Nissan http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53626/more en Mcity Sets Stage for Self-Driving at Willow Run? http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run <div class="node-body article-body">Ann Arbor’s Mcity test track includes four traffic lights, an underpass, metal bridge deck, gravel roadways and parking spaces that are angled, perpendicular and parallel. Efforts are under way to open a similar but larger facility nearby in Ypsilanti.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-sets-stage-self-driving-willow-run#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Autoliv Bosch Delphi Denso Faurecia Ford General Motors Honda Nissan Toyota TRW ZF Automatic Braking Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Pedestrian Protection Product Development Radar Safety Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1316621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mercedes GL test vehicle cruises past makeshift storefronts at Mcity in Ann Arbor.</strong></p> Tom Murphy Mcity Autonomous Vehicle Test Track http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track <div class="node-body gallery-body">Located on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mcity is a $10 million 32-acre (13-ha) test track with roundabouts, bike lanes, a tree canopy and 4-way intersections to simulate small-town traffic situations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/mcity-autonomous-vehicle-test-track#comments Public Auto Makers Politics Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Autoliv Bosch Chevrolet Delphi Denso Ford Honda Nissan Toyota TRW ZF Autonomous Vehicles Cameras Collision Avoidance Product Development Safety Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:21:00 +0000 1316641 at http://wardsauto.com Indonesia 6-Month Sales Down; Philippines, Taiwan Up http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-6-month-sales-down-philippines-taiwan <div class="node-body article-body">Softening domestic demand in Indonesia prompted the Association of Indonesia Automotive Industries to lower its 2015 sales forecast to 1.1 million units from 1.2 million earlier in the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-6-month-sales-down-philippines-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/indonesia-6-month-sales-down-philippines-taiwan#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Indonesia Philippines Taiwan Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Production Sales Results Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1315211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Top-selling Vios helps Toyota dominate Philippines market.</strong></p> Nissan Tops Among New Ads of the Week http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-tops-among-new-ads-week <div class="node-body article-body">The Maxima spot featuring the Wiz Khalifa spot of the same name generated a commanding 1.3 million earned online views, making it the only ad in the group to break a million. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-tops-among-new-ads-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-tops-among-new-ads-week#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Chevrolet Honda Infiniti Nissan Toyota Advertising Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1314961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Infiniti&#39;s &quot;Vacation&quot; spoof places third this week.</strong></p> Japan New-Vehicle Sales Slip 11% in First-Half 2015 http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/japan-new-vehicle-sales-slip-11-first-half-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">All of the leading domestic brands – Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Daihatsu and Nissan – reported declines during the period. The biggest 6-month backslide from like-2014 was by low-volume manufacturer Mitsubishi, down 27.0%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/japan-new-vehicle-sales-slip-11-first-half-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/japan-new-vehicle-sales-slip-11-first-half-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan Daihatsu Honda Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Sales Results Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1312631 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota Aqua riding highest on Japan sales charts.</strong></p> Japan Import Sales Backslide 1.0% in First-Half 2015 http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-import-sales-backslide-10-first-half-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">Mercedes-Benz was the best-selling import brand with sales of 32,680 units, up 19.1% from first-half 2014. Volkswagen was next with 29,666, down 16.5%, followed by BMW at 22,674, up 0.9%.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-import-sales-backslide-10-first-half-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/japan-import-sales-backslide-10-first-half-2015#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Japan BMW Mercedes Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Sales Results Trade Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1311181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>VW offers high-end Lounge trim level in best-selling Golf.</strong></p> New Zealand June LV Sales Top 31-Year-Old Record http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-zealand-june-lv-sales-top-31-year-old-record <div class="node-body article-body">June sales topped the previous best for the month of 13,157 units set in 1984 and was not far short of the best result for any month of 13,983 set in July of that year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-zealand-june-lv-sales-top-31-year-old-record" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/new-zealand-june-lv-sales-top-31-year-old-record#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific New Zealand Ford Holden Hyundai Nissan Toyota Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:58:00 +0000 1310701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>RAV4 top-selling car but second overall to Ford Ranger in June.</strong></p> EU Exit No Benefit to U.K. Automakers, Studies Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Open Europe think tank says U.K. car exports could face EU import tariffs of up to 10% following a potential Brexit, impacting EU-oriented volume manufacturers such as Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Vauxhall. Premium automakers would be less affected.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/eu-exit-no-benefit-uk-automakers-studies-say#comments Public World Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Europe - Regional United Kingdom World BMW Honda Jaguar Land Rover Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Toyota Sales & Marketing Globalization Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Tariffs Trade Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:09:00 +0000 1308741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Automakers could lose tariff protection if U.K. quits EU.</strong></p> Nissan Murano - Ward's 10 Best Interiors Awards Ceremony 2015 http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/nissan-murano-wards-10-best-interiors-awards-ceremony-2015 <div class="node-body video-body">Highlights from the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Ceremony held during the WardsAuto Interiors Conference on May 13, 2015 in Detroit, MI. WardsAuto World Editor-in-Chief Drew Winter announces the winners and calls auto maker representatives to the stage to accept their honors.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/nissan-murano-wards-10-best-interiors-awards-ceremony-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/nissan-murano-wards-10-best-interiors-awards-ceremony-2015#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Nissan Interior Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:47:00 +0000 1306721 at http://wardsauto.com VQ Engine Family Branches Out http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vq-engine-family-branches-out <div class="node-body article-body">Nissan’s VQ V-6, lauded since it came to the U.S. in 1994, has been heavily revised for the all-new Maxima sedan arriving now in showrooms. The automaker calls the VQ all-new as well, but many of the key specs carry over.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vq-engine-family-branches-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/vq-engine-family-branches-out#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Asia Pacific - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan Nissan Fuel Economy Gasoline Product Development Fuel Economy Nissan V-6 port fuel injection torque VQ Ward's 10 Best Engines Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1302401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan&rsquo;s 3.5L VQ in new Maxima has fully redesigned cylinder head with new air intake ports.</strong></p>