Apr 10, 2015

Nissan to provide technology for submarine robots

Nissan Motor Co. will provide driving support technology to improve the performance of submarine robots used to search for rare metals and other resources. The automaker said Thursday it will provide the technology for a joint project with the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science ...

Nissan to launch self-driving car in Japan in 2016, Ghosn says

Apr 3, 2015

Nissan to launch self-driving car in Japan in 2016, Ghosn says

Nissan Motor Co. will launch a car with self-driving technologies in Japan in 2016, the automaker’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, announced in New York. “There will be a Nissan product in Japan, which will carry autonomous drive,” Ghosn said at a news conference Thursday on ...

Mar 26, 2015

Domestic auto output fell 5.8% on year in February

The combined domestic production of Toyota Motor Corp. and seven other Japanese carmakers fell 5.8 percent year on year to 771,945 units in February, down for the eighth month straight, data released by the companies says. The results, released Wednesday, underscored that last April’s ...

Mar 23, 2015

U.S. probes reports on Nissan air bag recall failure

by Luzi Ann Javier

U.S. regulators are looking into whether a recall last year by Nissan Motor Co., the nation’s second-largest automaker, failed to fix a flaw in the air bag control systems on almost 1 million vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a query March ...

Nissan's 600-horsepower, $150,000 GT-R tops insurance costs

Mar 18, 2015

Nissan's 600-horsepower, $150,000 GT-R tops insurance costs

When it comes to auto insurance, speed costs. The most expensive 2015 model vehicle to insure in the U.S. is Nissan Motor Co.’s 600-horsepower, $150,000 GT-R Nismo, at an average $3,574 a year, Insure.com said Tuesday in a statement. The 621-horsepower Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG ...

Five of Japan's major automakers report record profits

Feb 10, 2015

Five of Japan's major automakers report record profits

Five of the nation’s seven major automakers posted record group operating profits in April-December, thanks chiefly to strong sales in North America and improvements in profitability from overseas operations amid the yen’s weakening. Toyota Motor Corp., Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., Mazda Motor Corp., Suzuki ...

Nissan overtook Honda in U.S. sales in January

Feb 4, 2015

Nissan overtook Honda in U.S. sales in January

As falling oil prices continue to drive consumers toward sport utility vehicles and trucks, Japanese automakers kicked off 2015 by posting double-digit growth in the U.S. with Nissan overtaking Honda become the fifth-largest automaker in the country, according to data from Autodata Corp. Boosted ...

| Jan 29, 2015

Carmakers face rosy quarter as commodity prices slump

Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. are benefiting from a decline in the price of commodities like steel and rubber, which will make it cheaper to produce cars and give an extra boost to profits. Seven analysts who cover the industry said in ...