Lindsay Chappell

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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments.

Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments.

Takata takeover leaves unanswered questions

Bankruptcy answers the question of Takata's global fate, but opens new questions for the future.

Schaeffler prepares its place in electric future

CEO Klaus Rosenfeld says Schaeffler Group will play a central role in electrified vehicles, even as its transmissions and internal combustion engine parts lose ground.

Honda, FCA race to help supplier rebuild after fire

An immediate but back-breaking response helped bring back a little Texas supplier after it burned -- saving Honda and Fiat Chrysler from a bad spring.

Nissan to make advanced braking standard

The company estimates the decision will cover more than 1 million Nissan brand vehicles sold in the 2018 model year.

Nissan goes standard on automated braking

Nissan will make emergency automated braking standard on most of its car and truck lineup for the 2018 model year.

Nissan targets a different kind of Rogue buyer

The Sport version of the Nissan Rogue takes the hot-selling nameplate into new customer territory.

A $256 million court victory, but 'I still lost'

Ex-Nissan dealer Mike Kahn won big in his case against his lender, but says he's still out "the eight years I spent fighting for my reputation and my name."

SUBARU'S TOM DOLL: Ready for another sales record

Subaru of America President Tom Doll wants Subaru's younger employees to realize that one day setting sales records might not be this easy.

NISSAN'S JOSE MUNOZ: Pushing forward on all fronts

Jose Munoz says there is money to be made for Nissan in fleet sales -- if it is done correctly.

Ex-dealer wins $256M jury award from Nissan finance unit

After years of legal wrangling, ex-Nissan dealer Mike Kahn has been awarded $256 million by a jury against Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp.

Darrell Waltrip: From dirt track to fame

Darrell Waltrip has made himself into a lot of things since he took up dirt-track stock car racing as a teenager in Kentucky back in the early 1960s.

Honda die mold specialist moonlights in the pits

Anyone watching the NASCAR Xfinity Series Sparks Energy 300 race at Talladega this month might have noticed the big guy in the pit tending to the fuel of Jimmy Means Racing's car 52. That was Mark Sanders

Suppliers turn to matchmaking events

Auto parts suppliers in Tennessee mingled and table hopped from customer to customer here last week in a bid to "speed date" their way to new business contracts.

Nissan restructures U.S sales ranks for regional attack

UPDATED: 5/8/17 7:27 pm ET - adds details

Nissan realigned its top U.S. sales management to channel more decision-making authority to eight geographic regions, and drive additional market share gains.

Nissan's radical strategy for the Titan pickup

New models are supposed to burst onto the market, suddenly visible and available everywhere, in showrooms and ad campaigns and on the street. Not so for the Nissan Titan.

Magna panel of outsiders looks at future technology

Magna seeks high-level advice on all things technical as it plans its future.

NISSAN: Rogue gains can't counter overall dip

Another month of booming Rogue sales failed to shield Nissan from the industry's downturn in April.

Nissan Rogue Sport: A conquest machine?

Nissan expects the new Rogue Sport to become a conquesting machine, taking buyers mostly from small import sedans such as the Honda Civic.

Nissan's new design chief on following a legend

After 30 years in Nissan studios around the world, Alfonso Albaisa has become Nissan's first non-Japanese head of global design. He's ready - even if it means laying down his pencil.

Hits, misses from the show that never sleeps

A month ago, the word on the street was that "New York looks light this year." "Nothing's happening this year," the wise guys said. "Nobody's going." And of course, they were wrong.

Nissan OK with rising fleet sales

As other automakers shun the daily rental business, Nissan sees an opportunity.

Infiniti QX80 Monograph heralds new SUV styling

Infiniti is extending the expressive, confident styling of its recent QX50 concept and Q60 coupe to its full-size QX80 SUV.

PACE winners improve electronics, trim weight

Responding to automaker needs for lighter-weight components and more advanced electronics earned 12 international suppliers a 2017 Automotive News PACE Award last week.

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