Tuesday, 11th June 2013
In General Japan News,
Nissan and Mitsubishi join forces to produce minicar
It's not surprising that smaller cars are becoming more popular in this tough economic climate and Japan is no exception with an increased demand for cheaper, more fuel-efficient vehicles.
Therefore, it's arguably no shock that Nissan has announced it will begin selling its first ever minicar this month in Japan.
The project is a joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors and the cars will be sold as the Nissan DAYZ and the Mitsubishi eK Wagon.
Production of the vehicles has already begun at the Mizushima plant, which is owned by Mitsubishi, in Okayama prefecture.
Nissan Motor Company hit the headlines recently after it was announced that it had started testing its new electric company van currently referred to as e-NV200.
The van is being tested in Saitama City, Japan, which is relevant as the town has been promoting the use of electric vehicles as a way to reduce carbon emissions as part of a program called E-KIZUNA.
Written by Graham McPherson
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