Nissan has always been good with exports, while its domestic market has been picking up of late. So, Nissan India now has also begun exporting the Datsun GO+ to South Africa. The compact family MPV has begun sales there in South Africa, since August 31, 2016. Nissan makes the Datsun GO+ at the Oragadam Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
“We are delighted to see the Datsun GO+, manufactured with pride at the Renault-Alliance plant in Chennai, introduced for sale in South Africa. Following on the success of the India-built Datsun GO's launch in the small car segment in South Africa, the GO+ is another example of our Make-in-India models making a mark in overseas markets. Our exports continue to help Nissan build its presence in India and grow the local economy,” said Guillaume Sicard, President of Operations, Nissan India.
It looks like Nissan will near its 1 million export sales pretty soon with models made and exported from India. From 2010, when it began manufacturing at the Renault-Nissan facility in Chennai, Nissan has exported over 6.2 lakh vehicles from India to many markets across the world.
The Renault-Nissan Oragadam plant caters to over 106 nations across the world. Datsun GO, Datsun redi-GO and Datsun GO+, etc. have been the currently selling models in the export market from the Nissan stables.
Even the recently launched Datsun redi-GO has found markets in Nepal and Sri Lanka, besides other models as the Datsun GO. With the export of the Datsun redi-GO to South Africa, Nissan becomes one of the major contributors to the Make-In-India initiative of the Central Government.
Boasting of a capacity of 4,80,000 cars per annum, the Renault Nissan Alliance plant employs about 40,000 people. It is also iconically known for its manufacturing quality that it even penetrated some of the key European, American, Asian and African markets.