More sales strength at Nissan

April volume at U.S. Nissan and Infiniti dealers rose more than a third from a year ago and more quickly than they did earlier this year. Sales of the company's top-selling Altima, Versa and Sentra models are up 35 percent year to date.
May 4, 2010 10:17 AM

State roundup: Agencies raise Tennessee's bond ratings

Also: Exports rebounding nicely, record numbers for Rivers & Spires, UPS-sponsored golfer barred from Memphis tournament, and more... [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
May 2, 2010 1:32 PM

Bridgestone names communications VP

Executive director to take former Karbowiak role; tire maker adds to community relations group
Apr 27, 2010 1:52 PM

Auto supplier names new CEO

Vista-Pro also sells assets to Alabama company
Apr 26, 2010 1:59 PM

Ready to rev your electric engine?

Starting tomorrow Nissan North America is taking reservations for its all-electric, zero-emission vehicle, the Nissan LEAF. Sign up to receive more information on the LEAF by the end of the day, at this link, and you'll receive a reservation email tomorrow. It will prompt you to create an account, configure your vehicle and pay a $99 refundable reservation fee. Nissan said 115,000 people have already signed up. Reservations for the general public open on May 15.
Apr 19, 2010 3:20 PM

Patent Patrol: 14 April 2010

In this week's batch of IP awarded to Tennessee residents and companies: Snuff conditioners, germicidal lights, a new way to track hypertension, and more...
Apr 14, 2010 1:49 PM

Another piece to Nissan's battery puzzle falls into place

Nissan has picked Mississippi-based W.G. Yates to handle design support services for the auto maker's Smyrna car battery plant. Construction on the assembly site, which has gotten major Department of Energy backing, is expected to start later this year. Yates also helped Nissan build its Canton, Miss., factory almost a decade ago.
Apr 8, 2010 9:59 AM

Will Benzes roll off the line in Smyrna?

The Renault/Nissan-Daimler tie-up may not be a whole-hog affair, but it will include each car maker manufacturing some of the other's products at its U.S. plants, meaning Nissan's Smyrna staff would work on cars "unlike any other." BusinessWeek's David Welch says it looks fairly promising.
I’ll give Ghosn his due. The Renault-Nissan alliance is one example of an alliance that has worked. Both companies have shared engines, parts and vehicle platforms to expand their offerings faster and more cheaply than they otherwise might have done. Ghosn had the advantage of running both companies. He won’t get into an alliance without knowing that there are some real projects in the works.
Apr 8, 2010 7:13 AM

Renault/Nissan hooks up with Daimler

Renault/Nissan and Daimler this morning formally announced an alliance that will share the companies' know-how on engine technology and small and electric cars. The first big milestone of the partnership is a small, jointly developed car that is scheduled to launch in 2013.
Apr 7, 2010 8:27 AM

Strong March has Nissan closing on Chrysler

Nissan saw its U.S. sales jump 43 percent in March versus a year ago, powered by its Maxima sedan and Versa subcompact. That's almost double the growth posted by the industry as a whole and means the automaker is nipping at the heels of Chrysler for fifth place in year-to-date market share.
Apr 2, 2010 11:07 AM