Nissan Brand

Renault-Nissan's Ghosn intent on staying ahead in electric cars

Jan. 18, 2017 18:03 CET

Renault-Nissan has sold more than 400,000 electric cars globally and is planning further investment to maintain its market lead, the alliance's CEO Carlos Ghosn.... Read More »

Nissan picks UK for first European on-road autonomous car tests

Jan. 13, 2017 16:01 CET

Nissan will conduct its first European real-world trials of self-driving cars in London, choosing Britain just months after it said it would build two new models in the country despite concerns over Brexit.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A keener Camry, a techy Odyssey

7:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

In Detroit: A keener Camry, a techier Odyssey; Nissan offers sporty spin on Rogue and a preview of future sedans; BMW 5 series slims down for 7th generation | Where cars meet 'Cars.'... Read More »

Toyota marketing exec: Don't write off midsize cars yet

9:22 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Jack Hollis, Toyota's group vice president for marketing in the U.S., predicts falling midsize sedan sales will not only flatten out but may even start to increase again in 2018.... Read More »

Automakers reset product plans for new crossover, SUV wave

9:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2017

Automakers are reworking their product strategies and investments for the United States to bring more crossovers and SUVs to showrooms amid a sharp turn away from small and midsize cars.... Read More »

Nissan rethinks the family car

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Crossovers and trucks may be all the rage -- especially for Nissan. But the automaker is already thinking about how to pitch its next generation of sedans.... Read More »

Nissan feeds Rogue demand with smaller Sport

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2017

Nissan will offer a smaller version of the popular Rogue crossover -- dubbed the Rogue Sport -- in a bid to capture shoppers now considering compact sedans. The Sport is a Nissan Qashqai imported from Japan, and 12 inches shorter than the U.S.-market Rogue.... Read More »

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BLOG: Is Nissan's Qashqai coming to U.S.?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2017

It's a wonder the compact-ish Nissan Qashqai crossover has managed to stay out of the U.S. this long, having been a best-seller in Nissan's lineup elsewhere in the world since 2006.... Read More »

Nissan dealers feel the force of Rogue campaign

11:06 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2016

Some dealers say Nissan's marketing strategy aimed at Star Wars fans is building brand awareness and enthusiasm around Nissan and the Rogue, though they suspect it may be the popularity of the Rogue crossover alone driving actual sales.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: VW 3-liter diesel settlement near?

8:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2016

VW 3-liter diesel settlement near?; Report: GM to halt Detroit plant 3 weeks; Waymo-ready Pacificas; Nissan partners to share EV platform?; Traverse tease; Autonomy in overdrive.... Read More »

Renault and Nissan will use common platform for EVs

Dec. 13, 2016 11:25 CET

Renault and Nissan will build the next Zoe and Leaf electric cars on a new common platform. The cars will have different exterior styling but will share underpinnings and electric motors, said Arnaud Deboeuf, a senior alliance executive.... Read More »

Self-driving Nissan Leafs get factory jobs

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

Nissan is deploying two self-driving Leaf electric vehicles at its Oppama assembly plant in Japan to pull about 30 completed vehicles a day across the plant site.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Opening the door to car theft

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2016

'Mystery' device opens door to car theft; Dodge plans AWD Challenger; BMW's 'Valley of Tears'; More tests for '17 F-150; Extended-cab Nissan Titan spied; 'Cars 3' at car show.... Read More »

Nissan to offer maintenance alerts in foray into connected cars

6:42 am U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2016

Nissan Motor Co. will make its first major foray into Internet-connected cars by offering an option in some new vehicles that will use big data to notify drivers when vehicle maintenance is required.... Read More »

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 »

 
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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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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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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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 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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