TOKYO — Nissan has elevated $seven.8 billion in funding from its lenders due to the fact April as it attempts to shore up its cash placement in the experience of falling gross sales because of to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a filing to Japanese fiscal authorities on Monday, the automaker stated it elevated a full of 832.6 billion yen ($seven.8 billion), like 712.6 billion yen announced in late Might to reply to the novel virus.

Japan’s No. two automaker is battling to recover profitability immediately after posting its to start with once-a-year reduction in 11 yrs, suffering from falling gross sales, a tarnished graphic and a deteriorating cash placement even in advance of the virus outbreak sapped world need for vehicles.

Under new CEO Makoto Uchida, Nissan has pledged to cut three hundred billion yen from its preset costs in excess of the future four yrs, by slashing its production capability and motor vehicle model range by all-around one fifth.

Unveiling its recovery approach in late Might, Uchida stated strengthening cash movement would be Nissan’s largest obstacle, while the enterprise predicted to have beneficial totally free cash movement in the 2nd half of the recent fiscal yr, compared with a adverse 641 billion yen in the yr to March.

In addition to the secured funding, Nissan has stated it has one.one trillion yen in web cash in its automotive business enterprise, and credit strains of up to one.3 trillion yen.

But the enterprise has acknowledged that additional funding could be desired to cushion the blow of the coronavirus if it proceeds to weigh on gross sales in the coming months.

Nissan’s world motor vehicle gross sales plunged 40 % in the course of the March-Might period, when world automakers shuttered most of their motor vehicle crops and automobile dealerships ended up shut to stem the spread of the virus.