Nissan

Retooled QX50 fills Infiniti's 'biggest void'

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2018

Infiniti has turned its aging QX50 into a true competitor in the compact premium crossover space, with an advanced engine, new safety technologies and an attractive sticker.... Read More »

JUST ARRIVED: 2019 Infiniti QX50

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2018

A look at the new Infiniti QX50 and its crossover competitors.... Read More »

Nissan to launch 8 electrified vehicles in Japan by 2022

7:30 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2018

Nissan aims to stoke sales in Japan by launching eight electrified vehicles and overhauling its dealer network over the next five years.... Read More »

Nissan will cut jobs at UK plant as diesel demand slides, report says

April 20, 2018 15:43 CET

Nissan will cut hundreds of jobs at its factory in Sunderland, England, as it tackles declining demand for diesel models across Europe, Reuters reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan embarks on EV push, retail overhaul

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2018

Nissan EV push, retail overhaul; Ghosn's 'irreversible' quest; VW Canada settlement; Chrysler, Lexus win in Texas; Barra among 'Greatest Leaders'; Hyundai showcases NFL prospects.... Read More »

LONG GAME

At Nissan-Renault, the hunt for an 'irreversible,' sustainable future

4:34 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2018

The alliance between Renault and Nissan needs to come up with a sustainable plan -- something "irreversible" -- for a future when Carlos Ghosn is no longer around as chairman to guide the partnership, the top executive says.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2018

Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner Renault’s plant in Fins, France. Output peaked at more than 106,000 units in 2017, according to IHS Markit.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Tough task for 'back-to-basics' Cadillac boss

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2018

Tough task for 'back-to-basics' Cadillac boss; Ally management shakeup; Infiniti China push, 'Avengers' ad; FCA profit-margin goal: Beat GM, Ford; Sales weaken in Europe.... Read More »

Infiniti sets ambitious plan to hike China output

6:14 am U.S. ET | April 19, 2018

Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand, looking to duck steep tariffs, aims to triple sales in the world's biggest auto market in five years by ramping up production of five new nameplates in China.... Read More »

China to scrap foreign ownership caps on automakers by 2022

6:56 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2018

The move is a major policy shift that will open the market wider to automakers such as Nissan and Tesla. It comes amid a trade standoff between Washington and Beijing, and signals the end of a 1994 rule in the biggest auto market that limits foreign automakers to a 50 percent share of any local venture.... Read More »

Japan lost the smartphone battle. Now it lags on connected cars

6:00 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2018

In the race to build cars with digitally connected services -- such as ordering coffee on the dashboard display -- Toyota and Nissan risk being held back by their home market.... Read More »

Ghosn confirms review of Renault-Nissan capital structure

April 17, 2018 09:35 CET

Carlos Ghosn said he is open to all options as Renault and Nissan explore deeper ties. The two automakers are in talks to merge, according to reports.... Read More »

Nissan's repair ninjas help dealership techs solve tough problems

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

As part of a new program called "Fixed Right First Time," Nissan has created what it calls its Last Line Defense Team. When a dealership shop can't fix a vehicle, even after checking with experts who staff Nissan's Tech Line, the last line goes into action.... Read More »

5 Minutes With ... Jim Blenkarn, senior manager, systems quality improvement, Nissan North America

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

How automakers respond to technical issues can seem a mystery. Some problems can be addressed with a technical service bulletin and redesigned parts, while others warrant a recall. Nissan's Jim Blenkarn peels back the curtain.... Read More »

Nissan steps up hunt for more partnerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2018

As the "control tower" for Nissan's latest mid-term plan, Catherine Perez is open for ideas in the automaker's hunt for high-tech technology partnerships.... Read More »

Nissan enters former radioactive zone for battery recycling venture

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2018

Nissan has opened a first-of-its-kind processing center in a plant that was abandoned by the previous owner when the region became a radioactive no-go zone following Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster.... Read More »

MEXICO: March auto sales fall 13% in tough climate

7:00 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2018

Mexican auto sales fell 13 percent in March as economic and political uncertainty weigh on consumer sentiment.... Read More »

U.S. MARCH AUTO SALES

Sales rise 6.4% as spring season starts with a bang

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

U.S. light-vehicle deliveries, behind higher discounts and fleet shipments, a surge in light-truck demand and an extra weekend of sales, rose 6.4 percent in March, topping expectations as the critical spring-selling season started off with a bang.... Read More »

NISSAN: 2017 sell-down, model changeover dent volume

5:34 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

Though many of the auto industry's mass-market brands reported U.S. sales gains in March, Nissan's deliveries last month dropped 3.6 percent as it continues to clear 2017 models off the lot and ready updated vehicles for launch.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: EPA paves way for CAFE rollback

3:45 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

EPA paves way for CAFE rollback; Service advisers ruled exempt from OT pay; When interest rates rise; Car-buying twists, turns, detours; Infiniti's simple plan to beat rivals.... Read More »

Infiniti's attack on BMW, Audi fueled by shift to electric

6:55 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Nissan's premium brand wants to use the structural changes enabled by the industry's shift toward electric and self-driving cars -- such as a larger cabin and fewer components under the hood -- as a chance to inject a Japanese touch of simplicity and space into its models.... Read More »

What the Altima reveals about future Nissan design

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

The redesign introduced at the New York auto show also reveals three notable changes in Nissan's styling direction.... Read More »

Nissan says dealer profits a 2018 priority

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Nissan retailers get assurances that the factory is shifting from its aggressive growth model to a new focus on dealer profitability.... Read More »

New QX50 factors big for Infiniti dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2018

Infiniti dealers are counting on the redesigned QX50 crossover to lift their profitability in 2018.... Read More »

Nissan pledges faith in sedans

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2018

Nissan has stuffed the new Altima with the latest and greatest of its technology. Now the company wants to make the sedan segment come back.... Read More »

 
Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Jeep overshadows Fiat brand with bigger Geneva spotlight

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2018

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Fiat Chrysler's display at this year's Geneva auto show highlights how diminished the once-dominant ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent i ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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