Nissan Launches Small Truck Production in Argentina

Economy

Cordoba, Argentina, July 30 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Nissan Motor Co. <7201> started production of small trucks in Cordoba, central Argentina, on Monday.

This is the first time that Nissan has owned a plant in Argentina.

The automaker regards the plant as its key production base for pickup trucks in the South American country. It plans to produce up to 70,000 units of small trucks a year at the plant, including the Frontier pickup.

Nissan invested 600 million dollars to introduce a dedicated production line in the Santa Isabel plant of Renault SA in Cordoba. Renault is an alliance partner of Nissan.

As well as small trucks under the Nissan brand, trucks for shipments to Renault and Germany's Daimler AG are expected to be manufactured on the production line.

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