July 18, 2007
Nissan to introduce light duty truck in Mexico and Taiwan
Tokyo, Japan – Nissan has announced that its Cabstar global light duty truck will be introduced in Mexico and Taiwan. The Cabstar, known as the Atlas in Japan, was introduced to Europe in September 2006, and to Japan in June 2007.
Due to arrive in August, the Cabstar will be Nissan’s first light-duty truck in Mexico. Taiwan will receive the next-generation Cabstar, to be introduced by November 2007, to spearhead Yulon-Nissan’s bid to establish a stronger position in the country’s light-duty truck segment.
Cabstar models for Mexico will initially be sourced from Nissan’s light-duty truck plant in Avila, Spain, but in November 2007, production for Mexico and Taiwan will be shifted to the Yulon Motor Plant in Taiwan. It is expected that 2,200 vehicles will be built in Spain for export to Mexico to ensure a timely launch.
The all-new Cabstar is built on Nissan’s new global light-duty truck platform, which will provide the base for Nissan’s next-generation medium-heavy vans and light-duty trucks.