Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced its plan to expand the use of Advanced High Tensile Strength Steel (AHSS) in to up to 25 percent of the vehicle parts (measured by weight) installed in its new production models. Nissan will make use of advanced high tensile strength steel starting in 2017 as one of its initiatives to help reduce vehicle weight.
Nissan today announced its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has earned the sourcing contract to build the next-generation Murano crossover, which comes as Nissan begins celebrating 10 years of manufacturing in Mississippi.
Today, a Smyrna, Tenn., family received an early Christmas present from Nissan and Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity—the keys to a house where they will spend the first of many holiday seasons together. At today's dedication ceremony, Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant Vice President Susan Brennan presented the keys to a Nissan-sponsored Habitat for Humanity house to LaRissa Robinson and her family.
Today, at a dedication ceremony conducted by Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County (Habitat Oakland), engineers from Nissan Technical Center North America presented the keys to the latest Nissan-sponsored and employee-built Habitat home to owner Capri Naylor. The ceremony in Pontiac included Nissan employees representing the 45 volunteers from the Farmington Hills-based Nissan facility who built the Naylors' new home this fall.
Nissan do Brasil sold 4,455 units in October, which is still a result of the end of the Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA) annual quota. In the end of October, however, the company was granted a governmental authorization to benefit from the new auto regime (Inovar Auto) and, therefore, able to re-start sales of its most popular models March, Versa, Tiida and Sentra.
Nissan's credit rating was raised a notch by Moody's Investors Service late last week, a rarity for Japanese manufacturers given the strong yen, while global economic difficulties, such as those in the euro zone, remain a headwind for automakers.