Nissan Group


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Brands related to this company: Infiniti, Nissan

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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.


Driving the new Q30, and Infiniti future models

22 July 2016

It's been a long time coming but finally European car buyers are becoming aware of Infiniti. The Q30 is the reason why brand sales were up by 177% in the first half of 2016.


Nissan’s connectivity integration challenge

1 June 2016

It just goes to show how times are changing. A new survey shows just how much our smartphones rule our lives and car buyers admit they can like everything about a new model – the styling, price, fuel economy and how it drives – but will walk out of the showroom if it doesn’t synch with their mobile phone.

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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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just-auto Plus only Nissan Europe sells 62,355 units in December 2016

16 January 2017

Nissan announced on 13 January 2017 European sales for December of 62,355 units (Nissan and Datsun), representing a market share of 3.9%. Calendar sales to date 2016 totalled 734,408 units. Market share for the calendar year is 3.9%. December sales: 2016...


Nissan driverless car tests set for London roads

13 January 2017

Nissan has announced it will bring real-world demonstrations of autonomous driving cars to London next month.


just-auto Plus only New Nissan Micra production begins at Flins plant

12 January 2017

Production of the all-new Nissan Micra has begun, with the first cars rolling off the line in the last few days. Final checks have ensured they are finished to the highest quality. Deliveries to Nissan retailers and customers will commence from mid-February in...


2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. The most important models this year were of course the ninth generation Toyota Camry, which will also be the first vehicle using the (TN)GA-K architecture to be manufactured in the US; and the updated Ford F-150 which gains fresh engines, including a diesel.


just-auto Plus only Infiniti EMEA sales surge 37% in 2016

10 January 2017

Infiniti achieved a new all-time high sales record in the region comprised of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). More than 29,000 vehicles were sold in 2016, up 8,000 or 37% from 2015. In the highly-competitive Western and Central European region, the...


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


Renault-Nissan/DeNA to develop driverless vehicles

6 January 2017

Leading a Renault-Nissan Alliance engagement, Nissan and Japanese internet company DeNA will begin tests aimed at developing driverless vehicles for commercial services.


just-auto Plus only Nissan to launch new Leaf with ProPilot technology

6 January 2017

On stage at CES, Ghosn announced plans to launch a new Nissan LEAF, with ProPilot technology, enabling autonomous drive functionality for single-lane highway driving.  The new LEAF is coming in the near future and represents the next chapter of Nissan...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Group December 2016 US sales up 9.7%

5 January 2017

Nissan Group on 4 January 2017 announced total US sales for December 2016 of 152,743 units, an increase of 9.7% over the prior year and a December record. For calendar year 2016, Nissan set an all-time record with 1,564,423 total US sales, an increase of...


just-auto Plus only Infiniti December 2016 global sales up 18%

5 January 2017

Infiniti achieved record sales in 2016 based on its product offensive, which continues next week when it reveals a new SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Infiniti sold over 230,000 vehicles in 2016, a 7% increase...


just-auto Plus only Renault appoints new director to its board

23 December 2016

Appointment of Yu Serizawa to the Renault board of directors The Renault board of directors of 12 December 2016 appointed Yu Serizawa, as director proposed by Nissan. She replaces Yuriko Koike, who resigned on 27 July, 2016, for the remaining duration of the...


just-auto Plus only Enel/Verbund/EV carmakers join over EVA+ project

23 December 2016

Electric Vehicle Arteries (EVA+) is an electric mobility project to be carried out in Italy and Austria for which a grant agreement worth a maximum of EUR4.2m (US$4.38m) has already been signed with INEA, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency delegated...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Global sales up 8.7% in November 2016

22 December 2016

Nissan Motor on 22 December 2016 announced its production, sales and export figures for November 2016. Production November Nissan's global production in November increased 17.0% year-on-year to 539,678 units, the tenth consecutive month of...


Renault-Nissan Alliance eyes MMC EV consolidation

19 December 2016

Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) could be planning a consolidation of electric vehicle platforms following Nissan's recent tie-up with MMC, according to reports in Japan.


Nissan introduces driverless towing system

19 December 2016

Nissan has announced the introduction of Intelligent Vehicle Towing (IVT), a fully automated vehicle towing system, at its Oppama Plant.


No extra finance pledge to Nissan: UK NAO chief

16 December 2016

Scrutiny from the UK's National Audit Office (NAO) indicates there was no extra financial pledge on behalf of the British government to Nissan following the Japanese automaker's decision to commit heavily to the future of production at its Sunderland plant.


Nissan shows bio-fuel based fuel-cell concept

16 December 2016

Nissan in Brazil has shown a concept vehicle powered by a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) that it claims is a green technology breakthrough.


just-auto Plus only Nissan North America makes top management changes

16 December 2016

Nissan on 15 December 2016 announced leadership changes within its North American manufacturing operations. Randy Knight, currently vice president, Manufacturing, Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, will retire on 1 April 2017 after 33 years of service to...


London played "crucial role" in persuading Nissan

15 December 2016

British government sources are confirming London played a "crucial role" in ensuring Nissan committed to future production at its major plant in Sunderland, but will only release more details of that process once "commercial confidentialities" are no longer in place.


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to standardise EV/hybrid

15 December 2016

Renault-Nissan and Mitsubishi are to standardise their electric and hybrid vehicle technology, according to local reports in Japan quoting Carlos Ghosn - chairman and CEO of both Groupe Renault and Nissan Motor.


Brose UK installing GBP10m paint shop

13 December 2016

Brose UK has announced "a post-Brexit vote boost to UK industry": a GBP10m paint shop that can e-coat 3.5m seats a year.


just-auto Plus only Nissan Europe sells 57,963 units in November 2016

12 December 2016

Nissan on 9 December 2016 announced European sales for November of 57,963 units (Nissan and Datsun), representing a market share of 3.7%. Calendar sales to date total 672,053 units. Market share calendar year to date is 3.8%. November highlights: Sales in...


Hitachi supplies ADAS ECU for new Nissan Serena

12 December 2016

Hitachi Automotive Systems says its ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) ECU (Electronic Control Unit) is being used on the new Serena, launched by Nissan earlier this year.


just-auto Plus only Nissan Group Canada sales up 12.9% in November

8 December 2016

Nissan Group announced monthly Canadian sales of 10,671 units, an increase of 12.9 % over last year and its best November ever. Calendar year-to-date sales are up 4.2 %. Nissan brand sales totalled 9,541 units, an increase of 12.6 % year-over-year, marking...


just-auto Plus only IIHS announces 2017 Top Safety Pick winners

8 December 2016

Consumers who choose a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ award winner shouldn't have trouble seeing the road on nighttime drives. Good or acceptable ratings in the Institute's new headlight evaluations set the latest crop of qualifiers apart. Thirty-eight models...


Alliance powertrain convergence chief going?

7 December 2016

The Renault-Nissan alliance is reportedly replacing the top executive in charge of combining the automakers' engines and gearboxes as tightening emissions regulations expose the slow pace of integration to date.


just-auto Plus only Infiniti November 2016 global sales up 5%

7 December 2016

Infiniti achieved its best November sales month and is on track for 2016 to be the best sales year in its history. From January to November, Infiniti set a new global record for sales in the first 11 months, with almost 204,000 vehicles sold, an increase of 6%...


just-auto Plus only Nissan launches GT-R in India

5 December 2016

Nissan Motor India on 2 December 2016 launched the 2017 Nissan GT-R in India. Nissan’s flagship sports car goes on sale for the first time in the country priced at INR19.9m (US$291,817), ex-showroom, New Delhi in European spec Premium Edition. The...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Group US sales up 7.5% in November 2016

2 December 2016

Nissan Group on 1 December 2016 announced total US sales for November 2016 of 115,136 units, an increase of 7.5% from the prior year and a November record. Nissan highlights: Nissan Division sold 103,024 vehicles, up 8% and also a November...


Nissan reveals impact of autonomous vehicles

1 December 2016

The real financial and social impact of autonomous driving vehicles on European roads has been revealed for the first time, Nissan Motor claimed, as it unveiled what it claims is "one of the most comprehensive studies ever compiled on the subject".

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just-auto Plus only Nissan Europe sells 62,355 units in December 2016

16 January 2017

Nissan announced on 13 January 2017 European sales for December of 62,355 units (Nissan and Datsu...


Nissan driverless car tests set for London roads

13 January 2017

Nissan has announced it will bring real-world demonstrations of autonomous driving cars to London...


just-auto Plus only New Nissan Micra production begins at Flins plant

12 January 2017

Production of the all-new Nissan Micra has begun, with the first cars rolling off the line in the...


2017 Detroit auto show - world debuts list

11 January 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 North American International Auto Show are listed below. Th...


just-auto Plus only Infiniti EMEA sales surge 37% in 2016

10 January 2017

Infiniti achieved a new all-time high sales record in the region comprised of Europe, the Middle...


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, host...



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