Japan car sales recovering after big fall in April, May - Nissan executive

FILE PHOTO: A Nissan logo is pictured at Brussels Motor Show, Belgium, January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co 7201.T on Wednesday said that car sales in Japan were recovering after a drop in demand in April and May due to the impact of the coronavirus.

“If you look at the market, in April and May there was a big decline in demand, but this is recovering sharply,” Executive Vice President Asako Hoshino said during a livestreamed event to launch the e-Power version of the automaker’s Kicks SUV crossover model for the Japan market.

“If this situation lasts, we believe demand will return to pre-coronavirus levels,” she added.

Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Shri Navaratnam