Nissan Gripz aims to lure sports car enthusiasts to crossovers

Sept. 16, 2015 06:01 CET

Nissan unveiled the Gripz sports-car-inspired, Juke-sized concept that it says represents a potential way to lure sports car enthusiasts toward crossovers....
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BLOG: The tricky world, with haves and have-nots, of CVTs

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

The 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2016 Nissan Maxima demonstrate all you need to know about the potential and pitfalls of the continuously variable transmission....
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BLOG: Why Nissan's Gripz concept makes Joe Isuzu smile

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

We knew Nissan was bringing a new take on the Z car to the Frankfurt motor show. Yet we weren't really expecting the Nissan Gripz (the “z” is for “Z car,” get it?!), a Maxima-nosed 4X4 concept supposedly inspired by the Safari Rally-winning Datsun 240Zs of yore....
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BLOG: Nissan becomes even bigger battery believer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

Nissan's belief in its batteries has risen to a new level. The automaker said that the Leaf's new 30 kilowatt-hour battery will be covered by an eight-year, 160,000km warranty, up from a five-year 100,000km warranty....
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Infiniti will sell tall Q30 to tempt SUV/crossover buyers

Sept. 14, 2015 11:54 CET

Infiniti will add a version of its Q30 hatchback with a raised height in a bid to attract some of the increasing numbers of buyers choosing cars with SUV styling. Presented in two variants, called the SE and Premium, the models are 20mm taller than the Sport version....
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Nissan increases Leaf range, price

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Nissan gives the electric Leaf a larger batter for more driving range in 2016....
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Nissan teases concept crossover that could preview next Z car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

A crossover concept Nissan will show this week at the Frankfurt auto show may preview a new direction for the automaker's fabled Z sports car....
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Nissan boosts 2016 Leaf's range to 107 miles

7:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015

Amid flagging consumer interest in electric vehicles and hybrids, Nissan will introduce an enhanced 2016 Leaf EV with a 27 percent gain in battery range to 107 miles....
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Nissan chops $500 off Versa SL price for 2016

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2015

Nissan said U.S. pricing for its 2016 Versa sedan SL model has been reduced by $500 to $17,915 after shipping. The sticker price on the standard Versa with five-speed manual transmission remains unchanged from the 2015 model at $12,815 including shipping....
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Nissan teases crossover concept

Sept. 8, 2015 10:41 CET

Nissan has released a teaser picture showing a crossover concept that will be unveiled next week at the Frankfurt auto show. Reports say the concept will preview a new direction for the automaker's Z sports car subbrand....
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BLOG: Nissan plays yo-yo purchasing amid yen’s wild ride

10:25 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2015

For years, Japan's carmakers scrambled to buy more parts overseas where their currency had better purchasing power. But now that the yen has done an about-face and is weak again, carmakers are switching to buy more at home -- at lightning speed....
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Nissan Juke will be first model based on new small-car platform

Sept. 7, 2015 14:03 CET

The next Nissan Juke will be the first car to be built on Renault-Nissan's CMF-B small-car modular architecture. The subcompact SUV also will continue to be built at Nissan's plant in England, securing the factory's future....
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GM, Ford, Nissan see China sales drop in August

10:12 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

GM posted its biggest drop in China sales in five months for August as global automakers struggle with a deepening economic slowdown and slumping equities in the world's largest auto market. Ford and Nissan also reported lower sales, highlighting the divide between winners and losers in China....
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2015 Eurostar winner Paul Willcox

Sept. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2015 Automotive News Europe Eurostars overcame huge challenges to achieve great success. Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox is this year's winner for European Operations CEO....
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Nissan hails win to become NYC's official taxicab

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

Nissan has finally won out in its grueling campaign to make the NV200 compact van the official taxicab of New York City....
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Nissan to recall 300,000 small cars; NHTSA upgrades investigation into seat sensors

1:06 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

Nissan North America is recalling nearly 300,000 small cars over concerns that an interior trim panel near the accelerator pedal could trap a driver's foot, possibly causing unwanted acceleration or delaying braking....
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Nissan marketing exec Mohnke adds U.S. sales duties

11:50 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015

Nissan North America's chief marketing officer Dan Mohnke will add U.S. sales to his responsibilities beginning today, the automaker said in a news release....
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Hyundai brings back Nissan's Hatami as U.S. sales chief

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015

Derrick Hatami, who left Hyundai last January to become U.S. sales chief at Nissan, will return to Hyundai to fill the company's new vacancy for a U.S. sales chief....
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Sales edge down but SAAR soars to 17.81 million

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales slipped 0.7 percent, far better than projections of a 3.3 percent dip, to 1.505 million in August as consumers shrugged off volatile stock prices and continued to splurge. The annualized pace of sales soared to 17.81 million, the highest rate since July 2005 and the strongest month of the 6-year recovery....
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BLOG: Will the next Nissan Z be a crossover?

11:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

After scrapping production plans for the Nissan IDx coupes, there is now a very real possibility that the next Z car will be a crossover....
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Weak Nissan, strong Infiniti results leaves Nissan N.A. off slightly

11:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Nissan North America reported a slight drop in U.S. sales in August, as lower car sales offset strong performances by the Rogue crossover, the Altima sedan and the Infiniti luxury brand. Still, Nissan’s year-to-date sales have now exceeded 1 million vehicles, the first time the company has crossed that mark just eight months into the year....
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Renault, Nissan halt $756 million India investment, report says

Aug. 31, 2015 11:43 CET

Renault and alliance partner Nissan have halted plans to invest 50 billion rupees ($756 million) in India because they say they are owed 46 billion rupees by the Tamil Nadu state government for investment promotion subsidies and tax refunds, a report said....
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Inside 3 Japanese engine plants in the U.S.

11:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015

As part of Automotive News' “Plant Life” series, we took an in-depth look at how Infiniti, Honda and Toyota are preparing their southern engine plants for the future....
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Infiniti stretches QX50 into 'new model'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

Infiniti's re-engineered QX50 wheelbase creates a functional rear seat where consumers previously saw none....
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Renault-Nissan will cut jobs, production in India

Aug. 20, 2015 12:32 CET

Renault-Nissan plans to cut several hundred jobs in India and reduce production at its plant near Chennai. The move is in reaction to slowing sales caused by the slow pace of new product launches and growing competition from rivals such as Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai....
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