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The Life & Times of Nissan's Mr. K, Yutaka Katayama

Nissan legend Yutaka Katayama turned 105 in September and reflected on nearly 80 years in the car business.

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Back to the Classics at Goodwood

Nissan's Chief Planning Officer Andy Palmer took a few moments at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to reminisce about classic cars and describe what makes the event truly unique for spectators and the automotive industry.

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Designers with 2020 Vision

Nissan has developed a virtual supercar to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the legendary Gran Turismo® driving game, the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Tursimo.

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The Dashboard - New Products and Concepts at NYC and Beijing Auto Shows

This week, a trifecta of products debut at the New York International Auto Show; the new Lannia Concept car; and Auto China 2014 kicks off.

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The Dashboard - Lineup for Le Mans and the 2015 Murano Debuts in NYC

This week, Super GT racer Satoshi Motoyama completes the team to drive the ZEOD RC at Le Mans; the new 2015 Nissan Murano up close; and Nissan's comeback in the Philippines.

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Nissan at Auto China 2014

Auto China 2014 kicked off, and some early Nissan highlights include the Lannia Concept car and NISMO's plans for an official debut in China.

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The Dashboard - Nissan in Bhutan and India

This week, Nissan partners with the Kingdom of Bhutan on a national EV strategy, and Datsun's redi-GO CONCEPT debuts in Delhi.

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Datsun redi-GO CONCEPT

Datsun’s new concept unveiled at the 12th Delhi Auto Expo hints at an exciting future direction for the brand.

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2014 - The Dashboard On The Road

This week, we come to you from the Tokyo Auto Salon 2014, where more than 400 exhibitors showcased the best of tuning and customization in Japan for 300,000 visitors.

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Nissan Unveils Sport Sedan Concept Car at NAIAS

Nissan unveiled its new Sport Sedan Concept in Detroit, also promising to put earlier IDx concepts on the road.

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Growing Ac-Customed: Tokyo Auto Salon

Nissan, Nismo and Autech display the best in customized speed and style at Tokyo Auto Salon 2014.

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The Dashboard Digest - Nismo, Nissan, and the Strongest Man in the World

This week, Tennessee school children and Nissan help families in need, the Teana VIP debuts at Auto Guangzhou; the Nismo festival; and the strongest man in the world.

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Backstage Pass: Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show ended Sunday, but this Backstage Pass has all the before and after excitement at Nissan's booth.

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The Dashboard Digest - Motor Show and Highway Debuts

This week, we tour Tokyo Motor Show 2013 with Nissan's Francois Bancon; new NISMO models also premiere at the LA Auto Show; and Nissan's AD vehicle takes to a highway in Japan.

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The Dashboard On The Road - Tokyo Motor Show 2013

This week, The Dashboard On The Road comes to you from the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo BIg Sight, where we experience the best and brightest of technological innovation among 180 automotive brands.

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Bancon on Tokyo Motor Show 2013

Francois Bancon, Nissan's Division General Manager for Product Strategy and Product Planning, gives the lowdown on the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

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Nissan 3E Debuts at Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan 3E will make its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show this week – a virtual live experience that will show the latest in autos and technology from Japan.

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The Dashboard Digest - A Prime Ride, the BladeGlider and Vine

This week, Nissan's autonomous drive vehicle chauffeurs Japan's Prime Minister; a glimpse of the Nissan BladeGlider; and six-second storytelling with Vine.

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The Dashboard Digest - New Reveals

This week, the new models from Nissan unveiled around the world: Datsun Go+, third-generation X-Trail, and the 2014 Rogue.

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The Week in Autos - 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

This week, we discuss conditions in the European market, the presence of Nissan and Infiniti at the show, and what Frankfurt suggests about the EV market.

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The Nissan Nismo Concept Watch

Nissan launches first smartwatch to connect car and driver performance

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The Week in Autos - Frankfurt Look Ahead and Inspirational Objects

This week, a lookahead at what to expect at one of europe's biggest auto shows in Frankfurt; designers at Nissan 360 explains a unique Nissan approach; and an electric car that folds.

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The Dashboard Digest - Nissan at 80 and 360

This week, 80 years of manufacture culminates in the showcase at Nissan 360; a more powerful Titan; and Nismo's global driver exchange program.

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The Week in Autos - Shanghai to Sochi

This week, the greener highlights of the Shanghai Auto Show, GM's vision for growth in China, and Formula One's Sebastian Vettel as the first to tread the Russian Grand Prix circuit at Sochi.

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The Dashboard On the Road: Auto Shanghai 2013

The Nissan Global Media Center presents The Dashboard On the Road: Auto Shanghai 2013, featuring a special look at the cars and trends driving the world's biggest market.

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Shanghai Auto Booths

Auto Shanghai 2013 features 1,300 exhibitors, and to check out what's trending at some, Nissan's Francois Bancon takes a walk around the huge halls of the Expo Center.

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Shanghai Sizzle

Enjoy these highlights of the first days of Auto Shanghai 2013, featuring the booths and cars of Nissan, Infiniti and Dongfeng Nissan.

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Shanghai Style & Design

From the sidelines of Auto Shanghai 2013, Nissan Motor Company's Shiro Nakamura explains how collaboration between the company's global design centers helps to meet the needs of customers locally.

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Nissan at Auto Shanghai 2013

Watch Nissan's full press conference at Auto Shanghai 2013, including the debut of the Friend-ME concept car.

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Design for China

China's one-child families have the auto industry tailoring products for the 240-million strong generation, with Nissan's Friend-ME concept debuting in Shanghai.

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Introducing Friend-ME

Nissan unveiled its Friend-ME concept at the Shanghai Motor Show today. Check out our video.

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The Week In Autos - Shanghai Countdown

This week, we look ahead to the Shanghai Motor Show, Japan's plans to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Michigan's push to allow testing of driverless cars.

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The Week in Autos - March, April and Seoul

This week, March sales in the U.S. market shows the Nissan Altima taking the No. 1 spot from Toyota's Camry; carmakers have a little fun on April Fool's Day, April 1st; and Kia and Hyundai at the Seoul Motor Show.

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The Dashboard Digest - UK-built LEAF, New York Auto Show

This week Prime Minister David Cameron attends a ceremony to mark the UK production of the Nissan LEAF; we visit the New York motor show, and a new role at Infiniti for F1 champion Sebastian Vettel.

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The Dashboard - The Week in Autos

This week, 007 makes a cameo for the New York International Auto Show; Infiniti Red Bull Racing wins Malaysia 1-2, but controversy reigns; and Ford is in hot water in India over controversial ad mockups.

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A Look Back at 2012: The Highlights

The last 12 months have been hugely eventful for Nissan Motor Company with a host of new vehicle launches, sporting successes on the track and expansion in fast-growing markets from India to Brazil.

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The Dashboard Digest

The Dashboard Digest this week highlights the Geneva Motor Show, the Taxi of Tomorrow, and the upcoming Super GT season.

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The Dashboard - The Week in Autos

The Dashboard’s Week in Autos is a new program from the Global Media Center to provide commentary on the latest news stories from around the world.

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The Dashboard - Inside Nissan's Oppama Plant

The Dashboard comes to you from Nissan's Oppama Plant, a pioneer in flexible manufacturing and the production site of the Nissan Juke, Sylphy, Cube and 100%-electric LEAF. We report on Oppama's 3-millionth visitor, a prestigious award for Nissan's Resonance concept crossover hybrid, and take a look at optical wireless technology for cars.

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The Dashboard - Detroit Auto Show

The Nissan Global Media Center presents the first episode of The Dashboard in 2013, our program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the industry.

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A Detroit Show Walkabout

Nissan Americas Product Planning Chief Pierre Loing offers the latest on what's trending at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Nissan Stand: Built in 60 Seconds

Enjoy this time-lapse record of the building of Nissan's interactive stand at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Ahead of the Q

Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen details the new products and technologies changing the game for the premium brand.

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NISMO's New Strategy

At Tokyo Auto Salon 2013, NISMO President Shoichi Miyatani talks with the Global Media Center on the new strategy to bring greater customization and performance to cars.

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The Dashboard - Tokyo Auto Salon

The Nissan Global Media Center presents the first episode of The Dashboard in 2013, our program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the industry.

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Behind the Scenes at Tokyo Auto Salon

The Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 concluded Sunday, and here's a before-and-after look at what went into the Nissan and NISMO events at the show during the salon's three-day run.

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Infiniti Live from the Detroit Auto Show

Tune in to this link from the North American International Auto Show to watch a livestream of the Infiniti Q50 debut Monday in Detroit.

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Countdown to Tokyo Auto Salon

Nissan Motor Co., Autech Japan and Nismo will present a variety of unique vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 from January 11. Here's a taster of what to expect.

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Best of 2012 - The Dashboard - New Mobility Concept

All this week there's another chance to see episodes of The Dashboard, powered by Nissan. It is our program about cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the auto industry.

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The Dashboard - the 2013 Sylphy sedan, L.A. Auto Show and Nissan DeltaWing Tribute

The Nissan Global Media Center presents The Dashboard, our program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the industry.

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The Dashboard - Infiniti and Red Bull Racing, challenges in China, and a Happy Surprise

This week we look at Infiniti and Red Bull Racing deepening their relationship after a successful F1 season, the challenges ahead in China, growth prospects in Mexico and how Nissan helped a couple celebrate their wedding anniversary with an all-singing all-dancing Happy Surprise".

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Inspirado: Brazil Sunrise

Things are cooking in Brazil for Nissan - from auto shows with concept cars to new manufacturing plants, as market share grows.

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The Dashboard

The Nissan Global Media Center launches The Dashboard, its first program on the cars, people, technologies, motorsports, and relationships that are changing the industry.

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What Does an Electric Car Look Like?

It seems that most people think an electric vehicle is a funny looking thing, a bit of an oddball. Electric vehicles specialists from Renault and Nissan say that's not the case.

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The Truth about Electric Vehicles

Are electric vehicles still science fact or is the future now here? Electric vehicles specialists at Renault and Nissan explode some myths surrounding EVs.

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Archive Video: Usain Bolt visits Nissan HQ

The World's Fastest Man visited the Nissan Global Headquarters in Yokohama. Watch the full event with Usain Bolt, Director of Excitement.

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The Future For Electric Vehicles

Francois Bancon, in charge of product strategy and planning for Nissan, looks at the future for electric vehicles.

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The Renault-Nissan Electric Vehicle Story

Hideaki Watanabe, Nissan corporate vice president and managing director for zero emission vehicles, brings us up to date on the story of Renault-Nissan electric vehicles.

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High-Concept Comedian

TV comedian and car-lover Jay Leno on a recent visit to Japan had a sneak preview of the TeRRA SUV concept, a fuel-cell electric vehicle, now on display at the Paris Motor Show.

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Electrifying Hanover

It's still officially a concept vehicle, but the e-NV200 panel van had its electrifying world premiere at the Hanover Motor Show.

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XRay Specs

The Lada brand has been dominant in Russia for decades, and manufacturer AvtoVAZ is aiming to use its Renault-Nissan ties to shore up its position and product line up, showcasing its XRay concept at the recent Moscow Automotive Salon.

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Moscow Auto Salon: A Tier Above

The Moscow auto salon reflects the nation's rising economic fortunes, and Nissan's Francois Bancon offers insights on what it means for Russia ahead.

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Dealing with It

Russia is Nissan's top market and Moscow home to its biggest dealership, as the nation's growing economic clout allows it to sidestep much of the continent's woes.

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Backwards to the future at Goodwood

The Nissan LEAF will attempt to complete the famous 1.16-mile Goodwood Festival of Speed hill-climb course as fast as possible... but in reverse.

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Beijing Walkabout

Francois Bancon, Nissan's upstream planning division general manager, takes the Global Media Center on a walkabout at Beijing, the world's largest auto show, highlighting cars from Infiniti, Renault, Geely, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and BYD.

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Big Plans in Beijing

CEO Carlos Ghosn unveiled the all-new Sylphy sedan at the Beijing auto show as Nissan builds on its number one ranking among Japanese automakers in China. Watch the press conference in full.

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Infiniti Goes Long on China

Infintii unveiled its long-wheel base M model at the Beijing auto show on Monday, and Nissan Moto Executive Vice President Andy Palmer spoke with the Global Media Center on plans ahead for China, including the production of two models in the nation from 2014.

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Chief Vehicle Engineer Kenichi Miyoshi on Re-Imagined Sylphy

In the Global Media Center's final interview to take a look at the development of Nissan’s all-new global sedan, unveiled as Sylphy at the Beijing auto show, chief vehicle engineer Kenichi Miyoshi talks about the approach to make it "one-class-above" other C-segments.

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CEO Ghosn Confident of Leading Role in China

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke with the Global Media Center on Monday after unveiling the new Nissan Sylphy at Auto China 2012 in Beijing.

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Designer Kinichi Saito Discusses the New Nissan Sylphy

In the second of our interviews looking at the development of Nissan's all-new global sedan, unveiled as Sylphy at the Beijing auto show, we discuss the vehicle with chief designer Kinichi Saito.

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Chief Product Specialist Toru Komizo on Nissan's All-New Global Sedan

Ahead of the unveiling of Nissan's all-new global sedan at the Beijing auto show, we discussed the new model with Toru Komizo, Chief Product Specialist.

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The Automotive Landscape

On the floor of the New York International Auto Show, the Media Center discussed some of the big themes of this year's event with Dutch Mandel, Autoweek's associate publisher and editorial director.

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Roomy With a View

A Closer Look at the NYC’s Taxi of Tomorrow

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Three Daring Datsuns

Datsun was a brand with a solid reputation for durability. But few Datsuns out there were as hardy as these three plucky rally cars.

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Nissan CEO Raises Cover on New Altima

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn unveiled the new Altima sedan Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show.

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Chief Creative Officer Nakamura on the Infiniti EMERG-E

Senior Vice President Design and Chief Creative Officer Nakamura on why the EMERG-E is a true Infiniti vehicle.

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The Prince and the RC

Prince Albert II of Monaco took to the roads in a Nissan LEAF NISMO RC during EVER Monaco, the annual automotive show dedicated to green vehicles and renewable energy.

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Unveiling the Infiniti EMERG-E Concept

Infiniti's luxury electric sportscar concept, EMERG-E, debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and Jerry Hardcastle - Vice President of Vehicle Design & Development, Nissan Technical Centre Europe - explained NTCE's role in bringing the right mix of engineering and innovation together to make the racy Concept a much-anticipated reality.

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A Geneva Show Walk Around

Francois Bancon, deputy division general manager for product strategy and planning, took the Global Media Center for a walk around the stands at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Highlights included the Ford B-Max, Peugeot 208, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Fiat 500L, and the Audi A3.

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Charging Europe

At the Geneva Motor Show Wednesday, clear evidence that global car makers recognize the need – and consumer demand – for low-emission technologies was on hand, but the approach appears to avoid a single technology.

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Interview with EVP Andy Palmer at the Geneva Motor Show

Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer spoke with the Global Media Center about record growth in Europe, the business of brand, and what consumers can expect from the King of the Crossover.

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CEO Speaks on Russia, EVs and Yen in Geneva

Toward the end of the first press day of the Geneva Motor Show, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke with the Global Media Center on growth for Nissan in Russia, the future for EVs, and the ever volatile yen.

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NAIAS 2012: A new type of American dream

Nissan Americas product planning chief, Pierre Loing, highlights the main design and engineering trends coming from the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and says it’s a “new type of American Dream.”

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Behind the scenes at Tokyo Auto Salon

Tokyo Auto Salon, Japan's largest customized car show, came to a successful end on Sunday. For Nissan, this year's event was an opportunity to showcase 11 sporty models, including the March Nismo Concept, while the LEAF Nismo Concept won the Tokyo International Custom Car Contest.

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Sporty cars and happy snappers

Tokyo Auto Salon always seems to be as much about photos as cars, and this year was no exception. Nissan had 11 sporty models to keep the snappers happy, and for the Nissan Miss Fairladys to show off. They included the star of the event, a March Nismo Concept.

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A Heisman in the House

I have not seen Barry Sanders in person since Dec. 3, 1988, the day he received the Heisman Trophy in Tokyo, for a college football season in which the Oklahoma State running back set over 30 NCAA individual records.

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Evaluating the Evalia

Nissan Executives Andy Palmer and Hideto Murakami discuss the Evalia at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012 I'm just back at Nissan's Yokohama headquarters after a fascinating few days in Delhi for the Auto Expo 2012, where Nissan is making a first-ever appearance. If you're in India's capital, the show runs until Jan. 12 and is well worth a visit.

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Driving Miss Fairlady

This year’s Tokyo Motor Show has ended, car booths are being dismantled, and number-crunchers are eying final attendance of about 842,000 visitors, up some 50% from 2009 – in three less days of operation. Motor shows are all about cars, but the staff that populate, present and promote at the vehicle stands are often essential [...]

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Best In Show: Part 2

Nissan designer Francois Bancon continues his tour with the Global Media Center to take a look at the competition at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show.   Francois Bancon begins the second part of his tour at the Suzuki stand, moving on to Honda and Mercedes-Benz. SUZUKI Swift EV Hybrid – “So the Swift, starting with a [...]

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Best In Show: Part 1

Nissan designer Francois Bancon takes the Global Media Center for a tour of the competition at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show. Francois Bancon: “This is after the quality issue they were having in the U.S. two years ago – which is a big deal for the company – the earthquake, the tsunami in Japan, the [...]

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And They’re Off!

Dec. 3 – Tokyo – A total of 101,000 visitors flooded Tokyo Big Sight from Saturday morning, as the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show opened its doors to the general public. Returning to the capital city after 24 years seems to improve visitor count for the show, as attendance on the first day was 60% higher [...]

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Japanese Automakers Show Their Fighting Spirit

This year has been rough for Japanese automakers, fraught with the challenges of natural disasters in Japan and Thailand as well as economic adversity in the form of the strong yen. The March 11 earthquake and tsunami left automakers grappling with damaged factories in northeast Japan and squeezed production capabilities at home and overseas as [...]

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Executive Session

CEOs have public moments, but for those in the auto industry there is probably no greater time of focus in the media eye than at a car show, particularly one in a host country. Concept car debuts, media and analyst roundtables, live interviews, as well as meetings with other executives — all make for a [...]

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Nismo’s Miyatani talks motor sports at the Tokyo Motor Show

Nismo President Shoichi Miyatani spoke to the Global Media Center at Tokyo Motor Show 2011 after the first unveiling of the Nismo-tuned Juke concept car. The Juke concept, which could be the first of many Nismo versions of Nissan vehicles, is being displayed at the Tokyo show after a record-breaking year for the automaker’s racing [...]

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Tokyo Motor Show Shifts to Drive

The death of the Tokyo Motor Show has been greatly exaggerated. It’s certainly been a rough year for the Japanese automobile industry, and the Beijing and Shanghai shows are vying for global attention these days, but from opening media day signs, TMS is back – and so potentially are its crowds. The industry event opens [...]

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Nissan at TMS: Safer, Cleaner, Greener

When the Tokyo Motor Show opens to the public early next month, Nissan will display a host of futuristic models, with the PIVO 3, futuristic vision of electric motoring, set for center stage. Against the backdrop of eye-catching models, the Tokyo show also will provide Japan’s automakers an opportunity to explain their vision for the [...]

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