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Infiniti's new San Diego design studio pens QX30 crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23
The QX30 compact cross-over that debuted at the auto show here is one of the early fruits of Infiniti's expanded global design team. ...

Titan gives Nissan dealers work-truck cred

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22
Nissan's U.S. dealers are undergoing training again to sell a big truck as output of the redesigned Nissan Titan begins in Mississippi. ...

Nissan sees Titan filling a niche for pickups

UPDATED: 11/16/15 4:27 pm ET -- corrected
Nissan hopes for a small but respectable piece of the full-size truck market as it prepares to launch a long-delayed second generation of its Titan. ...

Next-gen Leaf: More tech despite low sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16
Determined to maintain a lead role in electric vehicles, Nissan is working on new technologies to make the next Leaf more appealing. ...

Women find ways to turn challenges into opportunities

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9
Many of the auto industry's leading women executives found themselves tested by the 2008-2009 economic crisis. ...

Nissan plans to load up U.S. stores with Titans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2
Nissan's U.S. dealers are pushing for more new Titans. In response, the automaker is delaying the pickup's Canadian-market launch and diverting those vehicles to the U.S. ...

Nissan focuses on code for the road

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1
In the race toward autonomous driving, Nissan engineers are laboring over software refinements more than hardware. ...

A stealth giant in auto retail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
The titans who own the nation's largest privately held dealership groups are mostly familiar names: high-profile businessmen such as Rick Hendrick, John Staluppi, Herb Ch ...

Infiniti to market 3 new compact models together

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26
Infiniti will market its three upcoming compact models as a trio. The strategy will enable Infiniti to offer a spectrum of choices with varying degrees of sportiness, say ...

Dealership takes auto-retail career pitch into schools

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19
When he is not running Barberino Nissan, Managing Partner John Mocadlo visits local high schools and junior high schools to tell students that -- in so many words -- bein ...

With so many jobs to fill, automakers and dealers need to entice young people

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17
Automotive jobs are going begging, causing automakers, retailers and state governments to search for creative ways to attract young people to the industry. They need to. ...

Infiniti's Witherspoon puts 'experience' to work

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12
Allyson Witherspoon, director of marketing communications and media for Infiniti USA, is molding the brand's message as it prepares for a wave of new products over the ne ...

Off the phone, shops stay on the job

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5
A Connecticut dealership group aims to improve its customer handling by tapping a dedicated service department call center run by an outside contractor. ...

Safety regs kill Nissan's 'car that saved the company'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4
Nissan has quietly ended production of the Xterra, a rugged light truck that helped fan the flame of SUV sales in the 1990s while aiding the company's turnaround in the U ...

Rogue passes Altima to lift Nissan volume up 17%

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1
The Nissan brand posted record September U.S. sales, thanks to soaring demand for the Rogue crossover and record September volume for the Versa subcompact. ...

2016 QX50 offers more for less

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28
The Infiniti QX50 will receive a $550 sticker reduction for 2016, despite more content and a bigger back seat. ...

Nissan pulls Altima freshening forward

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28
Feeling the pressure of increased competition, Nissan has shortened the product cycle of its best-selling U.S. vehicle, the Altima midsize sedan. ...

Why Nissan will keep one eye on VW's diesel scandal

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25
VW's troubles aside, Nissan is counting on the word “diesel” to excite U.S. customers and help distinguish its redesigned Titan pickup coming soon. ...

Nissan gives Altima a midcycle jolt for 2016

UPDATED: 9/23/15 6:46 pm ET - adds pricing details
The 2016 Altima, which goes on sale in mid-November, receives a restyled body, new front and rear lights, new wheel designs, a revamped interior and new center stack, res ...

A new breed of superrich buyer emerges - and splurges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
A new generation of wealthy and more-raucous luxury buyers is emboldening automakers to rethink their offerings. ...

Nissan increases Leaf range, price

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
Nissan gives the electric Leaf a larger batter for more driving range in 2016. ...

Nissan boosts 2016 Leaf's range to 107 miles

7:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10
Amid flagging consumer interest in electric vehicles and hybrids, Nissan will introduce an enhanced 2016 Leaf EV with a 27 percent gain in battery range to 107 miles. ...

Tight alliance of separate companies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7
Instead of one company taking over the other, Renault and Nissan have helped each other through a global alliance for 16 years. ...

Dealer: Color-coding cars makes shopping easier

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31
Orlando luxury dealer Peter Wilson has simplified used-vehicle retailing by grouping his inventory into clearly defined categories. ...
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