Nissan will soon let you buy cars online from their website in India according to a PTI report. Skoda had launched a similar service here called bookyourskodaonline.com in October this year, through which one could make a Rs 5,000 refundable deposit for a car made by the company. Tata had said that they will launch a similar service earlier this year, but we couldn’t find it on their website. In the case of Skoda, you can select the dealer you want to book your car with during the booking process, but it is not clear how Nissan will go about it.
“Customers will be able to book their cars by making payments through an online gateway by credit card. The car will then be delivered to the customer by their nearest Nissan dealership when ready,” the company said in a statement. However it’s not clear if one will need to make the full payment upfront or if it needs only a token deposit like with Skoda.
It needs to be pointed out that Nissan is among the companies listed in Great Online Shopping Festival (GOSF) site, so it is possible that automobile company will launch the service as part of the sale. Volkswagen is also listed on the GOSF site, but it looks like they are only offering an EMI offer for couple of their cars and not launching an online booking service as of now.