Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Nissan Motors begins production of Sunny Sedan in India (Expected launch-Last week of September)




Earlier today, Nissan Motors at its Oragadam manufacturing plant at Chennai officially started the production of the yet to be launched sedan “Nissan Sunny”.
We already talked about a couple of hours ago that the company is working round the hours to make the launch of Nissan Sunny possible during the festival season. The above statement was confirmed by Mr. Kiminobu Tokuyama, Nissan Motor India Managing director and Chief Executive Officer quoted “Start of production of Sunny is a significant milestone for Nissan in India. We wanted the mid-sized sedan to be available during the festive season and we successfully accelerated our work programme to make that schedule”.  
Tokuyama San also quoted “Sunny is being rolled out with 85 percent local content, of which 40 percent are sourced from Chennai. Production of Sunny reinstates our commitment to the Indian market and is the second of the many other local products to come”.
Nissan Sunny was earlier preview to the local market on 03rd August 2011, where the technical details were not specified which has still also not been done. The company has said that the launch of the vehicle would be in last week of September.
The Sunny was designed at the Nissan design centre in Japan along with inputs from 170 countries, where it would be sold. The car made its debut at the 8th China (Guangzhou) international auto expo last December. The 10th generation car is based on the popular V-(Versatile) platform, the same used in the Nissan Micra. 

Nissan Motor India is a fully-owned subsidiary of Nissan Motor of Japan. In February 2008, Nissan, with its global alliance partner Renault, had signed an MoU with Tamil Nadu to set up a plant at Oragadam, near Chennai with an investment of Rs 4,500 crore. The plant has an initial capacity of 2,00,000 units which can be scaled up to 4,00,000 units per annum.

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