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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ghosn stands apart on consolidation, car sharing

9:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The auto industry may be looking for more consolidation and new opportunities in car-sharing. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn's response? Not so fast.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

BLOG: Nissan's Munoz touts investment by megadealer Terry Taylor

2:40 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Nissan came under fire from some of its dealers recently, but Jose Munoz, chief of Nissan North America, says all the big groups that have invested in Nissan and Infiniti dealerships lately speak for themselves.... Read More »

To launch Titan, Nissan praises Ford, Chevy, Dodge

10:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

To kick off its redesigned full-size Titan XD pickup, Nissan aired a 90-second national TV spot Monday night created to put a lump in viewers' throats by saluting Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge.... Read More »

U.S., major automakers to announce safety accord Friday, reports say

7:24 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The U.S. government and a group of leading global automakers are set to announce a ground-breaking voluntary agreement at the Detroit auto show on Friday aimed at dramatically improving the industry's safety, according to company officials.... Read More »

Infiniti returns to sport coupe segment

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Infiniti's redesigned Q60 coupe now matches the Q50 sedan in styling and technology, and mark the end of the old-generation G-series models that once supplied a large portion of the brand's sales.... Read More »

Kia packs Forte with technology as it shifts to Mexico plant

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Kia's freshened, technology-packed 2017 Forte will inaugurate its soon-to-open assembly plant in Monterrey, Mexico, and join a growing list of inexpensive compact cars being produced at Mexican factories for the U.S. market.... Read More »

Kia's Telluride concept signals revived interest in SUV

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

A once-burned Kia signaled that it's thinking of getting back into the SUV business with the Telluride, a concept with an efficient, plug-in hybrid powertrain and a cushy cabin for rear passengers.... Read More »

Ghosn says carmakers must woo consumers to autonomous cars

11:27 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Consumers are not asking the auto industry to move into autonomous-drive cars, but manufacturers must take them there by “giving them a lot of benefits,” says Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. He cited two: safety and mobility for older drivers.... Read More »

Good sales numbers, but look a bit closer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The U.S. auto industry's record 2015 sales total was capped off by a December that seems strong at first glance, but a closer look reveals growing concerns.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Ghosn on why Renault-Nissan really needs 2 CEOs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Globetrotting Carlos Ghosn, the time-zone traveling dual CEO of Renault and Nissan, is no stranger to the misery of jet lag -- splitting his time between Europe and Asia -- and everywhere in between. But what time trip really sets his head spinning? “The worst jet lag is Tokyo-New York or Tokyo-Detroit,” Ghosn says.... Read More »

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Gary Gagnon, owner of Gagnon's Auto & RV Sales in Caribou, Maine, receives a 25-year award for Buick from Veronica Player, New England district manager for Buick-GMC.... Read More »

Exec: Infiniti pulls plug on luxury EV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Infiniti has shelved plans to produce a pure electric car, a senior executive said, three years after introducing the Nissan Leaf-based LE electric sedan concept and promised it would be built two years later.... Read More »

Reaching the young: A perennial puzzle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Millennials, or consumers generally in their 20s and 30s, and Generation Z buyers, those born after the millennials, pose a daunting challenge for auto marketers: They are inherently suspect of overt advertising, and have a range of new alternatives to car ownership.... Read More »

HANS GREIMEL

BLOG: Ghosn on why Renault-Nissan really needs 2 CEOs

10:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Globetrotting Carlos Ghosn, the time-zone traveling dual CEO of France's Renault SA and Japan's Nissan Motor Co., is no stranger to the misery of jet lag -- splitting his time between Europe and Asia -- and everywhere in between. But what time trip really sets his head spinning? “The worst jet lag is Tokyo-New York or Tokyo-Detroit,” Ghosn says.... Read More »

Infiniti Q30 hatch renamed to appease dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2016

Dealers asked Infiniti to change the names of the Q30 and QX30 because the models looked so similar.... Read More »

Beacons help brands target consumers on the show floor

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2016

This year's Detroit auto show will use beacons, wireless digital transmitters located around the exhibition hall that can track the movements of show visitors and communicate with them through their smartphones via Bluetooth as they wander the floor.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Infiniti's 'big bang' starts with Q30

Jan. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Infiniti expects the Q30 hatchback and its sibling model, the QX30 crossover, to give the brand a huge sales boost in Europe. Infiniti has struggled to make an impact since it launched in the region in 2008.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Nissan ready for Europe's changing powertrain preferences

Jan. 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Philippe Klein, Nissan's head of planning, sees changes to the powertrain mix in Europe due to the rising cost of diesels. He said Nissan and partner Renault have the right mix of alternatives, including EVs, to meet changing demand.... Read More »

Renault-Nissan to offer 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology

12:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

The Renault-Nissan Alliance said today it plans to offer 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology in four years. The alliance made the announcement today as Carlos Ghosn, who is CEO of both companies, was meeting with reporters at Nissan's Silicon Valley research center.... Read More »

Nissan sees new Micra as boosting sales

Jan. 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Nissan expects its new Micra will have higher sales than the current car thanks to its larger size and wider range of engines, the brand's Europe chief, Paul Willcox, said.... Read More »

DECEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. auto sales break record in 2015

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

The U.S. auto industry set a sales record in 2015 as solid December gains by the biggest automakers pushed the annual tally above 2000's 17,402,486 mark. Volume, driven by low gas prices, pent-up demand, widespread credit availability, an increase in leasing and job gains, rose 8.9 percent last month and 5.7 percent for the year.... Read More »

Nissan sets records as 4 key nameplates climb

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

The Nissan brand rose to record U.S. sales in December and 2015 on the backs of four nameplates -- the Rogue, Sentra, Versa and Murano. The Nissan division tallied 124,207 sales last month, up 18 percent from a year earlier and a December record. Its year ended with a record 1,351,420 sales, up 6.4 percent from 2014.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Infiniti Q30 name axed in N.A. in favor of QX30

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Infiniti plans to not use the Q30 name in North America after all, and just sell the QX30.... Read More »

Nissan names new Europe marketing chief

Jan. 5, 2016 15:41 CET

Nissan has promoted company veteran Jean-Pierre Diernaz to its new Europe marketing head.... Read More »

Nissan's Leaf, Infiniti models to have Microsoft telematics

9:40 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Nissan said its Leaf and Infiniti models in Europe will sport Microsoft's telematics system, which allows drivers to remotely access their cars.... Read More »

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