NEW YORK, March 27 Political friction between
China and Japan delayed by one year Nissan Motor Co's plan to
get 10 percent market share in China, Renault-Nissan Chief
Executive Carlos Ghosn told Reuters Insider on the sidelines of
the New York auto show on Wednesday.
Ghosn said he is now giving his Nissan team until 2017 to
hit its goal, instead of 2016. Nissan accounts for between 6.5
percent and 7 percent in China, the world's largest auto market.
"We practically lost one year, so I'm giving them one more
year to reach the target," Ghosn later told Reuters in a
A dispute between China and Japan over a chain of disputed
islands in September led to violent protests and a boycott of
Japanese-branded goods in China.
"Sales are normalizing," Ghosn told Reuters Insider. "We're
getting back to where we were last year, which is good news."