- Nissan Production, Sales and Export Results for July 2004
Nissan’s global production in July came to 274,392 units, up 6.5% compared with the same month last year helped by rising overseas production. Domestic production fell 3.5% to 134,201 units due to reduced demand for the March launched in March 2002. Overseas production rose 18.3% to 140,191 units. Production in the U.S. grew 16.8% to 48,685 units, propelled by the strong performance of the Altima sedan and the full-size Titan pickup truck. Production in Mexico rose 15.1% to 26,081 units. In the U.K., production advanced 13.7% to 32,059 units, while output in Spain increased 49.3% to 16,198 units.
- Nissan Develops New 4-cylinder Engine Series and New CVT
Successive adoption on small passenger cars beginning this autumn, new HR and MR series motors on the way.
- Infiniti Announces Pricing on 2005 Q45
Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $55,900 for its premium luxury flagship 2005 Infiniti Q45 sedan.
- Nissan Announces 2005 Maxima, Sentra Pricing
No Increase for Maxima, Enhanced Sentra Increases $100
- Nissan at the 2004 Paris Motor Show
New Pathfinder SUV for Europe, 350Z Roadster to be introduced in Europe next year, First showing of European Murano, X-TRAIL Fuel Cell Vehicle
- newstreet Auto Magazine: NISSAN PATHFINDER
Due to go on sale in March 2005, the Pathfinder SUV is a new addition to Nissan’s line up. It is an immensely capable vehicle intended for people with active lives who need a versatile car to complement their hobbies and pastimes. The Pathfinder was inspired by the Dunehawk concept vehicle which was displayed at Frankfurt Motor Show in 2003.
- Nissan's 4x4 Attack
Nissan will have two new European-market 4x4s at the Paris Show in September, although they don't go on sale until next year.
- 2005 Nissan Pathfinder Debuts at Smyrna Plant
Tennessee Governor Helps Nissan Celebrate Manufacturing “Job 1”
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- Nissan Canton plant on overtime to meet demand
Nissan Motor Co. will go to two six-day weeks each month through December at its Canton assembly plant to meet increased consumer demand, officials said. Day and night shifts have been extended to nine hours from eight and production employees are working two Saturdays a month, mirroring the production schedule at Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn., plant, where the revamped Pathfinder will be launched this fall. "The sales volumes are dictating that we make more vehicles," said Galen Medlin, Nissan Canton's human resource director.
- Nissan mulls base for manufacturing
Japan's second largest car maker Nissan Motor Co is eyeing a share of India's overcrowded premium hatchback market. It has initiated a study to assess the feasibility of entering the compact car market by locally producing its famed hatchback Micra.
- Nissan plant changes Mississippi town
There are 5,300 new jobs in the county at the Nissan plant alone.
- Nissan design chief says Quest minivan styling went too far
Nissan Motor Co. was too far on the cutting edge with the design of its Quest minivan, the automaker's top stylist admits.
- Nissan's Carlos Ghosn in exclusive interview on LBC
Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan Motor Company, appeared in an exclusive interview on LBC TV channel last night. He talked about Nissan's global plans while confirming the company's commitment to the Middle East market.
- Nissan Design America Creates Extreme Gravity Racer
A team of designers from NDA’s La Jolla studio sketched out a sleek, 8’x3’x3’ aerodynamic racing machine built strong enough to compete on the 75-foot wooden ramp and 200-foot straightaway. After months of concept work and design renderings, designers built the lightweight Nissan Gravity Racer composed of carbon-graphite tubing and covered with a translucent canopy, leaving nothing hidden on the frame, including the computer-generated CNC milled aluminum knuckles. In an innovative approach, the racer features wheelchair racing wheels complete with smooth bicycle tires inflated to 160 psi to optimize rolling resistance and reduce friction.
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- The Nissan Spec-V is a wolf in sheep's clothing
It's a good thing the police don't know how much power the Spec-V has.
- Interior aside, Infiniti G35x tops entry-level sporty luxury sedans
Save for the interior issues, the G35x is more than a match for other cars in its class.
- SE-R makes new Nissan Altima a joy ride
Last year, a new challenger emerged with the revised Mazda6 setting new standards for sporty handling among midsize sedans. Maybe that was the inspiration for Nissan to develop the SE-R, which gives the Altima a boost in sporty performance and handling in a potent package that is tastefully styled to be subtle — until you put your foot down.
- With Armada, Nissan's thinking big
Nissan didn't roll out any euphemisms such as naming a giant Tiny when it "up-sized." It aptly named its full-size pickup truck the Titan and gave its now one-year-old "Big Boy SUV" -- built on the Titan platform -- an equally imposing name: the Armada.
- Perfect mission for a Nissan Patrol
We were to transport the leaders of the society and leaders of society travel only on a Nissan Patrol. At least those who want to exude power. No other Sport Utility Vehicle exudes power like the Patrol.
- Nissan, TeamRTR Record Victory, Qualifying Record at Road America Event
Team also hosts Make-A-Wish Foundation Child as Honorary Crew Chief
- Renault fail to capitalise on qualifying high.
The two Renaults lined up in first and third for what was to be a rather interesting Belgian Grand Prix but while the Italian Trulli finished outside the points in a disappointing ninth, Alonso failed to make the finish line after he spun in unusual circumstances and ended up buried in the gravel. It later transpired that oil had leaked onto his rear wheels resulting in the spin, which unfortunately for the Spaniard was impossible to prevent.
- Nissan Foundation Selects 17 Nonprofit Organizations to Share $322,000
Eleven grant recipients located in Southern California to receive $235,000
- New Nissan Addition is Friendly to Environment - Current Permit for Emissions will be Suitable
Plant officials want to assure the public that the addition of a crankshaft-forging operation that will come online at the facility in 2006 is environmentally-friendly and the plant will not have to change its existing environmental permit for emissions.
- Nissan Donates $100,000 to Help Victims of Hurricane Charley
Nissan North America, Inc. donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund which enables the Red Cross to provide much needed assistance to victims of Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricane Charley. “Our hearts go out to the victims of this devastating storm that swept through central Florida,” said Pat Doody, regional vice president of NNA’s Southeast Region, which includes Florida. “When we see destruction of this magnitude, we feel compelled to do what we can to ease the suffering of our neighbors in our community.”