<p><em>Photo courtesy of Nissan.</em></p>

Nissan Mexico has exported five million vehicles since the start of its exports operations in 1972, confirming again Nissan Mexico's position as the company's largest vehicle exporter worldwide, according to the automaker.

The five-millionth unit was a red Nissan NP300 Frontier pickup shipped from Veracruz and destined for Colombia, one of the top export markets for Nissan from Mexico. Nissan NP300 Frontier is assembled in Mexico's plant in Cuernavaca, Morelos (CIVAC), according to the automaker.

In 2002, Nissan reached one million exported vehicles. Five years later in 2007, the company reached two million units. The three-million milestone mark was achieved in less than four years in 2010. The four-millionth was accomplished within three years in 2013. Most recently, in a two-year record period, it increased from four to five million, according to the automaker.

Models included in these export numbers include Sentra, Tiida, March, NOTE, Versa, Tsuru, NV200, NV200 Taxi NY, NV250 (VAN), NP300 and the new NP300 Frontier. During Fiscal Year 2014, Nissan Sentra had the largest export volume and was shipped mainly to the U.S. and Brazil, with a total of 219,336 units. About 70 percent of the annual production is intended for export purposes, according to the automaker.