Nissan GT-R India Launch To Happen By the End Of 2015
We have been expecting Nissan to bring its Iconic sports car to our country for a while now and the company has finally revealed that the Nissan GT-R India launch will take place by the end of this year. This move can mainly be attributed to the recent surge in sales of performance cars in the country along with Ferrari’s entry into India as well.
According to the Japanese manufacturer, the Nissan GT-R India launch was delayed because of the challenges involved in setting up a service infrastructure to maintain this technologically rich sports car that runs on high-octane fuel. Such is the precision with which the car is built that there are only four engineers in the whole world who have been assigned the specific task to assemble its 3.8-litre, twin-turbo V6 engine.
Nissan India’s President of operations, Guillaume Sicard said that there was no point in launching a car which costs almost Rs. 2 crores, if they cannot provide after sales support to its customers. For the few GT-R’s running on Indian roads that have been imported by their respective owners, including the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Nissan flies in technicians from Dubai to get these cars serviced.
Nissan will now be investing in setting up select service facilities with highly trained technicians to service the GT-R when launched in India. According to the company, these mechanics will be undergoing four months of intensive training to qualify as a GT-R technician, even before they are assigned to carry out routine maintenance. A fully trained technician will be present in every dealership that will be retailing the GT-R.
At present, Nissan is not performing well in the Indian market due to many reasons including lack of product upgrades and the presence of better alternative vehicles from other car manufacturers. Nissan will be hoping that the GT-R will help in changing the negative aura surrounding the brand name and improve their image in the Indian car market.
The GT-R is one of the fastest production cars in the world, which can even leave a few Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Porsches biting the dust. It`s practicality to round off as a comfortable daily commuter is one of its many USPs. It is fifth fastest car in the world to lap Nürburgring‘s famous Nordschleife circuit with a time of 7 minutes 8 seconds. When launched in our country, the sports car will cost a little over Rs. 2 crores and will most definitely find a few buyers due to its massive fan following all over the world.