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NV350: Van-tastic

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 01:10

July 13 – Yokohama – The redesigned Nissan NV350 Caravan begins sales in Japan Thursday, sporting an enhanced lineup of advanced safety and convenience features.

Intelligent Emergency Braking, Vehicle Dynamics Control with traction control system functions and Hill Start Assist – previously available only on some two-wheel-drive van grades – are now standard on all NV350 models.

Intelligent Around View Monitor has been installed for the first time in small-size commercial vehicles in Japan, adding safety when parking in narrow spaces, or when cargo obstructs rear visibility.

Convenience features include the Back Door Auto Closer, which can fully shut the rear door without making a loud noise, while the Automatic Air-conditioner with Rear Cooler features a liquid-crystal display and large knobs to improve utility.

For more on NV350, watch this program, which features interviews with Chief Vehicle Engineer Yutaka Makita and others at the Hadano testing course. (English captions provided).

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The Caravan is popular among business owners as well as private customers, who use it for hobbies and leisure, such as camping or surfing.

The exterior includes Nissan’s signature V-motion grille, and its LED head lamps and rear combination tail lights add to the strong design impression while aiding visibility for the Caravan.

Nissan unveils “Wheels of Innovation” sculpture

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:31

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“Wheels of Innovation” sculpture displayed at Nissan Global Headquarters in Yokohama

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Chairman of the Board, Carlos Ghosn, Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa and other Nissan executives gathered at Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama on June 22, to unveil the “Wheels of Innovation” sculpture representing the company’s values and transformation over the past 17 years.

Chairman Carlos Ghosn, CEO Hiroto Saikawa and artist, Nadim Karam in front of the sculpture “Wheels of Innovation”

The sculpture was created by Nadim Karam, a Lebanese artist based in Beirut.

The 5-meter tall steel sculpture features five unique wheels that serve as representations for the drivers for Nissan’s growth: Globalization, Sustainability, Challenge, Alliance and Diversity.

“The power of Nissan has always and will always come from inside.” says Ghosn.  “The Wheels of Innovations stands here as an external symbol of what that power can achieve.”

Nissan Chairman of Board Carlos Ghosn speaking at the sculpture unveil

 

The 2017 Nissan GT-R: polished to perfection

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 02:50

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Tochigi, Japan – Nissan’s Tochigi Plant is the largest of the company’s three main assembly plants in Japan, in terms of land area. It is about 100 km (62 miles) north of Tokyo. Established in 1968, the plant today largely turns out luxury vehicles and sports cars. A particular point of pride is the plant’s unique manufacturing process for the Nissan GT-R.

Nissan GT-R Polishing Section in Tochigi Plant

The GT-R, a legendary supercar, is known for its mastery at every touchpoint. The craftsmanship that goes into making the model is carried out with the utmost precision, with each part built and finished meticulously. At the Tochigi Plant, a master craftsman, called takumi, brings the GT-R’s polishing to the ultimate level, using sensitive hands and sharp eyes to inspect, check and then polish each coat to perfection. This story explains the discipline behind the polishing process for the model year 2017 GT-R*.

* The takumi hand-polishing process is limited to select colors of the 2017 Nissan GT-R, such as “Ultimate Metal Silver,” in the Japan region.

Intelligent Power – In heart of every Nissan car

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:43

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What excites you the most?

Four different Nissan cars with different powertrains take on the race track in Sodegaura, Japan. Tackling the straights and corners in their unique ways, showcasing the driving performance of each powertrain.

Nissan Intelligent Power makes driving more exciting for drivers while continuing to reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency. Nissan is developing a variety of powertrain technologies to suit different market segments and regions around the world.

Nissan Intelligent Mobility is Nissan’s direction for developing and offering autonomous drive, electric vehicle and connected car technologies while making driving more enjoyable.

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New Nissan X-Trail with Intelligent Mobility: Auto Shanghai 2017

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 06:44

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April 26, Shanghai – Nissan showcases the new X-Trail SUV with innovative technologies and design at Auto Shanghai 2017, bringing Chinese customers a range of different vehicles to meet their diverse needs.

New Nissan line-up at Auto Shanghai 2017, China

The updated X-Trail with advanced safety features brings Nissan Intelligent Mobility to customers in China.

Nissan Intelligent Mobility is Nissan’s direction for developing and offering autonomous drive, electric vehicle and connected car technologies while making driving more enjoyable. 

“It’s a very popular model and a very important model for our brand in China.” said Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s executive vice president for global marketing and sales.

“We are confident that the new Nissan X-Trail, will meet the diverse needs of our customers in China and help make driving safer and more exciting for them.”

New Nissan X-Trail

New Nissan X-Trail introduced at Auto Shanghai 2017

The X-Trail is one of Nissan’s best-selling SUVs in China. The new X-Trail’s refreshed exterior reflects a high sense of style. The interior features a new D-shaped steering wheel and optimized space, including a flexible 5-seat/7-seat configuration.  

This popular SUV delivers an outstanding, sporty drive.

The new X-trail debuted in China on April 6 and is scheduled to be sold in about 150 markets.

For more about Nissan at Auto Shanghai 2017, please go to our global newsroom.