Ford Trucks has Toby Keith. Chevy has Tim Allen. And for its tough-guy spokesman, Franklin-based Nissan North America has hired Bret Michaels – front-man for the metal band Poison.
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Executives and dignitaries marked the start of a new engine line in Decherd Thursday. The standalone building is a step out from the Nissan nest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nissan North America says its March sales were the best ever.
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.
Nissan Vice President Johan de Nysschen says the new naming scheme harkens back to Infiniti’s beginnings, more than 20 years ago.
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.
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.”
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.
After 10 consecutive months of improvement, April sales for Nissan North America dropped slightly compared to last year.
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.
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.
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.
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.