TOKYO - Nissan Motor Co. is considering building a factory in North America in 2008 or later, Japanese business daily Nihon Keizai reported last week, citing an interview with Itaru Koeda, the automaker's co-chairman.
Reuters said Koeda told the paper that Nissan, Japan's second-biggest automaker, had not decided whether it would set up a plant in the United States or Mexico. The company now has two plants in the United States and two in Mexico. The automaker likely will include the construction project in its next midterm business plan, which will be outlined by next spring, the paper said.
CEO Carlos Ghosn said in July that the company needs to add plants in North America and possibly could use some of the excess capacity that General Motors is planning to shed.