Nissan India witnessed a 20 % growth in its exports segment in September 2016. The manufacturer exported 11,999 units last month, including Nissan and Datsun cars. The vehicles were exported from the company's facility in Oragadam near Chennai. Nissan has also started exports of Datsun redi-Go to South Africa, Sri Lanka and Nepal in addition to Datsun GO and GO plus.
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Speaking on this achievement, Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations said, “Nissan is proud to contribute to the country’s economy and the Make in India program by continuing to be one of the largest automotive exporters from India. Our strategy to use our plant in India as an export hub underlines our significant presence here and also demonstrates our long-term plans for growth. The Chennai plant is the largest and most advanced in the Alliance, directly and indirectly we have created 40,000 jobs in India, including 6,000 high-value engineering jobs at our R&D center.”
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The Japanese automaker reported an 89 % year-on-year growth in sales for September 2016. The company sold 4,948 vehicles in last month as compared to 2,616 units sold in September 2015.In first half of FY 2015-2016, the manufacturer witnessed a 48 % growth in its overall sales.