Nissan is expecting to decide whether to build a new plant in Russia within the year. According to Senior Vice President of Nissan Europe, Brian Carolin, the enticement of manufacturing in the fast-growing market the automaker in the middle of a market study, and a decision could come soon.

And the Japanese manufacturer isn't alone-- Toyota has already announced their intentions to build a facility in St. Petersburg, and Ford is contemplating erecting a plant the area as well.

Nissan shifted some 46,000 units in Russia during 2005, and 2006 sales are predicted to be around 60,000 vehicles.

[Source: ABC News]


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