The next generation Nissan Micra for Europe will be manufactured at Renault’s Flins plant in France starting 2016. While the left-hand-drive version of the compact car will be produced in Europe, the right-hand-drive Micra will built at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai (RNAIPL).
Mr. Trevor Mann, EVP and Chairman of the Management Committee, Africa, Middle East, India and Europe issued a statement saying, “We can confirm that the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai (RNAIPL) will continue to produce both the current Micra model, and the next Micra from 2016 in RHD form and also LHD for some markets. Additionally, consistent with Nissan’s plans to introduce 10 new models in India during its mid- term business plan period, and plans beyond that, Chennai will continue ramping up to run at full production capacity as previously stated. There is therefore no impact on Nissan’s current and future India”.
Renault-Nissan Alliance have invested Rs 4,500 crore in Oragadam facility near Chennai with the capacity of building 4,00,000 units per annum. The conglomerate is now planning to invest additional USD 320 million (approx. Rs 1750 crore) in second plant with capacity of 2,00,000 unites per annum.