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Brands related to this company: Infiniti, Nissan

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ANALYSIS - Infiniti Q60 3.0 Sport Tech

3 July 2017

The latest Q60 will never be a big seller for Infiniti and with the contraction of the global market for convertibles, there probably won't be a replacement for the old-shape open car. Even so, this challenger for the BMW 4 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi Q5 coupés is both a big step forward over the old-shape car and an underrated alternative to the segment leaders.


Nissan and Mitsubishi synergies begin in SE Asia

8 June 2017

Nissan Motor expects its global alliance with Mitsubishi Motors will yield some early synergies in South-east Asia, a region in which it has struggled to keep pace with Japanese rivals Toyota and Honda.


ANALYSIS - Nissan future models part 3

28 April 2017

The first of three features examining current and future Nissan brand models took an in-depth look at passenger cars. The second examined crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups. Now, in the final instalment, the focus is on MPVs/minivans, Hybrids, EVs and PHEVs.


ANALYSIS - Nissan future models part 2

27 April 2017

The first of three features examining current and future Nissan brand models, took an in-depth look at passenger cars. The second now examines crossovers, SUVs and pick-ups. The final instalment, to be published on 28 April, will focus on MPVs/minivans, Hybrids, EVs and PHEVs.

Latest interviews


Ghosn raises Nissan Qashqai question-mark for UK

3 October 2016

The manufacturing location for the next generation Nissan Qashqai is an investment decision that will largely be determined by the shape of Brexit and the progress of UK-EU negotiations for the UK’s exit from the EU that will start in 2017. In Paris last week, we heard Renault-Nissan Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn set out his latest thoughts on Brexit and other issues.


Carlos Ghosn interview

5 May 2016

Along with Dacia in Romania, Avtovaz in Russia and Samsung in Korea, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is now one of the top four automobile manufacturers with global sales of 8.5m in 2015. Roger Stansfield recently caught up with CEO Carlos Ghosn.


Williams CEO eyes consultancy business expansion

20 May 2015

Mike O'Driscoll, Group CEO of Williams, leads a brand that is well known for its motorsports activity and Formula One participation. However, the firm is now eyeing more consultancy business and looking further afield for opportunities. Ian Adcock caught up with him to hear more.


INTERVIEW: Carl Bayliss, head of Infiniti UK

5 February 2015

Carl Bayliss recently returned to his homeland after a decade in Hong Kong. He is the new country manager for Infiniti UK, responsible for all business activities including Sales, Marketing and Network Development.

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just-auto Plus only Renault-Nissan alliance H1 2017 global sales up 7%

28 July 2017

Unit sales at the Alliance rose 7% to 5,268,079 vehicles in the first half of the calendar year resulting from an increased demand for models from the French and Japanese brands, and the first semester sales contribution from new Alliance member Mitsubishi...


Nissan Q2 operating profit down 12.8%

27 July 2017

Nissan has reported a squeeze on its operating profit in the second quarter (fiscal 1st quarter) due to the adverse impact of divestments, rising raw material costs and slower sales in major markets for its products, particularly China.


Nissan Brazil adds shift as Kicks demand rises

26 July 2017

Nissan Brazil has started a second shift at its Resende factory.


Mitsubishi says 'V-shaped recovery' on track in Q1

25 July 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) booked operating profit of JPY20.6bn on sales up 2.8% year on year to JPY440.9bn yen in the first quarter of fiscal 2017/18, achieving an operating margin of 4.7%. Net income rose to JPY23bn versus a loss of JPY129.7bn in Q1 2016/17.


Hitachi to supply ADAS ECU for Nissan X-Trail

25 July 2017

Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that its Advanced Driver Assistance System Electronic Control Unit (ADAS ECU) was selected for use in Nissan Motor’s partially redesigned X-Trail, which commenced sales in June 2017.


just-auto Plus only Nissan US recalls Versa vehicles

25 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V449000 Manufacturer: Nissan North America Components: Air Bags Potential number of units affected: 515,394 Summary Nissan North America (Nissan) is recalling certain 2007-2011 Versa Sedan and 2007-2012 Versa Hatchback vehicles....


just-auto Plus only Nissan Canada announces management changes

24 July 2017

Nissan announced Michael Soutter, currently regional vice president, sales operations, Nissan Canada, is promoted to division general manager, global aftersales division at Nissan Motor Company Limited. In his new role effective 1 September 2017, Soutter will...


Nissan US launches new driver assist system

21 July 2017

Nissan North America has demonstrated its ProPilot Assist technology to media. The demo cars were Rogue SUVs (sold as X-Trail elsewhere). The system will be available in the US later this year and, after region-specific fine tuning, is due in the UK and Europe in the English-made Qashqai from next autumn. It will also be offered in the recently updated European X-Trail, and the redesigned Leaf due out soon.


just-auto Plus only Nissan ready to launch ProPilot Assist in the US

21 July 2017

Earlier this week, for the first time on public roads in the US, Nissan put media behind the wheel to experience its ProPilot Assist technology, which will be available to customers later this year. ProPilot Assist reduces the hassle of stop-and-go driving by...


Next Nissan Leaf will offer one pedal driving

20 July 2017

Nissan will offer one-pedal driving on its upcoming redesigned Leaf electric car.


Mercedes-Benz launches Nissan-based X-Class

19 July 2017

Daimler has launched its long-heralded X-Class medium size pickup truck, effectively a rebadge of the Nissan-Renault Alliance's Barcelona built Navara model line.


Nissan UK plant trains South African colleagues

18 July 2017

Shop floor supervisors from Nissan Motor's South African assembly plant in Rosslyn now undergo training at the automaker's flagship Sunderland plant in the UK, and over 40 local employees have completed the course, a top executive revealed.


just-auto Plus only Datsun introduces new Redi-Go 1.0L in India

14 July 2017

Datsun has enhanced its product lineup in India with the introduction of the Datsun Redi-Go, its best-selling model in the market equipped with a 1.0-litre engine. The model offers more stylish styling, including a new black interior and silver finishes on...


just-auto Plus only Nissan India Operations appoints new president

13 July 2017

Nissan has appointed Thomas Kuehl as president, Nissan India Operations, effective from 1 October 2017. In this role Kuehl, who joins Nissan from Volkswagen, will be responsible for both Nissan and Datsun brands and will head all operations in India...


Nissan to increase production in Russia

11 July 2017

Nissan has announced the launch of a second shift at its manufacturing plant in St. Petersburg, Russia, reflecting the positive growth outlook for the country’s car market.


just-auto Plus only Nissan Europe sales up 4.4% in June 2017

10 July 2017

Nissan announced on 7 July 2017 European sales for June of 70,757 units (Nissan and Datsun), representing a market share of 3.8%. This marks a year on year increase of 4.4%. June highlights: Sales in the UK totalled 14,872 units with a market share of...


Renault-Nissan alliance synergies growing

7 July 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has reported a 16% increase in synergies for 2016 compared to 2015.


just-auto Plus only Facelifted Qashqai production begins at Sunderland

7 July 2017

Production of the new Nissan Qashqai has begun, introducing a raft of premium design, technology and performance improvements to Europe’s best-selling crossover. Made at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, UK, upgrades to the new model focus on four...


5G is a game changer for autonomous drive - Nissan

5 July 2017

Fifth generation mobile (cell) networks - 5G - will be a game changer for autonomous driving (AD) technologies when they arrive in 2020, according to Nissan Europe's VP for Advanced Product Strategy.


Rising anti-diesel attitudes favour EVs - Nissan

5 July 2017

Ponz Pandikuthira, Nissan Europe's VP for Product Portfolio and Advanced Product Strategy, has said that the poor reputation of diesel is among the factors at work that will help to boost electric vehicle sales in Europe over the next five years.


just-auto Plus only Nissan Canada sales up 13.2% in June 2017

5 July 2017

On 4 June 2017 Nissan Group announced total Canadian sales of 16,002 units for June 2017, an increase of 13.2% and an all-time any month sales record. The Nissan Division also set an all-time any month sales record with 14,800 units sold, an increase of 12.4%...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Group US sales up 2% in June 2017

4 July 2017

Nissan Group announced total US sales for June 2017 of 143,328 units, an increase of 2% over the prior year and a June record. Nissan highlights: Nissan Division finished June with 131,057 sales, up 1%. Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and...


just-auto Plus only Infiniti US sales surge 11% in June 2017

4 July 2017

Infiniti reported its best June sales ever in the US with deliveries of 12,271 vehicles, an increase of 11%. For the year, Infiniti sales are up 22% to 79,143. The Q50 sports sedan increased 37% in June to 3,224, while deliveries of the all-new Q60 sports...


just-auto Plus only Nissan global sales up 6.7% in May 2017

30 June 2017

Nissan Motor announced production, sales and export figures for May 2017. Production Passenger vehicles: May 2017 - 67,546 units; YoY change - 21.3%; YTD 2017 - 386,358 units; YoY change - 29.5%; YTD 2016 - 298,454 units Commercial vehicles: May 2017 -...


'Post peak' period forecast for US light vehicles

29 June 2017

New vehicle sales in the US in the first half of 2017 are expected to be 8.4m, down nearly 2.3% compared to the first six months of 2016.  With growing economic headwinds, full year sales in 2017 are predicted to reach 17.1m, down 2.5% from the record 17.5m sold in 2016 and within the 16.8 to 17.3m range set by Kelley Blue Book analysts earlier this year.


just-auto Plus only Nissan US announces senior management changes

29 June 2017

Nissan Motor Company is making several leadership changes in its North American sales finance function. Changes are effective 1 August 2017 unless otherwise noted. Mark Kaczynski, currently president, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (NMAC), is named...


Mitsubishi Motors targets 40% growth by 2019-20

26 June 2017

Mitsubishi Motors aims to increase global production by at least 40% to 1.5m vehicles by the 2019-20 financial year compared with less than 1.1m units in the last fiscal year.


just-auto Plus only Nissan announces senior management changes

26 June 2017

Nissan is announcing several management changes within its US sales and marketing organisation. "These leadership changes will help us maintain the momentum that made Nissan the fastest growing brand in America in 2016," said Christian Meunier,...


New Nissan Leaf EV will have ProPilot Assist

23 June 2017

Nissan has released an image of its upcoming, redesigned all-electric Leaf's instrument cluster showing ProPilot Assist technology, its new driver-assistance technology claimed to reduce "the hassle of stop-and-go highway driving".


Nissan-Renault plan driverless ride-hailing servic

22 June 2017

Nissan and Renault plan to launch driverless ride-hailing and ride-sharing services over the next decade, according to a Reuters report.

Nissan Group news

just-auto Plus only Renault-Nissan alliance H1 2017 global sales up 7%

28 July 2017

Unit sales at the Alliance rose 7% to 5,268,079 vehicles in the first half of the calendar year r...


Nissan Q2 operating profit down 12.8%

27 July 2017

Nissan has reported a squeeze on its operating profit in the second quarter (fiscal 1st quarter)...


Nissan Brazil adds shift as Kicks demand rises

26 July 2017

Nissan Brazil has started a second shift at its Resende factory. During a visit to the plant,...


Mitsubishi says 'V-shaped recovery' on track in Q1

25 July 2017

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) booked operating profit of JPY20.6bn on sales up 2.8% year on...


Hitachi to supply ADAS ECU for Nissan X-Trail

25 July 2017

Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that its Advanced Driver Assistance System Electronic Co...


just-auto Plus only Nissan US recalls Versa vehicles

25 July 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V449000 Manufacturer: Nissan North America Components: Air Bags Poten...



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