Some say that the hosts of “Top Gear” don’t know much about electric cars and that what they say about them is always wrong. The hugely popular motoring show on the BBC has gotten into another quarrel with an electric car maker by slamming the Nissan Leaf. Television host angers Nissan and the disabled in Read on! →


In 2008, the Renault-Nissan Alliance paid $1 billion for a 25 percent share in former General Motors partner AvtoVAZ, Russia’s largest automaker. By 2014, the European-Japanese alliance expects to own a majority share of the Togliatti-based automaker, reports Automotive News. The companies have agreed to pay AvtoVAZ’s Russian stakeholders approximately $750 million over the next Read on! →


Nissan has just announced that it will take reservations for the Leaf for customers who have had to wait to purchase one. The supply of available Leaf cars has dwindled to practically nil after the earthquake and tsunami badly disrupted the Japanese car industry. Now that production is resuming, customers can make a reservation for Read on! →


Nissan announced Thursday that it will be recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles around the globe because of a problem sensor that could lead to fuel leaks. The recall comes one day after Nissan recalled nearly 1,000 vehicles for a faulty airbag. Seven models affected in latest recall Thursday’s recall affects 249,522 cars from seven different models. Read on! →


Even when you’re the biggest game in town, you can always get bigger. That’s the philosophy behind the expansion of Nissan Motor Co. in China. Already the largest Japanese automaker in China, Nissan has announced plans to build a massive $785 million production plant in the northeast region at Dalian City. Tightening grip on the Read on! →


When a $90,000 sports car like the 2010 Nissan GT-R goes up in flames in the middle of a locked showroom, curiosity flares up like a bad case of the vehicle recalls. That’s exactly what happened days ago at a Gainesville, Fla., Nissan dealership, reports The Gainesville Sun. Not long after a security guard completed Read on! →


American motorists have been slow to embrace electric vehicles for many reasons. The cost and the lack or range and infrastructure are chief among them. Still others may be deciding to wait a bit until all the bugs have been worked out. Indeed, recalls and accusations of battery fires have plagued more than one major Read on! →


As the Japanese auto industry looks to increase production at North American factories, Toyota and Nissan have prepared for a major sales push, returning to major factory-to-dealer incentives. Cash, interest rate and lease incentives will apply to the majority of vehicles Toyota and Nissan sell in the U.S., reports Automotive News. The incentive plans have Read on! →


The long-belated Datsun brand, the fuel economy champ of the 70s oil crisis, is getting a new lease on life. Nissan is resurrecting the name to supply affordable, bare-bones transportation to consumers in emerging market countries. Datsun ‘did I read that right?’ price tag Nissan discontinued the Datsun brand in 1983, enveloping it into the Read on! →


For the first time in North America, Nissan has showcased its Nissan NV200 compact cargo van before consumers, reports Automotive News. A small utility van was unveiled in the U.S. at the recent 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Sales of the smaller van will begin in 2013, after the full-sized NV cargo van size appears in Read on! →