Nissan Motor India Private Ltd (NMIPL) today reported sales of 3,467 units for the month of April 2012, representing a 187% year-on-year increase. Growth in sales was driven by the sales of the recently launched SUNNY sedan, which accounted for 2,012 of the April total. The company has sold 16,173 units of the Sunny since its launch in September last year. The Micra compact premium hatchback accounted for 1,435 unit sales last month – a 19% increase compared to the same period in 2011. The X-TRAIL lifestyle SUV, Teana premium sedan and iconic 370Z sports car comprised the remaining sales. The award winning Nissan Sunny, launched in September 2011 and manufactured at Nissan’s state-of-the-art plant in Chennai, has contributed a major portion of total sales over the past few months with the popularity of its Diesel Variant reaching a high of late. Mr Ishida Takayuki, Managing Director of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd said: “Our sales in April have been very impressive and reflect customer trust and confidence in our products.
The Nissan Sunny has received an overwhelming response from the market and we are confident that we will continue to excel this year and propel growth for all our products." Mr Dinesh Jain Chief Executive Officer, Hover Automotive India (HAI), Nissan’s sales and marketing partner in India, said: “Our aggressive initiatives have enabled us to acquire the market acceptance and this coupled with our aggressive dealer ramp up on a National level have been contributing factors towards the success of the brand Nissan today.” The rapid growth in sales forms part of the growing momentum that Nissan has generated in India following the launch of two new models within the span of 18 months. The Company is already planning a third launch shortly. Meanwhile, Nissan showcased its urban utility vehicle Evalia at the Delhi Auto Expo in January with Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor unveiling the vehicle. SUNNY is currently available across India through Nissan’s 47 dealerships and is priced at Rs 578,000 for its XE base variant, Rs 688,000 for its XL mid variant and Rs 768,000 for top XV variant (ex-showroom Delhi). As part of Nissan’s total commitment to its customers, the Company offers the SUNNY with a standard manufacturer’s warranty of 2 years/50,000kms (whichever is earlier), and an extended purchasable warranty of 2 years/30,000 kms. As part of its commitment to offer top level after-sales support, Nissan also provides customers with round-the-clock assistance and a portfolio of customer care and service schemes including Extended Warranty and Roadside Assistance for all its products.