Nissan and Mitsubishi to launch new kei vehicles as collaboration expands

KURASHIKI, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Company will introduce 4 new minivehicles in Japan by way of their three way partnership, as the businesses proceed to broaden their collaboration. Manufacturing of the all-new Nissan Dayz, Nissan Dayz Freeway Star, Mitsubishi eK wagon and Mitsubishi eK X started as we speak at Mitsubishi’s Mizushima Plant in Kurashiki, Japan. For the primary time, the fashions might be provided with semiautonomous driving know-how, designed for single-lane use on highways. NMKV, a three way partnership of the 2 firms, built-in Nissan’s superior applied sciences and Mitsubishi’s intensive expertise in minivehicle manufacturing into the tall wagon-type vehicles. The businesses launched the primary era of the fashions in 2013 and have elevated their collaboration since turning into Alliance companions in 2016. Final month, the all-new Nissan Livina, which shares a platform with the Mitsubishi Xpander, went on sale in Indonesia. The brand new fashions ship a markedly improved efficiency, with upgraded platforms, engines and transmissions. Additionally they characteristic all-new design. Whereas the Nissan and Mitsubishi minivehicles share key parts, they keep separate model options. The fashions will go on sale later this month. At a ceremony as we speak on the Mizushima Plant, Mitsubishi Motors Chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko, Nissan SVP Asako Hoshino and NMKV President and CEO Junichi Endo pledged to maintain working collectively.   Contact Koji Okuda or Nicholas Maxfield +81-(zero)45-523-5552 nissan_japan_communications@mail.nissan.co.jp For extra details about our merchandise, providers and dedication to sustainable mobility, go to nissan-global.com. You may as well observe us on Fb, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our newest movies on YouTube.