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Editor: John Mortimer
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Nissan launches Pathfinder in Russia
Nissan has launched the
Pathfinder range in Russia; it includes the first Russian manufactured
petrol-electric hybrid. Next year, Nissan will add Qashqai to its Russian production
debuts alongside the new Russian-built Sentra sedan, reaffirming Nissan's
commitment to bringing to market built in Russia, with Russian consumers in
making their Russia debuts are the new Nissan Juke and new Nissan GT-R NISMO.
claims a 6.5 per cent market share in 2014. Russia is Nissan's fifth-largest
global market, where Nissan is the fifth-largest brand in the market - risinging
from eighth place last year.
also is the only market in the world where Nissan Motor Company sells all three
of its brands - Nissan,Infinitiand
Datsun. It also has strong collaboration with Alliance partners Renault and
AvtoVAZ through joint manufacturing initiatives.
with Datsun, aims to reach 10 per cent market share by the end of the next
three years, with 90 per cent of vehicles sold in Russia also built in Russia.
production is being added to Nissan's manufacturing operations at St.
Petersburg, the addition of which will contribute to Nissan's doubling of
production there, to 100,000 units annually.
fourth-generation Pathfinder will be available with a standard 3.5-litre petrolengineas
well as a 2.5-litre hybrid engine. Equipped with an intelligent 4x4 system and
the latest generation X-tronic transmission, the Pathfinder will have all-road
capabilities in any condition in an all-new refined and modernized design.
of Pathfinder's hybrid engine variant will make the St. Petersburg plant
Russia's first to produce a hybrid. The plant currently builds the Teana,Murano and X-Trail.
is the result of collaboration with Alliance partner AvtoVAZ, the country's
largest automaker. It will be built at the AvtoVAZ plant in Izhevsk.
new C-segment sedan will be available with a 1.6-litre gasoline engine, which
can be equipped with twotransmissions –
five-speed manual or X-tronic. The new Sentra has been designed using high
quality materials, high ground clearance and a soft suspension making it ideal
for all Russian road conditions.
also produces vehicles at the AvtoVAZ plant in Togliatti – already producing
the Nissan Almera and Datsun On-do. By the beginning of next year, two Datsun vehicles
– including the Datsun Mi-do and three Nissan models will be in production at
entering Russia in 2004, Nissan has soldmorethan
one million vehicles across the country. In calendar year 2013 Nissan sold
146,319 cars in Russia and achieved 5.3 per cent market share. The Nissan plant
in St. Petersburg produced 47,000 cars (X-Trail, Teana, Murano) in the same
2014 the third brand of the company – Datsun – (along with Nissan and Infiniti)
launched in Russia.