Nissan Motor India recently exported its 700,000th car manufactured in India. This landmark comes seven years after the Japanese car maker begin to export cars manufactured here in India from Renault-Nissan Automotive India’s plant in Chennai. The cars are imported to over 106 countries.
Talking about the achievement, Guillaume Sicard, president, Nissan India operations, said the company is happy to promote made-in-India cars around the world. “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. 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."
Elaborating on the company’s participation in the Make-In-India project he said, "We aim to remain one of the largest automotive exporters from India as part of our commitment to support the Make-in-India vision. By using our manufacturing plant in Chennai, which is one of the largest Renault-Nissan Alliance plants, we are well positioned to cater to the demands from overseas as well as future markets."
India has an export market for completely built-up units and spare parts. 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. Nissan 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 is its most-exported model out of India; other export models include the Nissan Sunny, Datsun Go, Datsun Go+ and the Datsun Redigo.