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Hanover CV show: F-A-B – Nissan NV200 is go!

Nissan’s NV200 concept van was one of the undoubted stars of the Hanover Show – and designer Ryoichi Kuraoka found an unlikely inspiration for its innovative demountable pod system. “It’s based on Thunderbird 2, the one with the pod,” he said. The inspiration isn’t recent either. Kuraoka has been with Nissan since 1981 – his CV includes the 1992 Micra hatchback – and he’s been a original fan of the British puppet sci-fi series since the 1960s, when he saw episodes on Japanese TV as a boy. “I

Crash Avoidance Robotic Car Inspired by Flight of the Bumblebee

What better way to advance the development of crash prevention technology than to mimic some of the best proponents of collision avoidance in the natural world? Bees. In a surprising project that will be unveiled at CEATEC, the humble bumblebee has given engineers at Nissan Motor Co.’s Advanced Technology Center a strategic hint at how to design the next generation of crash-avoidance systems. Based on joint research with the Research

More Murano than ever

Hot on the heels of the Qashqai+2 comes the striking all-new Nissan Murano, the second generation of a model that was key to establishing the entire crossover genre. Even more generously equipped than its predecessor, the latest Murano is priced from £32,795. Murano will continue to appeal to customers who appreciate the fusion of the dynamic driving characteristics of a luxury saloon and the security, space and desirability of an SUV. But it is now quicker, more economical to run, sportier

Nissan At The 2008 Paris International Motor Show

A world premiere of a futuristic concept car and of an all-new production car, as well as a heavily revised version of an existing model will be the stars of Nissan's 2008 Paris Motor Show. All the stars of the show share a philosophy of tackling the reality of mobility in and around the city, today, tomorrow and in the more distant future. Nuvu Nissan's vision for the future of urban transportation is encapsulated in Nuvu, literally a 'new view' of the type of car we will be driving in the middle of the n

Nissan Releases New Otti Minicar

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has launched a revised version of the popular Otti minicar, which goes on sale today at Nissan dealers nationwide. The Nissan Otti, which debuted in October 2006, is known for its simple, boxy styling and roomy, high utility interior. Marketed under the slogan “SHIFT_365 days: Minicars for daily living,” the Otti fits easily into the typical multi-story garage. Key refinements to the new model include redesigned exterior and interior treatments, improved fuel effici

Nissan Announces Price Adjustment On The 2009 GT-R

Nissan today announced an interim price adjustment on the 2009 Nissan GT-R due to increased raw materials costs. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* of $76,840 for the GT-R and $79,090 for the GT-R Premium model are effective immediately. Destination & Handling (D&H) is $1,000. The adjusted pri

Nissan Releases New Clean Diesel X-TRAIL "20GT"

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of a new clean diesel X-TRAIL "20GT," which goes on sale September 18 at Nissan dealers nationwide. The new X-TRAIL 20GT has met Japan's stringent "Post New Long-term Regulations"*1 – the first vehicle in the world to do so*2. Setting New Standards The X-TRAIL 20GT achieves high fuel-efficiency of 15.2km/L under Japan's 10-15 test mode operation, representing an increase of approximately 30% in fuel economy over a 2.5-liter gasoline engine with the same power

Nissan Announces Production Of Livina, Grand Livina In Brazil

Nissan officially announced the start of production for its first passenger cars - Nissan Livina and Nissan Grand Livina - in Brazil. Known here as a domestic manufacturer of 4x4 vehicles, including the Frontier, Xterra and New Frontier, Nissan Brazil will now add passenger cars to its manufacturing roster, with sales beginning in 2009. Carlos Ghosn, Nissan’s president and global CEO, made the announcement during his visit to Brazil, tog

2009 Nissan Rogue Named Top Safety Pick By IIHS

The Nissan Rogue has earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety. The Rogue, as well as nine other small SUVs, was evaluated for front, side and rear crash protection. The Top Safety Pick award recognizes vehicles that provide superior overall crash protection among vehicles in their class and only includes vehicles with available electronic stability control, the Rogue comes standard with Nissan’s electronic stability control system, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC). About the s

Zero-Emissions Technology Visits Nissan’s Smyrna Plant

Nissan’s Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Vehicle Showcases Innovation for Future Mobility Nissan’s hydrogen-fuel-cell research vehicle, along with several fuel-cell vehicles from other manufacturers, made a stop today at Nissan’s Smyrna Test Track as part of an historic two-week cross-country trip. The 13-day, 31-city Hydrog

Nissan Altima Hybrid Named To "Top 10 Green Cars" By Kelley Blue Book's

The Nissan Altima Hybrid, which offers the efficiency and fuel economy of a hybrid drivetrain with the performance and excitement customers have come to expect from the Altima line-up, has been named one of the “Top 10 Green Cars” by the editors of Kelley Blue Book’s In compiling the list, the editors considered factors such as comfort, performance, utility and technology, along with fuel economy and price. “The Nissa

Eleven Minutes, 58 Seconds And Zero Emissions

Lap runs on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany's Eifel region are often cancelled due to rain. But the wet weather didn't stop Nissan from taking its X-TRAIL fuel cell vehicle for a spin on the course recently, making Nissan the first automaker to record an FCV lap on the famous race track. Frank Eickholt, member of the Nissan 24 Hours Nürburgring race team and Nordschleife aficionado, skillfully steered the 1.3 million euro prototype through "The Green Hell"- as the course is often referred to - on stand