Nissan Brand

Calif. considers a plea for plug-in hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2015

Ford, Honda, GM and Toyota fear they’ll need to offer large incentives to meet California’s mandate for zero-emission vehicles. So they are pushing the state to rewrite its formula to offer more credit for plug-in hybids such as the Chevy Volt.... Read More »

Renault increases Zoe EV's range by 30km

March 27, 2015 06:01 CET

Renault has extended the range of its battery powered Zoe subcompact hatchback by 30km to 240km (149 miles) to help boost sales.... Read More »

Automakers in race to double range of affordable EVs

1:52 pm U.S. ET | March 25, 2015

Automakers are readying a new generation of mass-market electric cars with more than double the driving range of today's Nissan Leaf, betting that technical breakthroughs by big battery suppliers will jump-start demand and pull them abreast of Tesla.... Read More »

KEITH CRAIN

Is cheap fuel permanent or a blip?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 23, 2015

Lots of smart folks in the automobile industry are betting huge amounts of money that alternative-fuel vehicles will capture an important part of the market. But it is going to be difficult to displace gasoline for mainstream vehicles in the U.S.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Small utility vehicles' big payoff

11:30 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2015

Tiny crossovers and SUVs could be immune to America's long-standing love-hate relationship with small cars. We love 'em when gasoline is expensive and shun 'em when it's cheap. But gasoline is cheap right now, and the new crop of tiny SUVs and CUVs such as the Nissan Juke and Buick Encore is off to a fast start.... Read More »

Nissan expands recall to address Altima hoods that may fly open

9:28 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2015

Nissan expanded the North American recall of its top-selling Altima sedan to about 878,000 vehicles because a secondary hood latch may fail and cause the hood to fly up while the car is in motion, according to a company filing with federal safety regulators.... Read More »

Nissan Sway concept previews possible segment-busting small car

March 6, 2015 11:02 CET

Nissan executives say the Sway concept, unveiled at this week's Geneva auto show, hints at an entirely new subcompact for the brand rather than a straight replacement for the Micra.... Read More »

2015 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Nissan Sway concept may preview new Micra

Feb. 24, 2015 12:58 CET

Nissan will unveil the Sway concept car at the upcoming Geneva auto show. The Sway will preview the automaker's next Micra subcompact, reports said. The automaker said the concept shows “how a future generation of small Nissans could look,” but didn't say whether it previews the new Micra.... Read More »

Q&A

Nissan's Diaz says 2016 Titan is no F-150 look-alike

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2015

Nissan's redesigned 2016 Titan pickup that debuted at the Detroit auto show drew plenty of comparisons to the Ford F-150. The shape of the grille and headlights, and the dip in the upper edge of the front doors recall styling of the F-150. But Nissan's senior vice president for U.S. sales and marketing and operations, Fred Diaz, says he never thought the truck had a close resemblance to Ford top seller.... Read More »

Nissan cuts incentives, boosts N.A. profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015

Lower incentives and higher sales powered big North America profits at Nissan Motor Corp. in the latest quarter, leading to an overall profit gain.... Read More »

Nissan flashes true-to-concept Maxima

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015

Nissan gave Super Bowl viewers a sneak peek at its redesigned 2016 Maxima sport sedan.... Read More »

Nissan Rogue shipments to U.S. to be boosted by 38% to 110,000

1:46 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2015

Renault-Nissan will export 38 percent more Nissan Rogue crossovers to the U.S. from South Korea in 2015 than planned earlier, to meet rising demand in North America.... Read More »

Nissan flashes a true-to-concept 2016 Maxima

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

Nissan's redesigned 2016 Maxima sport sedan will reach U.S. showrooms this year looking remarkably like a concept car the company unveiled at the 2014 Detroit auto show. The redesigned model goes on sale this spring.... Read More »

Nissan vehicles to use common visible parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2015

Nissan's modular platform saves money by using common components. But owners rarely notice; most of the shared parts are unseen under the hood.... Read More »

Nissan recalls 768,000 crossovers and SUVs for separate problems

9:40 am U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2015

Nissan is recalling about 768,000 vehicles, including its popular Rogue crossover and Pathfinder SUV, for separate problems, the company and federal regulators said today.... Read More »

NO COWBOYS

With Titan, Nissan aims for 'white space' below biggest pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

Nissan has a new strategy for scratching out a piece of Detroit's full-size pickup market: It will stop chasing cowboys. And it will instead think about Roman gladiators, Spartacus, NFL football players, and maybe even flesh-eating zombies.... Read More »

Munoz: Titan can do better than 5% goal

8:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Nissan startled many last week when it said it envisioned its newly unveiled redesigned 2016 Titan capturing 5 percent of the full-size pickup market. But Nissan's U.S. boss, Jose Munoz, says 5 percent might be on the low side.... Read More »

Big sales goal for new Titan may be low, Nissan's Munoz says

10:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

Nissan startled many auto industry observers last week when it said it envisioned the redesigned 2016 Titan capturing 5 percent of the U.S. full-size pickup market. But Nissan's U.S. boss, Jose Munoz, says 5 percent might be on the low side.... Read More »

Nissan to go big on Altima midcycle change

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Nissan's volume-leading Altima sedan is to get substantial midcycle changes for the 2016 model year. The company will not tip its hand on the details, but Nissan's North American product planner describes the planned freshening as "significant."... Read More »

Assault on Fortress Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Tougher specs, more rugged designs and ample new trim levels -- all wrapped in copious red-white-and-blue marketing. Japanese brands are upping the stakes in the pickup wars with products debuting at the Detroit auto show in hopes of making deeper inroads into the one segment in which the country's carmakers still trail their Detroit rivals.... Read More »

YOU'RE GONNA BE POPULAR

Sizing up the beauty queens, class clowns of Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Staff Reporter Ryan Beene was on the floor at the 2015 Detroit auto show, judging the cafeteria cachet of the most talked-about vehicles.... Read More »

Nissan close to eliminating EV range anxiety with longer range, exec says

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

Nissan is very close to eliminating range anxiety with its next-generation electric vehicle battery. The company's chief planning officer declined to give a timeline for expanding the electric car's driving range, but suggested the breakthrough could come around the debut of the next-generation Leaf electric vehicle. That car may arrive around 2017 or 2018.... Read More »

Nissan still counts on Leaf for global marketing

10:28 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

The electric Leaf will continue to represent Nissan globally for branding purposes, even as the automaker turns out flashier and more elegant new models.... Read More »

Titan designer finally got her chance to improve pickup

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Redesigning the Nissan Titan has been on Diane Allen's mind ever since she designed the first one. That was back in 2002, when Allen led the California design team to put Nissan into the full-size pickup market in competition with Detroit's automakers.... Read More »

Nissan, seeking wider audience, retools Titan top to bottom

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

With three engines -- including a Cummins diesel V-8 -- two frame sizes and three bed lengths, the redesigned Titan coming this fall is Nissan's ambitious new push to become a true contender in the tough full-size pickup market. The revamped pickup, unveiled today at the Detroit auto show, is intended to make the Titan appealing to a wider audience from construction workers to suburbanites.... Read More »

 
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