• Bloomberg


Nissan Motor Co., the biggest Japanese carmaker in China by sales, said Friday it will reimburse owners for damage their vehicles sustained during the recent anti-Japan protests and any further demonstrations, as the carmaker works to lure customers back.

The compensation to owners of Nissan and Venucia brand vehicles apply to protests that swept mainland China in September over the Senkaku Islands dispute, and also to “all kinds of riots” from now, Nissan’s Beijing-based spokeswoman, Sharon Shen, said.

Chinese consumers avoided buying Nissan and Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles after rioters torched dealerships and smashed cars. That caused a 41 percent slump in deliveries of Japanese vehicles in China last month, the state-backed China Association of Automobile Manufacturers reported Oct. 10.

“We want to ease consumers’ concerns over using and purchasing our cars,” Shen said.

Nissan will also fully cover the medical treatment cost of owners hurt in attacks on their cars.

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