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Made In Nigeria Nissan Patrol Rolled Out In Lagos

Posted by Business in Ghana on April 28, 2014

VENTURES AFRICA – Six months after Nigeria introduced a new automotive policy – aimed at discouraging the importation of wholly assembled automobiles and encourage local manufacturing – early responder to the policy, Renault-Nissan has rolled out its first production line in the country.

The company said on Friday that it had become the first major vehicle manufacturer to build a car in Nigeria after the government announced the new policy – although Innoson Motor Company (IVM), in 2012, was the first to produce made in Nigeria cars at its Nnewi plant.

The first vehicle to be made by the Renault-Nissan in Nigeria, a black Nissan Patrol, rolled off the production line at its Lagos assembly plant, marking the start of a new era in the West African country’s automotive industry, a statement by Nissan’s country representatives, Stallion Motors indicated

The roll out of the Nissan Patrol followed an agreement signed by Renault-Nissan last year on local assembly with regional conglomerate, Stallion Group. According to Nissan, plans on production of two other models, the Almera and NP300 have reached an advanced stage, with early May a focus for the first release and August projected for mass production. Read the rest of this entry »

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