Auto Expo 2016: Nissan to unveil X-Trail hybrid, racing car GT-R

Greater Noida: Nissan India reiterated its resolve to corner 5 percent of the car market here by 2020 and announced expansion of its product-line with two more models this year — an electric hybrid crossover model of its popular SUV the X-Trail and sportscar GT-R.

The Nissan X-Trail
The Nissan X-Trail

The electric crossover hybrid X-Trail will be the first fully electric SUV in the country, Nissan, that has been world leaders in the electric vehicles, said.

"Our super-fast racing car the Nissan GT-R will storm the Indian roads in September, and the new X-Trail Hybrid (2-liter petrol engine) before the end of the financial year. India will be the fourth market in the world after Japan, Thailand and Indonesia where Nissan will have introduced the X-Trail Hybrid," Nissan India president Guillaume Sicard told reporters at the Delhi Auto Expo.

Bringing these two standout models to this market shows Nissan is a brand that is going places, he said, adding each of these models have their own strengths as are great examples of Nissan’s engineering and technological expertise, embodying the brand promise of innovation and excitement.

Sicard also said the company has heavily invested in the country with its massive plant in Chennai, which is the largest under its alliance with French auto major Renault and the third largest globally for the company. The 4-lakh unit per annum Chennai plant last month had rolled out the one millionth car, he noted.

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