Inventory Issues Plague Infiniti, While Nissan Continues To Increase Sales

Inventory Issues Plague Infiniti, While Nissan Continues To Increase Sales
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Nissan and Infiniti are operating at very different sales levels because of the March natural disasters that struck Japan. Nissan’s sales increased 6 percent in July over July 2010 to 77,191 cars and trucks but Infiniti’s sales slumped, declining 24 percent to 7,410. Nissan North America’s combined sales increased 3 percent to 84,601 units, which… Continue Reading...

Driver Captures March 11 Tsunami From Inside Car [Video]

Driver Captures March 11 Tsunami From Inside Car [Video]
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A fearless driver captured footage of the March 11 tsunami from inside his car. Yu Muroga was driving to work the morning of the March 11 disaster, when he filmed the destruction on the city streets. Some drivers made a run for it while other drivers stayed inside. There was likely a higher probability of… Continue Reading...

Japanese Auto Plants To Face Parts Shortages

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Japanese Auto Plants To Face Parts Shortages
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Japanese auto makers have been scrambling to assess the impact of the recent natural disasters on their supply chains, as North American production facilities face potential harm, as Japanese factories have begun suspending production in the face of a series of catastrophic events. Toyota has suspended overtime production at their North American facilities, while Subaru… Continue Reading...

Japanese Automakers Halt Production Amid Natural Disasters

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Japanese Automakers Halt Production Amid Natural Disasters
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With the recent earthquakes and tsunamis devestating Japan, automakers in the country are announcing a series of plant closures. Toyota, Mazda, Honda and Nissan have all announced plans to close various factories through the middle of March, although the plants could remain shuttered beyond that timeframe. Toyota led the pack by announcing that their plants… Continue Reading...