Will Nissan contiune to gain share?

Nissan’s Chairman of the Americas Carlos Tavares is bullish on Nissan’s ability to keep growing.

From AutoNews.com:

Since being named chairman of the Americas for Nissan Motor Co. two years ago, Carlos Tavares has overseen market share growth for the Nissan and Infiniti brands in the United States, Mexico and several Latin American markets.

At the start of this year, Tavares, 52, unveiled a campaign to shift more parts and vehicle sourcing away from Japan because of the yen-dollar exchange rate. Staff Reporter Lindsay Chappell spoke with Tavares recently at Nissan’s U.S. headquarters near Nashville.

Q: In the United States, demand is coming back strong, gasoline prices are rising fast, and Japan is held back by problems from the March earthquake. Which of those three issues concerns you the most?

A: All three, because they converge on the same business.

Yes, the market is coming back, but it’s not something that surprises us. It’s aligned with what we have been saying. We are looking for 13.2 million industry sales on a fiscal-year basis, and there may be some upside in the second half of the year.

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