The Nissan Murano SUV is scheduled to be built at Nissan’s St. Petersburg production facility in Russia, the Japanese automaker recently announced.

This is good news for Nissan and the employment line in the St. Petersburg plant, which will see an increase in job opportunities sometime in June to accommodate the impending production start of the Murano sometime in 2011. According to Nissan, the decision to produce the Murano SUV in St. Petersburg, which will then be sold exclusively in Russia, will result in a spike in employment from 850 employees to about 1,450 employees. In addition to that, Nissan is planning to add a second shift to expedite the production of all the models being built in St. Petersburg.

As it stands, Nissan has sold around 9,000 Muranos in Russia since the SUV made its debut in the country a little over four years ago and with the production of the car being done in local soil, the company expects to see an upswing in sales in the near future.


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  (762) posted on 07.1.2011

I agree that this car is quite impressive. However, I haven’t heard any news about this production. I wonder why it take so long before debuting this car.

  (429) posted on 07.1.2011

hmm. I think there’s no stunning details on this SUV. I guess that’s what you get from Nissan! I wonder what’s the speed performance of this car.

  (273) posted on 05.26.2011

Are they going to import those car in Russia here in US? or the Japanese automaker will supply us directly. And I wonder to whom will this car made in Russia will be distributed.

  (399) posted on 05.26.2011

No doubt about that! It seems that the popularity of the Nissan already reached Europe!Nissan production, Indeed is a great job opportunity for Russian. However, I just wonder where will their supply for the parts.

  (364) posted on 03.16.2010

Probably Nissan is inspired by the beauty of Lada cars smiley, nissan is company that is making the ugliest cars in the planet with french cars, which to me are ugliest.

  (344) posted on 03.15.2010

It is indeed a good job opportunity for the Russians. Do they like SUVs though? I mean I know some countries don’t like SUVs. Anyhow, how come it is only the Murano that is going out to be produced in the country. Why not make some model else like the Nissan Montero Sport 2011 perhaps? It is a nice SUV anyways.

  (1333) posted on 03.14.2010

sounds like a job opportunity to russians. one thing about russians is they purchasing their own product with that they are also helping their country to earn.

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