Nissan SA hopes to start manufacturing its delayed Navarra bakkie in March or April 2021, MD Shinkichi Izumi said on Thursday.

Production should have started now, after a R3bn investment in the company’s Rosslyn, Tshwane assembly plant. The Covid-19 pandemic, however, has pushed it months behind schedule — first by closing the plant during lockdown and then by interrupting the arrival of machinery and technical staff from overseas.

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