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CEO Gives Outlook for Autonomous Cars, Mega-Cities

Nissan gives autonomous car timetable, vows to seize market opportunities created by rise of mega-cities.

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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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Nissan Among Top Green Brands

Nissan has again risen in the ranks of the world's greenest brands, with the company improving its position to fourth place in Interbrand's Best Global Green Brands report.

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In Japan, it's "Ladies First"

The doors open for "Ladies First" dealerships in Japan.

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Onboard for the All-Electric Lap

The onboard camera caught the Nissan ZEOD RC's historic all-electric lap at a warm-up to Le Mans.

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Nissan's All-New Pickup: Striking Design

Engineered to be tougher, designed to be smarter. Nissan's All-New Pickup: June 11, 2014.

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Nissan's All-New Pickup: Engineered for Greater Durability

A million kilometers driven in real-world conditions, more than 40,000 tests for proven quality. Nissan's All-New Pickup: June 11, 2014.

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Premier Class: NISMO to Unleash the GT-R for LM P1

Nissan's will go head-to-head in 2015 with Porsche, Audi and Toyota with a factory LMP1 team in the FIA World Endurance Championship at Le Mans 24 Hours.

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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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Engineering Change at AVTOVAZ

Bo Andersson, president of Russian carmaker AVTOVAZ, is the first foreign chief of the nation's No.1, which is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance's ambitious plans for the market as a sales and production hub.

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The Dashboard - Datsun in Russia, and An Olympian at the British GT Championship

This week, the Datsun on-DO launches in Russia; the Nissan LEAF charges on the slopes of a Hawaiian volcano; and British Olympian Sir Chris Hoy trades cycling for racing in the 2014 British GT Championship.

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NISMO's Samurai Racers

Ahead of first race of the new Super GT series in Japan on April 6, NISMO racing drivers are praying for a successful season.

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The Dashboard - Delivering the GT-R Nismo

This week, race car champion Masataka Yanagida delivers one of the first Nissan GT-R Nismo cars; a new concept for Auto China 2014; and Nismo TV goes behind the scenes with Jann Mardenborough.

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Climbing Fuji: NISMO N-Attack Package

The Nissan GT-R Nismo N-Attack Package brings the performance of Germany's Nurburgring to Japan's Fuji Speedway.

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The Dashboard - GT-R Nismo and the New Line-up at Le Mans

This week, the Nissan GT-R Nismo at the Tochigi Proving Ground, Nissan's Smart rearview mirror, and Belgian Wolfgang Ripe joins Nissan's driver line-up for Le Mans 24 Hours.

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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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The Dashboard - A Milestone for the Nissan LEAF

This week, we cover Nissan's celebration of the 100,000th Nissan LEAF sold globally with owner profiles, and truck fans redefine the Nissan Titan in Las Vegas.

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The Detroit Show 2014 - The Dashboard

This week, we head to NAIAS for Nissan's Sports Sedan Concept; CEO Carlos Ghosn on Nissan's growth in 2014; and Infiniti unveils its Q50 Eau Rouge concept, drawing inspiration from Formula One.

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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 BladeGlider: What If We Electrified the Fun?

Marking the debut of Nissan BladeGlider at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013, check out a first look at the narrow front track electric vehicle in motion.

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The Dashboard Digest - Earnings and LCVs

This week, Nissan revises its year-end forecast downward; the first NV200 taxi starts taking fares in NYC; and the Center of Design and Development for light commercial vehicles celebrates 10 years of growth.

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Qashqai in 3D Debut

The next-generation Nissan Qashqai debuted in a thrilling 3D digital mapping show carried on social media, signaling the start of the second generation of crossovers.

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BladeGlider to Soar at Tokyo Motor Show: Sneak Peek

The Nissan BladeGlider will debut at Tokyo Motor Show: Enjoy a sneak peek.

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New X-Trail: Luggage Space

Nissan experts explain how they designed the new Nissan X-Trail's innovative new luggage space.

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More Reflections on Driving ZEOD RC

Former GT1 Champion Michael Krumm offers more on driving the Nissan ZEOD RC.

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From Zero to ZEOD

Nissan Director of Motorsport Innovation Ben Bowlby explains the first seven months of ZEOD RC, the next generation of electric racing.

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The Best of Motorsport Japan

Highlights from Nissan's exhibit at the Motorsport Japan Festival held in Odaiba, Tokyo.

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The Dashboard Digest - Eyes on the Suzuka Circuit

Ahead of his win at the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka, triple-time Formula One World Champion and Infiniti Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel and team principal Christian Horner discuss racing, the team and 2014.

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Seb on Suzuka

Three-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel gives us his take on the Suzuka Circuit ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix this weekend.

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The Dashboard Digest - Autonomous Driving Demo and Myanmar's Market

This week, Nissan's debuts its demo of autonomous driving; we catch up with the very first Nissan LEAF owner; and Nissan in Myanmar.

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New X-Trail: Style

The team behind the all-new Nissan X-Trail discuss the style and functionality of the crossover SUV, which debuted recently at the Frankfurt auto show.

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The Dashboard Digest - High-Fashion and Contemporary Art

This week, Nissan sets its sights on Myanmar; Infiniti reveals runway-ready Q50s; and the first Nissan Art Award.

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New X-Trail: The Concept

The development team behind the all-new Nissan X-Trail discuss how they conceptualized the crossover SUV, which debuted recently at the Frankfurt auto show.

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The Week in Autos - IPOs, iTunes and indiegogo

This week, Chrysler's IPO; Apple partners with Nissan for iTunes Radio; and Honda's drive for drive-in theaters.

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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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Carlos Ghosn on Myanmar Plans

Nissan Motor Company CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke to the Global Media Center in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on plans to build a plant with partner Tan Chong Group.

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Haute and Hotter, The Lime Truck and Dogzilla at Nissan 360

The Lime Truck and Dogzilla kept guests of Nissan 360 fueled on SoCal's finest food truck fixings in between high-speed test drives.

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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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EVs Racing Ahead

Take a few hot laps in the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC with COO Toshiyuki Shiga at Nissan 360.

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The Week In Autos - Safety Tech and Self-Checks

This week from Nissan 360, we talk with journalists about new safety technology from tier-one supplier Continental and vehicle self-checks.

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The Dashboard On The Road - Nissan 360

This week, we come to you from California at Nissan 360, a showcase of global products and technologies, featuring endurance racer Keiko Ihara and introducing a little device called NED.

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The Dashboard Digest - Nissan's Autonomous Drive and U.S. Export Boom

This week, Nissan announces autonomous drive vehicles by 2020 and a boom in export markets by 2015.

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The Week in Autos - Uber Potential and Vettel Wins Belgium

This week, Google sees Uber potential; one more U.S. state says no handset while driving; and Vettel's fifth win of the season.

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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 Dashboard Digest - Pre-School to Silicon Valley

This week, Nissan helps provide free books to children; autonomous driving research in Silicon Valley; and a look inside the Nissan Engine Museum.

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The Week in Autos - Luxury Goes Electric, Hackers Take on Cars

This week, BMW's new i3 EV; a charging standard for Japan; and hackers take on cars.

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The Dashboard Digest - Master Craftsmen and Production Milestones

This week, the master craftsmen behind Nissan GT-R engines; production milestones in Mexico; Busan readies for the Rogue; and winning tips from racing driver Lucas Ordonez.

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The Week in Autos - Down in Detroit and Bentley's SUV

This week, we discuss bankruptcy for Detroit, a milestone in EV sales, and Bentley breaking into luxury SUVs.

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The Dashboard Digest - GO Datsun

This week, we focus on the launch of Datsun - Nissan's third marque - in New Delhi, India.

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The Week in Autos - Record Auction, Record Speed

This week, a £19.6-million car sold at Goodwood; Daimler in hot water over a coolant in France; and what could be the transport tube of the future: Hyperloop.

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CEO Ghosn: Datsun on the Rise

Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn says the relaunch of Datsun in India will be a cornerstone to expansion in the country.

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Datsun GO: Under the Hood

Datsun unveiled the Datsun GO at the brand's world premiere in India, which will be launched in 2014 in India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.

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The Dashboard: Datsun Returns

The Dashboard this week takes a closer look at the return of Datsun next week in India, as well as a safety driving forum in the nation of 1.2 billion.

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The Dashboard Digest - Nissan's Big 3-0, Nismo and a Lot of Lada

This week, Nissan celebrates its big 3-0 in the USA; the newest in Nismo's model lineup; a look at the 370Z Nismo; and Lada at the AvtoVAZ museum.

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Inside the AvtoVAZ Car Museum

Enjoy a rare look at some classic LADA models at the AvtoVAZ Museum in Togliatti, Russia.

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Dashboard on the Road: Togliatti, Russia

Take a visit to Togliatti, home to top Russian carmaker AvtoVAZ and a crossroads for the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

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The Dashboard Digest - Togliatti, Taillights and the Newest F1 Track

This week, the AvtoVAZ's Togliatti Plant in Russia; a smarter Nissan Sentra and Nismo takes to F1 in Texas.

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The Dashboard Digest - Interbrand's Greenest and the Taxi of Tomorrow

This week, Interbrand's top five Best Global Green Brands 2013 reveal a changed auto industry. Nissan's anti-aging secrets, and New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow debuts this fall.

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Nissan's Green Gains

Nissan surged to fifth in Interband's Best Global Green Brand ranking for 2013, benefiting from the success of the LEAF electric vehicle.

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The Week in Autos - No Honking Please

This week, Indian NGO says no honking please, Chrysler declines recall of Jeep models, and a "painful" race car.

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The Dashboard Special Edition: Kei Cars

In this Special Edition, we cover the making of the Nissan DAYZ timed to its sales launch, and look at where minicars are headed, as the evolution of Japan's kei-car market continues.

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The Week in Autos - Raising the Red Flag

This week, problems for Israeli company Better Place, Ford plans to end production in Australia, and Chinese automaker FAW has big plans for Hongqi Red Flag sedans at home.

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Dashboard Digest: Dayz ahead, 24 hours of the Nurburgring

On the Dashboard Digest this week Nissan and Mitsubishi collaborate to produce a new minicar for Japan. Plus why Nissan Mexicana is still numero uno, and we talk to Michael Krumm about driving the Nurburgring, the track known as the Green Hell.

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The Week in Autos - Imports Take Share, Honda Takes Flight

This week, imports on the rise in the Japan's car market, endurance race car driver Keiko Ihara is the new face of electric vehicles, and Honda's new light jet prepares to take off.

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The Dashboard On the Road - Mizushima DAYZ

This week, we highlight the new Nissan DAYZ at the Mitsubishi Motors Mizushima Plant. The new kei car model and DAYZ Highway STAR join Mitsubishi's eK Wagon and eK Custom as the newest minicars to compete in a category that comprises 40% of Japan's auto sales.

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DAYZ Ahead

The Nissan DAYZ minicar is now a reality after two years of collaboration with Mitsubishi, and Nissan COO Toshiyuki Shiga say the partnership is an advantage for Nissan.

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Dashboard Digest: First Q50, Gold GT-R for Bolt

This week we see the first Infiniti Q50 roll off the production line at Tochigi in Japan, plus sprinter Usain Bolt receives a Gold GT-R to match his Olympic medals, and how Nissan is working to encourage motorists in India to buckle up.

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The Dashboard On the Road: Sport Meets Luxury in Tochigi

This week on The Dashboard On the Road marks a milestone for Infiniti with the new Q50 luxury sports sedan, now offline and ready for roads.

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Proving the Q50

Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn give their impressions on the new Q50, after test drives at the Tochigi Proving Ground and the launch of production.

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The Dashboard Digest: Financial Results, NISMO performance cars in the US

This week on the Dashboard Digest we hear from CEO Carlos Ghosn on Nissan's full-year financial results, Nissan shows off NISMO performance cars at the Nashville Superspeedway, and EV infrastructure takes shape in Latin America.

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Something Afoot with Marinos

The Yokohama F. Marinos are enjoying their best start to a season in years, reaching second place in the league standings.

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Formula One Triple World Champion Sebastian Vettel becomes first driver to sample new Grand Prix venue in Sochi, Russia

Sebastian in Sochi

Formula One Triple World Champion Sebastian Vettel became the first driver to sample the new - yet unfinished - Russian Grand Prix venue in Sochi, Russia, in preparation for the 2014 F1 season.

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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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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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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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Hand-cranking a 1938 Datsun 17

If ever proof were needed of Datsun durability, check out this 1938 Datsun 17 cranking into life.

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The Dashboard - From Clay Model to Car

This week a special on the art and engineering of clay modeling. We meet the skilled craftsmen who turn designer's sketches into cars familiar on roads around the world.

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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 On the Road: Two Years On

This week the Dashboard On the Road visits northern Japan, where we look at the state of recovery two years after an earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster hit the region.

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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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Testing the New Teana

The launch of the new Nissan Teana in China is the culmination of five years of testing and development. Wang Feng has been involved since the beginning.

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Infiniti Red Bull Triumph in Malaysia

Infiniti Red Bull secured a first race victory of 2013 at the Malaysian Grand Prix in Sepang on Sunday, with the reigning world champion beating teammate Mark Webber to the checkered flag.

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Nissan awarded 2013 J-Win Diversity Awards first prize

Nissan was awarded the first prize at the 2013 J-Win Diversity Awards, presented by the Japan Women's Innovative Network (NPO J-Win), a nonprofit organization.

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Showroom Records

Nissan's headquarters welcomed the one millionth visitor to its showroom gallery this year, a record attendance since opening in 2009.

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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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Altima V8 Supercars Underway in Adelaide

Nissan Motorsport has made a promising start in the manufacturer’s V8 Supercars Championship debut at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, South Australia over the weekend.

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Tour de NISMO

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn tours the NISMO HQ and factory in Tsurumi, Japan.

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The Dashboard - NISMO Special, Opening Day

This week's episode comes from the new Nismo headquarters, where we talk to Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Super GT racing driver Michael Krumm.

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The Dashboard - NISMO Special, Part One

This week's coverage comes in two parts from the new NISMO headquarters in Japan, where executives and stars of the track launch Nismo's new strategy, as it takes control of Nissan's global motorsports.

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The Making of NISMO's New HQ

Nissan Motor Company unveiled performance arm Nismo's new headquarters Feb. 26. Watch the video of the new site's creation.

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NISMO Performance

On Tuesday, February 26, Nissan and Nismo will unveil the next generation of performance. Please join us.

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The Dashboard - Week in Autos

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 - EV Taxis and Racing Supercars

This week on The Dashboard, Mexico City goes electric with taxis, supercars in Australia, and the making of the Infiniti Red Bull RB9 Formula 1 racecar.

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The Dashboard - Q3 results and new F1 car

This week on the Dashboard Nissan's Q3 results and the outlook for Japanese car companies. Plus Infiniti Red Bull Racing unveils the car that will defend the Formula One championships.

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A Quick Look at Nissan's Q3

Joji Tagawa, Corporate Vice President in charge of Investor Relations, talks about Nissan's third quarter financial results and the outlook for the rest of the year.

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The Dashboard - Mileage of Note and Musical Robots

This week on the Dashboard mileage of Note and the factories are alive with the sound of music -- from the robots.

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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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Juke Nismo Arrives in Europe

With a well established reputation for motorsport innovation in Japan, Nissan is bringing its performance heritage to the road in Europe for the first time.

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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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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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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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The Year Ahead

As automobile executives gathered in Tokyo a new year event hosted by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Nissan COO Toshiyuki Shiga said he's expecting growth in 2013.

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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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Best of 2012 - The Dashboard - Challenges in China

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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Best of 2012 - The Dashboard, episode 1

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 - Eco products and learning leadership

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 - Nissan LEAF Special

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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Excitement for EV-eryone

Nissan celebrated the LEAF electric vehicle’s second birthday in Japan with a gathering of more than 200 owners at its GranDrive testing track.

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Riding the EV Wind

The largest gathering of EV owners in Japanese history was a perfect chance to speak with Nissan's s Corporate Vice President of Zero Emissions Hideaki Watanabe.

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At the Sylphy Premiere

Nissan COO Toshiyuki Shiga talks about the new 2013 Nissan Sylphy and how it gives the carmaker an edge in the crowded and highly-competitive global C-segment market.

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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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The Dashboard - Nissan LEAF upgrades for Japan and top female racing driver Keiko Ihara

The Nissan Global Media Center presents this week’s episode of The Dashboard, its program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships changing the industry.

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Learning Curves

Nissan Technical College and Kondo Racing form a partnership to take the checkered flag.

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The Dashboard - new EV and the making of a concept car

The Nissan Global Media Center presents this week's episode of The Dashboard, its program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports, and relationships that are changing the industry.

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The Dashboard - Earnings and new GT-R

The Nissan Global Media Center presents this week's episode of The Dashboard, its program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports, and relationships that are changing the industry.

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Leap of Faith

Young sports-car stars Lucas Ordoñez and Gunnar Jeannette faced a massive leap of faith when driving the Nissan DeltaWing for the first time. But deciding whether or not the radical narrow-nosed racer would successfully negotiate its way around Road Atlanta at Petit Le Mans was nothing compared to the leap the pair made after the race.

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Introducing Next Generation Steering

A conventional steering system directs tire movements by transmitting steering inputs to the tires via a mechanical link. Nissan's next-generation steering technology reads the driver's intentions from steering inputs and controls the vehicle's tire movements via electronic signals.

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A Clear Steer

Nissan has developed an Autonomous Emergency Steering System offering a high level of collision avoidance capability by applying automatic braking and automatic steering.

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Carlos Ghosn & Dieter Zetsche at the Paris Motor Show

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn and Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche provide an annual update and take questions from the media on the expanding collaboration between Renault, Nissan and Daimler.

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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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Nissan's V8 Supercars' Engine

Nissan has unveiled the engine that will power its cars in Australia's V8 Supercars championship campaign from next season.

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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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All Down the Line

Nissan's St. Petersburg Plant chief talks about his factory's brief three-year history and the Russian ramp up coming ahead.

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Fine Tuning the Note

Nissan Chief Vehicle Engineer Kenichi Miyoshi explains the engineering that underpins new Nissan Note.

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Design Notes

Product Chief Designer Atsushi Maeda discusses the new Nissan Note hatchback.

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Engine Notes

Takamasa Ueda, expert leader, and Takeshi Sato, manager, of Nissan's Powertrain Engineering Division discuss the downsized, supercharged engine used in the new Note hatchback.

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More Notes on the Note

Nissan Chief Product Specialist Mie Minakuchi discusses the new Note hatchback ahead of the Japan start of sales this fall.

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Introducing the All-New Nissan Note

Nissan held the global premiere of its all-new Note in Yokohama on July 16, 2012, introducing the Japan-market model. Ahead of the event, the Global Media Center spoke with some of the key players behind the car's design and development.

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Flying High

The U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team, better known as the Blue Angels, likes to go faster than most people will ever go. That's why a group of product planners and designers from the global car company, Nissan, arranged to meet the Blue Angels at their hanger in Pensacola, Fla.

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Nissan Mexicana President Valls on Expansion in Aguascalientes

As Nissan celebrated a historic milestone by setting the first stone of its new manufacturing complex in Aguascalientes, the Global Media Center caught up Nissan Mexicana President Jose Valls to discuss the company's plans in Mexico.

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Nissan LEAF On the Road: Yokohama to Osaka

On a recent trip to Osaka for a ‘LEAF to Home’ event, a team from the Nissan Global Media Center in Yokohama thought the best way for the 530 kilometers drive was with the star of the show – the Nissan LEAF.

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CEO Master Class

Hidetaka Aoki, an MBA candidate at Keio Business School, had a 1-on-1 executive tutorial with Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn following Ghosn's talk at the university.

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EVP Andy Palmer on the NV350

Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer discusses the NV350 Caravan after its premiere in Yokohama.

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Counting down to Le Mans 24 Hours

Ben Bowlby, concept originator of the Nissan DeltaWing, discusses the innovative car ahead of the Le Mans 24 Hours race, which starts June 16.

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Hailing the Taxi of Tomorrow

Nissan EVP Andy Palmer discusses Nissan's plans for the taxi business after displaying New York City's Taxi Tomorrow in Yokohama.

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Interview with CHAdeMO Association Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga

Toshiyuki Shiga, Nissan Chief Operating Officer and CHAdeMO Association Chairman, spoke with the Global Media Center on the current status and outlook for the CHAdeMO quick-charging protocol at the venue of the Association’s general conference held in Tokyo.

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The View from Numero Uno

José Luis Valls, president of Nissan Mexicana, stopped by the Global Media Center this week, discussing how Nissan attained and plans to expand its market-leading position in Mexico.

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Breaking Away to Nissan of San Francisco

Riders from the professional RadioShack Nissan Trek cycling team, in town for the Amgen Tour of California, swung by the newly-opened Nissan of San Francisco, owned and operated by another ‘racing’ great, Roger Penske.

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CEO Ghosn Delivers a Message to Dealers

At a Nissan Tokyo dealership, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn talked with the Global Media Center about Nissan's expanding dealership network, what makes a great customer experience and the markets that will drive the automaker's sales through its Nissan Power 88 mid-term plan.

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Kung Fu Vettel: Drive of the Dragon

Kung Fu Vettel Drive of the Dragon

The first of Infiniti's 'Inspired Performances' series introduces a kung-fu-fighting Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel.

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Life in the Fast Lane

Kondo Racing and Nissan Automobile Technical College put Japanese students training to become mechanics into the fast lane at Twin Ring Motegi. Nissan Global Media Center spoke with the college's principal Atsushi Tanaka, and Masahiko Kondo, team director of Kondo Racing, as well as the students, on the project that looks to take the classroom to the speedway.

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Getting Connected at SAE

Engineering Connections

The 2012 Society for Automotive Engineers World Congress was held in late April in Detroit. The conference was organized around the new and diverse connections such as those between vehicles, infrastructure, the Internet, and the nation's electrical grid. Chairman for this year’s event was Bob Sump, vice president of Nissan Technical Center – North America, who spoke with the Global Media Center about the SAE conference and getting connected.

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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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CEO Unplugged: Nissan's Battery Business

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke with the Global Media Center about EV batteries and development of energy storage solutions on a recent trip to the Zama plant in Kanagawa prefecture.

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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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One Year On from 3/11: Interview with Nissan Prince Miyagi Ishinomaki's Keiji Endo

Japan's March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami completely destroyed the Nissan Prince Miyagi dealership where Keiji Endo was manager. We caught up with Endo-san to discuss the recovery.

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One Year On from 3/11: Interview with Nissan Prince Miyagi's Hiroyuki Sato

In June 2011, we interviewed Hiroyuki Sato, general manager at Nissan Prince Miyagi, just three months after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami devastated much of the Tohoku region. Last week, we caught up with Sato-san once again to discuss progress made over the last year.

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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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Touring Tohoku in a Nissan LEAF (part 3)

To coincide with CEO Carlos Ghosn’s visit to Nissan’s engine plant in Iwaki this week, the Global Media Center hired a LEAF electric car to get an on-the-road view of the Tohoku region’s ongoing recovery. Here’s the third and final installment from our road trip.

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CEO Ghosn Reflects on Iwaki's Recovery

Now more than a year after 3/11, CEO Ghosn reflects on the tremendous recovery managers and employees achieved at the hard hit Iwaki Plant, now a symbol of strength for Nissan - and for Japan.

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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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CEO Carlos Ghosn on the Return of Datsun

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks at a press conference in Yokohama, taking questions on the return of the Datsun brand.

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Supply-side Economics

A major takeaway for the automobile industry from the production hurdles caused by the twin disasters of March 2011 and November flooding in Thailand was the importance of varied sourcing capability, either from suppliers' different geographical centers or even different companies.

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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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Disaster Management

Almost a year since a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck Japan, Nissan undertook its annual disaster-prevention drills. Nissan Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga and Senior Vice President Hitoshi Kawaguchi discussed the company's risk management with the Global Media Center.

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Taking the High Road: TAXI-E

After an Amsterdam reporting visit with TAXI-E founders Ruud Zandvliet and Edvard Hendriksen, I learned how the two university friends started their own sustainable eco-business, helping to change the Dutch travel landscape with a taxi fleet of Nissan LEAFs.

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Nissan Americas SVP Carla Bailo Discusses NTC at 30

Carla Bailo, senior vice president for research and development at Nissan Americas, recalls her impressions of the Nissan Technical Center in Atsugi, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

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Actress Kyoko Koizumi talks EVs

EV-eryday Mom

Japan's Kyoko Koizumi has been on the nation's "talent" radar for nearly three decades, but has more recently punctuated her long career with acting honors, the latest for "Mainichi Kaasan" (Everyday Mom), a bio-pic centered on the domestic travails of manga author and mother Rieko Saibara.

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What To Expect: Trends and Analysis with CLSA

Christopher Richter, Deputy Head of Research and Senior Analyst in the CLSAJapanese Equities Division (read: top auto analyst), joined me in the studio for a quick chat about industry expectations as we step into 2012. Richter discussed the impact of the strong yen on Japan’s auto industry, the growing trend of tie-ups and what three key trends he sees in the coming year.

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Interviews: Nissan LEAF Cold Test

Last week, in the frosty northern climes of Hokkaido, journalists tested the performance of the Nissan LEAF for the first time in snow and freezing temperatures.

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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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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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Nissan Wins Web Grandprix Awards

On December 7, the 5th Japan Web Grandprix took place in Suntory Hall in Tokyo, an event that began in 2007 to support further development of Japanese websites. This year a total of 122 websites from 44 companies applied, the largest turnout ever. Awards consist of 16 category Grandprix and three special awards. Each company [...]

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Nismo Festival 2011

Around 32,000 flock to Fuji Speedway to see decades of Nissan racing heritage To illustrate the Nismo Festival experience, I thought it would be helpful to find some other event with which to compare it.  That is extremely difficult, because it’s as if the famed Goodwood Festival in England or the Monterey Historic races were [...]

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High Concept

A Media Center Walk Through Nissan Concept Cars with Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura Q1. We’re standing in front of the PIVO 3, but a number of models are debuting at the Tokyo Motor Show, can you tell us about them and the special features? CCO: Let’s start with the PIVO 3. This is the [...]

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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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Q&A with CEO Carlos Ghosn at the Tokyo International Automotive Conference

On the eve of Tokyo Motor Show 2011, Carlos Ghosn spoke with Tatsuo Yamakawa, editor-in-chief of Nikkei Business Publications. The interview covered topics including Nissan’s international expansion, Japan’s spectacular recovery from the March disasters, the bright future for EV vehicles and the pernicious effects of the uncompetitive yen.   Q: Ten years ago Japan’s global [...]

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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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Nissan LEAF at the APEC 2011

10 November, 2011 Aloha from Hawaii! As APEC 2011 kicks off today, the Nissan LEAF Ride and Drive station at the Sheraton Waikiki is ready and welcoming test drivers interested for a spin the 100% electric vehicle. Over the next four days, we’ll bring you updates on location and speaking to some of the test [...]

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Nissan Launches Global App for iPad

Last week Nissan launched the Nissan Global App, an iPad application that offers news distributed by the Nissan global website as well as Social Networking Services from around the world, making it possible to quickly and effectively access the latest global information about Nissan, its products, people, technologies and relationships. Let’s walk through use of [...]

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The Sporting Life

I am not usually a soccer enthusiast, but I become one at World Cup time, and here in Japan there’s been a fair amount to cheer about over recent years, particularly with the women’s team winning the World Cup this year and the men reaching the Round of 16 in 2010. My passion is baseball, which Japan offers in [...]

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Vettel shows his kizuna in Japan

Taking time out from celebrations following his second F1 world championship victory in Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix, Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel took time out to visit Nissan’s global headquarters here in Yokohama yesterday.

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Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Version will enter production

Interesting tidbit on the Infiniti FX Sebastian Vettel Version, the new Formula 1 double world champion’s take on the FX crossover, which raised a stir at the Frankfurt motor show last month. Executive Vice President Andy Palmer, speaking in an interview with the Global Media Center  (see above), confirmed that the Vettel-inspired vehicle will enter [...]

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What’s a CME?

Coming from Singapore, which has a PM (Prime Minister), a ESM (Emeritus Senior Minister) and a MM (Minister Mentor), a public transport system called the MRT and roads paved with ERPs – I’m no stranger to the world of acronyms, so it feels quite natural to slip into another world that is just as fond [...]

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Media Center Welcome (Yokoso)

Welcome to the Nissan Global Media Center, a concept that grew from idea to innovation in only a half year. Joining the corporate narrative as Nissan and all Japan climbed back from the disasters of March, the Media Center team consists of former journalists and company veterans from across the globe. Construction of the Media [...]

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