Nissan http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53626/more en Detroit Three, Nissan Supplier Relations Worsen http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-nissan-supplier-relations-worsen <div class="node-body article-body">If FCA, Ford, GM and Nissan had achieved the same rise in the WRI ranking as Honda and Toyota, the four automakers collectively would have posted an estimated $2.02 billion higher operating income in 2014.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-nissan-supplier-relations-worsen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/detroit-three-nissan-supplier-relations-worsen#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Suppliers North America North America - Regional Chrysler Ford General Motors Honda Nissan Toyota Purchashing Mon, 18 May 2015 04:01:00 +0000 1279321 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota leads all automakers, GM and FCA&nbsp;tie for last place.</strong></p> Nissan Titan at WardsAuto Interiors Conference http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-titan-wardsauto-interiors-conference <div class="node-body gallery-body">Nissan rolled out its all-new '16 Titan fullsize pickup at Detroit's Cobo Center as part of this week's WardsAuto Interiors Conference. First to market later this year will be the Titan XD with 5.0L Cummins diesel V-8, followed by gasoline offerings.</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/auto-makers/nissan-titan-wardsauto-interiors-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-titan-wardsauto-interiors-conference#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America North America - Regional U.S. Japan Nissan 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Diesel Exterior Headliner Instrument Panel Interior Product Development Seats Special Reports Thu, 14 May 2015 21:11:00 +0000 1281781 at http://wardsauto.com Truck Designers Walk Line Between Gritty, Pretty http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/truck-designers-walk-line-between-gritty-pretty <div class="field-deck"> 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Customers told designers of the all-new ’15 GMC Canyon midsize pickup “they didn’t want a car – but they didn’t want it to look rough or cheap,” design chief Helen Emsley says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/truck-designers-walk-line-between-gritty-pretty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/truck-designers-walk-line-between-gritty-pretty#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. GMC Nissan Ram 2015 WardsAuto Interiors Conference Product Development Wed, 13 May 2015 20:15:00 +0000 1280621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GMC takes rough edges off &rsquo;15 Canyon, <em>WardsAuto</em> 10 Best Interiors honoree.</strong></p> Jatco Geared to Meet Growing Global CVT Demand http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Management claims to be on track to reach its ¥1 trillion ($8.4 billion) sales target by fiscal 2018 and become the world’s top producer of automatic transmissions by 2020.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/jatco-geared-meet-growing-global-cvt-demand#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology North America Mexico Japan Nissan Continuously Variable (CVT) Finance Global Sources Production Purchashing Transmission Tue, 12 May 2015 09:18:00 +0000 1271461 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jatco exhibits new CVT chain at recent SAE World Congress.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> New Tax Break Could Power EV Sales Surge in Norway http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Burnyeat </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EV buyers no longer will have to pay a 25% sales tax on vehicles already exempt from the import duties applied to fuel-based cars. They also are allowed to use bus lanes and can be parked at reduced rates.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/new-tax-break-could-power-ev-sales-surge-norway#comments Premium Auto Makers Politics Sales & Marketing Europe Vehicles & Technology Europe - Regional Norway Nissan Tesla Volkswagen Charging Electric Vehicles Emissions Sales Results Tariffs Mon, 11 May 2015 09:30:00 +0000 1274741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Tesla EV outsold General Motors, Honda, Hyundai brands in Norway in 2014.</strong></p> No Risky Business for Nissan Murano http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/no-risky-business-nissan-murano <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">On paper, the Murano’s distinctive Jasper Pearlescent trim clearly looks like a risk, but it works for our judges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/no-risky-business-nissan-murano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/no-risky-business-nissan-murano#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America U.S. Nissan Vehicle Interiors Fri, 08 May 2015 10:49:00 +0000 1266171 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&rsquo;15 Nissan Murano&rsquo;s Jasper Pearlescent trim a showstopper.</strong></p> 2015 Ward's 10 Best Interiors Winner: Nissan Murano http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-winner-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. Our test vehicle, a fully loaded SL trim with all-wheel drive, carries $41,905 sticker price. </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-winner-nissan-murano" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-wards-10-best-interiors-winner-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 Fri, 08 May 2015 10:48:00 +0000 1239361 at http://wardsauto.com 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors Quick Hits http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Ward’s 10 Best Interiors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A concise summation of all 42 interiors evaluated as part of the 2015 competition. Many of these comments are taken directly from score sheets submitted by WardsAuto editors. Prices listed are sticker.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/wards-10-best-interiors/2015-ward-s-10-best-interiors-quick-hits#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology Ward's 10 Best Interiors North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Japan South Korea Germany Italy United Kingdom Acura Alfa Romeo BMW Chevrolet Chrysler Ford Infiniti Kia Land Rover Lexus Mazda Mercedes Mitsubishi Volkswagen Aluminum Cameras Carbon Fiber Cockpit Electric Vehicles Headliner Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Instrument Panel Interior Plastic Product Development Seatbelts Seats Acura TLX Alfa Romeo 4C BMW i3 BMW i8 Cadillac Escalade Chrysler 300C Ford Mustang Honda CR-V Infiniti QX80 Jeep Renegade Kia Sorento Land Rover Discovery Sport Lexus RC 350 Mercedes CLS400 SRT Hellcat Subaru Outback Thu, 07 May 2015 10:10:00 +0000 1274731 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Spectacular wood trim extends to second-row armrest of Infiniti QX80.</strong></p> Analyst Scorecard Shows Japanese Automakers Humming Along http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/analyst-scorecard-shows-japanese-automakers-humming-along <div class="node-body article-body">Favorable exchange rates, growing new-vehicle demand worldwide and some astute management moves play a role in the positive near-term outlook. Weaknesses? There are some, says CLSA’s Chris Richter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/analyst-scorecard-shows-japanese-automakers-humming-along" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/analyst-scorecard-shows-japanese-automakers-humming-along#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Asia Pacific Japan Fuji Honda Mazda Mitsubishi Nissan Toyota Finance Fri, 01 May 2015 11:42:00 +0000 1267051 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Mazda&rsquo;s Mexican assembly plant factor in its &ldquo;remarkable&rdquo; transformation.</b><o:p></o:p></p> Thailand LV Sales Remain Stuck in Reverse in March http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-lv-sales-remain-stuck-reverse-march <div class="node-body article-body">The Bangkok Post reports the poor first-quarter result prompts the Federation of Thai Industries to back away from its January forecast of a 14.4% surge in production and instead predict output will drop for a third straight year. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-lv-sales-remain-stuck-reverse-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-lv-sales-remain-stuck-reverse-march#comments Premium Auto Makers Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Isuzu Nissan Toyota Production Sales Results Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1270431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Toyota outperforms rivals despite 10.6% March slide.</strong></p>