Nissan officially opened its satellite design studio in Rio de Janeiro today. Located at Nissan Brazil's headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, the Nissan Design America Rio studio (NDA-R) is tasked with researching materials and styling and is already contributing to future development projects.
Today Nissan officially opened its R $2.6 billion (USD $1.5 billion) * industrial complex in Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, marking one of the largest automotive investments by any manufacturer in the country.
Today, during a visit to the construction site for Nissan's new Vehicle Plant in Resende, Brazil, in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Carlos Ghosn, President and CEO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced that the Industrial Complex will also include an Engine Plant. The new engine plant will open in 2014 with a capacity to produce up to 200,000 engines per year.
Nissan do Brasil reached a new milestone in 2012. In addition to being the top growing automaker for the third consecutive year, Nissan do Brasil has for the first time exceeded 100,000 units sold in the domestic market. These are considerable results for Nissan, taking into account the issues faced by the brand due to vehicle shortages at dealerships.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced plans to invest 2.6 billion BRL ($1.5 billion*) to construct an all-new manufacturing facility in Resende in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro and develop, industrialize and launch new products.