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Nissan cuts car production at 2 plants

Nissan will cut production at two of its four domestic assembly plants as sales in its home market have plunged on a lack of new models.

india Updated: Jun 16, 2006 12:57 IST

Nissan Motor, Japan's second- largest automaker, said it cut production at two of its four domestic assembly plants as sales in its home market have plunged on a lack of new models.

Nissan stopped one shift at its Oppama factory in Kanagawa, near Tokyo in April, and reduced the working time at its Tochigi plant, north of Tokyo, said Kiyoshi Ariga, a Nissan spokesman.

Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's chief executive officer, has failed to stem an eight-month drop in domestic sales. The Tokyo-based automaker's sales excluding minicars have dropped 18 per cent compared with a 3.