Mumbai: Japanese carmaker Nissan today said its flagship model Micra has topped the exports chart in June with the company shipping 6,807 units of the car that was developed at its Chennai plant.
The milestone confirms Nissan’s position as a major contributor to Make in India, the company said.
Since the beginning operations of its operations in 2010, Nissan has exported over 6,20,000 cars, contributing over Rs 30,000 crore in foreign exchange, it added.
The Micra, rolled out from the Renault-Nissan’s Alliance plant at Oragadam near Chennai, is being exported to more than 100 countries with Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Italy being the biggest markets.
The made-in-India Micra has helped Nissan achieve record sales in 2015, making it the top-selling Asian car brand in Europe.
Nissan India Operations President Guillaume Sicard said, “Nissan is proud our made in India Micra is the most exported car in June.
“Our strategy has been to use exports to build a significant presence here with our plant, the largest and most advanced in the Alliance, and our R&D centre which employs 5,000 engineers.”
Nissan Motor India is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co of Japan and was incorporated in 2005. It offers products across the hatchback (Micra), MUV (Lodgy), SUV (Terrano) and sedan (Sunny) segments.
Nissan, together with its global alliance partner Renault, has set up a manufacturing plant and an R&D centre in Chennai and has two brands — Nissan and Datsun.