Auto Expo 2014: Nissan
Founded in 2005, Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd is the Indian subsidiary of Japan based multinational automobile manufacturer, Nissan Motors, headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. On the onset of Nissan’s operations in India, the company brought X-Trail SUV via CBU route and continued selling CBUs until it set up its manufacturing unit in India. In 2010 Nissan with its global partner Renault inaugurated its production unit in Oragadam, near Chennai. Nissan cars for the Indian market are manufactured at the Oragadam production unit which is also a base for the export of small cars to European market. Nissan India’s product portfolio offers hatchbacks, sedans and SUVs. The company re-launched its low cost brand Datsun in India in early 2014 with the launch of Go hatchback. Nissan’s luxury vehicle division, Infiniti is yet not a part of the Indian automobile industry, and is available in significant global markets.