The Nissan Z car, a 400-hp, twin-turbo symbol of the struggling Japanese automaker's revival, is the latest product launch to be derailed by global supply chain woes.
A key innovation is a new powertrain assembly technique called SUMO, short for simultaneous underfloor mounting operation. It foreshadows Nissan’s approach to next-gen EV production.
Plant shutdowns have translated into lost wages for tens of thousands of workers across Mexico due to furloughs and layoffs.
A new factory would come after Nissan completes its transition from a discount, volume player to a quality, value brand, COO Ashwani Gupta said.