MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Nissan has announced it is leaping into the Canadian commercial vehicle market.
The company will roll out its first of three commercial vehicles in early 2010, Nissan announced in a release this afternoon. The company has inked a supply deal with Cummins for engines and ZF Friedrichshafen AG for transmissions.
The trucks will be built at Nissan’s plant in Canton, Mississippi. Nissan ultimately plans to expand its commercial vehicle business in North America to include several products with GVWs of less than eight tonnes.
“Globally, the commercial vehicle business is a substantial part of Nissan’s sales and profitability, and this vast experience and knowledge will be leveraged within the Canadian market,” says Jeff Parent, vice-president of sales and marketing, Nissan. “Our entry into commercial vehicles is a testament to Nissan’s vision for its Canadian operations and its commitment to addressing the needs of commercial customers in Canada.”
Nissan already sells commercial vehicles into 73% of global markets.
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