Nissan is investing R3 billion to equip its factory in Rosslyn near Pretoria to build the new Navara.
The investment will boost the carmaker's production capacity by 30 00 units.
The plant will hire an extra 400 employees.
Nissan will produce the bakkie for both local and export markets.
The Japanese automaker has been making vehicles in South Africa since 1963.
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We’re on track to roll the first vehicle off the line in 2020.— Mike Whitfield, Managing Director - Nissan Africa
Our business is very much a long-term business… The investment is not linked to any short-term decision…— Mike Whitfield, Managing Director - Nissan Africa
It [Navara] is a lot more complex than anything we’re building today…— Mike Whitfield, Managing Director - Nissan Africa
We have a truly [globally] competitive plant…— Mike Whitfield, Managing Director - Nissan Africa
It [Africa] is the only market without a substantial automotive industry…— Mike Whitfield, Managing Director - Nissan Africa
The quality of the graduates we’re getting is excellent. We train them both here and globally…— Mike Whitfield, Managing Director - Nissan Africa
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