Mexico City, June 6 - Japanese automaker Nissan said it would begin selling its Note model, which is being made in Mexico, in the middle of this month, targeting the US and Canadian markets.
The Note, a mini MPV launched in 2004, was being made at the plants in Kyushu, Japan, and Sunderland, England.
The automaker began manufacturing the model last month at its plant in Aguascalientes, a state in central Mexico.
Chennai, May 10 : Production of cars at the Renault Nissan Automotive India Pvt Ltd (RNAIPL) will not be impacted due to the fire that gutted down the warehouse belonging to Yusen Logistics (India) Ltd, a senior official of Nissan Motor India Friday said.
Renault Nissan Automotive is a vehicle manufacturing joint venture between French group Renault and Japanese Nissan Motor Company. The 400,000 units per annum car plant, located at Oragadam near here, rolls out Nissan and Renault badged cars.
Japanese automaker, Nissan has recorded an increase of 2.3 per cent in its global revenues to 9.6 trillion during the year.
The company also said that its total net income rose marginally by 0.3 per cent to 342.45 billion yen or about $3.4 billion during the year. Nissan, which is partly owned by France's Renault, has said that it is expecting its net profit to rise 23 per cent to 420 billion yen during the current financial year.
Auto giant, Nissan has said that it is planning to organise the world premiere of the new Datsun at the Kingdom of Dreams in New Delhi on July 15.
The company is planning to revive the iconic Datsun brand after 32 years in countries including India, Russia, Indonesia and South Africa. Carlos Ghosn, global CEO of Renault-Nissan will showcase the new model of the car, which is expected to be a hatchback in the country.
Japanese auto makers are planning to recall three million vehicles worldwide due to an issue with the airbags on the passenger side.
It is believed that the inflator of airbags may burst and send various plastic pieces flying in the vehicles. Honda is planning to recall 1.1 million vehicles while Toyota is recalling 1.7 million vehicles. Out of the total, Honda will recall more than 107,000 in Canada and Toyota will recall about 580,000 in North America. Nissan recalled 480,000 vehicles around the world including about 137,000 of them in Japan.
In a desperate bid to increase sales, Indian car companies are offering heavy discounts on their various models.
The combination of economic slowdown, escalating fuel costs and high interest rates has taken a considerable toll on demand for cars in the country. Auto companies failed to allure customers even during the festive season of Dusshera and Diwali.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 13,000 units of Nissan Motor's best-selling Altima sedans are being recalled in the US, due to some loosening issues with the bolts in the vehicle's steering system.
In an announcement which marks a noteworthy triumph for Nissan, the automaker disclosed that its NV200 has received the official approval as New York's Taxi of Tomorrow; thanks to a majority vote by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC).
The approval of the Nissan NV200 as Taxi of Tomorrow - which comes along with rules that mandate the replacement of retiring taxicabs with the model - follows a comprehensive review and selection process that was highly competitive as well as painstaking.
Auto major, Nissan Motor is planning to launch affordable models in emerging markets including India, under the brand `Datsun' in 2014, according to a report in Nikkei newspaper. Datsun is an old brand of the company, which was discontinued earlier.
Nissan will offer cheaper models in markets such as Indian to attract more customers and tap into the fast growing markets. The repot said that the company would manufacture and sell models priced around 500,000 India along with Indonesia and Russia.
Bhopal, Feb 5 - Car manufacturers are setting their eyes on smaller Indian cities and towns as markets boom for their products, particularly sale of luxury vehicles.
And one such city is the Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal where an Auto Expo is going on. At least 14 major manufacturers, including Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Hyundai, Nissan, BMW, Jaguar, Renault, and Mahindra and Mahindra, are participating in the four-day trade fair.
Automaker, Nissan has chosen six new dealerships in the UK, who will now offer the company’s all-electric Leaf model besides existing dealers.
The company has said that it is expanding the dealership network to improve the regional coverage of the Leaf's availability. The new six dealers will take the number of dealers offering Leaf in the UK to 32. The new dealers will be the ones to feature the new, smaller quick-charge DC equipment allowing faster charging in a decreased equipment size.
Automaker, Nissan has announced pricing details of the new version of its Micra, which offers an impressive fuel economy comparable to a diesel engine.
The new Micra uses direct injection petrol supercharger technology to offer improved fuel economy. The new range will come with a starting price of £11,150, which is just £1000 more than the standard 1.2 DIG engine.
The company claims that the new Micra DIG-S has carbon dioxide emissions of 95g/km for the Visia version with 68.9mpg in fuel economy and 99g/km for the Acenta and Tekna models with 65.7mpg in fuel economy.
Chennai, July 31 - As part of its strategy to make India a global hub for a range of automobiles, Japan's Nissan Motor will export 20 percent of its proposed mini-vans to be produced by its Indian joint venture with Ashok Leyland.
"We will launch the passenger-carrying vehicle, or the mini-van if you prefer, some time next year. We will produce around 55,000 units. We wish to export 20 percent of this to nearby markets," Nissan's executive vice president Andy Palmer said.
The organizers of the ongoing Goodwood Festival of Speed has asked Nissan not to attempt to drive one of its jalopies up the famous ‘Hill Climb’ track backwards.
Nissan has already sent a stuntman in one its models on two wheels but the organizers did not allow plans for a backward drive on safety grounds. The company was planning to remove limiters from the car's reverse gear and allow it to go as fast as it can go forward.
The Nissan LEAF model can attain a top speed of 90mph.
Meanwhile, Lewis Hamilton appeared amid enthusiastic fans at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd has announced that it has raised the price of Micra, which is the company's largest selling flagship hatchback.
The price increase, which is for both Micra editions including petrol and diesel, will be between Rs 2,500 and Rs 11,170.
The petrol edition of Micra is available at a cost of Rs 4 lakh to Rs 5.35 lakh, whilst the diesel version is valued between Rs 5.6 lakh to Rs 6.1.
Prices will climb 2% crosswise all editions.
As the newest automaker which came to India, Nissan has had a good start for sure. And it’s marketing efforts to have been doing well.
Nissan Motors Indian Pvt Ltd (NMIPL) has managed to sell 1.249 units of its branded cars till the end of August, 2010. Out of this the majority was from Micra that was able to clock a sales of 1,182 units.
Micra is the newest of Nissan's compact cars in India and the company has been emphasis on the marketing of these cars. It has made sure that rather than price, it is the technological and service difference that is highlighted.
There is no denying of the fact that Nissan as a brand was hardly familiar with the Indian consumer just a few months before it officially launched the hatchback Micra in the Indian market.
Not only the company let the consumers drive the product even before the official launch but its campaign with Ranbir Kapoor has perhaps done the trick. And the same is clearly shown by the sales figures released by the company as it has registered total sales of 1249 units for the month of August 2010.
Without any surprise, close to 1,150 units were of the Micra alone in the unit sales achieved by the company in the last month.
Nissan has recalled as many as 46,000 of its Cube hatchback cars. And the reason that it has cited is that some technical trouble has appeared in its fuel spilling during rear-end collisions.
The automaker said in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the trouble appeared after NHTSA did some tests to check out the regulators. It was found that more fuel was spilled than it should have as per the federal standards.
While the Bajaj Auto's new small car project that works in a joint venture with Nissan and Renault has been delayed for quite a few times in the domestic circuit, but perhaps the project is now on track.
In fact, Rajiv Bajaj, the managing director of second-largest producer of two-wheelers in the Indian market recently said that the product will be rolled out of the Waluj plant and not from the initially expected Chakan unit.
While the Bajaj-Renault-Nissan partnership has been official as all the parties have recently signed an agreement to develop a ultra-low-cost (ULC) car for the Indian market but it has been learned from the sources that it can also face a situation where the partners can even confine their relationship to sharing a platform which will produce vehicles for their exclusive needs.