Nissan Motors

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.

Nissan says China sales to recover in three months despite island dispute

Nissan sells about one in four of the cars it makes in China.

Nissan Motor, the Japanese carmaker that sells the most cars in China, expects sales in the world's largest car market to rebound within three months, as demand for Japanese-branded vehicles recovers.

Friday, 5 April, 2013, 5:10am

Nissan head asks Japan PM to weaken yen

Nissan Motor president Carlos Ghosn. Photo: AP

Don't count Nissan Motor president Carlos Ghosn among those impressed with new Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ability to weaken the yen against all major global currencies.

2 Jan 2013 - 7:09am

Chinese car dealers consider quitting Japanese brands for good

Rioters vandalised cars from Japanese manufacturers across the mainland in protests three months ago. Photo: AFP

Three months after a territorial dispute led rioters to vandalise Japanese cars in China, carmakers from Toyota Motor Corp to Nissan Motor are luring back buyers with discounts and guarantees. But dealers like William Chen may need more persuasion to invest in the brands.

8 May 2015 - 4:41pm

Talking points

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Suu Kyi aide goes on trial over election claims

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Nissan wants in on Hong Kong's electric revolution

Nissan is hoping once again to become a major supplier of Hong Kong taxis: it aims to compete with mainland carmaker BYD to turn the city's 18,150 liquefied petroleum taxis into electrically-powered cars - a market worth HK$7.26 billion.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

The birth of Hong Kong cool

Trends are not always easy to spot for people who are too close to the action. Outsiders have no such difficulty, though, being able in an instant to assess that which is cool, chic and stylish.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Juke has broad appeal

Nissan has made crossover vehicles for a decade. The popular 3.5-litre Murano in 2002 merged the size of a sports utility vehicle with the comforts of a saloon and soon became a best-seller. The smaller, two-litre Qashqai has been equally impressive as a tall, economic hatchback.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Investors continue to pour cash into mainland as global markets suffer

Foreign direct investment poured into the mainland last month, rising 19.8 per cent from the same month a year earlier, even as growth doubts cloud other key world economies.

Inbound investment for July totalled US$8.3 billion, while for the first seven months of the year it was up 18.6 per cent to US$69.2 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said yesterday.

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland car sales to stay at full throttle

What his new wife will think no one can say, but car salesman Wang Shiping regrets the timing of his spring wedding cost him an opportunity to earn more money from the booming car market.

17 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Thaworn bags title and record

Thaworn Wiratchant shot a closing five-under 67 to win the inaugural HK$795,000 Dongfeng Nissan Teana Open in Anji with an Omega China Tour-record total of 20-under 268.

22 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Hu ready for Zhejiang test

Hu Mu will be one of the star attractions at this week's inaugural 700,000 yuan Dongfeng Nissan Teana Open in his native Zhejiang province, where the 19-year-old amateur (pictured) will play in his first Omega China Tour event since starting a golf scholarship at the University of Florida last August.

16 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


Classics on track for luxury sponsors

The Classic Car Club of Hong Kong's Sepang-based race section has had a very successful year, says Gerry Kipling who stood down this week after a three-season term as its chairman.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Robust demand sees Dongfeng Motor profit surge 74.6pc

Dongfeng Motor Group, the mainland's third-largest carmaker, yesterday said first-half net profit surged 74.59 per cent, fuelled by strong demand in the country.

Net income rose to 1.95 billion yuan for the six months to June from 1.11 million yuan a year earlier, according to a statement filed with the Hong Kong stock exchange.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


Beijing or bust

The Hong Kong-Beijing Classic Car Rally left Hung Hom after 'some licence/money matter' cropped up on the eve of its scheduled Sunday start, and postponed the nine-classics' 13-day trip to the capital for a couple of days.

31 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


The Lexus RX400h, 'the world's first luxury hybrid SUV', is on display until September 21 at the Japanese marque's showroom in Gloucester Road, says Yvonne Kwok, of dealers Crown Motors.

9 Sep 2006 - 12:00am