Ghandhara Nissan will be launching three Datsun models in H2 of 2020, reports a local media outlet. Last year Ghandhara Nissan launched a full range of Renault trucks in the local market for its customers.
In March 2018, Nissan officially announced its entry in Pakistan. The manufacturing and licensing agreement between Nissan and Ghandhara, will see the local production of Datsun models in Pakistan. The move was part of Nissan’s strategy to engage with emerging automotive markets around the world, bringing brands and products tailored to meet rising consumer demand. At that point the company officials stated that the sales of first locally built (Datsun) vehicles are expected to begin in Pakistan within the 2019 fiscal year.
Now Ghandhara Nissan (GNL) Project Director and Senior Executive Director Marketing and Sales Muazzam Pervez Khan, while talking to Dawn has revealed that commercial production of three Datsun models will begin in the second half of 2020.
In the past GNL had assembled B14 Nissan Sunny between 1996 and 2004, some 2,500 units of Sunny were produced during this period. Then again in 2009, GNL announced to assemble the N16 Sunny which they were already selling as a CBU import from 2006 onwards, however that venture couldn’t last for long either before the production came to a complete halt.