Commenting on the achievement, Frank Torres, President, Nissan India, said, “We are proud to celebrate our one millionth Nissan vehicle exported from India to the world. Nissan India exports and exports fully built cars. is a major center for supply of spares. We are also exporting to Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. We would like to congratulate all our teams involved for this great achievement and their continued support to the Port authorities and the Central and Tamil Nadu Governments Thank you very much for it.”
Biju Balendran, MD & CEO, Renault-Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL) said, “Reaching the one million export mark is a proud moment for all of us. It is a reflection of Nissan’s commitment to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. This achievement reinforces our focus on growing and strengthening our market presence in the global markets and establishes the Renault-Nissan plant in India as a center of manufacturing excellence that will win greater appreciation and recognition.”
Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India said, “Exports is a strong pillar of Nissan India’s business strategy, and we will continue to grow our customer base across various markets, segments, focusing on best-in-class products. The Nissan Magnite validates our business approach, and its success in markets in India and abroad has established it as a key driver of the Nissan Next transformation plan.
Over the past 10 years, Nissan India has exported vehicles from Kamarajar Port in Chennai to the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, New Zealand, Australia, South-East Asia, SAARC Countries and Sub-Saharan and Africa. In recent years, Nissan India has shifted its primary export market from Europe to Middle East countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait.
The major models exported from India also include the Nissan Magnite. Since commencing operations, the plant has injected over $1.5 billion into the Indian economy. The company 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 ramped up operations to meet the growing demand for Nissan Magnite in the Indian and overseas markets. The Nissan Magnite is a success for Nissan India. The achievement of this SUV of one million export records has been significant. In the Indian auto market too, the Magnite has emerged as a bold compact SUV that is packed with power-packed performance and hi-tech features.
The Magnite SUV received a four-star safety rating in the Adult Occupant Protection category by Global NCAP in February 2022, winning the trust of customers for its features that offer safety in various driving conditions from navigating city traffic. The Nissan Magnite comes with best, lowest-in-class maintenance cost at just 30 paise/km (for 50,000 kms). The company is giving a warranty of 2 years (50,000 km) on this car which can be extended up to 5 years (1,00,000 km).