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Nissan Grants Renault Additional Board Positions

The alliance between Nissan Motors and Renault has been a strained one in recent months, but the two automakers may be beginning to mend fences. Nissan has confirmed the appointment of additional Renault executives to several key board of director committees.  Nissan says Renault CEO Thierry Bollore to sit on its board’s audit committee. Meanwhile, Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard will have a…

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Nissan CEO Sees "No Major Negative" to FCA-Renault Merger

Nissan Motors says it sees no major negative to a potential merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and its current alliance partner Groupe Renault. The Japanese automakers sentiments toward the merger are considered critical to the possibility of it happening.  Leadership teams from Renault and third alliance partner Mitsubishi met at Nissan's headquarters in Japan earlier this week to discuss the…

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Moody's Downgrades Nissan Credit Rating
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Nissan's credit rating has taken a hit after weak U.S. sales leave investors concerned about the company's financial future. Credit rating agency Moody's announced the downgrade Friday. The downgrade moves Nissan from a rating of A3 to A2, which is still an investment-grade rating. Along with the downgraded rating, Moody's also provided a negative outlook for the automaker, implying further…

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Nissan ProPilot Offers Hands-Free Driving

Nissan has announced a new iteration of its ProPilot suite of driver assistance features that will enable hands-free driving while on the highway.  Like similar systems from other automakers, Nissan ProPilot 2.0 will handle the acceleration, braking and steering when the vehicle is on certain stretches of highway, but there are some caveats. The driver must have a destination in…

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2020 Nissan 370Z Celebrates 50 Years of Z

The current Nissan 370Z is certainly long in the tooth, but that isn't stopping Nissan from adding a few parts to it to celebrate a milestone. Next year will mark the 5o years since the original Datsun 240Z launched, so it is only fitting Nissan highlight the anniversary. Debuting at this week's New York Auto Show, the 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th…

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2020 Nissan Versa: Honey, I Shrunk the Altima

Small sedans are quickly becoming a thing of the past, with many automakers dropping them entirely from their lineup. That said, Nissan is bucking the trend by introducing a redesigned Versa for 2020 and it looks a lot like the new Altima.  Nissan leveraged the  Tortuga Music Festival in Florida to show off the 2020 Versa, which is completely redesigned with…

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Nissan Tones Out Versa Note

Ford and General Motors are not the only automakers axing passenger car models from their lineup. Nissan has confirmed it is ending production of its Versa Note hatchback as early as this month. Despite the death of the hatchback, the sedan version of the Nissan Versa will remain in production.  News of the Versa Note's death comes from CarsDirect who first reported…

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New Nissan Frontier Coming Next Year (Finally)

The Nissan Frontier has been largely unchanged since it launched in 2005. The antiquated midsize pickup had been following the fate of its segment, which was also completely stagnant until recent years. However, with a revived Ford Ranger and the new Jeep Gladiator, Nissan is seeing the need for a new Frontier.  Automotive News is reporting a few more details on…

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Infiniti QX Inspiration Concept Previews the Brand's Electrified Ambitions

After a delayed debut, caused by technical difficulties, the Infiniti QX Inspiration concept finally made its way to Infiniti's Detroit auto show stage. While not the best way to introduce your electric-based future, the QX Inspiration is an inspired vision, even if far from reality. Because in the future all cars will be crossovers, so to is the QX Inspiration.…

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