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Ashok Leyland and Nissan to set up $500 million LCV plant in TN Print E-mail
Written by Ganesh   
Thursday, 24 January 2008
Chennai:  Ashok Leyland of the Hinduja Group and Japan's Nissan is starting an LCV production plant in Tamil Nadu according to company officials.

The new company is  a 51% - 49% Joint Venture between Ashok Leyland and Nissan and the initial target is to manufacture 100,000 LCVs in the first phase with plans to double the production in the second phase.

Nissan's new generation light duty truck would be produced in this plant to take on the now popular LCV 'Ace' from Tata motors. The first vehicles are supposed to roll out from this factory in 2010. In addition to 1.2 tonners the company also plans to produce 2, 3, 6 and 8 tonner vehicles in the future.


A power train company is also planned by the Ashok Leyland and Nissan to produce Engines and Gear boxes for LCVs for the domestic market and also for export. Nissan will have 51% shares and Ashok Leyland will have 49% shares in this company.
 
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