Nissan Motor Corporation, Japan’s third largest automaker will showcase its new global compact car next month at the Geneva International Motor Show along with a host of other vehicles such as the Juke small crossover and the Leaf Electric Vehicle.
The new global compact car which will replace the March/Micra in many international markets will be sold in India from May onwards.
It is the first new model to be developed on Nissan’s all new V Platform and will be manufactured in five countries, including Thailand, India, China and Mexico. The company is yet to finalise the fifth plant.
The production of this model will commence in May 2010 in India and will be manufactured at the plant that is coming up at Oragadam in Chennai. The car will also be made available in more than 150 countries of which a substantial part will be served by the Indian plant.
The Indian subsidiary of Nissan Motor Corporation, Nissan India currently has three models in its portfolio, the Teana, SUV XTrail and sports Coupe Nissan 370Z. Nissan India has earlier announced that it will be bringing in 9 models to India by the end of 2011.