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January, 2013

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Best of 2013 - Concept Cars

Many of Nissan's concept cars made headlines and took center stage at auto shows this year, embodying our passion for innovation and excitement.

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Best of 2013 - Autonomous Drive

Nissan shared its vision of Autonomous Drive vehicles on the road by 2020 at Nissan 360. The technology has since gone on to win an award and has also been test driven on public roads.

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Nissan's 80 Years of Moving People

Nissan's history began on Dec. 26, 1933; take a walk through that 80-year heritage.

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Nissan Heritage Car Parade in Yokohama

More than a hundred Nissan and Datsun heritage cars gathered for a 10-km parade in Yokohama to mark Nissan Motor Corporation's 80th Anniversary.

Habitat Project Builds a Home, and Repairs a Heart

Habitat Project Builds a Home, and Repairs a Heart

Juanita Clemmons, a production technician at Nissan in Smyrna, Tenn., traveled across the country because of her son. He inspires her to break barriers and to rebuild her own life.

Nissan LEAF Owner Turns 100,000 Gas-Free Commuting Miles

Nissan LEAF Owner Turns 100,000 Gas-Free Commuting Miles

Steve Marsh just watched his odometer hit 100,000 miles on his all-electric Nissan LEAF. He has had the car since May of 2011.

25-Year NYC Taxi Driver Says Nissan NV200 Fits the Bill

25-Year NYC Taxi Driver Says Nissan NV200 Fits the Bill

The Nissan NV200 taxi is hitting the streets of New York City and beyond. The new taxi has been available at select dealerships in New York City since late October.

Local Sourcing of Materials for the Nissan LEAF Brings Costs Dow

Local Sourcing for LEAF Brings Costs Down, Supports Product Development

Nissan is finding more and more ways to localize LEAF production in the U.S.

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Datsun in Indonesia: Meet the Risers

The return of Datsun didn't start with what cars to launch, but with the people. The Nissan Global Motor Center caught up with a group of Risers in Jakarta ahead of sales debut in 2014.

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Nissan Debuts Teana VIP at Auto Guangzhou 2013

Nissan unveiled the long-wheelbase Teana VIP, offering a new level of luxury for Chinese consumers.

Nissan's NV2500 helps deliver food to families in need

Nissan's NV2500 helps deliver food to families in need

Middle Tennessee fifth-grader Andrew Beam never has worried about getting his next meal.

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Speed interview with Usain Bolt on the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO

At the LA Auto Show, Nissan filmed the world's fastest interviews with the world's fastest man, Nissan's Global Director of Excitement, Usain Bolt.

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Autonomous Highway Star

Nissan's Autonomous Drive makes a first on Japan's highways.

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Michael Bartsch on Infiniti's Role as a Challenger Brand

Michael Bartsch joined Infiniti seven weeks ago as the head of the Americas region. We caught up with him at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Nissan Rolls Out Latest NISMO Creations at LA Auto Show

Nissan Rolls Out Latest NISMO Creations in LA

Nissan unveiled the newest members of its NISMO lineup at the LA Auto Show today.

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Nissan at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan revealed the IDx concept cars at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show, along with the new GT-R NISMO and BladeGlider EV.

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Talk of the Future: CEO Ghosn

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke with the Global Media Center about the appeal of Nissan’s new concept cars, the electrification of the industry, and the iconic GT-R, at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013.

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Nissan Debuts IDx NISMO and IDx Freeflow concepts at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show a pair of concept cars with radically different characteristics - the IDx NISMO and IDx Freeflow.

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The Road to #ZeroCompetition: Nissan GT-R Nismo

Nissan unveiled its new Nissan GT-R Nismo Tuesday, announcing the vehicle achieved a record lap time for a volume production car at Germany's famed Nürburgring in late September.

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The New Nissan GT-Rs Unveiled

CEO Carlos Ghosn introduced the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo on Tuesday and the 2014 Nissan GT-R, the latest iterations of the company's legendary sports car.

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F1 Champ Sebastian Vettel Takes Hot Laps at Infiniti HQ 15-mph Oval

Quadruple F1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel just made another world record, the first person to do hot laps in Infiniti's new Q50 at the company's North American HQ.

New 2014 Rogue Tech Delivers Fun, Confident Drive

New 2014 Rogue Tech Delivers Fun, Confident Drive

Confidence-inspiring dynamic technologies on Nissan's all-new 2014 Rogue put this small cross-over a step ahead of the competition.

NissanÕs Marketing Team is on the Hunt for No-Fear Startups

Nissan's Marketing Team is on the Hunt for No-Fear Startups to Extend Marketing Reach

Nissan Motor Company has put together its first-ever Marketing Innovation Lab.

Nissan Mexicana Opens Third Plant, Boosts Production for Sentra

Nissan Mexicana Opens Third Plant, Boosts Production for Sentra

Today Nissan inaugurated its third manufacturing plant in Mexico, fueling the company's output in the country to more than 850,000 vehicles annually from 650,000 today.

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Prime Minister Goes Public with Autonomous Drive Car

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Rides in Nissan's Autonomous Drive Car in First Public Road Test.

Winner of Nissan Video Contest Reveals the Magic Behind his Entr

Winner of Nissan Video Contest Reveals the Magic Behind His Entry

Andrew Jive is one of three people who won Nissan's "Your Door to More" video contest, in which users of Instagram and Vine showcase the all-new 2014 Versa Note in their own homemade short films

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Pulling its Weight

Nissan Motor Light Trucks, the center of design and development for Nissan’s range of Light Commercial Vehicles, marked a decade of successful growth with a visit by CEO Carlos Ghosn.

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Nissan Revises Full-Year Outlook

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced H1 results showing a rise in net revenues and income, but revised its full-year forecast lower due to sluggish conditions in Europe, higher-than-expected recall costs and volatile demand in several key emerging markets.

Gumbo Mud in Southeast Texas No Contest for Nissan PRO4X Series

Gumbo Mud in Southeast Texas No Contest for Nissan PRO4X Series

Nissan is in the development phase of its next-generation Titan full-size pickup, and the automaker is talking to the people who know trucks well – people who can provide the latest insight into what truck buyers want.

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First Nissan Taxi Sold in New York City is Picking up Fares

The first person to buy the Nissan NV200T, a taxi designed specifically for New York City, was medallion owner Ranjit Singh. He has been a taxi cab driver in NYC for 12 years now.

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ZEOD's A-Tire for Le Mans

Nissan ZEOD's Garage 56 Status at Le Mans creates a tech laboratory for both the automaker and tire developer Michelin.

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Rain Shortens Fuji Speedway WEC

Heavy rain shortens the World Endurance Championship finale at Fuji Speedway.

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WEC Drivers: Sunday Podium Eyed at Fuji Speedway

Drivers at the World Endurance Championship at Fuji Speedway eye a podium Sunday.

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ZEOD RC Makes Fuji Speedway Debut

Nissan ZEOD RC made its Fuji Speedway debut with former GT1 Champ Michael Krumm at the wheel.

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ZEOD RC Makes Nismo Pitstop

Nissan ZEOD RC was unveiled at Nismo headquarters, after eight months of development, design and construction, the first step in bringing EVs to the track.

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Nissan Celebrates 10 Million Landmark in Tennessee with Rogue Assembly

Nissan celebrated two major milestones today with the first U.S.-produced 2014 Nissan Rogue rolling off the line in Smyrna, Tenn. as the facility’s 10 millionth vehicle.

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Mobility EV-olution

Using a smartphone to book one-way passage, rental car pick up and drop off will be available at up to 70 sites in Yokohama using Nissan Mobility Concept EVs.

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Horner's Corner

Team Principal Christian Horne spoke ahead of the weekend race in Suzuka on the outlook for the Japan Grand Prix and Infiniti Red Bull Racing ahead.

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The Ginza Circuit

For the launch of "New York Week" at Ginza's Matsuya Department store, we discover what three-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel and the new NV200 New York "Taxi of Tomorrow" have in common.

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On the Grid with Sebastian Vettel

Infiniti Red Bull F1 Champion Sebastian Vettel eyes the Suzuka race and potentially his fourth straight Drivers' title.

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The Car That Drives Itself

Nissan debuts its Autonomous Drive vehicle in Japan at CEATEC 2013, and wins top prize at the CEATEC Innovation Awards.

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CEO at Autonomous Drive Wheel

CEO Carlos Ghosn tested Nissan's latest Autonomous Drive car prototype ahead of CEATEC JAPAN 2013.

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Brand on the Run: Nissan

Nissan moves higher in Interbrand rankings of top global brands.

A Day in the Life of an EV Fast Charger

A Day in the Life of an EV Fast Charger

Nissan is selling more LEAFs than ever before and is the lead sponsor of National Plug-In Day in 2013.

First-Ever Nissan LEAF Owner Says His Interest in EVs is Now "Pr

First-Ever Nissan LEAF Owner Says His Interest in EVs is Now "Practical"

Olivier Chalouhi bought the very first all-electric Nissan LEAF sold in the world. 

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A Letter to Art: Nissan Art Award

The inaugural Nissan Art Award and BankART Studio NYK exhibition recognize and support Japanese contemporary artists who inspire.

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Moving into Myanmar

Nissan Motor Company and Tan Chong Group have announced plans to build a new plant in Bago, Myanmar in 2015, after securing a license to operate and distribute cars locally.

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High Fashion Designers Put Signature Touch on the Infiniti Q50

The Infiniti Q50 had a new look revealed in New York City, thanks to two of the hottest designers in the high-fashion world. The cars were unveiled to media at the Infiniti of Manhattan dealership located in the city's famed Hell's Kitchen area.

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Datsun Return Gathers Pace with the GO+ in Indonesia

Datsun gains momentum with the world premiere of the brand’s second model, the GO+, in Jakarta.

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Corralling Work on the Next-Gen Nissan Titan

Herding cattle, mending fences, hunting and fishing. These are the memories of summer for Nissan's Rich Miller. A 10,000-acre ranch south of Boise, Idaho, was his playground.

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X-Trail Powers Ahead

Nissan unveiled the new X-Trail in Frankfurt, and expectations are high for the crossover SUV

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Nissan Unveils All-New X-Trail in Frankfurt

Mixing the strongest elements of its 4x4 heritage with world beating crossover know-how, Nissan has re-invented the compact SUV at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

All-New 2014 Nissan Rogue Debut

Nissan Unveils New Rogue to be Built in Tennessee

Nissan today debuted the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue. For the first time, assembly of this vehicle moves to the U.S. at Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn. plant. More than 900 jobs were added to support the production.

Nissan Shares Rare Vehicles with Cars and Coffee Club in So. Cal

Nissan Shares Rare Vehicles with Cars and Coffee Club in So. Cal.

There are more than 100 Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun vehicles from every corner of the world at the 2013 Nissan 360 media program, which is staged at the former Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, California.

How Nissan Uses Objects to Define and Maintain Design Intention

How Nissan Uses Objects to Define and Maintain Design Intention

At Nissan, it is not unusual for creative types to define and maintain design intention for a new vehicle with a collection of 3-D objects.

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Autonomous Driving Ahead

Nissan announces 2020 Autonomous Drive timetable, proving ground.

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Nissan's 20-20 Vision

Nissan EVP Andy Palmer says Autonomous Drive vehicles will come to global markets by 2020.

Nissan to Boost Americas Production Capacity

Nissan U.S. Manufacturing on Track to Nearly Double Export Markets by End of 2015

With significantly increasing production capacity in the United States, Nissan projects its U.S. plants will nearly double the number of export markets it will be able to serve by 2015.

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Unique Sound System on Infiniti Q50 Delivers a Concert in the Car

There are 14 high performance speakers in the new Infiniti Q50 that deliver a concert experience right inside of the car.

Big Families Deliver Big Kudos to Nissan's NV3500 Passenger Van

Big Families Deliver Big Kudos to Nissan's NV3500 Passenger Van

Nissan's NV3500 passenger van fills a need no other vehicle has met for one particular family in Boston, Mass. It's a vehicle Amy Harding has been asking for and only recently spied while on a trip to Florida.

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Nissan Patrol Sets New Guinness World Record

The Nissan Patrol sets a new Guinness World Record by pulling a fully-laden cargo plane for 100 meters.

A New Engine Choice Coming with the Next-Generation Nissan Titan

A New Engine Choice Coming with the Next-Generation Nissan Titan

Nissan announced it will offer a newly-developed Cummins V8 turbo diesel in its next-generation full-size pickup.

Nissan Motor Company Unveils Power of Global Footprint

Nissan Motor Company Celebrates 80 Years, Unveils Power of Global Footprint

Nissan Motor Company is marking its 80th anniversary with "Nissan 360." This is a month-long showcase of the latest breakthroughs in vehicle technology, sustainability and market expansion by one of the world's leading automotive groups.

U.S. GT Academy Winner Competes in Own Country for First Time

U.S. GT Academy Winner Competes in Own Country for First Time, Competing Against Europe GT Academy Winner

Steve Doherty, America's latest GT Academy champion competes in his first professional race on American soil: the Pirelli World Challenge in Mansfield, Ohio.

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Nissan’s Q1 Results Show 82 Billion Yen Net Profit; Forecast Unchanged

Nissan Motor Company announced first-quarter financial results Thursday, posting a net profit of 82billion yen, or $830 million.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Revs Up in India

With a returning brand, a thriving plant in Chennai and a partnership with Ashok Leyland adding another new model, it’s full steam ahead for the Renault-Nissan Alliance in India.

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Nissan GT-R Takumi: What's in a Name?

What's in a name? For builders of Nissan GT-R engines, everything. Meet the Yokohama plant's master craftsmen, who hand-build the supercar's engines.

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Takumi: The Master Craftsmen behind GT-R

On every GT-R engine, the seal of its master-craftsman builder is applied; here is their story.

Personal Libraries for Mississippi Preschoolers Funded by Nissan

Personal Libraries for Mississippi Preschoolers Funded by Nissan

Studies show that reading out loud to children is strongly related to academic achievement later in life.

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Nissan LEAF Soars, as 100,000th EV for Renault-Nissan Alliance Sold

Nissan's all-electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF, is selling at historic rates in new markets throughout the U.S., with Alliance EV sales now surpassing 100,000 units.

Silicon Valley Techies Envision Safer Roads with Autonomous Vehi

Silicon Valley Techies See Safer Roads with Autonomous Vehicles

The Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley aims to stay ahead of trends shaping the way people interact with their cars.

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Busan Style

Renault Samsung Motors takes on production of the Nissan Rogue - the first model built at the RSM Busan plant for U.S. export.

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Nissan Mexicana Celebrates Four Million Vehicles, Nine Million Engines at Aguascalientes Plant

Nissan Mexicana is celebrating the four-millionth car made at the company's plant in Aguascalientes.

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R&D for Datsun

Nissan Motor EVP Mitsuhiko Yamashita said Research & Development would utilize its global engineering strength to help support and expand the Datsun brand.

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Datsun is Back

The long-awaited return of Datsun is here. CEO Carlos Ghosn unveiled the attractive hatchback at a showcase event in India, with Datsun joining Nissan and Infiniti as Nissan Motor Company’s third marque.

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From DAT to Datsun

In the 1910s, engineer Masujiro Hashimoto dreamed of a 100% Japanese car, the DAT car, which would one day evolve into the Datsun brand.

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Datsun DNA

With just four days to go until the new Datsun's World Premiere, brand chief Vincent Cobee explains the link between the marque's storied past and bright future.

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Raising the Quality Bar

AvtoVAZ Director of Quality Laurent Fofana explains car production under the eyes of the Alliance Vehicle Evaluation System at the Togliatti factory.

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Driving AvtoVAZ on New Roads: Komarov

AvtoVAZ President Igor Komarov discusses the changes at the Russian automaker since his arrival in 2009, working with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, and the road ahead.

Nissan Performance Unleashed on Newest F1 Track in Austin

Nissan Performance Unleashed on Newest F1 Track in Austin

This is the first ever customer focused NISMO event of its kind, NISMO Performance Academy.

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Nissan Creates 900 U.S. Jobs to Support Rogue Production

Nissan is adding more than 900 manufacturing jobs to support production of the Rogue, marking the model's first U.S. production.

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Russia's Win-Win: CEO Ghosn

Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks with the Global Media Center in Togliatti, Russia, on the expanding contribution of AvtoVAZ, as the partners eye 40% market share.

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Alliance Crossroads: Togliatti

Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn visited Russia's Motor City of Togliatti, a crossroads for ties of the nation's top automaker and Alliance on the way to 40% market share.

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2013 Nissan Sentra Outshines the Competition

A new Nissan innovation could help drivers avoid getting a ticket for not turning on their car's headlights when it is raining.

2014 Versa Note Offers Class-Exclusive Technology and Class-Lead

2014 Versa Note Offers Exclusive Technology and Leading Fuel Economy

The Versa family has been the top selling car in this segment for 38 of the last 42 months. Nissan executives say this new model is designed to keep it there.

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ZEOD RC Makes Le Mans Debut

Nissan unveiled the ZEOD RC, the world’s fastest electric racing car that will reach speeds of more than 300km/h with electric technology at the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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Rewarding Innovation

Nissan is sponsoring the first-ever Southland Southern Culture and Technology Conference in Nashville, a hotbed for technological innovation.

Nissan Moves Dealerships Back into Dense City Centers

Nissan Moves Dealerships Back into Dense City Centers

The once crime ridden area called Hell's Kitchen in New York City is now considered to be an ideal location for many car companies.

VIDEO REPORT: New York City Taxi Drivers and Fleet Owners Weigh-in on Final Taxi of Tomorrow Prototype

NYC Taxi Drivers, Fleet Owners Weigh-in on Nissan Prototype

New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow vision is about to be realized in just a few months, as this fall the all-new and completely redesigned taxis are due on city streets.

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Debut DAYZ for New Minicar

Nissan displayed the new DAYZ minicar at a press conference celebrating its sales launch.

Nissan Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone in Mississippi

Nissan Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone in Mississippi

Ten years ago, Nissan Motor Company brought auto manufacturing to Canton, Miss., creating jobs and opportunities for thousands of residents from the area’s surrounding communities.

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At the Wheel: Driver Keiko Ihara

Nissan signs partnership agreement Keiko Ihara, the only Japanese female driver in the World Endurance Championship, to promote electric vehicles.

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All in a DAYZ

New minicars from Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors rolled off the production line Monday, soon to compete in a category that accounts for 40% of Japan's car market.

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Nissan Mexicana Still Numero Uno

Nissan is Mexico's top automaker, with a 25.5% market share, and the Global Media Center spoke with top regional executives about growth ahead.

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Nissan Safety Driving Forum Belts Up India

The Nissan Safety Driving Forum kicked off in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai this year, aiming for more Indian drivers and passengers to belt up.

Usain Bolt Golden Again with Unique Nissan GT-R

Gorgeous, Glistening and Gold

Earlier this month, Usain Bolt got a custom-made Nissan GT-R. The world's fastest man loves Nissan's fastest car.

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Taking Q50 for a Ride

CEO Carlos Ghosn takes the new Infiniti Q50 for a road test, as production begins in Japan.

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Nissan CEO on Results, Yen, EVs, China and Power 88

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks with the Global Media Center on financial results, the yen, EVs, China and Power 88.

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The Power of Three: Nissan Posts $4.1 Billion Profit

Nissan’s net profit rises to $4.13 billion in the business year ended in March, overcoming headwinds in key markets.

Nissan Plant in Mexico Powered 50% by Renewable Energy

Nissan Plant in Mexico Powered 50% by Renewable Energy

Today, 50% of energy used by the Nissan Aguascalientes plant comes from renewable sources, the first Renault-Nissan Alliance facility to achieve this milestone.

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The World is a Race Track for Nissan's Expanding NISMO Line

Nissan's Motorsports brand, NISMO, is growing and changing beyond the racetrack.

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Growing the Grid: EV Taxis Drive Infrastructure Transformation in Mexico, Latin America

The fully electric Nissan LEAF has been zooming across the country of Mexico for months now.

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Nissan Invests $500,000 in Canton Schools, Future Workforce

Nissan is donating $500,000 to public elementary schools in Canton, Miss. The funding is intended to help children who are not keeping pace with their curriculum.

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New Nissan Plant in Aguascalientes Nears Completion in Record Time

Nissan is in the middle of expanding production across the Americas. Construction is underway for new manufacturing plants that will be located in Brazil, Mexico and the United States.

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Nissan to build Micra at Renault Plant

Nissan will make the replacement for the current Micra at a Renault plant in France from 2016, using available Alliance capacity.

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Mexican Red Cross Builds Nissan NV Into Ambulance Fleet

There now are 30 Nissan NV2500s being used for ambulances by the Mexican Red Cross.

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Venucia's EV Dream

Venucia's electric VIWA concept car at the Shanghai Auto Show hopes to ride on the Chinese government’s plan to popularize zero-emissions technology.

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Designs for Infiniti

Infiniti's new executive design director Alfonso Albaisa shares his vision for the premium brand.

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A Taste of Shanghai

Asia's biggest auto show highlights the best and brightest models for China, as well as how crowded the word's No.1 car market has become.

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Infiniti at Auto Shanghai 2013

Infiniti underlined its commitment to China at Auto Shanghai 2013, announcing local production of two models from 2014.

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Nissan, New York City Launch LEAF Electric Vehicle Taxi Pilot

To celebrate Earth Day, Nissan and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a new EV taxi pilot with Nissan LEAF.

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Infiniti Paves the Road Ahead

Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen details the road ahead in China.

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Shanghai Auto Show Opens

Asia's top auto show kicked off in the world's biggest car market, with some 2,000 exhibitors on hand in Shanghai.

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China's Friend-ME Concept

Nissan's Francois Bancon details the China story behind the Friend-ME concept, to be unveiled at the Shanghai Motor Show.

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Readying for Shanghai

Nissan showcases its global motorshow booth design for the first time in Asia at Auto Shanghai 2013.

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Football Greats Meet In New Orleans, Lend Muscle to Habitat Home Build

Former Heisman winners typically get together at least once a year in New York City for the ceremonial induction of the next trophy winner. Many also meet up at other times during the year because they have developed deep friendships.

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Super GT Result Okayama in the Mirror

NISMO was able to grab a podium, but Honda captured the top spots in the season opening race for Super GT in an exciting finale.

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MOTUL AUTECH Takes Okayama Super GT Podium

The #23 MOTUL AUTECH GT-R placed third at the opening round of the 2013 Super GT season in Okayama, with Honda nabbing the top two spots on the podium.

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Nissan Americas Sales & Marketing Chief Looks at the Road Ahead

José Muñoz, senior vice president for sales and marketing in Nissan's Americas region, took his new role in late March, after driving a 34-month run of success in Mexico.

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NISMO invokes Samurai spirit for Super GT

Race cars blessed with sacred sake ahead of first race of season at Okayama. NISMO hopes for third successive championship.

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Handicraft: The Art of Clay Modeling

Clay modeling mixes design, sculpting and engineering, taking automotive sketches from drawing boards to customized reality.

Infiniti's President Looks Back at Year One, Gears up for More

Infiniti's President Looks at Year One, What's Next

Near his one-year anniversary at the helm of Infiniti, Johan de Nysschen, the company's president, spoke with the Media Center at the New York International Auto Show.

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CEO Ghosn: Plugged into Smart Discipline

In a wide-ranging interview at the New York International Auto Show, CEO Carlos Ghosn backed the company's EV strategy and said 'smart discipline' is key to Nissan's success.

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Tama EV's Aerodynamic Heritage

The Nissan restoration team's Masahiko Isobe explains the unique characteristics of the Tama electric vehicle, which helped to pave the way for Nissan's lineup of zero-emission vehicles.

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New York Roundtable with CEO Ghosn

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn takes questions from the media during the 2013 New York International Auto Show.

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PM Cameron Joins Start of UK LEAF Production

UK Prime Minister David Cameron was among the guests as Nissan began production of the Nissan LEAF electric vehicle at its Sunderland plant.

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Infiniti Moving Fast at New York Auto Show

With Infiniti’s new South Africa-born president, new headquarters in Hong Kong, newly-appointed global department heads and a growing model lineup, Infiniti is defining its place in the global premium auto category.

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Nissan Innovates for Everyone

Nissan's innovations debuting at the New York International Auto Show are all about accessibility for everyone, from the easy-access third row of the new Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid to the NV200 Mobility Taxi.

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Taxi of Tomorrow Today

NV200 Mobility Taxi made its New York International Auto Show debut, a wheelchair accessible version of the Nissan NV200 Taxi, available as part of Nissan's "Taxi of Tomorrow" program this fall.

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Ishinomaki: Measuring the Road to Recovery

Nissan Prince's Keiji Endo says recovery is finding a foothold in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture, two years after disaster struck the coastal Japanese town.

Nissan, Gibson Collaboration Builds a One-of-a-Kind Mobile Repair Van

Nissan, Gibson Build One-of-a-Kind Mobile Repair Van

Making its world debut ahead of the 2013 New York International Auto Show is the Gibson NV200 Mobile Repair & Restoration Van.

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Hamaichi Elementary: A Strong Foundation

Hamaichi Elementary School has been closed since disaster struck Japan two years ago, but reopened for one more day to remember the landmark and its role in saving local residents.

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LEAF's Open Road

LEAF owners shared their experiences in Osaka, paving the way for discussion of new EV developments, from new markets to new technologies.

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The View from Miyagi

Miyagi Prefectural Assemblyman Takashi Abe updates on the state of recovery in Higashi-Matsushima and all of Japan's Tohoku region two years after disaster hit.

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Growing the Grid – Evernote's Workplace Charging to Support EV Car Perk

Imagine you can cut your commute time to work in half, increase productivity at home and in your job, with a car that is almost free to lease. This now is reality for employees at Evernote.

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Nissan Adds Lightness with Ultra High-Tensile Steel

As part of a renewed push for lighter, more fuel-efficient cars, Nissan Motor Company has developed stronger, lighter high-tensile steel for use on regular assembly lines.

Growing the Grid – Nissan Looks Back at Developing Highways, Fueling Stations and Similarities to Today

Growing the Grid: Developing Highways, Fueling Stations and Implications for Today

Charlie Yaeger has driven everything from a Ford Model T to Nissan Maxima, and says motoring infrastructure takes time to catch up to automotive developments.

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Nissan Cheers on Future Female Engineers

Jennifer Hill is a former Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators cheerleader, and also a process engineer and manager at Nissan Motor Company.

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Port of Call: Yokohama

Japan's biggest marine industry event kicked off Thursday, as the latest in motorboats, sailboats, catamarans and outboard engines went on display.

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Infinti Q50 Makes European Debut

Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen at the Geneva Motor Show announces the European debut of the Infiniti Q50.

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Notes from Geneva

The 83rd Geneva Motor Show opened its doors to international media Tuesday, with a slew of car debuts going some way to turn attention away from weak sales in Europe.

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Super GT Season Kick Off Awaited

The Super GT Series kicks off next month and drivers say they're ready for the 2013 season.

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NYC Taxi of Tomorrow Takes to Manhattan Streets for Milestone Evaluation

Two years ago Nissan won a bid to redesign and supply New York City’s Taxi of Tomorrow. Since then the company has been focused on perfecting the vehicle for passengers, drivers, medallion holders and fleets.

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China Flagship

Ren Yong, vice president of Dongfeng Nissan, discusses the all-new Nissan Teana, which debuted in Guangzhou this week.

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In Teana, We Trust

Nissan unveiled the all-new Teana for the Chinese market in Guangzhou, with the flagship model central to expansion plans in the world's biggest auto market.

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GT-R NISMO: The Lion

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn explains the new Nismo strategy, including plans for GT-R Nismo, the "Lion in the Jungle".

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NISMO’s Next Gear

Nismo looks to build on its performance foundation with new HQ, GT-R car, and global motorsports plan.

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The Reignmakers

Super GT drivers Ronnie Quintarelli and Masataka Yanagida shrugged off typhoon conditions and a poor grid spot to claim victory at Autopolis and a record second straight championship.

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NISMO's HQ Opens

Nismo is opening its new headquarters Tuesday, but late in January some top executives had a sneak peak at how things were shaping up at its sword-themed site.

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Nissan & NISMO: Heritage

Nissan and Nismo will make a major announcement Tuesday, but let's take a brief look back at decades of motorsports heritage.

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The Dr. Is In

With a new office in Silicon Valley, Maarten Sierhuis, Ph.D., says that cars are the future and he now has an opportunity to change the world.

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Moms on the Move

Nissan's New Mobility Concept vehicle - a 100%-electric two-seater - comes a step closer to being on Japan's roads with a trial in Yokohama.

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Brain Power

Nissan opens a new research center in Silicon Valley, part of a global plan to expand research and development outside of Japan into key local markets.

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Sydneysiders

The City of Sydney has taken delivery of 10 Nissan LEAFs, the single largest order of EVs in Australia.

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Nissan Mexicana Blazes the Path for a Zero Emissions Future

About 70 taxi drivers in Mexico have been driving fully electric Nissan LEAFs for more than a year now as part of pilot program to test zero-emission vehicles for mass transit.

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Project 370Z Fans Invited to Find a Challenger for the Car They Created

A year ago Nissan launched a social media-directed Nissan 370Z build-up called “Project 370Z” at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

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Key Supporting Role

Supporting the 67th Mainichi Film Awards, Nissan gave its own prize to award-winning actor Isao Natsuyagi: a 100% electric LEAF.

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Holding Steady

Nissan announced third quarter financial results Friday, posting a net profit of 54.1 billion yen, or $670 million, down 35% from the same period last year.

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Podium Performance

Nissan performance and utility took center stage for the company at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

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JATCO Builds New Mexican Plant

Nissan subsidiary JATCO announced investment of $220 million to build a second plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, beginning operations in the summer of 2014.

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Amp’D Up

The all-electric Nissan LEAF is quiet on the outside, but in concert on the inside with the first custom-designed Bose® Energy Efficient Series sound system availability.

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Social Gold

Nissan is moving its “Innovation for Endurance” campaign through new waters, as the latest athlete involved is swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte.

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Infiniti Red Bull Racing Get in Gear

Infiniti Red Bull Racing reveal the car that will defend the team's Formula One Drivers' and Constructors' titles.

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Shiny & New

Nissan North America opens its most advanced paint plant globally, rolling out an innovative new paint process for its Tennessee vehicle assembly facility.

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The Flight of the CarryBee

Helper robots, made by Aichikikai Techno System, carry a load and carry a tune at car factories worldwide.

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Nissan, Daimler, Ford Forge Fuel Cell EV Pact

The age of mass-market, affordable fuel cell EV will soon be here thanks to a unique, three-way agreement between Nissan, Daimler and Ford.

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Oppama Style

The Global Media Center takes a look at production behind the scenes at Nissan's Oppama Plant, where everyday the Nissan Juke, Cube, Sylphy and 100%-electric LEAF roll off the lines and onto roads.

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Mileage of Note

An Eco-Drive caravan of the all-new Nissan Note drove from Yokohama to Nagoya and back, proving that the supercharger engine under the hood is Note-worthy for exceptional fuel-economy.

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Factory Tested

Nissan’s Oppama Plant welcomed its three-millionth visitor among a group of elementary school students, 50 years since its first factory tour.

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Nissan Resonance Concept Design Wins

This week the Nissan Resonance was selected as winner of the EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle.

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Nissan CEO Gives 2013 Outlook

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke with the Global Media Center at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on the yen, Japan-China ties, and the outlook for 2013.

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Sense-Sational

The Nissan booth at the North American International Auto Show has all the sights, sounds and scents of Innovation and excitement.

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Resonating

Nissan presented the 2014 Nissan Versa Note and the design concept Nissan Resonance at the North American International Auto Show Tuesday.

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Eye on Q50

Infiniti unveiled its Q50 luxury sports sedan at the North American International Auto Show to a packed crowd of media and industry.

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Motor City Showtime

The North American International Auto Show is set to raise expectations of better global growth ahead, as carmakers put all their sights, sounds and scents on display in Detroit.

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All Tuned Up

Japan's biggest automakers are at out in force at this year's Tokyo Auto Salon, highlighting a wider trend towards customization and more factory-tuned models.

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Murano Crosses Over

The next-generation Nissan Murano is on the move to the U.S. where it will be assembled by workers at Nissan’s Canton Manufacturing and Assembly Plant beginning in 2014.

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Nissan launches Juke NISMO at Tokyo Auto Salon 2013

Nissan took the covers off the highly anticipated Juke NISMO Friday, launching the first model in NISMO’s new brand strategy.

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A Yen for Japan Inc.

Expectations are high for Japan's new Prime Minister to get Japan's economy back on track and deliver a competitive yen rate for manufacturers.

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China's Road to Recovery

December sales figures show steady recovery for Nissan in China as the impact of tensions over disputed islands showed signs of subsiding.

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