Nissan will launch seven new models across Africa

Grigory Matyunin 29-Jun-2020

Nissan Motor Co. has announced its intention to make seven new models across the African continent over the next two years.

Previously the automaker announced its intention to slash the number of models made worldwide while increasing efficiency following its first annual lost in over a decade in the wake of the lockdowns.

The company will develop its sports utility vehicle (SUV) and cross-over portfolio in Africa with seven new models. Four of them will be in the first of the two categories according to Shinkichi Izumi, managing director at Nissan South Africa.

Plants will be opened in Ghana and Kenya, hoping to turn Africa into a hub for the production of light commercial vehicles.

Details of investment have not been disclosed although previous statement envisaged spending 3 billion rand on the Navara model which will be produced locally at the new plants and made available for export.