Nissan Motor Company Ltd

Refined Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail crossovers will be produced at the factory of the Japanese company in St. Petersburg, told Roman Skolskiy, Nissan PR Director for Russia, to Avtostat Agency.

He added that production setup takes time, so restyled models will be offered to Russian buyers later. Exact dates are to be announced additionally.

16 March 2018

The Saint Petersburg Nissan plant started serial production of the new generation of the Murano utility vehicle, the Interfax reporter informed from the official production launch ceremony.

21 June 2016

Nissan Japanese automobile group of companies starts the assembling of the new Murano crossover in St. Petersburg in June. This was stated today in the report of the Russian division of the company.

10 May 2016

Nissan launched a new stamping shop at its St. Petersburg facility (Nissan Manufacturing Rus), the company announced. Last week, the new shop produced its first component – a roof panel for the Nissan Qashqai SUV, which is preassembled at the facility. The plan also plans to start producing body parts for the X-Trail crossover and other models produced in St. Petersburg in the near future.

The capacity of the stamping shop could support an output of 115,000 cars a year. “With the new stamping shop up and running, we can now become a fully functional plant in the sense that we can carry out the full cycle,” the plant’s General Director Dmitry Mikhail said. “The stamping shop also helps reduce costs and avoid many logistical expenses involved in carrying large-sized components, streamline production, cut down the inventory of components that can be stamped in full synch with the assembly line, which will also create extra jobs for highly skilled workers,” he added.

The shop will employ 34 workers per shift. At first, the shop will only work one shift, the company said.

Nissan opened the St. Petersburg plant in June 2009. Investments into the first stage of its construction amounted $200m, and the expansion cost another €167m investment.

The plant produces Teana, X-Trail, Murano and Pathfinder models, with Qashqai production to be launched before year-end.

30 August 2015

Qashqai crossover serial production will be launched at the Nissan plant in Saint Petersburg in October, said the press service of Vice Governor Sergey Movchan to the TASS.

Russia currently receives crossovers assembled in Britain, and in 2014 the company announced about an intention to produce Qashqai in Russia. It was then that Nissan Manufacturing Rus started the test assembly of this model at the Saint Petersburg car plant. Before that Plant’s General Director Dmitry Mikhaylov stated that Qashqai serial production was scheduled to be started in December 2015.

The Nissan car plant in Saint Petersburg has been operating since 2009; this is where Murano, Parthfinder, Teana, and X-Trail models are made. In 2014, the second phase of the plant was launched and its capacity has been doubled to reach 100 thousand cars a year. Nissan also possesses assembly facilities in Moscow where the Terrano model is assembled, in Togliatti and Izhevsk where Almera, Sentra, and Tiida models are assembled at the AvtoVAZ facilities.

18 August 2015

Automotive manufacturer Nissan has begun test assembly of the Qashqai crossover and batch production will start this year, Nissan Manufacturing Rus CEO Dmitry Mikhailov said today.

“We began preparing for the launch of the new model last year in the test program,” Mikhailov said, confirming that batch production will start in 2015 as planned.

Qashqai vehicles are currently imported to Russia following assembly in Sunderland, England.

The company has worked in St. Petersburg since 2009. In December 2014, it opened a second line that doubled the plant’s production capacity to 100,000 vehicles per year.

Nissan sales totalled 162,010 in 2014 with 32,000 of them produced at the St. Petersburg plant: the X-Trail, Teana, Murano and Pathfinder. Nissan vehicles are also assembled in Moscow (Terrano) as well as AVTOVAZ plants in Togliatti and Izhevsk (Almera, Sentra and Tiida).

Nissan has had a 6.5 percent share of the Russian market since 2014. The company announced in 2015 that it is studying the feasibility of exporting cars assembled in St. Petersburg to Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

28 June 2015

In January 2015 hatchback Nissan Tiida have started to roll off the Izhavto production lines.

Beginning September 25, 2015 Izhavto will launch the assembly of a sedan Lada Vesta.

In 2016 the company plans to produce a new crossover Renault, which is based on the platform Qashqai and will take a step below Captur. In the same year, the company will launch the production of an extended version of Lada Vesta.

18 January 2015

Japan-based car manufacturer, Nissan Motor Company, is expanding its St Petersburg-based plant.

The firm has commenced the production of its new X-Trail SUV. It is part of a EUR 167 million investment which aims to double capacity at the plant. The plant capacity will be increased to 100 000 vehicles and it is expected that 1,500 new jobs will be created. 

11 January 2015

Next year, the Nissan factory in the St. Petersburg suburbs will begin production on a new generation of crossover Qashqai. At the moment, the British assembly of vehicles is sold on the Russian market.

The enterprise has also started assembly of the first Russian hybrid car – the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid, which debuted at the Moscow International Automobile Salon.  

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Nissan Motor Company is a car manufacturer. The company was launched in 1933 to manufacture and sell small Datsun cars and car parts.