Nissan unveils compact SUV Magnite; mannequin to debut in India this fiscal

New Delhi, July 16

Japanese automaker Nissan on Thursday unveiled its sub-four-metre SUV Magnite, with plans to introduce it within the Indian market within the present monetary 12 months.

The compact SUV is among the many 12 new fashions the automaker plans to launch globally over the following 18 months.

In the AMI (Africa, Middle East and India) area, the corporate goals to convey eight fashions, together with the Magnite which might compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue, amongst others.

Speaking on the world occasion, Nissan Chief Operating Officer (COO) Ashwani Gupta stated the AMI area is a vital market to convey sustainable worthwhile development for the automaker below its Nissan Next transformational plan.

“We do believe this region has immense potential which is yet to be capitalised for our sustainable growth,” he famous.

As a part of Nissan Next, the corporate could be asserting 12 new merchandise within the subsequent 18 months, Gupta added.

“When we focus on India, we decided to launch a great sub-four-metre SUV. It is going to transform how we drive, how we live in India. We do believe that with this product…will bring back the growth in India,” he famous.

Nissan’s AMI area chairman Guillaume Cartier stated up to now the corporate will not be glad with its efficiency within the Indian market.

“When we look at our performance in India which is more than 3 million, we are not satisfied with the performance. We are not good enough. We know that in India one model can make a difference. And we are really pleased that today is an important day with the world premiere of Magnite,” he stated.

The mannequin is match for the market by way of dimension, content material and design, he added.

“So the expectation we have (from the product) is really high,” Cartier stated.

Nissan India President Sinan Ozkok stated the corporate has commenced operations publish the COVID-19 lockdown and Magnite could be launched through the present monetary 12 months.

“The launch of Kicks SUV last year provided us with market insights and aspirations of an SUV buyer. Strengthened with this knowledge, we are confident that the all-new Magnite will be successful in meeting aspirations of our target customers,” he famous.

With funding of over Rs 6,000 crore, the corporate stays dedicated to the Indian market, he stated.

Ozkok stated the corporate would proceed to deal with abroad shipments from India to make it an export hub.

Rakesh Srivastava, managing director, Nissan Motor India, stated the brand new Magnite is an evolutionary leap in Nissan’s world SUV DNA.

“We are confident that Magnite will redefine the B-SUV segment for the industry. The model is made on the philosophy of ‘Make in India, Make for the World’ and has been designed in Japan while keeping in mind the requirements and aspirations of Indian customers,” he added. PTI

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