Nissan News

  • Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa

    One day after Carlos Ghosn stepped down as CEO and chairman of French automaker Renault, its alliance partner Nissan will see a similar shakeup. Ghosn's protege and current Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa announced he will step down from his role in the coming months, Bloomberg reported Friday. Saikawa has only been at the top position at Nissan since Feb. 2017 after Ghosn stepped down as CEO from the automaker. Ghosn remained Nissan's chairman and CEO and chairman of Renault. The executive's career and legacy quickly came crashing down in November 2018 when he was charged with financial misconduct...

  • Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presenting at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015
    Gone Ghosn: Embattled Renault boss steps down from French automaker

    Embattled businessman Carlos Ghosn has chosen to resign from the chairman and CEO roles at French auto giant Renault. The news was first announced by French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire in an interview with Bloomberg held on Thursday at the The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and...

  • Nissan Altima-te AWD sedan with tracks
    Nissan takes AWD seriously, puts Altima on tracks

    Following a tradition that's dated back four years, Nissan has put another one of its vehicles on snow tracks. Meet the Altima-te AWD, a funny play on the word "ultimate" using the popular Altima nameplate. Nissan revealed the modified 2019 Altima on Thursday as the next vehicle to join the...

  • Nissan IMs Concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Sedan on stilts: Nissan IMs concept previews crossover electric limo

    There's nothing like one car that can do it all. Nissan's IMs electric sedan concept, unveiled Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, aims for just that. It sits tall, like a crossover, with five passenger seating inside—unless you're a wealthy magnate who hires...

  • 2019 Nissan Leaf
    2019 Nissan Leaf Plus comes with more power, range

    Nissan on Tuesday finally unveiled a long-range option for its Leaf electric car. The 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus made its debut at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and will be in showrooms in the spring. Nissan didn't say how much the Leaf Plus would cost when it goes on sale. The Plus in...

  • Carlos Ghosn
    Carlos Ghosn appears in court amid Nissan and Infiniti executive shakeup

    Embattled auto industry icon and former Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance boss Carlos Ghosn appeared in court on Tuesday for the first time since his Nov. 19 arrest. The appearance gave him his first opportunity to tell his story as Japanese prosecutors charged the executive with financial...

  • Nissan Invisible-to-Visible connectivity technology at 2019 CES

    At next week's 2019 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nissan will show off its Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology, which will help drivers anticipate what lies ahead. The technology uses sensors from inside and outside of the vehicle and works with data stored in the cloud, likely via vehicle-to-object (V2X) connectivity. I2V's claim is it can show drivers what lurks beyond an intersection and even through buildings. It's not a new concept in the slightest, though. Jaguar Land Rover announced similar technology in development this past April. Honda also detailed its prototype system...

  • Jay Leno at Nissan Heritage Collection
    Jay Leno digs into the Nissan Heritage Collection

    Jay Leno's Garage went on the road for its latest episode, which took the comedian and car guru to the Nissan Heritage Collection. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, the collection is home to some of the oldest and most special Nissans and Datsuns on the planet. But Leno doesn't dedicate the episode to...

  • Carlos Ghosn
    Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn re-arrested on fresh charges

    Japanese prosecutors re-arrested former Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance boss Carlos Ghosn on Friday on new charges. The new charges allege Ghosn transferred losses exceeding $16 million from his own private investments onto the books of Nissan between 2008 and 2012, thus inflicting financial...

  • 2018 Nissan GT-R Naomi Osaka Edition
    Nissan celebrates tennis star Naomi Osaka with special GT-R

    Nissan will sell in Japan a series of special GT-Rs built to celebrate its partnership with tennis star Naomi Osaka. Osaka was picked by Nissan as a brand ambassador shortly after her September defeat of Serena Williams in the U.S. Open. The automaker has previously chosen top athletes for...

  • Carlos Ghosn
    Renault keeps Carlos Ghosn on board for now

    In an emergency meeting following the charges placed by Japanese authorities against Carlos Ghosn and his subordinate Greg Kelly on Monday for financial misconduct related to the reporting of salaries at Nissan, the board of directors at French automaker Renault have decided to retain Ghosn as...

  • Carlos Ghosn
    Ex-Renault Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn charged with financial misconduct

    The former head honcho of the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, Carlos Ghosn, was charged by Japanese authorities on Monday for violating the country's financial reporting rules. The charges specifically relate to alleged false disclosures regarding Ghosn's salary made in securities filings for...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

    The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is headed for production. Just 50 are planned and the price tag is set at $1.12 million. The car was developed to celebrate the GT-R and Italdesign, both of which turned 50 this year, with Nissan describing it as the “ultimate expression” of the GT-R. That's a bit hard to swallow, though, considering the GT-R has always been about the best bang for the buck. A million dollars can buy a lot of nice metal. But to be fair to Nissan, the GT-R50 won't be built on the GT-R's regular production line. Instead, stock GT-Rs, in this case the range-topping...

  • Nissan Leaf Nismo RC concept
    Nissan reveals Leaf Nismo RC race car that won't actually race

    Nissan in 2011 graced us with a race car concept based on the first-generation Leaf electric hatchback. Nissan built the concept to draw attention to the seemingly untapped performance potential of electric cars, though the concept wasn't particularly fast, its electric motor generating just 107...

  • Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R
    Nismo Heritage Parts expands to include R33, R34 Skyline GT-R

    Nissan's Nismo division recognized a desire for factory replacement parts and last year began to offer Nismo Heritage Parts for the R32 Skyline GT-R. On Thursday, the division expanded to include the R33 and R34 Skyline GT-R models. The parts are a collaborative effort between Nissan, Nissan...

  • 2019 Nissan Maxima, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2019 Nissan Maxima sedan sports new look, more safety tech

    The 2019 Nissan Maxima that arrived Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show has a subtly new look with standard LED headlights. A new range-topping Platinum Reserve option package dresses the automaker's full-size sedan up with pleated semi-aniline leather upholstery cribbed from the company's GT-R...

  • Carlos Ghosn
    Nissan, Mitsubishi drop Carlos Ghosn as chairman following his arrest

    At a special board meeting held Thursday, directors at Nissan unanimously voted to drop Carlos Ghosn as the automaker's chairman and representative director. The decision followed the arrest of Ghosn on November 19 on allegations of underreporting of personal income with financial regulators and...

  • Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Nissan reportedly to fire chairman Carlos Ghosn over misconduct

    Carlos Ghosn, the man credited with saving Nissan from bankruptcy in the late-1990s, allegedly lied about his salary to investors and used company money for personal expenses, the automaker said Monday. In a statement, Nissan said it would remove Ghosn and another director, Greg Kelly, after an...

  • Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign

    The Nissan GT-R50 is a stunning vehicle, and fans can appreciate it more with the knowledge that the car was almost entirely built by hand. A new video from Nissan traces the production process inside Italdesign, the Italian firm responsible for building the modified GT-R. Both the GT-R and Italdesign celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year, and that was the impetus for the two to team up for the special project. The Italdesign team turned to sheet metal to create the wonderfully fluid shapes that grace the GT-R50, and a 3D printer created all the new lighting elements. The lighting...

  • Nissan 370Z Project Clubsport 23
    Nissan unveils 400-horsepower twin-turbo 370Z you can't buy

    Nissan needs to figure out what it wants to do with its aging Z car. Perhaps this new SEMA show special is a good place to start. Yes, say hello to the Nissan 370Z Project Clubsport 23. It's a 400-horsepower potential answer to the question of "What's next for the Z?" Gone is the 3.7-liter V-6...

  • 2019 Nissan Maxima
    2019 Nissan Maxima revealed with minor nip-tuck

    We're still over a month out from the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, but on Monday, Nissan pulled the wraps off of the 2019 Maxima ahead of time. The 2019 Nissan Maxima features a minor front end refresh, but the company didn't include many details in the announcement. We can see a new pair of what...

  • 2019 Nissan 370Z
    The GT-R and Z remain on Nissan's radar, electrification possible

    Nissan's Z and GT-R sports cars are apparently alive and well inside the Japanese automaker, despite rumors of the former's demise. Top Gear magazine reported Tuesday that both cars appear to have a bright and possibly electrifying future. The latest report puts Jean-Pierre Diernaz, vice president...

  • 2018 Nissan Note e-Power Nismo S
    Nismo starts EV tuning by upping power on Nissan Note e-Power

    We're yet to really see tuners, in-house names included, turn up the power dial in electric cars. Nissan's Nismo unit however has taken an early step in this relatively new field with its Note e-Power Nismo S electric hatch launched Wednesday in Japan. The car's electric motor delivers 134...

  • 2019 Nissan Armada
    Nissan, Mitsubishi next-gen infotainment to be powered by Google's Android

    Google's Android operating system will be at the core of next-generation infotainment systems from Mitsubishi and Nissan arriving on the market in 2021. The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance announced Tuesday that future infotainment systems will feature the Android operating system to outfit its...

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