Nissan breaks through 150million vehicle mark | Industry - Car News Sep 2017

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16:19 Wednesday 20 Sep 2017

Nissan has hit a new production milestone after the 150-millionth vehicle produced by the company since its inception in 1933 rolled off the production line.

The achievement highlights a huge increase in Nissan production over the past decade, coming just 11 years after the company celebrated passing the 100 million vehicle mark.

When Nissan reached that 100 million figure in 2006, just over three-quarters of that total had been produced in Japan. Now, as the company has become ever more global, that figure has swung the other way, and of the 50 million vehicles produced since 2006 some 76.5% of them have been built outside Japan.

Nissan’s UK production plant in Sunderland, which the company opened more than 30 years ago, has been responsible for producing over 9 million of those vehicles. Currently the Nissan produce the Qashqai, Juke, LEAF, Infiniti Q30, and Infiniti QX30 models at the plant.

 

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