December sales: Nissan up 70.4 % in China image

Nissan Motor and its local joint-venture sold 134,200 automobiles in China in December, up 70.4 % from a year earlier, according to the Japanese automaker.

That follows a 95.7 % year-on-year jump in November and a 127.8 % surge in October, which were partly boosted by a low base from 2012 when anti-Japan sentiment fanned by a territorial dispute between Beijing and Tokyo hurt sales of Japanese brands.

In 2013, Nissan sold 1,266,200 vehicles, up 17.2 % from a year earlier, matching its target of 1.25 million vehicles. Nissan makes vehicles in China in partnership with Dongfeng Motor Group Co Ltd.

This year, Nissan plans to launch production of upscale Infiniti brand cars in China, while also adding new models under the Venucia brand it jointly runs with Dongfeng.

Via Reuters