Nissan Motor president has said the automaker will actively promote the use of common parts with alliance partner Renault and other automakers following disruption to supply chains in the wake of the 11 March earthquake/tsunami.

The automaker will seek to standardizs parts ”not only inside our product lineup, but also between Nissan and Renault, and eventually Nissan and other partners,” Ghosn said in an interview with Kyodo News and other media.

Though the unit price of parts would fall through the use of common parts, the profits of parts suppliers would not be pressured because they would be able to mass-produce components, Ghosn said.

Regarding the outlook for the Japanese auto market in the business year ending March 2017, the final year covered by Nissan’s medium-term business plan, Ghosn said it is likely to remain ”stable.”