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Brands related to this company: Infiniti, Nissan

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ANALYSIS - current & future Datsun vehicles

23 March 2017

Future models for the three brands of Nissan Motor are the latest to be explored in just-auto's ongoing series. Datsun comes first, to be followed by Infiniti, and then a look at Nissan.


European auto workers await fate - the week

3 March 2017

This was not a good week to be a worker in certain auto or engine making plants owned by GM, PSA or Ford in the UK and Spain. Especially for those of nervous disposition.


Auto industry consolidation just ratcheted up

24 October 2016

Industry consolidation is much talked about in automotive circles. Just the other day, I heard the prediction - one that I first heard in the 1990s - that the global auto industry will eventually collapse to around six big players. Don't hold your breath though. It is probably true to say though that the process of consolidation or restructuring at the industry level is a pretty slow one and takes a number of forms. It is coming, but it will take time. Maybe though, we're seeing signs of acceleration.


Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.

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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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Brazil's 'Japan week' for new model launches

24 March 2017

It was unplanned, they say, but 'Japanese Week in Brazil' happened here anyway as three automakers launched new models: Honda's WR-V, the 2018 Toyota Corolla and Nissan's Frontier pickup truck.


just-auto Plus only Nissan launches new Innovation Lab in Paris

24 March 2017

Nissan on 23 March 2017 announced the launch of its new Innovation Lab in Paris, one of Europe’s biggest start-up scenes. Designed to develop new innovation projects in all areas of the business, the company’s initiative marks an important...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Indonesia appoints new president director

24 March 2017

Nissan announced the appointment of Eiichi Koito as the new president director for Pt. Nissan Motor Indonesia, effective 1 April 2017. He will be based in Jakarta. Antonio Zara, current president director, will move in to a new position as senior vice...


just-auto Plus only KKR to acquire Calsonic Kansei

24 March 2017

Global investment firm KKR and leading Japanese automotive components manufacturer Calsonic Kansei Corporation (“CK”) on 23 March 2017 announced the completion of a tender offer by CK Holdings (the "Offeror"), an entity owned by KKR...


Nissan confirms autonomous drive for next Qashqai

23 March 2017

Nissan has confirmed that phase one of its ProPILOT autonomous drive technology will be made available in the new Nissan Qashqai launching in FY17 and the second-generation model of the Nissan LEAF.


just-auto Plus only Nissan US announces senior management changes

22 March 2017

Nissan on 21 March 2017 announced executive changes in the company’s North American region (NNA) as it completes a record-setting 2016 fiscal year, the final year of the company’s “Power 88” mid-term business plan. “North...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Europe names new R&D senior vice president

22 March 2017

Nissan Europe on 21 March 2017 announced the appointment of Nobusuke Toukura as senior vice president of Research & Development at Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE), reporting to Nissan Europe chairman Paul Willcox. Mr. Toukura currently serves as a...


just-auto Plus only Nissan US recalls 2017 Infiniti QX30 vehicles

21 March 2017

NHTSA campaign number: 17V143000 Manufacturer: Nissan North America Components: Air Bags Potential number of units affected: 79 Summary Nissan North America (Nissan) is recalling certain 2017 Infiniti QX30 vehicles. The affected vehicles have a...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Europe sells 62,827 units in February 2017

17 March 2017

Nissan announced on 16 March 2017 European sales for February of 62,827 units (Nissan and Datsun), representing a market share of 4.3%. February highlights: February sales in the UK totalled 9,641 with a market share of 10%.      Sales in...


Automakers sue Takata in US court

16 March 2017

Global carmakers including Nissan Motor, BMW and Ford, this week launched a lawsuit in a US court against Japan's Takata for losses incurred due to its faulty airbags, according to reports in the US.


Shanghai show debuts list - Geely Emgrand X1 B-SUV

15 March 2017

Another world premiere for April's Auto Shanghai 2017 has been been added to just-auto.com's debuts list: an additional SUV for the Geely Emgrand brand.


just-auto Plus only Nissan US appoints regional VP for sales/marketing

15 March 2017

Nissan announced executive changes in its field sales and marketing organisation aimed at boosting the company's sales performance. Jason Stoicevich, formerly regional director, Cadillac Western Region at General Motors, joins the Nissan team as...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Japan announces senior management changes

15 March 2017

Nissan Motor on 14 March 2017 announced senior management appointments, effective 1 April. The changes cover the positions of Executive Committee members, senior vice presidents (SVP), corporate vice presidents (CVP) and vice presidents (VP). Executive...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Europe appoints SVP of Sales and Marketing

15 March 2017

Nissan Europe on 14 March 2017 announced the appointment of Philippe Saillard as senior vice president of Sales and Marketing, a promotion from his current role as vice president for Nissan Europe Sales. Mr. Saillard, 51, succeeds Guillaume Cartier, 49, who...


Nissan names more of its own to top MMC roles

14 March 2017

Nissan Motor's increasing influence over the running of Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) is evident in a management reshuffle which will place six Nissan executives - three of them 'foreigners' - in a variety of roles at the new alliance partner.


Renault-Nissan Alliance forms new LCV unit

14 March 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a light commercial vehicle business unit to expand sales in the growing segment worldwide.


just-auto Plus only Nissan North America recalls 2012 Versa vehicles

14 March 2017

NHTSA Campaign number: 17V144000 Manufacturer: Nissan North America. Components: Air Bags Potential number of units affected: 54,751 Summary Nissan North America (Nissan) is recalling certain 2012 Nissan Versa vehicles. Degradation of the side impact...


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


just-auto Plus only Nissan Europe reveals new Qashqai crossover

8 March 2017

Nissan unveiled the new Qashqai crossover, with significant enhancement of the car’s premium character. The upgrades focus on a contemporary new exterior design, higher levels of interior quality and improved driving performance. New Nissan...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Middle East reveals Desert Camel Power

6 March 2017

Nissan Middle East has announced a radical new concept, which will eventually revolutionise the way vehicles are evaluated for desert performance. Developed by Nissan engineers, "Desert Camel Power" uses a scientifically proven formula to determine,...


just-auto Plus only Infiniti global sales up 21% in February 2017

6 March 2017

Infiniti had the best February sales month in its history with 20,114 vehicles sold globally, a 21% increase versus the same month last year. This follows last month's record January sales. The US, Mexico, Western Europe, China and Australia all achieved...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Canada sales up 5.5% in February 2017

3 March 2017

Nissan Group announced total Canadian sales for February 2017 of 9,510 units, an increase of 5.5%and a new February record. The Nissan Division sold 8,703 units, also marking a new February sales record. Nissan highlights: Nissan Division recorded 8,703...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Group US sales up 3.7% in February 2017

2 March 2017

Nissan Group today announced total US sales for February 2017 of 135,740 units, an increase of 4% over the prior year and a February record.  Nissan highlights: Nissan Division finished February with 122,003 sales, up 1% and also a February...


Renault New Zealand company to sell Infiniti

1 March 2017

Nissan's Hong Kong-based premium brand Infiniti has appointed local Renault importer Global Motors NZ as its official New Zealand distributor and will start operations with dealerships in one key city in each island.


just-auto Plus only Symbio reveals hydrogen FCell integrated Nissan EV

1 March 2017

European hydrogen mobility solutions leader Symbio has revealed a fuel cell integration plan for 5-7 seat Nissan electric vehicles for ultimate freedom at zero emissions to beat air pollution in urban areas, and with hopes to take the vehicle to the European...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Motor Manufacturing Russia appoints new VP

1 March 2017

Nissan on 28 February 2017 announced Igor Boytsov will join the company as vice president, Nissan Motor Manufacturing Russia (NMGR), effective 1 March. Mr Boytsov, currently Renault Plant director in Russia, will be responsible for manufacturing operations...


just-auto Plus only Nissan India exports 700,000 cars in seven years

1 March 2017

Nissan India has achieved the milestone of exporting a total of 700,000 “Made in India” Nissan and Datsun cars. This landmark has been accomplished in a record span of seven years since the company began exports from India. The cars, manufactured...


just-auto Plus only Infiniti expanding global network to New Zealand

1 March 2017

Infiniti Motor Company Limited is expanding its global network to New Zealand with the appointment of Global Motors NZ Limited as its official distributor. "We are excited to the new market entry into New Zealand as it exemplifies our continuous growth...


just-auto Plus only Nissan demonstrates autonomous vehicle testing

28 February 2017

As part of its commitment to creating a zero-emission, zero-fatality future for mobility, Nissan showed to the media its real-world testing of next generation autonomous drive prototype vehicles taking place in the east of London. This is the first time...


Alliance, Transdev to jointly develop driverless

27 February 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Transdev have agreed to jointly explore development of mobility services with fleets of electric driverless vehicles for public and on-demand transportation.

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Brazil's 'Japan week' for new model launches

24 March 2017

It was unplanned, they say, but 'Japanese Week in Brazil' happened here anyway as three automaker...


just-auto Plus only Nissan launches new Innovation Lab in Paris

24 March 2017

Nissan on 23 March 2017 announced the launch of its new Innovation Lab in Paris, one of Europe&rs...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Indonesia appoints new president director

24 March 2017

Nissan announced the appointment of Eiichi Koito as the new president director for Pt. Nissan Mot...


just-auto Plus only KKR to acquire Calsonic Kansei

24 March 2017

Global investment firm KKR and leading Japanese automotive components manufacturer Calsonic Kanse...


ANALYSIS - current & future Datsun vehicles

23 March 2017

Future models for the three brands of Nissan Motor are the latest to be explored in just-auto's o...


Nissan confirms autonomous drive for next Qashqai

23 March 2017

Nissan has confirmed that phase one of its ProPILOT autonomous drive technology will be made avai...



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