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Nissan sales rise sharply thanks to successful debut of new Livina range

  • Made Anthony Iswara

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, October 3, 2019   /  05:29 pm
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Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto (yellow shirt) and executives of PT. Nissan Motor Indonesia pose for photographs next to a Nissan Leaf, an electric car, during the opening of the 27th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in ICE BSD, Tangerang, Banten, on July 18, 2019.(JP/Rachmadea Aisyah)

Japanese auto giant Nissan remains one of the most successful players in the Indonesian car market thanks to the successful debut of its New Livina model released in February this year. The car producer witnessed a dramatic increase from 85 units in August 2018 to 1,228 in August this year amid a decrease in sales among almost all carmakers, according to the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo) data. While the car producer has yet to release the latest sales figures, Nissan’s Livina series accounted for 941 units sold in August, Gaikindo data showed. The strong performance contrasts with its former Grand Livina brand that had been on a rocky road. Nissan sold 8,282 units of the model in 2015 but sales fell to 5,309 units in 2016. Sales slightly recovered to 6,204 units in 2017 but sharply plummeted to 2,437 units in 2018. Amid the shaky performa...