May 13, 2015

Nissan profit soars on weak yen, new models

Nissan Motor Co. said Wednesday its fiscal year net profit soared 17.6 percent to ¥457.6 billion, crediting a weak yen and the launch of new models for buoyant results that surpassed its earlier forecasts. The nation’s No. 2 automaker had earlier expected earnings of ...

Apr 22, 2015

Takata air bag defects prompt expanded Nissan recall in U.S.

Nissan Motor Co. is expanding a recall of the 2006 Sentra compact car by 45,000 units mainly in the Southern United States because of a defective air bag manufactured by the embattled Takata Corp., the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Tuesday. Nissan’s U.S. ...

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

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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 ...