Nissan celebrates 10 million vehicles produced in Mexico
Nissan celebrates the prestigious milestone of 10 million units produced in Mexico, the market where the Japanese brand debuted in 1966 with a Datsun Bluebird.
The 10 millionth unit was an Electric Blue Nissan Sentra SR built in Aguascalientes A1 Plant and assigned to a dealership in Toluca.
The Japanese company is active in the country with three factories, two in Aguascalientes and one in Cuernavaca, for an annual production capacity of about 800,000 vehicles.
In fact, last year all the three plants worked at full capacity with a total of 805,841 vehicles assembled (up by 18.5% compared to 2013), reaching a new record.
So Nissan is getting closer to the goal of producing one million units per year. The Datsun Bluebird 1966 was produced at the plant in Cuernavaca, the first Nissan factory outside Japan.
In 1982 Nissan expanded its operations by opening the Powertrain Plant in Aguascalientes, and 10 years later the vehicle manufacturing complex Aguascalientes A1.
The start of activities at the Aguascalientes A2 plant dates back to 2013 with full capacity reached after only 19 weeks (613 cars per day).
Nissan Mexicana reached its first five million units produced over 40 years of operations (1966-2006); nevertheless, it took only nine years to double this figure.