During the month of September, Nissan's Micra was the most exported car from India, followed by Ford's Ecosport
and General Motor's Beat.
Over the last few years, the Japanese automajor Nissan and Ford
of US have been on the top slots. Month-over-month, one of the two companies
will be number one and two.
7,412 units of Micra were exported in September. Ford's EcoSport
sold 6,837 units while General Motors' Beat
sold 6,643 units.
Micra was launched by Nissan in 2010 and it was one of the successful products for the company both in domestic and export markets. From April to September 2016, Nissan has exported 39,017 units of Micra from India.
In September 2016, Nissan reported a 20 per cent growth in overall exports from India as compared to the same month one year earlier. Nissan Motor exported a total of 11,999 vehicles — including both Nissan and Datsun cars — in September. Nissan in India has a portfolio of two brands, Nissan and Datsun.
Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations said, "Nissan is proud to contribute to the country's economy and the Make in India program by continuing to be one of the largest automotive exporters from India. Our strategy to use our plant in India as an export hub underlines our significant presence here and also demonstrates our long-term plans for growth. The Oragadam plant is the largest and most advanced in the Alliance, and directly and indirectly we have created 40,000 jobs in India, including 6,000 high value engineering jobs at our R&D centre."
Nissan earlier this year also announced the start of exports of the Datsun redi-GO to South Africa, Sri Lanka and Nepal, in addition to the Datsun GO