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Nissan Targets Light Commercial Vehicle Leadership Position By 2016

"Our ambition to become a global LCV player has been achieved. Our target now is to be the world's leading LCV manufacturer by 2016," said Hideto Murakami, corporate vice president in charge of Nissan's Global LCV Business Unit.

Global LCV sales already account for more than 20 per cent of all Nissan sales and the ambition will be achieved by expansion in new markets, strategic partnerships and substantial growth in traditional markets. An ongoing new model offensive will see the company with one of the youngest model ranges of any manufacturer.

As further evidence of the company's global presence, Nissan has also been chosen to be the LCV official supplier for the highly successful Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 Team.

And Nissan's global leadership of the zero-emission passenger car market will be matched in the LCV market when sales of an all-electric version of the award winning compact NV200 - e-NV200 - start in 2014.

"Nissan's LCV offering is a compelling one," said Hideto Murakami. "The range is wide, varied and packed with innovative technology, while Nissan's global leadership in zero-emission mobility will be underlined by e-NV200.

"Our plans might sound ambitious, but I have no doubt we will succeed in our aim to be the world's leading LCV manufacturer by 2016."

For news and information about Nissan's Light Commercial Vehicles, please visit: http://www.nissanlcv.com/EN/

For LCV videos: http://www.nissanlcv.com/EN/VIDEOS/

About Nissan North America In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and  www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan  Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen ( USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

SOURCE Nissan Motor Company

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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