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Exclusive: Nissan sees sales stalling at 5m vehicles for 3 years

Coronavirus fuels speculation of aggressive Ghosn-style restructuring

A Nissan dealership in Nagoya: The automaker faces headwinds at home and in overseas markets. (Photo by Takashi Uema)

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor expects sales to stay flat at roughly 5 million vehicles worldwide through fiscal 2022, Nikkei has learned, as the coronavirus upends the automaker's hopes of regaining momentum in the key North American market.

The three-year strategy to be released next month raises questions as to whether the company will pursue an aggressive campaign to cut capacity and staffers, as it did under former Chairman Carlos Ghosn.

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