Nissan has more than doubled its domestic sales figures by registering a 141 per cent jump in May 2014, as compared to the same period, last month. Nissan India sold 5,021 vehicles in the last month as compared to 2,080 units it managed in May 2013.
Mr. Kenichiro Yomura, president, Nissan Group of India said, “Our sales performance has been encouraging since the start of FY-14 and our aim is to continue to remain progressive on our performance. Our business imperatives are being fine-tuned by expanding our dealer and service reach, enhancing our after-sales operations and introducing new, exciting products. While Terrano and Datsun GO are our performance drivers, the new Sunny and Datsun GO+ are on the anvil.”
The Datsun GO, which was introduced earlier this year, has been helping Nissan in improving its performance in India and contributed 1,992 units in the last month. Later this year, Nissan will be launching the Sunny facelift, Evalia facelift as well as the budget brand’s second product in India, the GO+ MPV in India.
Equipped with seven seats and an underpowered, but an economical engine, Datsun has the perfect recipe for the Indian customer. If the sales numbers of the GO are anything to go by, we are sure the GO+ will be well received in the Indian market. As the GO+ will get excise concessions because of its sub-four metre length, we expect it to be priced very competitively against the other MPVs like the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Mahindra Quanto and the Chevrolet Enjoy.