Lindsay Chappell

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How a billion-dollar deal is frustrating Nissan in New York
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15
In 2011, New York City awarded Nissan the exclusive contract to supply all of the taxis sold there for 10 years. So far, the contract has given Nissan little to celebrate ...


Nissan: Gas prices not a sales drain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15
Nissan brand's sales dipped in November after 13 straight months of year-over-year increases. But no one is blaming the 2 percent setback on one of the most notable chang ...


Prepare to embrace McLaren's anticipate-and-act tactics
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8
People in the car business are so used to being lectured on how they are doing things wrong -- social media, customer service, what have you -- that it's notable whenever ...


Bob Thomas led Nissan in tough times
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8
Bob Thomas, who served as CEO of Nissan's U.S. sales company in the 1990s as the Japanese automaker veered into financial trouble, has died. Thomas died Nov. ...


Dealer missteps do not a lender meltdown make
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6
It shouldn't surprise anybody if heightened regulatory scrutiny on car lending reveals some transactions where a dealership has disregarded the rules on loan paperwork. ...


Shiloh expands aluminum output for southern automakers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 6
Shiloh Industries plans to open an auto parts plant in Tennessee this month to continue its expansion of North American aluminum-casting capacity. ...


Prepare to embrace McLaren's anticipate-and-act tactics
10:20 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5
People in the car business are so used to being lectured on how they are doing things wrong -- social media, customer service, what have you -- that it’s notable wh ...


Why it will be a different Nissan that returns to the Super Bowl
10:05 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4
Jeremy Tucker was still in college the last time Nissan ran an ad during the Super Bowl back in 1997. ...


Ghosn expects Europe sales to rise in 2015
Dec. 4, 2014 06:15 CET
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn expects growth in Europe, China and the U.S. next year and is bullish about plans to diversify beyond electric cars into plug-in hybrids a ...


Bob Thomas, former U.S. boss of Nissan, dies at 69
7:09 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3
Bob Thomas, who led Nissan's United States sales operations in the 1990s before joining AutoNation and Edmunds, has died in Hawaii. Thomas died November 23 after a brief ...


Nissan slips as older models change over
3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2
Nissan Division sales dropped slightly in November as phase-outs began for several older models and the brand reduced incentives and fleet sales. ...


For mpg gains, tiremakers deliver -- consumers shrug
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1
The auto industry is putting improved tires onto cars these days, but consumers aren't so sure they like the results. ...


Tire tech keeps eye on distance and pressure
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1
Under pressure to help automakers hit higher fuel economy targets, tire companies are championing new technologies. Those technologies are taking many different forms. ...


Bad weather will shape future retailing
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27
Bad weather has the power to overturn auto industry forecasts and plans and outlooks. ...


Infiniti designers imagine a 2029 concept
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 27
Infiniti reached deep into science fiction for the Synaptiq design concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The theoretical concept for 2029, sketched and conceived for the ...


Ghosn: Nissan will fill gaps with Japanese imports
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24
As Nissan Motor Corp. pushes to boost U.S. market share and cut reliance on Japanese imports, it's clear which goal takes priority: selling more vehicles. Even if it take ...


Ghosn: 'We're going to continue the offensive' in U.S.
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24
Nissan Motor Corp. CEO Carlos Ghosn, 60, is one of the auto industry's longest-serving chief executives. ...


Nissan Juke gets a little Jukier, adds features
1:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20
Nissan, surprised that one of its most polarizing cars has become one of its most successful, is turning up the Juke-iness of its Juke subcompact for 2015. ...


Infiniti preps Q30 hatch for young buyers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17
Infiniti is road-testing its next global model, the compact Q30 hatch, which will hit showrooms in 2016. ...


Dealerships' newspaper ad spending forecast to dive
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15
Auto dealers large and small will eliminate $800 million worth of print advertising from U.S. newspapers next year, according to a new industry forecast, accelerating the ...


Infiniti readies Q30 targeting young buyers
10:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11
Infiniti is road-testing its next global model, the compact Q30 hatchback, which will hit showrooms in 2016. ...


Nissan pushes quality initiatives for 'flawless' Murano launch
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10
Nissan threw the switch last week to begin building its prestige vehicle in the United States for the first time, moving the Murano's global export base from Japan to its ...


Tuner guru sees hope for really young buyers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9
RJ de Vera's auto industry resume is as free-form and hard to read as a graffiti wall in urban L.A. ...


Nissan is bumping into N.A. capacity constraints
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8
Nissan's steady U.S. sales gains are putting the squeeze on its North American production capacity. ...


Cheaper gas led to increased light-truck and crossover sales? Not necessarily
11:51 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6
Cheaper gas is being widely credited with October’s gains in the sales of crossovers, SUVs, pickups. And no doubt, lower pump prices are figuring into consumer thin ...


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