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  1. Nissan expects Leaf sales to hit 50,000Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Automotive News

    Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said his U.S. team should be able to raise sales of the electric Leaf to 50,000 a year, up from a little more than 30,000 last year. But Ghosn also believes that it is not current EV technology or a lack of appeal that is holding sales back -- only the need for a bigger U.S. public battery-charging network.

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  2. Nissan may add Rogue hybrid in U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 12 | Automotive News

    YOKOSUKA, Japan -- Nissan Motor Corp. added a hybrid version of the Rogue crossover to its Japan lineup, and may bring it to the U.S. The Rogue, sold here as the X-Trail, gets Nissan's one-motor, two-clutch hybrid system, powered by a lithium ion battery. The X-Trail Hybrid is expected to account for up to 40 percent of that nameplate's sales here.

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  3. Nissan's on-site suppliers free to serve competitorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 29 | Automotive News

    In hopes of wooing more Midwestern parts makers to its side in Tennessee, Nissan says it will allow them to supply other automakers from under the roof Nissan will put over their heads. Nissan said this month that it will spend $160 million -- with the State of Tennessee providing another $35 million -- to construct a 1.5 million-square-foot supplier building next door to its ever-growing assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn.

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  4. Nissan plans $160 million supplier park in Tenn.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Automotive News

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  5. Nissan plans $160 million supplier park in Tenn.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Automotive News

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  6. Nissan plants and suppliers ready to meet Ghosn's 8% targetRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Automotive News

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  7. Nissan expects to reach 10% U.S. share goal ahead of scheduleRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | Automotive News

    YOKOHAMA, Japan Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz outlined a four-prong capacity expansion plan that could power Nissan to its 10 percent U.S. market share goal ahead of schedule. He also said he targets increased North American operating profit margin of at least 8 percent, thanks to an influx of high-margin nameplates such as the Murano crossover and Maxima sedan.

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  8. Nissan needs more supply to hit U.S. goalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2015 | Automotive News

    Nissan's growth in U.S. sales and market share will force it to squeeze more vehicles out of its North American factories or find factory space in Asia. Without added supply, the automaker's target of 10 percent U.S. market share will be hard to reach, says Jose Munoz, Nissan North America chairman.

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  9. Nissan, amid sales gains, weighs options to boost car, truck suppliesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Automotive News

    Nissan Motor Corp.'s U.S. sales and market share gains will force it to squeeze more vehicles out of its North American plants -- or find factory space elsewhere. The automaker is contemplating a new wave of investment in the region to keep up with demand, Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz says.

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  10. Nissan N.A. jumps 15% on volume modelsRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2015 | Automotive News

    By comparison, the Honda brand reported sales of 90,202. Nissan has been attempting for the past two years to supplant Honda as the U.S. market's No.

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  11. Industry 'can't give up on EVs'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2015 | Automotive News

    Automakers remain under regulatory pressure to make giant gains in the average fuel economy and emissions of their U.S. fleets by the 2025 model year. With gasoline selling for less than $2 a gallon in some states, it's fair to ask whether the industry's investment in electric vehicles has been an expensive blunder.

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  12. Backed by ruling, union says Daimler must let U.S. workers discuss organizingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Automotive News

    The United Auto Workers union said on Monday that it will press managers of Daimler's Mercedes-Benz U.S. car plant to respect the right of workers to discuss organizing a local union while on the factory floor. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Mercedes-Benz U.S. International must rescind a rule in its employee handbook that prohibs workers from talking about a union in work areas while not on work time.

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  13. Backed by ruling, UAW says Mercedes must let Ala. workers discuss organizingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Automotive News

    The UAW said today it will press managers of the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Alabama to respect the right of workers to discuss organizing a local union while on the factory floor. Last week, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Mercedes-Benz U.S. International must rescind a rule in its employee handbook prohibiting workers from talking about a union in work areas while not on work time.

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  14. Ghosn: Nissan will fill gaps with Japanese importsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | Automotive News

    As Nissan pushes to boost U.S. market share and cut reliance on Japanese imports, it's clear which goal takes priority: selling more vehicles. Nissan Motor Corp. CEO Carlos Ghosn says the devalued yen has made his Japanese plants an acceptable solution to augment North American production as the company stretches for a 10 percent U.S. market share.

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  15. Nissan pushes quality initiatives for 'flawless' Murano launchRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | Automotive News

    Nissan has expanded North American production for current and future models. Leaf: Launched here in 2013.

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  16. Toyota drops resistance to 3-shift plantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2014 | Automotive News

    Toyota Motor Corp. is rethinking its longtime resistance to three-shift factories as it seeks to build more vehicles amid a self-imposed freeze on building more plants. The world's biggest automaker will begin dabbling with three-shift vehicle assembly in North America for the first time in April at its small plant in Baja California, Mexico, that produces Tacoma pickups.

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  17. Automakers in 'race' to secure aluminum supply, Constellium CEO saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Automotive News

    Employees inspect aluminum fenders at a Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tenn., in January. The 17.5 million cars and trucks expected to be produced in the U.S. next year will contain 3.2 million metric tons of aluminum, 28 percent more than the auto industry used in 2012, consultant Ducker Worldwide says.

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  18. Renault-Nissan rethinks EV battery strategyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | Automotive News

    NANTES, France The Renault-Nissan alliance is reviewing its in-house battery production to see how it fits into its long-term plans to be the world's leading maker of full-electric vehicles. Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says that the alliance will buy batteries from external suppliers rather than relying mostly on those produced by Nissan via its partnership with NEC Corp. "The goal is to make mass-market electric cars as efficient as possible," Ghosn said adding that the automaker wants to "put our own battery business in competition with the outside world."

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