"It's also an exciting moment for many women and men here in India who today come one step closer to realising the dream of purchasing a car," he added.
Nissan plans to gain 10 percent of the Indian car market by 2016 and the Datsun brand will play a leading role.
"We have a market share of little over 1.2 per cent in India at present... Datsun can play a significant role in this (attaining of 10 percent market share)," Ghosn said adding that the Datsun brand was part of a strategy to increase sales from emerging markets.
The Indian car market is expected to be 4 million by 2016, he added.
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