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Nissan has big plans to expand its SUV line-up into the 2020s, building on its major successes with the Qashqai and Juke. And the first addi...
In a fresh bid to enliven sales of the Q50 range, Infiniti has given this C-Class sized sedan new turbocharged V6 engines, including a 400hp...
Can the Mercedes-based Q30 finally establish the premium brand of the Renault-Nissan alliance?
A fair number of interesting stories came out of Geneva this week. We learned, for example, that Jeep almost got yanked from the UK market in 2012. And has apparently been saved by the (Fiat-built) Renegade. Volkswagen's little diesel difficulty isn't worrying GM Europe - Opel's boss wants to increase the diesel mix as he also adds a little electrification to the bowl. Even better, after years of losses and not a little restructuring pain (RIP Bochum and Antwerp plants), breakeven is on the cards this year.
Can what we now call the QX70, the car that started life as the FX, really be almost eight years old? It’s still selling strongly too, deliveries in its largest market rising by 25% in February.
Infiniti had a record year in 2015, selling 215,250 vehicles worldwide. January is looking good too, with the addition of the UK-built Q30 just starting to add some decent volume, especially across European markets. But surely no Infiniti makes as much of a visual impact - and as much profit - as the range topper, the XXL-sized QX80.
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.
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.
We are off on Monday, May 30, as it’s a public holiday here in Britain. Therefore, there will be no daily newsletter on Monday, normal service resumed on Tuesday, May 31.
Mitsubishi Motors has booked a JPY19.1bn ($174m) charge to reflect losses related to its fuel economy testing scandal which reduced profit last fiscal year by 19% and prompted a shake-up in top management, a media report said.
Nissan Motor, which plans to spend $2.2 billion on a one-third controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors, aims to place its former global technical chief in charge of reform at its smaller rival, which is mired in a fuel economy data scandal, a media report said.
Nissan has denied falsifying emission tests for diesel Qashqai models built in its UK plant and exported to South Korea.
Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, (MMC) announced they have signed a basic agreement today to form a far-reaching strategic alliance between the two Japanese automakers.
Nissan Motor said on Thursday (12 May) it had increased full fiscal year revenues and profitability as rising demand for new products in North America, western Europe and China offset the impact of negative foreign exchange movements and slowing or declining sales in emerging markets.
Nissan has chosen Rio de Janeiro City for the global première of its compact, daringly-styled Kicks compact crossover which, it said, embodies a strong personality and is focused on details, especially aerodynamic features.
Renault's moderate CFDT union is slamming the automaker's board decision to rubber stamp CEO, Carlos Ghosn's EUR7.2m (US$8.2m) salary as part of a wider condemnation of top French executives' remuneration.
Renault-Nissan and Rostec State Corporation say they expect to appoint Serguey Skvortsov as AvtoVAZ chairman, with Denis Le Vot elected as vice chairman following the Russian automaker's annual shareholder meeting on 23 June in Togliatti.
March was a month of surprises. Analysts were surprised when Easter and spring break holidays played hob with their sales forecasts. General Motors might have been caught off guard when the fleet sales it tries so hard to avoid helped Ford leapfrog it into the top spot for March. Nissan set an all-time record and bumped American Honda down to sixth place among the major automakers.
Nissan Europe on Wednesday said it would increase Qashqai capacity at its Sunderland, north-east England factory and "further enhance its position as the best-selling crossover in Europe" following "a decade of unprecedented customer demand".
Nissan Motor in the US said it was kicking off preview week of the 2016 New York International Auto Show by looking into the future of mobility and discussing how emerging trends already are changing the way people get from place to place, especially in crowded urban environments.
US vehicle safety regulators announced on Thursday (17 March) 20 automakers have agreed to make automatic emergency braking standard on nearly all US vehicles by 2022, a move that could prevent thousands of rear-end crashes annually.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance is strengthening synergies in four core divisions and launching new "convergence" projects to boost efficiency and revenue.
Russia’s severe economic crisis may be bad news for car companies selling there, but Datsun – Nissan’s value brand for emerging markets – sees an export opportunity arising from the weak Russian currency.
Nissan's Decherd, Tennessee Powertrain Plant built its 10 millionth engine on Monday (29 February).
Starting today (29 February) Nissan Motor is buying back up to 300m shares worth JPY400bn. The programme ends on 22 December, 2016.
A flaw related to a companion app means Nissan Leaf electric cars' heating and air-conditioning systems can be hijacked, a "prominent" security researcher has discovered.
Nissan has echoed Toyota in issuing a statement to express a ‘preference’ for the UK to remain in the EU and stressed that stability is more positive than a ‘collection of unknowns’.
Mobileye has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Nissan aimed to integrate Mobileye's new Road Experience Management (REM) technology into Nissan's fleets.
New vehicle sales in China rose 7.7% year on year to 2.5m units in January, according to data released by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).
Nissan Motor announced it would begin vehicle assembly in Myanmar in this first quarter of 2016.
Nissan's Qashqai has been an enormously successful model in Europe and the company is now looking to sales of that model in other parts of the world. The smaller Juke, also built in the UK, has also been pretty successful.
The fantastically named Cedric, once hugely popular in Japan as a taxi, has been laid to rest.
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