Nissan mulls new plant in North America by 2017

Plans to produce 85% of vehicles for US Market in North America

2013/07/24

Summary

 Nissan aspires to increase its share in the U.S. market to 10% by the fiscal 2016. The company has plans to produce 85% of its U.S. market models in North America in 2015. Yen's high appreciation that lasted through the fall of 2012 has been corrected in mid-2013 but the company is going along with a production shift as planned from Japan to overseas. Nissan also plans to increase export from the United States. A third plant in Mexico is to start production by the end of 2013 but the company still sees need for more production capacity. Hence, Nissan is considering construction of a new plant in North America for production starting in 2017.

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