The partnership seems to have a promising future…
Japanese automakers Nissan and their latest french alliance Renault, are planning on bringing 6 new vehicles into the Indian market soon. This will include 4 SUVs and two electric cars. The partnership is aiming at investing Rs. 5,300 crores in the Indian market to kickstart a new strategy which could supposedly bring success in the upcoming years.
Ashwini Gupta, Chief Operating Officer of Nissan said that the company will start launching new vehicles in 2025. She also added how India is a strategically significant auto market globally and the company’s intention of highly localised manufacturing of the vehicles, for both local and global markets. The new strategy will open up more than 2000 additional jobs in the nation. The corporate also added that the alliance will stick to the CKD and CBU models until the locally manufactured vehicles make an entry, so as to keep the portfolio of the company fresh.
The alliance will come up with the new duster under the CMF-B architecture, along with the Nissan equivalent of it. A Bigster-based SUV is also part of the plan, which will also have a twin from Nissan. While the priority of the first phase of this strategy is leaning towards the B-segment SUVs, the alliance is also keeping an eye on the electrification front. Nissan-Renault will also bring two new A-segment electric cars into the market considering the sales hike of electric cars in the country in recent years and the government’s support towards energy-efficient commuting. A Triber-based MPV from Nissan is also loading for the market launch in India. Along with the new launches, the Magnite will get a facelift and additional variants to keep it in the front row.
Nissan is also planning on bringing their most popular global SUVs to the Indian market. They showcased the X-Trail, the latest version of the Juke and Qashqai in an event in India, after which the last two were spotted testing on our roads. This could also be part of the strategy of polishing up the portfolio of the company in India. Renault on the other hand, might come up with the electric Kwid soon, along with a CMP-A platform MPV or an SUV. Ukraine – Russia war has caused several manufacturers to pull out of Russia, making India the next best possible and profitable global auto-manufacturing hub.