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January, 2012

Nissan LEAF

New Eco-Carrier Rides Waves of Sustainability

Sustainable mobility takes to the open water, as Nissan launches its first energy-efficient, coastal car carrier, the Nichioh Maru.

Takao Katagiri

EVP Katagiri looks back at Nissan’s record global sales in 2011

What were the key sales points of December and the record 2011 year? Executive Vice President for Global Sales Takao Katagiri has all the details.

Jose Munoz

Nissan Mexicana chief talks new plant, 30% market share goal

Nissan Mexicana President Jose Munoz discusses achievements in 2011 and plans for 2012, including construction of a new manufacturing plant in Aguascalientes that will complement two existing Mexican factories from late 2013.

Bill Krueger

Americas Focus on New Plants

Nissan Americas Vice Chairman Bill Krueger spoke with the Global Media Center, discussing the outlook for plants in Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. and 2012 growth plans.

Nissan LEAF

The Nissan LEAF proves slick in wintry test drives in northern Japan

Japan journalists brave Hokkaido snow and freezing temperatures to test drive the Nissan LEAF.

Brian Carolin

Driving Results

Brian Carolin, Nissan North America’s senior vice president for sales and marketing, spoke with the Global Media Center, discussing plans to raise customer satisfaction, new products and the year ahead.


From Inspiration to Innovation

Dongfeng Nissan marks eight years of stellar growth in mainland China with a month-long ‘Innovation Tour’, a roadshow of the best of today and tomorrow.

Tokyo Auto Salon

Nismo Marches On at the Tokyo Auto Salon

Nissan debuts March Nismo Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon, revealing a modified version of its popular compact.

Andy Palmer

Media Center interview: EVP Andy Palmer At the North American International Auto Show

Executive Vice President Andy Palmer spoke with the Global Media Center at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, discussing the importance of storytelling, electric vehicles and the new Pathfinder Concept.

Shiro Nakamura

Designs on India

Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s chief creative officer, spoke with the Global Media Center at the Delhi Auto Expo, discussing the challenge of combining practicality with innovative designs.

Heisman Trust

Nissan highlights extended Heisman Trust ties with a tailgate party during the Detroit auto show

Nissan has extended its partnership with the Heisman Trust to 2016, hosting a tailgate party during the North American International Auto Show featuring Heisman Trophy winner and Hall of Fame pro player Barry Sanders.

Infiniti Concept Car

Infiniti Teases Advanced Sports Car Concept

Francois Bancon, deputy division general manager for product strategy and product planning, discusses the challenges of designing a sports car featuring an alternative propulsion system.

Detroit Show

Nissan unveils Pathfinder Concept and all-electric e-NV200 Concept

Nissan unveiled its Pathfinder Concept and the e-NV200 Concept at the North American International Auto Show Monday, the first in a wave of new models planned over the next two years.

Detroit Show

On the Offensive

Nissan's CEO says the carmaker is on the offensive, with another record year for the industry seen in 2012.

Detroit Show

Pathfinder drives Detroit debuts

The Pathfinder Concept is leading Nissan's new product charge at the Detroit auto show, and Nissan North America Vice President Al Castignetti calls the new car a game-changer.

Canton Plant

Counting on Canton

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn visits Nissan’s manufacturing facility in Canton, Mississippi, and speaks to the Global Media Center about the importance of the plant for Nissan’s business expansion in the United States.

Delhi Auto Expo

Nissan Makes Delhi Auto Expo Debut

Nissan made a first-ever appearance at the Delhi Auto Expo this week amid rapid sales growth in the world's second most populous nation.

Ren Yong, vice president of Dongfeng Nissan

Dongfeng Nissan sets 1 million sales plan in motion

The Global Media Center spoke with Ren Yong, vice president of Dongfeng Nissan, on plans to achieve 1 million sales target this year, and the launch of the new Venucia brand in China.

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