Nissan terminates contract with Vietnamese distributor

By Ngoc Tuan, My Anh   December 18, 2018 | 02:17 pm GMT+7
Nissan terminates contract with Vietnamese distributor
Nissan announced it has ended its tie-up with its distributor in Vietnam. Photo by Reuters

Japanese carmaker Nissan announced it has ended its tie-up with its distributor in Vietnam, Tan Chong, without disclosing the reason.

Malaysian-owned Tan Chong Motor Holdings Bhd, said it would stop importing and distributing Nissan vehicles and parts in Vietnam from September 10 next year.

Tan Chong said it "remains open to further discussion with Nissan to explore alternative solutions and business opportunities for mutual benefit in Vietnam."

Nissan said: "The termination of the joint venture with Tan Chong will not affect the sales of Nissan cars in Vietnam."

Its business operations would remain unchanged in the near future, it said. It is set to debut its seven-seat SUV Terra in Vietnam on December 18.

Tan Chong, a multinational corporation based in Malaysia, is not only the official distributor of Nissan in Malaysia and Vietnam, but also in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.

In Malaysia, it also distributes cars by Opel, Renault and Foton. Its subsidiary, Motor Image, also owns the rights to produce and distribute Subaru vehicles in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam.

 
 
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