The 5,000th new vehicle to be built at Premcar’s Epping (VIC, Australia) production facility has rolled off the assembly line.
The new vehicle to set the milestone was a Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar, which completed its full Australian secondary manufacturing at the company’s Epping-based engineering and production centre on Thursday 6 April 2023.
The vehicle is part of Nissan’s highly successful Warrior by Premcar series, a new-vehicle enhancement program that takes selected model variants from Nissan’s new-vehicle range and re-engineers and re-develops them for Australia’s unique driving conditions.
Dual-cab 4×4 Navara pick-up models from the PRO-4X and SL model grades are shipped from Nissan’s overseas assembly plants to Premcar’s Epping production facility for secondary new-vehicle manufacturing and completion. Once completed, they are shipped to Nissan’s national dealer network via its new-vehicle logistics provider.
During their production stop at Premcar’s new-vehicle production facility in Epping, these vehicles are fitted with their Australian-designed-and-engineered components, which have all been developed by Premcar for Nissan.
“Car number 5,000 means a lot to the Premcar team,” said Bernie Quinn, Engineering Director at Premcar. “In very short time, the Warrior program has grown from the original Navara N-Trek Warrior to the current PRO-4X Warrior and SL Warrior model variants. And with the Nissan Patrol Warrior’s development program in full swing, we can’t wait to add it to our local new-vehicle assembly lines and seeing it in Nissan showrooms across the country.”
The Nissan Navara Warrior by Premcar program began in 2019 with the Navara N-Trek Warrior by Premcar, Nissan Australia’s first local new-vehicle enhancement program with the local firm. The success of this engineered-and-built-for-Australia 4×4 dual-cab pick-up has continued with the award-winning Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar, which was later joined by the Navara SL Warrior by Premcar in 2022.
In September last year, Nissan Australia and Premcar announced the Y62-series Patrol would join the successful Warrior by Premcar program, becoming a new model grade in the Nissan’s Australian showroom line-up. The 298 kW 4×4 Patrol Warrior SUV is currently undergoing its Australian re-engineering and manufacturing development program. Premcar is scheduled to commence manufacturing and assembly in Australia later this year.
Premcar’s Nissan-based Warrior new-vehicle enhancement program follows a long line of OEM new-vehicle design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly programs performed by the Melbourne-based company, which celebrates its 27th year in 2023. Brands such as Ford, Toyota and Mazda have all benefited from Premcar’s product development input, which ranges from small engineering projects to complete new-vehicle platforms and new-model programs for global carmakers.
Bernie Quinn – Engineering Director
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About Premcar – Premcar Pty Ltd is a leading Australian vehicle engineering business that specialises in the automotive, defence and aerospace industries. For more than 25 years, global car-makers have made Premcar their go-to partner for the complete design, engineering and manufacture of niche-model new cars, full-scale new-vehicle development programs, and electric vehicle (EV) conversions and manufacturing. As the name behind more than 200,000 new cars and 55,000 new-vehicle engines, Premcar’s body of work is extensive and has delivered technical and sales success for major car brands from Europe, the USA, Japan, China and Australia. Visit premcar.com.
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