SAO PAULO — Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. will invest US$300 million in South America over the next five years in an effort to build sales in the region to 150,000 units by 2010. The automaker will use majority-owner Renault SA's factories and dealers, plus the two will unite back-office functions. Nissan would have little interest in exploring the Brazilian and Argentine markets if not for its association with Renault, says Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's chief executive, a native of Brazil. “We will gain ...

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