Nissan Note aims to beat Japan laggard tag


By Yoko Kubota YOKOHAMA, Japan, July 16 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor on Monday unveiled its second-generation Note model, aiming to boost the distant laggard in Japan's compact car market led by Toyota and Honda. Nissan sold 46,475 Note vehicles in Japan in 2011, trailing in 13th place in sales of Japanese cars above 660 cc. Honda sold 207,882 Fit vehicles, ahead of Toyota's Vitz on 128,725 Vitz cars but behind Toyota's top-selling Prius hybrid. ...

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