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In a bid to achieve a total of at least €4.3 billion (Rs 36,591 crore) in annualized synergies by 2016, the Renault-Nissan alliance has confirmed a plan. The plan envisions convergence of four key areas with a joint management from both companies overseeing them. The Renault-Nissan alliance wishes to improve its annualised synergies to reach a level of €4.3 billion Euros by 2016. Convergence of...

In the MPV and SUV segment in India, Nissan seems a bit underrepresented with the Evalia and Terrano. The Evalia has been a sales disaster for the brand, with the model averaging a meagre 44 units/month (July-December 2013 period). While the Terrano quickly became a best-seller for Nissan in India since its launch in October last year, there is no product above or below it. The older model of the Qashqai...

Nissan Motor Company has developed the Smart Rearview Mirror, the world’s first LCD monitor that provides clear rearward visibility and allows the driver to switch between the LCD monitor and the traditional rearview mirror. The gadget was introduced at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Smart rearview mirror is located in the same structure as the traditional rear view mirror. It has a built-in...

Nissan unveiled the new Nissan Juke facelift at the Geneva Motor Show. Apart from some exterior and interior changes, the Juke also gets revised powertrain options. Optically, reshaped LED daytime running lights, a revised front bumper, revised tail lights, new alloy wheels and paint schemes are central to the facelift. Three engines are available for the new Juke, with one new petrol engine and another...

In Nissan’s global SUV/crossover portfolio, the range would start with the Qashqai until 2010 which is when the Juke, a B-segment car with crossover proportions and unconventional styling, was launched. While the Juke is listed as a crossover by Nissan, the company wishes to call the car a “special crossover”, mainly for its styling. Nissan will bring a crossover in the A or B segment,...

Ahead of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show which begins on March 4, Nissan has teased the 2015 Juke which will have its world premiere at the show. The 2015 Nissan Juke will be the first major facelift for the B-Segment crossover since its launch in 2010. Coincidentally, the original Juke had its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The Nissan Juke facelift will premiere at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The...

Nissan India has sent out a statement today announcing the discontinuation of the X-Trail SUV and the 370Z sportscar. The company will continue to sell the Teana however. This move will allow the company to “focus on its locally manufactured models”, the press release states. While sales figures of the 370Z are unavailable, Nissan sold a total of 7 units of the X-Trail in the January-December...

Nissan has started work on the next generation Micra which is scheduled to go on sale in 2016. Though the launch is still a couple of years away, we spoke to Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative officer, design and brand management for Nissan Motor Company Ltd, asking him if the new hatchback would have any India-centric features. Nissan could have functional and specification changes...