Tokyo, Japan – Nissan Motor Company has announced that cumulative production at its Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL PV) has reached one million units. The milestone comes just five years after the company was established.
“We’re proud to have produced one million units in only five years,” said Toshiaki Otani, managing director of DFL PV. “This achievement has been possible through the work of dedicated Nissan personnel who have the advantage of being able to build quality products at two state-of-the-art DFL PV plants, the benchmarks for Nissan’s global plants.”
The milestone vehicle is an all-new X-Trail, scheduled to reach showrooms in early November and the fourth model to launch from DFL PV this year. The company makes a full line of luxury and midsize sedans, hatchbacks, multi-purpose vehicles and crossovers at two facilities in China, and has also produced its first two exports that will be sold in Egypt through the local Nissan distribution network.
Nissan’s total Chinese sales from January to August 2008 were 354,437 units, an increase of 20 per cent versus the prior year. The company has targeted sales of 500,000 units for the Chinese market in 2008.