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Automotive News Europe

July 6, 2018 09:47 CET

TOKYO – Nissan says it is still committed to auxiliary with Daimler following a news it has dangling corner growth of a oppulance compress automobile amid an capricious U.S. marketplace outlook.

The Japanese automaker’s Infiniti reward code motionless to hindrance growth of a car since of a thespian change in U.S. direct divided from newcomer cars and toward light trucks, according to a news on Friday in Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo business daily.

Nissan was also endangered about uncertainties in a opinion for tariffs, a journal said.

The car would have been built during a plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, withdrawal it exposed to probable avocation impact as a U.S. supervision seeks to renegotiate NAFTA, a news said.

That plant, a 50-50 try between Daimler and a Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, was finished in 2017 and has annual ability for 230,000 vehicles.

Last December, a bureau began creation a Infiniti QX50 crossover, formed on a height jointly grown with Daimler.

Nissan orator Shiro Nagai declined to criticism on a report, observant a association can’t plead destiny product plans. But he pronounced Nissan and a fondness sojourn committed to a broad-ranging partnership in place with a German primogenitor association of Mercedes-Benz.

Added Infiniti orator Trevor Hale: “The team-work between a Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Daimler is plain and we continue to reap a advantages of a successful cooperation, that includes a series of rd and production initiatives around a world.”

Nissan has a 1.55 percent interest in Daimler, which, in turn, binds 3.1 percent of Nissan. Renault owns 1.55 percent of Daimler, and a German automaker has a reciprocal 3.1 percent share.

Among other projects, Nissan and Daimler jointly furnish engines during Nissan’s U.S. powertrain plant in Decherd, Tennessee. The dual also have concluded to jointly rise a pickup for Mercedes-Benz.

You can strech Hans Greimel during hgreimel@crain.com. — Follow Hans on Twitter


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