As you’ve gotten identified for fairly a while, Nissan Ibérica will shut its manufacturing plant in Zona Franca (Barcelona) on the finish of this yr. A hammer blow for the Spanish automotive trade, which loses one in all its most historic services, along with leaving many direct and oblique jobs within the air. So the newest announcement from Nissan Europe comes as no shock at this level: they verify that the Nissan Navarawill stop to happen on the finish of this yr, with no alternative in sight.
Launched on the market in 2014, Nissan’s pick-up has come to have two first cousins: Mercedes X-Class and Renault Alaskan shared manufacturing services with Navara. To date, the Mercedes X-Class have ceased manufacturing and the Alaskan is manufactured in Latin America, its most important market. The Nissan Navara loved good gross sales in El Paso, however Nissan says pick-up market is in clear decline in Europe and that shopper preferences have radically modified lately.
Gross sales within the pick-up phase have stagnated and dropped significantly lately.
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The pick-up phase skilled a transparent increase over the past decade, since they went from being thought of work instruments, to turning into acquainted, comfy, well-equipped automobiles with an excellent ardour element. The rules additionally accompanied them, with the elevating of their pace restrict to 120 km / h in nations like Spain. However, the projected improve in demand for pick-ups didn’t totally materialize, and the present situation of emission discount and electrification additional complicates its close to future.
It’s tough to justify the sale of a high-emission automobile as of late. And never solely that, lowering the emissions of a pick-up and / or electrifying it’s a advanced and costly job, which might solely be justified with a adequate industrial quantity. Based on the specialised media Automotive Information Europe, at the moment solely Ford and Toyota can afford to proceed promoting quantity pick-ups. In reality, Ford will assume the event of the Volkswagen Amarok, a productive synergy completely mandatory within the present world situation.
Electrifying a pick-up is advanced and costly, and may solely be justified by quantity.
Though the Nissan Navara ceases to be produced on the finish of the yr, will proceed to be offered new till effectively into 2022 – that’s, till the inventory is exhausted within the industrial community. Nissan would have the recourse to import the Nissan Navara from its manufacturing services in Thailand, the place the 2021 mannequin of the Navara is already manufactured and offered, which has lately acquired a considerable facelift – in actual fact, its sister known as Nissan Frontier to the opposite. facet of the pond, and is already on sale in markets resembling the US.
Pictures of the Nissan Navara