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  • Thu, Dec. 1, 10:16 AM
    • Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) unit sales +7.5% to 115,136 units. The sales gain comfortably beat estimates from research firms.
    • Truck sales increased 22.2% Y/Y to 61,455 units.
    • Car sales fell 5.5% to 53,681 units.
    • Sales growth by brand: Nissan +8.0% to 103,024 units; Infiniti +3.6% to 12,112 units.
    • Nissan Rogue sales increased 18% to 26,629 units.
    • TrueCar estimates on Nissan: Average transaction price -4.2% Y/Y to $26,693. Incentive spending +12.4% to $4,209.
    • YTD Nissan sales +4.9% to 1,411,680 units.
    | Thu, Dec. 1, 10:16 AM
  • Wed, Nov. 30, 9:59 AM
    • A top Trump advisor says the President-elect will only use the threat of tariffs as a last resort.
    • While the development isn't a shocker in the political world, a tariff overhang has lingered over Ford (F +0.3%) and Japanese automakers (OTCPK:NSANY, TM, HMC, OTCPK:MZDAY, OTCPK:SZKMY, OTCPK:FUJHY, OTCPK:MMTOF) since the election.
    • Some analysts thinks Trump is likely to face increased pushback on dismantling NAFTA from the business world after he sets up in the Oval Office.
    | Wed, Nov. 30, 9:59 AM | 54 Comments
  • Tue, Nov. 29, 4:56 PM
    • South Korea’s government says it plans to ban sales of some cars made by Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY), BMW (OTCPK:BMWYY) and Porsche (OTCPK:POAHF) after it found the companies manipulated documents to make their vehicles road worthy.
    • The government plans to levy a combined 6.5B won ($5.6M) in fines on the three automakers, which it says submitted documents that already had been used for similar models when they were applying for sales approval for some of their cars.
    • The government had widened its probe of certifications to more than a dozen foreign automakers after banning the sale of nearly all Volkswagen cars in the country.
    | Tue, Nov. 29, 4:56 PM
  • Tue, Nov. 29, 11:52 AM
    • Elaine Chao is the pick of Donald Trump to be the Secretary of Transportation, according to numerous media outlets.
    • Chao served in the cabinets of Bush 41 and Bush 43. Early analysis is that she may be a known quantiy to the Detroit Three (GM, F, FCAU) who worked closely with her on a post-9/11 task force and broadly during the Bush years.
    • The big picture: There's been some concern over the impact of the Trump administration for EV sellers such as Tesla Motors (TSLA -1.9%), Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) and Toyota (TM +0.7%) -- although the $7.5K federal tax break is already set to expire when automakers cross over the 200K U.S. EV sale mark. Federal fuel efficiency targets could be rolled back after Trump takes office, although some industry watchers think manufacturers are too far along in their EV, ridesharing and mobility projects to put the genie back in the bottle.
    | Tue, Nov. 29, 11:52 AM | 42 Comments
  • Mon, Nov. 28, 3:15 AM
    • Eight of Europe's largest carmakers are on course to miss carbon dioxide emissions targets that come into force in 2021, leaving them facing the prospect of billions of euros in fines.
    • Only four of the 12 largest companies - Peugeot Citroen (OTCPK:PEUGF), Toyota (NYSE:TM), Renault-Nissan (OTC:RNSDF, OTCPK:NSANF) and Volvo (OTCPK:GELYF) - are on track to hit incoming EU goals, according to PA Consulting group, which advises many of the companies on manufacturing and technology.
    | Mon, Nov. 28, 3:15 AM
  • Fri, Nov. 25, 9:46 AM
    • U.S. automobile sales are expected to increase 4.2% to a record 1.37M units in November, according to a forecast from Kelley Blue Book. The previous high for the month was 1.32M units.
    • This November includes two extra selling days than last year which provides an obvious boost. A high level of promotions around the Black Friday weekend is also seen as a sales driver.
    • KBB's forecast by automaker: General Motors (NYSE:GM) +8.6% to 249K, Toyota (NYSE:TM) +2.9% to 195K, Ford (NYSE:F) +0.1% to 187K, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) -4.5% to 168K, Honda (NYSE:HMC) +9.1% to 126K, Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) +8.3% to 116K, Hyundai-Kia (OTC:HYMLF) +7.0% to 113K, Subaru (OTCPK:FUJHY) +15.0% to 53K, Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) +5.5% to 47.5K.
    • Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) isn't running up the volume quite yet to make the KBB list, but that is expected to change in 2017.
    | Fri, Nov. 25, 9:46 AM | 125 Comments
  • Tue, Nov. 22, 10:42 AM
    • KKR is buying Japanese auto parts maker Calsonic Kansei from Nissan Motor (OTCPK:NSANY -0.4%) and other shareholders for as much as ¥498.3B ($4.5B).
    • The deal will see (KKR +0.3%) offer ¥1,860 for each Calsonic Kansei share and Nissan sell its entire 41% stake in the firm.
    | Tue, Nov. 22, 10:42 AM
  • Mon, Nov. 21, 3:50 PM
    • An agreement is in place for Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) to sell its 41% stake in Calsonic Kansei to KKR for around $3.6B, reports Nikkei Asian Review.
    • The proceeds are expected to be rolled into safety and environmental projects.
    • An official announcement is expected to be made out of Japan tomorrow.
    | Mon, Nov. 21, 3:50 PM
  • Fri, Nov. 18, 10:39 AM
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) are teaming up to sell cars online, according to Reuters. Consumers will still finalize their car purchases at a dealership.
    • The initiative will start off in Italy with the Fiat 500, Fiat Panda and Fiat 500L.
    • "The time has arrived to give consumers a new, more efficient and transparent way to choose a new vehicle," says Fiat's top exec in Italy.
    • Though the Fiat-Amazon tie-up isn't necessarily groundbreaking, it's still another crack in the dealership model that could have implications down the road.
    • Previously: Amazon launches automotive research portal, Amazon Vehicles (Aug. 25)
    | Fri, Nov. 18, 10:39 AM | 63 Comments
  • Thu, Nov. 17, 9:55 AM
    • Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) car registrations +0.2% to 40,225 units in October, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association.
    • Overall EU registrations -0.02% Y/Y to 1,104,506 units in October on broad gains on mixed results across nations. Registrations were up 9% in Italy and 4% in Spain, but fell almost 6% in Germany and were down 4% in France. YTD registrations are up 7.2% to 12.348502M.
    • Nissan market share: 3.5% vs. 3.5% a year ago.
    • Nissan YTD registrations -1.8%.
    • EAMA release (.pdf)
    | Thu, Nov. 17, 9:55 AM
  • Wed, Nov. 16, 9:52 AM
    • The Los Angeles Auto Show is off and running this week, with technology companies stealing some of the early headlines.
    • Samsung (OTC:SSNLF) got the ball rolling with its huge acquisition of Harman (NYSE:HAR), while Amazon dazzled many by showcasing its connected-car Blue Link technology that uses the AI-heavy Alexa in Hyundai cars.
    • Ride sharing platforms are on display, led by BMW's Reach Now program which is a potential Uber (Private:UBER) X competitor.
    • Edmunds.com may have sent a bit of shock wave through the auto retailer sector by demonstrating its advanced messaging platform that uses Facebook Messenger to help direct buyers to cars.
    • Then there is Olli which is the first self-driving vehicle to use IBM (NYSE:IBM) Watson as its brains.
    • There are plenty of new models on display at the Staples Center - including the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Volkswagen e-Golf, Land Rover Discover, Porsche Panamera and Mazda CX-5. The first look at the Jaguar all-electric I-Pace SUV is one of the more talked about introductions.
    • The all-electric Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model X mobile design studio will also be making an appearance in LA. Expect some updates on both as the GM vs. Tesla war starts to get ratcheted up.
    | Wed, Nov. 16, 9:52 AM | 111 Comments
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  • Wed, Nov. 9, 4:32 AM
    • The industry has been betting billions of dollars on globalized production and higher fuel efficiency, but Trump has been talking about moves to effectively reshore jobs to the U.S., while calling climate change into question.
    • Related stocks: TM -3.9%, F -1.1%, GM -0.4%, FCAU -0.4%, HMC, OTCPK:NSANY, OTCPK:VLKAY, OTCPK:DDAIF, OTC:HYMLF, OTCPK:BAMXF, TTM
    • #Election2016
    | Wed, Nov. 9, 4:32 AM | 101 Comments
  • Tue, Nov. 8, 11:04 PM
    • Shares of Toyota (NYSE:TM), Honda (NYSE:HMC) and Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) are all down over 3.2% in Tokyo trading.
    • The U.S.-traded ADRs are likely to see a similar drop tomorrow if global markets remain anxious over the U.S. election results.
    • The automobile industry is already going through a major period of disruption, which could include a new twist if trade policies are changed dramatically.
    • Previously: Japanese automakers eye reset with U.S. strategy (Nov. 8)
    • #Election2016
    | Tue, Nov. 8, 11:04 PM
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  • Mon, Nov. 7, 4:45 AM
    • HSBC +3.4% premarket as investors shrugged off an 86% drop in pretax profit following a big loss on the sale of its Brazilian business.
    • Nissan Motor (OTCPK:NSANY) cut its first-half net income forecast as a strong yen offset rising sales, but maintained its full-year dividend plan.
    • Softbank's (OTCPK:SFTBY) second quarter profit rose nearly 7%, boosted by a strong performance in its domestic telecoms division.
    | Mon, Nov. 7, 4:45 AM