Lindsay Chappell

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Recent articles
Nissan to get lift from M-B pickup
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20
Mercedes-Benz's plan to sell pickups in world markets will help Nissan improve its Latin American market share, Nissan's regional chief says. ...


Nissan is looking for more fleet business
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13
Honda's complaint that bigger fleet sales are driving Nissan's sales growth is erroneous, says Nissan Chairman Munoz. ...


Nissan expects Leaf sales to hit 50,000
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13
Nissan CEO Ghosn thinks selling 50,000 Leafs should not be a problem -- even with first-quarter sales down 21 percent. The key to EV growth will be more public charging, ...


Maxima strategy: 5 trims, no options
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12
When the redesigned 2016 Nissan Maxima sport sedan goes on sale this summer, it will come in five trim packages — “and zero options,” says Fred Diaz, vi ...


Subaru stores have year to get service-expansion aid
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 | UPDATED: 4/7/15 1:15 pm ET - corrected
Subaru will have renovated and expanded two-thirds of the service-shop capacity at its U.S. dealerships by the time a national investment drive ends next year. ...


Nissan bets ad dollars on 4 models
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 | UPDATED: 4/7/15 1:14 pm ET - corrected
Nissan will focus its marketing dollars on four key models for the foreseeable future, even as it prepares for another wave of critical product launches. ...


New York reveals a new era of fastbacks
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6
At the New York auto show, the look was everywhere. Traditional four-door sedans have embraced the modernized look of fastbacks of decades past: Low rooflines. Long, slan ...


Toyota to lift N.A. pickup, crossover output
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4 | UPDATED: 4/7/15 4:24 pm ET - corrected
Toyota is adding two variants and increasing production in North America to keep up with growing demand for its pickups and crossovers. ...


Ghosn says Nissan is not Mercedes' only pickup option
4:15 pm U.S. ET | April 2
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says global partner Daimler AG has plenty of options for sourcing the Mercedes-Benz pickup it is planning to introduce by 2020. And they may or ma ...


Nissan delivers a more intense Maxima
10:00 am U.S. ET | April 2 | UPDATED: 4/2/15 11:01 am ET -- adds links, photo
Nissan is embracing racier styling, a Navy jet-inspired cockpit and high-end interior detail to ignite new interest in the redesigned 2016 Maxima sedan. ...


Traditional sedans fading away? Not in New York
12:10 pm U.S. ET | April 1
One of the more troubling sales trends for car buffs lately has been a shift away from sedans. Especially larger sedans. But watch the runway at this year's New York auto ...


Infiniti gives the QX50 a new life despite low sales
9:00 am U.S. ET | April 1
Infiniti has given its low-selling, small QX50 crossover a quick makeover for 2016 with new front and rear designs and a re-engineered chassis. ...


How the SUV drove luxury kings to power
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
BMW, Lexus and Mercedes climbed to unimagined heights in the United States after agreeing to go where luxury makers once feared to go: the grubby world of mud-spattered t ...


Nissan's on-site suppliers free to serve competitors
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30
In hopes of wooing more Midwestern parts makers to its side in Tennessee, Nissan says it will allow them to supply other automakers from under the roof Nissan will put ov ...


How a Frenchman is bringing back Datsun
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 29
Vincent Cobee's mission to reintroduce Datsun around the world is a mixture of irony, politics, auto industry counterintuition and a fair amount of raiding the corporate ...


Panoz street car advances despite suit
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28
Georgia racing mogul and auto entrepreneur Don Panoz is pressing ahead to develop a street version of his innovative DeltaWing race car, even as his company sues Nissan o ...


Nissan adds muscle to U.S. field ops
1:23 pm U.S. ET | March 20
Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz continues to put more power into the rising brand's US field organization, adding personnel to react faster to local dealer reque ...


India's Mahindra stills wants to sell in the U.S.
10:24 am U.S. ET | March 19
Pawan Goenka has not given up on the idea of entering the US auto market. ...


Nissan hints at future subcompact hatch
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
Nissan's Sway concept, unveiled this month at the Geneva auto show, illustrates Nissan's vision of a subcompact hatchback -- even in the United States. ...


Tenn. group's key: Treat customers well
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
Dealer principal Don Jenkins, 65, spoke with Automotive News TV Managing Editor Leslie J. Allen and Staff Reporter Lindsay Chappell about some of the reasons behind his d ...


A JLR plant in N. America? Do it already
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16
Do not hesitate to build that North American vehicle assembly plant, Jaguar Land Rover. You will be amazed. Trust me on this one. ...


Nissan plants and suppliers ready to meet Ghosn's 8% target
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15
Nissan has up to 400,000 units of Japanese factory capacity standing at the ready to help the automaker meet CEO Carlos Ghosn's mission to capture 8 percent of the world' ...


Crossovers, supercars show Europe is on the comeback trail
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9
If there were any lingering anxieties about the state of the European market, last week's Geneva auto show officially blew them away. ...


Infiniti QX30 could attract new dealers
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8
Infiniti's QX30 crossover concept, unveiled in Geneva last week, should boost the brand's sales in North America and Europe, but it also will help Infiniti expand its dea ...


Jaguar will discover the magic of U.S. production
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7
Do not hesitate to build that North American vehicle assembly plant, Jaguar Land Rover. ...


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