Nissan Brings The Family Out For A Day With Media

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Recently, Nashville hosted an impressive media drive program which featured almost every vehicle found in Nissan’s current lineup. Held at a mansion in Belle Meade, Tennessee, Nissan’s goal was to celebrate the bold new lineup of vehicles, and offer a glimpse at what might be coming next. “This event is absolutely brilliant because not only does it give access to the media to our full lineup, but also to things that we may want to have their feedback on. Today we have the European Nissan Qashqai diesel. We have the Nissan Micra, which we sell in Canada but not the U.S. We have new technologies – some we are looking at like Smart Rearview Mirror. Some ones we are just beginning to study, like the World’s Cleanest Car, the Nissan LEAF, with the Nano paint technology,” said Pierre Loing, vice president, Nissan Product Planning.
URL:http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/video-report-nissan-brings-the-family-out-for-a-day-with-media

Nissan NV Cargo Van Braves Arizona Desert

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Nissan turned over the keys of its new commercial vehicle, the NV Cargo Van, to the owners of Above and Beyond Delivery in Chandler, Arizona. The company then put the NV to the test on their most severe delivery route, including a trip to Copper Mine two times a day, 365 days a year. Drivers typically operate in extreme weather and challenging driving conditions. Within 32 months, the company racked up an incredible 550,000 miles on the NV. What was the final verdict? “Our maintenance costs went way down,” said Jorge Aguirre, operations manager for Above and Beyond Delivery. “It was the difference between night and day. If you don’t take chances, you never know, and this is a proven thing. If we hadn’t have taken the chance, we would still be with our previous product. It wasn’t just us – it was the truck that sold itself to us. It blew us away.” Above and Beyond Delivery now operates a fleet of approximately 20 Nissan NV 3500 cargo vans used to cater to the mining, pharmaceutical and food service industries.

URL: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/video-report-nissan-proves-com

Mysterious Spy Photos of Nissan Navara

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New spy photos of the next Nissan Navara have emerged on the Internet. Nissan had previously teased the pickup truck via photos and video, but these more recent shots taken of the vehicle are more up close and personal. These mystery photos showcase the front and the back of the rumored Navara. Specifications for the Frontier-inspired pickup truck were also included with the images. Apparently, there’s a 187-horsepower, 2.5-liter turbodiesel under the hood that produces 332 pound-feet of torque. The engine is coupled to a seven-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual transmission. No further information has been released at this time.

URL: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/06/06/nissan-navara-frontier-spy-shots-thailand/

Nissan Leaf, e-NV200 get orange treatment for Ultraman Ginga S

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The concept of the Ultraman Ginga S dates all the way back to the 1960s Batman Series where the crime fighting vehicle was first introduced. Nissan decided to put a bright spin on the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle by tricking out the vehicle from top to bottom for the Japanese television show Ultraman Ginga S. Featuring a bright orange color, cartoon additions, a body kit and cannons, this tricked out Nissan Leaf turns heads wherever it goes.
LINK:http://green.autoblog.com/2014/06/13/nissan-leaf-env200-get-orange-treatment-for-ultraman-ginga-s/

Nissan and PlayStation reveal future vision

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A few years ago, Nissan began the dream project of building the Gran Turismo supercar with the creators of the Gran Turismo®, Polyphony Digital Inc., the legendary PlayStation® driving franchise. With the hope that the Gran Turismo would be a vision of what a high performance Nissan could look like in the future, the much anticipated vehicle was created by a team of young designers at Nissan Design Europe, in London, England. Automotive enthusiasts will finally be able to discover the performance of the long awaited vehicle in July and get a good look at what future cars will look like. Nissan believes that the world is finally ready for a supercar of this caliber.
LINK:http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-and-playstation-reveal-future-vision

Nissan ZEOD RC On Track At Le Mans For The First Time

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The Nissan ZEOD RC recently completed its first 24 laps of Circuit de la Sarthe. While the car only experienced a few small technical issues, the recent driving test was a significant development in Nissan’s goal to complete an entire lap of Le Mans on pure electric power. “This has been a very important step in the development of the car and what we have achieved is actually quite remarkable,” said NISMO’s Global Head of Brand, Marketing & Sales, Darren Cox. “We knew we were tackling a huge challenge with the goal of building a car that could complete an entire 8.5 mile lap of Le Mans on nothing but electric power. We have certainly discovered why nobody has tackled it previously.”
LINK:http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-zeod-rc-on-track-at-le-mans-for-the-first-time

Nissan Develops Smart Rear View Mirror That Makes Passengers, In-Car Objects Disappear

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Introducing another innovative feat of engineering, Nissan has developed the Smart Rearview Mirror! Providing an unobstructed view for the driver when looking in the mirror, it adds more visibility for a safer driving experience. Using a small camera that is mounted right behind the vehicle’s rear window, the camera sends what it sees to a video monitor inside the rearview mirror, bypassing all the passengers and objects that the driver normally sees when using a conventional rearview mirror. Plus, the driver can also switch between using the traditional mirror and using the smart camera display.
LINK:http://www.techtimes.com/articles/7880/20140602/nissan-develops-smart-rear-view-mirror-that-makes-passengers-in-car-objects-disappear.htm

The LEAFs Are Falling and They Are Beautiful

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Nissan executive Andy Palmer implied at the Beijing Motor Show that the next-generation Nissan LEAF battery-electric vehicle will look better and go farther on a single charge. They haven’t released details of how much farther the vehicle will go, but regardless, the next-generation LEAF, which is rumored to arrive in 2017, will look more mainstream and reach for more range.
LINK: http://green.autoblog.com/2014/05/08/next-gen-nissan-leaf-will-look-more-mainstream-have-more-range/

The 2015 Murano Sets the Bar

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The Murano has been completely redesigned for 2015. The new Murano has an energetic, aerodynamic look that was created to feature unique design elements that you won’t see anywhere else. While the upper body was being smoothed out, the lower body was strengthened and special attention was paid to the anchoring of the lower body sections and the grille. “At Nissan, design is our brand promise, a promise that pulls people into our vehicles where they will be treated to an exciting driving experience,” said Nissan senior vice president and chief creative officer, Shiro Nakamura. “As the first of our new concept-based production vehicles coming to market, Murano sets our new standard.”
LINK: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/2015-murano-design-sets-a-new-standard

The Ride of Your Life Could Be in Your Driveway

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Nissan’s new Ride of Your Life Campaign left participants flabbergasted! They invited several people to the Horse Thief Mile circuit at Willow Springs Raceway to experience a ride in an Altima racecar. Participants strapped in and a professional driver took them a few laps around the course. We won’t spoil for you what happened next or the participants’ reactions. See for yourself by watching the video provided with this article!
LINK: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/05/08/nissan-altima-race-car-video/

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