Just a while back, Renault and Nissan shared their plans for the Indian market. These included the JV’s long term strategy as well as an investment of INR. 5,300 crore. There were talks of six new models to be revealed as well. Now, according to a media report, Nissan’s models for India have been revealed.
Upcoming Nissan launches in India
The first car to be launched is the X-Trail. Last year, Nissan showcased the 4th-generation X-Trail. It is likely to be imported as a CBU. It will head against the likes of the Skoda Kodiaq and the Volkswagen Tiguan.
Nissan is also gearing up to launch five new models by 2025-26. Amongst these will be a global electric vehicle that is likely to be the Ariya crossover EV. This car could offer a range of upto 610 km on a full charge.
With carmakers seeing success in the mid-size SUV segment in India, Nissan too is expected to launch a model. This could take on the popular Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Honda Elevate amongst others.
This will be followed by three sub-4m vehicles. This will be a compact SUV, a compact MPV and an entry level EV. The MPV could be based on the Renault Triber.
Renault Nissan Investment in India
Both companies announced an investment of INR 5,300 crore toward future projects. These are likely to further create an additional 2,000 jobs at the Renault Nissan Technology and Business Centre at Chennai.
Apart from the new investment and six new models, the carmakers announced a green plan. By 2045, the brands are expecting to move towards 100 percent renewable energy sources. At the same time, they will reduce the energy consumption by 50 percent.
At present, the Chennai factory is able to source half of its electricity needs from renewable sources which include the likes of solar, biomass and wind energy. The solar plant at the factory has an installed capacity of 2.2 MW as on date. Renault Nissan plans to increase it by over six times to 14 MW. This should take care of the bulk of its electricity needs.