Nissan, though not officially has confirmed the launch of their Halo car- The GT-R in India, in the coming years. Rightly nicknamed ‘Godzilla’, the Japanese car will be brought here as a means to improve customer perception of the brand, and will be in no way be cheap. Nissan has also confirmed the launch of a crossover in the premium segment (Which will be the new X-Trail that was launched globally in 2013).
The Nissan X-trail, which was first launched in India almost a decade ago will be witnessing a relaunch after the company discontinued it in February due to falling sales. Most likely to be a 7-seater, the car will be powered be a 2.0-litre dCi diesel mill and should be loaded up in features.
Coming to their Halo car, it is unclear whether the current generation Nissan GT-R will be brought here. Since its 2017 version is under development, the manufacturer may want to start out fresh. The car will be a means to showcase Nissan’s superior technologies and improve customer perception of the brand. The GT-R will be brought to India via the CBU route and will be totally out of the hands of the common masses. Still its reputation as one of the best driver’s cars in the world, will definitely get attention of enthusiasts.
Some of the features of the current Nissan GT-R are:
- 3.8-liter V6 engine ( there are only four engineers in the world who are allowed to hand-assemble the engine)
- Dual clutch 6-speed transmission
- 20″ RAYS® wheels
- Nissan/Brembo® braking system