Nissan global production reaches 150 million units
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Nissan has reached a new milestone with 150 million vehicles produced globally.
It took 73 years for Nissan to produce its first 100 million vehicles after the company was founded in 1933, and only another 11 years to build the last 50 million.
When Nissan reached the 100 million vehicle milestone in 2006, 76.5 per cent of the total vehicles had been produced in Japan.
Localisation of production accelerated in the past 11 years, during which 76.5 per cent of the 50 million Nissan vehicles were made outside Japan – with 13 per cent made in Europe.
In Europe Nissan has been manufacturing in Spain and in the UK for more than 30 years, and established a plant in St. Petersburg, Russia, more than 10 years ago. Total production for the UK is now over 9 million vehicles, and the combined total for all three countries sites has now surpassed 13 million vehicles.
The 150 million milestone has been reached as Nissan prepares to launch the new Nissan Leaf in Europe, where trial production is already under way in Nissan’s UK plant.
Nissan Europe Manufacturing Locations
Sunderland, UK: Nissan Qashqai, Nissan Juke, Nissan LEAF, Infiniti Q30, Infiniti QX30
Barcelona, Spain: Nissan Navara, Nissan Pulsar, Nissan nv200, Nissan e-nv200, Renault Alaskan, Mercedes X-Class
Avila, Spain: Nissan NT400
Cantabria, Spain: Components
St. Petersburg, Russia: Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Murano