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    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan extends plants closures across Europe
    Japanese automaker Nissan has announced that it will be extending the suspension of production across all of its facilities located in Europe, owing to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The steep drop in demand of new vehicles has also contributed in this decision. In a press stateme...
    07-Apr-2020 News COVID-19
    Nissan recalls 216,678 vehicles in US over defective airbags
    Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling 216,678 vehicles in the United States over defective airbags, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) on 30 March. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2012–17 NV Cargo and NV Passenger ...
    07-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan, Mitsubishi suspend production at three Japanese production facilities
    Nissan has announced production suspensions at its plants in Japan in the wake of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a company press release on 27 March read. The suspensions are due to a fall in global demand. Nissan’s Oppama plant will suspend vehicle production on 3, 13, 24 Ap...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault halts production in Turkey
    Renault has announced its plans to gradually and temporarily suspend most of its operations in Turkey due to disruptions in the global supply chain processes caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 25 March. The automaker decided to tempor...
    26-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault, Toyota, GM, Ford suspend production in India
    Renault, Toyota, Ford, and General Motors (GM) have announced production suspension at their plants in India to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In a press release issued on 23 March, Renault said it temporarily halted production at it’s Alliance manufac...
    24-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Toshiba to supply lithium-ion battery for Mitsubishi, Nissan’s hybrid models
    Toshiba is supplying its SCiB™ lithium-ion rechargeable battery for two Japanese automakers’ hybrid models, according to a company press release on 23 March. The company is supplying batteries for Mitsubishi Motors’ latest generation eK X space and eK space cars as well as Nissan’s...
    Nissan plans to offer all-electric powertrain in all upcoming models in Japan
    Nissan is planning to offer all-electric powertrains in all its upcoming models, both new and redesigned, in Japan, from 2020 onward, Nikkei Asian Review reported on 14 March. According to the report, Nissan is planning to launch an all-electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) in the second half of...
    Nissan, partners complete V2G trial project in Germany
    Nissan, TenneT, and The Mobility House have completed a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in Germany, the automaker announced in a press release on 16 March. As part of a showcase project (SINTEG) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, batteries from all-electric ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan suspends production in US, announces further measures for European operations
    Nissan announced that it will temporarily suspend production at its manufacturing facilities in the United States starting 20 March through 6 April owing to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 18 March. “The company is taking this action ...
    20-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault suspends production at Mioveni plant in Romania until 5 April
    Renault has suspended production at its Mioveni plant in Romania from 19 March until 5 April in light of current developments related to the spread of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 18 March. The production activity in Mioveni plants will...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota to temporarily close operations at plants in Europe, North America
    Toyota Motor has announced plans to temporarily close operations at its plants in Europe and North America to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Japanese automaker said in two separate press releases. In Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) decided to organize p...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault temporarily suspends production at plants in Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Morocco
    After announcing the suspension of manufacturing activities in France on 16 March, Renault has also decided to gradually halt production at its other European plants on 17 March. The latest announcements will affect the French automaker’s manufacturing plants in Spain, Portugal, Slovenia, and Moro...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan suspends manufacturing at Sunderland plant in UK
    According to a press statement released by Japanese car maker Nissan on 18 March, the company has announced its decision to halt production operations at its manufacturing facility located in Sunderland, UK. The decision was taken owing to the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)&nbs...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault suspends production activities in France, Spain
    French carmaker Renault has announced that it has ceased manufacturing operations at 12 of its facilities across France as a result of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. According to a press statement issued by the company on 16 March, the company has declared that it has suspend...
    17-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Renault, MG Motor offer additional subsidies for EVs in UK
    Renault is planning to offer a top-up on the newly updated Plug-in Car Grant (PICG) of GBP3,000 by GBP500 for all New ZOE, the company announced in a press release on 12 March. The top-up will be offered until 31 March 2020. “We welcome the longer term stability of yesterday’s announcement and, ...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Renault-Nissan stops production at Spanish plants
    As many as four vehicle manufacturing plants of Renault-Nissan in Spain have either halted production temporarily on Friday (13 March) or were planning to do so this week owing to a supply shortage of auto parts from their suppliers amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to...
    16-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Honda partially resumes manufacturing at Wuhan facility in China
    Japanese carmaker Honda has partially restarted production activities of four wheelers at its Wuhan facility, according to a report filed by news publication Japan Times. The article goes on to say that Honda had obtained permission from local authorities to resume operations at the epicenter o...
    12-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Renault unveils electric car Spring under Dacia brand
    Renault has showcased a new all-electric car ‘Spring’ under the Dacia brand, the company announced in a press release on 3 March. The car will come with a top range of over 200 km, as per Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP). The car is scheduled to be launched in 2021....
    04-Mar-2020 News New Products
    Renault showcases all-electric concept MORPHOZ
    Renault has unveiled its all-electric concept car MORPHOZ, the company announced in a press release on 2 March. The concept is based on Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s CMF-EV modular electric platform. Renault said that the MORPHOZ prefigures a new family of Renault electric models that will ...
    03-Mar-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 outbreak: Honda, Nissan to cut output at Japanese plants due to parts supply concerns
    Japanese automakers Honda and Nissan plan to adjust output at some of their domestic plants due to shortage in auto parts supply from China amid novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Kyodo News reported on 3 March, citing sources familiar with the development. Honda will reduce production a...
    03-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    Renault Talisman to get four-wheel steering and adjustable dampers
    French carmaker Renault has announced that the latest version of its flagship sedan, the Talisman, will go on sale in June 2020. According to a press release issued by Renault on 26 February, the company stated that the updated version of the Talisman will be equipped with features such as driver as...
    27-Feb-2020 News New Products
    New Renault Talisman features LED Matrix Vision technology
    The new Renault Talisman features LED MATRIX Vision headlamps, according to a company press release on 26 February. The automaker said that the full range of the New Talisman also comes fitted with full LED lights. Adaptive headlights are equipped with LED MATRIX technology and come with d...
    27-Feb-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 outbreak: Toyota restarts operations at all plants in China
    Toyota restarted operations at its Chengdu assembly plant in Sichuan Province, China on Monday (24 February), Nikkei Asian Review reported on 25 February. The Japanese automaker has now resumed operations at all four plants in China, following an extended shutdown due to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbr...
    26-Feb-2020 News COVID-19
    Renault unveils all-electric Twingo Z.E. with 22 kWh battery
    Renault has unveiled its all-electric Twingo Z.E., according to a company release on 24 February. It contains a 22 kWh battery with lithium ion cells developed in collaboration with LG Chem. The Twingo Z.E. has an operating range of around 250 km per charge in cities. The EV features a ...
    25-Feb-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 outbreak: Nissan and Honda postpone restarting facilities in China
    Japanese automakers Nissan and Honda have delayed the restart of its operations at some facilities in China, citing directives from local authorities in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a Reuters report on 21 February. While Honda said that its plants in Wuhan, the epice...
    24-Feb-2020 News COVID-19
    Geneva Motor Show 2020: Renault to showcase EV concept MORPHOZ
    Renault is set to showcase its new all-electric vehicle concept MORPHOZ at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the company announced in a press release on 19 February. Renault will present a 100% electrified stand during the press days with a full range of eight vehicles, including the world ...
    20-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Renault plans to launch all-electric city car under Dacia brand before end of 2022
    Renault is planning to launch an all-electric city car for the European market under the Dacia brand before the end of 2022, Autocar reported on 14 February, citing an official confirmation from Renault. The car is expected to be based on the Renault City K-ZE and could be launched before CMF platfo...
    18-Feb-2020 News New Products
    COVID-19 outbreak: Nissan to halt production at Japanese plant due to supply shortages of parts from China
    Nissan plans to temporarily halt production at its Kyushu plant in Japan due to supply shortage or parts from China amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Reuters reported earlier this week. The automaker said in a statement that output would be affected on Friday (14 February) and on Monday...
    13-Feb-2020 News COVID-19
    Nissan completes 230-mile journey in autonomous mode in UK
    Earlier this month, a modified Nissan LEAF self-driving electric car completed a 230-mile journey autonomously in the United Kingdom. The autonomous drive from Cranfield in Bedfordshire to Sunderland was part of a UK-based project HumanDrive, which was led by Nissan as part of a consortium. ...
    COVID-19 outbreak: Renault Samsung to suspend production at Korean plant for four days
    Renault Samsung Motors (RSM), a subsidiary of the French automaker Renault, will suspend production at its Busan site for four days from 11 February due to supply chain disruption from China amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Reuters reported on 7 February. “Because of its geographical prox...
    10-Feb-2020 News COVID-19
    Auto Expo 2020: Renault unveils Duster compact SUV with new 1.3L turbo petrol engine
    At the Indian Auto Expo 2020, French car maker Renault recently announced a new turbocharged petrol engine that is compliant with the BS6 Indian emission norms. According to a report filed by NDTV, this new engine is a 1.3 liter unit that will power the Renault Duster compact SUV. Renault states ...
    10-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Auto Expo 2020 (India): Renault unveils K-ZE EV with 26.8kWh lithium-ion battery pack
    Renault has unveiled its all-electric hatchback K-ZE at the 2020 Auto Expo in India, reports Autocar India. The vehicle is equipped with a 26.8kWh lithium-ion battery which enables a range of 271 kilometers on a single charge, as per New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). The battery powers an electric ...
    06-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Renault unveils plug-in hybrid version of new Megane
    Renault has unveiled the plug-in hybrid version of its new Mégane, the company announced in a press release on 3 February. The New Mégane will go on sale in summer 2020. The E-TECH Plug-in powertrain from Renault will be initially offered on the New Mégane Estate, and will be made available on th...
    04-Feb-2020 News New Products
    Nissan and Uber partner for electric mobility in London
    Nissan and ride-hailing service provider Uber have partnered to expand the number of electric cabs in London, the automaker announced in a press release on 24 January. Under the partnership, 2,000 all-electric 40kWh Nissan LEAF will be introduced for drivers who use the Uber app in London. Nissan wi...
    Nissan recalls 345,700 vehicles globally due to defective Takata airbag inflators
    Nissan is recalling 345,700 vehicles globally due to defective Takata airbag inflators, according to a report by Automotive News earlier this month. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2001-2003 Maxima, MY 2002-2006 Sentra, MY 2002-2004 Pathfinder, MY 2007-2011 Versa Sedan and Versa Hatchback,...
    27-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Renault initiates INCIT-EV project for developing innovative EV charging solutions
    In a press release dated 22 January, Renault announced that it had launched its INCIT-EV project, along with 32 other partners, to develop innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions. Spanning the 48 months from January 2020 through December 2023, the INCIT-EV will focus on seven E...
    Nissan starts sales of MY2020 Nissan LEAF EV in US
    Nissan has started sales of MY2020 LEAF electric vehicle (EV) in the United States, the automaker announced in a press release on 10 January. The automaker has improved model year 2020 LEAF with added safety and convenience features, including standard Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology. In additio...
    Renault's EV sales grow 23.5% y/y to 62,447 units in 2019
    Renault has reported a growth of 23.5% year on year (y/y) in its electric vehicle (EV) sales to 62,447 units in 2019, according to a company press release on 17 January. In the light commercial electric vehicle segment, Kangoo Z.E. was the best selling model, with a growth of 19.2% y/y to 10,349 veh...
    Nissan recalls 307,962 vehicles in US to replace front passenger airbag inflators
    Nissan is recalling 307,962 vehicles in the United States over defective airbag inflators, according to a recall notice on the National Highway and Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) website earlier this month. The recall affects model year (MY) 2001-2003 Maxima, MY 2002-2006 Sentra, MY 2002-2004 Pa...
    21-Jan-2020 News Recalls
    Cooper Tire supplies Discoverer AT3 LT tire as OE fitment for Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior
    Cooper Tire & Rubber is supplying its Cooper Discoverer AT3 LT™ tire in size LT275/70R17 as original equipment (OE) for the new Nissan Navara N-TREK Warrior utility vehicle, the company said in a press release on 16 January 2020. “Cooper is excited to have our tire selected for this fitme...
    Brussels Motor Show 2020: Dacia showcases new Eco-G engine
    According to a press statement released on 9 January, Renault-owned Romanian car maker Dacia has presented a new engine series, named the TCe 100 Eco-G. This engine is a bi-fuel unit that can run on petrol and liquified petroleum gas (LPG). The new 3 cylinder engine was unveiled at the Brussels M...
    10-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Nissan unveils ‘e-4ORCE’ twin motor all-wheel control to improve power delivery and handling
    Nissan has unveiled its new twin motor, all-wheel control technology, called e-4ORCE. According to a press release issued by the company on 7 January, Nissan will also be displaying it at the ongoing CES 2020 event in Las Vegas, in addition to also showcasing a test car that features this system. ...
    08-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Nissan presents new lightweight sound insulation material
    Nissan has showcased a new material for lightweighting and noise insulation at the 2020 CES in the United States, the company announced in a press release on 6 January. Known as acoustic meta-material, it is a combination of a lattice structure and plastic film which controls air vibrations to limit...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    CES 2020: Renault, Otodo to preview new connected vehicle solution
    According to a press release from the company dated 6 January, French car maker Renault has developed a new solution that links peoples’ homes with their cars. The company is working together with a French smart home connectivity firm named Otodo in order to enable customers to control connected d...
    07-Jan-2020 News New Products
    Renault plans to launch first EV in India in 2021
    Renault is planning to launch its first electric vehicle (EV) in India by the end of 2021, Autocar Professional reported on 26 December citing Venkatram Mamillapalle, country CEO and managing director, Renault India Operations. However, Mamillapalle did not disclose which model the French autom...
    Nissan to offer upgraded ADAS technologies, connected features in LEAF for Japanese market
    Nissan will offer upgraded advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and connected features in the Nissan LEAF for the Japanese market from next month, the automaker said in a press release on 16 December. The upgraded features include improvements to the LEAF’s ProPILOT driver assistance technolo...
    Nissan recalls 5,828 vehicles in Australia over problem with anti-lock braking system actuator
    Nissan is recalling 5,828 vehicles in Australia over a problem with the anti-lock braking system (ABS) actuator, according to a recall notice on the Australian Competition and Commission (ACCC) website last month. This recall expands the previous recall PRA2018/17106 to include additional vehicles. ...
    09-Dec-2019 News Recalls
    MY2020 Nissan Skyline features DRiV Monroe Intelligent Suspension
    The 2020 Skyline 400R has now gone on sale in Japan with the Monroe Intelligent Dynamic Suspension (IDS) of DRiV, according to a press release issued on December 4th. This new suspension system features the DRiV continuously variable semi-active (CVSAe) technology. The CVSAe electronic suspension...
    Nissan invests USD302 million in Tochigi plant in Japan to produce next-generation of electrified, intelligent vehicles
    Nissan has announced plans to make a substantial investment in advanced production technologies and equipment at its plants around the world to prepare them to produce the next-generation of electrified and intelligent vehicles, the company said in a press release today. The automaker has earmarked ...
    Renault’s new Espace crossover features EasyLink multimedia system
    Renault has unveiled its Espace crossover with EasyLink multimedia system, the French automaker said in a press release. The Renault EASY CONNECT ecosystem is made up of apps such as MY Renault, the new Renault EASY LINK multimedia system and connected services such as automatic updates and remote v...
    27-Nov-2019 News New Products
    New Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps
    The new Renault Espace features LED Matrix Vision adaptive headlamps, the automaker announced in a press release on 25 November. The New Espace uses the LED Matrix Vision technology, which is a first in the Renault range, according to the press release. The intelligent adaptive lighting system ...
    Nissan and EVgo launch new EV charging program in US
    Nissan and EVgo have launched a new electric vehicle (EV) charging program ‘Nissan Energy Perks by EVgo’ in the United States for Nissan LEAF customers, EVgo announced in a press release on 25 November. Under the program, Nissan will provide USD250 of pre-paid charging credits with EVgo to quali...
    Nissan recalls 394,025 vehicles in US over issue with brake systems
    Nissan is recalling 394,025 vehicles in the US over an issue with the braking system, according to a report by Reuters on 17 November. The recall covers model year (MY) 2015–18 Nissan Murano, MY 2016–18 Nissan Maxima, and MY 2017–19 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 vehicles. Signifi...
    19-Nov-2019 News Recalls
    Renault develops a new fabric from recycled materials for new ZOE
    Renault, along with Les Filatures du Parc and Adient Fabrics, has co-developed a new fabric entirely from recycled materials for the new Zoe, the company announced in a press release on 14 November. The textile product is made from safety belts, textile scraps, and plastic bottle recycling. The mate...
    18-Nov-2019 News New Products
    Goodyear supplies OE tire for new Renault Captur
    Goodyear is supplying EfficientGrip Performance tires as original equipment (OE) fitment for the all-new Renault Captur, according to a company press release on 11 November. The company is supplying tires in 215/55R18 95H and 215/60R17 96H sizes. “Goodyear is proud to supply its 215/55R18 95H E...
    INFINITI announces electrified vehicle powertrain, platform development strategy
    In a press release dated 4 November, INFINITI unveiled its electrified vehicle powertrain and platform development strategy. The company said it will launch vehicles equipped with fully-electric systems as well as Nissan’s e-Power technology. “The fully-electric and gas-generated EV powertrain o...
    SiriusXM, Nissan North America extend agreement through model year 2028
    SiriusXM has announced the extension of an ongoing agreement with Nissan North America through the 2028 model year (MY), according to a company press release on 31 October. Under the extension, Nissan and its INFINITI division vehicles will offer SiriusXM with 360L, SiriusXM's next-generation i...
    Nissan unveils twin motor all-wheel control electric test car
    Japanese car maker Nissan has unveiled a test vehicle that has been equipped with a plethora of new technologies. This vehicle is based on the Nissan LEAFe+, a fully electric vehicle, and the technologies being tested on it are being developed for the next generation of Nissan’s electric cars. ...
    24-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Tokyo Motor Show 2019: Nissan showcases new design language with Ariya and IMk concept
    Nissan has unveiled its all-electric Ariya and IMk concept at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the company announced in a press release today (23 October). Nissan said that both concepts showcase its new design language and will “serve as two bookends" for Nissan's new vision of an electrified brand ide...
    23-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Renault unveils hydrogen-powered variants of Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E.
    Groupe Renault has introduced new variants of Kangoo Z.E. and Master Z.E. light commercial vehicles equipped with a range extender hydrogen fuel-cell, the company announced in a press release on 22 October. The range extender fuel cell provides electric and thermal power of 10 kW, increasing the ran...
    23-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Upstream Security raises USD30 million Series B funds from Renault, Volvo Group, Hyundai and others
    Upstream Security has secured Series B funds worth USD30 million from investors including major OEMs like Renault, Volvo Group, and Hyundai, the Israeli company said in a press release on 21 October.  The round was led by Renault Venture Capital and included Volvo Group Venture Capital, Hyundai...
    22-Oct-2019 News Investments
    AD Plastik signs EUR40 million deal to supply parts to Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ in Russia
    Croatia-based car parts moulder AD Plastik has signed a EUR40 million (USD44.1 million) contract to supply car parts to the Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ alliance in Russia, SeeNews reported on 10 October. AD Plastik will produce static seals for the new Lada Granta as well as outer belts for Renault Logan...
    Renault, Waymo and Paris Region explore autonomous mobility service plans
    Groupe Renault is collaborating with Waymo and Paris Region to explore the possibility of launching an autonomous mobility service between the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and La Défense in downtown Paris (France), the automaker said in a press release on 11 October. The partners are aiming to introduc...
    Nissan, Plugsurfing jointly develop EV charging app in Europe
    Nissan has collaborated with Plugsurfing to develop an app which allows Nissan LEAF EV drivers to access over 100,000 charging stations across Europe, the companies said in a joint press release on 9 October.  The Nissan Charge App enables users to search, navigate and access charging throug...
    14-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Renault launches on-demand electric, autonomous, shared service on Paris-Saclay urban campus
    Groupe Renault has started public trials of its on-demand car service on the Paris-Saclay urban campus in the French capital using its two electric, autonomous and shared Zoe cab prototypes, the automaker said in a press release today (14 October). Beginning today, the trial will offer on-demand car...
    Renault establishes new subsidiary ‘Mobility as an Industry’ (MAI) to focus on mobility services
    French auto maker Renault has created Renault M.A.I. (mobility as an industry), a subsidiary company that operates exclusively to new mobility services. This new entity will bring together all the mobility activities of the Renault Group. Significance: Renault M.A.I. aims to become a partner of r...
    Datsun offers CVT technology in Go and Go+ models in India
    Japanese car maker Nissan’s sub-brand Datsun has recently announced new versions of their Go hatchback and the Go+ station wagon for the Indian automotive space. These vehicles, when launched a few years ago, heralded the rebirth of the Datsun brand. Significance: The company announced that the...
    02-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Nissan unveils new all-electric IMk concept car in Japan
    Nissan has unveiled a new all-electric concept city car IMk in Japan, the company announced in a press release today (1 october). Nissan said that the concept showcases the new direction of Nissan’s design language. “As a small EV for a new era, the Nissan IMk is designed to be at home in sophis...
    01-Oct-2019 News New Products
    Renault Samsung Motors to scale back production at Busan plant in South Korea
    South Korean automotive manufacturer Renault Samsung Motors has announced that the company will be lowering its production output at its Busan facility, according to a report filed by The Korea Herald, citing a company spokesperson. Significance: The reduced production will come into effect this ...
    Examining the engine oil filter technology and market dynamics
    The internal combustion engine (ICE) is an intricate assembly of several moving parts such as pistons, connecting rods, camshafts, and valves. The individual components are usually assembled with very tight tolerances between them and operate at very high speeds when the engine is running. For the e...
    Nissan recalls 126,195 vehicles in Canada over issue with rearview camera system
    Nissan is recalling 126,195 vehicles in Canada to fix a problem with the backup camera display system, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada earlier this month. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2018 and 2019 Nissan Altima, Frontier, Kicks, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, Mi...
    26-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    Nissan recalls more than 1.3 million vehicles globally to fix rear camera display systems
    Nissan is recalling 1.36 million vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, to fix a problem with the backup camera display system, according to a report by the Associated Press. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2018 and 2019 Nissan Altima, Frontier, Kicks, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, NV, ...
    25-Sep-2019 News Recalls
    IAA 2019: Renault presents all-new Captur with a turbocharged 1.0L, 3-cylinder TCe engine
    At the recently concluded IAA 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, French car maker Renault showcased the latest version of their urban SUV, the Captur. Among other interesting things such as a new design and new features, the new Captur is only the second vehicle in the entire Renault product fleet, after th...
    19-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Nissan and EDF Group collaborate for EV smart charging solutions in four European countries
    Nissan has partnered with EDF group to develop electric vehicle (EV) smart charging solutions in four European countries—the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Italy—the automaker announced in a press release on 18 September. The agreement is to develop vehicle-to-grid (V2G) solutions to optimi...
    Irreversible diesel declines or “safe haven” market opportunities?
    Diesel, as a choice of fuel for light duty vehicle powertrains, has globally witnessed a fall in demand since 2016. IHS Markit forecasts the production of diesel powertrains will decline globally by about 3% in the period 2018-25. One of the key regions that will lower the global count will be Europ...
    Renault unveils updated all-electric Renault ZOE in UK
    Renault has unveiled the updated all-electric Renault Zoe for the United Kingdom with bigger lithium-ion battery of 52kWh, the company announced in a press release earlier this month. The updated Zoe has a range of 245 miles (394 kilometers) on a single charge, as per Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehi...
    17-Sep-2019 News New Products
    IAA 2019: Renault shows all-new Captur with ‘Easy Connect’ connected car and mobility solutions
    Renault has unveiled the new generation of compact SUV Captur with the ‘Renault Easy Connect’, a suite of connected car and mobility solutions, at the IAA 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, the company announced in a press release on 10 September.  Easy Connect uses the Easy Link connected multime...
    12-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Next-generation Nissan Juke features NissanConnect infotainment system
    Nissan has unveiled its next-generation Juke compact crossover with the new NissanConnect infotainment system, the company announced on 3 September. Drivers will be able to access their smartphone apps on the 8-inch touch screen display using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, access TomTom Maps a...
    05-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Nissan unveils next-generation Juke SUV with ProPILOT and other driver-assist technologies
    Nissan has debuted its next-generation Juke compact crossover for the European market, the automaker said in a press release on 3 September. The new crossover comes equipped with Nissan’s ProPILOT advanced driver assistance system which enables automated driving in certain circumstances. The syste...
    04-Sep-2019 News New Products
    Renault launches Triber in India with MediaNav Evolution connected infotainment, fully-digital LED instrument cluster
    Renault has launched its Triber multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) for the Indian market, the automaker said on 28 August. The vehicle features the automaker’s MediaNav Evolution connected multimedia system with an eight-inch touchscreen. The multimedia system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and An...
    30-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Nissan introduces new diesel variant of Kicks SUV in India
    Nissan has introduced a new entry-level diesel variant of its Kicks sport utility vehicle (SUV) in India, the company announced in a press release on 7 August. The new Kicks XE Diesel variant gets a 1.5L K9K dci diesel engine, generating maximum power of 110ps.  The car has been priced at INR98...
    15-Aug-2019 News New Products
    Sumitomo Rubber supplies Dunlop brand tires for 2020 Nissan GT-R
    Sumitomo Rubber Industries has started supplying its high-performance Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT600 DSST CTT run-flat tire to the 2020 model year Nissan GT-R performance car, the Japanese tiremaker said on 8 August. The company is offering the front tire on Nissan’s popular performance car in size of...
    Nissan to run service campaign on nearly 185,000 vehicles in North America
    Nissan is conducting a service campaign to repair a suspension part on nearly 185,000 Altima vehicles in the United States and Canada, because a suspension part can come loose from the frame due to corrosion, Automotive News reported on 2 August. The campaign covers 76,181 units of Altimas from the ...
    05-Aug-2019 News Recalls
    Nissan’s new Serena minivan features adaptive LED headlight system
    Nissan’s new Serena minivan debuts ‘adaptive LED headlight system, a Nissan first, the automaker announced in a press release on 1 August. In addition, the Serena Highway Star models feature unique LED taillights with chrome details. Significance: Serena’s adaptive LED headlight system ...
    Nissan launches LEAF EV in four Latin American markets
    Nissan has launched the new LEAF all-electric vehicle in four Larin American markets including Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, according to a company press release on 19 July. The car comes equipped with a 40kWh battery which gives it a maximum range of 389 kilometers, as per Worldwide harmon...
    22-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Nissan recalls 91,319 Titan pickup trucks in US over potential electrical issues
    Nissan is recalling 91,319 units of its Titan pickup trucks in the US because of potential electrical issues, according to a NHTSA recall notice. The recall affects model year 2017–19 Nissan Titan vehicles. The recall also only affects light-duty models with gasoline engines, so diesels and Titan ...
    19-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Nissan, Dongfeng JV to launch electric pickup truck in China
    Nissan is planning to launch a new all-electric pickup truck ‘Dongfeng Rich 6 EV’ in China through its joint venture (JV) with Dongfeng Motor Corporation, news website electrek reported on 16 July. The pickup is equipped with a single motor which generates 160 hp and 420 Nm of torque. Dongfeng R...
    18-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Groupe Renault, Jiangling Motors establish new JV for NEVs in China
    Groupe Renault and Jiangling Motors Corporation Group (JMCG) have officially established a new joint venture (JV) for new energy vehicles (NEV) in China, the French automaker announced in a press release today (17 July). Groupe Renault will increase its share capital by CNY1 billion (USD145.3 millio...
    Nissan installs new bidirectional charger in Chile
    Nissan has launched Latin America’s first bi-directional charging system in Chile in cooperation with Enel X and the Energy Sustainability Agency, according to a Nissan press release on 9 July. In addition to the Nissan LEAF, a 3-kilowatt (kW) solar panel will also be used for the Vehicle-to-Grid ...
    All-new INFINITI QX50 features new high-strength, lightweight steel
    The all-new 2019 INFINITI QX50 features new 980-megapascals (MPa) lightweight, super high formability, ultra-high-strength steel, according to a press release on 15 July. The automaker informed that around 27% of the QX50 body is made from special steels, which represents an increase of 21% over the...
    AD Plastik signs deals worth EUR71.4 million with Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ in Russia to supply exterior parts
    Croatian manufacturer of plastic components for the automotive industry AD Plastik has signed new deals worth EUR71.4 million (USD80 million) with the Renault-Nissan-AvtoVAZ Alliance, according to a company press release on 10 July. AD Plastik Group will supply more than 80 different exterior compon...
    Technology and market dynamics of engine cooling fans & motors sector
    The internal combustion engine (ICE), irrespective of the fuel type, does not sit very high on the efficiency scale.  In most engines, up to 65% of the heat energy produced can be written off as losses—the lion's share lost mainly to the cooling circuit and via exhaust gases. The ICE must be ...
    New Nissan Navara pick-up truck features advanced connectivity and driver-assist technologies
    Nissan has equipped its new Navara pick-up truck for the European market with advanced connectivity and driver assistance technologies, according to a company’s press release on 8 July. In the area of connectivity, the pick-up truck features new NissanConnect infotainment system with Alliance In-V...
    09-Jul-2019 News New Products
    New Renault Captur features ‘Smart Cockpit’; driver assist technologies
    Renault has introduced its new Captur SUV featuring new interior with ‘Smart Cockpit’ and several driver-assist technologies, the automaker said in a press release last week. The Smart Cockpit in the new SUV houses the latest connectivity technologies, including a 9.3-inch multimedia screen with...
    08-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Renault to offer plug-in hybrid powertrain in new Captur
    Renault plans to offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain in its model year (MY) 2020 Captur, the company announced in a press release on 3 July. The new Captur will be the first Renault model to benefit from a plug-in hybrid engine named E-TECH Plug-in. Renault, however, did not disclose more details...
    04-Jul-2019 News New Products
    Renault’s all-new Captur features C-Shaped signature LED headlights
    The all-new Renault Captur features a C-shaped signature LED headlight arrangement, which characterizes Renault models, the automaker announced in a press release on 3 July. The automaker has said that 100% of its LED lighting has been developed with stylish components that reflect the finish l...
    Renault, PSA plan to test autonomous vehicles at new French site near Paris
    A new center for testing autonomous driving was inaugurated at the race track of Linas-Monthléry near Paris, France, last month, Le Point reported. The center, called Teqmo, has a 12-kilometer track, including a motorway circuit zone and urban roads zone as well as areas to simulate parking ma...
    Nissan recalls more than 491,000 vehicles in Japan over fire risk
    Nissan has announced plans to recall 491,345 vehicles in Japan over a fire risk, according to documents from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT). The recall affects Nissan’s popular van models sold in Japan, including the Serena, NV200 van, Cube, and Delica...
    01-Jul-2019 News Recalls
    Alliance Ventures invests in ‘The Mobility House’
    Alliance Ventures, the corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, has invested in The Mobility House, a company that offers a platform for integrating electric vehicle batteries into power grids using intelligent charging, energy and storage solutions, the alliance sa...
    27-Jun-2019 News Investments
    Electric Mobility - material choices affecting affordability
    The e-mobility disruption in the automotive industry has reached more than the critical global mass and is now gunning to replace conventional ICE propulsion technologies from pole positions in markets across the world. It is not the breakthrough kid in business now and hence needs to address the re...
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