Japanese car manufacturer Nissan said it intends to sell 100,000 cars in India by 2013. For this, it plans to introduce 9 models during the next 2 years, including the sedan edition of its newest compact car Micra.
To obtain the sales target the company will increase its dealership network to 82 by 2013 from 8 as of now.
Nissan Motor India Pvt ltd MD and CEO Kiminobu Tokuyama gave this information at the inauguration of a production unit of the Renault-Nissan tie-up.
The company, which currently sells only imported versions like sedan Teana and SUV Xtrail in India, will introduce 9 models by 2012. From these 5 will be indigenously built and 4 will be totally built unit imports, he said.
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”.
Tokuyama said India will be a leading export center for Nissan, exporting both CBUs as and parts.
He said, “For CBUs, exports target is 110,000 units by 2011 to over 100 countries and it will rise further to 180,000 units later on,” and added that the company will also export parts to its other units in China, Thailand and Japan. He said further, “Our target is to export products worth USD 20 million in 2010, and worth $30 million and $40 million in the subsequent years”.
With low interest on car loans, it is likely that the company will see a good response.