Due to increased demand for Nissan's Versa in the U.S. market, Nissan Mexicana’s Civac manufacturing plant in Cuernavaca, Mexico, will start to manufacture and export the cars to the U.S. in the spring of 2007.
This will be Nissan's second North American production source for the Versa subcompact vehicle, which is also produced at Nissan Mexicana’s other assembly plant in Aguascalientes.
The Versa is also known as the Tiida in other global markets.
The additional production at the Cuernavaca facility will require the hiring of 1,500 more workers, for a total of about 3,500 employees at the plant.
In 1966, when the Cuernavaca plant, which is located 50 miles south of Mexico City, began operations it was the first wholly-owned Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. overseas manufacturing facility. Currently, the plant produces the Nissan Tsuru and the D21 chassis/light duty truck for the Mexican market.