Nissan India which started exports of its products from the Oragadam facility has now dispatched its 5,00,000th car to the overseas market. The milestone car was a Nissan Micra.Nissan has been exporting its carsto regions including West Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, parts of Asia and Africa as well as Europe, since 2010.
Nissan has been using the Kamarajar Port Ltd basefor exporting its vehicles. While the Micra constitutes73 per centof the exports, the Nissan Sunny and Datsun Go are also exported. Exports for the Datsun car started from last year which is sold inNepal and South Africa. The Kamarajar port is also used for shipping more than 1,800 types of parts to 24 countries.
Guillaume Sicard, president, Nissan India Operations said, India is a key strategic market for Nissan. We have major manufacturing and R&D operations which support us to be one of India's biggest exporters of cars. While exports help us in optimal utilisation of our manufacturing capacity, it also helps showcase world-class Indian production quality on the global stage and expands the scope for widening the export base for India-built cars. Datsun Go which is developed and manufactured in India, is a good example of 'Made in India' and 'Made by India'."