Nissan to overhaul Japan dealer network

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TOKYO, March 27 (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co. said on Tuesday it would restructure its dealer network in Japan to make it leaner and more competitive amid slumping sales in the tough domestic car market. Japan's third-biggest automaker now has around 2,400 outlets through 138 consolidated and independent dealers selling less than 800,000 vehicles a year, keeping profit margins low at the sales level. Nissan's domestic sales slid 11.5 percent in 2006 to 766,702 units in a market that ...

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