Nissan

Nissan passes on Super Bowl 50 ads

5:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

One year after returning to NFL Super Bowl advertising for the first time in 18 years, Nissan is back off the field. The company said Wednesday that it has decided to skip Super Bowl 50....
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Electric vehicle sales fall far short of Obama goal

7:51 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

Back in 2008, with gas prices averaging nearly $4 a gallon, President Barack Obama set a goal of getting one million plug-in electric vehicles on the roads by 2015. Yet today -- with gas prices near $2 a gallon -- only about 400,000 electric cars have been sold....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: What Nissan learned from Mercedes for Infiniti Q30 production

6:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

Nissan made some costly changes to build the Infiniti Q30 and QX30 compact cars at its UK factory. The models, which are based on Mercedes's architecture, are the first premium vehicles to be built there....
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A Rogue mission: Foil the Escape

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

This year, Nissan North America chief Jose Munoz says, the Rogue has a good chance to climb one more rung on the compact crossover ladder by overtaking the Ford Escape....
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JAPAN'S LUXURY PLAN

Lexus, Acura and Infiniti search for halos in assault on Germans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

There's a new luxury plan from Japan, and its message is emotion and power. Even as customers flock to their crossovers, the Japanese luxury brands are combating their traditional weakness in passenger cars. Lexus, Acura and Infiniti rolled out new cars at the Detroit auto show to redefine their brands....
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Fleet does more than its share for '15 sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Fleet volume rose modestly in December but contributed proportionately more than its share to the record U.S. auto sales in 2015....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ghosn not keen on industry mergers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Ghosn says his Renault-Nissan Alliance has proven more effective than past industry mergers and acquisitions....
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Nissan aims to eclipse Honda sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Nissan trails the smaller Honda in sales at home in Japan and in the U.S. But this year, Nissan hopes to finally pass Honda in America, says Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz....
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Nissan could join off-road battle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2016

Just days after it began selling the redesigned 2016 Titan XD, Nissan suggested it may enter the small niche of performance off-road pickups with the Titan Warrior Concept. The concept, with massive wheels, a raised suspension, heavy-duty springs and an enhanced engine, would pit Nissan against the performance-tuned Ford F-150 Raptor, Ram Power Wagon and Toyota Tundra TRD Pro....
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Japan automakers hitch pickups to U.S. growth as gas prices slide

6:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Japanese automakers are taking on the Detroit 3 and scrambling to expand their share of pickup truck sales in the United States, as record low gasoline prices curb demand for their once best-selling small and medium-sized sedans....
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Some Nissan websites down for 2nd day after hacking attempt

2:28 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Nissan websites were down for a second day after an attempted cyberattack by an Anonymous-linked hacker protesting Japanese whaling....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Confessions of a NACTOY judge: 2016 edition

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

It is fun to test drive all of the candidates for North American Car and Truck of the Year, but when it gets down to the finalists, any vehicle could win because they are all worthy and there aren't many nits to pick....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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