Nissan said it will repay customers who had their cars destroyed during the mid-September anti-Japan protests in China.
Nissan, the biggest Japanese carmaker in China by sales, announced that all owners of Nissan and Venucia vehicles will be repaid for their damaged cars during the riots in China, and for the future similar demonstrations. This is part of the company’s plan to bring customers back, after sales were severely affected after dealerships were torched and cars were smashed last month during the violent protests. Nissan’s sales
“We want to ease consumers’ concerns over using and purchasing our cars,” said Sharon Shen, a Beijing-based spokeswoman for Nissan.
Nissan also announced it will fully repay the cost of medical treatment for the owners who were injured during the violent attacks on their vehicles last month. The violent demonstrations in China made Nissan halt production at its four factories in China, located in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou and the central city of Zhengzhou.
The anti-Japan sentiments have been simmering for decades in China and this weekend all the hate feelings turned into violent attacks and demonstrations aimed at Japanese automakers such as Toyota and Honda, forcing frightened Japanese to hide.