Reports: 250-Mile LEAF Coming Sooner Rather Than Later

Perhaps the biggest task Nissan has been faced with is increasing the range of its LEAF model. The current generation of the Nissan LEAF boasts a range of 84 miles, but according to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, that number may soon change. Ghosn hints that the 250-mile LEAF is closer than we think, which would nearly triple the current range. An unnamed Nissan engineer echoed the figure and said the new battery is both lighter and less expensive to manufacture. Currently, the Nissan LEAF is in its best sales year to date.
LINK: http://thenewswheel.com/reports-250-mile-leaf-coming-sooner-rather-later/

CNET Sees New Nissan Murano as Premium-Feeling, Outrageously Styled

The new Nissan Murano has produced a dramatic shift from its previous style. A new swoopier design and premium interior make the Murano considerably more stylish. Although some believe the infotainment screen is somewhat outdated, CNET claims the Murano is still a pretty good car. The simplicity of operation and lack of buttons both serve as selling points to many buyers. The Murano doesn’t have to rely on its looks, but they certainly stand out.
LINK: http://www.carscoops.com/2014/12/cnet-sees-new-nissan-murano-as-premium.html

Nissan, NBC & Adam Levine Launch “Red Thumb Day” to Urge Drivers to Stop Texting and Driving

U.S. Department of Transportation statistics show cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto crashes each year. These crashes cause a half-million injuries and take 6,000 lives annually. To help raise the visibility of this critical issue, Nissan has partnered with NBC Universal and Adam Levine to promote “Red Thumb Day” – inspired by “Red Thumb Reminder,” a program created by Steve Babcock of EVB advertising. Marking your thumb serves as an important reminder to not text and drive.

LINK: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-nbc-adam-levine-launch-red-thumb-day-to-urge-drivers-to-stop-texting-and-driving?page=2&query

Nissan Titan Truckumentary Looks Back Through the Brand’s Trucks

Nissan promised us more of its Titan Truckumentary, and now we finally have it. This new set-the-stage episode surveys the brand’s truck history in the US — from the 1960 Datsun 1 200, one of the first vehicles it sold, to the first truck it manufactured in 1983 in Smyrna, TN, the nineties Hardbody and the 1999 SUT Concept.

LINK: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/12/25/nissan-titan-truckumentary-video/

Nissan Murano Production Fires up in America for First Time

The third-generation Murano has now begun production at the company’s Canton, MS factory. “The strategic investments that Nissan has made in Canton serve as a testament to the flexibility, efficiency and talent of our workforce and suppliers,” said John Martin, Nissan’s boss for manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing. “In Canton, we build high-quality vehicles that compete and win globally, and the bold new Murano will build on that reputation.”


LINK: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/07/nissan-murano-production-canton-official-video/

Fully Restored Video: Craigslist 1996 Nissan Maxima Completed

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.


LINK: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/fully-restored-video-craigslist-1996-nissan-maxima-completed

Nissan Kicks Concept Debuts in Sao Paulo

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.
LINK: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/28/nissan-kicks-concept-sao-paulo-videos-official/

Nissan LEAF Sets Annual U.S. Electric Vehicle Sales Record — Again

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.”

LINK:http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-leaf-sets-annual-u-s-electric-vehicle-sales-record-again

Nissan Leaf Earns Good Housekeeping Research Institute “Tried & Tested” Recommendation

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.


Link: http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-leaf-earns-good-housekeeping-research-institute-tried-tested-recommendation

2016 Nissan Maxima Spotted for First Time

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.


Link: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/10/17/2016-nissan-maxima-spy-shots/

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