Nissan Terra to be Toyota Fortuner challenger in India

Nissan is planning to launch many new SUVs in the Indian market to make its presence feel stronger. Among these SUVs, Nissan will launch the Terra, which would take on the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.

Nissan Terra to be Toyota Fortuner challenger in India

With the rising demand for SUVs in the Indian market, Nissan is putting a new strategy in place. The Japanese giant is planning to launch as many as six new SUVs in the Indian market in various segments. The automaker is preparing to launch the all-new Kicks in the Indian market soon. The upcoming SUV will take on the likes of Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur in India will mark Nissan’s entry into the segment. Nissan has already showcased the Indian-spec Kicks and will soon launch it in the market.

Another important SUV that is likely to be launched is the Nissan Terra, which is meant to take on the likes of the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. Nissan is a highly acclaimed SUV manufacturer and is known for high-end SUVs. Nissan would want to re-create the same magic in the Indian market and take on the Toyota Fortuner head-on.

Other SUVs that would be launched in the Indian market are the Nissan X-Trail, Patrol and Pathfinder. Nissan has not revealed the names of the other upcoming SUVs. The X-Trail would make a comeback to the Indian market and will take on the cars like Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass. The Pathfinder is a full-size seven-seat SUV that will sit above the Terra in India. In the international markets, it rivals the Toyota Fortuner and the Terra takes on the affordable offerings like the Isuzu MU-X. The Patrol SUV is a high-end SUV that Nissan once showcased in India but never launched. It would be launched as a Completely Built Unit in the market and would cost close to Rs. 1 crore.

Nissan Terra to be Toyota Fortuner challenger in India

Nissan has not said anything about manufacturing the vehicles in India and has not confirmed any of the names too. However, with the change in strategy, we may see a slew of SUVs from the manufacturer. The first of them would be the Nissan Kicks that is based on the same Renault Captur platform and would be launched later this year.


Shantonil Nag

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