Nissan, India’s second largest passenger car exporter for financial year 2014-15, has achieved a new milestone. They have now exported a total of 5 lakh cars till date, which is over 8,333 cars exported every month on average. This is much more than what they have sold in the domestic market, where their sales average at about 2,000-2500 units monthly.
Speaking at a specially organized event here at the Ennore Port in Chennai, from where all the Nissan cars are being exported, Mr. Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations said that the company was very proud in achieving this milestone. Not only exports help us in utilizing our manufacturing facility at optimum levels, it also helps us showcase world-class products which are made here in India. On top of all, it supports PM Narendra Modi’s Make in India campaign, adds Mr Sicard.
It is not only cars, Nissan exports from India includes manufacturing parts as well (exporting 1,800 types of manufacturing parts to 34 plants in 24 countries). Highlighting their support to Make in India initiative, Nissan reveals that their India unit is at the 2nd position when it comes to exports, amongst all Nissan factories around the world.
Of the cars Nissan exports, Micra is the most exported car. Last fiscal, Nissan Micra was the highest exported car from India at 76,120 units, which is about 6,300 units a month.
(L-R) Mr. Atul Shahane, GM Exports- Nissan India, Mr. Guillaume Sicard -President of Nissan India Operations, Mr. Bhaskarachar -Chairman and Managing Director Kamarajar Port and Mr. Sanjay Kumar -Director Operations, Kamarajar Port flags off the 500,000th ‘Made In India’ Micra car at the Kamarajar Port (Ennore Port), Chennai
Nissan Micra accounts for 73% of the total exports of 5 lakh cars till date. Their other popular export models are Nissan Sunny and Datsun Go. Regions which import India made Nissan and Datsun cars include Europe, Latin America, Middle East, New Zealand, Australia, Asia, and Africa.