Nissan's April sales in Japan dropped 18.5 percent under those of April in 2005, which gave a big wake-up call to the country's no. 2 automaker. Without minicars, otherwise known as vehicles with engine displacements up to .66L and within certain size constraints, the loss was a whopping 27 percent over April of 2005. The automaker is considering adding more minicars, which are experiencing big sales due to government incentives, in order to tighten up the boost sales overall.
[Source: Associated Press via the Detroit News]