Nissan Motor Company Ltd on Wednesday announced that its global production in September increased 11.6% year-on-year to 441,433 units, marking an all-time record for a single month.
The company succeeded to increase global sales by 17.1 percent year-on-year to 446,785 units in September, while registering a 16.2 percent increase on exports (78,878 units).
However production in Japan – one of the largest market for the automaker decreased 6.7% year-on-year to 112,127 units, despite increased exports of Juke, Rogue and Murano, mainly due to a reaction to the end of the government subsidy program for environmentally-friendly vehicles.
Sales had gone on the same direction in Japan, where only 53,418 units were sold – a decrease by 7.7 percent year-on-year. Sales outside of Japan increased 22.5% year-on-year to 378,693 units, marking an all-time record for the month of September.
Production in the US increased 4.8% year-on-year to 50,195 units, in Mexico by 28.9% year-on-year to 58,395 units; – U.K. by 6.3% year-on-year to 45,048 units and in Spain by 62.6% year-on-year to 16,850 units , mainly due to increased demand for Primastar model.
The automaker plans to sell 1.5 million zero-emissions hybrids and electric vehicles by 2016 with its French partner, Renault. As part of the programme, Nissan aims to release an all-new front-wheel drive hybrid vehicle and a new plug-in hybrid model based on Nissan’s unique technology within the next five years.
“More consumers are demanding products in line with their values, including cars and trucks with a lower carbon footprint. At the same time, we are using technology to make our factories greener and more efficient,” said Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn.
“Nissan wants to be part of the solution toward a sustainable society – for the sake of the planet and as a significant competitive advantage and a strategic differentiator in the global manufacturing sector.”