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Ghosn Stepping Down as Nissan CEO

Looking to find ways to improve the alliance.

by on Feb.23, 2017

Carlos Ghosn is now the former CEO of Nissan after stepping down. He remains chairman of the automaker as well as chairman and CEO of the Alliance.

Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, is a man of his word. In 2012, he said he planned to remain as Chairman and CEO of Nissan for five more years, and now he’s stepping down as CEO of Nissan.

Longtime Nissan executive Hiroto Saikawa, who was Nissan’s chief competitive officer until last year when he became co-CEO of Nissan and chairman of the Japanese Automobile Manufacturers Association, replaces Ghosn as Nissan CEO. Saikawa has been with Nissan since 1977.

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“The change is significant. Carlos Ghosn has been an effective and strong leader for Nissan. In some ways, the degree of success future management has will reflect how successful Ghosn was in building the strongest management team,” said Stephanie Brinley, IHS Automotive senior analyst, in an email to TheDetroitBureau. (more…)

Nissan Adds a Royal to the Family: New Titan King Cab

New six-person cab comes with Cummins diesel option.

by on Feb.09, 2017

Nissan's North American chief Fred Diaz shows off the new 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab during the Chicago Auto Show.

This year’s Chicago Auto Show appears to be a series of “look what we did to our truck to make it better than their truck” announcements.

Well, Nissan wasn’t left out, introducing its six-person “King Cab” option available on its new Titan with wide-opening rear doors and available “rear seat delete” option that is ideal for commercial use with its flat floor and secure in-cab storage space.

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“The launch of the new King Cab body is the last step in a journey that began in December 2015 with the debut of the breakthrough Titan XD, which continues to carve out a unique white space between competitors’ heavy-duty and half-ton trucks,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America Inc., in a statement. (more…)

Nissan Dresses Up New Titan for Winter

Pickups get sporty new look from Motorsports division.

by on Feb.08, 2017

Nissan Motorsports got its hands on a new Titan and turned it into the Pro-4X just in time for Chicago.

It’s winter and for many parts of the country that means a slew of outdoor activities and fortunately for Nissan Titan owners, the maker’s motorsports division has a load of new offerings designed to allow them to plunge right into their cold-weather fun.

The company is showing off those items on its new Titan, building modified display vehicles for the Chicago Auto Show. It marks the second year in a row that Nissan provided a “winterized” version of its vehicles. Last year, it showed off upgrades for its SUV line-up.

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This year’s Titan models – the Super Black 2017 Titan PRO-4X Crew Cab and a Titan XD PRO-4X – are outfitted with Nissan Genuine Parts and Accessories, along with available aftermarket parts. (more…)

Automakers Look for Options, Weigh Costs Under Trump

Carmakers, car buyers, car workers might all feel the impact.

by on Jan.27, 2017

Pres. Donald Trump signing an Executive Order. He plans to enact a 20% Mexican tariff.

The increasingly contentious battle between the Trump Administration and Mexico could lead to some significant collateral damage, notably including both carmakers and car buyers.

With the Mexican government rejecting a White House demand to pay for a border wall, President Donald Trump now wants to not only negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement but impose a 20% tariff on good imported from south of the border. After making extensive use of NAFTA to set up a network of manufacturing operations in Mexico, automakers could be among the hardest hit.

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But there is, for now, widespread disagreement about how to respond to the Trump plan. Japanese automakers Nissan and Toyota say they are looking for ways to increase U.S. production. Ford’s CEO, after meeting with the new president this week, is rejecting the idea of building any new U.S. factories. Meanwhile, Fiat Chrysler’s chief executive says it may be time to rethink the possibility of a merger with domestic giant General Motors.

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Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Enhances Maker’s Intelligent Mobility Efforts

Maker moves toward zero deaths, emissions.

by on Jan.09, 2017

The Nissan Vmotion 2.0 is a new concept vehicle that signals the company's future sedan design direction and Intelligent Mobility technology.

Nissan put a new and stylish face on its concept of “Nissan Intelligent Mobility” today at the North American International Auto Show with introduction of its Vmotion 2.0 in Detroit.

The Japanese maker’s idea for intelligent mobility centers on zero emissions and zero fatalities. This concept uses the latest technology and design move toward those goals.

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Vmotion 2.0 is the evolution of the “V-motion” front design signature seen on many of today’s Nissan vehicles, the maker said, including the Murano and Maxima. The new concept takes the design a step further by forming an “intelligent three-dimensional shape to create the volume and architecture of the vehicle.” (more…)

Nissan Brings Over Qashqai; Renames It Rogue Sport

Japanese maker unveils new small ute.

by on Jan.09, 2017

The new Nissan Rogue Sport offers nimbler handling for young drivers.

Nissan’s push to be a Top Three automaker is getting a little more inertia with its newest introduction, the Rogue Sport, here at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The new utility vehicle is a slightly smaller iteration of its Rogue SUV, which took over the top sales spot for Nissan in the U.S. in 2016 from the Altima sedan.

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“The increasing shift from cars to trucks was our reason for bringing this car over,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America Inc. With that shift after long delaying bringing over a version of the Qashqai, “Rogue Sport now makes a lot of sense.” (more…)

“We Will Adapt,” Says Nissan CEO, as Trump Attacks Rival Toyota for Mexican Imports

Automakers waiting to see what is beyond the incoming president’s tweets.

by on Jan.06, 2017

"We are pragmatic," said Nissan's Ghosn.

Nissan is taking a “pragmatic” approach to dealing with a new president who may move to block automotive imports from Mexico, CEO Carlos Ghosn told TheDetroitBureau.com during a discussion at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Ghosn’s comments came shortly after President-elect Donald Trump attacked Toyota in the latest in a series of tweets criticizing automakers who import vehicles into the U.S. from Mexico. That move sent the stock of the largest of the Japanese automakers tumbling. Nissan is the best-selling automaker in Mexico and has major assembly operations there supplying the U.S. and numerous other markets.

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“We are pragmatic,” said Ghosn, who also serves as CEO of Nissan’s French alliance partner Renault. “We will adapt.”

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Nissan’s Ghosn to Reveal Plans for Updated Leaf, Autonomous Cars

Also expect to hear about additional battery-cars during CES keynote.

by on Jan.04, 2017

Carlos Ghosn is expected to reveal big news during this week's Consumer Electronics Show.

Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of both Nissan and its French alliance partner Renault, is expected to make some big news about battery-electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles during a keynote speech at this week CES conference in Las Vegas.

Among other things, Ghosn will likely reveal plans for the next-generation Nissan Leaf, the new model expected to deliver as much as twice the mileage of the original battery-electric vehicles. Ghosn may also announce timing for the production of the Japanese maker’s first self-driving vehicle.

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Nissan officials declined to comment on what Ghosn has in store, though they did point out that the company was the first manufacturer to launch mainstream production of a battery-electric vehicle. And it has been an early proponent of autonomous vehicle technology. (more…)

Nissan Wants to Get “Hyper-Personal”

Tech like 3D printing will permit new levels of vehicle customization.

by on Nov.29, 2016

Nissan wants to go to the next level of customization with its "hyper-personalization" strategy.

Using technologies as diverse as 3D printing and connected car services, Nissan hopes to soon let buyers extensively customize their vehicles – both new ones and those they already own.

The new approach could put Japan’s second-largest carmaker at the forefront of the rapidly growing automotive aftermarket, a business that generates almost $40 billion a year in the U.S. alone, according to the Specialty Equipment Marketers Association, or SEMA.

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This new effort, which Nissan is calling “hyper-personalization” could soon allow motorists to add customized body panels and fabric designs, as well as bring new levels of high-tech infotainment services and safety gear into their vehicles, according to Kent O’Hara, the Nissan Motor Co. vice president who manages global aftermarket sales.

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Nissan Going Rogue with Star Wars-themed SUV

Maker hopes "The Force" is with them on limited edition sport-ute.

by on Nov.16, 2016

Nissan is part of the Dark Side ... and the light side with its new Star Wars-themed Rogue SUVs.

For those Star Wars fans who are looking to make sure “The Force” is with them all the time – or at least when they’re behind the wheel – Nissan is making that possible with the new Star Wars Edition Nissan Rogue.

Tying into the soon-to-be-released movie, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” Nissan is offering the limited edition SUV on a run of just 5,000 units in the U.S. and another 400 in Canada. The automaker’s Rogue is the first-ever Star Wars-branded full-size production vehicle and warns it stands ready to “take on any battle.”

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Named “Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition,” it is designed to build awareness and familiarity of the extensively redesigned 2017 Rogue and come sixth an authentic numbered Death Trooper helmet. The movie debuts during the Christmas holiday. (more…)