Nissan St. Petersburg plant discontinues the production of Teana sedan

Nissan St. Petersburg plant discontinues the production of Teana sedan

Autostat – Nissan has decided to end Teana sedan production at its St. Petersburg plant, due to the shrinkage in the D-segment of the Russian automobile market, excluding the premium brands.

In addition, the company is revising its production plans, due to the market shrinkage experienced in three consecutive years. St. Petersburg plant will reduce the number of shifts from two to one, from Spring 2016 onwards. This means lay-off for 500 people.

The company has started the production of Qashqai in St. Petersburg, on the other hand. The model was previously being manufactured at the Sunderland plant of Nissan. The company’s intention to localise the production of models sold in the Russian market is the reason behind the move.

The following models are currently being manufactured at Nissan St. Petersburg plant: X-Trail, Pathfinder, Murano and Qashqai.