Aston Martin appoints Nissan exec Andy Palmer as CEO

Sep 2, 2014

Aston Martin appoints Nissan exec Andy Palmer as CEO

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has tapped Nissan Motor Co. executive Andy Palmer to run the 101-year-old U.K. sports car maker, ending almost nine months without a leader. Palmer, 51, will join Aston Martin as chief executive officer following a transition period from his current ...

Aug 2, 2014

Toyota rises to No. 2 automaker in July U.S. sales, outranks Ford

Rising consumer confidence in the United States drove Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. to double-digit sales gains in July, with Toyota overtaking Ford Motor Co. to become the second-largest automaker in the market, data released by Autodata Corp. show. The robust figures, ...

Jul 27, 2014

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain lines of its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder ...

Jul 16, 2014

Driverless cars will require industry shift, Nissan scientist says

by Alan Ohnsman

Automakers intending to develop driverless cars need to work as much on software design as mechanical engineering, according to the researcher leading Nissan Motor Co.’s automated-vehicle program. Making cars that are “deliberative” in assessing road conditions, rather than just reactive, requires artificial intelligence, said ...

Jun 30, 2014

U.S. probes 360,000 Nissan cars for unintended acceleration

The U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced Saturday it was investigating Nissan sedans for unwanted acceleration, and Chrysler pickups. Nissan is being probed over 360,000 Versa and Versa Note vehicles manufactured from 2012 to 2014. There were four reports that floor mats hindered ...

Jun 25, 2014

Five Japanese firms among top 10 global green brands

U.S. consulting firm Interbrand said Tuesday that five Japanese companies were among the 10 best global green brands in 2014, recognizing their work on tackling environment problems. Ford Motor Co. took the top spot for its commitment to electric vehicles, ousting Toyota Motor Corp., ...

Ghosn to top executive pay scale again

Jun 24, 2014

Ghosn to top executive pay scale again

Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn earned more than ¥1 billion last year, putting him on track to become the best-paid Japan executive for the fourth time in five years. Ghosn was paid ¥995 million in salary and bonuses for the fiscal ...