TOKYO – Following a rough patch that ruffled partnership relations in 2004, the multibillion-dollar joint venture between Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Dongfeng Motor Corp., China’s second-largest automotive conglomerate, appears to be back on the fast track. Sales of Nissan’s light vehicles and Dongfeng trucks are on the increase in this unusual 2-brand partnership and by 2007 are expected to be more than double the 300,000 vehicles sold in 2003, the first full year of operation. Katsumi ...

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