Nissan Brand

Nissan's Ghosn goes to edge of world for EV showcase

9:40 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of zero emissions pioneer Nissan, is going to the ends of the world -- quite literally -- to gain traction for his Leaf electric vehicle. Today he gave two Leafs to the Kingdom of Bhutan in honor of the king's birthday and pledged more EVs to help electrify the government fleet and taxi pool.... Read More »



In Chicago, trucks get their mojo back

1:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
A new groundswell is taking place for sporty trucks. Of all the vehicles on display this week at the Chicago Auto Show, the pickup segment stands out.... Read More »


Nissan hints at a smaller pickup with a diesel

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2014
Nissan is exploring plans to put a small but powerful four-cylinder Cummins diesel engine in its mid-sized Frontier pickup. The company used the Chicago Auto Show today to showcase a 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine that would deliver almost 200 hp and more than 350 pounds-feet of torque.... Read More »


Nissan management move underscores EV sales, marketing priorities

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2014
Nissan North America said today it has switched managers for marketing the company's multibillion dollar initiative to sell electric vehicles. Moving to zero-emissions electric-drive vehicles is an often-stated goal of top Nissan executives, including CEO Carlos Ghosn.... Read More »


Nissan will boost Micra production at French Renault plant, report says

Feb. 4, 2014 13:09 CET
Nissan plans to increase planned production of its Micra hatchback at a Renault factory in France after 2016, a report said.... Read More »


U.S. sales chilled by tax change, January freeze

4:38 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Frigid weather and weak fleet sales held January U.S. auto sales 3 percent below brisk year-ago volume. Automakers and dealers sold 1,011,187 light vehicles for the month. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate was 15.2 million, virtually unchanged from last January, but down slightly from December's 15.4 million SAAR.... Read More »


Nissan mulls Evoque-style Qashqai variant

Feb. 2, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan may consider a sportier version of its Qashqai compact crossover along the lines of the Range Rover Evoque.... Read More »


Nissan, FTC agree on commercial

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Nissan North America and its advertising agency, TBWA Worldwide, reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission last week.... Read More »


All Nissan dealers get small van

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Realizing it has a hot product in its compact NV200 van, Nissan has decided to offer it to all 1,100 of its U.S. dealers.... Read More »


Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra includes Mitsuba, Sunstone Components, ABC Group, AGM Automotive, Vitro, SRG Global, ZF Friedrichshafen, Fraenkische, Automatic Spring Products, MacLean-Fogg, JTEKT, BorgWarner, Plastomer and Bowles Fluidics.... Read More »


Nissan, ad agency settle with FTC over faked pickup commercial

2:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2014
Nissan North America and its advertising agency, TBWA Worldwide, have reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that a TV commercial for the Nissan Frontier misled consumers about the pickup truck's hill-climbing prowess.... Read More »


Chevy Spark only tiny car to get acceptable rating in new IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2014
Most of the tiniest cars on the road fared poorly in the challenging new small-overlap crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with only the Chevrolet Spark getting an acceptable rating, the group said today.... Read More »


Nissan expects Qashqai to match predecessor's sales success

Jan. 22, 2014 12:11 CET
Nissan's Europe boss, Trevor Mann, says the second-generation Qashqai crossover will match the success of the original model, which consistently ranked as one of the region's top-selling models from 2008-2013.... Read More »



Audacious growth plans will stretch Tesla beyond its comfort zone

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
In the past year, electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has posted its first quarterly profit, quintupled its stock price, and won a near-perfect score from Consumer Reports for the Model S sedan. Now comes the hard part. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk wants the company's estimated 2013 U.S. volume of 20,000 units to soar to 250,000 -- and to 500,000 globally -- by the end of the decade.... Read More »



Nissan sedan concept teases racier Maxima

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Nissan's Sport Sedan Concept demonstrates how it would produce a racier large sedan for the masses. The concept unveiled today at the Detroit auto show, for all intents and purposes, is the next Maxima, which is due out in late 2015.... Read More »


2014 Nissan Leaf to get $180 price hike

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Nissan said today it will only slightly increase the prices for its electric Leaf for 2014, adding $180 to the sticker price of each of its three trim levels.... Read More »



How Nissan thought outside the Amazon box

5:50 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014
All according to Nissan's 2013 marketing schemes, the automaker has managed to create a viral buzz about the launch of its Versa Note.... Read More »


Nissan's redesigned taxi readies for battle with London's iconic black cabs

Jan. 7, 2014 12:24 CET
Nissan Motor Co. has unveiled a redesigned version of a taxi the carmaker is building for London after local authorities said they wanted the model to look more like the city's traditional black cabs.... Read More »


New capacity helps Nissan roll to records

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
New North American factory capacity for Sentra sedans and Rogue crossovers boosted the Nissan brand to record December and full-year sales.... Read More »



Mustang, 370Z: No comparison

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
I thought the photo comparison of the 2015 Mustang side glass profile with that of the Nissan 370Z (Final Assembly, Dec. 9), coming as it did in the issue featuring the Mustang's public reveal, was a cheap shot.... Read More »


Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra

9:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra include Rehau, Valeo, Coastal Automotive, Webasto, Eagle Ottawa, Sika, GHSP, INA, Maclean-Fogg, JTEKT, Mahle, Plastomer, Kautex Textron and Fraenkische. T2014 model is the seventh generation Sentra and is built in Smyrna, Tenn., and Canton, Miss.... Read More »


Prius tops Consumer Reports' cost-per-mile study

11:51 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
For the second year in a row, Consumer Reports is finding the Toyota Prius gives consumers the biggest bang for their buck. The Prius topped Consumer Reports' Best New-Car Value analysis, released today, which ranks more than 200 vehicles on performance, reliability and costs.... Read More »



Ford gives 2015 Mustang a fastback

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Nissan uses similar styling on its 370Z sports car.... Read More »


Nissan tests new Leaf battery recipe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Nissan believes it can create a longer-lasting battery pack for its electric Leaf next year by altering the recipe used to create the component. The proposed change in chemical composition, which is still under review at the automaker, should make the lithium ion battery more resilient to hot-weather aging, says Billy Hayes, vice president for Nissan's global electric vehicle business.... Read More »


Behind Nissan rise, more factory muscle

4:46 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
New factory capacity and tweaked factory orders are helping Nissan brand set record sales records this year. The brand posted record November volumes of 93,376 cars and trucks, up 11 percent from a year earlier. It was the eighth record month out of the past 11, said Fred Diaz, Nissan vice president for sales, marketing, parts and service.... Read More »


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