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That's one accessorized Nissan Armada ... or Patrol

Nissan decked out its Armada for fun -- and then called it a Patrol.

Magna spending big on new technology

Magna will roll an extra US$300 million into r&d over the next three years as it deepens its interest in electrification and autonomous technology.

Magna spending big on new technology

Magna will roll an extra $300 million into r&d over the next three years as it deepens its interest in electrification and autonomous technology.

Nissan's 54-year old CFO retires

Joe Peter, who spent most of his career at General Motors, has retired as CFO of Nissan.

Automaker-supplier relationships take a hit

One more sign that automakers are under pressure from a spate of new industry challenges — their relations with suppliers have worsened.

Former GM purchasing scourge Bo Andersson is reborn as a supplier

Bo Andersson has been dispatched by the president of Japan's giant family-owned wiring supplier, Yazaki Corp., to fix the business where it needs it most — North America and Europe.

Automaker-supplier ties take a hit

One more sign that automakers are under pressure from a spate of new industry challenges — their relations with suppliers have worsened.

NISSAN: A triple whammy hit

Nissan called April "an extremely challenging month" as U.S. sales crashed 28 percent.

LEAR'S RAY SCOTT: Seating and electronics converging

As Lear's new CEO, Ray Scott is focused on fusing the company's traditional seating business with its growing portfolio of electronics technologies.

How Lear is adjusting its seat strategy

Lear the seat maker, anticipating connected vehicles, is out to become Lear the smart-seat maker.

New-era technology stands out in PACE Awards

Autonomous driving, better data communications and electrified and lighter vehicles were the driving factors in the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards.

Nexteer maps large-scale shift to steer-by-wire

Nexteer Automotive's new suite of autonomous-driving technologies promotes steer-by-wire in various applications. Jeff Zuraski, executive director for Nexteer, spoke with News Editor Lindsay Chappell about the outlook.

Icahn's payoff could get even bigger

UPDATED: 4/19/18 5:10 pm ET corrected

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn takes Federal-Mogul to Tenneco, giving him a rich new role at Tenneco in the process.

14 suppliers snag PACE Awards as new-era technology stands out

Breaking new technologies for autonomous, connected and electrified vehicles dominated the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards Monday night, as 14 suppliers were recognized for moving the industry forward.

Magna, 13 other suppliers snag PACE Awards as new-era technology stands out

Breaking new technologies for autonomous, connected and electrified vehicles dominated the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards Monday night, as Magna and 13 other suppliers were recognized for moving the industry forward.

Aisin Group keeps spending in Michigan

Aisin is expanding its Michigan testing grounds for the seventh time, and the results -- benefiting others, too -- could help stir industry growth for the region.

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What the Altima reveals about future Nissan design

The redesign introduced at the New York auto show also reveals three notable changes in Nissan's styling direction.

Mitsubishi promises more leasing support

Mitsubishi told its dealers that more support is on the way for financing, leasing and marketing as the brand looks for another growth year in 2018.

Nissan says dealer profits a 2018 priority

Nissan retailers get assurances that the factory is shifting from its aggressive growth model to a new focus on dealer profitability.

New QX50 factors big for Infiniti dealers

Infiniti dealers are counting on the redesigned QX50 crossover to lift their profitability in 2018.

Nissan pledges faith in sedans

Nissan has stuffed the new Altima with the latest and greatest of its technology. Now the company wants to make the sedan segment come back.

Nissan Altima makes AWD, turbo, tech play

Nissan is giving the Altima a radical makeover in hopes of bringing U.S. buyers back to the shrinking midsize sedan segment.

Nissan: Taylor's business model works well for us

Nissan isn't fazed that a hefty number of its stores are controlled by one individual, the reclusive Terry Taylor.

Nice and easy on QX50, Infiniti says

Infiniti will encourage dealers to go slow in selling the brand's soon-to-launch star product this year, the redesigned QX50 crossover.


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