Nissan Motors which recently launched the Sunny sedan is so up beat about its sales that it has actually tripled its sales targets for the year 2011. This is quite ambitious considering the car market has slowed down considerably and even the festive season has failed to bring in the much needed cheer.
Nissan India Managing Director Kiminobu Tokuyama has said he was expecting the Japanese carmaker to sell about 40,000 cars in 2011 as against the 13,000 sales it achieved in 2010. The major reason for Nissan's confidence is the Micra and the Sunny.
Nissan is also doubling the production capacity of its plant near Chennai from Two lakh units by 2015. The carmaker will make investments totalling more than Rs.4,500 crores in this plant.
Nissan will soon launch five more new models that will make its model line-up quite substantial. The latest model to join the list is likely to be a new entry level small car that will be priced below the Micra.
Mt Tokuyama also said Nissan India would increase its number of dealerships to over 100 by the end of next year. Nissan builds the Micra and Sunny in India and sells the imported Teana sedan and X-Trail SUV.