The Japanese duo of Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors have agreed to expand the scope of their initial "core agreement" signed in December 2010 and will do so by swapping the badges on two vehicles – the Nissan Fuga and the Mitsubishi Minicab MiEV – that are destined for sale only in Japan.

For its part, Nissan will deliver Fugas to Mitsubishi Motors starting in the summer of 2012. In exchange, Nissan will get its own version of Mitsubishi's Minicab MiEV – a commercial mini electric workhorse with a 62- or 93-mile range and a base price of around two million yen ($26,212 U.S. at today's exchange rate) after government subsidies – to sell before the end of fiscal year 2012. Again, this is a Japan-only deal.
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Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors Expand OEM Business in Japan

09.23.2011 , YOKOHAMA/TOKYO, Japan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation have announced that the two companies have agreed to expand the scope of their OEM supply agreements in the Japanese market as follows:

Nissan will provide the Fuga luxury sedan to Mitsubishi Motors starting from summer 2012.
The two companies have started deliberations on the provision of Mitsubishi Motors' MINICAB-MiEV commercial mini EV to Nissan in fiscal year 2012.

The two new OEM project agreements are part of the core agreement signed in December 2010 to expand cooperation between the two companies. These new projects follow on a prior agreement for Nissan to provide the NV200 Vanette compact van to Mitsubishi Motors starting from October 2011, together with the establishment of the joint venture NMKV Co., Ltd., in June 2011. These initiatives are intended to strengthen the competitiveness of both companies in Japan.

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