Dec 5, 2013

Minicar owners will face tax hike

The government plans to raise the tax on owning minicars with engine displacement of up to 600cc from ¥7,200 a year now to over ¥10,000, sources said Thursday. The government is studying two options: raising the municipally levied tax to ¥10,800 or to ¥14,400, ...

Nissan, Mitsubishi kick off joint minicar production

May 21, 2013

Nissan, Mitsubishi kick off joint minicar production

Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. on Monday started manufacturing a jointly developed minivehicle to be launched on June 6 across Japan. The two automakers together command about 10 percent of the minivehicle market. By cooperating, they think they can increase that to ...