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TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Nissan begins assembly of all-new Navara in new Thailand plant

Nissan has begun production of the all-new NP300 Navara at its newest production plant in Thailand, its second in the country.

A production hub for Nissan's midsize pickup, the plant is expected to produce 150,000 units annually once it is at full production capacity. According to Nissan, more than half of the vehicles produced at the plant will be exported to 45 countries around the world.

"Thailand is the engine of growth for us in the region, so we're excited to be opening this second plant today that will produce our latest pickup," said Nissan executive vice president for global manufacturing Fumiaki Matsumoto. "It signifies our optimism for Thailand as a growing automotive market, a center of manufacturing excellence for the region, and an export hub for the world."

Production of the NP300 Navara at the assembly plant started on July 1, while sales began on July 3. Delivery of the units to owners will commence in August.

Now, the question is: When will we get the Philippine-market units?

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