Nissan http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53626/more en Weak Yen Fuels Strong Year for Japanese Automakers http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers <div class="node-body article-body">Domestic sales fell after the national consumption tax was increased April 1, but the decline was offset by brisk demand in North America and the effects of the weaker yen against the dollar, among other pluses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/weak-yen-fuels-strong-year-japanese-automakers#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Europe North America Asia Pacific - Regional Europe - Regional North America - Regional Japan Daihatsu Honda Mitsubishi Nissan Subaru Suzuki Toyota Finance Production Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:03:00 +0000 1185041 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rogue helps power Nissan&rsquo;s bullish sales forecast.</strong></p> Nissan’s Diaz: Former Disney Exec Right Man for Marketing Job http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-s-diaz-former-disney-exec-right-man-marketing-job <div class="node-body article-body">The hiring of Jeremy Tucker as Nissan’s vice president of marketing was an effort to bring fresh ideas and new ways of thinking to the field of automotive advertising.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-s-diaz-former-disney-exec-right-man-marketing-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-s-diaz-former-disney-exec-right-man-marketing-job#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Nissan Management & Strategy Advertising advertising commercial Disney Eukanuba Fred Diaz Jeremy Tucker marketer marketing Murano Nissan Pampers PepsiCo Power 88 Procter & Gamble Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1180111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Marketing campaign for Murano launching New Year&#39;s Eve.</strong></p> UAW Chief Pledges to Narrow 2-Tier Wage Gap http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap <div class="node-body article-body">Dennis Williams does not seem convinced complete wage parity will occur, as he talks about “bridging” the gap between the two levels and stresses that the automakers must continue to be successful.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/uaw-chief-pledges-narrow-2-tier-wage-gap#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics North America U.S. Chrysler Ford General Motors Nissan Toyota Labor & Human Resources Trade United Auto Workers (UAW) 2-tier wage Bob King Dennis Williams Trans Pacific Partnership Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000 1182061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>UAW President Williams speaks to journalists at Solidarity House. </strong></p> Free-Trade Pact Opens Ecuador to EU Automakers http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers <div class="field-byline"> Carmen Paun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ecuador will phase out its current 35% to 40% tariff on automobiles over the next seven years, eventually allowing European automakers to export to the country duty-free. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/free-trade-pact-opens-ecuador-eu-automakers#comments Premium Auto Makers Management & Strategy Politics Europe South America Europe - Regional Colombia Ecuador Peru Venezuela BMW Land Rover Nissan European Commission Globalization Tariffs Trade World Trade Organization (WTO) Tue, 09 Dec 2014 11:41:00 +0000 1172141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Range Rover shedding tariffs in Ecuador.</strong></p> Russian LV Sales Free-Fall Checked in November http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-lv-sales-free-fall-checked-november <div class="node-body article-body">“Retail demand has been extraordinary in recent weeks, helped by government subsidies and consumers rushing to get ahead of widely anticipated new-year price increases,” industry spokesman Joerg Schreiber says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-lv-sales-free-fall-checked-november" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/russian-lv-sales-free-fall-checked-november#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Europe Russia Hyundai Kia Lada Nissan Renault Sales Results Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:48:00 +0000 1175141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Rio snatches November sales crown from Lada Granta.</strong></p> Nissan Aims for `Fewer, Bigger, Better' Marketing Opportunities http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-aims-fewer-bigger-better-marketing-opportunities <div class="node-body article-body">The No.3 Japanese automaker in the U.S. is focusing most of its marketing efforts on sports, but also has a 3-year sponsorship of NBC’s “The Voice.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-aims-fewer-bigger-better-marketing-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/nissan-aims-fewer-bigger-better-marketing-opportunities#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Nissan Advertising college Disney football Fred Diaz Jeremy Tucker Kia NBA NBC NCAA NFL Nissan Super Bowl The Voice Mon, 08 Dec 2014 12:21:00 +0000 1172181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New Murano on sale in U.S. Dec. 5.</strong></p> Conference Examines Commerce and Car Connectivity http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/conference-examines-commerce-and-car-connectivity <div class="node-body article-body">A century ago, the car changed the world, Continental Vice President Ralf Lenninger says. “Now the world is changing the car.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/conference-examines-commerce-and-car-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/conference-examines-commerce-and-car-connectivity#comments Public Auto Makers Suppliers Europe Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. France Germany Bosch Continental Nissan Renault Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Internet OE-Supplier Relations Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:53:00 +0000 1172081 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Renault Next Two autonomous prototype unveiled earlier this year.</strong></p> Thailand October Sales Slump 20%; Down 36% on Year http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-october-sales-slump-20-down-36-year <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota Executive Vice President Wutthikorn Suriyachantanano says sales are being impacted by the high burden of household debt and shrinking farm income, reducing consumers’ purchasing power.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-october-sales-slump-20-down-36-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/asia-pacific/thailand-october-sales-slump-20-down-36-year#comments Premium Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Thailand Honda Isuzu Nissan Toyota Sales Results Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:26:00 +0000 1166891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Competitors can&rsquo;t capitalize on Toyota&rsquo;s 27.5% October decline.</strong></p> Refreshed Nissan Juke Debuts in L.A. http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/refreshed-nissan-juke-debuts-la <div class="field-deck"> 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A lower maximum torque peak, friction-reduction measures, and the addition of exhaust-gas recirculation improve the small CUV’s fuel economy for ’15.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/refreshed-nissan-juke-debuts-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/refreshed-nissan-juke-debuts-la#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. Nissan 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Future Products CUV direct-injected Honda Juke Mazda NISMO Nissan small turbocharged Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:11:00 +0000 1162531 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nissan Juke receives various enhancements for &rsquo;15 model year.</strong></p> Nissan: Mexico Supply Base Ready for Luxury http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-mexico-supply-base-ready-luxury <div class="node-body article-body">The Japanese automaker has been manufacturing in the country since 1961 and uses a local management team.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-mexico-supply-base-ready-luxury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/nissan-mexico-supply-base-ready-luxury#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America Mexico Nissan Management & Strategy Vehicle Assembly A-Class Aguascalientes B-Class CLA CUV Daimler Infiniti John Martin Mercedes-Benz Mexico Mississippi Nissan QX40 supply base Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:00:00 +0000 1159401 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Site of Nissan&#39;s new Aguascalientes 3 plant (top).</strong></p>