Last year, Luke Aker, the owner of a 1996 Nissan Maxima, posted his car on Craigslist for the price of $1,400. To make his ad stand out from the others, Luke created an incredible one-minute film, showcasing the “finer” points of the sedan. Nissan happened to see the ad, and thought it was so clever that they decided to buy back the car from Luke. After much deliberation, Nissan decided to fully restore the 1996 Maxima and then take it one step further and make a second video with Luke once again at the helm. The new video, “Luxury Restored,” is now available for viewing on the Nissan Youtube Channel.
Nissan is deeply invested in the Latin American Market, which is why they are taking advantage of the opportunity to show off their Kicks concept at the Sao Paulo Motor Show. The Kicks crossover seems to fall somewhere between the Juke and Rogue as far as size goes. Said to have drawn its inspiration from Brazil with a “satin titanium” finish and bright orange trim — the Kicks concept emphasizes its Brazilian character.
The Nissan LEAF has already shattered the record for the most U.S. electric vehicle sales in a single calendar year for 2014. It surpassed the previous record of 22,610 that it set in 2013. “With nearly 20 electric cars or plug-in hybrid models on the road today, Nissan LEAF remains at the head of the class, outselling the nearest competitor by 50 percent through September,” said Brendan Jones, director of Nissan electric vehicle Sales and Infrastructure. “Since the initial launch in 2010, our primary goal is to bring electric vehicles to the mass market in a practical and fun-to-drive package, and we continue to deliver electric cars to more new buyers than anyone else.”
The world’s best-selling electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, was selected to be reviewed in the Good Housekeeping November buyer’s guide, along with seven other vehicles. The LEAF was specifically recognized for its “impressive” cruising range, value enhanced by available federal and state tax incentives and segment-exclusive Around View Monitor, which is great for parking and backing out.
We caught a glimpse of the next generation Nissan Maxima covered in camouflage with our spy shots. At the 2014 Detroit auto show, the car’s design concept was placed on display. The biggest influence from the concept is the V-shaped grille with smaller inlets on each side and jagged headlights. The Sport Sedan concept boasts a version of Nissan’s 3.5-liter V6 engine that churns out over 300 horsepower, coupled with a CVT that powers the front wheels.
Nissan has put the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV) to the streets of Waterloo, London to paint the town with graffiti art. The 100% electric Nissan LEAF is being used as a part of the efforts to bring awareness to the growing battle with poor air quality in the UK, while also cleaning up the streets. Nissan recruited Reverse Graffiti artist, Moose, to create a mass-scale mural that can be viewed in the subway on Station’s Approach, Waterloo. Unlike traditional graffiti, Moose creates his art by removing dirt from surfaces with a jet washer or wire brush. The same dirt that he uses to create this striking art is typically caused by matters from vehicle exhausts, which often exceed pollution guidelines and limits that have been set by the city. On this go around, the jet water used to create the reverse graffiti was powered by the Nissan LEAF. A portable device was used to convert two-days worth of electricity from the EV. Getting involved with this campaign places Nissan as a leading role in the push for clean air and smarter cities around the world!
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Nissan showcased two very different sides of its 2015 Pulsar Hatchback during the 2014 Paris Motor Show – a standard and concept version. Nissan is looking to rival the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus with its standard version, however, the concept represents a “devilish” twist to the Pulsar. The concept features a suspension that’s dropped to the floor, sharper steering, huge air intakes in the front bumper, flared fenders, a rear diffuser with central exhausts, carbon fiber trimming, interior race seats and a three-spoke steering wheel. Currently, Nissan says the Pulsar NISMO Concept is “only a design study at this stage.”
Since it was first introduced in 1984, the NISMO has set the bar for Nissan’s various high performance race models that have been introduced over the past three decades. Many would consider it to be both a prodigy and a muse. Over the years, it has spawned the iconic Z-cars, the head-turning R390 GT1 Le and the NISMO-tuned Skyline GT-R, which became known to fans as “Godzilla.” Let’s take a glimpse at 30 years of excellence from the Nissan NISMO!