Nissan

Ghosn spurs Renault-Nissan to greater U.S. clout

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Fifteen years after its launch, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is coming to the United States in earnest.... Read More »

 

Honda's 'Fit Kit' skit is a hit on April Fools' Day

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
April Fools' Day gags in the car biz used to be inside jokes between automakers' press departments and the media.... Read More »

 

Renault-Nissan sees bright future in Russia as it relaunches Datsun

April 6, 2014 11:14 CET
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn sees great potential in Russia despite a slowdown in car sales and the Crimea crisis. He spoke after unveiling the on-Do sedan, which Nissan's Datsun brand is launching in Russia.... Read More »

 

Nissan appoints diesel expert Shirakawa as European r&d chief

April 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan named Takashi Shirakawa as its head of research and development in Europe, effective April 1.... Read More »

 

Infiniti names French executive as new Europe head

April 3, 2014 10:47 CET
Infiniti has named former Ford executive Francois Goupil de Bouille as head of its European operations to succeed Fintan Knight, who was in the post for less than a year.... Read More »

 

Jesse Jackson leads minority trade mission to Japan's automakers

7:02 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
Jesse Jackson is leading a Rainbow PUSH Coalition trade mission to meet with the heads of Japan's leading automakers later this week, in order to increase the representation of minority interests in management, suppliers and dealerships.... Read More »

 

MARCH U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales rise 6% as spring momentum builds

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 6 percent to 1.54 million units in March, exceeding analysts' forecasts and signaling the auto industry has shaken off its sluggish start to 2014. The seasonally adjusted sales rate -- a broad gauge of the industry's health -- surged to 16.4 million units from 15.3 million units a year ago. It's the best showing for the SAAR since November 2013 and among the highest in the past seven years.... Read More »

 

Nissan, Infiniti report solid sales gains

3:42 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Nissan moved forward on multiple fronts in March, bucking meek industry gains to score its best sales month in history. The results lifted Nissan past Honda Division for the third straight month, encouraging Nissan in its publicly declared goal to displace Honda as the industry's No. 2 import brand.... Read More »

 

Airbag glitch spurs Nissan recall

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
A software problem that could deactivate airbags has prompted Nissan Motor Corp. to recall 989,701 vehicles in North America, including 2013-14 Altima sedans... Read More »

 

MARCH U.S. AUTO SALES

March light-vehicle volume projected to rise 2% to 1.5 million

7:12 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
After severe winter weather put a freeze on U.S. light-vehicle deliveries in January and February, industrywide sales are forecast to rise 2 percent to 1.48 million light vehicles in March. The annualized sales rate, adjusted for seasonal factors, may rise to 15.8 million units, based on the average of 14 estimates, from 15.3 million a year earlier.... Read More »

 

Renault-Nissan veteran named to lead Infiniti product strategy

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Infiniti has named industry veteran Francois Bancon as its product strategy head. Bancon has long been involved with Nissan and Infiniti product strategy and product communications, and played a key role in the global launch of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle.... Read More »

 

Infiniti names new product strategy head

March 27, 2014 11:32 CET
Infiniti has named industry veteran Francois Bancon as its product strategy head. Currently Bancon leads advanced product planning at parent Nissan.... Read More »

 

Honda, Toyota plan to launch fuel cell vehicles in 2015

6:20 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2014
Honda and Toyota plan to launch fuel cell vehicles in the consumer market in 2015, with each producing about 1,000 units a year, the Nikkei newspaper reported.... Read More »

 

Honda, Toyota plan to launch fuel cell vehicles in 2015

March 26, 2014 12:20 CET
Honda and Toyota plan to launch fuel cell vehicles in the consumer market in 2015, with each producing about 1,000 units a year, a report said.... Read More »

 

Nissan recalls 989,701 vehicles in N.A. because airbag might fail to deploy

7:08 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2014
Nissan said it will recall 989,701 vehicles including its latest Altima sedans in North America to fix a software problem that could deactivate the airbags.... Read More »

 

2014 NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

Nissan teases redesigned Murano ahead of N.Y. debut

11:30 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Nissan released a teaser video for the redesigned 2015 Murano today, ahead of the vehicle's debut April 16 at the New York auto show.... Read More »

 

Renault least vulnerable European automaker in Russian turmoil

March 24, 2014 13:52 CET
Russia's leading carmaker, Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ, is best placed to withstand the effects of a weakening ruble from the fallout of the country's annexation of Crimea, analysts say.... Read More »

 

Nissan vision for future dealerships puts offices, desks on the hit list

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
A new-car showroom without a reception desk? No cubicles or desks for salespeople, and no offices for managers?... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

Renault to gain most from closer ties with Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
Renault stands to benefit the most from deeper ties with alliance partner Nissan, industry watchers believe.... Read More »

 

Renault-Nissan names new alliance team to step up integration

March 17, 2014 12:19 CET
Renault and alliance partner Nissan detailed plans to integrate key operations and pursue greater economies of scale.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Nissan moves Qashqai upmarket

March 17, 2014 06:01 CET
Nissan is so confident about the new Qashqai that its production capacity is three times that of the first-generation crossover.... Read More »

 

Apple invades cars' center stack

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Apple's new CarPlay system lets drivers use their vehicle touch screens to access the company's apps for music, phone numbers, route guidance, e-mails -- you name it.... Read More »

 

Truck veteran Diaz tinkered with Titan styling

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Fred Diaz, Nissan's top sales exec in North America, figured he knew a thing or two about full-sized pickups when he joined the company last April.... Read More »

 

Stocks rise in February

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
U.S. stocks of unsold vehicles remain higher than normal in the aftermath of fierce winter storms that disrupted sales in January and February.... Read More »

 

Fleet strategies differ for Nissan and Hyundai

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Two of the top seven automakers boosted fleet deliveries in February and the first two months; but while one is also increasing retail sales, the other is using the higher fleet volume to offset a retail sales decline.... Read More »

 

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