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Briefing: Active safety systems

Driver assistance systems use a combination of warnings and some degree of active intervention to help steer the driver away from trouble. A...

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The rearview mirror has been transformed over the last decade into a high-tech electronic module, writes Matthew Beecham. Tomorrow’s mirrors...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: London on the show circuit?

Graeme Roberts | 29 May 2015

As those - all three of you - who honour me with your occasional presence on my self-curated 'just-auto' Facebook page may have guessed, when I'm not helping to cover the current cutting edge state of the autobiz, I like to wallow in a rose-tinted backview of the 1960s when British, Australian and Canadian cars dominated my import-restricted former colony, V8s were an attainable aspiration (one could put one in one's Cortina if one so wished), petrol was cheap (diesel for trucks only) and the Holy Grail for a Kiwi Kar Nut was the annual Earls Court show in London.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dawn returns again...

Dave Leggett | 15 May 2015

We heard this week that Toyota and Mazda are interested in working together in the future. Toyota is obviously the bigger player, but Mazda has some interesting plus points, not least its Skyactiv powertrain technology that improves ICE efficiency.

COMMENT: Labour Day Paris putsch at Renault

Simon Warburton | 1 May 2015

It's unclear whether or not Cherie Blair attended yesterday's (30 April) Renault AGM in Paris at which the French State formalised its extraordinary shareholding move , but maybe the wife of the former British Prime Minister would have raised a quizzical eyebrow following her somewhat bizarre elevation to the executive floor of the automaker.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: The year is flying by...

Graeme Roberts | 17 Apr 2015

Dunno 'bout you but 2015 seems to be flying by waaaay too fast - where did yet another week go?

Latest Interviews

Williams CEO eyes consultancy business expansion

Guest author | 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.

Q&A with JATCO Ltd

Calum MacRae | 14 Oct 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.

Latest News

Nissan US axes Pathfinder Hybrid

Graeme Roberts | 3 Jul 2015

Nissan has axed the Pathfinder Hybrid in the US.

SUVs continue driving US sales growth

Bill Cawthon | 2 Jul 2015

June was another good month for the auto industry as US light vehicle sales continued to grow.

Toyota, Nissan and Honda agree hydrogen deal

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jul 2015

Toyota, Nissan and Honda have agreed key details of a new joint project to develop hydrogen refuelling infrastructure in Japan.

Low Russia ownership real potential: Bo Andersson

Simon Warburton | 29 Jun 2015

AvtoVAZ CEO, Bo Andersson remains confident Russia's relatively low car ownership still sees major potential for the country currently under the yoke of severe international economic sanctions.

Nissan to halt India Evalia production temporarily

Graeme Roberts | 26 Jun 2015

Nissan plans to temporarily suspend production of the Evalia - a passenger carrying variant of the NV200 - in India, owing to excess stock.

Toyota and Nissan expand Takata airbag recalls

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jun 2015

Toyota Motor and Nissan Motor Co said on Thursday they would expand a recall previously issued in North America to the rest of the world to replace potentially lethal passenger side air bag inflators made by Takata.

Renault-Nissan Alliance sells 250,000th EV

Graeme Roberts | 24 Jun 2015

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has sold its 250,000th electric vehicle: a white Renault ZOE to a French engineer.

Ghosn's Nissan pay rises 4%

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jun 2015

Nissan Motor said on Tuesday it paid chief executive Carlos Ghosn JPY1.035bn ($8.39m) last fiscal year, up 4% year on year.

Nissan’s European sales up 6% in May

Dave Leggett | 16 Jun 2015

Nissan has announced that its European sales for May have reached 59,368 units (Nissan and Datsun) compared to 55,974 units in May 2014 (+6%), representing a market share of 4.2%.

China vehicle sales continue to slow in May

Tony Pugliese | 11 Jun 2015

New vehicle sales in China fell by 0.4% year on year to 1,903,500 units in May, compared with already sluggish year earlier volumes, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM).

Automakers recall 'Takata' vehicles in Australia

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

Mazda has recalled about 80,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags in Australia.

CVs, SUVs, dominate sales in New Zealand

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2015

New vehicle sales in New Zealand slipped 30 units year on year in May to 10,034 units but the market year to date was up 6% (2,925 vehicles) to 52,562 cars and commercial vehicles.

Renault bank enters UK retail savings market

Dave Leggett | 8 Jun 2015

Renault Group's finance arm is launching a UK retail savings bank through its financing brand RCI.

Nissan-Dongfeng JV facing antitrust penalties

Dave Leggett | 5 Jun 2015

Nissan could be joining a host of other foreign carmakers, dealers and parts suppliers in China to be hit by antitrust penalties following a probe by the government into new car and aftermarket parts prices.

Nissan appoints Toyota veteran as sales chief

Dave Leggett | 3 Jun 2015

Nissan has announced the appointment of Daniele Schillaci, most recently a top sales and marketing executive at Toyota Motor Company's European region, as global head of marketing and sales, effective July 15.

Hitachi supplies li-on battery for Nissan X-Trail

Dave Leggett | 28 May 2015

Hitachi Automotive Systems is supplying Nissan Motor with the high-output lithium-ion battery pack used in the X-Trail Hybrid launched in May by Nissan.

Nissan Mexico produces 10 millionth vehicle

Graeme Roberts | 27 May 2015

Almost 50 years since starting operations in 1966, Nissan Mexico has built its 10 millionth vehicle.

Big Four steadily losing Brazilian market share

Fernando Calmon | 26 May 2015

Though Brazil sales are estimated to fall 13% to 19% in 2015, depending on the forecaster's optimism or pessimism, not all brands will be hit. The market seems more prone to shrinkage in the lower price ranges where the dominant 'older' four - automakers established here for decades - are suffering most.

NA OEM-Supplier relations study results

Dave Leggett | 20 May 2015

A study of OEM-Supplier relations on North America shows strong gains for Toyota and Honda, with Ford, Nissan, FCA and GM falling well behind.

Nissan's Ghosn relaxed on R-N Alliance structure

Dave Leggett | 18 May 2015

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault, Nissan and leader of the Renault-Nissan Alliance has said he sees no reason for the two OEMs' Alliance structure to change.

Nissan issues upbeat 2015FY forecasts

Dave Leggett | 14 May 2015

Nissan is forecasting that it will achieve a 14% increase in operating profit this financial year, on the basis of sales growth and further cost synergies from its alliance with Renault.

Nissan aims to boost Japanese car production

Dave Leggett | 14 May 2015

Nissan aims to produce over 1m vehicles in Japan in fiscal year 2016-17, as it looks to take advantage of the weakness of the yen and help out the Japanese economy.

Latest blogs

R.I.P. Nissan Cedric, 1960-2014

Glenn Brooks | 7 Jan 2015

The fantastically named Cedric, once hugely popular in Japan as a taxi, has been laid to rest.

Rule Britannia

Graeme Roberts | 6 Aug 2014

It really does get tiresome when some (deep breath, choose words carefully) 'uninformed' person tells me the UK doesn't have a car industry any more. We do, albeit mostly foreign owned.

Company research

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (7201) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investment Report

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Nissan Puts Steer-by-Wire on the Road: An In-Depth Look at the Technology

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Steer-by-wire is no longer a technology for the future: Nissan Motor has put it in a full-production car, the Skyline hybrid. Nissan has positioned steer-by-wire as a strategic technology vital to glo...

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