Two non-Japanese designers, one a veteran insider, the other just poached from a luxury-brand rival, face a difficult balancing act leading Nissan Motor Co. into an era of new technology.
Canadian-born Tony Laframboise is the new president of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, a change that's part of a bigger executive overhaul at Nissan Motor Corp.
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Canadian Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the brand's new chief designer.
Nissan's elusive Kicks -- a new Versa-sized subcompact spotted road-testing in Michigan -- is getting closer to U.S. showrooms, but Nissan Canada refused to comment on whether it would arrive here.
In 2011, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn publicly scolded his Canadian dealers in the pages of one of Canada's largest newspapers. They responded.
Carlos Ghosn, the long-serving CEO who rescued Nissan from bankruptcy, is stepping down as CEO, having nearly finished his latest business plan and driven the Renault-Nissan Alliance to new heights with the acquisition of Mitsubishi. Hiroto Saikawa, who currently serves as co-CEO, will become sole chief executive.
In 2013, Nissan began tailoring cars and models more specifically to the Canadian market. For example, Nissan's U.S. arm had no interest in the Micra, but management thought it would do well here.
After Nissan's Star Wars tie-in kicked Rogue sales into hyperdrive last month, its marketing team is tackling a new mission: spreading the compact crossover's success to other nameplates.
Nissan is offering new Leaf buyers in Canada home charging stations at a discount just as the electric vehicle market starts to get a little more crowded.
Since its 2006 debut, Nissan has sold 2.5 million units of the Qashqai worldwide; two million of those in Europe but Nissan Canada President Joni Pavai would not say how many units the automaker expects to sell in Canada.
Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi will combine their electric vehicle platforms to reduce prices down to levels comparable to conventional gasoline cars, the Nikkei newspaper said
Nissan's partnership with Disney's Lucasfilm started with a little serendipity: the shared name “Rogue.” But to make the promotion work would require a much heavier lift.