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Nissan to build new Chinese vehicle assembly plant

By Yoann Besnard on 30 May 2008 | Commentaires (0) Comments | Permalink

2008_civic_group_04_2 In a previous post, Petrol-Head reported how the Chinese market is a top priority for Nissan. The Japanese carmaker has announced it will build its fifth production facility in China.

Nissan will team up with Dongfeng Motor Co to set up a new joint venture which will be intended to build light commercial vehicles. Located in China’s Henan province, the new facility will have a production capacity of 120,000 vehicles and will cost £73 million to build.

What’s interesting about this new facility is that the produced vehicles will also exported outside China. Until now, when a foreign brand vehicles built in China are reserved to the growing Chinese market. With this move, Nissan is sending a strong message to European, American and Japanese workers. In the future, Nissan will be bale to build anywhere, where the production cost is the cheapest.


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