The new sport-utility vehicle would be the third Infiniti vehicle model to be produced locally in China, the Hong Kong-headquartered brand's No.2 market after the United States.
Japan's second-largest automaker has recalled all 1.2 million new cars it sold in the domestic market over the past three years after discovering final vehicle checks were not performed by certified technicians.
The recall is the second major misconduct incident involving a Japanese automaker in as many years, after Mitsubishi Motors Corp admitted in April 2016 it had falsified the fuel economy for some of its domestic market models.
Nissan said this week it would recall all 1.2 million new passenger cars it sold in Japan over the past three years after discovering final vehicle inspections were not performed by authorised technicians at six factories.
The move comes as global automakers tap into a boom for such cleaner new energy vehicles in the world's biggest auto market and gear up to meet its stringent plug-in car quotas.
The settlement is similar to others reached with major automakers. In June, a federal judge in Miami granted preliminary approval to settlements with Toyota Motor Corp , Subaru Corp , BMW AG and Mazda Motor Corp totalling $553 million and affecting 15.8 million vehicles with Takata inflators.
Nissan expects operating profit to come in at 685.0 billion yen ($6.00 billion) in the year to March, lower than an average estimate of 778.4 billion yen from 21 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S, and down from a 742.2 billion yen profit posted in the year just ended.
Demand for cars, sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks in February dipped to an annualised pace of 17.6 million vehicles, compared with a robust 17.7 million a year earlier, according to Autodata Corp.
Japan's second largest automaker Nissan Motor Co today said its long-serving leader Carlos Ghosn will hand over the role of CEO to Hiroto Saikawa, a company veteran.
The announcement ends years of speculation over when Ghosn would relinquish the top job at Nissan to focus on French alliance partner Renault SA , whose investors have grumbled that he was stretched too thin leading two major automakers.
Nissan Motor Co will make its first major foray into internet-connected cars by offering an option in some new vehicles that will use big data technology to notify drivers when vehicle maintenance is required.
Dealers sold 2.3 million cars, minivans and SUVs in the world's biggest auto market, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Total vehicle sales including trucks and buses climbed 18.6 percent to 2.6 million units.
Japan's No. 2 automaker has agreed to make a 237 billion yen (USD2.29 billion) investment to acquire a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors, making it the single largest shareholder in its smaller peer.
Ghosn, who also serves as CEO of Renault SA, Nissan's alliance partner, has asked Mitsubishi Motors Chairman and President Osamu Masuko to remain president when Nissan takes a controlling stake in an automaker recovering from a mileage-cheating scandal, the Nikkei reported.
The company, which is aiming at 5 per cent market share in India by 2020 will launch the new products under its Nissan and Datsun brands.
In May 2008, Ashok Leyland and Nissan had formed three JVs -- Ashok Leyland Nissan Vehicles Ltd (ALNVL) for vehicles manufacturing; Nissan Ashok Leyland Power Train Ltd (NALPT) for making power trains; and Nissan Ashok Leyland Technologies Ltd (NALT), which is a technology joint venture.
Two people with knowledge of the matter said that the Japanese automaker wants to sell its 51 percent stake in Automotive Energy Supply Corporation, which makes lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. The company is jointly owned by NEC Corp.
Growth in total auto exports from India slowed to about 1.9 percent in the year to end-March compared with 15 percent growth in the previous 12-month period, due to falling sales to Africa.
"The biggest challenge is to support Mitsubishi changing itself and growing and being profitable and restoring its reputation," Ghosn told a news conference at Nissan's headquarters in Yokohama, south of Tokyo.
About 30,000 rescue workers were scouring the rubble for survivors and handing out food to those unable to return to their homes, after the quakes struck Kyushu island from Thursday. The biggest hit near Kumamoto city early Saturday.
Japanese automakers, map-making companies, and the government will get together to generate standardised intelligent maps, with plans to incorporate driving data gathered by the automakers, the paper said on Sunday.
The automaker has established Toyota Connected at its US headquarters in Plano, Texas, to consolidate its existing connectivity services and serve as the company's "data science" hub. Microsoft has a 5 per cent stake in the venture.
Ola expects to sign similar partnerships with other carmakers to achieve its target of adding 100,000 vehicles by end-2016 to its car leasing programme, the company said in an emailed statement.
Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co have also set 2020, the year of the Tokyo Olympics, as the target date to bring self-driving cars to market.
Automakers like General Motors, Nissan Motor Co and Renault SA have over the past weeks announced hundreds of job losses. Some have already reduced output, and industry analysts expect more to come.