Nissan Motor India, the company's subsidiary here, which exported 1.2 lakh units last fiscal is looking to at least maintain the same number this year as the European and the Middle-East markets remained a concern.
"When we started operations in India eight years back we looked at the possibility of not only addressing domestic requirements but also for exports, as we needed to achieve economy of scale. Today we have justified that strategy," Nissan India Operations President Guillaume Sicard said.
Nissan began exporting from India five years ago and it at present ships to over 106 countries. Korean auto major Hyundai is the largest car exporter from India.
Commenting on the road ahead, he said: "Today we are the second-largest car exporter from India, our model Micra is the most exported model from India and we look to enhance our position. We are always looking for new customers globally."
When asked about this year's targets, Sicard said: "We are looking to maintain last year's export numbers, if not more. If we are able to do more would depend on how the European and the Middle-East markets recover."