Media often tout going "behind-the-scenes," but at the Nissan Motor Kyushu factory the Global Media Center team followed the production line from steel rolls to shipping vessel, a five-hour process that ultimately will take vehicles all over Japan and the world.
Today, Nissan announced it achieved a record market share over the January-December 2012 period of 3.9%, up 0.1% from 2011's figure. The market share growth came from 665,756 units sold in 2012 in an overall European car market that shrunk versus last year, when Nissan sold 683,813 units. Sales for the month of December totaled 51,405 units.
As Japan's top automobile executives gathered at an industry event in Tokyo to kick off the new year, Nissan COO Toshiyuki Shiga said he's expecting growth in 2013, citing the weaker yen and an improving outlook in China.