Nissan is much in news for its new MPV Nissan NV200 for a while. Recently it made an alliance with one of the best heavy duty truck manufacturers, Ashok Leyland for manufacturing the NV200 at the latter’s plant at Hosur, in Tamil Nadu. As of now, everything seemed to be focused for the Indian market but to our surprise Nissan is also concentrating on enough production, to export one fifth of the total to neighboring countries.
With no clue which countries would be in the export list, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and probably Nepal could be expected to get this brand new global MPV. The car is scheduled for its unveil at the 2012 Auto Expo followed by its official launch sometime in they year 2012.
The car is unique in terms of design with a sliding door at the back which does not come with any ongoing MPV and on the inside also its is quite spacious with plenty of modifications that one can make to enhance the space to fit in more luggage. Competition wise Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova will be ones that the car will focus on conquering the market shares of.
So far the alliance has produced mini pick-up truck known as Dost which is will be sold separately through both the partners’ commercial vehicle dealerships across the nation and it is still to be seen which strategy the company follows in order to sell this 7 seater MPV.
The car is expected to be introduced with a 1.5 Litre DCi, CRDI diesel engine capable of producing a maximum 85 BHP of power which would be powerful enough for an average 7 seater. Maruti Suzuki is also on its way to enter the MPV segment with its all new Maruti R3 slated for its launch in the coming year and with both the cars entering the same segment at the same time, it would be amazing to see the reaction of the market.
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