PARIS – Truck and van sales in the U.S. and China are critical to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s plans to rapidly expand its light commercial vehicle business through the end of the decade. Nissan currently is developing LCVs for the U.S. market, to be built in a U.S. plant, Andy Palmer, vice-president-LCVs, says. In China, he says, Nissan’s joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Co. Ltd. already has reached volumes of 100,000 units, although that is spread across 10 vehicles and as many platforms. ...

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