June 24, 2020 / 4:38 AM / 14 days ago

Japan car sales recovering after big fall in April, May - Nissan executive

A Nissan car dealership is pictured in Northwich, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Northwich, Britain, May 30, 2020. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/Files

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co on Wednesday said that car sales in Japan were recovering after a drop in demand in April and May due to the impact of the coronavirus.

“If you look at the market, in April and May there was a big decline in demand, but this is recovering sharply,” Executive Vice President Asako Hoshino said during a livestreamed event to launch the e-Power version of the automaker’s Kicks SUV crossover model for the Japan market.

“If this situation lasts, we believe demand will return to pre-coronavirus levels,” she added.

Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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