Europe: Ghosn sees the region’s sales growing in 2015 for the alliance image

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn remains bullish about the prospects of the company in one of its core-market regions – Europe. He is also increasingly confident that the Japanese member would be able to claim an 8% global market share by the end of March 2017.

The Nissan member – the second-largest automaker in Japan, has been tasked with increasing its worldwide market share from 6.7% in 2013 to 8% by the end of March 2017. The expected delivery growth should come from the European US and China regions. According to Ghosn, Nissan should moderately increase its share in 2015, as china, India and the US are scheduled to grow – even though the latter only modestly. When it comes to Europe he thinks the situation would be “stable-plus,” equaling to a 1 to 2% climb. On the other hand some markets – such as Russia or Brazil – have proven disastrous this year.

Ghosn is also especially happy about its partnership with Daimler AG, which primarily benefits the Infiniti luxury brand – which shares components and platforms with Mercedes-Benz models – allowing for a rapid expansion of both brands in terms of cost cutting. While sharing would increase over the years, the CEO does not believe that one day each Infiniti model would be developed on the Daimler partnership base.

Via Automotive News Europe