Nissan has rolled out the 100,000th Micra from the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam near Chennai on June 16th. Out of the 100,000 units, Nissan sold 15,000 units in India.The milestone has been reached in just over a year.
The plant will have an overall capacity to manufacture 4 lakh units when production is ramped up. This will help the Japanese automaker shipped to over 100 countries including Africa and Middle East. Nissan manufactures RHD and LHD variants in diesel, “Pure Drive” petrol and petrol avatars. To date nearly 70,000 units have been shipped from the nearby Ennore deep water port.
Gilles Normand, Nissan Corporate Vice President for Africa, the Middle East and India, commented – “The Chennai plant, which provides us with a skilled and localised production base, is a key part of our strategy for profitable and sustainable growth within India, and Micra’s success is only the first step in realising our potential within this market. Chennai is also crucial in terms of manufacturing high-volume, high-quality products for export to many world markets. With the continued strong support of the Tamil Nadu government, I hope that the facility will develop into one of Nissan’s most important production hubs.”
Managing Director and CEO of the Chennai Plant, Kou Kimura, added – “I am very proud of the effort that our Chennai staffs, supported by our suppliers, have made to produce 100,000 Micras in such a short period of time”.
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