A few days ago, Nissan announced future plans for India. The Japanese automaker has hinted at a premium appeal for Nissan and in all probability this is likely to mean that the automaker will step it up a notch with regard to its product offensive. The Japanese automaker has already announced the Kicks SUV for India and this is expected to be a rival to the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster. Here is what else we think will come to the Indian market over the next few years.
This is Nissan’s D-segment premium 5-seat SUV that will be slotted in above the Kicks to take on cars like the Jeep Compass, Tata Harrier and Hyundai Tuscon. The USA spec model which carries the Rogue moniker gets everything that’s standard in this part of the market with an addition that makes it significantly larger than the competition in terms of overall length.
This Terra is a large Asia spec SUV and is a seven-seat vehicle. It’s literally Nissan’s answer to the Toyota Fortuner. It looks the part thanks to its boxy lines and high stance. It’s got everything to take on the likes of the Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport but it will need a high level of localisation to be competitive.
This is the big-bad-one. It’s one of the largest cars that Nissan makes and rules the roost when it comes to the mid-size SUVs in the Japanese automaker’s offerings. The car will be aspirational and is expected to be positioned just below the likes of the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLC. There’s quite a bit of kit on offer and we expect both petrol and diesel power if the car comes to India.
The Nissan Note E-Power was already spotted testing in India while the Leaf is expected to make an appearance here sometime in 2019. Both will lead the charge (literally) for Nissan’s electric range and set the stage for future battery powered models.