The Japanese car maker, Nissan, will launch its super minicar, Nissan March in India by 2010. Tata Nano is slated for launch in early 2009. However, the full scale launch of Nano will be possible only in the second half 2009. In other words, the Singur fiasco has resulted in a boon for Nano competitors.
''The small, next-generation car 'March' will be launched in India by 2010 in the 'A' segment category. The car would be manufactured at the company's plant situated at Oragadam in Tamil Nadu, though initially the car would be rolled out from the company's Thailand facility followed by India,” said Shouhei Kimura, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India. ''We would have a total of nine Nissan models by the year 2012 in the Indian market and this car would be one of the new models," he added.
Nissan plans to export nearly 110,000 units including the new model. It has recently signed MoU with the Ennore Port in Tamil Nadu which will be the main port for the company to export its cars. Nissan envisions India as one of five most competitive countries amongst is global manufacturing network for exporting and manufacturing its cars.
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