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January, 2019

Nissan e.dams’ record-setting drivers to return for new Formula E season

Nissan e.dams’ record-setting drivers to return for new Formula E season

Nissan e.dams drivers Sebastien Buemi and Oliver Rowland will return for the next season of the Formula E electric street racing series after a record-setting debut run.

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All-new Nissan JUKE unveiled in Europe

Almost a decade after it set the bar for compact crossovers through its distinctive personality and emphasis on fun, the next-generation Nissan JUKE has arrived in Europe to reinvent the segment once again.

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Nissan ups commitment to college sports in the U.S.

Nissan’s latest commitment to college athletics in the U.S. is official. Already a staple of college football with its Heisman Trophy partnership, Nissan is now an Official Partner of the NCAA – including an Official Corporate Partner of NCAA Men’s Basketball® and the Final Four®.

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Nissan’s ProPILOT golf ball turns every driver into a pro

Nissan has taken the dreaded “putting nerves” out of golf with its latest innovative concept, the ProPILOT golf ball.

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INFINITI announces name of upcoming luxury sport utility coupe

INFINITI today announced that a new luxury sport utility coupe will soon join its line of luxury vehicles. The new addition will carry the name QX55.

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Nissan takes home most wins in Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

For the third straight year, Nissan has scored more best-in-class wins than any other brand in the annual AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA).

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INFINITI celebrates its 30th anniversary in Pebble Beach

INFINITI returns to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance as the company continues the celebration of its 30th anniversary.

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New Nissan Serena goes on sale in Japan

Nissan today introduced the new Serena, the latest version of the company's best-selling minivan, featuring a fresh new look both inside and out, and a variety of new intelligent safety technologies as standard equipment.

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INFINITI brings Japanese Automotive Invitational to Pebble Beach

INFINITI and MotorTrend Group are partnering again to present the second annual Japanese Automotive Invitational (JAI) to Pebble Beach Automotive Week from Aug. 16 to 18 in the U.S. Among a week of vintage automotive events, the JAI is distinguished as the premier experience dedicated to Japanese automotive achievements, culture and the future of Japanese-inspired innovation and design.

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Nissan and City Football Group extend global partnership

Nissan and City Football Group have extended their global partnership, ensuring the carmaker will continue to be the official automotive partner of the group and its soccer teams in the U.K., U.S. and Australia.

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Nissan LEAF goes on sale in Latin America’s biggest markets

Nissan, the pioneer in electric mobility, today began selling the zero-emission Nissan LEAF in Latin America's four biggest markets: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia.

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Happy 50th anniversary of the moon landing from Nissan

On July 20, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

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Nissan unveils new Skyline with ProPILOT 2.0 driver assistance system

Nissan today unveiled a new Nissan Skyline, with updated styling and ProPILOT 2.0 technology – the world’s first driver assistance system to combine navigated highway driving with hands-off single-lane driving capabilities.

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Nissan e.dams finishes debut season on high note

Nissan e.dams continued its impressive run of podium results with a third-place finish today for Sebastien Buemi – a result which elevated him to second place in the ABB FIA Formula E driver's championship standings.

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New Nissan LEAF lands in Australia

The new Nissan LEAF has arrived in Australia and will go on sale at 89 Dealers nationally – the largest electric vehicle network in the country.

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Nissan LEAF plays key role in Latin America’s first V2G system

The 100% electric Nissan LEAF is playing a key role in Latin America's first bidirectional vehicle charging system, launched in Chile in cooperation between ENEL X, the Energy Sustainability Agency and Nissan.

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Nissan reveals tougher, smarter and more efficient Navara

Nissan has today released more information on the enhanced Nissan Navara pickup truck, on sale now across Europe. An array of upgraded technologies ensure the Navara is top of the class in the pick-up truck sector, alongside an industry-leading pan-European 5 year / 160,000km warranty as standard.

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2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO put to the test

Nissan recently invited members of the media to EuroSpeedway Lausitz, a race track in Germany and the surrounding environs, to accomplish one goal: experience the precision engineering of the new 2020 GT-R NISMO in the region that highlights it best.

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Nissan to host 4th edition of Nissan Art Award

Five emerging artists have been selected as finalists for the Nissan Art Award 2020, to be held next year to celebrate and promote contemporary Japanese art.

Alliance Ventures invests in the Mobility House to boost electric mobility

Alliance Ventures invests in the Mobility House to boost electric mobility

Alliance Ventures, the strategic venture capital arm of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, announces an investment in The Mobility House, a technology company that provides a platform for integrating vehicle batteries into power grids using intelligent charging, energy and storage solutions.

Nissan holds 120th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

Nissan holds 120th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. held its 120th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders today at the National Convention Hall of Yokohama. The meeting was attended by 2,814 shareholders and ran for three hours and 22 minutes.

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Nissan unveils zero-emission ice cream van concept for Clean Air Day

Nissan has taken the ICE (internal combustion engine) out of the ice cream van, creating an all-electric, zero-emission concept for "Clean Air Day" in the UK on June 20.

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Nissan TITAN ranked top pickup in J.D. Power quality study

The strength of Nissan's dedication to new vehicle quality showed across the board in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) – led by the Nissan TITAN full-size pickup.

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Sedans are a top choice among younger buyers, survey finds

Nissan is doubling down on sedans with a growing global lineup of all-new models as research shows the segment retains strong appeal – especially for younger buyers.

Nissan shares vision for future mobility at CES Asia 2019

Nissan shares vision for future mobility at CES Asia 2019

Nissan will share its vision for the future of mobility at CES Asia 2019 by showing technologies that access brain waves and merge the real and virtual worlds to assist drivers.

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Renault and Nissan open the new Alliance Innovation Lab Tel Aviv

Renault and Nissan today announced the inauguration of a new facility for the joint innovation lab in Tel Aviv, Atidim Park, which will enable the Alliance to accelerate a unique model of collaboration with Israeli startups and an exclusive partnership with the Israel Innovation Authority.

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Nissan electrifies UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid

Nissan is powering the UEFA Champions League Final by providing 363 Nissan LEAF vehicles and e-NV200 vans to transport officials and visitors to Madrid, creating a mega-fleet that will cover more than 220,000 all-electric kilometers.

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INFINITI to refocus operations to drive sustainable profitable growth

INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. (IML) announced today a strategic plan that will provide greater efficiencies and enhance collaboration with parent Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. as INFINITI electrifies its portfolio over the next three years.

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Nissan LEAF Autech to go on sale in Japan

The Nissan LEAF Autech will go on sale in Japan next month, adding exclusive styling to the world’s best-selling electric car.

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Nissan and Delta enable EV-home charging in Thailand

Nissan in Thailand has announced the official appointment of Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL as the primary provider of electric vehicle charging systems.

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Nissan opens The Box, the brand’s all-new Latin America design studio

Nissan has officially opened its all-new Latin America design studio, known as The Box, in Sao Paulo.

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Nissan to equip new Skyline with world’s first next-gen driver assistance system

Nissan today unveiled a world first in driver assistance technology, combining navigated highway driving with hands-off single-lane driving capabilities.

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Nissan boosts compact van segment with new NV250 in Europe

Nissan today unveiled the latest addition to its Light Commercial Vehicle lineup: the new NV250 compact van.

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Race legend John Morton honored with custom wristwatch

To commemorate a friendship 50 years in the making, Nissan collaborated with Denmark-based REC Watches to craft a unique timepiece for renowned racing driver John Morton.

Nissan expands reach in Saudi Arabia with Manahil International

Nissan expands reach in Saudi Arabia with Manahil International

Nissan has appointed Manahil International as a new specialized dealer in Saudi Arabia, further expanding its sales network across the kingdom.

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Nissan GT-R makes it three in a row at 2019 Simola Hill Climb

The Nissan GT-R has cemented its position as the most successful supercar at the 2019 Jaguar Simola Hill Climb after it was crowned champion in both the Modified Saloon and Supercar Categories.

Nissan Kicks named one of WardsAuto’s best interiors

Nissan Kicks named one of WardsAuto’s best interiors

WardsAuto named the 2019 Nissan Kicks compact SUV to its list of "10 Best Interiors" last week at the New York International Auto Show.

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Nissan to join LGBT pride celebration in Tokyo

Nissan will participate in Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2019, one of Asia's largest LGBT pride celebrations, by hosting its own booth at the event for the first time.

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Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition debuts in New York

Few vehicles in the world can be instantly identified by just three letters. But to motoring enthusiasts everywhere, "GT-R" has become synonymous with excitement, high performance and unparalleled refinement.

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2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO strengthens grip on speed

The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO made its world debut today, with race car-inspired upgrades and tuning improvements that maximize its exhilarating performance.

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Nissan celebrates 50 years of the Z car with 2020 370Z

The 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition, with a distinctive racing livery appearance, was unveiled to the world today in New York – the same city where the original Datsun 240Z made its U.S. debut half a century ago.

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INFINITI Qs Inspiration previews a future electrified INFINITI model

The INFINITI Qs Inspiration is a sports sedan concept developed for the electrified era. Revealed for the first time today at Auto Shanghai 2019, it offers a new perspective on sports sedans with an elevated driving position and high-performance electrified all-wheel drive power.

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INFINITI Qs Inspiration previews a future electrified INFINITI model

The INFINITI Qs Inspiration is a sports sedan concept developed for the electrified era. Revealed for the first time today at Auto Shanghai 2019, it offers a new perspective on sports sedans with an elevated driving position and high-performance electrified all-wheel drive power.

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All-new Nissan Sylphy unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2019

The all-new Nissan Sylphy was unveiled today at the 2019 Shanghai Motor Show, sporting a new look and featuring the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies to give drivers increased connectivity, comfort and confidence.

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Are you the next INFINITI Engineering Academy winner?

INFINITI has announced the launch of the 2019 edition of the renowned INFINITI Engineering Academy, its global search for the top engineering recruits in the world. The 2019 edition marks the sixth consecutive year of the Academy, which will give seven global engineering students the opportunity to work with INFINITI and Renault F1® Team on a unique 12-month paid placement.

Nissan provides South African school with sustainable energy

Nissan provides South African school with sustainable energy

Nissan is supporting a South African boarding school near Pretoria by installing a sustainable energy system that leverages the power of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

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Nissan moves China design center to Shanghai

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the relocation of its China design center, one of five global hubs charged with designing the company’s vehicles, to Shanghai.

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Three surprising facts about electric vehicle ownership

Electric vehicles (EV) aren't just for early adopters anymore. With more than one-third of Southeast Asian consumers considering EVs for their next vehicle purchase*, the demand from people in Asia and Oceania to learn about EV ownership is increasing.

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Nissan holds extraordinary shareholders meeting

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. held its Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders today at the Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa in Tokyo. The meeting was attended by 4,119 shareholders and ran for 2 hours and 57 minutes.

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Nissan City Hub makes its worldwide debut in France

Nissan unveiled today its first Nissan City Hub – a revolutionary new convergence between e-commerce and a concept store – that’s making its grand debut a stone’s throw from Paris in Vélizy 2, a bustling shopping center.

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New Nissan Dayz with ProPILOT technology goes on sale

The all-new Nissan Dayz, the first minivehicle to offer ProPILOT semiautonomous driving assistance technology, goes on sale in Japan today.

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Nissan to celebrate 50 years of performance at NYIAS

Come experience a garage 50 years in the making – the Nissan Dream Garage at the 2019 New York International Auto Show.

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Nissan e.dams scores first Formula E podium

Nissan has scored its first podium in the all-electric ABB FIA Formula E street racing championship, with British driver Oliver Rowland finishing second in the Sanya E-Prix in China.

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Nissan partners with esports teams FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming

Nissan is entering the world of competitive esports and video game streaming by becoming the first automaker to partner with two of the biggest teams in the space – FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming.

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Nissan LEAF wins 2019 AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year award

The Nissan LEAF, the world's best-selling electric vehicle, was named the 2019 Canadian Green Car of the Year (CGCOTY) by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) at the Vancouver International Auto Show.

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INFINITI-supported expedition wins Explorers Club honor

An expedition supported by INFINITI Motor Company won one of the most prestigious honors in global exploration at the 115th Explorers Club Annual Dinner in New York.

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Nissan Futures presents Asia & Oceania’s future mobility trends

Nissan Futures in Hong Kong brought forward three mobility trends for the Asia and Oceania region: cars as energy assets, the human role in autonomous driving systems and the importance of safety in mobility innovations.

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Nissan and Mitsubishi to launch new kei cars as collaboration expands

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will introduce four new minivehicles in Japan through their joint venture, as the companies continue to expand their collaboration.

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Nissan launches IMQ concept at 2019 Geneva Motor Show

Nissan today unveiled the all-new IMQ concept vehicle, an advanced technology and design showcase that signals the direction of the next generation of crossovers.

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Nissan to introduce e-POWER models in Europe

Nissan today unveiled the IMQ concept crossover, equipped with its award-winning e-POWER system, and announced it will launch the electrified powertrain technology in Europe.

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Nissan LEAF first electric car to pass 400,000 sales

The Nissan LEAF today became the first electric car in history to surpass 400,000 sales, solidifying the model’s leading role in the global shift toward more sustainable mobility.

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Nissan Kicks Surf is the ultimate ally for a surfer’s lifestyle

Inspired by champion surfers, Nissan today introduced the Nissan Kicks Surf, a concept car designed for those in search of the perfect wave.

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New Altima makes its Middle East debut

Nissan in the Middle East today unveiled the all-new Altima, creating a new standard of design, driving enjoyment and technology within the mid-size sedan segment.

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Second-life EV batteries power ‘off-grid’ adventures

Nissan Energy and OPUS Campers have collaborated on a smart camping concept that uses second-life Nissan electric vehicle batteries to deliver up to a week's worth of remote power for "off-grid" adventures.

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Nissan e.dams puts both cars at the front of the Formula E pack

Nissan showcased the performance side of Nissan Intelligent Mobility in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Mexico City this weekend.

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Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign debuts in the Middle East

The Dubai Autodrome is the latest venue on the world tour for the stunning Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, as the ultimate expression of the GT-R nameplate debuts in the Middle East.

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Nissan and Groupe Hasnaoui to build new car plant in Algeria

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Groupe Hasnaoui will invest a total of $160 million in a new Nissan vehicle plant in Algeria to meet growing customer demand in the country and across Africa.

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New Nissan Qashqai production begins in Russia

Nissan has celebrated the start of production of the Nissan Qashqai at its plant in Saint Petersburg, Russia, as it brings the latest version of its best-selling crossover to the Russian market.

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Nissan reports third-quarter results for fiscal year 2018

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced financial results for the three-month period to Dec. 31, 2018.

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Handcrafting the cabin of the INFINITI QX50

Whether creating ukiyo-e woodblock prints, embroidering a silk obi sash, or even designing the cabin of a new car, Japanese handcraft is subject to two unique approaches to design: "mitate" (pronounced "mee-ta-teh") and "shitate" ("shee-ta-teh").

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World’s best cricket talent named Nissan Brand Ambassadors

Nissan will continue its relationship with top cricket talent after naming number one test bowler in the world, Kagiso Rabada, and former South African captain and cricket legend Shaun Pollock, as brand ambassadors.

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Nissan and NISMO announce 2019 motorsports programs

Formula E and Super GT racing will be among the highlights of Nissan and NISMO’s 2019 motorsports activities, along with the GT3 competition and the supply of engines to prototype sports cars.

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Nissan asks #HaveYouClickedToday India?

Nissan India today announced the launch of Nissan Seat Belt Shirt (SBS) as part of #HaveYouClickedToday public service and CSR initiative.

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Nissan launches the new Kicks in India

Nissan has launched the new Nissan Kicks in India. Manufactured at Nissan’s plant in Chennai, the new Nissan Kicks offers owners an exceptional combination of premium, spacious interiors and stylish exteriors.

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Alliance members achieve combined sales of 10.76 million units in 2018

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s leading automotive alliance, today announced that its member companies sold a combined total of 10,756,875 units in the 12 months to December 31, 2018.

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Nissan widens Micra appeal in Europe

Three new customer choices have been added to the Micra range: an all-new upgraded and more efficient turbocharged petrol engine with "world-first" technology; the debut of an Xtronic automatic, on sale in the UK from February, linked to the same engine; and the arrival of a more powerful "warm hatch" flagship powertrain with lowered ride height, revised suspension and sharper steering.

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Red-Lined Adventure Nissan Navaras take on Dakar

Dakar, one of the most challenging off-road rally events in the world, wrapped its tenth and final stage on January 17. During the grueling 12-day event in Peru, three FIA Dakar specification T1 Nissan Navara trucks – built by Nissan's South Africa-based marketing partner Red-Lined Adventures – competed.

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Nissan pioneers digital EV education series

In the past five years, global battery-only electric vehicle (EV) sales have increased 23-fold, with 37% of South East Asian consumers now considering EVs for their next vehicle purchase.

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INFINITI QX Inspiration concept awarded at NAIAS

The INFINITI QX Inspiration concept today was awarded "Best Concept Vehicle" and "Best Interior" at the 2019 North American International Auto Show by the prominent collection of automotive designers known as EyesOn Design.

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Nissan’s IMs concept: Introducing the ‘elevated sports sedan’

The Nissan IMs, unveiled today at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, is a completely new type of car – an "elevated sports sedan" that takes advantage of the packaging, platform and powertrain technology developed through Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

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INFINITI QX Inspiration concept: an electric INFINITI for the future

he INFINITI QX Inspiration is a midsize SUV concept previewing the brand's first fully electric vehicle.

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Nissan Note takes 2018 sales crown in Japan

The Nissan Note was Japan’s best-selling car in 2018 as customers embraced its innovative e-POWER electrified powertrain, which also helped make the Nissan Serena the most popular minivan.

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Nissan LEAF e+ debuts, broadens best-selling electric vehicle’s appeal

Nissan today unveiled the Nissan LEAF e+, further broadening the appeal of the world’s best-selling electric car* by offering a new powertrain with additional power and range.

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Nissan announces INFINITI management changes

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that effective immediately, Christian Meunier is promoted to president of INFINITI Motor Co., Ltd., and chairman of the Management Committee – INFINITI, responsible for managing the INFINITI brand and its entire business globally.

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A vision for the invisible: Nissan technology expert Tetsuro Ueda

Tetsuro Ueda is a technology expert at the Nissan Research Center, a place where Nissan explores cutting-edge technologies and develops the next step in automotive excitement.

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Announcing the INFINITI QX Inspiration – an SUV for the electrified era

Previewing the brand's electrified future, INFINITI will unveil its new QX Inspiration concept at the 2019 North American International Auto Show this month.

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Nissan unveils Invisible-to-Visible technology concept at CES

At the upcoming CES trade show, Nissan will unveil its future vision for a vehicle that helps drivers "see the invisible" by merging both real and virtual worlds, creating the ultimate connected-car experience.

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