Nissan will off-shore to India the engineering of two new European-built models as part of its drive to cut costs.
A new engineering centre at Chennai (once Madras), which has just opened, will crunch the numbers and handle the detail component engineering for Nissan’s new compact soft-roader and a redesigned commercial van
Some Nissan Europe engineering is moving to India along with next-generation Micra production
Lower engineering costs are driving the change in strategy, which will shift high-technology work from Cranfield, Britain, and Barcelona, Spain, to India.
According to a well-placed source, engineering costs in India are 40% lower than in the UK and 10% lower than in Spain.