SAN FRANCISCO – Able to declare mission accomplished on its fiscal turnaround, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. now turns its attention to streamlining the nuts and bolts of its vehicles. Platform consolidation, often with equity-partner Renault SA, marks the current phase of the auto maker’s recovery, as Nissan aims to tailor its vehicle lineup to new, more versatile, global manufacturing plants. The B-Platform, which supports the Micra, is slated for major growth. When Nissan entered its ...

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