Nissan Motor Co. said Friday it will release four models in Pakistani this month, re-entering that market after more than four years of absence.
It hopes to sell about 100 vehicles a month in the rapidly growing market. Nissan produced the Sunny subcompact sedan in the country from 1996 to 2000.
The models to be offered are the Sunny; the Cefiro luxury sedan, known as the Teana in Japan; the Patrol off-road vehicle, known as the Safari in Japan; and the X-Trail sport utility vehicle. They are to be imported from Japan and distributed by Ghandhara Nissan Ltd., Nissan’s sales firm in Pakistan.
It said automakers sold 114,843 vehicles in Pakistan in 2004, up 51 percent from the previous year and more than triple the figure for 2000.
Under the plan, which will take effect in fiscal 2005, beginning April, Nissan aims to rack up annual global sales of 4.2 million vehicles by the end of the plan’s duration, up from a little more than 3 million units in fiscal 2003.
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