Archive for June 24th, 2011

Is Infiniti On Its Way To India?

Nissan, the Japanese carmaker is planning to introduce its luxury car brand Infiniti in India. Nissan’s corporate VP, India, Middle East and Africa, Gilles Normand is reported to have said, the company would be importing Infiniti’s luxury cars as completely built units. He added local production would be considered if there is a significant market for Infiniti’s luxury cars.
Luxury car sales in India has been growing significantly in the past few years, with monthly sales almost doubling when compared with the previous year’s sales. Hence, India is one luxury car market that Infiniti cannot ignore.  Infiniti’s model line-up includes the G sedan, FX SUV, M sedan and the EX MUV.
 Infiniti’s luxury cars have been famous for their seamless performance and excellent fit and finish. Infiniti’s cars are available with several engine choices. There have been appearance of Infiniti cars in India which have been imported by individuals. We can expect to see more of these cars once Nissan introduces Infiniti cars in the Indian car market.
Mr Normand while responding to questions about the Nissan Leaf electric car being launched in India said, market conditions have to be perfect to launch electric cars. He sought government incentives for electric cars, widespread charging infrastructure and the need to educate people about the benefits of using electric cars. Sales of the Nissan Leaf has begun in Japan, Europe and the USA.

Mr Normand also said, Nissan would be launching a new sedan in India. The sedan will compete with C segment sedans such as the Maruti Suzuki DZire. He also said Nissan was concentrating on diesel cars as the market is favourable to such cars.

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