Nissan Sentra production has resumed in Russia

Nissan Sentra production has resumed in Russia

Vedomosti – The production of Nissan Sentra sedan has resumed at Lada Izhevsk plant (part of AVTOVAZ) in March 2017, as told by a Nissan representative to Vedomosti. The model has not been manufactured during the January-February period. The representative has explained the reason for the suspension of the production of the model with the sufficient stock in dealer warehouses during the aforementioned period, which provided sales for several months in advance.

The production has resumed in March, due to the reduction in stocks, he stated on Monday. A senior manager from one of the dealer companies has also confirmed the current low stock levels, without specifying any figures. Despite the low demand for the vehicle, the company has resumed the production in order to prevent model range shrinkage, the manager noted. The Nissan representative did not give a clue, as to the planned Sentra production figures at Izhevsk plant for 2017, however, stated that the March production volume is low.

Approximately 1500 Sentra have been manufactured in 2016 (a year-on-year rise by 3.6 times), according to a source close to the management team of Lada Izhevsk. Sentra sales have shrunk by more than a double last year, to 2040 units, according to Auto Review data. As published by AEB, the total sales of Nissan have gone down by 23% in Russia in 2016 to 70,464 units, and by 11% in the passenger car and light commercial vehicle markets combined.