Nissan to invest US$214m in South Africa to boost output

11th April 2019: Nissan Motor Co. said today it will invest 3 billion rand ($214 million) in a plant in South Africa to boost production of the Navara pickup truck, in the latest push to expand its sales in growing markets.

Nissan said it aims to start production of the pickup at the Rosslyn plant in Pretoria in 2020, creating 1,200 new jobs at the facility and across the local supply chain.

The move will add 30,000 units to the plant’s current annual production volume of 35,000, it said.

Nissan plans to export the pickup truck manufactured at the plant across the African continent. The Navara registered global sales of 231,435 units in 2018, up 6 percent from the previous year, making it the Japanese automaker’s best-selling pickup worldwide.

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