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Cost quandary hits Japan's advanced factories

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
It's a cruel paradox for Japan's manufacturers. Auto suppliers here have some of the world's most automated factories. But because they also serve as global mother plants for low-tech operations overseas, they sometimes have to dumb down lines, making output more costly and labor intense....
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Nissan sees styling as the Altima's path to mid-sized sales leadership

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
With the redesigned Nissan Murano, which debuts at the New York auto show this week, Nissan Motor Corp. aims to replicate some of the design magic that worked wonders for rival Hyundai Motor Co....
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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...
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New capacity helps Nissan roll to records

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
New North American factory capacity for Sentra sedans and Rogue crossovers boosted the Nissan brand to record December and full-year sales....
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Behind Nissan rise, more factory muscle

4:46 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
New factory capacity and tweaked factory orders are helping Nissan brand set record sales records this year. The brand posted record November volumes of 93,376 cars and trucks, up 11 percent from a year earlier. It was the eighth record month out of the past 11, said Fred Diaz, Nissan vice president for sales, marketing, parts and service....
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Ford Fusion, behind coastal surge, poised to challenge Japan's Big 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2013
The Fusion -- Ford's hottest car since Taurus was America's top seller two decades ago -- is going coastal. Already a hit in the heartland, Fusion now attracts buyers in places that previously panned Detroit iron....
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Can Toyota Camry stay on top after 12-year reign?

12:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
The Toyota Camry has outrun a recession, recalls and natural disasters to stay America's best-selling car for more than a decade. Odds are worsening that it can keep the title next year as challengers gear up for another run at topping the mild-mannered sedan....
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Nissan uses car giveaway as service promo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Nissan is using the promise of a free car to get customers excited about oil changes....
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Nissan ends Altima coupe as young buyers look elsewhere

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 29, 2013
Nissan is dropping the coupe version of its best-selling vehicle, the Altima, for the 2014 model year because it sees coupe buyers moving into other segments....
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