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Micra set for export


Nissan Motor India would commence shipping of its popular hatchback car 'Micra' to overseas markets this month, a top company official said today.

"We will start shipping Micra models to overseas markets European, Middle East and African markets from our plant in Chennai from this month," Nissan Motor India Chairman and Managing Director Kiminobu Tokuyama told PTI.


The company, which introduced the Micra in the Indian market in July, has received 3,600 bookings so far, he said, adding that their Chennai plant is serving as a global hub.

Nissan Motor India registered total sales of 1,249 units in August 2010. In the same month last year, it sold 22 units.

The company had earlier said it started nationwide sales of Micra on July 15 and has sold 928 units that month.

Nissan Motor India besides Micra currently retails luxury sedan Teana, premium SUV X-trail and sports car 370Z as completely built units in the country.

Tokuyama was here to take part in the two-day conference 'CONNECT 2010', organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).