Nissan has announced the opening of its second production plant in Thailand.
The new factory will be a production hub for the new NP300 Navara, with exports to 45 countries around the world.
The outgoing Navara was built on an OEM basis for Nissan by Mitsubishi Motor’s Laem Chabang factory in Thailand which also builds MMC’s Navara rival, the L200/Triton/Strada line.
Nissan spent THB3.7bn on the 580,000sq m plant which will create around 2,000 new jobs when full capacity of 150,000 units a year is reached.
More than half of the vehicles produced will be exported