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Month: December 2015

New Nissan Pickup Production to Double in South Africa

Nissan LogoNissan is always looking to tap into growing markets around the globe. Most recently, the automaker laid plans to increase production of a new Nissan pickup production at its South African plant. Set to begin in 2018, production of the new Nissan pickup will double the factory’s current annual output.

The factory, which is located in Rosslyn, north of Pretoria, produces about 40,000 vehicles every year. Once the latest model begins production, that number is expected to rise to 80,000 vehicles per year.

South Africa has become a hotspot for Nissan and many other automakers, including Ford and Volkswagen. The country currently uses state provisions to attract new companies. The program will be extended past 2020 and qualification for the program will fall to 10,000 vehicles produced annually.

As for 2015, the number of vehicles produced in South Africa is expected to rise above 620,000 units. In 2014, 277,491 vehicles were produced in South Africa. That’s an enormous difference in any industry.

Nissan will likely announce more details about plans for a new pickup truck in early 2016.  We want to know what’s to come of the new Nissan Pickup here at 171 Nissan!  Tell us what you think about this truck and what your speculations are!

Holiday Travel Tips

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Happy holidays from everyone at 171 Nissan! If you plan on traveling, whether to see family and friends or to take a relaxing vacation, there are a few things you can do to ease the stress. Traveling this time of year means crowds, delays, and high ticket prices. Thankfully you can avoid all of those things with our holiday travel tips!

Crowds. Generally speaking, most people like to travel during the middle of the day, resulting in large crowds. To avoid getting caught up in the crowd, it’s important to pick the right time to fly. Early mornings and late at night are the best times as most people are at home or have already left for the day.

Delays. Some delays simply can’t be avoided but you can lower the chances you’ll have to deal with one. Early morning flights don’t see delays as often as other flights as they’re the first to leave the airport. If you do experience a delay, it’ll likely be shorter than the one that stems from it later in the day.

High Ticket Prices. Paying less for your ticket is as easy as booking your flight far in advance. Ticket prices tend to rise as more seats are booked and the holidays draw nearer. Book early and save some money!

Tell us about some of the other Holiday Travel Tips that have helped you in the past!

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