Lindsay Chappell

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Nissan to offer smart mirror in U.S.
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21
Nissan's newly developed smart rearview mirror -- which it had planned to offer only as an aftermarket dealer option in Japan -- will become a U.S. factory feature next y ...


Chinese needs bring Infiniti a roomier sedan
1:50 pm U.S. ET | April 17
Infiniti plans to market the long wheelbase Q70 as a luxury sedan that simply offers a roomier back seat -- a premium sedan with the roominess of an SUV. ...


Some New Yorkers really want that Nissan cab
9:48 am U.S. ET | April 17
A stiff-upper-lipped Nissan is rolling out a couple of mock NV200 yellow New York taxis this week to carry visitors and VIPs around the city during the New York auto show ...


Nissan Maxima to follow Murano with show-car flair
3:33 pm U.S. ET | April 16
Nissan said the next redesigned Maxima sedan will reach showrooms looking almost identical to the flashy Sport Sedan Concept it unveiled in January in Detroit. ...


Brace yourself for 'velocity'
1:06 pm U.S. ET | April 16
There’s a new buzzword trending through the car business right now: velocity. It has been popping up in conversations and presentations for a while, and is on the l ...


Despite high-profile recalls, GM hardly the worst offender
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14 | UPDATED: 4/14/14 1:38 pm ET - adds link
Consumers in the United States may be watching in dismay as General Motors trudges through its high-profile safety recalls. ...


Nissan banks on radical makeover of Murano crossover
9:30 am U.S. ET | April 14
Nissan's revamped Murano crossover will reach showrooms in the United States this year looking almost identical to the splashy auto show concept that teased it more than ...


As rivals swarm, Nissan hurries refreshed Versa
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14
Nissan will hustle a refreshed 2015 subcompact Versa sedan into showrooms this month, just two years into the car's model cycle. ...


Nissan sells dealers on new spiff strategy
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14
Nissan's U.S. chief is convinced that a dealer sales incentive program launched nationally on April 1 will make his retailers bigger and richer, and propel Nissan toward ...


Why new world Tesla needs old world factory relief
7:27 am U.S. ET | April 12
Despite all the ongoing Wall Street chatter about Tesla, there really is a larger issue closer at hand worth watching: How long will it take Tesla to sort out its manufac ...


Ghosn spurs Renault-Nissan to greater U.S. clout
April 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Fifteen years after its launch, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is targeting the United States in earnest as CEO Carlos Ghosn pushes his companies into common product archite ...


Nissan preps refreshed Versa sedan for 2015
6:06 pm U.S. ET | April 10
Nissan will show its refreshed 2015 Versa sedan during New York Auto Show press days next week. The mid-cycle changes come just two years into the car's model cycle, spur ...


Nissan Versa gets refresh amid cutthroat subcompact competition
4:47 pm U.S. ET | April 10
Nissan plans to show its refreshed 2015 Versa sedan during New York auto show press days next week. ...


Ghosn spurs Renault-Nissan to greater U.S. clout
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7
Fifteen years after its launch, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is coming to the United States in earnest. ...


Mayra Gonzalez
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7
Age: 37

Title: Regional vice president of sales, Nissan Mexicana

Big break: Being appointed Nissan's director ...



Erik Gottfried
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7
Age: 37

Title: Director of customer quality and dealer network development, Nissan North America

Big break: A ...



Why GM dealers have a chance to shine
7:30 am U.S. ET | April 5
There's no getting around the fact that GM is taking a clubbing right now. A huge recall, several lawsuits, a blistering congressional hearing, apologies to consumers, po ...


Poised Barra carries GM's image on her shoulders
6:48 pm U.S. ET | April 1
As she faced 2 1/2 hours of congressional questioning Tuesday on Capitol Hill, it wasn't just what General Motors CEO Mary Barra said that earned her high marks, but also ...


Nissan, Infiniti report solid sales gains
3:42 pm U.S. ET | April 1
Nissan moved forward on multiple fronts in March, bucking meek industry gains to score its best sales month in history. ...


Dealers pocketed more of the deal in March?
3:54 pm U.S. ET | March 31
Incentive spending was up across the U.S. auto industry in March, and yet average new-vehicle transaction prices were also up. ...


Renault-Nissan veteran named to lead Infiniti product strategy
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31
Infiniti has named industry veteran Francois Bancon as its product strategy head. ...


Nissan vision for future dealerships puts offices, desks on the hit list
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24
A new-car showroom without a reception desk? No cubicles or desks for salespeople, and no offices for managers? ...


Recaro's elite-seat strategy
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24
The ice cream business has its Ben & Jerry's. The golf ball business has its Titleist. In the world of car seats, there is Recaro. ...


Flashy rainbow of colors lights up Geneva
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17
Automakers are turning to vivid, freely mixed interior and exterior color combinations to set apart their new small cars and crossovers. ...


Fixed ops come first for Denver dealer
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17
Mary Pacifico-Valley's first job after quitting college at age 19 was phoning customers of Rickenbaugh Cadillac in Denver -- a friendly voice to remind owners that it was ...


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