Nissan Brand

VIDEO: First Shift: Nissan to send U.S.-built Titan to China

8:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Nissan to export Titan from Miss. to China, exec hints at need for new U.S. plant; VW factory shuffle; Ford phasing out C-Max in U.S.; Honda Odyssey recall; Why Adient is adapting.... Read More »

How critical is the EV tax credit?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2017

Salespeople would be sad to see the federal tax credit on plug-in electric vehicles disappear. But they're not so sure it's necessary to keep customers interested in EVs.... Read More »

Nissan will send U.S.-built Titans to China

4:29 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2017

Nissan will ship the U.S.-built Titan pickup to China as the company and its Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance explore more commercial opportunities around the world.... Read More »

Nissan tests Versa Note e-Power hybrid for U.S.

10:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2017

Is Nissan readying the Versa Note e-Power hybrid for the United States? New spy photos show the car undergoing road tests in Michigan.... Read More »

Ghosn focuses alliance on EV assault

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2017

Carlos Ghosn heard years of skepticism from competitors about his bullishness on electric vehicles. Now, the herd is following him.... Read More »

Nissan's 'Star Wars' sequel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2017

For the latest Star Wars tie-in, dealers had a challenge for Nissan's marketing brass: How could they spread the fervor across the Nissan lineup?... Read More »

NISSAN: Rogue surges; Infiniti streak ends

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2017

U.S. sales at Nissan North America rose 8.4 percent last month to an October record, including a 43 percent gain by the Rogue crossover.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Ford profit up 63% on strong truck sales

8:30 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2017

Trucks help boost Ford profit; Transit van, F-150 recalled; Hyundai earnings fall; Lawyer: Paul Walker's daughter, Porsche settle; Hot Wheels Camaro; Nissan Titan going global?... Read More »

Nissan Leaf is off to a hot start in Europe, globally

Oct. 26, 2017 06:01 CET

Nissan Europe says 3,500 Leaf electric vehicles have been sold in the region in less than two months. By comparison, it took Nissan a year to achieve that same total when it launched the first Leaf in Europe seven years ago.... Read More »

2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Nissan's big vision: Rolling Titan into global markets

6:54 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2017

Still in launch mode for the Titan pickup in the U.S. market, Nissan is contemplating selling the full-size truck to various global markets.... Read More »

2017 TOKYO AUTO SHOW

Japan's automakers look beyond scandals to future

Oct. 24, 2017 09:29 CET

Japan's automakers will present their futuristic visions for electric and autonomous vehicles at the Tokyo auto show this week as the industry continues to reel from scandals that have hit automakers including Nissan and suppliers such as Kobe Steel and Takata.... Read More »

Nissan applies chuckles to big pickup marketing

5:57 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2017

Nissan's newest Titan TV ad inserts a belly laugh into the solemn no-nonsense world of advertising big pickups.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: AAA finds distracting trend in new cars

8:15 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2017

AAA finds distracting trend in new cars; Nissan's Sentra-centric sales strategy; GM expands robo-fleet in Calif.; Mitsu offers peek at crossover concept; Equinox's fashion sense.... Read More »

Nissan to show electric concept, sporty Leaf in Tokyo

6:52 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2017

Nissan will tout its electric ambitions at this month's Tokyo Motor Show with a new concept car alongside a sporty version of its just-unveiled next-generation Leaf EV.... Read More »

Nissan looks to lift Leaf with infrastructure expansion

Oct. 2, 2017 16:14 CET

Nissan will expand its fast-charging infrastructure in Europe by 20 percent in the next 18 months. The automaker hopes that adding 1,000 quick chargers to its network of 4,600 charge points will help boost sales of the second-generation Leaf full-electric car.... Read More »

Nissan turns over new Leaf, hits 150 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2017

A futuristic second-generation Leaf electric vehicle that rolled off the line was also the 150 millionth vehicle produced by Nissan automaker since the company's start in 1933.... Read More »

Nissan boosts Leaf's range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

The next-generation electric Nissan Leaf aims to ease range anxiety with battery improvements that include a performance edition. But better EV attributes are only part of the proposition.... Read More »

EV competitors stress performance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Amid the ramp-up of Tesla Model 3 production, competing EV makers are stressing the performance characteristics of their latest models.... Read More »

Nissan positions Leaf as affordable EV choice

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Nissan redesigns the Leaf for 2018 and reconceives the marketing strategy that launched it.... Read More »

Nissan sees falling EV costs, hints at a crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2017

Nissan says the next-generation Leaf will finally become a core nameplate in terms of volume. But in pricing, it concedes EVs will take almost another decade to go mainstream.... Read More »

Nissan chooses value over range with new Leaf

12:51 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2017

Nissan introduced its second generation Nissan Leaf electric vehicle with a range of 150 miles -- a 40 percent increase from its predecessor but still a far cry from competing EVs.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A sleeker, longer-range Nissan Leaf

8:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2017

A sleeker, longer-range Nissan Leaf; Toyota, GM pickups get 'good' ratings in crash tests; FCA to part with parts?; Mazda future product.... Read More »

New Nissan Leaf pitched as high-tech showcase with 150-mile range

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2017

Nissan's Leaf may be the world's best-selling electric vehicle. But the automaker is pitching the second generation as all that and much more.... Read More »

AUTOWEEK REVIEW

2017 Nissan Titan Pro-4X quick take: The nonconformist's off-roader

8:41 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2017

Our Opinions: At its first-drive event last fall, Nissan executives conceded the Titan -- good as it is -- is unlikely to peel off many of the die-hard domestic truck buyers. They're among the most loyal bunch in the market. So why expend the capital to bring a full-size pickup into what's admittedly a limited market?
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Nissan's new Leaf introduces self-driving tech for the masses

Aug. 31, 2017 09:45 CET

Nissan will unveil its new Leaf EV next month, together with its new ProPilot self-driving technology, which aims to bring autonomous driving features to mass-market consumers.... Read More »

 
How China plans to create a giant state-owned automaker

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12 2017

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In recent years, Beijing has forced the consolidation of state-owned industries such as steelmaking ...
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BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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China's BYD has built up a production network in Europe to make electric buses. ...
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Schmidt's statement showed a broken man with misplaced faith in VW

Larry P. Vellequette
3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Oliver Schmidt's vacant almost defiant stare has been the face of VW's $30 billion diesel emissions ...
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Why an electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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A hybrid powertrain adds hundreds of pounds of weight to a vehicle. ...
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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW is considering the future of the brand's iconic Beetle. ...
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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

Nick Gibbs
5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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As China seeks to restrict the use of private cars in its congested and polluted megacities, BMW see ...
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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

Nick Gibbs
9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

Nick Gibbs
5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent. ...
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German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will li ...
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German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard
New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. ...
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UK sales fall 11% in 8th month of decline
UK new-car registrations slumped 11 percent in November as weaker consumer confidence and uncertaint ...
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Western European car sales rise 5% despite UK woes
Western European car registrations rose 5.4 percent in November, with the key French and German mark ...
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Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's v ...
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Renault, Peugeot gain in Spain while diesel, VW sales fall
Renault and Peugeot were among the winners as sales of new cars in Spain rose 12 percent in November ...
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Skoda, Peugeot SUVs help French market grow by 10% in Nov.
Skoda and Peugeot were among winners as French new-car registrations increased 10 percent in Novembe ...
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Renault, Toyota lead 6% European sales gain
European car sales rose nearly 6 percent in October, with Renault, Toyota and VW Group's Seat brand ...
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Ford, Nissan among winners as Russia sales rise 17%
Ford and Nissan had big jumps in new-car sales in a Russian market where overall volume increased 17 ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Toyota Europe sets up mobility, connectivity units; shuffles r&d, purchasing leadership
Toyota Europe will establish two business divisions to focus on mobility services and connectivity a ...
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PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer
PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chie ...
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Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand
Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. ...
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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the autom ...
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VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand. ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
Renault is seeking to capture a share of Europe's small-but-growing pickup segment with the Alaskan, ...
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
Assembly of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 began in May 2016 in at the supercar maker's plant in Gayd ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
Assembly of the all-new Audi Q2 began in July 2016 at Audi's plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. ...
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