The Juke is expected to take on the Creta and company; the Qashqai will go after bigger SUVs like the Harrier; the X-Trail will take on the more premium segment occupied by the likes of the Tucson.
Nissan India has been raking in the numbers with its sub-4 metre SUV, the Magnite. And now, the company has revealed future plans to take on new SUV segments. In the coming two years, the Japanese marque is expected to take on the newer and higher segments with three new SUVs – the Juke, Qashqai, and X-Trail.
The Juke is the smallest of the three SUVs revealed by Nissan and is powered by a 1.0-litre 3-Cylinder Turbo-petrol engine. There will be an electric motor onboard as well to provide an extra boost. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT. However, chances are that the Juke will arrive last in India, as Nissan is yet to begin testing it in India.
The Qashqai will be the mid-segment SUV, which will take on popular models like the Creta, Seltos, Kushaq, and Taigun. Nissan has already been testing it in India. It will be powered by a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, along with electric technology.
The X-Trail name will be received with the most enthusiasm from Indian buyers, as until eight years ago, this SUV was actually sold in India. The X-Trail will be available with multiple powertrains options, which will include electrified versions and versions with all-wheel drive. The X-Trail is currently undergoing testing in India.
With the unveiling of three new SUVs, it’s clear that Nissan is planning to focus on SUVs to woo Indian car buyers. As for the exact timelines of the launch of these vehicles, Nissan is yet to give an update on that.