Nissan Motors

Nissan recalls 46,000 of its hatchback

Nissan recalls 46,000 of its hatchbackNissan has recalled as many as 46,000 of its Cube hatchback cars. And the reason that it has cited is that some technical trouble has appeared in its fuel spilling during rear-end collisions.

The automaker said in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the trouble appeared after NHTSA did some tests to check out the regulators. It was found that more fuel was spilled than it should have as per the federal standards.

Bajaj's small car to roll out from Waluj

Rajiv BajajWhile the Bajaj Auto's new small car project that works in a joint venture with Nissan and Renault has been delayed for quite a few times in the domestic circuit, but perhaps the project is now on track.

In fact, Rajiv Bajaj, the managing director of second-largest producer of two-wheelers in the Indian market recently said that the product will be rolled out of the Waluj plant and not from the initially expected Chakan unit.

Bajaj, Renault-Nissan making their respective small cars

Bajaj-Renault-NissanWhile the Bajaj-Renault-Nissan partnership has been official as all the parties have recently signed an agreement to develop a ultra-low-cost (ULC) car for the Indian market but it has been learned from the sources that it can also face a situation where the partners can even confine their relationship to sharing a platform which will produce vehicles for their exclusive needs.

Nissan promotes Micra in a unique way

Nissan promotes Micra in a unique wayOperating in times where the hatchback segment is already very crowded with several offering, Nissan has decided to take the BTL route in order to promote its recently launched model Micra in the Indian market. Under the recently launched activity, Nissan Motor India Private Ltd (NMIPL) announced a unique promotional campaign for the Micra in association with Fever 104 FM for Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore.

While the RJs Anurag Pandey and Karan Singh will conduct their shows traveling in Micra, it is to be mentioned here that the campaign will run from Monday, July 19 to Friday, July 23, 2010.

Renault-Nissan, Bajaj sign pact for small car

Renault-Nissan, Bajaj sign pact for small car Renault-Nissan Alliance signed a contract with Bajaj Auto on Thursday recently to produce an extremely cheap car which will be sold in India among other emerging markets.

The car is being planned to be launched in 2012 in the Indian market. This car will soon challenge Tata Motor's Nano as the world's cheapest car. The designing, manufacturing and sourcing responsibilities for the car are taken by Bajaj while Renault-Nissan has the marketing responsibility in India and abroad.

Bajaj aiming for a contract manufacturing with Renault-Nissan

Bajaj aiming for a contract manufacturing with Renault-NissanWhile the project between Renault-Nissan and Bajaj Auto has already been delayed a couple of time due to the difference of opinions among the two parties, but the home-grown two-wheeler maker has recently said that the company may look at the option of contract manufacturing which will rule out the option of forming a JV to get the product to the Indian consumer.

Bajaj's small car in troubles, yet again!

Bajaj-Renault-Nissan-carThe Bajaj-Renault-Nissan alliance has been in news for the ULC project many times in the past wherein it has been postponing the launch of its ultra low-cost car twice in the last three years.

In fact, the company has again postponed the launch of the product bowing the branding and production issues with the product. According to the initial plans, the product was expected to hit Indian roads this year.

Micra registers close to 400 bookings

Micra registers close to 400 bookingsIt’s till almost a month left before the hatchback from the door of Nissan will make its entry in the Indian market inform of Micra but the company has already registered 400 bookings for the product.

In fact, the company has recently signed the bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor as its brand ambassador for the next three years.

Nissan Motors appoint Ranbir Kapoor as its brand ambassador

Nissan Motors appoint Ranbir Kapoor as its brand ambassadorAs the company is all set to make its presence felt in the Indian market, Nissan Motor India Private Ltd recently announced the appointment of the bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor to represent the Nissan brand in the Indian market.

As the upcoming Micra is all set for launch, the company also showcased the product at the event. Kiminobu Tokuyama, MD & CEO, NMIPL said that the company is indeed very delighted to sign Ranbir Kapoor as its brand ambassador.

Ashok Leyland Nissan To Launch LCVs In Mid-2011

Ashok Leyland Nissan To Launch LCVs In Mid-2011The Hinduja Group's Ashok Leyland and Japanese Nissan Motor Company announced that their joint venture company, Ashok Leyland Nissan, will launch light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in mid-2011.

Ashok Leyland owns 51% equity stake in Ashok Leyland Nissan, while Nissan Motor holds the remaining 49% stake.

The company will make two models at Ashok Leyland's facility located at Hosur in Tamil Nadu and one model at Nissan Motor's plant at Oragadam near here.

Nissan starts the booking process for Micra

Nissan-MicraIt may have taken Nissan its own time to enter India but after the company had announced its aggressive plans in the Indian market a few months back, it is now rightly acting on the same. After starting with the commercial production of its hatchback Micra in the Indian market, the company has recently started the booking process for the product.

Renault-Nissan starts commercial production of Micra

Renault-Nissan starts commercial production of MicraThe booking of the Renault-Nissan Micra has started today. It has stated a mild marketing last month, but now the company has started its full force campaign.

The Franco-Japanese joint venture, Renault Nissan Automotive India has announced that this car will be the major rival of Tata's “people's car”. So Tata Nano is having its competitor now.

Apart from Nano, it can be a threat to Hyundai Motor's i10 and i20, and Ford India's Figo as well. The commercial production of the compact car Micra has been started.

Nissan to sell Leaf electric car for under 30,000 Euros

Nissan to sell Leaf electric car for under 30,000 EurosJapanese carmaker Nissan has announced that the new Leaf electric car of the company will cost less than 30,000 Euros to its customers. Nissan has been in news for a long time for its new electric car. This is expected to hit the small car segment soon.

There were lots of rumor regarding the price of this electric car. But finally the company has confirmed that car will be available fewer than 37,105 dollars after various government incentives.

Nissan Leaf - the electric car to cost £10,000 more

Nissan Leaf - the electric car to cost £10,000 moreNissan Leaf is the world's first mass-market electric car and currently claimed to cost nearly £10,000 more than its equivalent petrol and diesel variants.

This car is set to cost a whooping £28,350 which is more than any of its nearly same ranged car. For example Ford Focus cost less than £19,000, Toyota's Prius electric-petrol hybrid, costs £19,500-22,500. This when compared to other is supposedly dearer, says the industry watchers.

Nissan Motor begins marketing of Micra

Nissan Motor begins marketing of MicraNissan Motor India has started marketing of its Micra. This car will be launched in the month of July this year. This is going to be included in the small car segment and is expected to come up as a competitor of the ‘People’s Car’ i.e. Tata Nano.

But its introduction is not going to be as big as Nano did. The company has started a mild marketing of the new car. This has been an initiative called "exposure marketing". The main aim of such marketing is to build brand awareness among consumers. The prospective buyers may ask for the insights of the product at the first look.

Bajaj-Nissan’s small car engine ready

Rajiv-BajajAt an event where Rajiv Bajaj announced the launch of the BSIII empowered three-wheelers, Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto also shared the fact that the company was ready with the India's most fuel efficient and least-polluting car engine for its small engine being developed in alliance with Nissan.

It is believed that the car will make its debut in 2012, but Rajiv has promised that it will have a better mileage than the Tata Nano.

Bajaj is targeting a mileage of 30Km/Litre for the small car

Bajaj-AutoThe small car that Bajaj is developing in alliance with Nissan in aiming for a mileage of 30 km/litre that if attained will be a boon for the Indian consumer.

Notably, the car will be launched in competition to Nano. Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj said that the company has learned a lot from its experiences in the two-wheeler market and is trying to keep the ownership cost so low that the Indian consumer may upgrade from its two-wheelers to the four-wheelers.

Rajiv further added that the company is ideally aiming for a mileage of almost 30 km/litre.

Bajaj’s small car may sport a tag of Rs. 1.1 lakh

Bajaj’s small car may sport a tag of Rs. 1.1 lakhWith a view to take on the Tata Nano, sources confirm that Bajaj may price its small car being developed in alliance with Japanese automaker Nissan may price the product somewhere around the Rs. 1.1 lakh tag.

Micra may also be launched in the diesel variant

Micra may also be launched in the diesel variantWhile years after Nissan has decided to take on the Indian market in a big way, but experts believe that it still not too late to enter the Indian automotive circuit for the Japanese automaker. In fact, the company is planning to launch its hatchback Micra in the Indian market in the following months that is expected to change the fortunes of the automaker in the domestic market.

Moreover, the company believes that it may launch a diesel variant also following the launch of the petrol version depending on the consumer response to the product.

Nissan initiates trial exports of Micra

Nissan-MicraWith a view to make India as its hub for small car exports, the Japanese carmaker Nissan has begun trial exports of its global compact car Micra from its plant at Chennai. Notably, the company inaugurated its new plant in the southern region last month in the presence of its global chief Carlos Ghosn.

Moreover, after Hyundai announced its plans for making India small car hub, Nissan will be the second global automaker to do so in the domestic market.




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