The all new Nissan Navara 2021 pickup will be one of the few mass-market automobiles to be produced in Africa for Africans and will be available in 2021 after its debuts. Kabelo Rabotho, Country Director, Nissan South Africa and Sub-Sahara Africa, disclosed that the All New Nissan Navara 2021 will brag of features preferably fit to the rugged strains positioned on light commercial vehicles (LCVs) operating on – and off – the Africa’s roads.
Rabotho further added that “For the first time in history, the full model line-up of the next generation Navara will be produced on home soil, made in Africa for Africans. I am immensely proud that we have overcome adversity and the effects of COVID-19 to reach this milestone and bring this amazing pickup to Africa.”
The Nissan Navara 2021 model will be produced at Nissan’s plant in Rosslyn, South Africa and also assembled in Accra, Ghana in corporation with long-time Nissan purveyor Japan Motors. Nigeria will be a key marketplace, thanks to the nation’s established automotive industry and strong craving for Nissan automobiles.
Kabelo Rabotho disclosed that the above factors and Nissan’s 3-billion-rand ($195-million) investment in the Rosslyn manufacturing plant demonstrated its assurance to actively pursuing the Nissan NEXT transformation plan in Africa.
“Africa is a critical region for Nissan. Africa is one of the fastest-growing territories for the company globally in terms of Total Industry Volume (TIV), therefore Nissan will continue to enhance its product offering through vehicles like the Navara as well as footprint throughout the region,” – Kabelo Rabotho
“The wealth of features perfectly suited to African conditions combined with Nissan’s considerable investment in manufacturing capacity demonstrates our commitment to the African market. The new Navara marks a significant milestone in our journey towards making safe, smart, stylish and sustainable mobility available to more people in Africa,” – Kabelo Rabotho