Nissan Motor Co. (7201), the largest automaker in Mexico, will start domestic production of the Note subcompact and export the cars throughout the Americas.

The five-door model will be the third assembled at the factory in Aguascalientes, Mexico, according to a Jan. 12 statement. Nissan will keep building the cars in China, India and Thailand while using Mexican-made Notes for the Americas, said Maria Eugenia Santiago, a spokeswoman in Mexico City.

Adding the Note underscores Mexico’s auto-making prowess in a year when an industry trade group projects that output may top 3 million for the first time. Production and exports both set records last year, with about 86 percent of the vehicles sent abroad going to the U.S., Canada or elsewhere in Latin America

via Nissan Expands Mexico Lineup to Build Note Subcompact Car – Businessweek.