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Nissan rolls out 'Made in India' Nissan SUNNY from Oragadam plant Print E-mail
Written by Krishna Kumar   
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Chennai: Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. (NMIPL) has commenced production of its 'Made-in-India' mid-size sedan Nissan SUNNY at the company’s manufacturing plant at Oragadam, near Chennai. This is the second completely made in India car to be rolled out by Nissan from the Chennai plant in a period of 15 months.

"Today's start of production of SUNNY reinstates Nissan’s commitment to India and is the second of many other local products to come. It highlights the high-performance level of our state of the art plant, which is producing its second model in less than 15 months," said Kou Kimura, CEO and MD, Renault Nissan Alliance India Pvt Ltd.

The SUNNY is manufactured with 85% local content of which 40% of the components are sourced from Chennai. It is the second model built on Nissan’s all new V-platform.

"Start of production of Nissan SUNNY is another significant milestone for Nissan in India. We wanted the mid-size sedan to be available during the upcoming festival season and we successfully accelerated our work program to make that schedule. Nissan SUNNY will help to leverage our position as one of the key players in the Indian market," said Kiminobu Tokuyama, Managing Director and CEO, NMIPL.

The new Nissan SUNNY made its international debut at the 8th China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition in 2010 and later in the US. The Nissan SUNNY was unveiled in India on August 3, 2011 and is being readied to hit the market by the coming festive season.

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