Since late 2010, Nissan India has been exporting its vehicles including the Micra and the Sunny to over 100 countries/regions including Africa, Middle East and Europe. Interestingly, the carmaker flagged off its 300,000th car for export in November last year.
Nissan has performed rather well, of late, when it came to exports as the brand has recently surpassed Maruti Suzuki to become the second largest car exporter in India. Hyundai India, of course, stays at the top as the number one car exporter in the country.
According to the reports, Nissan has shipped more locally made cars than Maruti in the past two months. The Japanese brand’s has shipped a total of 94,931 units in the first 10 months of the current fiscal. Maruti Suzuki, meanwhile, has shipped 79,945 cars during the same period.
Despite the slowdown in the domestic car market, carmakers have had some good results with marginal growth in exports this fiscal. Thanks to booming export of utility vehicles; overall passenger vehicle exports have witnessed a rise of seven per cent.