Nissan to launch Micra in India by July 2010

Japanese carmaker Nissan said it will launch its Micra small car in the Indian market in.

The Micra was unveiled earlier this year at the Geneva auto show. The France-Japanese carmaking alliance confirmed plans for another small car in the future, with its local partner, motorcycle and scooter manufacturer Bajaj Auto.

The Micra will be competitive in terms of price and features with other Indian cars. Nissan sold between 200 and 300 cars in India last year, all imported.

Several automakers including Ford, Toyota and Honda are in the race to launch small cars in India in the next two years. The Indian auto market is forecast to triple over the next decade to six million cars a year from the current two million.