When Nissan Motor Corp. was launching its latest Nissan Sunny, Nissan Motors India CEO and Managing Director, Kiminobu Tokuyama talked about the next offering of the auto manufacturer from Japan, for its Indian customers. It is going to be a car specifically designed to give the Toyota Innova a strong competition. The vehicle that Tokuyama was referring to is the Nissan NV200 light commercial vehicle (LCV), which has been seen being tested on Indian roads umpteen number of times. It is, however, being said that Nissan has put in considerable work on the aesthetics and interiors of this LCV, so that it can relate to the MPV segment of cars in the Indian auto market.
Information that has been received about the latest Nissan NV 200 seems to indicate that the car is going to get its power from a HR15DE engine. This is essentially the same dCi 1.5L engine that is used to power the diesel variants of the Renault Pulse, Nissan Sunny, Nissan Micra as well as Mahindra Verito. The Nissan NV200 has been designed to comfortably accommodate seven people. The vehicle is expected to come with a list of features that is going to empower it to provide strong competition to its major rival, the Toyota Innova. The Nissan NV200 is already proving its worth as an excellent MPV. This is reflected by the fact that the vehicle has already been chosen as future taxi for the city of New York.
According to experts, the Nissan NV200 is going to be launched in the Indian market at a price range between Rs.8 lacs and Rs.12 lacs. Automobile lovers are eager to watch the interesting duel that is expected between the Nissan NV200 and the Toyota Innova, which is already enjoying the advantage of huge market popularity in India. With Toyota Innova also coming out with its latest variant, which is going to be displayed at the Delhi Auto Expo, things could not have been any more interesting.