Nissan India announced John Abraham as the company’s new brand ambassador for its standout models to be launched in India, starting with the GT-R sports-car and the X-Trail Hybrid SUV. Nissan has confirmed the cars will soon be on sale in India with the GTR going on sale in September 2016 while the X-Trail Hybrid will follow before the financial year ends.
The partnership with John Abraham is timed with Nissan’s plans for the future as the Japanese carmaker looks to expand its product range in India. The announcement was made at a press conference held during the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.
Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations, said, “We are really excited about John Abraham joining the Nissan team. He will help ignite interest in the Nissan brand and the special models in our portfolio. John is a perfect fit with our plan to bring the best and latest of Nissan’s global line-up to India. John is not only a superstar, but he is an all-out performance enthusiast and an idol for youth in India.”
Commenting on his new association with Nissan, Bollywood actor John Abraham said, “I’ve always been passionate about driving. The GT-R is a legendary car that petrolheads like me swear by, while the X-Trail Hybrid is the right product at the right time for our country. I’m thrilled to be joining Nissan at such an exciting time for the company in India and look forward to the journey ahead.”
John is also the brand ambassador for Yamaha motorcycles in India and his garage includes a number of high end bikes from the Japanese bike manufacturer. John was also a proud owner of a Lamborghini Gallardo until recently. Making room for the GT-R next maybe?
Meanwhile have a look at some videos of John Abraham warming up with Nissan, followed by the gallery of the Nissan GT-R and the Nissan X-Trail Hybrid: