Lindsay Chappell

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Will de Nysschen take Caddy into small cars?
1:01 pm U.S. ET | July 16
Johan de Nysschen is barely a week into his new job as president of Cadillac. It will take some time to learn what he will attempt to do there. ...


New Caddy boss knows luxury
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14
Having spent nearly two decades in various roles at Audi and the past two years as global president of Infiniti, Johan de Nysschen, 54, comes to Cadillac as it's new boss ...


Nissan dumps Cube and Murano drop-top
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14
Two of Nissan's oddest models will disappear from the lineup in 2015 -- the Cube and the convertible Murano CrossCabriolet, the company said. ...


Nissan tweaks CVTs to be less CVT-like
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
A software change that makes a continuously variable transmission sound and feel less like a CVT will go into every CVT-equipped Nissan model. ...


Roaring Westlake on prowl for its next lion
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 9
Now that Don Hankey has turned 70, after more than 40 years of building Westlake Financial Services out of the used-car department of his family's struggling Ford dealers ...


Supplier aims to be a go-to source for weight loss
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7
One of the first things Ramzi Hermiz asked for after taking over Shiloh Industries less than two years ago was a slimmer corporate logo. ...


Custom Nissans give dealership added oomph
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7
When it comes to customizing, there are the usual hot-rod-able models like the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro. But the Nissan Altima? Absolutely, says Eric Grubbs, CEO of ...


Small cars to fuel production boom in Mexico
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4
Mexican auto factory output is poised to explode this decade, making the country a top source of United States vehicle imports -- particularly small cars. ...


Nissan's newest factory lines boost deliveries
2:37 pm U.S. ET | July 1
Nissan Motor Corp.'s recent investments in North American factory capacity translated to robust small-car sales in June. ...


Daimler and Nissan hit the gas
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30
Daimler and Renault-Nissan's global product-sharing partnership got a lot bigger last week. ...


Ex-Toyota, Dana exec Gary Convis: 'I failed' ... at retiring
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28
Gary Convis called it a career when he turned 65 in 2007 as head of Toyota engineering and manufacturing in North America in Erlanger, Ky. A couple of failed retirements ...


Renault-Nissan, Daimler plan $1.4 billion small-car plant in Mexico
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 27 | UPDATED: 6/27/14 12:02 pm ET - adds photo, video link
Global technology partners Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan Alliance will spend 1 billion euros ($1. ...


Infiniti, Mercedes start joint engine output in Tenn.
4:13 pm U.S. ET | June 26
Infiniti began building its first engines outside of Japan here today in a new factory that represents the deepening ties between Nissan Motor Corp. and Daimler AG. ...


Ford bumps Toyota as world's greenest brand, survey shows
1:37 pm U.S. ET | June 25
Ford displaced Toyota as the world's greenest brand in a new ranking of consumer perceptions of companies' environmental behavior. ...


Ex-Toyota exec preaches production gospel to aspiring supplier
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23
Paula Lillard is now the bright hope for nth/works. She has come to help instill the Toyota Production System -- or TPS -- for a supplier that urgently wants it. ...


Premium automakers will lead shift to wireless EV charging
June 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Premium carmakers will lead a move toward new wireless technology for charging electric vehicle batteries, a global market analysis report said. ...


Nissan beefs up commercial-van warranty to challenge Detroit 3 loyalty
3:32 pm U.S. ET | June 19
Nissan sweetened its sales pitch to Detroit 3 commercial van customers today by instituting an across-the-board 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty on its NV fu ...


Nissan's taxi deal revived -- for now
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
After a court ruling in October killed the deal, Nissan is now allowed to move ahead with a $1 billion contract to exclusively supply all the nonhybrid taxis in New York ...


Overseas reveal points to the next-gen Nissan Frontier pickup
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
The next-generation Nissan Frontier pickup will receive larger and more accentuated headlights and taillights, more contoured body styling and a V-shaped front grille muc ...


Luxury may lead wireless EV recharging
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16
Luxury automakers will lead a migration to a new wireless technology for charging electric vehicle batteries, a forecast by the global market analysis firm Frost & Sulliv ...


Nissan uses World Cup to embrace Hispanic customers
4:02 pm U.S. ET | June 12 | UPDATED: 6/12/14 4:20 pm ET - adds videos
Nissan North America kicked off a Spanish-language ad campaign today to capitalize on twin opportunities: global mania for the World Cup soccer championship, and Nissan's ...


Infiniti will build Mercedes-designed Q50 engines for Europe in U.S.
June 12, 2014 06:01 CET
Infiniti will begin production of a new Mercedes-designed 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine in the United States this month, to power a version of the Q50 sedan for ...


Infiniti to make Q50 engines in Tennessee -- for Europe
4:08 pm U.S. ET | June 11
Infiniti will launch production of a new Mercedes-designed turbocharged 2-liter engine in Decherd, Tenn., this month, to power a Japanese-made Q50 that will sell only in ...


Next Nissan Frontier? Look overseas
3:28 pm U.S. ET | June 11
Nissan’s Latin American and Southeast Asian marketing companies went public today with the NP300 Navara, their version of the restyled mid-sized pickup. ...


Mann trots the globe keeping Nissan on track
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9
Trevor Mann travels the world, often, to make sure Nissan's regional companies meet their targets on cost control and product launches. He recently traveled to China, Sou ...


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