales accounted to 3944 units.

Such is the commitment and focus on Indian markets that the company is getting set to launch their new Evalia MPV. Just like Sunny and Micra, Nissan Evalia will also be produced from their plant in Chennai. Sales of Nissan Evalia are to begin later this month. This seven seater front wheel driven car will be offered in a choice of four variants.

It will possess a 1.5 liter K9K turbo diesel engine with 85 Bhp and 200 Nm torque. Prices are yet to be announced but according to estimates will be launched at between Rs.7 to 9 lakhs with sales commencing from September 2012. In the mean time the company is busy adding to their dealer networks and has at present a total representation of 73 dealers across the country.

Read the news release below for more information on Nissan and their future plans.

Auto News Release

Monthly sales jump 185.6 % year-on-year

CHENNAI/MUMBAI, September 03, 2012: Today, Nissan Motor India Private Ltd (NMIPL) announced a massive 185.6% jump in August sales.

In total the company registered domestic sales of 3953 units last month as against 1384 units in August 2011, reflecting Nissan’s growing popularity within the Indian market.

Nissan Sunny, the entry-level sedan and Micra compact hatchback registered cumulative sales of 3944. The Nissan Teana luxury sedan, X-trail lifestyle SUV and Nissan 370Z cult sports car comprised the rest.

Commenting on the performance, Mr. Takayuki Ishida, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd said, “It is extremely encouraging to see the made-in-India Sunny going from strength to strength within the market. Our commitment and focus is on introducing more locally-produced models that offer increased value to our customers.”

Nissan is preparing to launch its third Chennai-built model, with the innovative Evalia urban class utility vehicle due to go on sale in showrooms across India later this month.

Mr. Nitish Tipnis, Director-Marketing & Sales, Hover Automotive India (HAI), Nissan’s sole and exclusive distributor in India, said, “We are seeing a steady increase in our sales month-on-month. We look forward for the sales to start reviving during the festival season.”

The Nissan retail network is expanding steadily. In August, the company announced the opening of new dealerships in Mumbai, Ludhiana, Chandigarh and Noida taking the total dealer network to over 73 outlets.

About Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd.

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL), a 100% subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited Japan, was incorporated in 2005 with a vision of ‘Enriching People’s Lives’ through latest Nissan Technology and products. In February 2008, Nissan together with its global alliance partner Renault signed a MoU with Government of Tamil Nadu to set up a manufacturing plant at Oragadam, near Chennai with an investment of Rs. 4500 crore over a period of 7 years. On March 17, 2010, the Renault-Nissan alliance plant was inaugurated in a record time of 21 months since its groundbreaking ceremony in June 2008. NMIPL has appointed Hover Automotive India (HAI) as their exclusive strategic alliance partner to handle sales and marketing, dealer development, customer relationship management and after sales in India.