Nissan Motor India has achieved a key milestone of exporting one million Nissan vehicles. Inspired by its philosophy of ‘Make in India, Make for the World’, Nissan has exported vehicles to 108 countries from its Renault-Nissan Automotive India Ltd. plant in Chennai since exports commenced in September 2010.
Commenting on the milestone, Frank Torres, President, Nissan India said, “We are proud to celebrate our one millionth Nissan vehicle exported from India to the world. Nissan India is a key hub for the exports of completely built-up cars and for parts supply. A good recent example is the export of our most awarded bestselling Magnite into Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. This is proof of the competitiveness of our operations, including the Port facilities. We would like to congratulate all our teams involved for this great achievement and extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Port officials and Union and Tamil Nadu Government for their continued support.”
“Reaching the one million exports milestone is a proud moment for all of us. It is a testimony to Nissan’s commitment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. This achievement reinforces our focus on expanding and strengthening our market presence across global markets and establishes the Renault-Nissan plant in India as a hub of manufacturing excellence that will win more accolades and recognition.” said Biju Balendran – MD & CEO, Renault Nissan Automotive India Private Limited (RNAIPL).
Commenting on the milestone, Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India, said, “Nissan India reflects the strong value of our ‘Make in India, Make for the World’ philosophy. Exports are a strong pillar of Nissan India’s business strategy, and we will continue growing our customer base in diverse markets, segments, backed by our focus on best-in-class products, innovative technologies, robust performance, and safety. The Nissan Magnite has validated our business approach, and its success in markets in India and overseas has established it as a key driver of the Nissan NEXT transformation plan.”
On July 28, Frank Torres, President, Nissan India, members of Nissan’s management team alongside Shri M Gunasekaran – General manager Finance & operations, Captain G M Balan – General Manager Marine Services flagged off the one-millionth vehicle – a Nissan Magnite – for export from Kamarajar port.
Nissan India has exported vehicles from Chennai’s Kamarajar Port Ltd (formerly Ennore Port Ltd.) to various regions including Middle Eastern countries; Europe; Latin America; New Zealand; Australia; South-East Asia; SAARC countries; and Sub Sahara and Africa. In recent years, Nissan India has transitioned its primary export market from Europe to the Middle East countries like Saudi Arabia; the United Arab Emirates; Oman; Qatar; Bahrain; and Kuwait.
Key models exported from India include the successful, Big, Bold and Beautiful Nissan Magnite.
Since commencing operations, the RNAIPL plant has invested $1.5 billion towards the Indian economy. It has created employment and skilling opportunities for over 40,000 workers (direct and indirect), who create products and support operations related to vehicle requirements.
In recent months, the plant has accelerated operations to respond to surging demand for the Nissan Magnite in the Indian and overseas markets. The Nissan Magnite, a runaway success for Nissan India, has been pivotal to the achievement of the one million export record. Emerging as a disruptor SUV in the Indian auto market, its sharp, distinctive visual appeal, power packed-performance, hi-tech features, and unparalleled safety has drawn customers.
The Big, Bold, Beautiful SUV scored a four-star safety rating in the adult occupant protection category by Global NCAP in February 2022, winning the customer’s trust for its range of features providing safety in a variety of driving conditions, from navigating city traffic to winding hilly slopes. The Nissan Magnite comes with the best, lowest-in-class maintenance cost at just 30 paise/km (for 50,000 kms). Peace of mind comes with a warranty of 2 years (50,000kms) which can be extended for up to 5 years (100,000 kms) at a nominal cost.