Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Nissan to launch compact car Mirca in July
Japanese carmaker Nissan on Tuesday said it plans to sell 100,000 vehicles in India by 2013, for which it will launch nine models in the next two years, including the sedan version of its latest compact car Micra – slated to be available in the country by July.
In order to achieve the sales target the company will enhance its dealership network to 82 by 2013 from eight at present.
"Our target is to sell one lakh units in India by 2013," Nissan Motor India Pvt ltd MD and CEO Kiminobu Tokuyama said a day ahead of the inauguration of a manufacturing plant developed by the Renault-Nissan alliance.
On increasing the number of dealers, he said, "We will have 82 dealers by 2013 from 8 dealers currently."
The company, which sells only imported models like sedan Teana and SUV Xtrail in India, will launch nine models by 2012, of which five will be locally produced and four will be completely built unit (CBU) imports, he said.
"The second model in 2011 will be a sedan based on V- platform, on which Micra is built and the third will be a multipurpose vehicle on the same platform in 2012," he said.
Tokuyama said India will be a key export hub for Nissan, shipping both CBUs as well as parts.
"For CBUs, exports target is 110,000 units by 2011 to over 100 countries and it will rise further to 1.8 lakh units later on," he said, adding that the firm will also export components to its other plants in China, Thailand and Japan.
Source : PTI