Nissan, Mitsubishi strengthen cooperation

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese automakers Nissan and Mitsubishi are strengthening their cooperation by expanding the number of models they make for each other in Japan.

Nissan and Mitsubishi have had what is called an original equipment mmanufacturer or OEM deal since December 2010. They manufacture specific vehicle models for each other and sell them under their own brands.

Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday it will provide the Fuga luxury sedan to Mitsubishi Motors Corp., starting from summer next year.

They have also started talks on Mitsubishi providing the Minicab-MiEV commercial electric car to Nissan in fiscal 2012, which starts April next year.


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