Karim Habib, Infiniti's global design chief, spent his formative years in Canada. He is now tasked with helping buyers take a deeper look at Infiniti, which has struggled to stand out from rival luxury brands.
Nissan envisions renovating 9,000 of its 10,000 worldwide dealerships over the next five years. Nearly 20 in Canada have already undergone Nissan’s Retail Environment Design Initiative.
Since its Canadian launch in 2011, about 50 per cent of Leaf sales have been in Quebec, the automaker said. The City of Montreal alone will own close to 230 by the end of the year.
The 2019 Nissan Altima will have all-wheel drive available across all trims. The feature is designed to woo buyers in snowy Canada and sets the car apart from most competitors in the midsize sedan segment.
Nissan, pledging to maintain its leadership in electric vehicles, outlined plans to launch eight new EVs and hit annual sales of one million electrified vehicles by 2022.
Nissan North American has elevated several of its top U.S. sales executives to new posts as part of a larger refresh of its North American management ranks. The changes affect the chain of command in Canada.
Former Nissan and Chrysler executive Fred Diaz will be put in charge of Mitsubishi's North American operations, the latest step in the Renault Nissan Alliance's plan to revive the small Japanese brand. Diaz, 52, will become North American president and CEO, succeeding Ryujiro Kobashi, who will return to Mitsubishi's headquarters in Japan.
Nissan's compact Kicks crossover will make its Canadian debut at the Montreal International Auto Show on Jan. 18 and will arrive in showrooms in June. It will target young couples and empty-nesters
Nissan Canada Finance is notifying more 1.13 million customers of a data breach that saw personal information accessed by an unauthorized person or people. NCF is offering free credit monitoring.
Nissan tapped Denis Le Vot of Renault to serve as chairman of Nissan North America. He will succeed Jose Munoz as Nissan's top North American leader, effective Jan. 16. But Le Vot will report to Munoz, who also serves as Nissan's global chief performance officer.
The base model 2018 Leaf S starts at $37,998, including destination charge. That's a $2,000 increase over the MSRP of the outgoing 2017 model. Its range is also up 40 per cent over the last model.
Nissan Canada President Joni Paiva says the company listens to the Canadian market, which is why some vehicles and options differ from those south of the border.