Nissan might spin off heavy truck business in China

March 20, 2012 by Joey Wang

Nissan Motor and Dongfeng Motor Group Co will spin off the heavy truck segment of their China venture to Dongfeng’s state parent, paving the way for local production of Renault and Infiniti cars as well as a possible new Dongfeng-Volvo truck tie-up, Chinese media reported on Monday.

Nissan’s passenger car business in the venture will remain intact, as will its light commercial truck production with Shanghai-listed Dongfeng Automobile Co, Sina.com said citing unspecified sources.

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Dongfeng and Volvo truck plan China joint venture, Dongfeng to make Infiniti cars

December 12, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

Here we have an interesting look into making deals in China. Dongfeng and Volvo (the truck maker) plan a joint venture to make Volvo trucks for the Chinese market. But Dongfeng already has a joint venture with Nissan which makes medium-to-heavy duty trucks that are sold under the Dongfeng-name.


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