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What If The UAW Wins At Volkswagen?

What If The UAW Wins At Volkswagen?

by / on February 14, 2014

Votes will be tallied late Friday night in the closely-watched union election at Volkswagen’s Tennessee plant. If the United Auto Workers prevail, other foreign-owned auto plants in the South may be looking over their shoulder.

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The Japanese Consul-General Motohiko Kato spoke at the expansion announcement in Shelbyville. Japanese companies have invested an estimated $14 billion in Tennessee, tracing back to Nissan building its plant in Smyrna. Credit: TN Photo Services

Nissan’s Biggest Supplier Will Soon Be More American Than Japanese

by / on September 3, 2013

Nissan’s largest auto supplier will soon have a bigger presence in the U.S. than it does anywhere else in the world, including its home country of Japan. Calsonic Kansei North America is adding 1,200 jobs in Tennessee, primarily to keep up with U.S. production of the Rogue and Murano SUV’s.

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Nissan Bets On Indian Middle Class For Datsun Revival

Nissan Bets On Indian Middle Class For Datsun Revival

by / on July 15, 2013

The Nissan-owned Datsun brand is coming back…at least in India. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn unveiled the new model at a ceremony in New Delhi today.

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People Are Buying Nissan LEAFs Because Their Neighbor Has One

People Are Buying Nissan LEAFs Because Their Neighbor Has One

by / on July 2, 2013

After several lackluster years, Nissan North America has sold more of its electric cars in six months than it did all of last year. More than 9,800 LEAFs were sold, surpassing 2012 figures.

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A First For Nissan: Building A U.S. Vehicle For GM

A First For Nissan: Building A U.S. Vehicle For GM

by / on May 14, 2013

Franklin-based Nissan North America has announced it will begin making its new compact cargo van for General Motors. The new NV200 will be sold as the Chevrolet City Express, available beginning in fall of 2014.

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Smyrna-Built Nissans Popular In The Middle East

Smyrna-Built Nissans Popular In The Middle East

by / on May 6, 2013

When the state released export figures earlier this spring, there was one wrinkle that caught our eye. Exports from Tennessee to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain jumped three hundred percent in the final months of 2012. Driving the increase is the latest model of the Nissan Altima, built at the company’s plant in Smyrna.

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Nissan Treats Temps to Car Discounts as Union Organizing Effort Underway

Nissan Treats Temps to Car Discounts as Union Organizing Effort Underway

by / on April 9, 2013

Nissan North America can soon offer discounted vehicle leases to a growing part of its Tennessee workforce – temporary employees. The benefit required a change in state law, which is now awaiting Governor Bill Haslam’s signature after passing the General Assembly nearly unanimously.

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Leaf Helps Drive Nissan to Best Month Ever

Leaf Helps Drive Nissan to Best Month Ever

by / on April 2, 2013

Nissan North America says its March sales were the best ever.

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Altima, Passat Beat Camry in Tougher Crash Test

Altima, Passat Beat Camry in Tougher Crash Test

by / on December 21, 2012

The Tennessee-made Nissan Altima and Volkswagen Passat have both received the highest crash test rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Not appearing on the closely-watched list is the top-selling Toyota Camry, which performed poorly in a new part of the test.

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Name Change Coming to Nissan’s Infiniti

Name Change Coming to Nissan’s Infiniti

by / on December 18, 2012

Nissan Vice President Johan de Nysschen says the new naming scheme harkens back to Infiniti’s beginnings, more than 20 years ago.

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Employee Killed at Nissan’s Decherd Plant

Employee Killed at Nissan’s Decherd Plant

by / on August 23, 2012

One of Middle Tennessee’s largest private employers says an accident has killed a worker at one of its factories. The incident occurred Tuesday at Nissan’s powertrain plant in Decherd.

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Nissan Cars Becoming More American

Nissan Cars Becoming More American

by / on May 29, 2012

Nissan North America’s cars are becoming less Japanese. The redesigned Altima that’s now rolling off the line in Smyrna is estimated to be 98 percent “American.”

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Nissan Breaks Ground on Joint Plant with Mercedes

Nissan Breaks Ground on Joint Plant with Mercedes

by / on May 9, 2012

Nissan is a few shovels-full of dirt closer to building engines for Mercedes-Benz in Tennessee. The Franklin-based automaker broke ground on a new manufacturing facility near its existing powertrain plant in Decherd Wednesday.

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Overall Nissan Numbers Flat Despite Infiniti Improvement

by / on May 1, 2012

After 10 consecutive months of improvement, April sales for Nissan North America dropped slightly compared to last year.

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Teenage Driver Safety Program Expands

by / on April 19, 2012

About 40 schools take part in it every year, but that number is about to double, with financial help from Franklin-based Nissan North America.

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Nissan Has Best September in 26 Years

by / on October 3, 2011

Franklin-based Nissan North America sold more than 84-thousand cars in September. That’s an increase of 28 percent from a year before and the automaker’s best September in more than 25 years.

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Nissan Confident in Department of Energy Loan

by / on September 27, 2011

Nissan’s new battery plant being built in Smyrna should be safeguarded from the budget winds in Washington, according to the company’s top American executive. A Department of Energy loan program has become a target for cuts. But the company isn’t worried.

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Nissan Becomes Lead Investor in Urban Green Lab

Nissan Becomes Lead Investor in Urban Green Lab

by / on September 27, 2011

Franklin-based Nissan North America is putting its muscle behind a proposed community center focused on sustainability. Tuesday the automaker made an initial $100,000 gift, along with a matching grant.

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Ford Hedges Bets on All Electric

Ford Hedges Bets on All Electric

by / on September 13, 2011

Ford Motor Company is towing its hybrid and electric cars around the country, reminding consumers of its fuel efficient offerings. A stop in Nashville highlighted the night-and-day difference between Ford’s approach to electric vehicles and the thinking at Franklin-based Nissan North America.

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Nissan Sales Show Continued Degree of Advantage Over Other Japanese Automakers

by / on September 1, 2011

August sales for Franklin-based Nissan North America are up more than 19 percent compared to the same month last year. Meanwhile, the two other big Japanese automakers continue to see declines as they struggle to recover from this year’s earthquake and tsunami.

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