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  • Ford is basically giving up on US car business, and GM is not far behind

    04/26/2018 2:35:14 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 129 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/26/2018 | Robert Ferris
    Ford's plan to reduce its passenger car lineup to just two models, and GM's difficulty selling passenger cars in the U.S. show how much tastes are drifting toward trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Ford will only update the Focus Active crossover and Mustang for the U.S. market, while GM called out a challenging passenger car environment. ====================================================================================================== So is it really the end of the American car on its home turf? From the way Detroit's major executives are talking, it would seem so. Ford said Wednesday it will only offer two new cars in North America over the coming years —...
  • I Just Bought a Brand New Old Car (Vanity/Chat)

    03/13/2018 10:32:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 94 replies
    03/13/2018 | R2
    The Nissan Xterra. It was an instant success when it first appeared in 1999. The SUV craze was in full bloom and every auto maker had at leat one SUV model for sale. And for good reason, Minivans were no longer cool. People were buying SUV's. In 2005 Nissan bought out the second generation of the Xterra. It was near as perfect a small SUV as you could get. 2 wheel drive or four. Automatic or six speed manual. 265 hp V6 motor. Rugged, tough and dependable In 2006, Motor Trend named the Xterra 'SUV of the Year'. And that's...
  • Electric Car Future at CES: Unveilings, Surprises and Disappointments

    01/16/2018 5:06:27 PM PST · by Armen Hareyan · 24 replies
    Torque News ^ | Jan 15 2018 | Alex Guberman
    CES 2018 has come to an end but the hype it has created in the world of electric cars is just starting to spread. One of the most anticipated unveilings of this week was the debut of the new Fisker EMotion, a 4 door luxury sedan with 400 mile range and the exotic suicide butterfly doors. It is Henrik Fisker’s second go at creating an electric car after his first company Fisker Automotive has gone out of business only a couple of years after the debut of the Fisker Karma. In my interview with Mr. Fisker he has explained to...
  • The Most Reliable Cars in the US: the 15 Cars Americans Keep the Longest Before Trading in...

    01/14/2018 2:38:46 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 261 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | January 14, 2018 | Emily Crane
    Toyota HighlanderToyota TundraToyota SiennaToyota PriusToyota RAV4Honda OdysseyToyota SequoiaToyota TacomaHonda CR-VToyota AvalonAcura MDXToyota CamrySubaru ForesterNissan FrontierVolkswagen Golf
  • Derrick Henry takes a swing at Tim Tebow's baseball career at 'Heisman House' (Nissan Commercial)

    10/06/2017 8:05:33 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    AI.com ^ | Oct 6, 2017 | Mark Inabinett
    Tim Tebow thinks the guys are going to a Halloween party costumed as "Star Wars" characters. But his "Heisman House" buddies are all dressed as Tim Tebow - except Derrick Henry. He's going as a baseball player. Alabama's 2015 Heisman Trophy winner pokes fun at the baseball career of Florida's 2007 Heisman Trophy winner in the latest installment of Toyota's "Heisman House" commercials. (It's really Nissan) In the ad, Henry is dressed in a No. 15 baseball uniform with "Bugs" written on the front. Tebow spent the first half of the 2017 baseball season playing for the Columbia Fireflies of...
  • UAW President Says Bribery Scandal Hurt Unionization Bid at Nissan

    08/14/2017 5:49:11 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    http://freebeacon.com/ ^ | 8/14/17 | Bill McMorris
    United Auto Workers (UAW) president Dennis Williams called the bribery allegations brought against the widow of a former union executive "appalling," adding that they may have led Nissan workers to reject unionization, but denied that they reflect the larger organization.In July, the Department of Justice indicted Monica Morgan, the wife of the late UAW vice president General Holiefield, and former Fiat Chrysler vice president Alphons Iacobelli for funneling $1.2 million from a worker training center to pay off Morgan's mortgage, buy luxury cars, and pay for personal travel. The indictment came just one week before the UAW held a historic...
  • AP Only Vaguely Refers to UAW-Chrysler Scandal in Covering Union's Nissan-Mississippi Loss

    08/06/2017 7:07:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/5/2017 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, the United Auto Workers failed in yet another attempt to organize an auto plant in the South. This time it was a Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi. Unlike in the 2014, when workers at a Chattanooga, Tennessee Volkswagen plant narrowly rejected the union, Friday's result was a 62 percent to 38 percent shellacking. Coverage of the UAW's defeat at the Associated Press overnight was reasonably measured, with one exception: a barely mentioned and completely unexplained Fiat Chrysler-UAW corruption scandal in Metro Detroit which influenced the voting. Reporter Jeff Amy's dispatch shortly after midnight Saturday morning (also saved here...
  • Why autoworkers must say ‘no thank you’ to unions

    07/31/2017 7:25:45 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, July 30, 2017 | By Terry Bowman
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: As a 21-year autoworker in Michigan, and a forced dues-paying member of the United Auto Workers for 19 of those years, I have watched union officials waste millions of dollars attempting to organize manufacturing facilities in the South. It has done so as workers in those factories have clearly rejected their efforts, time and again. *** This time, the target is the 6,400-plus workers at Nissan’s facility in Canton, Mississippi, who will have a secret-ballot election August 3-4. Those workers should proceed with caution and pay heed to the long-term consequences of their decision. *** Organizers will make many...
  • Bernie Sanders and Danny Glover Join Saturday March on Mississippi

    03/02/2017 4:42:21 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 3/02/2017 | Kenneth Quinnell
    On Saturday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and actor Danny Glover will join the March on Mississippi in order to protest a pattern of civil rights abuses against the company's predominantly African American workers. Also joining the march are Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, Sierra Club President Aaron Mair, hundreds of workers, civil rights leaders and social justice advocates. The march will end at Nissan's Canton factory, and the marchers will demand that the company start respecting its workers’ right to vote for a union free from fear and intimidation.
  • Trio charged in beating of Delaware County mailman

    10/21/2016 1:42:49 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 10/21/2016 | Julie Shaw
    ---SNIP--- On Jan. 30, the AG's Office said, the mailman had parked his mail truck on Harding Avenue in Morton to deliver mail to homes in the area. That's when the driver of a Nissan vehicle pulled up and stopped directly in front of the mail truck. As the mailman got out of his vehicle, the Nissan driver complained that the mailman was blocking the road and yelled, "This is my hood," authorities said. Later, as the mailman tried to walk by, one of the occupants in the Nissan slapped a piece of mail from the carrier's hand, the AG's...
  • Nissan revolution: could new petrol engine make diesel obsolete?

    08/14/2016 9:50:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 14, 2016 | Norihiko Shirouzu
    ATSUGI, JAPAN -- Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co has come up with a new type of gasoline engine it says may make some of today's advanced diesel engines obsolete. The new engine uses variable compression technology, which Nissan engineers say allows it at any given moment to choose an optimal compression ratio for combustion - a key factor in the trade-off between power and efficiency in all gasoline-fuelled engines. The technology gives the new engine the performance of turbo-charged gasoline engines while matching the power and fuel economy of today's diesel and hybrid powertrains - a level of performance and...
  • [Nissan CEO] Ghosn certain $2.2 billion deal for Mitsubishi is a bargain

    05/13/2016 7:11:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2016 3:46 AM EDT | Yuri Kageyama
    Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn is confident a 237 billion yen ($2.2 billion) investment in a controlling stake in scandal-embroiled Mitsubishi Motors will prove a bargain when sheer size is critical in the auto industry. Japanese transport ministry officials raided Mitsubishi Motors Corp.’s Tokyo headquarters Friday, as part of an investigation into inflated fuel-economy data for several models. […] Mitsubishi’s shares fell 43 percent between April 19 — the day before it announced the fuel economy scandal — and May 11. The stock cost 565 yen ($5.20) Friday, down 1.7 percent following a surge on the deal's news. Gaining Mitsubishi...
  • Trading With The Enemy (As Iran helps kill our troops, multinationals do biz with both sides)

    07/26/2011 11:54:27 AM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2011 | Mark D. Wallace
    It may not be politically expedient to admit, but Iran is engaged in a live, "hot" war with the United States and its NATO allies -- even as we continue to do business with it. US officials have recently detailed Iran's latest hostile military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the training and arming of insurgent groups directly responsible for the death of many Americans on the battlefield.
  • The future of the automobile is being reshaped in California

    11/19/2015 6:51:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/19/2015 | Jerry Hirsch
    Within walking distance of Tesla Motors' Palo Alto headquarters and across the street from Hewlett-Packard, Ford Motor Co. has set up a new Silicon Valley outpost. With a team of 100 reporting to a former Apple engineer, the Detroit giant is researching how humans experience machines, running autonomous-vehicle driving simulations and testing software that examines how bicycles and cars interact. "For 100 years, automobiles have been a mechanical engineering industry," said the center's director, Dragos Maciuca, who on his morning commute drives past a nearby research center of German automotive electronics and parts supplier Bosch. "Now, there is the shift...
  • Nissan To Trump-bashing California Dealer Ad: ‘No Bueno’

    07/29/2015 5:48:34 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 35 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 7/29/2015 | Aaron Cole
    Nissan scolded one of its dealers Tuesday for releasing an ad showing the battering of a pińata resembling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Automotive News is reporting. The ad depicts salesmen repeatedly hitting a Trump-looking pińata and declaring, “At Van Nuys Nissan, Latinos rule.” The ad was made after Trump denounced some undocumented Mexican immigrants as “rapists” in a June political speech. “We find these advertisements to be neither responsible or respectful, and we do not condone what they represent,” Nissan said in a statement. “We expect our dealers to establish advertising that is responsible and respectful and represents the...
  • NY to LA. 26 Hours. 28 Minutes. (New transcontinental driving record.

    03/31/2015 6:33:41 PM PDT · by nascarnation · 87 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 3/31/2015 | Jack Baruth
    March 28-29, 2015 Departure: Red Ball Parking Garage – 142 East 31st Street, NY, NY 10016 Arrival: R10 Social House – 179 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 13 states – NY, NJ, WV, PA, OH, IL, IN, MO, OK, TX, NM, AZ, CA 2811.5 miles in 26 hours, 28 minutes, 13 seconds 106.21 mph Overall Average 23 Minutes 17 Seconds Stopped 107.79 mph Moving Average 3 Fuel Stops: 8m13s, 11m29s and 3m35s 70 Gallons Fuel Capacity ~230 Gallons of E85 used 12.22 MPG
  • Nissan LEAF Drivers Drive More Miles Than Gasmobile Drivers In Europe

    01/09/2015 10:03:38 AM PST · by LogicDesigner · 100 replies
    CleanTechnica ^ | January 9th, 2015 | Zachary Shahan
    In Europe, at least, drivers of the 100%-electric Nissan LEAF actually drive about 50% more than average drivers of petrol- and diesel-powered cars. This helps to bust the myth that electric cars are inadequate for the average driver, and that electric car drivers don’t drive very much. It also indicates that Nissan LEAF owners must be saving a lot more money than generally assumed. Electricity for powering a car is much cheaper than petrol or diesel. The average driver will save several thousand dollars (or euros, british pounds, etc.), but someone who actually drives much more than average is going...
  • Ghosn: 'We are getting there' on making Nissan Leaf profitable

    10/03/2014 8:58:04 AM PDT · by LogicDesigner · 33 replies
    autobloggreen ^ | October 2, 2014 | Sebastian Blanco
    "We are getting into positive, which is good for this technology." – Carlos Ghosn After 19 months in a row of record sales in the US, the money picture for the Nissan Leaf is steadily improving. To date (well, until the end of September), Nissan has sold 63,944 Leaf EVs in the US and a total of around 140,000 globally. The company produces the electric vehicle in three countries: Japan, the UK and the US and has sold more standard passenger EVs than any other automaker. Add all that up and you get to an EV that is just about to be profitable. At...
  • Will Nissan Abandon Its $1.4B Stimulus-Backed Battery Factory?

    09/30/2014 11:23:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 30, 2014 | Paul Chesser
    Reuters sources inside Nissan are saying the production of batteries inTennessee for the all-electric Leaf, which stimulus-subsidizing U.S. taxpayers backed with a $1.4 billion loan, could be eliminated. According to the report, at minimum there is sharp debate over whether the company will continue to manufacture electric vehicle batteries in-house or contract with an outside supplier. Nissan partner Renault, which has 43.4 percent shareholder ownership in the joint company, is said to be pushing for outsourcing battery production – possibly to LG Chem. None who revealed the information were identified for the Reuters story. “We set out to be...
  • VANITY: Anybody take the dive in getting a Nissan Leaf?

    08/22/2014 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 159 replies
    Me
    So the wife & I are thinking on taking the plunge. I commute about 75 miles a day round trip to work & back. Based on that, I pay over $410 in gas/month on a paid car that is just getting more expensive to maintain. Any other FReepers who are owners care to give your experiences? Is it worth it?