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Nissan system is more co-pilot than autopilot

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Nissan unveiled a new technology that allows for hands-free highway driving as its next step toward self-driving cars but cautioned that automakers must be proactive in warning about safety following the recent crash of a self-driving Tesla.... Read More »

Infiniti impresses mystery shoppers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Infiniti stores outperformed all brands in a study on prospect satisfaction, while Tesla lagged all brands.... Read More »

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Ex-Nokia exec outlines how Renault-Nissan will gain from self-driving cars

July 17, 2016 06:01 CET

Renault-Nissan's connected cars global chief, Ogi Redzic, says the alliance's investments in autonomous driving and connected services are key to helping the partners remain competitive as automakers increasingly become mobility providers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan takes self-driving step

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2016

Nissan takes self-driving step; Tesla stands by Autopilot; GM modifying dealer rating system in New York state; FCA to pay bounty to 'bug' hunters; JLR to test connected cars in England.... Read More »

Nissan debuts ProPILOT auto drive system but warns on safety

3:50 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2016

Nissan unveiled a new technology that allows for hands-free highway driving as its next step toward self-driving cars but cautioned that automakers must be proactive in warning about safety following the recent crash of a self-driving Tesla. ProPILOT will be offered in Japan this year and will come to the U.S. later.... Read More »

Infiniti tops survey on satisfaction among sales prospects

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Infiniti stores outperformed all brands in an annual study on building rapport and satisfaction among potential car buyers. The 2016 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index is based on the treatment of mystery shoppers who visited 6,157 U.S. stores. Lexus and Mercedes-Benz stores tied for second; Toyota ranked third; Audi was fourth; and BMW rounded out the top five.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan cost cuts ahead of schedule

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Nissan and Renault are running a year ahead of schedule cutting global costs through operating synergies. Nissan's proposed move on Mitsubishi could mean an even bigger savings target.... Read More »

Big midcycle changes for '17 Nissan Pathfinder

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Nissan is giving the Pathfinder a new front end, redesigned engine, more horsepower, torque and towing power, and more safety features for its 2017 freshening.... Read More »

China auto sales growth accelerates on rising crossover, SUV demand

6:44 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

China’s passenger-vehicle sales expanded at a faster pace in the first half as rising demand for crossovers, SUVs and new-energy vehicles widened the nation’s lead as the world’s biggest auto market.... Read More »

Honda drops compact CR-Z hybrid

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2016

Honda is killing off the compact CR-Z hybrid, a slow-selling runabout whose performance struggled to live up to its hot-hatch looks. Production of the made-in-Japan car will end by December. Output for the U.S. market has already ended as Honda focuses on the re-engineered Accord Hybrid with its upgraded drivetrain.... Read More »

Nissan gives Pathfinder more power, freshening for 2017

12:30 pm U.S. ET | July 7, 2016

Nissan will have a significantly freshened Pathfinder crossover for 2017, with more engine power and torque, more safety features and more towing power. The changes represent one of the largest midcycle investments in a model in Nissan history, according to a company source.... Read More »

Former N.Y. Nissan dealer to repay customers nearly $102,000 for illegal fees, fraud

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6, 2016

A former New York dealer has agreed to pay $101,986 in restitution to 119 consumers for charging them illegal fees and employing deceptive sales and advertising tactics, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.... Read More »

Brexit hits Toyota, Nissan as rising yen weighs on profit outlook

July 5, 2016 12:24 CET

The yen's extended surge after UK's decision to exit the EU has turned put added pressure on Japan's automakers. Since the June 23 Brexit vote, the mean forecast for net income at Toyota has slid to $16.5 billion, with four analysts cutting their predictions by an average $2.3 billion for the fiscal year.... Read More »

Nissan's Le Cost Killer stirs fear in Mitsubishi factory town

4:00 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2016

Investors cheered when Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced that the company would acquire a 34 percent stake in scandal-tainted Mitsubishi Motors as part of an expanded strategic partnership. The reaction has been far less buoyant in Mizushima, an industrial town in southern Japan that's home to Mitsubishi's flagship assembly plant.... Read More »

Nissan, Renault see cost savings growing with Mitsubishi in fold

3:00 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2016

Nissan and French alliance partner Renault are targeting a 28 percent increase in joint cost savings -- to $6.11 billion by 2018 -- but a top Nissan executive says the impact will be even bigger after bringing Mitsubishi Motors into the fold.... Read More »

Mexican-made Infinitis and a luxury twist

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2016

To premium player Infiniti, the key to cracking the top tier of luxury brands is simple: To be truly global, you need to build vehicles globally. Nissan is taking the strategy further than its Japanese rivals.... Read More »

JUNE U.S. SALES

Trucks drive Nissan, FCA, Ford, Honda as industry rebounds with 2.4% gain; GM, Toyota fall

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Nissan, Ford, FCA and Honda, riding strong truck demand, posted solid sales gains in June as the U.S. auto industry rebounded from a May slump. But the SAAR came in at 16.68 million, well below May's 17.46 million rate and lower than the consensus forecast of 17.2 million. Automakers are counting on low interest rates, stable fuel prices, rising wages and near-full employment to counter some headwinds and continue driving sales in the second half.... Read More »

NISSAN: Inventory, ads, incentives propel 13% gain

1:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2016

Nissan Division sales rose 13 percent to a June sales record of 129,495 units, thanks to an effort to improve the way Nissan dealers stock inventories.... Read More »

Former N.Y. Nissan dealer to repay customers nearly $102,000 for illegal fees, fraud

2:49 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2016

A former New York dealer has agreed to pay $101,986 in restitution to 119 consumers for charging them illegal fees and employing deceptive sales and advertising tactics, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.... Read More »

Daimler's pension fund gets 1.8 billion euro Renault-Nissan stake

June 29, 2016 17:07 CET

Daimler topped up its German pension scheme by transferring a stake in Renault-Nissan worth about 1.8 billion euros ($2 billion) to the fund.... Read More »

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BLOG: Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2016

Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. Especially surprising was that Sunderland, where Nissan has a massive car plant, voted emphatically to exit the EU.... Read More »

China may lift cap on foreign carmaker stakes in JVs

June 27, 2016 14:13 CET

China's government is considering the removal of caps on stakes foreign carmakers can own in joint ventures with local partners, potentially loosening a policy criticized for shielding state-owned companies from competition and building their own brands.... Read More »

How Nissan can keep its EV edge

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

By virtue of mass-marketing its Leaf electric vehicle in the U.S. for the past five years, Nissan is already in full compliance with the ZEV requirements for California and the 10 states in the Northeast that follow the California regulations.... Read More »

Why EVs flow to California

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The 'travel provision' of California's automotive emissions rules allows electric vehicle sales in any of the 10 states following the rules to count in all 10 states.... Read More »

A new giant could make more vehicles than Toyota

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

Nissan's proposed takeover of Mitsubishi Motors would produce a Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi giant that could overtake Toyota in global light-vehicle production by 2017, predicts consultancy LMC Automotive.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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