Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. awards a 1 billion rand ($148 million) contract to its South African subsidiary to supply pickup trucks to global regions. The deal sees Nissan South Africa, which is wholly owned by Nissan, supplying its Hardbody single-cab pickups to Europe, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Exports are expected to begin in October 2005 through a 2-year contract that’s extendable by another three years. South Africa’s auto industry – the nation’s second-largest industrial ...

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