Renault SA produces its first Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.-badged vehicle, a Frontier pickup truck, at its Curitiba, Brazil, joint venture with the Japanese auto maker. The $236 million JV, begun last December with the production of Renault Master vans, aims to produce 7,100 vehicles this year, including 4,500 Frontiers and 2,600 Masters. Renault holds a 44.4% stake in Nissan.

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