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Coronavirus gets worse - the week

7 February 2020

The coronavirus, for which we can apparently thank a 'live' food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, clearly was on your minds this week, unsurprising as we have a large readership toiling daily in the automotive supply chain and component industry. Takeaway: it ain't good and it's going to get worse before it gets better as, despite a massive effort by health authorities - and drug companies - worldwide, it continues to spread.


2020 Chicago auto show - the world debuts

6 February 2020

With the NAIAS shifting from January to June, Chicago became the first major US auto show of 2020. Below is a list of world debuts, although some vehicles were revealed at events ahead of the show or else have been seen before but with a different model name to what is used for the US market.


ANALYSIS - Nissan X-Trail 1.7 diesel 4x4

6 December 2019

It's been a tough year for Nissan Motor. The company has shifted focus from volume to profit and is trying to maintain a certain level of independence from Renault while keeping the Alliance going. For Nissan Europe, things are beginning to approve. A new Juke is finally here, Qashqai sales are up and even the six year old X-Trail is bouncing back.


2019 Los Angeles auto show world premieres

21 November 2019

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2019 LA Auto Show are named below.

Latest interviews


CES - Q&A with Nissan on Invisible-to-Visible

9 January 2019

Tetsuro Ueda is a technology expert at the Nissan Research Center where the automaker "explores cutting-edge technologies and develops the next step in automotive excitement". Working with a small, dedicated team, Ueda's research focuses on connecting technology and humans in an enriching, seamless way. His latest development is set to create new insights through connected platforms and sensing technologies.


GENEVA INTERVIEW - Nissan Europe SVP of sales and marketing Ken Ramirez

12 March 2018

Ken Ramirez is Nissan Europe's recently appointed senior vice president sales and marketing. We caught up with him at the 2018 Geneva show to talk about the cars on display and the brand's plans for an electrified future.


Q&A with Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance

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.


INTERVIEW: 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.

Latest news


Nissan again threatens UK plant

25 February 2020

Nissan Motor has said its Sunderland factory in north east England, which makes models such as the Juke, Qashqai and Leaf which account for most European sales, 'remains under a cloud of uncertainty'.


just-auto Plus only New Nissan Roox to go on sale in Japan

25 February 2020

The new Nissan Roox, a wagon-type kei car offering customers a more powerful engine, a spacious cabin and award-winning driver assistance technology, will go on sale in Japan on March 19. The new Roox features a host of Nissan Intelligent Mobility...


Nissan trials on demand vehicle leasing in Texas

19 February 2020

Nissan's US unit is trialling on demand driving through a subscription service at a single Houston, Texas, dealer.


just-auto Plus only Global NCAP car to car crash test demonstrates double standard on vehicle safety in Africa

19 February 2020

In the first test of its kind, Global NCAP has crashed the best-selling pick up model in Africa, the 2019 Nissan NP300 Hardbody, into a second-hand Nissan Navara NP300 manufactured in Europe in 2015. The unique car to car crash test graphically demonstrates...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Motor announced FY2019 3rd quarter financial results

14 February 2020

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, ending March 31, 2020. As well as for the first nine months and filed the following results with the Tokyo Stock Exchange: Net revenues of 7,507.3 billion...


just-auto Plus only Nissan reports April-December results for fiscal year 2019

14 February 2020

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced financial results for the April-December period of fiscal year 2019. For the first nine months of the fiscal year, Nissan generated an operating profit of 54.3 billion yen on net revenues of 7.5073 trillion yen,...


Nissan 9M net income down 88% to JPN39.3bn

13 February 2020

Nissan has posted nine-month net income from April to December, fiscal 2019, down 88% to JPY39.3bn (US$355m)


Automakers plan gradual resumption of China output

10 February 2020

Some carmakers were likely to have restarted output at China factories after shutting temporarily due to the coronavirus, media reports on Monday ( February) said.


South Korean sales plunge 15% in January

4 February 2020

Domestic sales by South Korea's five largest automakers plunged by over 15% to 99,602 units in January 2020 from 117,464 units in the same month of last year, according to preliminary data released individually by the companies.


Nissan could grow UK plant under tariffs - FT

3 February 2020

Although Nissan has publicly said the future of its export-orientated UK manufacturing plant would be threatened by any new post-Brexit tariffs, it has also reportedly drawn up a contingency plan that would see output at the Sunderland plant ramped up for an assault on the UK car market.


just-auto Plus only Nissan production, sales and exports for December and 2019

31 January 2020

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced production, sales and export figures for December 2019 and calendar year 2019. 1. Production December Nissan’s global production in December declined from a year earlier. Production in Japan and...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance details new 'framework'

30 January 2020

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has outlined a new 'framework' it said would "further reinforce its business model and strengthen its management structure". All three companies reiterated that the Alliance was essential for strategic growth and enhanced competitiveness for each company. An initial move will see Renault assemble a variant of its Trafic van for Mitsubishi to sell in Oceania (essentially Australia and New Zealand).


Nissan US offers white collar buyouts

29 January 2020

Nissan will offer buyouts to eligible salaried workers in the United States who are not directly involved in manufacturing at the factory in Smyrna, Tennessee, a spokeswoman confirmed to local media on Monday night (28 January).


Nissan said to be planning 'aggressive' cost cuts

29 January 2020

Nissan reportedly is reversing former chairman Carlos Ghosn's expansionist strategy and planning aggressive cost cuts to deal with an unexpected sales slump.


Uber gives Nissan's Leaf a boost in London

24 January 2020

Uber, which is fighting a ban from operating in London, has agreed a deal with Nissan for up to 2,000 Leafs to be made available for its drivers. The ride hailer wants every car on its app in the UK capital – around 45,000 drivers – to be fully electric from 2025.


just-auto Plus only Nissan commits to two more electrified models in Singapore for 2020

13 January 2020

Nissan and Tan Chong Motor Sales, the exclusive distributor of Nissan passenger and light commercial vehicles in Singapore, have announced the introduction of two more e-POWER models to Singapore within 2020. The announcement made today at the Singapore...


just-auto Plus only Nissan’s twin-motor all-wheel-control is a force to be reckoned with

9 January 2020

Nissan is elevating the performance capability of electric vehicles with its new twin-motor all-wheel-control technology called e-4ORCE. The technology provides instant torque to all four wheels to deliver balanced, predictable power and handling on par...


Nissan plans Thai plug in hybrid production in 2020

8 January 2020

Nissan Motor is set to launch a THB11bn (US$323m) investment programme to produce plug in hybrid vehicles Thailand, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Nissan's statement regarding former chairman’s departure

8 January 2020

As stated by the public prosecutor’s office, former chairman Carlos Ghosn’s escape to the Lebanese Republic without the court’s permission in violation of his bail conditions is an act that defies Japan’s judicial system. Nissan...


just-auto Plus only Nissan shows new, lightweight noise-reducing technology at CES

8 January 2020

Nissan is showing a new material at this year’s CES trade show that can help make car cabins quieter while also boosting energy efficiency. Nissan will demonstrate the new lightweight sound insulation material, known as acoustic meta-material, this...


Nissan's Seki steps down

2 January 2020

Nissan Motor's newly-appointed vice-chief operating officer Jun Seki has resigned after less than a month in the job.


Nissan selects Seki replacement for board

2 January 2020

Nissan’s Nomination Committee has selected Hideyuki Sakamoto as a candidate for the company’s board of directors, following the acceptance of current Vice-COO Jun Seki’s intention to resign.


just-auto Plus only Nissan production, sales and exports for November 2019

2 January 2020

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced production, sales and export figures for November 2019. 1. Production Nissan’s global production in November declined from a year earlier. Production in and outside Japan both declined from a year...


just-auto Plus only Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign deliveries to begin in late 2020

5 December 2019

The first customer model of the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign will go on display at the Geneva Motor Show in March, before deliveries of the limited-edition car begin in late 2020. Before then, fans can see the prototype model in locations throughout Japan,...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Group reports November 2019 U.S. sales

5 December 2019

Nissan Group announced total U.S. sales for November 2019 of 92,947 units, a decrease of 15.9 percent compared to the prior year. Nissan highlights: Altima sales rose 37 percent in November to 16,551 units. NV200 sales rose to 1,463 units, up 20...


New Nissan CEO to axe Datsun, focus on new technology

3 December 2019

A new management team took office at Nissan Motor at the beginning of December, led by CEO Makoto Uchida who took over from Hiroto Saikawa who was forced to resign earlier this year after admitting to being overpaid by the company.


New Nissan CEO rules out closer financial ties with Renault

2 December 2019

Nissan Motor was committed to its automaking alliance with Renault but would not look to deepen its capital ties soon, its new CEO reportedly said on Monday.


just-auto Plus only Zero-emissions driving becomes even simpler with the expansion of Nissan Charge app across Europe

29 November 2019

Nissan is proving its approach to Intelligent Mobility is about more than just creating innovative electric vehicles, by expanding the Nissan Charge subscription service to seven more countries across Europe. The service allows drivers to find and access a...


Nissan starts plant revamps with JPY33bn spend at Tochigi

28 November 2019

Nissan Motor is the latest automaker to announce a comprehensive plant revamp in preparation for intelligent, electrified and connected cars.


just-auto Plus only Nissan production, sales and exports for October 2019

28 November 2019

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced production, sales and export figures for October 2019. 1. Production Nissan’s global production in October declined from a year earlier. Production in Japan and production outside Japan both declined from...

Nissan news

Nissan again threatens UK plant

25 February 2020

Nissan Motor has said its Sunderland factory in north east England, which makes models such as th...


just-auto Plus only New Nissan Roox to go on sale in Japan

25 February 2020

The new Nissan Roox, a wagon-type kei car offering customers a more powerful engine, a spacious c...


Nissan trials on demand vehicle leasing in Texas

19 February 2020

Nissan's US unit is trialling on demand driving through a subscription service at a single Ho...


just-auto Plus only Global NCAP car to car crash test demonstrates double standard on vehicle safety in Africa

19 February 2020

In the first test of its kind, Global NCAP has crashed the best-selling pick up model in Africa,...


just-auto Plus only Nissan Motor announced FY2019 3rd quarter financial results

14 February 2020

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019, en...


just-auto Plus only Nissan reports April-December results for fiscal year 2019

14 February 2020

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced financial results for the April-December period of fiscal...



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