Xinhua. Nissan expects global auto sales to reach 70 million units this year, as China continues to lead the new car market, according to Dr. Andy Palmer, Senior Vice President and Executive Committee member of Nissan Motor.
China became Nissan’s second-largest market in 2009, Palmer said.
In 2009, global auto sales only reached 60.99 million units due to the global economic downturn, according to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA).
Sales of Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti in China hit 5,113 units in the first half year, more than double from a year earlier, said Palmer, adding that sales for the entire year could exceed 10,000 units, second only to the United States market.