Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd has announced its sales for April 2017 which has grown by 39 percent from 3,028 units sold in April 2016 to 4,217 units last month. The major contribution came from the recently updated Nissan Terrano and the Datsun redi-GO. The company's portfolio includes the Sunny, Micra under the Nissan brand and Go as well as Go Plus under the Datsun moniker apart from the aforementioned vehicles. All the said vehicles are developed locally and the company recently also announced a substantial price cut on the Nissan Sunny sedan.
Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India said, “We usher in the new fiscal year with robust growth in terms of sales and positive sentiment. Nissan is proud of the performance of the recently launched new Terrano and the continued confidence that customers are showing in the Datsun redi-GO. Across India, we are strengthening our footprint, introducing products and services that customers want and value.” The company plans to attain a five percent total market share by 2020 and will introduce eight new models in the country by 2021.
The recently updated Nissan Terrano was introduced at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi and is now available with an AMT or Automated Manual Transmission gearbox. The recent introduction of an AMT is available only in the top-end XV version with a diesel engine only. It is powered by a 1,461 cc motor that generates 108 hp of power at 4,000 rpm and 245 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. The claimed mileage of the Nissan Terrano XV D AMT is 19.61 kmpl which is a marginal difference over the version available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The latter has a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 19.64 kmpl.
Nissan India develops its current range of products under the Nissan and Datsun portfolios at the Renault-Nissan alliance manufacturing facility in Oragadam, near Chennai. The alliance signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Government of Tamil Nadu in February 2008 where the two companies will invest Rs 4,500 crore over a period of seven years in the said facility.