Nissan’s total exports from India crosses 7 lakh units


NEW DELHI: Japanese auto major Nissan today said it has crossed 7 lakh units milestone in cumulative exports from its Indian operations.

This landmark has been accomplished in a span of seven years since the company began exports from India, Nissan Motor India said in a statement.

The company exports cars to 106 countries under the Nissan and Datsun brands manufactured at the Chennai plant of Renault-Nissan Automotive India.

Commenting on the milestone, Nissan India Operations President Guillaume Sicard said the achievement clearly indicated 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,” he added.

“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,” Sicard said.

Besides exporting cars, India also plays a key role in Nissan’s global parts supply. Nissan India exports over 2,500 types of manufactured parts to 25 Nissan and Renault plants in 18 countries, ranking in the top four in volume of parts shipped within Nissan global operations, the company said.

Nissan started shipping cars from Chennai to various markets, including Europe, Middle East, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and other destinations in Asia and Africa, in 2010.

Hatchback Micra is the company’s most-exported model out of India while other models include Nissan Sunny, Datsun GO,, Datsun GO+ and the Datsun redi-GO.