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Chassis Brakes reclaims its roots

Chassis Brakes, barred from the U.S. market by contract for three years, is now making up for lost time.

Nissan preps push to sell Titans with training effort

Selling more Nissan Titans involves sales training in how the pickup works -- and dealership training on how to sell it.

Infiniti zeros in on redesigned QX50, inventories

An eagerly looked-for QX50 redesign arrives this month, as Infiniti keeps a stern eye on inventories.

Nissan rekindles body-on-frame SUV — in China

Nissan will introduce the body-on-frame Terra SUV in Asia this spring with a name one letter different from its iconic Xterra.

Investment a priority for Linamar CEO

Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz has plant investment on her mind as automakers outsource more of what they used to consider sacred cows.

Hydrogen semi maker Nikola to build assembly plant

Nikola Motor Co. intends to build a 1-million-square-foot assembly plant in Buckeye, Ariz. to manufacture zero-emission hydrogen-electric semitrucks by the end of 2019.

Investment a priority for Linamar CEO

Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz has plant investment on her mind as automakers outsource more of what they used to consider sacred cows.

Industry changes mean new plants make less local economic impact

Landing an auto plant is a colossal economic win for a community — but not quite the win it was a decade ago.

Who will get stuck with tariff bill?

The big challenge of the auto industry for the next few months will be getting out of paying the bill for the administration's planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

NISSAN: Weaker cars, Infiniti trucks dent results

Nissan brand sales dipped 4 percent in February as Altima deliveries wind down in advance of a redesign.

Denso expands Tennessee operations, adds 320 jobs

Denso has upped its capital spending in East Tennessee to boost U.S. production of fuel pump and gas injectors.

Another reinvention for AxleTech

Detroit's heavy-duty and off-road axle and brake maker AxleTech is being reborn as a supplier to electric garbage trucks, buses and construction vehicles.

Continental bracing for a world of bugs

Continental needs software engineers. There will be a world of software bugs to keep them busy.

Toyota-Mazda venture offers opportunities

Toyota and Mazda's planned north Alabama auto plant will operate as a separate entity, making its own supply chain decisions.

Nissan readies redesigned Altima for Big Apple debut

The Altima, Nissan's highest-volume sedan, will be redesigned and reach the market in the second half of the year.

Nissan pondering capacity relief

Nissan management says the automaker has run out of the available factory space that has fueled its U.S. sales growth. It's time to build a new assembly plant.

Atlanta rises as a hub for industry

PSA's selection of Atlanta for its U.S. headquarters shines a light on the city's growth in automotive engineering.

ZF, Mahle change leaders

ZF names a CEO from Mahle, which had grabbed him from Bosch. Mahle promotes the man it recruited from Continental.

Nobody has invested? Huh?

President Donald Trump, in his State of the Union address, said Americans are not accustomed to hearing that auto companies are investing in the United States. He might actually have a point.

NISSAN: Sedans provide extra lift as trucks hit high

UPDATED: 2/5/18 12:14 pm ET - adds details

Nissan posted positive results as it continues to work down its inventories of 2017 models, while Infiniti absorbed an 8 percent decline.

Z-car? 'Working on it'

Rumors of the death of Nissan's Z are greatly exaggerated.

Infiniti quietly builds QX50 in Mexico

Infiniti is keeping a low profile as it launches the redesigned QX50 crossover, even though it is the brand's most significant new vehicle in years.

Infiniti will pivot to nearly all-electric lineup

Infiniti hurries to catch up with other luxury brands by going almost all electric, starting in 2021.

Nissan's ePower tech coming to U.S. vehicles

Nissan's ePower technology has been something of a sensation in Japan. Now the automaker wants to bring it to the United States.

PSA targets Atlanta for North American headquarters

PSA Group, steaming toward a return to the U.S. auto market, is poised to put its North American headquarters in the greater Atlanta area, Automotive News has learned.

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