Nissan http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53626/more en India Car Sales Show Fitful Upturn; Light Trucks Lag http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag <div class="node-body article-body">Car sales’ return to positive territory comes as customer interest shifts from entry-level and midsize small hatchbacks to premium hatchbacks and entry-level sedans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/india-car-sales-show-fitful-upturn-light-trucks-lag#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific India Ford Honda Hyundai Mahindra & Mahindra Maruti Nissan Tata Sales Results Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:30:00 +0000 1065141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Xylo launched in 2011 newer member of Mahindra&rsquo;s aging lineup.</strong></p> Nissan Says Making Progress on Remedying Pathfinder Judder http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-says-making-progress-remedying-pathfinder-judder <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese automaker has been updating transmission-control-module software, replacing torque converters and replacing entire transmissions to remedy the problem.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-says-making-progress-remedying-pathfinder-judder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-says-making-progress-remedying-pathfinder-judder#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Nissan Management & Strategy Continuously Variable (CVT) Carlos Ghosn Continuously variable transmission CVT Dan Bedore Jatco judder Kimiyasu Nakamura Nissan Pathfinder Pierre Loing Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1065151 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan switched to CVT with &rsquo;13 Pathfinder.</strong></p> Nissan Selling Replacement Batteries to Grow Leaf Appeal http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-selling-replacement-batteries-grow-leaf-appeal <div class="node-body article-body">Extending the Nissan electric vehicle’s range and improving the ability of its owners to charge while on the go are two areas of improvement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-selling-replacement-batteries-grow-leaf-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-selling-replacement-batteries-grow-leaf-appeal#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Nissan Electric Vehicles Vehicles in Operation Andy Palmer charging e-NV200 electric vehicle EV LCV Leaf Nissan Pierre Loing Prius range Tesla Model S Toyota Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1060581 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan selling replacement Leaf packs for $5,499.</strong></p> More Magnesium in Japanese Auto-Parts Makers’ Mix http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/more-magnesium-japanese-auto-parts-makers-mix <div class="node-body article-body">A Japan Magnesium Assn. official predicts demand will grow 3% to 4% over the next five years thanks to a new alloy mix incorporating calcium, making it possible to die-cast magnesium components on the same line as aluminum parts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/more-magnesium-japanese-auto-parts-makers-mix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/more-magnesium-japanese-auto-parts-makers-mix#comments Premium Auto Makers Asia Pacific Suppliers Vehicles & Technology China Japan Aisin Autoliv Honda Nissan Toyota Aluminum Magnesium Steel Japan Magnesium Assn. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1055701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Turbine-powered &rsquo;06 GM EcoJet concept had magnesium structural parts.</strong></p> Nissan Small Sports Car, Next-Gen Cube Up in Air http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-small-sports-car-next-gen-cube-air <div class="node-body article-body">A production, rear-wheel-drive small sports car is difficult for the automaker to bring to fruition, a company official says, as its current RWD platforms underpin expensive models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-small-sports-car-next-gen-cube-air" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/nissan-small-sports-car-next-gen-cube-air#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Nissan Future Products Product Development Cube Freestyle Fuji IDx Kia Soul NISMO Nissan Pierre Loing rear-wheel-drive RWD Scion FR-S Scion xB small sports car Subaru BRZ Tokyo Toyota Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1057861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>IDx RWD concept cars shown at 2013 Tokyo show.</strong></p> Nissan Ponders Another Small CUV, Future in Minivan Segment http://wardsauto.com/north-america/nissan-ponders-another-small-cuv-future-minivan-segment <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese automaker may need a more utilitarian entrant in the burgeoning small CUV group, a top Nissan official says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/nissan-ponders-another-small-cuv-future-minivan-segment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/nissan-ponders-another-small-cuv-future-minivan-segment#comments Premium Limited Management & Strategy Auto Makers North America U.S. Nissan Product Development Honda HR-V Hyundai Veloster Juke Mini Cooper minivan Nissan Pierre Loing Quest small CUV Versa Note Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:22:00 +0000 1056591 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan already offers Juke small CUV.</strong></p> June Sales Skid; Russia Full-Year Forecast Cut Again http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/june-sales-skid-russia-full-year-forecast-cut-again <div class="node-body article-body">Russia’s 17.3% sales drop last month prompted an industry organization to scale back its 2014 projection 12% from the prior year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/june-sales-skid-russia-full-year-forecast-cut-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/june-sales-skid-russia-full-year-forecast-cut-again#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Chevrolet Hyundai Kia Lada Nissan Renault Volkswagen Sales Results Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:50:00 +0000 1056261 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Lada outsold second-place Renault by 2-1 margin in year&rsquo;s first half.</strong></p> Nissan Builds New-Gen Pickup at Second Thailand Plant http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-builds-new-gen-pickup-second-thailand-plant <div class="node-body article-body">The new plant will increase Nissan’s annual production capacity in Thailand to 370,000 units, a far cry from its arrival in 1963 when four cars a day rolled off the production line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-builds-new-gen-pickup-second-thailand-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/nissan-builds-new-gen-pickup-second-thailand-plant#comments Premium Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Thailand Nissan Capacity Utilization Vehicle Assembly Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:01:00 +0000 1055071 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Trucks built at new facility boast 85% local content.</strong></p> Irish Light-Vehicle Sales Post Solid First-Half Gains http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/irish-light-vehicle-sales-post-solid-first-half-gains <div class="node-body article-body">The industry’s prediction it would see its best July since 2008 was borne out Tuesday, when 4,264 new cars were registered on the first day of the new “142” registration plate. The total was more than double the 1,924 cars registered July 1, 2013.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/irish-light-vehicle-sales-post-solid-first-half-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/irish-light-vehicle-sales-post-solid-first-half-gains#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Ireland Ford Nissan Toyota Volkswagen Registrations Sales Results Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1052781 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Golf, country&rsquo;s top seller in 2013, No.1 halfway through 2014.</strong></p> Supplier Roundup http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116 <div class="node-body article-body">JCI steps out of cockpit; PPG coatings business seeks to cover more of South America; Bosch looks to build upon modest Indonesian investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/supplier-roundup-116#comments Public Gated Management & Strategy Plants & Production Auto Makers Asia Pacific Supply Chain Europe Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America South America Brazil U.S. Indonesia South Korea Germany Russia Bosch Continental JCI Lada Nissan Renault Visteon Capacity Utilization Component Finance Globalization Information & Entertainment Manufacturing Technology Restructuring Steel Vehicle Interiors Autoneum ContiTech Cooper-Standard Halla Visteon PPG Tata Steel Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0000 1052691 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>ContiTech employee programs CNC robotic bending machine at new hose plant in Kaluga, Russia.</strong></p>