Nissan Brand

Nissan Sentra takes Nismo into mainstream market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

Nissan has offered Nismo performance trim packages on sports models in the past, including the 370Z. For 2017, Nismo comes to the compact Sentra sedan.... Read More »

EU has no concerns yet about UK's Nissan deal

Nov. 21, 2016 11:54 CET

The EU's competition chief, Margrethe Vestager, says she does not see any concerns over a British assurance to Nissan concerning post-Brexit trade in the UK, but that she was still waiting for details to have more clarity about the case.... Read More »

Versa Note now in sync with Nissan style

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2016

For model year 2017, Nissan brings the hatch version of its Versa in line with the rest of the brand's design look.... Read More »

Nissan takes Nismo mainstream

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2016

Nissan will market a Nismo performance package on its high-volume compact Sentra sedan starting next year, the first mainstream U.S. outing for the performance label.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: UAW sides with Trump on NAFTA

8:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2016

UAW sides with Trump on NAFTA; Unifor chief calls for Canadian government to support industry; FTC revises Used Car Rule; Kia back to Super Bowl; L.A. show preview.... Read More »

Nissan says UK gave assurances before making new investments

Nov. 7, 2016 13:58 CET

Nissan's co-CEO, Hiroto Saikawa, said the automaker was given assurances by the UK government that the auto industry would be kept competitive after Brexit prior to the automaker's announcement last month that it would make new investments in the country.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA's flight from fleet

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2016

FCA follows GM in a flight from fleet; Walter P. Chrysler Museum closing; Nissan's plug-free EV; Toyota teases compact crossover; SEMA show highlights.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan's Ghosn eyes $8,000 EV for China

Nov. 3, 2016 13:10 CET

Renault-Nissan's low-cost electric-car program aims to sell an EV in China for about $8,000, CEO Carlos Ghosn said. The alliance plans to launch an affordable EV in China because its current offering, the rebadged Nissan Leaf, is too expensive for the local market.... Read More »

Toyota Camry to get sleeker, sportier for 2018

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

Toyota's next-generation Camry is close to breaking cover -- and it's bringing a more aggressive sport-tuned model with it. That's according to recent spy photos of a lightly disguised, eighth-generation Toyota Camry, which is widely expected to debut at the 2017 Detroit auto show in January.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Bracing for another sales drop

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2016

Bracing for another sales drop; Toyota said to invest in ride-share startup; Uber with wings?; BMW cutting down on carbon fiber; Nissan Rogue 'Star Wars' movie tie-in.... Read More »

UK car production rises nearly 1% on exports

Oct. 27, 2016 16:09 CET

UK car production rose by 0.9 percent in September with a rise in exports compensating for a fall in demand at home. A weaker pound has helped automakers boost exports following the country's decision to leave the EU.... Read More »

Nissan ad capitalizes on Star Wars with Rogue tie-in

10:43 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2016

Nissan's new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie marketing campaign for the facelifted 2017 Nissan Rogue is the brand's biggest campaign ever, and the most integrated across all promotional channels, said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, marketing communications and media, Nissan North America.... Read More »

Toyota expects to keep production in UK despite Brexit

Oct. 27, 2016 10:08 CET

Britain's decision to leave the EU may dent Toyota's competitiveness in the region, but the Japanese automaker did not see it as a trigger to shift production away from the country, Chief Competitive Officer Didier Leroy said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Sports cars slump as boomers age

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2016

Sports-car sales slumping as boomers age; Audi diesel buyback plan?; Ford, Jaguar Land Rover test connected cars in U.K.; Nissan's big choice; Lamborghini's smash performance.... Read More »

Nissan will decide next month whether to build next Qashqai in UK

Oct. 21, 2016 10:59 CET

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says the automaker will make a decision next month on whether to build the new Qashqai in the UK following the country's decision to leave the EU.... Read More »

Ghosn's Brexit fears ease after meeting with Britain's PM

Oct. 14, 2016 15:06 CET

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said he was confident the UK would remain a competitive place to do business after meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May. Ghosn had earlier warned that the Japanese automaker could halt investment in its British car plant after the country's vote to quit the EU.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A reluctant 'yes' to Cadillac?

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 10, 2016

A reluctant 'yes' to Cadillac?; Crossover battles: CR-V vs. RAV4, Escape vs. Rogue; Study: Anti-crash tech rates best; BMW, Hyundai honors; Benz wagon for U.S.?; PACE finalists.... Read More »

Nissan Micra will help cover gap after Note is axed

Oct. 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Nissan's bigger Micra will help to cover the product gap left after the automaker axes the Note minivan in Europe. Nissan will end production of the Note next spring as the new Micra rolls out across Europe.... Read More »

NHTSA probes inadvertent airbag deployments on Nissan Versa

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into 252,756 Nissan Versa vehicles after complaints of inadvertent airbag deployments.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FJ Cruiser still resale-value king

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2016

Toyota FJ Cruiser still resale-value king; A push to end traffic deaths; Tesla's Calif. challenge; F-150 MPG boost; Feds probe Nissan Versa; Rolls-Royce's tasteful accessory.... Read More »

Brexit puts Nissan Juke production in UK under threat

Oct. 5, 2016 06:01 CET

Nissan could end production of its Juke in the UK after the country voted to leave the EU. Nissan declined to give assurances that Juke output will continue at the automaker's factory in England as the company considers where to build a new generation of the popular subcompact SUV.... Read More »

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Nissan Micra hints at next Versa Note

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

The fifth-generation Nissan Micra will sell primarily in Europe, but it tips Nissan's hand on what's in store for the next Versa Note hatch.... Read More »

Nissan plans Rogue limited edition for Star Wars promotion

11:23 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

Nissan said today it will design a 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition to go along with the latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which arrives in theaters Dec. 16.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Nissan's self-driving tech in high demand

6:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2016

The “vast majority” of customers for Nissan's first car to offer semi-autonomous driving technology are spending the extra money to add the feature, Chief Planning Officer Philippe Klein said.... Read More »

Nissan sets 'hard Brexit' compensation condition for new UK investment

Sept. 29, 2016 16:15 CET

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn wants Britain to pledge compensation if a "hard Brexit" results in tariffs to export UK-built cars to EU markets. Without this, the automaker could scrap future investment in the country's biggest car plant.... Read More »

 
Will cockpits of tomorrow require one-stop suppliers?


12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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As automakers consider how to build self-driving vehicles, seat suppliers are reconsidering an old i ...
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How sour dealer relations wreaked havoc on Audi's China sales

Yang Jian
3:48 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 2017

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Audi has lost its premium sales lead in China as the brand was finally overtaken last month by rival ...
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GM-PSA deal would be a blow to best Opel management team in years

Christiaan Hetzner
11:19 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14 2017

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GM's confirmation that it is discussing selling its Opel/Vauxhall business to PSA Group is a blow fo ...
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Renault starts to reflect its multifaceted boss

Luca Ciferri
9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10 2017

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Renault is starting to look and act a lot like its multifaceted, multinational boss, Carlos Ghosn. ...
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The Volvo numbers that stood out

Douglas A. Bolduc
6:29 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8 2017

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Volvo's latest financial results were full of positive numbers but a couple really stood out. Volvo finished 2016 with $5. ...
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Daimler celebrations are muted as automaker conserves cash to fight off Uber, Google

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3 2017

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Record annual sales, revenue and profits, and Mercedes-Benz grabbing the global sales luxury crown f ...
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German automakers worry about Trump's protectionist stance

Christiaan Hetzner
8:53 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Donald Trump has German automakers spooked after he threatened BMW with high tariffs if the company ...
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Toyota still has global bragging rights over VW in one important area

Hans Greimel
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Forget all the talk about Volkswagen ousting Toyota as the world's biggest automaker. Rest assured, Toyota is still No. 1 in sales and VW a far, far distant second. ...
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Citroen keeps faith in family vans

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 2017

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Citroen CEO Linda Jackson says family vans will continue to play a part in Citroen's lineup despite ...
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Why China's new EV policy could cause a rift with Germany

Yang Jian
3:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31 2017

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Germany's ambassador to China, Michael Clauss, is a vocal opponent of Beijing's environmental plans ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
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Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
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Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
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EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
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Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
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Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
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UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
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Jaguar, Honda, Jeep win by tapping crossover craze
Jaguar, Honda and Jeep were the biggest winners last year among brands sold in Europe, where overall ...
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German sales rise 11% with strong gains for Toyota, Skoda, Renault and Fiat
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Italy's January sales best since 2010
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
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Bernhard quits Daimler; Zetsche interim trucks boss
Daimler has confirmed that trucks chief Wolfgang Bernhard, a top manager once seen as a successor to ...
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BMW picks Skoda exec to lead design at core brand
BMW has picked Skoda executive Jozef Kaban to lead design at its namesake brand, a move that fills t ...
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BMW names new CEO for North America
BMW named Bernhard Kuhnt to become CEO of BMW of North America. Ludwig Willisch, who previously held ...
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Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson
Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the... ...
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Jaguar Land Rover appoints Wittemann as China sales chief
Jaguar Land Rover has assigned Frank Wittemann, chief of its operations in Latin America, to lead it ...
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Ford plucks new brand chief from Apple
Ford has hired former Apple marketing executive Musa Tariq to be vice president and chief brand offi ...
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Volvo appoints Yuan Xiaolin as new Asia chief
Volvo named Yuan Xiaolin to succeed Lars Danielson as senior vice president of the company's Asia-Pa ...
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Uber hires Google veteran Singhal to aid self-driving engineering
Ride-hailing company Uber said it hired the man behind Google search to work closely with CEO Travis ...
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Former Nissan, Hyundai exec Rushforth joins Lookers
Former Nissan global sales chief and Hyundai Europe chief operating officer Allan Rushforth has join ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
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Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
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Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
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Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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