Nissan and Mitsubishi partnership to launch new semiautonomous minivehicles
Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will introduce four new minivehicles in Japan through their NMKV joint venture.
Production of the all-new Nissan Dayz, Nissan Dayz Highway Star, Mitsubishi eK wagon and Mitsubishi eK X began today at Mitsubishi’s Mizushima Plant in Kurashiki, Japan.
For the first time, the models will be offered with semiautonomous driving technology, designed for single-lane use on highways.
NMKV, the joint venture of the two companies, integrated Nissan’s advanced technologies and Mitsubishi’s extensive experience in minivehicle production into the tall wagon-type cars. The new models deliver a markedly improved performance compared to the first generation of the models launched in 2013, with upgraded platforms, engines and transmissions. They also feature all-new design.
The new models will go on sale later this month.