Nissan will make a big announcement on October 18, 2022 in New Delhi and we expect it to be an all-electric vehicle
Nissan India is preparing to make a key announcement on October 18, 2022 at 10 am in New Delhi. The Japanese auto major has said that it is bringing the best of its global expertise to India and one would assume it to be a brand new vehicle. Currently, Nissan’s volume based domestic portfolio comprises the Kicks midsize SUV and the Magnite compact SUV.
The company used to have multiple models across different price brackets previously but most of them are no more including the Terrano. In the invite, Nissan says “the time to move is now” and thus we strongly believe that the e-Power technology based vehicle or a pure electric vehicle could make its local debut before going on sale.
If it is not an electric vehicle, Nissan could take the moment to unveil its new brand strategy for India moving forwards. The Leaf electric vehicle could be a strong contender for India considering that its rivals such as Hyundai Kona Electric and MG ZS EV are already offered here. The segment also has Tata Nexon EV Max while the Mahindra XUV400 and BYD Atto 3 are launching soon.
The Nissan Leaf is a globally acclaimed electric car and it was widely reported to be considered for India in the past. The Leaf S is equipped with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that produces 147 hp and 320 Nm of torque. The Leaf SV Plus comes with a 60 kWh battery and its motor kicks out 214 hp and 339 Nm of peak torque in the foreign markets.
Using a 40 kWh battery pack, the pioneering EV has an EPA-estimated range of 240 km on a single charge and a 341 km drive range with the larger 60 kWh battery. Another chance is the Nissan Ariya electric SUV, which is sold in two battery configurations (63 kWh and 87 kWh) with a range of close to 500 km on a single charge in the international markets. It is also packed with high-end features on the inside.
The Nissan Z sportscar and X-Trail SUV are other possibilities but we would like to think that since the company looks towards the future, it could only be an all-electric vehicle.