• May 8, 2008
Countries like China and India are a hotbed for the auto industry, and every major automaker is looking to improve its standing in the emerging markets while they're still on the ground floor. Low-cost micro cars are all the rage in the East, and Nissan/Renault is looking into getting a piece of that action by producing a Nano fighter. Nissan Motor India Director Neeraj Garg told The Times of India that while higher priced sedans and SUVs are also scheduled for India's booming auto market, a low-priced hatch is also on the wishlist if the pricing is right.

Company officials say that the low-cost transportation could be among six new products scheduled for India by 2012, and with the country's low-cost labor, Nissan/Renault could also export any vehicles it makes there.

[Source: The Times of India]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't really see the need for vehicles (I'm not calling them cars) like this. We might as well just improve public transport and the world would probably be a better place with less pollution so Bangladesh won't sink and less congestion so we all get where we want faster.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "You" don't see the need for these vehicles. If you go to the indian subcontinent it is not uncommon to see a family of four on a bike or a vespa. They sure can use it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What don't you people understand ! It's the business of making money! Not the benefit of others or environment.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's the problem with the world today?
      I thought it was high oil prices. Thanks for clearing that up.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Low cost i future for automotive: first Tata, now Renault-Nissan, tomorrow Fiat but in Europe with Topolino.
      http://autonovita.blogosfere.it/2008/05/rumor-auto-low-cost-renaultnissan-per-rispondere-alla-tata-nano.html