The tiny Nissan Figaro, which can be spotted in Britain in the thousands, is an oddball little convertible with an ardent following and a back story that is even odder.
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Aston Martin and Jaguar are retrofitting classic vehicles. “We’d hate for them all to just wind up gathering dust in museums,” an Aston executive said.
The biggest problem is speed, and not knowing it will take much longer to stop, experts say.
The automakers will develop and build pickup trucks and vans for various markets while pursuing wider cooperation on advanced technologies.
Automakers are rolling out models meant to widen the appeal of electric cars. But making it easier and faster to charge them is a crucial challenge.
Prosecutors made fresh accusations on Friday against the former Nissan chairman, setting up a legal battle that could keep him in custody for months.
The accord reached in lawsuits over false emissions readings could cost nearly $800 million, including penalties, fixes, warranties and compensation.
Mr. Ghosn, the ousted Nissan chief, made his first public appearance since his November arrest to defend himself in a Tokyo court against charges of financial wrongdoing.
The automaker, which has 68,000 employees in the region, including through joint ventures, is also reviewing its factory operations there.
While carmakers and audio teams must battle over environment, budget, weight and space, owners simply want their vehicle to sound as if Ariana Grande were riding shotgun.
The industry sold more than 17 million vehicles for the fourth straight year. But it is relying more on fleet sales, and economic winds are not favorable.
Some residents have responded to Waymo’s autonomous vehicle project by slashing tires, pelting vans with rocks and even drawing a gun on a vehicle.
The automaker said sales of the Model 3 sedan increased 13 percent over the previous quarter, but the price cut could signal softening demand.
With the exception of collectible vehicles, Vespa scooters hold their value better than anything else on the road.
Mr. Ghosn, the ousted Nissan executive, wasn’t supposed to succeed in Japan, but he never expected to fail like this. He faces charges of financial wrongdoing at the company he helped save.
Breaking a silence, Caroline and Maya Ghosn said they suspected that talk of “reimagining the alliance” with Renault had played a role in their father’s ouster on allegations of financial misconduct.
The appointment of two independent directors was required by a settlement the company reached with the Securities and Exchange Commission in September.
Greg Kelly, a Nissan board member who was arrested along with its chairman, Carlos Ghosn, was granted bail on Tuesday and prosecutors lost an appeal of the decision.
So many people give expensive cars as presents that gift sales can make up 10 percent or more of December sales for luxury auto dealers.
With driverless passenger services slow to become realities, the autonomous industry is casting about for ways to profitably use its technology.
Nissan’s board appointed a special committee to review its corporate governance but declined to set a timetable for picking a new chairman.
With more and more electric cars on the road, the utilities that feed vast amounts of electricity for building cars are tasked with fueling them, too.
Energy giants and conservative groups have been aggressively pushing Trump’s rollback of fuel efficiency rules for automobiles, a Times investigation found.
Carlos Ghosn’s arrest leaves the Franco-Japanese car alliance that revolved around him in limbo. There is no clear plan to fill the power vacuum.
The automaker’s move reflects the continuing American taste for big vehicles in a period of low gasoline prices.
The executive, Dan Ammann, is becoming chief executive of Cruise, which General Motors bought in 2016 to develop and commercialize autonomous cars.
With details scant and officials in both countries mum on the issue of American-made autos, industry experts were left guessing as to what the president meant.
Prosecutors in Japan charged the company and its former chairman with violating financial laws by underreporting his compensation by tens of millions of dollars.
Holiday season deals propped up U.S. auto sales in November, limiting the scale of annual falls at some carmakers and putting overall figures on course to top analysts' expectations, numbers from several top producers showed on Monday.
What used to be obligatory attendance at big-time shows, to attract thousands of media types in one place at one time, is now past.
The service, once seen as a disrupter in vehicle buying, has generated complaints from shoppers and a lawsuit from auto dealers.
The company’s chief says the automaker no longer needs a merger or alliance to remain competitive, thanks to strong sales of its S.U.V.s and trucks.
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