The tsunami triggered by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan has damaged at least 2,300 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles awaiting shipment to United States and Japan dealerships. The cars, which included 1,300 Infiniti M, EX and FX models on the way to North America, were parked at two coastal loading points when the giant tsunami swept through.
Photos of the damage at one point show hundreds of brand new Nissan and Infiniti vehicles piled on top of one another and scattered like Hot Wheels. Television footage also showed many of the Infiniti models engulfed in fire.
The damaged cars also included a small number of Nissan 370Z sports car, Nissan said.
All the cars mentioned above are made at Nissan’s Infiniti assembly plant in nearby Tochigi.
- By: Omar Rana
Source: Automotive News