© Reuters. Nissan is focusing on electric and low-fuel cars in China
SHANGHAI / TOKYO (Reuters) – Two Nissan Motor Co. officials told Reuters that the financially troubled company is expected to display a new car “with no alternative to its success” at the Shanghai Auto Show, which starts on Monday, and to explain its environmentally friendly policy in China.
The vehicle that Nissan intends to show is a new design for its X-Trail SUV. Nissan launched a similar car, called Rogue, in the United States last year. The new car will be available in China later this year.
One of the sources explained that a car with a turbocharged three-cylinder engine that is economical in consumption of gasoline may find it difficult to accept it in China, where similar technologies have proven unpopular.
One of them said the car “must succeed”. The two sources refused to reveal their identity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
In addition to launching the X-Trail in China, Chief Operating Officer Ashwani Gupta is expected to tell reporters in Shanghai via the Internet from Japan on Monday that Nissan’s green car strategy has two axes: The company focuses primarily on fuel-efficient hybrid technology that combines electricity. (SE 🙂 and petrol, as well as battery-powered electric cars, to make its car lineup in China more environmentally friendly.
Nissan said in January that all of its cars in major markets, including China, would be powered by electricity early in the next decade as part of its efforts to phase out by 2050.
China is a fundamental pillar of Nissan’s transformation strategy, which includes focusing on producing profitable cars for the markets of China, Japan and the United States, rather than the global expansion policy that was pursued by the ousted CEO, Carlos Ghosn.
(Prepared by Hala Qandil for the Arabic Newsletter; Edited by Ahmed Elhami)
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