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    Official: Renault and Nissan forge deeper alliance
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    If the automotive industry's current era could be summarized by one trend – from a corporate aspect, anyway – surely it would be conglomeration. But of all the major auto groups that have emerged over the past several years, none have kept themselves at arm's length quite like the ...

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    Report: Nissan leaning on JATCO to remedy CVT problems
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    Nissan's decision to fit continuously variable transmissions across even more of its new models may be coming back to bite the Japanese automaker, as it's been hampered by customer satisfaction issues relating to its XTronic CVTs, which are provided by a supplier called JATCO. From what we're ...

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    Report: Nissan gets new NA boss, lowered forecasts in management shakeup
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    José Muñoz, a Nissan and Infiniti sales and marketing vice president, will replace Colin Dodge as Nissan's new North America chief, come Jan. 1, as part of a wide-ranging management shuffle, Automotive News reports. Dodge will remain on Nissan's board, be assigned to special ...

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    Video: Watch Nissan's autonomous Leaf in action
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    Getting its semi-autonomous Leaf legalized in Japan was just the first step. Now, Nissan is giving demonstrations of what its fully autonomous car is capable of at this year's Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC) show – Japan's equivalent to America's Consumer Electronics ...

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    Report: Ghosn orders Nissan USA to double sales by 2017
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    Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has just one teensy-weensy request for its United States arm: Double your sales by 2017. "China was not our biggest, I would say, disappointment. It was mainly the United States. We were expecting a strong year in the United States. It didn't happen," Ghosn said, ...

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    Report: How and why Nissan nearly killed off Infiniti
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    Launched in 1990, Infiniti was expected to be Japan's answer to BMW (Lexus would end up chasing Mercedes-Benz). Yet things went awry almost right out of the gate. Overlooking the fledgling automaker's now infamous early marketing campaign, its product line over the past twenty-four years has been ...

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    Report: Nissan's Ghosn urges Japan's new PM to stabilize yen, patch things up with China
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    Shinzo Abe was sworn in as Japan's new prime minister – its seventh in six years – barely a week ago. To count him as the seventh PM is a bit disingenuous, in fact, since he was the prime minister in 2006 and 2007 but had to retire due to medical issues. His return came after a ...

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    Report: New Datsun models to be based on Lada platform
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    Although we haven't heard much official news about the return of the Datsun brand since Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn made the announcement back in March, we now have a little more information about Nissan's new budget brand. Automotive News Europe is reporting that the new breed of Datsun products ...

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    Report: Ghosn: Another plant in North America is needed
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    With hopes of grabbing a 10-percent market share in the US by 2017, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said the automaker is planning on increasing production capacity in North America, which includes building more Infiniti models outside of Japan. In an interview with Automotive News, Ghosn touched on ...

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    Opinion: How Detroit is being dragged down by the ills of Europe
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    Big Three Bracing For Bad News From Overseas Folks in Detroit could be in for some bad news in a few weeks, and that has nothing to do with who they're planning to vote for in the upcoming election. In fact, General Motors and Ford will be rolling out their third-quarter earnings just in time ...

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    Report: Nissan GT-R future in doubt?
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    Next up in the "Whoa, what?!" department is a report on Inside Line wondering whether the current Nissan GT-R will be the last Nissan GT-R. The website's sources have learned that Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has yet to sign off on a next-generation car, which suggests the future model hasn't ...

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    Report: Renault COO Pelata resigns 15 months after espionage debacle
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    A Renault espionage scandal that turned into an espionage hoax scandal soaked up four months of people's lives in early 2011 and resulted in the resignation of company COO Patrick Pelata. An informant with some bad information who was paid €250,000 told Renault that three executives had sold ...

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    Report: Infiniti gunning for 100,000 European sales by 2016
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    Infiniti has its work cut out for it. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn wants the luxury brand to hit a sales target of 100,000 units in Europe by 2016. Last year, the company moved just 12,500 vehicles in the market. According to Automotive News Europe, the goal is part of a larger strategy to swell the ...

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    Video: Watch Carlos Ghosn get a ride through Nissan's amazing classic car collection
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    Many privileges come with the title of CEO at one of the world's top automakers. As top man at Nissan and Renault, Carlos Ghosn certainly has his share of perks. Take for instance unfettered access to Nissan's heritage warehouse in Zama, Japan where 400 Nissan and Datsun vehicles are ...

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    New York: Carlos Ghosn: Still bullish on battery electric vehicles
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    Carlos Ghosn is not backing down. Giving the keynote speech at the 2012 New York Auto Show today, the president and CEO of Nissan said that he stands behind his prediction that EVs will make up 10 percent of the market by 2020 in the places they are available. He also said that he expects Nissan ...

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    Breaking: Nissan confirms return of Datsun
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    It turns out the rumors were true: Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has officially announced the resurrection of the company's storied Datsun nameplate. The company will use the brand to strengthen its foothold in emerging markets from Indonesia to India and Russia, offering buyers inexpensive, ...

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    Report: Book: Ghosn would've taken top spot at Ford, but only if named CEO and Chairman
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    With just a day until Bryce Hoffman's American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company is released, more revelations from the book are hitting the headlines. Among the juiciest: Nissan-Renault chief Carlos Ghosn was offered the top job at Ford prior to Alan Mulally, but turned ...

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    Report: Ghosn rules out Renault returning to U.S.
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    Fiat may have returned to the U.S. market, but Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn doesn't plan on seeing the his French marque stage a comeback in the Land of the Free. According to The Detroit News, Renault will instead focus its efforts on introducing the brand to the Chinese market. Ghosn said ...

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    Official: Renault-Nissan reports annual sales of over 8M in 2011
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    In spite of contraction in Europe and a series of natural disasters in Japan and Thailand that crippled supply, Renault-Nissan – with a tiny bit of help from Russian partner Avotvaz – sold 8.03 million cars in 2011. The record year outdid 2010 sales by 10 percent, with Nissan's sales ...

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    Official: Nissan agrees to make engines for Mercedes in Tennessee
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    Mercedes-Benz and Nissan plan on working together in the future, sharing the Mercedes A-Class platform and engines in an effort save cash on engineering and manufacturing resources. A big part of that collaboration is now official with a joint engine announcement. Nissan will produce high-end ...

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