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Infiniti's Witherspoon puts 'experience' to work

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12
Allyson Witherspoon, director of marketing communications and media for Infiniti USA, is molding the brand's message as it prepares for a wave of new products over the ne ...

Off the phone, shops stay on the job

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5
A Connecticut dealership group aims to improve its customer handling by tapping a dedicated service department call center run by an outside contractor. ...

Safety regs kill Nissan's 'car that saved the company'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 4
Nissan has quietly ended production of the Xterra, a rugged light truck that helped fan the flame of SUV sales in the 1990s while aiding the company's turnaround in the U ...

Rogue passes Altima to lift Nissan volume up 17%

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1
The Nissan brand posted record September U.S. sales, thanks to soaring demand for the Rogue crossover and record September volume for the Versa subcompact. ...

2016 QX50 offers more for less

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28
The Infiniti QX50 will receive a $550 sticker reduction for 2016, despite more content and a bigger back seat. ...

Nissan pulls Altima freshening forward

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28
Feeling the pressure of increased competition, Nissan has shortened the product cycle of its best-selling U.S. vehicle, the Altima midsize sedan. ...

Why Nissan will keep one eye on VW's diesel scandal

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25
VW's troubles aside, Nissan is counting on the word “diesel” to excite U.S. customers and help distinguish its redesigned Titan pickup coming soon. ...

Nissan gives Altima a midcycle jolt for 2016

UPDATED: 9/23/15 6:46 pm ET - adds pricing details
The 2016 Altima, which goes on sale in mid-November, receives a restyled body, new front and rear lights, new wheel designs, a revamped interior and new center stack, res ...

A new breed of superrich buyer emerges - and splurges

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
A new generation of wealthy and more-raucous luxury buyers is emboldening automakers to rethink their offerings. ...

Nissan increases Leaf range, price

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14
Nissan gives the electric Leaf a larger batter for more driving range in 2016. ...

Nissan boosts 2016 Leaf's range to 107 miles

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

Tight alliance of separate companies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7
Instead of one company taking over the other, Renault and Nissan have helped each other through a global alliance for 16 years. ...

Dealer: Color-coding cars makes shopping easier

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31
Orlando luxury dealer Peter Wilson has simplified used-vehicle retailing by grouping his inventory into clearly defined categories. ...

Infiniti stretches QX50 into 'new model'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24
Infiniti's re-engineered QX50 wheelbase creates a functional rear seat where consumers previously saw none. ...

Despite growth, some dealers grumble

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24
NADA's latest dealer attitude survey found Volkswagen, Infiniti and Mini dealers were the most disgruntled, while Lexus, Toyota, Subaru, Audi and Ford dealers were the mo ...

Shelby takes its muscle overseas -- and to the mall

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24
Shelby American will take its performance brand to China and other world markets ...

The Missouri job shop behind Toyota's makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23
Toyota's New Global Architecture strategy is launching at Bodine, the old Missouri casting company Toyota bought 25 years ago. ...

Honda's factory fix: Robots

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17
Honda's Alabama assembly plant replaces one of the industry's most innovative engine lines with enough automation to brace for the future. ...

Infiniti prepares to enter 2.0-turbo fight

7:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16
Infiniti will be able to stand nose-to-nose with some of its bigger competitors in five months with one of the luxury segment's hottest features -- a small turbo-charged ...

Shelby to market 50 Daytona re-creations

7:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16
Shelby American has re-created the historic U.S. racecar that knocked Ferrari off its pedestal in 1965 -- the Shelby Daytona Cobra coupe -- for a limited run of 50 cars. ...

Henrik Fisker designs exotic convertible for Galpin

6:57 am U.S. ET | Aug. 16
Luxury designer Henrik Fisker has created a convertible variation of the Ford GT Mustang to be sold by Galpin Auto Sports of Los Angeles. ...

Infiniti engine making isn't a job, it's a craft

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10
Workers at Infiniti's east Tennessee powertrain plant take a page from Japan's takumi craftsmen and learn how to build engines by hand. ...

Lexus: 'Dealers set the price, and that's the price'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10
Lexus will take on one of the car business's most troublesome traditions next year -- haggling with customers over vehicle prices -- as the brand enlists dealer volunteer ...

Lexus experiments with no-haggle dealer pilot, Bracken says

UPDATED: 8/5/15 12:19 pm ET - adds text of address
Lexus is piloting a haggle-free pricing program with 12 of its 236 U.S. dealers this year, says Jeff Bracken, general manager of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s Lexus Divisio ...

VW plans big role for Chattanooga engineers

3:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5
Volkswagen's new U.S. engineering office will have critical responsibility when it is fully staffed and operational later in this decade. The office will create new model ...
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