Nissan Motor Co., on Wednesday said its passenger vehicle business unit in China — Dongfeng Nissan has completed construction of its RMB5bn ($786m) plant in Huadu, China.
According to the Japanese automaker, the new plant will build Tiida Hatchback, currently produced at the first Huadu plant. The 2012 Nissan Tiida Hatchback will be debuted in around 130 countries around the globe by 2014 following its introduction in China.
The combined facilities will create the largest plant in the Nissan global production network with annual capacity of 600,000 units in 2012.
In the midterm, total capacity of the Huadu plants will be expanded to 670,000 after adding the annual capacity of 270,000 units from the second facility.
“Huadu’s second plant will play a vital role in helping Dongfeng Nissan achieve sales of 1 million units,” said Kimiyasu Nakamura, president of Dongfeng Motor Corporation .
“We will deliver cars from the Huadu plant built to global standards for our customers.”
The company also targets sales of 1 million vehicles for 2012, which will be driven by four new models, two from Nissan and two from the company’s new brand, VENUCIA.