Lindsay Chappell

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Recent articles
How the SUV drove luxury kings to power
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
BMW, Lexus and Mercedes climbed to unimagined heights in the United States after agreeing to go where luxury makers once feared to go: the grubby world of mud-spattered t ...


Nissan's on-site suppliers free to serve competitors
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
In hopes of wooing more Midwestern parts makers to its side in Tennessee, Nissan says it will allow them to supply other automakers from under the roof Nissan will put ov ...


How a Frenchman is bringing back Datsun
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 29
Vincent Cobee's mission to reintroduce Datsun around the world is a mixture of irony, politics, auto industry counterintuition and a fair amount of raiding the corporate ...


Panoz street car advances despite suit
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28
Georgia racing mogul and auto entrepreneur Don Panoz is pressing ahead to develop a street version of his innovative DeltaWing race car, even as his company sues Nissan o ...


Nissan adds muscle to U.S. field ops
1:23 pm U.S. ET | March 20
Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz continues to put more power into the rising brand's US field organization, adding personnel to react faster to local dealer reque ...


India's Mahindra stills wants to sell in the U.S.
10:24 am U.S. ET | March 19
Pawan Goenka has not given up on the idea of entering the US auto market. ...


Nissan hints at future subcompact hatch
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
Nissan's Sway concept, unveiled this month at the Geneva auto show, illustrates Nissan's vision of a subcompact hatchback -- even in the United States. ...


Tenn. group's key: Treat customers well
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
Dealer principal Don Jenkins, 65, spoke with Automotive News TV Managing Editor Leslie J. Allen and Staff Reporter Lindsay Chappell about some of the reasons behind his d ...


A JLR plant in N. America? Do it already
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
Do not hesitate to build that North American vehicle assembly plant, Jaguar Land Rover. You will be amazed. Trust me on this one. ...


Nissan plants and suppliers ready to meet Ghosn's 8% target
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15
Nissan has up to 400,000 units of Japanese factory capacity standing at the ready to help the automaker meet CEO Carlos Ghosn's mission to capture 8 percent of the world' ...


Crossovers, supercars show Europe is on the comeback trail
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
If there were any lingering anxieties about the state of the European market, last week's Geneva auto show officially blew them away. ...


Infiniti QX30 could attract new dealers
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8
Infiniti's QX30 crossover concept, unveiled in Geneva last week, should boost the brand's sales in North America and Europe, but it also will help Infiniti expand its dea ...


Jaguar will discover the magic of U.S. production
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7
Do not hesitate to build that North American vehicle assembly plant, Jaguar Land Rover. ...


Why Renault should plan a U.S. return
2:07 pm U.S. ET | March 6
France's Renault brand will eventually return to the US market, I do predict. Not any time soon, I will concede. But sooner or later. ...


Online retail tools are changing F&I jobs, work force analyst says
11:00 am U.S. ET | March 4
The neat organization of dealership F&I departments isn't so neat anymore. And industry researchers believe online retail is the reason why. ...


Tata's retired patriarch still stirring things up
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
Two years into his official retirement from the auto business, Ratan Tata continues to steal the show. ...


Nissan charts own course to raise racing profile
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
Darren Cox, global director of motorsports for Nissan and head of sales and marketing for the Nismo performance brand, is tasked with raising Nissan's profile in world ra ...


Mr. K a force for the Z and Nissan
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
Yutaka Katayama, Nissan's first U.S. president, who grabbed American consumer awareness by introducing the affordable Datsun Z sports car in the early 1970s, died last mo ...


Service outsources small stuff
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2
As dealers everywhere press their service departments to improve customer-satisfaction results, some Florida stores are outsourcing their more troublesome tasks, such as ...


Jaguar Land Rover 'is indeed looking' at N.A. plant, Tata says
11:16 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24
Jaguar Land Rover is "indeed looking at North America as a location for another plant," said the chairman emeritus of owner Tata. His statement marks official confirmatio ...


Tata plans image lift for ultracheap Nano
6:43 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 24
Tata Motors, producer of the car conceived as the world's cheapest, is rethinking the “cheap” part of it. ...


Ghosn pledges patience amid churn at Infiniti
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23
Nissan's Carlos Ghosn last week turned to another fresh face in his latest efforts to spark the Infiniti luxury brand. Unlike predecessors with backgrounds at Porsche an ...


'Mr. K,' Datsun pioneer and father of the Z car, dies at 105
12:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21
Yutaka Katayama, Nissan's first U.S. president, who grabbed American consumer awareness by introducing the affordable Datsun Z sports car in the early 1970s, has died at ...


Infiniti's Bartsch is out as Americas chief
11:55 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17 | UPDATED: 2/17/15 3:01 pm ET - adds details
Michael Bartsch, a former Porsche executive hired in 2013 to lead Infiniti in the Americas, has left the company in the latest executive shakeup at Nissan's luxury brand. ...


Honda suits up for new Ridgeline
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16
Honda is ready to get back into the pickup segment, with a redesigned Ridgeline that Honda expects to outperform its first effort. ...


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