Mammoth Milestone for Nissan

Nissan builds 150 millionth vehicle

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A hearty congratulations goes to Nissan for this week passing the significant 150 million vehicle production milestone.

Confirmed this afternoon by Nissan Australia, the milestone comes 80 years after the first Nissan was built in Japan.

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Of the 150 million vehicles built so far, 213,472 of them were made in Australia.

While showing the increasing popularity of the Nissan brand on the global stage - 50 million, or a third, of all Nissan cars ever produced have been built and sold since 2005.

Some of Nissan’s best-selling models to date include:

  • QASHQAI - Approximately 3.2 million sales
  • Maxima - Approximately 1.7 million sales
  • Micra - Approximately 2.4 million sales
  • Z Cars - Approximately 1.6 million sales
  • LEAF - Approximately 250,000 sales

Australian Nissan car production ended in the early 1990’s, however Nissan still employs 200 Australian workers at the Nissan Casting Plant in Melbourne.

The plant produces more than 2.5 components for Nissan vehicles built around the globe annually.

“We also manufacture parts that are fitted to the new second-generation Nissan LEAF and other nameplates globally.” - Nissan Casting Plant Managing Director Peter Jones.

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