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Toyota Sienna fares well in new crash test; 3 other minivans perform poorly

7:09 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
In a front overlap crash safety tests of four minivans sold in the United States, only the latest model of the Toyota Sienna scored well, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety said today.... Read More »

 

DAVE GUILFORD

Ghosn sets the record straight on price-fixing conspiracy

12:53 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2014
In our package of stories on supplier price-fixing published Monday, one report said Carlos Ghosn inadvertently created the bid-rigging tradition. It was an intriguing scenario. But Carlos Ghosn begs to differ.... Read More »

 

Infiniti preps Q30 hatch for young buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
Infiniti is road-testing its next global model, the compact Q30 hatch, which will hit showrooms in 2016.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

A big production

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014
Nissan's expanding its Mississippi plant is another sign that North American auto production is more competitive.... Read More »

 

Supplier upheaval fueled price fixing

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2014
To hear auto industry insiders in Japan, the country's problems with bid rigging began to spiral in the early 2000s. Or, more specifically, with the arrival of Carlos Ghosn, the cost-cutting CEO who parachuted into a nearly bankrupt Nissan Motor Co. and blew up the carmaker's ossified supplier network.... Read More »

 

Automakers adopt protocols to handle, protect consumer data in connected car era

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2014
Hoping to harness customer data to offer more services without eliciting an outcry over the misuse of personal information, major automakers today agreed to industry-wide principles to handle consumer data and safeguard individual privacy going forward.... Read More »

 

Mercedes introduces new names for its vehicles to avoid customer confusion

6:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2014
Mercedes-Benz, hoping to overcome consumer confusion as its product lineup expands, is overhauling the nomenclature used to identify its cars and light trucks. The moves comes as it prepares for the launch of 30 models -- including 11 all-new vehicles -- by 2020.... Read More »

 

Infiniti readies Q30 targeting young buyers

10:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2014
Infiniti is road-testing its next global model, the compact Q30 hatchback, which will hit showrooms in 2016. The new five-door will use the architecture of Mercedes-Benz's European-market A class and also will rely on a Daimler-designed, 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Tesla, BMW, Nissan help boost EV sales in Europe

Nov. 11, 2014 06:15 CET
Helped by new entries such as the BMW i3 and Tesla Model S, the market for electric cars in Europe may rise to 150,000 with a "high scenario" of 250,000 by 2020 in a total global market forecast to be 19.3 million, analysts LMC Automotive predicts.... Read More »

 

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How Renault is cutting costs through more synergies with Nissan

Nov. 10, 2014 06:15 CET
Thierry Bollore has the task of boosting synergies with alliance partner Nissan in his role as chief competitive officer and joint No. 2 at Renault. Bollore spoke about this challenge and other future plans with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

 

Nissan pushes quality initiatives for 'flawless' Murano launch

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Nissan threw the switch last week to begin building its prestige vehicle in the United States for the first time, moving the Murano's global export base from Japan to its plant in Mississippi. Nissan has implemented new quality programs at Canton to make sure the Murano is glitch-free.... Read More »

 

Stop the Datsun Go, safety group requests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Nissan's budget-priced Datsun Go hatchback has sold poorly since it debuted with much fanfare in India last March, and a devastating new assessment of the car's crash safety surely won't help.... Read More »

 

Fleets give October a big boost

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014
Fleet volume sharply outpaced retail sales in October, turning what would have been a below-par sales month into an above-average one.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Nissan touts Pulsar's roominess

Nov. 9, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan believes the sizeable rear-seat space of its new Pulsar compact hatchback will be the car's biggest selling point. The Pulsar is the same length as its rivals but has much more rear knee room, Nissan says.... Read More »

 

Mitsubishi mulls Renault-Nissan based compact for Europe

Nov. 9, 2014 06:01 CET
A new Mitsubishi compact based on a Renault-Nissan platform could be sold in Europe, Mitsubishi CEO Osamu Masuko said. The automaker's current compact for Europe, the Lancer, has been a disappointment.... Read More »

 

Nissan expands recalls over possibly deadly airbag failures

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2014
Nissan expanded a recall of cars and SUVs in high-humidity regions suspected of having defective airbag inflators that can shoot metal shrapnel at passengers.... Read More »

 

Nissan is bumping into N.A. capacity constraints

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2014
Nissan's steady U.S. sales gains are putting the squeeze on its North American production capacity. The company will hire 1,000 more workers at a Mississippi plant to reach production goals by the end of 2017, bringing the work force to 7,000.... Read More »

 

Nissan babies the new Murano -- but will Americans share it?

6:35 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2014
Nissan gave the global launch of its redesigned Murano the white-glove treatment to make sure the crossover makes the brand shine around the world.... Read More »

 

Nissan profit rises as record U.S. sales offset China slowdown

Nov. 4, 2014 10:46 CET
Nissan reported a slight increase in quarterly profit as record U.S. sales dulled the effect of a slowdown in China and continuing problems in Russia. The company also narrowed its loss in Europe.... Read More »

 

Nissan recalls Infiniti hybrid sedans for software, transmission issues

10:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2014
Nissan said today it is recalling more than 14,000 hybrid Infiniti Q50 and Q70 luxury sedans globally due to possible software and transmission issues.... Read More »

 

OCTOBER U.S. SALES

Chrysler, Nissan set pace as U.S. sales rise 6% on truck demand

6:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales, led by double-digit increases at Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor, rose 6 percent last month to 1.28 million, matching forecasts, with crossovers and light trucks fueling much of the industry's gains. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate, a broad measure of the industry's health, hit 16.5 million, slightly above projections and up 7 percent from 15.4 million a year earlier. The SAAR has now topped 16 million every month beginning with March.... Read More »

 

FACE TO FACE

Nissan's global product boss drives a smoky motorcycle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
Keno Kato, Nissan Motor's global head of product planning and strategy who directs a global team of 500 planners, is a buzz-cut 1960s-muscle car fan from rural Japan.... Read More »

 

Nissan's Kicks concept is cool, but is it the next-gen Juke?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
The American enthusiast press was busy speculating last week that Nissan's eye-catching Kicks concept, a compact crossover unveiled at the Sao Paulo auto show, previews the next Juke. But does it really?... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

Weep not for pickup makers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
October looked like a happy month for big pickups with sales rising 10 percent, outperforming a strong overall U.S. market. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find pickup manufacturers who are really, really, really happy.... Read More »

 

Nissan brand rolls to 13th record month

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014
Rising Sentra, Versa and Rogue volumes gave Nissan Division its 13th consecutive record sales month in October. The brand sold 94,072 vehicles for the month, an increase of 15 percent over October 2013.... Read More »

 

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