About Nissan in Africa
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. supplies innovative and exciting models across the hatchback, SUV, sedan and pickup segments in Africa. Nissan has three operational hubs and factories on the continent: Egypt in northern Africa, Nigeria and South Africa in Sub-Sahara Africa. Nissan South Africa is the operational hub for the Sub-Saharan Regional Business Unit. In South Africa, the company offers a range of 24 vehicles under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands, including the popular locally-produced Nissan light commercial vehicles - the NP200 half ton pickup and NP300 one-ton Hardbody - produced at the Rosslyn plant, north west of Pretoria. Nissan made history locally in 2014 with the introduction of Africa's first electric vehicle, Nissan's flagship Nissan LEAF. As well as boasting zero emissions leadership, Nissan is also a leader in the crossover segment. The Nigeria plant, in partnership with the Nissan and Stallion Group, formed after the Nigerian government introduction of new policies to stimulate local industry. Production of the first Nissan vehicles started at Stallion's VON plant in Lagos in April 2014, in doing so Nissan became the first OEM automaker to build cars in Nigeria for Nigeria. The plant assembles the Nissan Patrol, Almera, NP300 and Urvan. Nissan is targeting significant growth on the continent with a strong sales network and expanded product range introduced in emerging markets with innovative vehicles across the board including award-winning models such as the Qashqai and X-Trail.