Nissan to produce Navara pickup in South Africa
Nissan has announced a Rand 3 billion investment in its South African facility in Rosslyn to prepare the plant for production of the next generation Navara pickup.
The move expands the role of the plant as a light commercial vehicle manufacturing hub for Nissan.
The Navara will join the popular NP200 and NP300 models, which are already built at Rosslyn and sold in the domestic market, as well as up to 45 pan-African countries. Production is expected to start in 2020 and will create around 1,200 new jobs directly at the facility as well as across the local supply chain.
Depending on market conditions, it is anticipated Navara's arrival will add 30,000 units to Rosslyn's current annual production volume of 35,000, creating the need for a new, second shift at the plant.