On November 4, Nissan Motor announced that the total number of engine produced in Mexico has reached 11 million.
Nissan began operations in its Mexico plant in Aguascalientes on November 1982. At first, the engine building was the main focus. In 1992, Nissan started producing completed cars.
Nine years after the start of the operation, the Aguascalientes plant has reached a production of 1 million in 1991. Since its production of completed vehicles in 1992, the number of engines produced increased dramatically.
After 33 years of operation, the total number of engine produced in the Aguascalientes plant has reached a record of 11 million units. The Aguascalientes plant currently produces the all-new Note, Versa, March and Sentra mounted with engine made in the said factory.
The engine that reached production of 11 million is the MRA8, a 1.8L 4-cylinder gasoline engine. This engine is mounted on the Sentra and has been shipped extensively to the US market.
(Translated by Aileen Bolo)