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Propulsion

Caddy ICE Age Coming to an End?

The bulk of Cadillac’s lineup—and perhaps all of it—will consist of electric vehicles by 2030, the company says.

Regulations

Nissan Expands Brake Recall to 394,000 Vehicles

Nissan Motor Co. is calling back 394,000 late-model sedans, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. that could develop a brake system leak that starts a fire.

Hybrid

Infiniti Affirms EV Plans

Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti unit plans to offer electrified variants of most of its models within the next two years.

Sales

U.S. Sales Grow 3% for Foreign Brands

An extra selling day, coupled with hefty retail incentives, boosted October deliveries of foreign brand cars and light trucks in the U.S. by 3% to 744,300 units.

Hyundai Hires Nissan Exec to Head Mexican Unit

Hyundai Motor Co. has named Claudia Marquez to take over as CEO of its Mexico unit on Nov. 1.

Business

Infiniti Pulls the Plug on Q70 Sedan

Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti unit will drop the Q70 large sedan from its U.S. lineup after the current model year.  

Mobility

IIHS: Lane-Centering Acceptance Off the Mark

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testers say lane-centering systems are less trustworthy than adaptive cruise control.

VW Names De Nysschen COO for N. America

Johan de Nysschen has been appointed chief operating officer for Volkswagen brand operations in North America, effective Oct. 1.

Design

Kia Lands Luxury Car Design Guru

Kia Motor Corp. has appointed Karim Habib, who left Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti luxury brand late last month, as a senior vice president and design chief, effective Oct. 1. 

Top Renault-Nissan Alliance Exec Deboeuf Quits

Arnauld Deboeuf, who ran the Office of the CEO for the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, has quit, telling his staff that Renault CEO Thierry Bollore ordered him to leave.

Business

Nissan’s Infiniti Brand Sales Chief Leaves

Karim Habib, who has headed design for Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti luxury brand, is leaving to pursue “other opportunities,” the company says.

Business

The Amazing Alfonso Albaisa

You can tell a lot about a person when it comes to handling a staff departure

Sales

Nissan's U.S. Dealer Data System Goes Offline

A Nissan Motor Co. data center in Denver has been offline since Sunday, cutting off the ability of Nissan and Infiniti dealers to order cars and parts, report sales, file warranty claims or track down cars at other dealerships.

What’s In a Name?

Well, one might assume there is a little meaning in there.

Infiniti Teases Sporty Crossover

Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti unit will add a sporty variant of its QX50 compact crossover next summer.

Autonomous Vehicles

Nissan Launches 2nd-Gen Semi-Autonomous Tech

Nissan Motor Co. is launching an updated version of the company’s ProPilot semi-autonomous highway driving technology on the 2020 Skyline sedan in Japan. 

Design

Ex-Ford Designer Woodhouse Lands at Nissan

Nissan Motor Co. has named David Woodhouse, previously director of strategic design at Ford Motor Co., as its new design chief for North America.

Business

22 Brands Opt Out of Frankfurt Auto Show

This year’s Frankfurt auto show in September won’t include 22 vehicle brands, according to Automobilwoche.

Business

Infiniti Moving HQ Back to Japan in 2020

Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti unit says it will move its headquarters from Hong Kong, where it has been located for seven years, back to Japan in mid-2020.

Sales

Welby to Head Infiniti’s U.S. Sales Operations

Nissan Motor Co. has named Bob Welby to head sales for the company’s Infiniti luxury brand in the U.S.

FCA N. America Brand Chief Retires

Steve Beahm, who headed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's Mopar unit and passenger car brands in North America, has retired after a 32-year career with the carmaker.

UPDATE: Infiniti Chief Meunier Quits to Head Jeep

Christian Meunier—who took over as head of Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti luxury brand in January, has stepped down to become president of Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s Jeep brand, effective immediately.

Hybrid

Infiniti to Produce EV in China

Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti unit will manufacture a production version of the concept Qs Inspiration electric sedan in China for the local market.

Infiniti Readies Sporty Electric Sedan

Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti arm says its all-electric Qs sport sedan previews an upcoming production model.