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THE WEEK THAT WAS: GM, FCA, axe plant, Chrysler UK

Two major automakers respectively wielded the axe this week. General Motors all but shut down its Russian production and dumped Opel there w...

ANALYSIS: UK supplier industry perks up

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett....

ANALYSIS: Nissan Europe is closing in on Toyota

Certain new and accelerating trends are revealed for the European passenger car market in the latest figures issued by ACEA....

ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015

The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively c...

Latest Interviews

Q&A with JATCO Ltd 14 Oct 2014

Calum MacRae

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.


INTERVIEW: Audi's 'Mr RHD' retires 31 Jul 2014

Graeme Roberts

David Ingrams, who retired from Audi UK's press office today (31 July) played a key role in helping the German automaker's engineers achieve "uncompromised" right hand drive configurations and also oversaw a collection of about 50 classic cars, many of which he helped to launch when new. The man who praised Audi for taking the long-term view has himself served 36 years with the automaker and the connection may not yet be completely severed.

Latest News

Nissan Mexico 2nd plant produces 200,000th vehicle 25 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Nissan has celebrated the production of its 200,000th vehicle at the A2 manufacturing complex in the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico.Nissan has celebrated the production of its 200,000th vehicle at the A2 manufacturing complex in the state of Aguascalientes, Mexico.


EU 2021 CO2 targets will be difficult for premiums 24 Mar 2015

Dave Leggett

Analysis undertaken by PA Consulting Group suggests that premium carmakers will struggle to hit the EU's 2021 CO2 emission targets and will therefore be faced with large fines.


NHTSA eyes Nissan airbag recall 24 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is probing whether Nissan's March 2014 recall of 989,701 vehicles over an airbag issue was effective or not.


Nissan says Leaf battery failure rate negligible 24 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Nissan Motor said its own data shows 99.99% of its Leaf EV battery units "remain entirely fit for purpose" five years and around 35,000 European sales since the launch of the all-electric model.


VW cuts shifts, days and workers at Russia plant 23 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen is to cut shifts and 150 workers at its Russian car assembly plant in Kaluga, the automaker said.

Latest blogs

R.I.P. Nissan Cedric, 1960-2014 7 Jan 2015

Glenn Brooks

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


Rule Britannia 6 Aug 2014

Graeme Roberts

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

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

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (7201) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review provides you an in-depth strategic SWOT analysis of the company’s businesses and operations. The profile has been compiled...

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

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. - Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partn

MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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

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

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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