Sunny with a 16.95 km per litre of fuel economy will be available to customers across the country without any waiting period for delivery
Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan's Indian subsidiary has launched its sedan car Sunny the 1.5-litre petrol engine car is priced at Rs5.78 lakh for the base model and Rs7.68 lakh for the top-end model (ex-showrooms in New Delhi).
It said it aimed to sell 12,000 units of the new car by the end of this fiscal. "We are planning to sell 40,000 units across all models available in India by the end of this fiscal. Of this, we aim to sell around 12,000 units of Sunny," Nissan Motor India managing director Kiminobu Tokuyama said at the launch.
The new car would compete with other mid-size sedans like Verna Fluidic, Ford Fiesta, Honda City, SX4 and Fiat Linea. The company further said that bookings for the new sedan have been started and the deliveries would be made in October. "Sunny with a 16.95 km per litre of fuel economy will be available to customers across the country without any waiting period for delivery," the company said in a statement.
The sedan Sunny is powered by a four-cylinder, 1.5-liter double overhead camshaft petrol engine, which can churn out a power of 99 PS at the rate of 6,000 rpm. The car boost of a large rear knee room for rear seat passengers, large centre armrest with cup holders in the rear seat.
The trade between India and South Africa in 2010-11 was $10.6 billion and is expected to touch $15 billion by 2014
India and South Africa today agreed to strengthen cooperation in the MSME (micro, small and medium enterprises) sector through joint ventures, technology collaborations and marketing tie-ups. South Africa is India's second largest trading partner in Africa. The trade between the two countries in 2010-11 was $10.6 billion and is expected to touch $15 billion by 2014.
"There is, however, ample scope of diversifying the existing trade basket by bringing in many more manufactured goods," said Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Jyotiradiya M Scindia, who was in South Africa for a day.
He met South African deputy minister for trade and industry Elizabeth Thabethe and discussed various ways to increase trade cooperation between the two countries.
The two stressed upon the need for enhancing ties in the small and medium companies to tap the full potential of the bilateral trade.
"The MSME sector accounts for a large share of industrial output, employment and exports in both countries," said an official statement here, quoting Scindia.
"There are immense opportunities of cooperation and strategic alliances in MSME sector, which could be in the form of joint ventures, technology collaborations or marketing tie-ups," he added.
There is also a scope for the universities and research and scientific institutions to enter into R&D collaborations of both the countries, he said.
Scindia also expressed the hope that the India-SACU (South Africa Customs Union) preferential trade agreement will be concluded soon, boosting bilateral commerce.
Besides MSME, other potential areas of cooperation between the countries include diamond and coal mining.
"There are tremendous prospects for South African diamond mining companies to enter into long term contracts with the Indian diamond companies/rough purchasers like DIL, MMTC," said the statement.
Also, there is a tremendous scope for co-operation and JVs between public sector undertakings of the two countries in the coal sector, it added.
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