Auto giant Nissan is planning to make its first fully-Indian car within the next 5 to 6 years. The auto maker also plans to enhance its Research and Development Centre at Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
For this the company will double the strength of its engineers to around 4,000 people. Takayuki Ishida, the NMIPL MD and CEO said, “Our plan is to enhance the capability of our R&D centre. Once we have completed the testing facilities, we will have the potential to develop the platform and will be able to roll out a vehicle indigenously from our R&D centre in Chennai”.
Moreover, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the company Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd said that it is rectifying some of issues related to distribution and service partner Hover Automotive India, after it witnessed unrest from a section of dealers. Ishida added that the company is planning to develop a car for the Indian market in the next 5 to 6 years. Nissan, along with its global alliance partner Renault has a research and development centre in Chennai.
While talking about the R&D centre, Ishida said that their major motive will be to develop products for the Indian market.