Nissan has been focussing major efforts on spreading its reach across segments. At the bottom end it has been tasting success with the Datsun Redigo while the other end of the spectrum it will launch the GT-R supercar later this year. As a part of this plan it will also bring the next generation of the X-Trail SUV but this time in a hybrid guise and in the upper echelons of the D-segment. It had unveiled the car at the 2016 Auto Expo and now more details of the vehicle have been revealed.
The Indian market has always been considered to be one of the best across the globe. By 2020, the Indian market is expected to emerge as the third biggest auto market in the world. Making a note of this, South Korea’s second-largest automaker, Kia Motors, is considering investing in the Indian market. The company is currently shortlisting sites where it can setup its first production facility in the country.
The Creta has been a great success story for the Hyundai brand in India. Not only does it sell in big numbers, but it has made Hyundai successful at a price point, where even the might of Maruti has struggled (getting stingy Indians to spend upwards of Rs 15 lakh on what is basically a budget brand). With so many strong players in our market to compete with, you have to hand it to Hyundai for doing its research and, more often than not, delivering a really attractive product which the buyers really want.