Between MCA and Nissan, it’s a rolling affair. On Friday afternoon, the Renault group and Nissan announced that the Cambrian plant will produce the new utility vehicle of the Japanese brand
The French manufacturer will produce in its factory in northern France, on the same platform as the next generation of the Kangoo
Nissan will have all its vans produced for the European market at Renault’s Maubeuge plant, the Japanese manufacturer announced on Friday. The replacements for the NV250 (heat engine) and e-NV200 (electric), for the transport of goods and people, will be manufactured in the North plant alongside the new generation Renault Kangoo, on a common platform.
The Maubeuge plant has already manufactured the Kubistar, a version of the Renault Kangoo, and the current NV250 (3,500 units in 2019). The names and volumes of future models have yet to be specified.
Manufacturing our future products with our Alliance partner brings competitive advantages to both companies, said Ashwani Gupta, Chief Operating Officer of Nissan Motor, in a statement. It is yet another example of our win-win strategy “.
Shaken by the arrest of its boss Carlos Ghosn at the end of 2018, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance launched in 2020 a new strategy providing for more parts and models in common and a benchmark company by model, geographic area, and technology.