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Nissan's rental car strategy carries risk as US sales slow

The Nissan Sentra and Altima. Nissan's decision to boost deliveries to fleet companies carries risk, both to itself and rental-car firms.

Southfield, Michigan

WHEN his car needed weeks of transmission work and his dealer was out of loaners, Myles Arnett was sent to a nearby Hertz rental-car lot. He had his pick of Nissan Altima and Sentra sedans to choose from - and little else.

"Over the past two, three years,...

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