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Nissan GT-R to be launched in India

Snapshot: Expect the iconic Japanese sports coupe to come with a sticker price of around Rs 2 crore.

For a long time, Nissan India kept the iconic GT-R away from the Indian market, citing poor Indian fuel quality and service related issued. This week however, for the first time in a long time, Nissan India has slipped few hints, suggesting that the company could bring the GT-R into the country soon. The news came to light on the sidelines of the Sunny Facelift launch that got underway yesterday via Andy Palmer, chief planning officer of Nissan Motor Company.

The Nissan GT-R is one of the world’s top performing cars with a seemingly, brutish character that hides a surprising level of capability and accessible performance. The sports coupe will be brought into India as a ‘halo’ car and is bound to gather a large number of loyal fan base very quickly. Among the VIP list, F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan and God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar already are known to be big fans of the iconic Japanese sports car.

Powering the sports coupe is a 3.8-Litre, V6 engine that puts out 553PS of max power and sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in mere 2.9 seconds. Power is sent to all four wheels via a super fast 6-Speed automatic gearbox. 

The sports car will be imported into the Indian market via the CBU route and therefore, will attract hefty import duties and taxes that should push the asking price closer to the Rs 1.2 crore - Rs 2 crore range. Nissan hasn’t confirmed officially yet, but we reckon the GT-R could land on the Indian shores by the end of 2015. 

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