Lindsay Chappell

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Nissan charts own course to raise racing profile
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
Darren Cox, global director of motorsports for Nissan and head of sales and marketing for the Nismo performance brand, is tasked with raising Nissan's profile in world ra ...


Mr. K a force for the Z and Nissan
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
Yutaka Katayama, Nissan's first U.S. president, who grabbed American consumer awareness by introducing the affordable Datsun Z sports car in the early 1970s, died last mo ...


Tata’s retired patriarch still stirring things up
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
Two years into his official retirement from the auto business, Ratan Tata continues to steal the show. ...


Service outsources small stuff
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
As dealers everywhere press their service departments to improve customer-satisfaction results, some Florida stores are outsourcing their more troublesome tasks, such as ...


Jaguar Land Rover 'is indeed looking' at N.A. plant, Tata says
11:16 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24
Jaguar Land Rover is "indeed looking at North America as a location for another plant," said the chairman emeritus of owner Tata. His statement marks official confirmatio ...


Tata plans image lift for ultracheap Nano
6:43 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24
Tata Motors, producer of the car conceived as the world's cheapest, is rethinking the “cheap” part of it. ...


Ghosn pledges patience amid churn at Infiniti
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23
Nissan's Carlos Ghosn last week turned to another fresh face in his latest efforts to spark the Infiniti luxury brand. Unlike predecessors with backgrounds at Porsche an ...


'Mr. K,' Datsun pioneer and father of the Z car, dies at 105
12:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21
Yutaka Katayama, Nissan's first U.S. president, who grabbed American consumer awareness by introducing the affordable Datsun Z sports car in the early 1970s, has died at ...


Infiniti's Bartsch is out as Americas chief
11:55 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 | UPDATED: 2/17/15 3:01 pm ET - adds details
Michael Bartsch, a former Porsche executive hired in 2013 to lead Infiniti in the Americas, has left the company in the latest executive shakeup at Nissan's luxury brand. ...


Honda suits up for new Ridgeline
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16
Honda is ready to get back into the pickup segment, with a redesigned Ridgeline that Honda expects to outperform its first effort. ...


Honda to offer ZF 9-speed in Pilot
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16
American Honda Motor Co. will expand its use of a nine-speed automatic transmission from ZF Friedrichshafen AG, offering it in high-end models of the redesigned 2016 Hond ...


Mazda thinks beyond small cars in Mexico
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16
Mazda's production in its Salamanca, Mexico, plant could go well beyond the small cars it builds there. ...


Nissan needs more supply to hit U.S. goal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16
Nissan's growth in U.S. sales and market share will force it to squeeze more vehicles out of its North American factories or find factory space in Asia. Without added sup ...


Nissan, amid sales gains, weighs options to boost car, truck supplies
4:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 12 | UPDATED: 2/12/15 8:52 pm ET - Corrected
Nissan's US sales and market share gains will force it to squeeze more vehicles out of its North American plants -- or find factory space elsewhere. ...


Catch it while you can
11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12

The star of Honda's Chicago display is the redesigned 2016 Pilot SUV. ...



Ready to race
10:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11

Nissan unveils the GT-R LM Nismo to a crowd Wednesday night just before the opening of the Chicago Auto Show. The racer is a departure from other Le Mans LM P ...



Nissan brings in Mexican dealers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9
Nissan is pulling out a secret weapon as it pushes for more market share in the U.S.: Mexican car dealers. Not U.S. ...


In the rush to digital, a defense of the old media
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9
Digital, digital, digital was the clear, repetitive marketing message for auto dealers at this year's National Automobile Dealers Association convention. ...


Nissan flashes true-to-concept Maxima
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9
Nissan gave Super Bowl viewers a sneak peek at its redesigned 2016 Maxima sport sedan. ...


Infiniti gives a glimpse of Geneva's QX30
6:43 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5
Infiniti retailers face a product drought for most of 2015. ...


Nissan N.A. rises 15% on volume models
3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3
A wider pipeline of Sentras, Rogues and Muranos helped Nissan outsell its bigger Japanese rival Honda in January. Nissan brand retailers sold 94,449 vehicles in January, ...


Nissan flashes a true-to-concept 2016 Maxima
12:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3
Nissan's redesigned 2016 Maxima sport sedan will reach U.S. showrooms this year looking remarkably like a concept car the company unveiled at the 2014 Detroit auto show. ...


Dealer Rezi builds store with his own rules
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2
Michael Rezi will proudly tell you that they do things differently at his Nissan of Cookeville store, here in this central Tennessee market of 100,000 people. But that is ...


Infiniti puts focus on marketing, profitability
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2
As Infiniti dealers hunker down for a year without new products, the factory is vowing to throw more support into helping them cope. ...


Mitsubishi promises U.S. marketing support
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2
Mitsubishi pledges full marketing support for the stream of new models scheduled to begin coming to showrooms this summer. ...


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