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Amid continued sluggishness in the domestic auto market, Nissan Motor Co. announced Monday that it has started to sell the fully remodeled Skyline, the 10th generation in the series.

The company improved the driving performance and stability of the new Skyline after reviewing its body construction. The car is available as a four-door sedan and two-door coupe with either a 2-liter or 2.5-liter engine.

Nissan launched its first-generation Skyline in April 1957 and has since sold 3.36 million cars in the series. The wheelbase of the new Skyline has been shortened by 55 mm from the previous model, and the overall length of two-door coupe model is 60 mm shorter than the previous model, the firm said. “With the Skyline and other new models due to be introduced this year, we’d like to reach the 25 percent share target in the domestic market as soon as possible,” said Nissan President Yoshikazu Hanawa.

Nissan said that the two-door coupe is priced between 2.25 million yen and 3.04 million yen, and the four-door sedan is priced between 2.09 million yen and 3.2 million yen. The monthly sales target for the Skyline is 5,000 units.

Hanawa said that the company is seeking to cooperate in every way in its ongoing negotiations with German automaker Daimler-Benz AG, adding that cooperation in the passenger car segment, which includes the Skyline, may be possible in the future.

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