A steady decline in sales that started in May, triggered by a severe chip shortage, has erased 2021 gains at Honda and Nissan.
Honda’s Nov. sales slumped 20 percent to 136,685 while Nissan deliveries dropped 27 percent to 114,073, according to the two brand’s China offices.
In the first 11 months, deliveries at Honda and Nissan dipped 1.8 percent and 3.1 percent to around 1.39 million and 1.25 million, respectively.
The two Japanese brands are set to accelerate the introduction of electrified vehicles in China.
Honda said in October it would begin sales of two full electric crossovers, the e:NS1 and e:NP1, under a dedicated EV brand -- e:N -- in spring 2022.
Nissan announced a plan last month to launch 20 full electric and hybrid models over the next five years, though it didn’t specify how many of the new models will be full electric vehicles.