Nissan extended a sales rebound in June as the negative impact of the coronavirus outbreak wanes, while demand for Honda cars and light trucks remains sluggish.
The Nissan brand’s sales rose for a third straight month, with June volume rising 4.5 percent to 136,929, the company said.
Driving the growth were the Sylphy and Altima sedans. Sylphy sales surged 37 percent to approach 49,000 while Altima deliveries advanced 28 percent to 10,254, according to Nissan’s China office.
In the first six months, Nissan’s China sales dropped 17 percent to 596,342.
At Honda, June deliveries dipped 4.1 percent to 142,363.
Hybrid products accounted for sales of 18,534, or 13 percent of all volume last month, according to Honda’s China office.
Through June, Honda delivered 612,007 vehicles in China, a drop of 18 percent from a year earlier.
Another major Japanese brand, Toyota, hasn’t disclosed June sales results.