Nissan set to double Leaf sales: Ghosn

Jan 9, 2014

Nissan set to double Leaf sales: Ghosn

by Alan Ohnsman

Nissan Motor Co., which reported record U.S. sales of Leaf hatchbacks in 2013, is optimistic that it can soon double deliveries, Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn said. Sales of the battery-powered Leaf jumped 130 percent last year to 22,610 vehicles, aided by 2,529 deliveries ...

Jan 8, 2014

Nissan, Toyota, Honda China sales hit record

Nissan, Toyota and Honda posted record-high sales in China in 2013, data from the firms show. Nissan Motor Co. saw its new automobile sales in the Chinese market jump 17.2 percent year on year to 1,266,200 units. Sales came to 917,500 units for Toyota ...

Nissan unveils the NV200, London's new black taxi

Jan 7, 2014

Nissan unveils the NV200, London's new black taxi

Nissan Motor Co. unveiled Monday its version of London’s iconic black taxi, a market currently dominated by Chinese firm Geely. Nissan claims its new 1.6-liter gasoline engine is cleaner than the current diesel cabs cruising the streets of the British capital. “The NV200 cab ...

Jan 6, 2014

SUVs are making a comeback here

Sport utility vehicles are on the verge of a revival in Japan, with Toyota Motor Corp. and other domestic automakers promoting them as a key engine of growth. One of the most popular SUVs in the country is a crossover type designed for use ...

Jan 4, 2014

Japanese automakers post solid gains in U.S. sales

Japanese automakers marked steady increases in sales of new vehicles in the United States this year as the overall market exceeded 15 million units for the first time in six years, data by a U.S. research company shows. Toyota Motor Corp. posted a 7.4 ...

Dec 26, 2013

Carmakers brace for Yasukuni backlash in China

Automakers are bracing for a potential consumer backlash should tensions with China escalate after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Yasukuni Shrine on Thursday, which was also Chairman Mao Zedong’s birthday. Nissan Motor Co., which sells more vehicles in China than any other Japanese automaker, ...

Toyota, Nissan, Subaru record strong U.S. sales

Dec 4, 2013

Toyota, Nissan, Subaru record strong U.S. sales

Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. posted double-digit gains in November in U.S. sales of new cars, beating overall market growth, while Honda Motor Co. marked a slight dip, according to data from Autodata Corp. Dealers sold 1.25 million new cars and light ...

Ghosn: Mexico to be key export hub

Nov 13, 2013

Ghosn: Mexico to be key export hub

Nissan Motor Co. is accelerating operations in Mexico to allow the production of 1 million vehicles annually within three years, putting the country on par with Japan as an export hub for the carmaker. About 700,000 of that total will be exported to such ...

Skyline to be Infiniti debut car in Japan

Nov 12, 2013

Skyline to be Infiniti debut car in Japan

As it takes on high-end automakers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, Nissan Motor Co. will begin selling Infiniti models in Japan in February for the first time, 24 years after the luxury brand was born in the U.S. The first model for sale in ...