Nissan is about to paint another mechanical picture using the Titan full-sized pickup as a canvas. We only get a teaser sketch of what will be next in the Ultimate Titan line of trucks with dedicated purposes. This one has been designed to serve the National Parks Foundation (NPF), the official charity of the National Park Service. This is another way Nissan's highlighting U.S. parks this year. In February, Nissan matched NPF donations 2-to-1 to help restore the protected landscapes after the government shutdown.
Last October the carmaker created the Ultimate Service Titan to help the Red Cross. That was based on a Titan XD Midnight Edition Crew Cab, replacing the bed with a climate-controlled Lightweight Bed Box from B&S Customizing. Last month Nissan unveiled the Ultimate Work Titan, a rig for the home-building work carried out by Habitat for Humanity. That also started with the Titan XD Midnight Crew Cab Edition with a custom desk and file storage system in the back seat of the cab, and a traditional bed holding a lockable storage system, tools, and a ladder rack.
Nissan didn't give fans a new GT-R or a new Z at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Instead, Nissan celebrated the 50th anniversaries of the models with special-edition packages and with the unveiling of the upgraded 2020 GT-R Nismo. The changes aren't massive, but Nissan claims the adjustments come together to make a noticeable difference.
The GT-R has gone through change after change after change after change. After more than a decade of continuous improvements, the gained knowledge has resulted in the GT3-inspired 2020 Nismo. The goal for the 2020 GT-R Nismo was to better blend road comfort and usability with the ultimate performance needed for the track.
Nissan Motor has been reviewing its management structure in light of the accusations leveled at former Chair Carlos Ghosn. As part of that effort, the automaker convened a panel with 3rd-party experts for the fourth time on Sunday.
It's apparently looking to create stronger roles for outside directors on the company's board.
TOKYO — Ousted Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn has offered to wear an electronic ankle tag and hire guards to monitor him in an unusual bid to secure his release on bail after two months of harsh detention in Japan for alleged financial crimes. Ghosn is also willing to remain in Tokyo, where he has leased an apartment, and post stock he owns in Nissan as collateral, his spokeswoman said. A new bail hearing is set for Monday after an earlier request was denied due partly to concerns the French executive was a flight risk. His release would allow Ghosn to meet more frequently with his lawyers and defend himself before the board of Renault, where he remains chairman and CEO, amid calls for his removal and potential moves to restructure the Nissan tie-up. Ghosn denies any wrongdoing as he awaits trial on charges of financial misconduct. "I will attend my trial not only because I am legally obligated to do so, but because I am eager to finally have the opportunity to defend myself," Ghosn said in a statement on Sunday. "I am not guilty of the charges against me, and I look forward to defending my reputation in the courtroom." Meanwhile, Ghosn's wife, Carole Ghosn, has written to French President Emmanuel Macron to discuss her husband's situation, her public relations representative said. The representative, Devon Spurgeon, confirmed a report in French paper Journal du Dimanche that a letter had been sent to Macron this month, but declined to provide details.