Nissan Carnival Commemorates 10 Years of Nissan In India


Nissan India celebrates 10 years of operations in India by holding ‘Nissan Carnival’ at BIC

Nissan India has completed 10 years of operations in India and commemorate this milestone, a two day extravaganza was recently held at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida. Media personnel and customers were invited to experience the best from the popular Japanese auto manufacturer. This event saw us getting behind the wheel of Nissan India’s entire model range, which comprises of the Micra, Sunny and the Terrano, along with the mighty Patrol SUV the Leaf, which happens to be the world’s largest selling Electric Vehicle (EV).

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The Leaf EV was among the star attractions at Nissan Carnival

Today, Nissan India enjoys a wide retail network and has established a world-class manufacturing plant and R&D facility in Chennai. Talking about the Nissan Carnival.

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Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations, said: “The Carnival is our way of thanking India for ten great years, and allowing customers to experience our full Indian range, as well as class-leading, innovative products like Patrol and LEAF from our global line-up. Although we are still at the start of the Nissan journey in India, we have already accomplished a great deal. Our seven locally-produced models are growing in popularity and we are rapidly expanding our retail network and presence in what is a key growth market. “There is a lot more to come from Nissan in India as we continue to grow our brand and further evolve our product portfolio to meet and exceed the expectation of our customers here.”

Nissan Patrol Pics from Nissan Carnival

While Nissan hasn’t yet given out an official word on the launch of the Nissan Patrol SUV in India, it did conduct surveys at the Carnival to study the feasibility of bringing the Patrol to our shores. The Nissan Patrol is powered by a 5.8-litre V8 petrol engine that belts out a maximum power of 400 bhp engine and features an All-Mode 4×4 drivetrain with Multi Surface Selection and Hydraulic Body Motion Control Suspension System. We put the legendary SUV through its paces on a purpose-built off-road track and had a first-hand experience of the Patrol’s off-roading prowess. Also, we sampled the Leaf on a specially-designed driving course and explored the dynamic capabilities and sheer comfort of the Leaf EV. The Leaf is powered by a 80Kw AC electric motor that delivers 254Nm of torque, along with offering a whisper-quiet drive and with ‘zero’ tailpipe emissions.