Nissan was founded just before World War I, and is one of the largest carmakers in the world. In 1999, it entered an alliance with French carmaker Renault, which owns 43.4 per cent of Nissan, which owns 15 per cent of Renault. Its models include the high-performance GTR.

Sales of Nissan and Honda slide further in China

Nissan and Honda have been squeezed by the competition from other foreign names as well as local producers. Photo: Bloomberg

Sales of Japanese carmakers Nissan Motor and Honda Motor on the mainland slumped again last month amid intense competition from Western marques in a weakening economy.

Wednesday, 3 December, 2014, 6:40am

Nissan on track to hit sales target as Sino-Japan ties improve

Toshiyuki Shiga said a meeting between President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had the potential to revive the fortunes of Japanese products on the mainland.

Thawing relations between Beijing and Tokyo should help Nissan Motor hit its target of selling two million vehicles on the mainland in its 2017-18 financial year, the carmaker's vice-chairman Toshiyuki Shiga said.

24 Nov 2014 - 4:03am 2 comments

Carmakers step up push into automated driving

A Toyota car being tested for its automated driving system.

Competition is heating up among Japanese and US manufacturers to invent and refine autonomous car technologies that reduce the human driver's role in controlling the vehicle with the steering wheel and the brake.

10 Sep 2014 - 4:05am

Nissan expects to lead industry in Chinese sales

Nissan Motor's finance chief Joseph Peter says the firm will outpace the Chinese market for the first time in three years. Photo: Bloomberg

Nissan Motor says its growth in China next year will outpace industrywide sales there for the first time in three years as consumers in the world's largest car market return to Japanese brands.

6 Dec 2013 - 6:59am

Nissan pledges to make self-driving cars by 2020

Nissan says it will have a commercially viable autonomous driving system in multiple vehicles by 2020. Photo: AP

Nissan Motor says it will make cars that drive themselves by 2020.

The Japanese automaker made the pledge Tuesday at an event in California.

Chief executive Carlos Ghosn has said before that he wants Nissan to be the first to sell self-driving cars. But Tuesday’s announcement was more specific.

28 Aug 2013 - 9:53am

Nissan says July China auto sales up 1.8pc

Nissan makes vehicles in China in partnership with Dongfeng Automobile Group. Photo: AP

Nissan Motor and its local joint-ventures sold 90,900 automobiles in China in July, up 1.8 per cent from a year earlier, the Japanese automaker said on Tuesday.

That follows a 7.7 per cent year-on-year decline in June and a 2 per cent rise in May.

In the first seven months of this year, Nissan sold a total of 682,500 vehicles, down 7.1 per cent from a year earlier.

6 Aug 2013 - 2:28pm

Dongfeng, Renault to set up US$1.8b joint venture

Dongfeng had previously been reportedly in talks to buy a stake in PSA Peugeot Citroen. Photo: AFP

Ambitious Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Motor and France’s Renault may sign a deal this month for an 11 billion yuan (HK$13.8 billion) joint venture after a decade of talks, a report said on Monday.

8 Jul 2013 - 11:54pm

Infiniti aims for 10pc of luxury markets by 2020

Johan De Nysschen is leading Infiniti's campaign. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

To most car owners, Infiniti has little brand pulling power. But Nissan's luxury line - which set up its global head office in Hong Kong last year - says the brand will be better known than Audi and BMW in a decade.

Johan De Nysschen, who became the brand's president in July, said Infiniti did not intend to sell as many cars as its German rivals but would focus on getting to the top.

6 May 2013 - 3:34am

Motoring: Infiniti concept car

Designer Kei Kyu and the Essence concept car, the DNA of Infiniti's future models. Photo: Jonathan Wong

To mark its 20th anniversary four years ago, Japanese carmaker Infiniti unveiled a concept car intended to embody the very essence of its design philosophy - the DNA to be instilled in all future models.

3 May 2013 - 5:17am 1 comment

Recall likely to hit revival for Japanese carmakers in China

Recall likely to hit revival in sales for Japanese carmakers in China

A recovery for Japan's carmakers in the world's largest vehicle market hit a snag yesterday when Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda recalled 32,572 vehicles in China. But that is just a fraction of at least 3 million vehicles that the four companies are recalling worldwide due to defective airbags made by Takata - the world's second-largest supplier of airbags and seat belts.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:31am 1 comment

Dongfeng Motor aims for 7pc lift in Nissan sales

Growth at Dongfeng's partner Honda fell last month. Photo: AP

Dongfeng Motor expects sales of cars from its Japanese partner Nissan to resume growth in April.

But the group, which also partners with Honda, Peugeot and Volvo, set a modest sales growth target of 7 per cent, or 2.35 million vehicles, this year.

29 Mar 2013 - 5:19am

Japanese car sales fall further in China

Japanese car sales fall further in China

Sales of Japanese cars in China have yet to recover from a territorial dispute that erupted between the two countries in August over the Diaoyu Islands.

Figures released yesterday suggest sales improvements in January were temporary.

5 Mar 2013 - 5:26am

Briefs, January 19, 2013

Charles Lee Yeh-kwong was appointed as a non-executive director of Cheung Kong.

China discovered more than 1.4 billion tonnes of new proven oil reserves last year, its third-highest annual haul ever, while its proven reserves of natural gas rose by a record of nearly 900 billion cubic metres over the year, the Ministry of Land and Resources said.

19 Jan 2013 - 5:12am

Renesas to sell US$1.8b in shares to Japan fund, companies

Japanese chipmaker Renesas is to receive almost US$2 billion after selling shares to a government-backed fund and a group of corporates, including Micron Technology, Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, Panasonic, Nikon and Canon. Photo: Reuters

Renesas Electronics, the ailing Japanese chipmaker, will sell at least 150 billion yen (US$1.8 billion) of new shares to a government-backed fund and customers as part of a bailout plan.

10 Dec 2012 - 3:44pm

China passenger-vehicle sales gain 8.75pc in November

Staff walk past vehicles on display at the GM Buick Yongda dealership in Shanghai.  General Motors, the biggest foreign automaker in China, reported a 9.7 per cent rise in November sales to 260,018 units, led by its Chevrolet and Buick brands, outpacing an 8.75 per cent rise in the broader market.  Photo: Bloomberg

Chinese monthly passenger-vehicle sales rose to the highest in almost two years, beating analyst estimates, as consumer confidence improved with the economy and dealerships increased discounts to reduce stockpiles.

10 Dec 2012 - 2:58pm