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.... Read More »



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.... 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 »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


Cutting spiffs tops Toyota's to-do list

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
Toyota's new top executive for North America lists lower incentives and greater local purchasing and product development among his top objectives.... Read More »


New metal gives Nissan a 16% boost

2:07 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
New models ruled, old models drooled in Nissan brand's double-digit June sales increase.... Read More »


Nissan adding 900 jobs at Smyrna, Tenn., plant

1:54 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2013
Nissan, aiming to boost its U.S. market share and increase North American production, plans to add 900 workers at its assembly operations in Smyrna, Tenn. The plant added 810 employees last fall. The next increase will put the plant at well over 7,000 workers, according to the company.... Read More »


Mid-sized sedans, hot in 2012, cool off

5:11 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
For the third straight month, a different car has topped the giant mid-sized sedan market, a segment that has significantly slowed this year as competition intensifies. Sales declined in April for seven of the 10 top mid-sized cars. Overall, mid-sized car sales fell 1 percent in the month and are up just 2 percent so far this year.... Read More »


Nissan cuts prices on 7 key models to score in Web searches

10:48 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
Jockeying for better position in Internet shopping sites, Nissan will cut the manufacturer's suggested retail prices on seven key models, effective Friday. The price adjustments affect vehicles that represent two-thirds of the brand's sales volume in the United States.... Read More »


Nissan brand sales rise 25% amid shift to retail

3:38 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013
Redesigned core models gave Nissan a boost in U.S. sales in April, pushing the brand 25 percent ahead of April 2012. Nissan Division posted sales of 80,003 for the month, pumped by its restyled Altima, Sentra and Pathfinder.... Read More »


Nissan recalls 123,308 Altimas for spare tire issue

9:36 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2013
Nissan is recalling 123,308 Altima sedans in the United States to adjust the inflation of the spare tires, which could be over- or under-inflated.... Read More »


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