Nissan Brand

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 »

PARIS AUTO SHOW

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 »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Paris pizzazz ... and Texas truck stars

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2016

Paris pizzazz, Texas truck stars: Lexus, Infiniti debuts; Micra revolution; Kia keeps Telluride hopes alive, Ram reveals pickups; GM, Ford engine feats; Ford's new mobility boss.... Read More »

2016 PARIS AUTO SHOW

Nissan debuts 'revolutionary' new Micra

Sept. 29, 2016 11:01 CET

Nissan said its new Micra will compete against the best subcompacts in the segment because it will offer class-leading technology, more space and low-emissions engines.... Read More »

Big auto shows forced to share the spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Nissan's effort to grab headlines with a solo launch event in Miami shows how automakers increasingly are weighing alternatives to the major international auto shows.... Read More »

Nissan makes the most of Miami show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2016

Nissan felt the Miami International Auto Show was an ideal spot to reveal the Rogue because it's a prime market to reach Hispanic buyers. Nissan is among the leading brands for Hispanic consumers, with a market share around 12 percent among that demographic, according to IHS. The Rogue is one of Nissan's top sellers to Hispanics and in the U.S. overall.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Nissan's ProPilot system lightens the load of driving

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20, 2016

Nissan's ProPilot semi-autonomous driving technology can steer around curves and slow down for traffic, but it requires some driver input to keep it going. ProPilot comes to Europe in the Qashqai crossover next year.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

Behind the wheel of Nissan's ProPilot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

Nissan's ProPilot can steer around curves and slow down for traffic, but it requires some driver input to keep it going.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dodge Dart's short, troubled life

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Dodge Dart's short, troubled life; Ford CEO: Autonomous-vehicle sales to public by mid-2020s; Nissan Rogue hybrid; BMW ends Z4 production; Alfa Romeo, ad agency part ways.... Read More »

Nissan blames Altima's swoon on fleets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Nissan Altima sales dropped 39 percent in August from a year earlier mostly because of a big drop in fleet sales, and also because Nissan was trying to avoid a “price war” in the struggling midsize car segment, a Nissan executive said.... Read More »

Nissan juices up '17 Sentra with a turbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Nissan will offer a turbocharged Sentra for 2017, using the 1.6-liter turbo powertrain from its sporty Juke to give the sedan more performance.... Read More »

Freshened Rogue gets a hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

NASHVILLE — Nissan has freshened the looks of its big-selling compact Rogue crossover for 2017, adding more upscale features and creating a hybrid powertrain option.
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VW seeks 'flower-power' revival with greener Microbus

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18 2017

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It will take another five years but fans of the classic VW Microbus can now finally look forward to ...
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Did a leading VW exec perfect defeat device rather than stop it?

Christiaan Hetzner
8:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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While he didn't introduce the emissions-test-cheating defeat device into VW's 2. ...
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Conti powertrain guru makes peace with 'different world'

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13 2017

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Continental powertrain chief Jose Avila says it has taken some time to make peace with the fast move the industry and the world are making toward cars that are powered by... ...
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The beautiful lives of Bugatti, Bentley buyers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12 2017

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Bentley and Bugatti buyers are rich, but there is a pretty significant wealth gap between the two, a ...
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The most important vehicles at the Detroit auto show

Richard Truett
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11 2017

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The 2017 edition of the Detroit auto show won't go into the books for blockbuster introductions and ...
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In taking the wraps off super-fast EV, Faraday redefines car unveiling


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10 2017

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Faraday has struggled to find enough funding to meet its big ambitions but the Chinese start up cert ...
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Hyundai's self-driving Ioniq calmed my safety fears

Luca Ciferri
5:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5 2017

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I’m a big fan of autonomous driving and am eager to buy a fully self-driving car a ...
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London's new taxi blends tradition and tech


12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4 2017

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The fifth generation of London's iconic Black Cab that will debut later this year will have 21st cen ...
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VW's switch to English as its company language is a key reform

Christiaan Hetzner
5:55 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2016

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In the future, VW Group will conduct its business in English. The change should improve the German a ...
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Land Rover sets sail on epic quest

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9 2016

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Land Rover is teaming up with the UK's most successful sailor and with a former McLaren Formula One ...
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Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
European car sales rose 6.5 percent to 15.1 million in 2016 -- a nine-year high -- as demand was dri ...
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Russia sales slump may end this year after 11% fall in 2016
New-car sales in Russia fell 11 percent to 1.42 million last year but automakers predict the country ...
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Turkish sales forecast to drop 10% this year after record 2016
Turkish automotive sales are expected to shrink slightly more than 10 percent this year as lira depreciation hits demand. Sales rose 1. ...
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UK sales forecast to fall 5% this year after record 2016
UK sales hit a record of 2.7 million in 2016 despite fears that the country's Brexit vote could hit ...
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German sales jump nearly 4% in Dec. as Toyota leads gains
Registrations in Germany increased by nearly 4 percent in December as Toyota brand led gains among v ...
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Spanish sales grow for third year with 9% rise in December
The Spanish car market had its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in 2016 after sales ros ...
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Italy sales rise 13% in December
Italian new-car sales increased 13 percent in December, giving the market its second consecutive yea ...
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French auto market ends second rebound year with December gain
French car sales rose nearly 6 percent percent in December, closing a second consecutive year of str ...
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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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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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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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Fiat Chrysler names operating chiefs for China, Asia Pacific
Fiat Chrysler named Daphne Zheng as COO of China and Paul Alcala as the operating chief of Asia Paci ...
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Tesla's Autopilot head said to depart as Apple engineer hired
Sterling Anderson, Tesla's director of autopilot programs, has left the maker of electric cars, acco ...
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Pininfarina prepares to reboot with former PSA designer
Pininfarina's new design chief, Carlo Bonzanigo, will work on an array of automotive and industrial ...
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Porsche race car engineer Hitzinger joins Apple, report says
Apple poached the technical director of Porsche's race car program earlier this year, Manager Magazin reported, hiring a project manager who helped engineer the sports. ...
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Renault names new EV chief as it prepares for electric-car surge
Renault is placing an experienced troubleshooter, Gilles Normand, in charge of its electric-vehicle ...
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Varroc Lighting appoints former Magneti Marelli executive as CEO
Varroc Lighting Systems has named Stephane Vedie as its CEO, effective immediately. He is the former ...
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Aston Martin recruits former Ferrari, Maserati exec as chief technical officer
Aston Martin has named Maximilian Szwaj, a former Ferrari and Maserati executive, as its new chief t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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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
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
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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
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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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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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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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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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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