SMYRNA, TN – Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. is scaling back U.S. sales volumes for its Maxima midsize sedan some 30% from last year’s levels and 45% from its peak. The reduction to a forecasted 70,000 units from 98,000 in 2003 and high of 131,000 in 1999, is a deliberate move to coax the vehicle up market, not a result of capacity constraints, officials say. Nissan is cutting volume on Maxima 30%. The new, sixth-generation, ’04 Maxima now is produced in Smyrna, TN, sharing the FF-L ...

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