Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors have announced two executive management appointments for the joint venture that will manage the product planning and engineering of mini cars for the Japanese domestic market.

The establishment of the joint venture was part of the agreement signed in December, 2010 to expand the scope of cooperation between the two companies.

Junichi Endo, currently senior vice president of Nissan, will be appointed as CEO while Shinichi Kurihara, currently senior executive officer of Mitsubishi Motors, will be appointed as COO.

Further details of the joint venture will be announced later.