Nissan-Renault alliance to share more parts, technology
Shared technology will include electric cars and autonomous driving
Nissan invests in production to prepare for electric age
Changes involve robotics and sensors to decrease physical stress on assembly-line workers.
British economy ‘stalling’ amid intensified Brexit worries
Purchasing managers’ survey shows companies increasingly risk averse and eager to reduce overheads.
Nissan board meets but no chairman picked to replace Ghosn
Ghosn and another board member Greg Kelly were formally charged last week with falsifying financial reports.
Arrest of Nissan star Ghosn raises speculation over coup
Japanese media and some analysts have raised the possibility that the charges against Carlos Ghosn were engineered to sideline him.
Detention of Nissan’s Ghosn extended through Dec. 20
Ghosn and fellow Nissan executive Greg Kelly were charged Dec. 10.
Nissan Motor board fires Ghosn as chairman following arrest
The company’s board of directors voted unanimously to dismiss Ghosn as chairman and as a representative director.
Nissan chairman Ghosn to be dismissed for misconduct
Allegations also concern a representative director, unreported income combined is $44 million.
Feds widen safety probes of Ford, VW and Nissan vehicles
NHTSA investigators found more consumer complaints about airbag and brake problems.
Nissan seeks dramatic jumps ahead in innovation
Goal is kakushin over kaizen, to deliver change that’s a multiple of the previous.
Nissan to pay $97.7M in proposed Takata settlement
Settlement would pay for a new outreach program to ensure Takata air bags are removed from 4.4 million affected Nissan vehicles.
UAW defiant in Mississippi loss as union opponents celebrate
Union alleges Nissan broke federal labour law and intimidated workers into voting “no.”
Rally starts union push at Mississippi Nissan plant
Nissan management opposes a union, although it says workers are free to choose whether they’d like to be represented or not.
Union files for vote by workers at Mississippi Nissan plant
Pro-union campaign seeks to link support with civil rights for African-Americans.
US auto sales tumble in what could be first annual drop since 2009
Of major automakers, only Hyundai and Volkswagen reported increases.
Quebec cottage region emerges as electric car capital of Canada
The region of Lanaudiere, north of Montreal, has the highest per capita electric car ownership in Quebec.
Nissan testing autonomous vehicles at Japanese plant
Automaker thinks the technology will eventually save costs and boost efficiency.
Nissan adding 300 jobs to develop common connected car technology
Automaker is also seeking out technology partnerships with companies such as Microsoft.
More Mitsubishi models in Japan with inflated mileage
Automaker acknowledged in April it systematically falsified mileage data on minicars.
Mitsubishi expects $1.4B loss after mileage cheating
Sales have plummeted, especially in Japan, where the automaker expects a 41% drop.
Mitsubishi Motors president resigning over mileage scandal
Automaker admits rigging goes back 25 years, and includes discontinued models.
Nissan takes 34% stake in scandal hit Mitsubishi Motors
Investing $2.2 billion, will share platforms, purchasing and technology.
Mitsubishi Motors finds falsified fuel mileage tests
Inaccurate tests involved 625,000 low-mileage minicars that began production in 2013.
Ford stops using Takata air bag inflators in future vehicles
Automaker joins Honda, Toyota and Nissan in deciding against putting the troubled inflators in their cars.
Nissan expands recall to 59,000 sedans worldwide
Japanese automaker to fix possible fuel leaks in Altimas and Maximas.
More Honda recalls for Takata air bag inflators
Also recalled 47,800 Acura and other models for a defect in the radar system.
More recalls for problem Takata air bag inflators
Nearly 5 million addition vehicles worldwide, 18,000 in Canada.
Only three SUVs perform well in front crash tests
Nissan Murano and Jeep Wrangler get tops marks from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Nissan launches production of redesigned Maxima
More aggressive exterior and interior design, sportier handling and a 300 hp engine.
Auto worker protest at Miss. plant could open new UAW push
Is the union preparing to launch another salvo in the US deep south?
Magna opens chassis production facility in Mexico
130,000 square-foot facility will produce welded structural assemblies for global automakers, including Nissan.
Is Apple building an electric car?
Wall Street Journal report says the electronics giant has hired hundreds of people to develop a mini van-like EV.