SHANGHAI, March 4 Nissan Motor Co Ltd
and its local joint venture sold about 71,900 automobiles in
China in February, up 55.6 percent from a year earlier, the
Japanese automaker said on Tuesday.
That follows a 0.4 percent year-on-year drop in January and
a 70.4 percent jump in December. Sales of Japanese cars have
been slowly recovering after taking a heavy beating from a surge
anti-Japan sentiment following a territorial dispute between
Beijing and Tokyo in late 2012.
The company's sales in the first two months of the year came
to about 167,100 cars, up 17.8 percent from the same period a
Nissan, which operates a car venture in China with Dongfeng
Motor Group Co Ltd, aims to sell 1.4 million cars in
the country this year, up 10.6 percent from a year earlier.
(Reporting By Kazunori Takada)