Nissan is in talks with a potential buyer for its next-generation Leaf SUV, a source familiar with the matter told Al Jazeera.
The deal would mark the second time that Nissan has been linked to a potential carmaker.
Last month, the company announced it had reached an agreement with Mercedes-Benz to sell the brand’s new SUV, the E-Class.
In October, the German automaker agreed to buy Volvo Cars for $35bn.
The move could pave the way for Nissan to begin selling its new SUV by the end of 2019.
The company is currently seeking to sell its second-generation SUV, which launched in 2017, in the US, but has yet to finalise plans for a global launch.
Nissan currently has a joint venture with a Chinese firm to develop the new Leaf.