Nissan’s sales have been falling for the past 17 months in the Japanese domestic market, where overall demand for both full-sized and compact cars have been on the decline. Unfortunately for Nissan, its sales have fallen much more sharply than its rivals with blame centering on a small lineup and a lack of new models.
Automotive News reports that Nissan will be cutting back production levels at its Oppama and Tochigi plants in Japan next month. This won’t be the first round of cuts for Nissan either. It shut down a production run of its slow selling Teana sedan in September last year, but it’s confident that output in export markets will result in a net increase for production over the coming year.