Andy Palmer

Nissan e-NV200 van debuts in Japan, but is it a good fit for N.A?

10:29 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Nissan has launched its second electric vehicle, but a North American debut of the e-NV200 compact commercial van is under review because of vehicle range and charging network concerns....
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Next Nissan EVs: Mainstream look, better battery

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
For the next-generation Leaf electric vehicle, Nissan Motor Corp. plans more mainstream styling and a new battery that greatly increases the car's range. And Infiniti's delayed electric car will debut with the improved battery by early 2017....
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Sales of green cars down, but great strides in fuel economy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Some green-vehicle technologies that looked like sure bets for the second half of this decade are lagging. And some technologies that seemed like long shots seven model years ago have become viable....
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2014 BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Palmer: Infiniti considering a compact crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2014
Infiniti is considering a small crossover below the QX50, possibly joining other luxury brands that are rushing into the segment....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Golf dominance, premium push intensify battle in compact segment

April 22, 2014 06:01 CET
Most volume automakers face double trouble in the crucial compact segment. They need to find a way to win sales from the dominant Volkswagen Golf while also defending against premium brands aggressively pushing into the segment....
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2014 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

Nissan stays edgy with refreshed Juke

6:43 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Four years after introducing a small crossover with a polarizing design, Nissan plans to change as little as possible on the 2015 Juke. Except to make it a bit more polarizing....
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Fiat's UK-style revival plan faces Italian hurdles

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to use sporty new Alfa Romeos and sleek Maseratis in a bid to repeat in Italy what British brands like Mini and Jaguar have achieved under foreign ownership....
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Fiat's UK-style revival plan faces Italian hurdles

March 1, 2014 10:35 CET
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to use sporty new Alfa Romeos and sleek Maseratis in a bid to repeat in Italy what British brands like Mini and Jaguar have achieved under foreign ownership....
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Nissan's Palmer pursues the right formula

Jan. 30, 2014 06:01 CET
Andy Palmer, a British high school dropout who is Nissan's global No. 3 executive, believes a mathematical truth: Brand matters. Therefore, his plan to remake the carmaker's middling image will rely heavily on massaging fickle public opinion....
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Nissan's Palmer pursues the right formula

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
To Andy Palmer, a British high school dropout who was anointed Nissan's global No. 3 executive on Nov. 1, it's an immutable mathematical truth: Brand matters. Therefore, his plan to remake the carmaker's middling image will rely heavily on massaging fickle public opinion....
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2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Nissan sends mixed signals on IDx

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Nissan's top global product strategist is bullish about the possibility of building the IDx concept car....
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Nissan's redesigned taxi readies for battle with London's iconic black cabs

Jan. 7, 2014 12:24 CET
Nissan Motor Co. has unveiled a redesigned version of a taxi the carmaker is building for London after local authorities said they wanted the model to look more like the city's traditional black cabs....
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Tight race for top job at Chrysler-Fiat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
As the CEO succession spotlight turns to Chrysler-Fiat it is still anybody's guess who will replace Sergio Marchionne, and what kind of management structure the company will install when the indefatigable Italian steps down....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Nissan increases reliance on UK execs, Sunderland plant

Dec. 4, 2013 06:15 CET
British executives have increased their global importance within Nissan as the UK becomes an increasingly crucial production location for the automaker, which aims to topple Toyota as Europe's top-selling Asian brand by 2016....
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Ghosn wants Japanese successor at Nissan

Nov. 22, 2013 06:01 CET
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has been the carmaker's foreign face for 14 years. Now, after sidelining his Japanese No. 2 and reshuffling the company's top management, he wants a Japanese national to succeed him at the helm....
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2013 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Nissan IDx evokes an old Datsun to reach teenagers

11:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
One hundred teenagers from around the world have consulted with Nissan designers to create a potential rear-wheel-drive sports coupe to woo young customers. Two possibilities, unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show, are the IDx Freeflow and motorsports-flavored IDx Nismo....
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Nissan promotes Europe boss to chief performance officer

Nov. 1, 2013 09:53 CET
Nissan's Europe boss, Trevor Mann, has been promoted to chief performance officer of the automaker as part of a sweeping management overhaul executed by CEO Carlos Ghosn....
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Nissan appoints Munoz new N. America head

2:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Nissan, in a wide-ranging management shuffle, has appointed Jose Munoz its new chief of North America. He replaces Colin Dodge, who will be assigned to special projects and report directly to CEO Carlos Ghosn....
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