Nissan Motors

Nissan to make electric vehicle in UK

Nissan-MotorNissan Motor Co. has informed that it is going to come up with all new electric vehicles soon. The new vehicle will be introduced to the European market first. The company is expecting to launch the model by the year 2013. Nissan is Japan's third largest automaker and it has become one of the leading vehicle manufacturers in the global market as well.

Ashok Leyland- Nissan alliance not to take on Ace

Ashok-LeyLand-NissanWhile the 1-tonne vehicle market is gaining all the accolades from the experts for the overwhelming performance, V. Sumantran, executive vice chairman of Hinduja Automotive Ltd has recently confirmed that the Ashok Leyland's alliance with Nissan will not produce vehicles that will compete in the segment that the Ace is playing.

$3000 car to boost profits: Nissan

Nissan-LogoTaking advantage from its local partner, Bajaj's low- cost production techniques, Nissan is confident that the small car project will give a boost to the profits of the Japanese auto maker in a big way.

Gilles Normand, Nissan's corporate vice president in charge of Africa, the Middle East and India recently confirmed the fact that the low-cost advantages and the margins that Bajaj had in the three-wheeler segment gave a lot of confidence to Nissan that the small car project will provide the much-desired boost to the profitability and volumes of the automaker.

Renault, Nissan Motor and Daimler sign partnership deal

Renault-Daimler-NissanMotorAccording to the official reports, three auto giants, Renault, Nissan Motor and Daimler, signed a cost-sharing agreement in Paris on Wednesday, they said was required to increase competitiveness.

Daimler Chief Executive Officer Dieter Zetsche at a signing ceremony in Paris, said, "Right away, we are strengthening our competitiveness in the small and compact car segment and are reducing our CO2 footprint."

The New York Times has reported that the three auto companies agreed to share technology related to smaller cars and power trains.

Bajaj’s small car to be priced lower than Nano

NanoRenault & Nissan that are working in alliance with Bajaj to develop the ultra low cost project recently revealed the fact that the final product could well be priced below the Nano.

Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Renault & Nissan recently said that the company is looking at launching products that are priced below and above the Nano. In fact, the company is expecting to launch the product by 2012.

Micra to be the answer to the competition by Nissan

Micra to be the answer to the competition by NissanIt may have taken many years for the world's largest automaker Renault-Nissan to enter the Indian geographies but now it is hands-on to the Indian market. In fact, after recently inaugurating its plant at Chennai, the company is expecting the Micra to be the answer to the competition in the Indian market.

The new plant of the company is spread across 650 acres of land and can produce up to 4 lakh units per annum.

Nissan to sell one lakh units by 2013

Nissan-Motors-LogoThough, the Japanese automaker hasn't really been able to make a mark for itself in the Indian automotive industry so far, but the company has ambitious goals going forward.

In fact, the company is eying to touch the one lakh unit sales figure by the year 2013 in the Indian market. For reaching such an ambitious milestone, the company will be increasing its dealership network to 82 dealers in 2013 from the current level of eight dealers.

Nissan looking for yet another local partner

LoganBe it the unsuccessful partnership with M&M for Logan or the branding and marketing issues that the company has already faced for its ultra low cost car with Bajaj, but Nissan is very bullish on its success in the Indian market and is on hunt for yet another local partner for its small car dreams.

The company said that the plan is to develop a small car between the Micra (which is expected to enter India by May this year) and the ultra low cost car being developed in alliance with Bajaj Auto. The company is also developing a small car with Ashok Leyland which will compete with Maruti's Alto.

Nissan to import 35,000 units of A-star in 2010-11

A-Star-CarJapanese automaker Nissan Motor Company will be importing at least 35,000 units of A-Star from Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant in the FY 2010-11. The company's Chairman has recently confirmed the fact that under the three-year contract with the Japanese automaker Nissan will import at least 35,000 units of A-Star in the next financial year, according to the terms of the contract.

In fact, if the demand of the product shoots up, Nissan has an option of place an order for more units depending on the situation. For instance, Maruti Suzuki exported 54,000 units of A-Star to Nissan in the period of 2009-10.

Nissan India gears up for small car segment, soon to launch Nissan Micra

Nissan India gears up for small car segment, soon to launch Nissan MicraIndia's small car segment has been buzzing with hyper activity for quite some time now. The latest in this space is Nissan India's announcement to launch its small car Nissan Micra in the Indian market. Nissan Micra is a premium hatchback from the Japanese automaker's stable. As per the company sources Nissan Micra will be available in the country by May 22010. The price of this Japanese hatchback may range between Rs. 3.8 lakhs to Rs. 5 lakhs.

Micra, a role for hatchbacks- says Nissan

Micra, a role for hatchbacks- says NissanNissan has answered the Indian roads at the recently held Geneva show, it's newly MICRA.

This hatchback is yet to feature its production in India. But, promises soon to see itself flowing on the roads of Indian subcontinent.

Nissan to continue sourcing A-star from Maruti Suzuki

Nissan to continue sourcing A-star from Maruti SuzukiNissan plans to continue sourcing the A-star from Maruti Suzuki till 2012 (till the contract expires) and sell the car under the Pixo brand. After Volkswagen picked up a stake in Suzuki Motor Corporation in December last year for a mind-boggling $2.5 billion, it was considered that The Maruti Suzuki-Nissan deal may hit a roadblock.

The stake purchase by Volkswagen in primarily to aim at strengthening its compact car plans for high-growth markets like China and India.

Ashok Leyland May Enter Car Manufacturing Biz With Nissan

Ashok Leyland May Enter Car Manufacturing Biz With NissanAhok Leyland's possible entry into car manufacturing with Japanese company Nissan Motor kept the market and business circle buzzing though functionaries refuse to verify or reject such a development.

Mr. V. Sumantran, executive vice chairman of Hinduja Automotive Ltd said, "I am not commenting anything on the subject."

When met top functionaries of Ashok Leyland said only Hinduja group executives like Sumantran could clear the air.

Nissan may partner with Ashok Leyland for global small car

Nissan may partner with Ashok Leyland for global small carJapanese automaker Nissan is in talks with Hinduja Group's flagship company Ashok Leyland for developing a small car for the global market expected to be priced in the $4500-5000 range.

Notably, Nissan is also a partner in the development of an ultra low cost car with Bajaj Auto and Renault. However, the company believes that the project is yet to reach a suitable solution to produce such a cheap car.

All-new Nissan Patrol set to hit UAE roads

In an apparent challenge to the rival Toyota Land Cruiser, Nissan introduced all-new Patrol SUV today in a grand event held in Abu Dhabi. The SUV which is more upscale, leather-lined and TV-screened blingwagon supports a direct-injected a 400 hp 5.6-liter V8 engine capable to produce 405 pound-feet of torque.

The luxury model is loaded with a new electronic four-wheel-drive system that offers four driver-selectable modes namely pavement, sand, rock, and snow. Other major attractions are a hydraulic body rolls mitigation system, hill start assist, and hill descent control.

Nissan 370Z Black exclusive edition to mark 40 years of Z-car

Nissan-logoNissan has planned to launch a special edition of a new two-seater car, Nissan 370Z to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Z-series.

The special black edition of the car will be the latest with the Z badge. The Z cars have brought fame and success to the company as the cars not only recorded high sales but also won many awards for the automaker.      

Nissan Motors plans to launch nine new models in India by 2012

Nissan Motors plans to launch nine new models in India by 2012Nissan Motors India plans to launch nine car models in India by 2012 out of which five will be made in India while the remaining will be imported from Japan. The company is planning to expand it market presence in the Indian auto market significantly with the new models.

Managing director and CEO Nissan Motors India, Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama said that the company is ready with three of the four cars that will be imported using the CBU rote. These include Teana sedan, the X Trail spoprts utility vehicle and the sports car 370Z.

Nissan Small Car hits Indian market

Nissan Motor Co’s small car is to start selling in India from July this year. The company also plans to export the vehicle from the country as Nissan wants to make India its global manufacturing hub.

Nissan India is a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Company which is the third largest automobile company of Japan.

Kiminobu Tokuyama, managing director of the firm said "We are well on track to open the new factory in March. Production will start in May and the first hatchback on the V platform will be sold from July."

He also announced that a sedan based on the V platform will be introduced in 2011 and another vehicle on the same platform will be launched in 2012.

Nissan plans to heat up Indian car market

Nissan plans to heat up Indian car marketChennai, Dec 14 - With its product portfolio expected to jump to nine models soon from the current two and competition set to heat up the Indian car market next year, Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nissan Motors, Japan, is getting ready for the fight, first by beefing up its distribution network.

Renault takes on Nano, promises ‘cheapest car’

Renault-NissanThe Renault-Nissan combine and its Indian partner Bajaj Auto Ltd will roll out an ultra low-cost car in 2012 that will cost less than Tata Motor’s Nano, the world’s cheapest car.

The proposed car — codenamed ULC — will also consume less fuel than any other four-wheeler on the Indian road, said Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive of both the French and Japanese carmakers.

The success of the car is crucial to Renault-Nissan, which commands 10 per cent of the global market but accounts for only 1 per cent cars sold in India.

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