Nissan http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53626/more en Murano’s Unique Interior Trim Part of Desire to Break Mold http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/murano-s-unique-interior-trim-part-desire-break-mold <div class="node-body article-body">Although initially derided by some within Nissan for looking too much like 1970s Formica, the Murano’s white plastic interior trim works in the end, says Chief Engineer Chris Reed.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/murano-s-unique-interior-trim-part-desire-break-mold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/murano-s-unique-interior-trim-part-desire-break-mold#comments Public Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Nissan Vehicle Interiors Chris Reed CUV Infiniti interior Murano Nissan plastic stone trim wood Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:00 +0000 1245601 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Murano&#39;s Jasper Pearlescent trim decorates&nbsp;CUV&#39;s center console.</strong></p> Thai Auto Sales Stay Stuck in Economic Doldrums http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-auto-sales-stay-stuck-economic-doldrums <div class="node-body article-body">A Toyota executive says February’s results were impacted by a rural drought that is cutting production and income and impacting farmers’ decisions on new-vehicle purchases.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-auto-sales-stay-stuck-economic-doldrums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-auto-sales-stay-stuck-economic-doldrums#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Isuzu Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Sales Results Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:00:00 +0000 1248401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hilux&nbsp;(<em>above</em>)&nbsp;1,590 units up on Isuzu D-Max in 1-ton pickup segment through February.</strong></p> Automakers Scrambling to Keep Afloat in Volatile Russian Market http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market <div class="node-body article-body">Russian analysts say most automakers will stay in the market despite the country’s uncertain political and economic picture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/automakers-scrambling-keep-afloat-volatile-russian-market#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Russia AvtoVAZ Ford General Motors Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Politics Employment Production Restructuring Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:02:00 +0000 1248261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM shutting St. Petersburg, Russia, assembly plant indefinitely.&nbsp;</strong></p> Yen Falls But Japanese Automakers’ Profits Rise http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/yen-falls-japanese-automakers-profits-rise <div class="node-body article-body">Years of deep cost-cutting, consolidating platforms, expanding production outside Japan and sharp focus on product planning have lifted the companies out of the depths of the recession triggered in 2008, industry analyst Chris Richter says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/yen-falls-japanese-automakers-profits-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/yen-falls-japanese-automakers-profits-rise#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Daihatsu Honda Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Restructuring Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:17:00 +0000 1246281 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Global top seller Corolla helps lift Toyota to record earnings.</strong></p> Paying to Fill the Potholes on the Oregon Trail http://wardsauto.com/blog/paying-fill-potholes-oregon-trail <div class="node-body blog-body">“The state is worried that with cars getting better and better mileage, it’ll collect less in fuel taxes to take care of the roads and bridges,” Nance tells husband Peter as she explains Oregon’s pay-per-mile road-funding scheme. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/final-inspection">Final Inspection</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/paying-fill-potholes-oregon-trail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/paying-fill-potholes-oregon-trail#comments Blog Auto Makers Politics Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Fiat Nissan Politics Electric Vehicles Fuel Economy Hybrid Vehicles Final Inspection Thu, 19 Mar 2015 14:00:00 +0000 1244691 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Nominee: Nissan Murano http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-nissan-murano <div class="node-body gallery-body">Inside and out, Nissan's all-new Murano makes a bold design statement by injecting stylistic drama into the high-volume midsize CUV segment. </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-nissan-murano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-nominee-nissan-murano#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Nissan Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:07:00 +0000 1239361 at http://wardsauto.com Aussie Motorists Chasing Glamor Look North to Japan http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/aussie-motorists-chasing-glamor-look-north-japan <div class="node-body article-body">Roy Morgan Research finds four of the five most popular makes of sports cars, coupes and 2-door convertibles in the country are Japanese. Among their 326,000 owners, 11.1% drive a Mitsubishi, followed by Toyota, BMW, Nissan and Mazda.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/aussie-motorists-chasing-glamor-look-north-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/aussie-motorists-chasing-glamor-look-north-japan#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Australia Japan BMW Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Vehicles in Operation Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:04:00 +0000 1241801 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota 86 GTS descended from 2000 GT featured in James Bond film.</strong></p> Lavish Rebates Fail to Jump-Start Korean EV Market http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market <div class="node-body article-body">The Korean government shares the industry’s expectations of a growing EV market despite falling far short previously. Last year’s 1,183 sales amounted to a minuscule 1.9% of the projected 60,000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/lavish-rebates-fail-jump-start-korean-ev-market#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology South Korea Kia Nissan Samsung Charging Electric Vehicles Incentives Sales Results Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1240941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault Samsung plugs SM3 EV as taxi in new marketing push.</strong></p> Honda: Not Concerned Whether Overtaken By Nissan http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-not-concerned-whether-overtaken-nissan <div class="node-body article-body">Although last year Honda delivered 100,000 more units in the U.S. than Nissan, this year Nissan is ahead of its Japanese rival, selling 201,226 units through February vs. Honda’s 182,676.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-not-concerned-whether-overtaken-nissan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/honda-not-concerned-whether-overtaken-nissan#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Honda Nissan Management & Strategy Retail Sales & Marketing Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1238021 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Honda Odyssey No.1 minivan at retail.</strong></p> Thai Automakers Predict Rebound in 2015 Production http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-automakers-predict-rebound-2015-production <div class="node-body article-body">The industry is targeting a 14.4% year-on-year improvement from 2014, when output fell short of projections amid political turmoil and economic uncertainty.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-automakers-predict-rebound-2015-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thai-automakers-predict-rebound-2015-production#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Isuzu Mazda Nissan Toyota Production Sales Results Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:02:00 +0000 1232581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Market leader Toyota withstands 26.5% retreat in January car sales.</strong></p>