I really wonder how well they will be able to penetrate a pretty saturated (manufacturer-wise) Indian market? The car per-se may be brilliant, but the life or death of the company (and the product) will depend on the sales and service network.
The sensible option may be to look for a tie-up.
The one-go success of Nissan Micra is doubtful in India. Though the following points have been extensively discussed in this thread but Nissan will need to work on these areas to cope up with well well-known players in this market –
Saw a spy micra on the 100ft road yesterday night. All covered up,but the greenhouse, the circular rear quarter glass gave it away. The driver ran away like a scalded cat when he saw me, but its much easier to chase a car with a bike in traffic, so i kept up. Dint have any cam so no pic, but its big. A direct rival to i10, and maybe even i20.
Chennaietes, keep ya eyes open!!