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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Renault introduces ‘ONE PEDAL TO PARK’ assistant
    Renault has introduced the ‘one pedal to park’ option for certain vehicles, it said in an official statement on 15 October. Apart from being easier and safer, it also allows the speed of the manoeuvre to be controlled by the driver themselves instead of being defined by the system. “Using t...
    19-Oct-2021 News New Products
    Renault partners with Terrafame for supply of nickel sulphate
    French automotive manufacturer Renault announced via press release on 8 October that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the future supply of nickel sulphate with Finnish multimetal company Terrafame. According to the release, Renault Group will procure a supply of nickel s...
    Nissan Mexico to halt production due to chip shortage
    According to a Reuters press release dated 6 October, Japanese automaker Nissan will implement temporary work stoppages at two Mexican plants for several days in October due to production adjustments required to manage a semiconductor chip shortage, its Mexico unit said. "We continue to make adju...
    Nissan Technical Center North America expands with USD40 million Safety Advancement Lab
    Nissan has expanded its Michigan-based engineering centre, Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA), with a more than USD40 million Safety Advancement Lab for vehicle safety testing, according to a press release on Business Wire dated 29 September. The new lab improves vehicle development ...
    01-Oct-2021 News Investments
    Qualcomm, Google provide in-vehicle features to Renault Mégane E-TECH Electric
    According to an official press release issued on 6 September, Qualcomm Technologies announced at IAA 2021 that it will collaborate with Google and Renault Group to create a rich and immersive in-vehicle experience for Renault's next-generation electric vehicle. Renault Group will use Qualcomm Tec...
    Harman supplies sound system for Renault’s new Mégane E-TECH Electric model
    Harman will be supplying the Harman Kardon sound system for Renault’s new Mégane E-TECH electric vehicle, the Samsung unit said in a press release on 6 September. The vehicle will feature nine speakers, including a subwoofer powered by a digital multichannel amplifier with up to 410 W of power. ...
    INFINITI launches QX80 SUV with advanced connectivity
    Infiniti has unveiled its new QX80 SUV with widescreen, high-definition 12.3-inch INFINITI InTouch display, it said in a press release on 2 September. Wireless Apple CarPlay and USB-based Android Auto are compatible. The new display is standard on all trims and includes navigation with lane guida...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renault premieres updated Mégane E-TECH Electric hatchback
    French carmaker Renault has premiered the newest version of its Mégane E-TECH Electric. According to a press release issued by Renault on 6 September, the company stated that this new pure-electric hatchback uses a new electric motor that has been developed within the Alliance at two different loca...
    07-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Renault unveils Mégane E-Tech EV with new OpenR display
    Renault has unveiled the new Mégane E-Tech electric vehicle (EV) with new OpenR display and its new OpenR Link multimedia system, developed with Google and based on Android Automotive OS, comes with Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Play built-in for a helpful, personalized, and seamles...
    06-Sep-2021 News New Products
    Nissan, Waseda University jointly working on recycling process for EV motors
    Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Company and Tokyo-based Waseda University have commenced testing a jointly developed recycling process that efficiently recovers high-purity rare-earth compounds from electrified vehicle motor magnets, the company announced on 3 September. The joint testing is aimed...
    EDF ties up with Nissan for V2G service in UK
    EDF, through its joint venture (JV) DREEV, has partnered with Nissan in the United Kingdom to launch a new charging service using vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, Green Car Congress reported on 2 August. The EDF V2G offer is available for fleet owners of Nissan’s LEAF and e-NV200 models. The...
    Fender premium audio system powered by Panasonic to debut in MY 2022 Nissan Frontier model
    Panasonic has announced that the Fender premium audio system, which is powered by the company, will debut with the MY2022 Nissan Frontier pick-up truck, according to a company press release on 10 August. “Panasonic's exclusive collaboration with Fender has allowed us to develop a one-of-a-kind ...
    13-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Renault and Geely sign MoU to focus on hybrid vehicles in China, Korea
    French vehicle manufacturer, Renault Group and one of China’s leading carmakers, Geely Holding Group have signed a MoU framework to focus on the growing hybrid vehicle market in China and South Korea, the two companies said in a joint statement released on 9 August. The cooperation, focused on ...
    Vulcan Energy signs agreement with Renault to supply lithium for five years
    German-Australian start-up Vulcan Energy Resources Ltd has signed a deal with French carmaker Renault to supply lithium for five years, Reuters said in a report on 2 August. Renault became the latest carmaker to secure a stable supply of lithium, a metal critical to batteries required for electric v...
    Why the Nissan-Envision AESC gigafactory is strategic for UK’s EV battery supply chain
    Unveiling its strategy to put the UK at the center of its electric vehicle (EV) game plan for Europe, Nissan, along with its battery partner Envision AESC, made a crucial announcement on 1 July to jointly invest GBP1 billion (USD1.37 billion) in the northeastern region to set up the country’s firs...
    Renault CEO expects semiconductor shortage to be felt into 2022
    According to a press release on Bloomberg dated 8 July, Renault SA CEO Luca de Meo said the effects of the global semiconductor shortage will be felt through next year, a warning that does not bode well for a recovery in auto production. Major suppliers have cautioned Renault that the shorta...
    Renault and Plug Power's venture HYVIA hydrogen to sell products throughout Europe
    The HYVIA hydrogen venture, established by French carmaker Renault and Plug Power, will assemble fuel cells and hydrogen refueling stations at its Flins factory in France from the end of 2021 onward. According to a report published by business news agency Reuters on 6 July, this joint venture will a...
    07-Jul-2021 News New Products
    Magna to open new factory in North Macedonia to produce wing mirrors
    Canadian automotive systems supplier, Magna International Inc., has announced that it will establish a new production facility near Struga, in the southwestern part of North Macedonia. According to a report filed by Bulgaria-based news agency SeeNews on 1 July, this facility, which represents an inv...
    06-Jul-2021 News Investments
    Nissan’s Qashqai to feature TomTom’s advanced mapping technology and connected services in Europe
    TomTom has announced that Nissan Qashqai will feature its advanced mapping technology and connected services in Europe, according to a 29 June press release. TomTom’s cutting-edge maps will be part of Nissan’s upgraded ProPILOT with Navi-link driver assistance, and NissanConnect infotainment sys...
    Renault developing new generation of in-car sounds for production vehicles
    Renault has said that Renault Design is currently working on new generation of in-vehicle sounds for production vehicles to be launched in the next few years, starting with the Mégane E-TECH electric vehicle (EV). The sound redesign is close to completion with new models expected to be integrated w...
    24-Jun-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Infiniti QX60 features intelligent AWD system
    Nissan-owned luxury carmaker, Infiniti, has unveiled its newest SUV, the QX60. According to a press release issued by Infiniti on 23 June, the company stated that the vehicle will be equipped with advanced intelligent all-wheel drive (AWD) system as an option. The vehicle is slated to go on sale in ...
    24-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Nissan launches Note Aura with electrified powertrain in Japan
    Nissan has launched its new hatchback, the Note Aura, in Japan exclusively with its e-POWER electrified powertrain. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 15 June, the company stated that sales of this new vehicle are slated to commence from autumn this year onward. The second generatio...
    16-Jun-2021 News New Products
    Renault creates ElectriCity EV production cluster in France
    Renault Group and the representative trade unions (CFDT, CFE-CGC, CFTC, CGT, FO, and SUD) have signed an agreement for the future of the Renault sites in the Hauts-de-France region, as part of the Renaulution strategic plan. According to a company press release on 9 June, the agreement has resulted ...
    Renault, Plug Power launch HYVIA JV for hydrogen-based commercial vehicle mobility
    Renault Group and Plug Power have launched their joint venture (JV) HYVIA, as outlined in the memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement signed on 12 January 2021, according to a press release by Plug Power on 3 June. The 50:50 JV is chaired by David Holderbach, having over 20 years of experience i...
    Kumho Tire exclusively supplies Ecsta HS51 tire for Renault Samsung’ Arkana
    Kumho Tire is exclusively supplying its Ecsta HS51 tire to Renault Samsung Motors’ compact sports utility vehicle (SUV), Arkana, reports The Korea Herald. Significance: The Ecsta HS51 is their best-selling tire in Europe, The Korea Herald reported. The tire uses rubber and high grip resin for e...
    Novelis to supply sustainable aluminum body sheet to Nissan
    Novelis will supply Nissan with sustainable, lightweight aluminum body sheet for the all-new Qashqai sport utility vehicle (SUV) and create a closed-loop recycling system in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 28 May 2021. The Nissan Qashqai will incorporate Novelis aluminum in the h...
    Nissan in advanced talks with UK government to build battery gigafactory
    Nissan is in advanced talks with the UK government to build a battery gigafactory, reports Nikkei Asia. Nissan aims to make the United Kingdom its largest electric vehicle (EV) production hub outside of Japan. Nissan will employ mainland Chinese battery maker Envision AESC to run a new fac...
    28-May-2021 News Investments
    Renault, Iberdrola partner for carbon neutrality at Spain, Portugal factories
    Renault Group and Iberdrola have signed a strategic partnership agreement to launch carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduction programs in Renault's energy consumption in Spain and Portugal. According to a company press release on 29 April, Iberdrola will supply Renault with “long-term green energy,...
    Renault launches Mégane E-Tech PHEV
    French carmaker Renault has announced the launch of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of its Mégane. According to a press release issued by Renault on 5 May, the PHEV powertrain option will be made available for both the hatchback and station wagon variants. The Mégane E-Tech plug-in hybrid is ...
    12-May-2021 News New Products
    Renault unveils Mégane E-TECH electric hatchback
    Today in France, Renault CEO Luca de Meo and the Renault brand shared a few images of the Mégane E-TECH electric hatchback, including an Android-focused center stack, at its “Renault Talk” event, according to a company press release on 6 May. The company also released the picture of the logo as...
    Nissan divests its entire stake in Daimler
    Japanese carmaker, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., has announced that it has sold off its entire stake in German automotive OEM, Daimler AG. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 5 May, the company stated that this divestment involved the sale of 16,448,378 shares, equivalent to 1.54% of Daimler's...
    SiriusXM Connected Vehicle Services launches in Mexico through NissanConnect
    Sirius XM has announced the launch of its connected car service in Mexico, the company said in a press release on 6 April. SiriusXM will power Nissan’s NissanConnect Services which will allow drivers of select model year (MY) 2021 Nissan Sentra and Nissan Kicks models have access to the suite...
    Renault, STMicroelectronics and others create ‘Software République’ intelligent mobility ecosystem
    STMicroelectronics has partnered with Groupe Renault, Atos, Dassault Systèmes, and Thales to jointly create ‘Software République’, an open ecosystem for intelligent mobility, the company said in a press release on 9 April. The ecosystem will develop products and services using artificial in...
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    Toyota Motor Corporation invests in e-Mobility Power Inc.
    e-Mobility Power, Inc., the equity holders of which are Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO HD) and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. entered into an absorption-type corporate division agreement with Nippon Charge Service, LLC on 5 February. According to a press release issued by Toyota on 5 A...
    06-Apr-2021 News Investments
    Electrification pushing chassis component technology trends
    Earlier in March, Volkswagen, and Japan-based automotive components supplier, NSK, formed a partnership between their steering divisions to further the level of innovation in automotive steering technology. Today, even with a commoditized component such as the steering system, automakers and supplie...
    Renault to manufacture five new hybrid SUV models in Spain in 2022–24
    France’s Renault has said that it would start producing five new hybrid SUV models in its “second home” Spain in 2022–24, in line with an agreement with unions in the country, reports Reuters. The automaker intends to make Spain a hub for its E-TECH hybrids in an attempt to improve profit ma...
    25-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Japanese automakers to assess impact on production due to fire at Renesas plant
    Japanese carmakers including Toyota, Nissan, and Honda are assessing the impact on vehicle production caused by a fire at Renesas Electronics’ chip making unit, Reuters reported on 22 March. The fire, at a time when the automotive industry is struggling to cope with the shortage in semiconductors,...
    Renault, Solvay, Veolia partner to recycle end-of-life EV battery materials
    Groupe Renault, resource management firm, Veolia, and Solvay, have announced their partnership to enable closed-loop recycling of EV battery metals in Europe according to a press release on 18 March. The three partners are actively engaged in an experimental phase of setting up a pre-industrial demo...
    Nissan recalls 26,156 vehicles in US to replace front passenger airbag module
    Nissan is recalling 26,156 vehicles in the United States to replace the front passenger airbag module, according to a recall notice on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) website on 4 March. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2006–08 INFINITI FX35 and...
    16-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Volkswagen expects EVs to account for half of all vehicles sold in mainland China by 2030
    Volkswagen (VW) expects 50% of its vehicles sold in Mainland China to be electric by 2030, according to a report by China Daily. This is part of VW's ACCELARATE strategy. The brand will be unveiling at least one EV per year to reach its new electrification goal. Significance: Volkswagen launched ...
    Nissan, Mitsubishi to introduce electric minicar in Japan; likely price under USD18,000
    Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors plan to launch an electric minicar next year with a price point of lower than USD18,400 with subsidies in Japan, reports Nikkei Asia. The battery range of the car Nissan and Mitsubishi are developing will be in line with this concept, and be limited to about&nbs...
    10-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Nissan recalls 854,113 vehicles in North America over brake light issue
    Nissan is recalling 854,113 vehicles in North America over brake light issue, according to a report by Automotive News Canada on 9 March 2021. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2016–19 Sentra compact sedans, covering 807,376 vehicles in the United States and 46,737 in Canada. Signific...
    10-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    Renault launches Arkana hybrid SUV in Europe
    French carmaker, Renault, has launched its newest SUV, the Arkana, in Europe. According to a press release issued by Renault on 4 March, the company stated that the 145 bhp E-TECH Hybrid powertrain will be provided as an option on this vehicle. Additionally, Renault will also make this vehicle av...
    05-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Nissan achieves 50% thermal efficiency for engine with e-POWER hybrid powertrain
    Japanese carmaker, Nissan, has announced a breakthrough in engine efficiency. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 26 February, the company stated that it achieved 50% thermal efficiency with its in-development, next generation e-POWER system. Attaining this level of thermal effi...
    01-Mar-2021 News New Products
    Toyota extends production suspension at Japanese plants due to parts shortage
    Toyota has further extended production suspension across 12 production lines at 8 manufacturing plants in Japan during 22–23 February due to a shortage of autoparts, the company said in a press release on 22 February. The extension affects the company’s plants in Takaoka, Tahara, Miayata, F...
    Suppliers to the new Renault Captur
    The second-generation Renault Captur is assembled at Renault's facility in Valladolid, Spain. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Renault Captur from the plant is expected to peak in 2022 at over 229,000 units. If you would like your company included in ...
    Renault, Faurecia to collaborate on hydrogen storage systems for LCVs
    Faurecia and Groupe Renault are collaborating on hydrogen storage systems for hydrogen light commercial vehicles, the French automaker announced in a press release on 19 February. Starting at the end of 2021, Faurecia will begin supplying hydrogen storage systems for a first fleet of light commercia...
    Nissan launches Qashqai SUV in Europe with mild hybrid and e-POWER drivetrains
    Japanese car manufacturer, Nissan, has announced that it has launched the new Qashqai crossover SUV in Europe. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 18 February, the company stated that this new vehicle would be made available with a 12-V mild hybrid and e-POWER drivetrain options. The...
    22-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Automakers suspends production in North America amid severe winter weather
    Several automakers, including Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen have suspended operations this week at their manufacturing plants in the United States and Mexico amid severe cold weather, Reuters reported on 18 February. Ford temporarily closed its plants in Kansas City, Michigan, and Kentuck...
    Nissan to manufacture next-gen electric vans in France
    In a press release dated 12 February, Nissan has announced that it will manufacture next-generation small vans, including all-electric vans, in Maubeuge, France, for customers in Europe. The model name and the detailed product information will be released closer to the launch date, but will include ...
    Nissan partners with Repsol for EV fast charging services
    Nissan and Repsol have entered into a partnership to offer electric vehicle (EV) fast charging services in Spain, Repsol announced in a press release on 4 February. Under the partnership, Nissan and Repsol will install 15 fast-charging points at Repsol service stations initially, with further expans...
    Renault, Stellantis cut production globally due to semiconductor shortage
    Carmakers Renault and Stellantis will cut vehicle production at temporarily halt operations at vehicle assembly plants globally, Reuters reported on 5 February. This is due to the shortage of supply of semiconductors. Renault will suspend production at one site in France and two in Morocco and Ro...
    Nissan cuts production at Mississippi plant in US over semiconductor shortage
    Nissan Motor has cut vehicle production at its Mississippi assembly plant in the United States as a result of the semiconductor supply shortage plaguing the automotive industry, Times News Express reported in January, citing a factory memo obtained by Automotive News. Nissan manufactures pickups, se...
    Nissan recalls nearly 354,000 vehicles globally over brake light switch defect
    Nissan is recalling more than 354,000 vehicles globally over brake lights issue, Associated Press reported on 28 January. The recall covers certain Pathfinders from the 2013 through 2015 model years. Some of these vehicles are being recalled for a second time over the same issue. The model year (MY)...
    29-Jan-2021 News Recalls
    CEAT to supply OE tires for new Renault Kiger in India
    CEAT Tyres will supply tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for Renault’s newly launched Kiger model, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 28 January 2021. CEAT will supply its SecuraDrive range of tires in 195/60R16 size for all-models of the Renault Kiger. Amit Tolani, CMO, CE...
    Nissan plans to electrify all new vehicle models in key markets by early 2030s
    Japanese car maker, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., has set the goal to achieve carbon neutrality across the company’s operations and the life cycle of its products by 2050. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 27 January, every all-new Nissan vehicle offering in the key markets of Japan, main...
    Nissan to build EV batteries at Sunderland plant in UK
    Nissan is planning to manufacture electric vehicle (EV) batteries at its Sunderland plant in the United Kingdom, Autocar reported on 22 January. According to the report, the decision to manufacture batteries in the UK is to meet the terms of the Brexit deal.  "The Brexit deal is positive for Ni...
    MY2021 Nissan Rogue built using aluminum from closed-loop process for improved sustainability
    Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced that its new model year (MY) 2021 Rogue sport utility vehicle (SUV) has become the company’s first global model built using a “closed-loop” recycling system for aluminum parts. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 22 January, this sy...
    22-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Nissan unveils all-electric e-NV200 Winter Camper concept
    Nissan has unveiled its new all-electric e-NV200 Winter Camper concept-van, according to a company press release on 20 January. e-NV200 Winter Camper van gets a range of customization accessories which are available for customers of the standard e-NV200 van and e-NV200 Evalia passenger-van. "For Nis...
    21-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Panasonic supplies large-screen HUD in Nissan Rogue SUV
    Panasonic has announced that its large-screen head-up display (HUD) will be installed in Nissan’s new SUV, the Rogue, a company press release on 19 January read. Panasonic applied its free-form mirror and the high-intensity picture generation unit (PGU) to the HUD, for a large, bright, sharp scree...
    20-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Lotus partners with Renault’s Alpine to study feasibility of jointly developing electric sportscar
    Lotus has partnered with Renault’s Alpine Business Unit to conduct a feasibility study on a number of areas of cooperation, including the joint development of an electric sportscar, the company announced in a press release on 14 January. The Alpine and Lotus teams will conduct a comprehensive feas...
    Nissan offers e-Power drivetrain system in new Qashqai in Europe
    Nissan is set to offer the new Qashqai with its e-Power drivetrain system in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 15 January. Nissan will also offer a 12V mild-hybrid variant of the Qashqai. "Customers rightly demand more efficient vehicles, but they also want an enjoyable driving exp...
    18-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Constellium and Renault partner on R&D project for sustainable aluminum solutions
    Groupe Renault and Netherlands-based aluminium product firm, Constellium SE, have partnered on a new R&D initiative in France called Project ISA3. This project, which is valued at roughly EUR7 million (approximately USD8.5 million), will develop lightweight, recyclable, and cost-efficient alumin...
    15-Jan-2021 News New Products
    Renault, Plug Power to establish JV for hydrogen fuel cell LCV market
    Renault and US-based fuel cell manufacturer, Plug Power, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to launch a 50:50 joint venture in the first half of 2021. According to a press release issued by Renault on 12 January, the joint venture, which will be based in France, will be targeting to gai...
    Nissan launches Note e-POWER AWD hatchback in Japan
    Japanese carmaker Nissan has announced the launch of the all-wheel-drive (AWD) version of its Note e-POWER electrified hatchback in Japan. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 23 December, the vehicle is slated to go on sale in Japan during early 2021. The new Nissan Note is driven by...
    29-Dec-2020 News New Products
    Nissan recalls 7,583 vehicles in US over issue with engine wiring harness
    Nissan has issued a recall of 7,583 vehicles in the United States over an issue with an engine wiring harness, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 8 December. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2020 Titan and Titan XD p...
    23-Dec-2020 News Recalls
    Renault's January–November EV sales grow 80% y/y to 95,985 units in Europe
    French carmaker Renault has registered a spurt in the sales of its electric vehicles (EVs) during the January–November 2020 period in Europe. According to a press release issued by Renault on 8 December, the company registered EV sales of 95,985 units, implying an increase of 80% year on year (y/y...
    Renault partners with RTE and Jedlix to test V2G technologies
    Renault has partnered with Réseau de Transport d'Electricité (RTE) and Jedlix to test vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, Renault announced in a press release on 10 December. The companies will test the ability of electric vehicles (EVs) to contribute to balancing electric production and demand by c...
    Renault to supply 3,000 all-electric Dacia Spring and 1,000 ZOE to French retailer E.Leclerc for car sharing
    Renault is set to supply 3,000 units of all-electric Dacia Spring and 1,000 units of electric ZOE to French retailer E.Leclerc for car rental service, the company announced in a press release on 2 December. E.Leclerc’s 504 vehicle rental agencies will be offering the new Dacia Spring on an exclusi...
    CEAT supplies OE tires for Nissan Magnite
    CEAT Tyres will supply tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the Japanese carmaker Nissan’s newly launched compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) ‘Magnite’ in India, according to a report by Autocar Professional on 2 December. CEAT will be supplying the SecuraDrive range of OE tires in 195...
    Bridgestone supplies Alenza Tire with ENLITEN technology for 2021 Nissan Rogue SUV
    Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) is supplying its Alenza Sport A/S tire featuring ENLITEN technology as OE fitment on select models of the 2021 Nissan Rogue, the Japanese tire manufacturer announced in a press release on 24 November. The Nissan Rogue is the first vehicle in the United St...
    Nissan launches all-new Note in Japan exclusively with electrified powertrain
    Nissan has launched the all-new Note compact car in Japan, with sales slated to commence from 23 December onward. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 24 November, the company stated that the new Nissan Note will be put on sale exclusively with the e-POWER electrified powertrain. The ...
    25-Nov-2020 News New Products
    Nissan to make Safety Shield 360 suit of active safety systems standard on 10 models in US
    Nissan will offer its ‘Safety Shield 360,’ a suit of active safety systems as standard equipment on 10 vehicle models in the US market, starting in 2021, the automaker said in a press release on 19 October. The company’s Safety Shield 360 suit includes automatic emergency braking with pedestri...
    Renault expands hybrid lineup with new Arkana E-TECH Hybrid, Captur E-TECH Hybrid
    Renault has expanded its hybrid lineup with the launch of the Arkana E-TECH Hybrid and the Captur E-TECH Hybrid, the French automaker said in a press release on 15 October. In addition, the French automaker has launched its Megane hatchback with E-TECH plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology. The three hyb...
    16-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Renault unveils Mégane eVision concept, all-new Dacia Spring Electric
    French carmaker Renault has unveiled its latest pure-electric concept vehicle, the Mégane eVision concept. One of the companies owned by Groupe Renault, Dacia, has also unveiled its all-electric city car, the Spring Electric. According to a press releases issued by Groupe Renault on 15 October, ...
    16-Oct-2020 News New Products
    Nissan, partners launch autonomous mobility research project ServCity in UK
    Nissan and other stakeholders have launched an autonomous mobility research project named Servcity in the United Kingdom, according to a report by Autocar on 12 October. Other partners in the project include Connected Places Catapult, TRL, Hitachi, SBD, and the University of Nottingham. The project ...
    Are UK-based OEMs at risk of failing local content requirements in Brexit deal blow?
    The EU has rejected calls from Brexit’s chief negotiator Lord David Frost to include components as ‘local content’ if they imported from countries with which both the EU and the UK have trade deals with or are in the processing of finalizing, such as Japan and Turkey.   Under this so-c...
    Renault introduces Arkana Hybrid SUV coupe in Europe
    French carmaker Renault has introduced its newest electrified sports utility vehicle (SUV), the Arkana Hybrid, in the European market. In a press release issued by Renault on 23 September, the company stated that the Arkana will be put on sale with the options of an E-TECH Hybrid engine, and two pet...
    24-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Electrohydraulic brake actuation to see high adoption in the short-to-medium term
    The brakes of an automobile are unquestionably one of the first lines of safety in motoring, and for this reason, vehicle manufacturers have invested and will certainly continue to dedicate significant investments in order to upgrade vehicle braking systems. Automotive brakes functioned through mech...
    Renault develops XCEED blockchain project to certify vehicle component compliance
    French automotive OEM Renault has developed the eXtended Compliance End-to-End Distributed (XCEED) blockchain project in order to certify the compliance, from the design to the production phase, of all vehicle components. According to a press release issued by the carmaker on 10 September,...
    11-Sep-2020 News New Products
    Hitachi Automotive supplies advanced driver assistance ECU, HD map position unit for Nissan SKYLINE
    Hitachi Automotive Systems has announced that its advanced driver assistance ECU and HD map position unit has been adopted in Nissan’s ‘SKYLINE’ model, a company press release read on 8 September. The high-definition map position unit is capable of automatic map updates via OTA (Over the Air)....
    Renault-Nissan, Uber partner to expand electromobility in Europe
    Renault-Nissan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ride-hailing service provider Uber to expand electromobility services in Europe, the automaker announced in a press release on 8 September. The companies will now explore a strong partnership to provide partner drivers on the Uber A...
    Nissan recalls 5,520 vehicles in US to replace LED headlight
    Nissan is recalling 5,520 vehicles in the United States to replace LED headlight, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 26 August. The recall covers certain MY 2020 Sentra vehicles. The recall is expected to begin 5 October 2020. ...
    08-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    Nissan develops new production process for carbon fiber
    Nissan Motors has developed a new production process for manufacturing carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), the company announced in a press release on 3 September. The new process is expected to speed up the development of car parts made from CFRP. Nissan aims to use the new process to mas...
    Panasonic develops intelligent rear-view mirror for the new Nissan Kicks compact SUV
    Panasonic has collaborated with Nissan Motor to develop camera-based rear-view mirror for the new Nissan Kicks compact sport utility vehicle (SUV), the Japanese automotive supplier said in a press release on 26 August. The intelligent, frameless rear-view mirror features a 2-megapixel (MP) came...
    27-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Renault Samsung launches all-electric ZOE in South Korea
    Renault Samsung Motors, the company that runs Renault’s operations in South Korea, has launched the Renault ZOE electric vehicle (EV) in the country, according to a report by Korea Bizwire on 18 August. The first vehicles will be delivered in September and will be imported from France after being ...
    20-Aug-2020 News New Products
    Kumho supplies OE tires for Renault Samsung XM3 and Kia Motors Seltos in South Korea
    Kumho Tire is supplying tires as OE fitment for Renault Samsung XM3 and Kia Motors Seltos in South Korea, reports The Korea Herald on 18 August. The Korean tiremaker is supplying its Solus TA31 tires for Kia Seltos in 16- and 17-inch seizes. The company is supplying Solus TA31 tires in 16- and ...
    Nissan migrates high-performance computing workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
    Oracle has announced that Nissan Motor will be migrating its high-performance computing (HPC) workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, a company press release read on 11 August. By moving its performance and latency sensitive-engineering simulation workloads to Oracle Cloud, Nissan will be able to ...
    Nissan and E.ON partner for V2G project in UK
    Nissan Motors and E.ON have partnered for a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in the United Kingdom, the automaker announced in a press release on 6 August. The two companies have successfully deployed 20 V2G chargers as part of a trial at Nissan’s European Technical Centre in Cranfield. In colla...
    Renault's cumulative EV sales cross 300,000 units in Europe
    Renault’s cumulative electric vehicle (EV) sales crossed 300,000 units in Europe, the automaker announced in a press release on 23 July. Renault is towards large-scale deployment of EVs in Europe. In the first half of 2020, Renault volumes are up 38% with more than 42,000 vehicles sold. ZOE sales ...
    Nissan recalls 6,200 Leaf EVs in US to update backup camera software
    Nissan is recalling 6,200 vehicles in the US to update backup camera software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2020 Nissan Leaf electric hatchbacks. The recall is expected to begin 17 Augu...
    27-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Renault starts delivery of electric ZOE to EV subscription service Onto in UK
    Renault has started delivery of its ZOE electric vehicle (EV) to Onto, a subscription-based EV service in the United Kingdom, the automaker said in a press release. Onto has ordered 1,100 new Renault ZOE EVs to add to its ever-growing fleet. Onto opted for the latest ZOE based on customer feedb...
    Renault's EV sales grow 38% y/y to over 42,000 units in H1 2020
    Sales of Renault’s electric vehicle (EV) grew 38% year-on-year (y/y) to over 42,000 units in the first half ended 30 June 2020, the company announced in a press release on 20 July. During the period, Renault’s all-electric hatchback ZOE was the best selling car in Europe, with sales of 37,540 un...
    Nissan offers ‘Rear Door Alert’ technology in 12 US models
    Nissan is offering its rear door alert (RDA) technology in 12 models in the United States, the automaker said in a press release on 11 July. RDA reminds drivers to check the back seat before walking away from their vehicles. Nissan is currently offering RDA as a standard feature on the model year 20...
    21-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Nissan launches Ariya EV with ProPILOT 2.0, advanced connectivity features
    Nissan has launched its Ariya electric vehicle (EV) with advanced connectivity features and ProPILOT Assist 2.0 advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), the automaker said in a press release on 15 July. The EV will come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as the Amazon Alexa voice ...
    20-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Nissan unveils all-electric crossover Ariya
    Nissan has unveiled its all-electric crossover Ariya, the company announced in a press release on 15 July. The Ariya will be offered with a two-wheel drive (2WD) and an all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations, and both will come with two battery pack options—a 65-kWh battery and a 90-kWh battery. The...
    16-Jul-2020 News New Products
    Nissan trials V2G technology in Australia
    Nissan, along with the Australian government, is set to start trials of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology in Australia, the company announced in a press release on 8 July. Under the trial, 51 Nissan LEAF EVs deployed across Australia. They will form part of the ACT Government fleet, and will provide ...
    Cybellum partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's Innovation Lab on vehicle-level cyber security
    Automotive cybersecurity specialist Cybellum has announced a partnership with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi's Innovation Lab to develop automotive cyber-security technologies, a company press release read on 8 July. The companies will focus on vehicle-level risk assessment, taking into account the archi...
    Renault launches EV charging subsidiary Elexent in France
    Groupe Renault has established a new subsidiary called Elexent to help other companies find solutions for charging their fleets of electric or plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles, according to a press release on 30 June. The subsidiary is focused on providing ready-to-use charging solutions; it helps cli...
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