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Nissan to Double Vehicle Production in Indonesia by 2013

Nissan Motor Company., Japan’s third biggest automaker, intends to make investments $20 million at a plant within Indonesia in order to double manufacturing within the country as fiscal development spurs need for cars.

Nissan declared that plans to set up a new production collection in the facility in order to increase manufacturing. However, it declined to provide other details, like the timeline and the amount of money to be invested. The actual investment enables Nissan to double ability within Indonesia to 100,000 vehicles a year by 2013, the company mentioned in the statement today. Product sales that year may a lot more than quadruple to 90,000 vehicles from 21,440 in 2009, it said.

“We tend to be going in order to invest a lot in Indonesia,” Nissan’s Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn said at a media conference in Jakarta today. Nissan is also thinking about Indonesia being an export base, Ghosn mentioned. The organization may begin a research as well as development center in the country next year for market research, vehicle assessment and quality control, the statement said.

Widening labor unrest has forced auto components manufacturers to boost wages in China, improving manufacturing expenses with regard to Nissan, Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. A downsizing supply of low-cost labor in the world’s largest auto market is increasing workers’ bargaining power. Nissan fell 1.9 percent to close at 629 yen today in Tokyo buying and selling, in contrast to the 1.3 percent drop in the benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average. The actual stock declined for a sixth straight day, the longest streak since November.

Nissan LEAF Orders Already Above Capacitp

In just a few short days Nissan has already received over 13,000 orders for its 2011 LEAF!

2011 Nissan LEAF

2011 Nissan LEAF

This is both a wonderful and scary idea for Nissan. On the one hand, it is a huge honor & blessing that over 13,000 people want a Nissan LEAF, but on the other hand Nissan does not have the production capacity for that many new vehicles. It only anticipated that under 12,000 vehicles would be produced by the December delivery date, and now that the 13,000 have already been ordered, Nissan is well over that prediction.

Nissan Production Plant

Nissan Assembly Line

So, in order to make sure that all of the people who want a LEAF, get a LEAF in a timely manner, Nissan is looking into adding production capacity. I will keep you updated with more information on this as I hear more!

Hertz & the Nissan LEAF!

2011 Nissan LEAF

2011 Nissan LEAF

Early next year Hertz will be adding the all electric Nissan LEAF to its line-up of rental cars available in the US and Europe.

HERTZ Logo

HERTZ Logo

The car will start out in select cities, and then gradually grow to a larger span of places. The first cities in the US will be in the
California area (thats where the Toyota Prius did the best when it was introduced into the Hertz line-up).

2011 Nissan LEAF Interior

2011 Nissan LEAF Interior

Be on the look out for them! Renting a Nissan LEAF from Hertz for a day or two is a great way to test drive the vehicle and see if it is for you!

2011 Nissan LEAF Gears

2011 Nissan LEAF Gears

A $3,000 car?! No Way!

Well, the car really isn’t advertised in dollars, but rather in Indian Rupees (Rp132,750 to be exact)! Nissan has announced it’s plan to produce three cars, over the next few years, that will rival the Tata Nano (which sells for $2,500), in India.  The first vehicle will be the Micra Compact, and, by the year 2013, all three new models, plus three imported Nissan models, will be on the Indian market and Nissan plans to sell around 100,000 units a year (which is a BIG step up from the 360 units that were sold this past year)!

Personally, I know that I can not wait to take a look at this car after its production; hopefully Nissan will have a model here in the states for us to take a look at!

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