Nissan Invitation Concept Live in Geneva 2012
H Nissan ανακοίνωσε ότι θα επενδύσει 130 εκατ. ευρώ ώστε να κατασκευάσει νέο εργοστάσιο στη Βαρκελώνη της Ισπανίας. Σε αυτό θα κατασκευάζει το Navara, τα κιβώτια των Leaf και eNV200 καθώς και “ένα νέο επιβατικό αυτοκίνητο”. Η Nissan δεν το κατονομάζει, αλλά σίγουρα πρόκειται για το νέο hatchback της C-Segment κατηγορίας που ετοιμάζει η Ιαπωνική εταιρία. Θα βγει στην αγορά το 2014 και θα τεθεί απέναντι από τα VW Golf, Ford Focus, Opel Astra καθώς και από τα υπόλοιπα αυτοκίνητα της κατηγορίας.

Στόχος της Nissan είναι να πουλά 80.000 αυτοκίνητα ετησίως με το αυτοκίνητο σχεδιαστικά να χρησιμοποιεί στοιχεία από την επόμενη γενιά του Qashqai αλλά και από το Ιnvitation Concept

Μηχανικά θα φορά μια γκάμα κινητήρων βενζίνης και πετρελαίου της Renault-Nissan όπου ανάμεσα τους θα βρίσκεται και ο νέος 1.600αρης πετρελαιοκινητήρας 130 ίππων της Renault. Αργότερα θα υπάρξει και Nismo έκδοση η οποία θα τεθεί απέναντι από το Golf GTI. Πιθανότατα να φορά έναν turbo 1.600άρη κινητήρα απόδοσης 200 ίππων, ενώ για αυτούς που θέλουν κάτι πιο δυνατό, θα υπάρχει και έκδοση RS με 230 άλογα.

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NISSAN TO BUILD A NEW PASSENGER CAR AND TO INVEST MORE THAN €130 MILLION IN BARCELONA

  • Nissan allocates production of a passenger car, additional production of the 1-Ton Pick Up, and assembly of electric-vehicle gearbox

Nissan announced today that it has allocated production of a new passenger car to its manufacturing plant in Barcelona. Production will begin in July 2014. Barcelona won the bid shortly after reaching a new competitive proposal with the local works council.

The new passenger car brings an additional 80,000 units of annual capacity to Barcelona, through an investment of €110 million, and the creation of 1,000 direct and 3,000 indirect jobs. The move also diversifies the Barcelona plant’s production, which previously had been heavily dependent on light-commercial vehicles and 4×4’s – vehicles that have been impacted by the economic crisis.

Additionally, Nissan is allocating to Barcelona the production of 24,000 units of additional annual capacity for the 1-Ton Pickup, an investment of €14 million, and the assembly of the gearbox for the Nissan LEAF and Nissan eNV200, an investment of €6 million.

These investments, totalling more than €130 million in the coming years, will be used to renovate production lines for the new passenger car, for the introduction of new technology needed to support electric-vehicle production, and for adapting the supplier park to new production requirements. This adds to more than €200 million of previously announced investment for the production of a new truck in Nissan’s Avila plant and the manufacture in Barcelona of the e-NV200, the second all-electric vehicle to be added to Nissan’s lineup. In total, the commitment is a clear demonstration to the importance of Nissan’s industrial operations in Spain and an endorsement of the competitive efforts made with unions, governments and employees.

Barcelona operations are positioned to become among the most competitive and versatile, with the ability to produce passenger cars, 4x4s, LCVs and electric vehicles – a wide range of models designed to meet customer expectations.

Nissan Motor Ibérica Managing Director, Frank Torres comments: “I have the pleasure of sharing with you the fruits of the competitiveness agreement reached last week, which have opened the door to new production opportunities. The most important thing now is to be able to ensure the successful launch of these products and keep the competitiveness commitment. If we do, I am sure new opportunities will come.”

He continues: “In the coming years, Barcelona plant will work at full capacity, with an annual output over 200,000 units while maintaining its attractiveness to produce new models. Given the current crisis environment, this is not only a great achievement for Nissan, but for the entire industry in this country.”