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    IHS Markit launches 2021 OEM-Supplier Relations (SuRe) survey
    The automotive industry’s global survey of OEM-supplier relations has returned, giving tier-one suppliers the opportunity to express their views and opinions on their relationship with every major OEM from today (April 12). IHS Markit's unique SuRe (Supplier Relations) Index scores and ranks OE...
    12-Apr-2021 News OEM Purchasing Pinned
    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...
    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...
    Renault's Zity electric car-sharing service starts operations in France
    Renault has inaugurated its ZITY car-sharing service in Boulogne-Billancourt in French capital Paris, the automaker announced in a press release on 1 July. Groupe Renault began a fleet of 500 pure electric Renault ZOE cars for Parisians on a self-service basis. The service is accessible 24/7 in Pari...
    KT Corp to offer in-car infotainment services for Renault Samsung Motors vehicles in South Korea
    South Korean telecom company KT Corp will offer in-car infotainment services for Renault Samsung Motors vehicles which are set to be released this year, Yonhap reported on 25 June. In-car infotainment services will include weather reports, music, podcast streaming and will be integrated through a...
    Renault delivers 122 electric Kangoo Z.E.33 to Leeds City Council in UK
    Renault has delivered 122 electric Kangoo Z.E.33 to Leeds City Council in the United Kingdom, the French automaker announced in a press release on 18 June. The authority intends to use 102 electric vehicles (EVs) in the delivery of a wide range of services across the city, including property mainten...
    Renault opens new R&D center in mainland China
    French car maker Renault has inaugurated its new research and development (R&D) center located in mainland China, according to a report filed by Yicai Global on 19 June. The facility, which is located in Shenyang in the Liaoning province of northeast China, will be involved in project devel...
    22-Jun-2020 News Investments
    Nissan partners with Sunwoda for next-gen battery development for e-POWER vehicles
    Nissan has partnered with Sunwoda Electric Vehicle Battery to study a joint development of next-generation vehicle batteries for Nissan’s e-POWER vehicles, the automaker announced in a press release today (19 June). The two companies will also discuss the development of an efficient production sys...
    Renault launches E-Tech PHEV versions of Captur and Mégane
    France-based carmaker Renault has put on sale the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) variants of two of its models: the Captur and the Mégane. According to a press statement issued by Renault on 12 June, the company says that the E-Tech plug-in hybrid versions of these vehicles are now available for test drives...
    18-Jun-2020 News New Products
    New Nissan Rogue SUV features advanced connectivity technologies
    Nissan has launched the new Rogue sports utility vehicle SUV with advanced technologies in connectivity, user interface and driver assistance technologies, the carmaker said in a press release on 15 June. Users will have access to wireless Apple CarPlay. The Rogue will feature Nissan Safety Shiel...
    16-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Renault offers cash incentive to buyers of new Zoe, Clio Hybrid, Captur PHEV in UK
    Renault is planning to offer cash incentives to buyers of new all-electric ZOE, Clio hybrid, and the new Captur plug-in hybrid in the United Kingdom, the automaker announced in a press release on 8 June. Renault will offer GBP1,000 (USD1,265) switch incentive to ZOE buyers, whereas Clio hybrid and n...
    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance appoints Jean-François Salles global vice-president of supply chain
    Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has appointed Jean-François Salles as the global vice president of Supply Chain of the entity, Automotive Logistics reported on 8 June. Salles will replace Mark Sutcliffe who will become the senior vice president of the Alliance LCV business unit. Salles first ...
    Nissan introduces e-4ORCE all-wheel control technology for EVs
    Japanese car maker Nissan has announced that its latest electric powertrain technology, called e-4ORCE, is in its final stages of development. According to a press release issued by Nissan on 4 June, the company stated that the e-4ORCE system is built around twin electric motors that provides power ...
    08-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Renault launches new Business+ variant of Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric van in UK
    Renault has launched a new Business+ version of its fully electric Kangoo Z.E. van in the United Kingdom, according to a press release. The new model is priced from GBP19,836. Available in both medium- and long-wheelbase panel vans, the Kangoo Z.E. Business+ models are equipped with a 33-kWh battery...
    05-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Nissan recalls nearly 1.9 million vehicles in US and Canada over hood latch problem
    Nissan is recalling nearly 1.9 million vehicles in the United States and Canada over a latch problem that could allow the hood to fly open while cars are moving, The Associated Press reported on 4 June. The recall covers  the model year 2013–18 Altimas. Significance: Nissan informed that t...
    05-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Renault launches new Megane with plug-in hybrid option in France
    Renault has launched the new Megane with a plug-in hybrid powertrain in France, the company announced in a press release on 28 May. Renault’s ETECH plug-in hybrid powertrain gets Renault’s TCe 160 engine and a 9.8-kWh (400-V) battery. New MEGANE E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid has a range of up to 13...
    01-Jun-2020 News New Products
    Renault presents transformation plan, aims fixed cost reduction of USD2.2 billion in three years
    Renault Group has presented its transformation plan which aims to achieve a fixed cost reduction of EUR2 billion (USD2.2 billion) over the next three years and also set foundation for profitable growth, the company said in a press release on 29 May. Of the total EUR2 billion, Renault aims to realize...
    Renault launches Captur PHEV and Clio HEV in UK
    Renault has launched the new Captur plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and the Clio hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) in the United Kingdom, the company announced in a press release on 27 May. The Captur PHEV gets the new petrol-electric powertrain and has an all-electric range of 48 km (30 miles). It is equipped wi...
    28-May-2020 News New Products
    Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors outline new business model to drive competitiveness and profitability
    Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi Alliance (RNM Alliance) has announced several initiatives as part of a new cooperation business model to enhance competitiveness and profitability, the alliance said in a press release on its website on 27 May. Under the new initiatives, the Alliance partner...
    Alliance Innovation Lab, Upstream collaborate develops cyber-security solution for connected cars
    Israel-based Upstream Security and The Innovation Lab have developed cyber security for connected vehicles, a company press release read on 25 May. The cyber-security solution was designed for connected cars within the Renault- Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. The entire process included a solution la...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan extends free trail for NissanConnect in US through 30 June
    Nissan has extended its NissanConnect Services Premium Plus complimentary trials by three months activated through 30 June, to assist its customers in the COVID-19 pandemic, the automaker said in a press release on 20 May. It has also included Nissan Concierge service for 2019 Altima Edition...
    Renault deploys 500 ZOE for ZITY car-sharing service in Paris
    Groupe Renault continues the operational deployment of the ZITY free-floating service in Paris, according to a company press release on 19 May 2020. The automaker said starting 20 May, a fleet of 500 pure electric Renault ZOE cars is available to Parisians on a self-service basis. The automaker said...
    New Kicks with e-Power powertrain is built in Thailand
    Nissan has launched the new Kicks with e-power technology, the company announced in a press release on 15 May. The new Kicks with e-Power powertrain is built in Thailand. "The launch of the all-new Nissan Kicks e-POWER in Thailand represents the disruptive and innovative DNA of Nissan that we contin...
    18-May-2020 News New Products
    Suppliers to the new Nissan Juke
    The second generation Nissan Juke is assembled at Nissan's facility in Sunderland #1, United Kingdom. According to IHS Markit production forecasts, output of the new generation Nissan Juke from the plant is expected to peak in 2022 at over 102,000 units. If you would like your compa...
    Nissan to launch new Voltia variant of all-electric van e-NV200 in Europe
    Nissan is set to launch the Voltia variant of its all-electric delivery van e-NV200 in Europe, the company announced in a press release on 7 May. The e-NV200 XL Voltia gets an elongated load bay with enlarged 8-cubic-meter cargo capacity. The e-NV200 XL Voltia will be made available in all European ...
    08-May-2020 News New Products
    Nissan to launch e-power technology in Thailand
    Nissan is planning to introduce its e-power technology in Thailand soon, the company announced in a press release on 5 May. Thailand will also be the first market after Japan to manufacture e-POWER technology. "Nissan's commitment is to change the way we all drive and live. As leaders in electrifica...
    COVID-19 pandemic: Nissan extends free trial of NissanConnect services
    Nissan has announced an extension of the free trial of NissanConnect services to its customers in light of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. We are extending your previously expired NissanConnect Services Premium trial with 3 additional months of service on a complimentary basis. ...
    06-May-2020 News COVID-19
    Nissan licenses Li-ion battery technology to APB for mass production
    In a press release on 16 April, Nissan announced that it has licensed its lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology to APB Corporation for mass production. APB plans to build a factory in Japan that will use Nissan’s technology to make all-polymer batteries for storage use. “We believe the widespr...
    Groupe Renault sets new strategy for mainland China; to focus on EVs, LCVs
    Groupe Renault has announced a new strategy for mainland China in which it will shift its focus on electric vehicles (EV) and light commercial vehicles (LCV), according to a company press release on 14 April. Groupe Renault will transfer its shares in Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company Ltd (DRAC) t...
    Android Automotive and COVID-19: Navigating a dynamic market in the cockpit
    After years of a record pace of vehicle sales, the automotive industry was once again showing positive signs for 2020, albeit at a relatively flat level compared with 2019. However, the industry is now scrambling to deal with a unique situation impacting every aspect of the economy—the coronavirus...
    14-Apr-2020 Insights COVID-19
    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
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