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Nissan exec says with existing factories ‘maxed out,’ automaker may build new plant in U.S.

2017-11-18 japantimes.co.jp
SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN – Nissan Motor Co. is squeezing all it can from its U.S. assembly plants and will need to build an entirely new factory if it keeps growing in the lucrative American auto market, a top executive said. (2-0)

Nissan inspection scandal: Managers in the dark as trainees checked cars - MarketWatch

2017-11-18 marketwatch
Improper inspections became commonplace in the 1990s, the Nissan report said, but may date as far back as 1979. (2-0)

Nissan Hints at Building New U.S. Auto Plant Within Five Years - Bloomberg

2017-11-17 bloomberg
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (2-0)

U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of 3 million vehicles

2017-11-17 in.reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co (F.N) to delay recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing. (9-0)

U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of three million vehicles

2017-11-17 reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co (F.N) to delay recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing. (9-0)

US rejects Ford petition to delay recall of three million vehicles

2017-11-17 channelnewsasia
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co to delay recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing. (9-0)

Nissan execs taking pay cuts over bogus vehicle inspections

2017-11-17 business.inquirer.net
Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa bows during a press conference at the headquarters of the automaker in Yokohama, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Saikawa and other executives of the Japanese automaker plan to return part of their salaries to show remorse over illegal vehicle inspections at the automaker’s plants in Japan. Earlier Friday, Nissan submitted to the government a report on its investigation into the scandal. (2-0)

Nissan cites poor communication in safety check malpractice, acknowledged to have started in 1979

2017-11-17 japantimes.co.jp
YOKOHAMA – Nissan Motor Co. President Hiroto Saikawa on Friday blamed a lack of communication between workers and managers as one of root causes for conducting fraud inspections of vehicles at the company’s assembly plants using unqualified workers, in a practice that had been routine for more than 30 years. (2-0)

Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota is bullish on hydrogen

2017-11-17 japantimes.co.jp
TOYOTA, AICHI PREF. – At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers intently fit parts into place by hand with craftsmanship-like care. (9-0)

Nissan blames staff shortage for improper tests, plans more inspectors

2017-11-17 in.reuters
YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd on Friday blamed a staff shortage for improper final inspections at its car plants in Japan for over 20 years, and said it would increase the number of trained staff as part of a plan to improve compliance. (2-0)

Toyota to sell electric vehicles in China from 2020 and may develop battery-powered autos with local partners

2017-11-17 japantimes.co.jp
BEIJING – Starting in 2020 Toyota Motor Corp. plans to introduce electric vehicles in China, and the carmaker is also considering selling battery-powered autos developed by its local partners under the Japanese brand. (25-0)

Nissan to brief on improper inspection on Friday - Channel NewsAsia

2017-11-17 channelnewsasia
TOKYO: Nissan Motor said it would hold a news conference on Friday to provide an update on the investigation into improper final inspection procedures: an issue that has led to the recall of 1.2 million vehicles in Japan. (2-0)

Nissan to brief on improper inspection issue at 0730 GMT

2017-11-17 reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T) said it would hold a news conference on Friday to provide an update on the investigation into improper final inspection procedures - an issue that has led to the recall of 1.2 million vehicles in Japan. (2-0)

Nissan's Infiniti to start producing new SUV in China next year

2017-11-17 in.reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co’s (7201.T) premium brand Infiniti will start producing a new crossover SUV in China next year, using existing manufacturing capacity in the northeastern city of Dalian.  (2-0)

Nissan's Infiniti to start producing new SUV in China next year - Channel NewsAsia

2017-11-17 channelnewsasia
Nissan Motor Co's premium brand Infiniti will start producing a new crossover SUV in China next year, using existing manufacturing capacity in the northeastern city of Dalian.  (2-0)

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