Sales of the new Nissan X-Trail in the UK have started, with the company releasing pricing and range details of their refreshed flagship SUV.
Among the highlights of the facelifted model is of course the addition of the ProPilot semi-autonomous technology, which allows the new Nissan X-Trail to drive itself under supervision in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising.
Nissan has produced its 150 millionth vehicle. While the automaker didn't specify what model took it past the mark (with multiple production lines around the world operating simultaneously, it may be hard to tell), we do know that Nissan Leaf prototypes are currently in production.
Nissan, founded in 1933, took 73 years to build the first 100 million, but just 11 years for the next 50 million. 58.9 percent of those cars have been built in Japan, down from 76.5 percent in 2006, when Nissan built its 100 millionth vehicle. The U.S. accounts for 10.8 percent of Nissan produced, while China and Mexico each represent 7.9 percent. 6.2 percent came from the UK, while 2.4 percent were built in Spain. Other countries make up the remaining 5.8 percent of production.
Taken into its second generation just last week, the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf is trying out a virtual Nismo suit, and it's not only for kicks.
A previous report said that such a version of the electric compact hatch could be on the table, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it's coming though, as an official decision has yet to be taken.
Priced from $31,765 including destination, the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder adds new additional features including standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), an enhanced Midnight Edition appearance package, and an innovative Rear Door Alert (RDA) system.
Will some elements of the Nissan IDx live on?
Nissan has filed a trademark application for “NISSAN IMX,” suggesting a new concept is in development. The new trademark is a bit similar to the IDx Concept, which although it was well-received, never headed to production. At the time when Nissan confirmed the IDx got axed, the company did say some of its styling may live on in a front-wheel-drive sports car. Could the Nissan IMX trademark bring that to fruition?
If there's a pickup truck — or maybe any vehicle — that's in more desperate need of an update than the Nissan Frontier, we haven't heard of it.
The Frontier hasn't been updated since 2005, a fact the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety noted last week when it gave marginal ratings to both its king- and crew-cab models, the worst ratings of eight midsize pickups it evaluated in crash tests. And our review of the 2017 version, which retails for $5,000 less than competitors like the Chevrolet Colorado or the recently redesigned Toyota Tacoma, concluded that, "The Frontier doesn't measure up against the newer midsize truck competition. It gets down to the price. And since the four-cylinder doesn't measure up to the V6, that too becomes all about the price."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Back by popular demand for a third consecutive college football season, the Nissan Die Hard Fan App now allows fans to enjoy the experience of the popular augmented reality face painting app via Facebook Camera Effects, making it easier and more collaborative than ever to show off team pride. Nissan is one of the first brands to leverage this new Facebook platform.
In addition, the new Nissan Die Hard Fan IQ, a game-show-style trivia chat bot game hosted virtually by Heisman winners, launched this season to let fans test their football fandom and challenge friends to test theirs, too.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2018 Nissan Pathfinder SUV, which goes on sale this week at Nissan dealers nationwide with a starting MSRP1 of $30,790. Pathfinder was extensively revised just last model year – with more adventure capability, a freshened exterior look and enhanced safety, technology, performance and style.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan is making several changes in the management team of its North American manufacturing, supply chain and purchasing organization. The changes are effective October 1, 2017.
John Martin, senior vice president, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing, Nissan North America is appointed Alliance executive vice president, Alliance Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management, Renault-Nissan Alliance. The Alliance converged manufacturing function covers global industrial strategy (including sourcing), production process engineering, production control and supply chain management.
YOKOHAMA--Aiming to get an edge on its rivals in an intensely competitive industry, automaker Nissan says it's attempting to foster a corporate culture that will produce manufacturing innovations in leaps and bounds instead of steady incremental improvement.
Its discussion of that effort is partly a swipe at bigger competitor Toyota Motor Corp. which for decades has favored the concept of "kaizen" or fine-tuning and bit-by-bit progress in auto manufacturing.