January 14, 2013
Nissan Motor Co. (7201), the largest automaker in Mexico, will start domestic production of the Note subcompact and export the cars throughout the Americas. The five-door model will be the third assembled at the factory in Aguascalientes, Mexico, according to a Jan. 12 statement. Nissan will keep building the cars in China, India and Thailand while using Mexican-made Notes for the Americas, said Maria Eugenia Santiago, a spokeswoman in Mexico City.
December 3, 2012
The Economist, 11/24/2012
Cuernavaca, a once pretty, now sprawling city with volcano views just south of the capital, is a typical Mexican town. Hernán Cortés stopped off there after toppling the Aztec emperor Moctezuma in 1520; the conquistador’s stables have since been converted into a smart hotel. Yet on the outskirts of the city, in an enormous industrial park, a visitor could forget he was in Latin America. Nissan, a Japanese car giant, has created a factory the size of a village where from next year it will begin turning out thousands of yellow and chessboard-chequered New York City taxis.
March 26, 2012
Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co expects exports from its Mexico operations to rise 2.2 pct to 420,000 units in 2012, the company’s chief in Mexico said on Monday.
The company added it expects the value of auto exports to Brazil from Mexico to fall “significantly” after the Mexican government this month agreed to a temporary curb on its auto exports to Brazil, Jose Munoz, Nissan’s chief in Mexico, told reporters. Nissan, Japan’s second-largest auto maker, said in January that it would build a new, $2 billion plant in Mexico to boost sales in the Americas.
Last year, Nissan built more than 600,000 vehicles at its Mexican plants, one in Cuernavaca just south of Mexico City and a second in Aguascalientes.