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2021 Infiniti QX55 will be Brand's Crossover Coupe

BMW and Mercedes-Benz originally made crossover coupes a thing by adding derivative models of nearly every SUV in their respective portfolios. Years after the trend commenced, Infiniti has confirmed plans to enter the crossover coupe game now too with the 2021 QX55.  Infiniti has confirmed plans for the QX55 by releasing the above sketch, which shows off the QX55's side…

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Nissan Titan Variants Dying at Year's End

Nissan's recently announced restructuring may be starting to take hold. The Japanese automaker has confirmed plans to reduce the Nissan Titan pickup lineup, axing several variants of the truck, including its diesel V-8 engine.  The Drive originally reported Nissan was planning to kill off the diesel-powered Titan XD, but it has since been confirmed by Nissan. Nissan says it has reached…

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Nissan Plans Global Lineup Pruning

Nissan Motor Company has announced plans to shad nearly 10 percent of its global product portfolio. By spring of 2022 the company will reduce its current count of 60 nameplates across its Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan confirmed the plans last week as part of a broader restructuring announcement. The Japanese automaker says it plans to have its portfolio trimmed…

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Nissan Rogue Hybrid Discontinued for 2020

The Nissan Rogue Hybrid is officially gone after the 2019 model year. Launched during the 2017 model year, the Rogue Hybrid never really caught on, largely due to questionable economics.  Back when the Rogue Hybrid came to market there wasn't a lot in the way of competition, aside from the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Since then the competitive landscape has netted…

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Report: Nissan to cut 10,000 Jobs Globally

Nissan Motor Company is reportedly gearing up to slash up to 10,000 jobs globally as the carmaker sees sales in most regions continue to slide.  The Japanese automaker previously announced 4,800 job cuts earlier this year in an attempt to turnaround the company's financial picture. However, AutoCar reports Nissan is expected to grow its number of job cuts up to 10,000, with…

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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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