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Design

Design Chief Luc Donckerwolke Departs Hyundai

Luxury car guru has crafted the styling of many memorable Audi, Bentley, Lambo and Genesis models

Hybrid

LMC Auto’s Jeff Schuster on the Industry

When it comes to how the automotive market is doing—and how it is likely to do—you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who knows more than Jeff Schuster

Hybrid

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.

Interiors & Electronics

2020 Acura RDX A-Spec

Too much about racing. Not enough about driving.

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.

2020 Nissan Versa SR

Nissan has a new car for those who want a new car—not a ute.

Propulsion

Infiniti’s Electric Approach

As Infiniti moves into the future, it has devised a powertrain setup that will bring more drivers to an electrified future.

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

AutoPacific: What the IVAs Say

  You might be surprised what OEMs aren’t paying attention to

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.

Sales

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.

Hybrid

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.

Sales

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.