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For GM, Clemson designs a party car

9:47 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
The Deep Orange 5 concept, shown here Sunday night as industry managers gathered for the 50th annual CAR Management Briefing Seminars, is one part affordable small car an ...

Why Nissan wants you to know that size matters

10:26 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
Nissan executives have grown fond of telling audiences that their vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn., is now North America's largest. Last year's output: 648,000 car ...

Infiniti: App will add sales panache

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3
Infiniti launches a tablet software tool to help streamline its showroom process. ...

Nissan inspired by high-end fashion

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2
Nissan wanted some European fashion to move its American-made Maxima sedan further upscale for 2016. ...

Nissan backs away from dealer ad attacking Trump for denouncing Mexican immigrants

9:00 pm U.S. ET | July 28
Nissan distanced itself from a controversial ad created by a California dealership that shows store managers whacking away at a Mexican piņata resembling Republican Party ...

Mitsubishi throws in towel on fading era

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s decision last week to sell its only U.S. assembly plant illustrates an emerging new-world order in car production. Mitsubishi's Normal, Ill. ...

Infiniti uncovers its A3 fighter

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27
The production version of Infiniti's Q30 compact hatch unveiled last week stays faithful to the striking, and somewhat polarizing, looks of the 2013 concept. ...

Infiniti's bold overhaul begins next spring

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27
Infiniti remains on course with a full slate of new models that it revealed over the past year, scheduled to roll out between early 2016 and 2018. ...

Nissan aims for volume sweet spots with rollouts

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27
Four big model splashes will dominate Nissan Division's product rollouts for the next 12 months. ...

Nissan halts sales of some redesigned Maximas

6:27 pm U.S. ET | July 22
Nissan halted some U.S. deliveries of the redesigned 2016 Maxima due to an unidentified quality problem. ...

Infiniti unwraps Audi A3 fighter

12:01 pm U.S. ET | July 21
Infiniti has pulled the wraps off the production version of its new Q30 compact hatch. ...

Nissan will boost Rogue output by 100K units, add 2 variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Nissan moved last week to give U.S. dealers more of one of its hottest selling products by tapping Japan for 100,000 more Rogues a year, starting next year. ...

Michael Abbondanza

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Turned around two underperforming dealerships by focusing on employee job satisfaction. ...

John Mocadlo

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13
Raised himself from poverty to dealership leadership, with a vision to keep going ...

Nissan says Japan plant will make hot-selling Rogue for U.S.

2:06 pm U.S. ET | July 9
Nissan said that next year its plant in Kyushu, Japan, will begin building up to 100,000 Rogues annually for the U.S. market. ...

Nissan axes Pathfinder Hybrid

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6
Nissan Motor Co. has killed the hybrid version of its Pathfinder crossover as consumers look increasingly to traditional crossovers, SUVs and pickups. ...

How Infiniti climbed quality chart

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4
The entire auto industry got a little bit better on quality this year, but few brands jumped in the rankings of a closely watched survey the way Infiniti did. ...

Nissan drops Pathfinder hybrid

7:00 pm U.S. ET | July 1
Nissan has quietly discontinued the hybrid version of Pathfinder crossover as U.S. consumers look increasingly to traditional crossovers, SUVs and pickups. ...

Rogue fires up Nissan sales

2:30 pm U.S. ET | July 1
Nissan Division posted a June sales record, gaining 13 percent over last year, thanks to big demand for its Rogue compact crossover. ...

Nissan renames Nashville's NFL stadium

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 25
Nissan North America has won naming rights for its hometown NFL stadium in Nashville where the Tennessee Titans play. ...

Nissan acquires naming rights to Nashville's NFL stadium

6:15 pm U.S. ET | June 24
Nissan has acquired the naming rights for the NFL stadium in its North American home town, where the Tennessee Titans play, according to sources familiar with the plan. ...

Infiniti reveals 2016 Q30 compact hatch - in camouflage

1:00 am U.S. ET | June 19
Infiniti intends to officially unveil the English-made Q30 hatch in September at the Frankfurt motor show. It goes on sale in Europe late this year and is expected in U.S ...

Who was Kirk Kerkorian? He was a money man

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 18
It was always about the money for Kirk Kerkorian, the auto industry provocateur who died Monday at 98. ...

Nissan Sentra to be 'almost all new' after midcycle freshening

UPDATED: 6/15/15 9:33 am EDT - corrected
Nissan plans significant enhancements to the 2016 Sentra beyond the typical mid-cycle freshen. ...

Ex-Nissan store execs charged with fraud

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15
The U.S. Justice Department has charged the former general manager and controller of a Nissan dealership in Birmingham, Ala., with cheating on the automaker's national sa ...
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