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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Nissan Micra based compact sedan, Duster duplicate in the offing

If any day an assessment is made regarding the most active and the most proactive car makers in India then the names of Mahindra, Nissan and its French partner Renault will manage the top three slots. Reason: one after the other excellent offerings and an ever hectic launch schedule. As per reports, the Japanese car maker Nissan has decided to launch Nissan Micra based sedan that will counter the most popular sedan in India – Marui Swift Dzire. Evolving Micra into a sedan will not be a problem for the car maker as the Micra in itself is quite bigger than any of the hatchbacks and just topping it will sedan garb will be a child’s job for the car maker. Meanwhile, Nissan will also be launching a Renault Duster based crossover in India soon.

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Excellent offerings such as Swift Dzire, Renault Duster and Ertiga have made the sedan, compact SUV and MPV segment a hit and entry of their rivals is normal. Where Nissan has plans to launch Micra sedan, Duster based SUV, it is soon to launch the Nissan Evalia MPV that will literally overcome the MPV market in India. It is expected that following its size and features, Evalia will be able to get overwhelming response in India and early projections suggest that it will surpass sales of Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo and Ertiga as well.

Renault Duster Pictures

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In addition to this, Nissan’s plans to launch the Duster based SUV seems promising as the segment is in urgent demand of new compact SUVs and if Nissan is able to price it well, it could be possible that it will become the best selling compact SUV in the country leaving past Duster sales. It is also a high probability that it will also have no effect on its sales of the launch of the upcoming SUVs Ford Ecosport and Maruti XA Alpha. Amidst launch of cars from its own stable, Nissan is also preparing to launch Datsun cars in India and the line up is aggressively been planned for the country where low cost cars have always been a hit.

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