Nissan India achieved the milestone of exporting a total of 700,000 Made in India Nissan and Datsun cars. This landmark has been accomplished in a span of seven years since the company began exports from India. The cars, manufactured at the Renault-Nissan Automotive plant in Chennai, have been exported to 106 countries.
India is not only a hub for completely built-up units (CBU) but also for parts supply. Nissan India exports over 2,500 types of manufactured parts to 25 Nissan and Renault plants in 18 countries. The company has been exporting vehicles from Kamarajar Port (formerly Ennore Port) in Chennai since 2010 to various regions including Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and other destinations in Asia and Africa. For Nissan, the Micra has been the most-exported model out of India; other export models in the product line-up include the Nissan Sunny, Datsun Go, Datsun Go+ and the Datsun redi-Go.
Commenting on the occasion, Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations said, “The achievement of this export milestone for Nissan clearly indicates the recognition of Indian production quality and its appeal to customers on the global stage. We are happy to play our part in promoting “Made in India” cars across the world by exporting 700,000 cars to 106 countries in seven years. Coupled with this exports achievement, in January we were the fastest growing domestic auto company in the country, and overall the second fastest growing OEM this fiscal year so far. The teams at our manufacturing facility and R&D operations in Chennai have worked tirelessly to help us achieve these milestones in our domestic and international markets. With our plans to launch eight new products for the Indian market by 2021 as announced earlier, the future is bright and exciting for Nissan in India”.