A Nissan NV200 MPV in taxi colors, seen parked on a street in central Beijing. Nissan has scored great victories with the NV200; New York and London have selected the vehicle to become their new standard-taxi. The photos indicate Nissan has plans to try something similar in China.
Dongfeng is working on a new upmarket pickup truck, price will start around 160.000 yuan which is some 30.000 more than the most expensive Dongfeng-branded pickup truck on the market today. The new yet nameless vehicle will be made by Zhengzhou Auto, a subsidiary of Dongfeng Automotive and home of the Zhengzhou-Nissan joint venture that makes various Nissan commercial vehicles for the Chinese market. Many of those vehicles are also sold under the Dongfeng-brand for less money so this new car will likely have a lot of Nissan DNA as well. Via: iFeng.
The Nissan Juke has been spotted testing in China. The Juke will arrive on the China car market as an import sometime next year. Whether the Juke will be made in China in the future is still not decided. The location however where these pics where made points out to local production.
Zhengzhou Nissan has begun construction work on its brand new 280 million yuan ($44.17m) research and development center. The center will be ready for work by 2013. Zhengzhou Nissan’s 121-hectare R&D center will lead the Japanese manufacturer’s work on light commercial vehicles.