This week, sourcing for Nissan LEAF production in the U.S. goes local; the Young Risers of Indonesia; and our top stories of 2013.
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.
The Tokyo Motor Show ended Sunday, but this Backstage Pass has all the before and after excitement at Nissan's booth.
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.
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.
The new Nissan Qashqai is brought to life in a film by the people who created it.
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.
The Nissan BladeGlider will debut at Tokyo Motor Show: Enjoy a sneak peek.
Nissan experts explain how they designed the new Nissan X-Trail's innovative new luggage space.
ZEOD RC begins its ascent towards Le Mans with a second run at Fuji Speedway.
Nissan Director of Motorsport Innovation Ben Bowlby explains the first seven months of ZEOD RC, the next generation of electric racing.
Nissan experts explain how they designed the new Nissan X-Trail's interior, including its innovative luggage board, theater layout and configurable layout.
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.
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.
This week, Chrysler's IPO; Apple partners with Nissan for iTunes Radio; and Honda's drive for drive-in theaters.
This week, the new models from Nissan unveiled around the world: Datsun Go+, third-generation X-Trail, and the 2014 Rogue.
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.
Datsun launched the GO+ in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Check out the CG video of the 5+2 seater MPV.
Take a few hot laps in the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC with COO Toshiyuki Shiga at Nissan 360.
Nissan launches first smartwatch to connect car and driver performance
This week, 80 years of manufacture culminates in the showcase at Nissan 360; a more powerful Titan; and Nismo's global driver exchange program.
This week, BMW's new i3 EV; a charging standard for Japan; and hackers take on cars.
Nissan Motor Company launched Datsun on July 15, 2013, at the Kingdom of Dreams theater in Delhi, India. Watch the highlights.
This week, we focus on the launch of Datsun - Nissan's third marque - in New Delhi, India.
Nissan Motor CEO Carlos Ghosn says the relaunch of Datsun in India will be a cornerstone to expansion in the country.
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.
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.
Take a visit to Togliatti, home to top Russian carmaker AvtoVAZ and a crossroads for the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Nismo showed off its burgeoning lineup, including the March Nismo S, joining its Juke and Fairlady Z models.
Datsun has unveiled first car sketches and a new global website ahead of the July 15 brand launch.
Founded as an 18th Century fortress, Togliatti is Russia's Motor City, a crossroads from where the Renault-Nissan Alliance and top automaker AvtoVAZ look to expand market share.
This week, we take a look at the mood created by Renault's Twin'Z concept electric car, Apple's announcement of a new iOS for automakers, and one U.S. state's bid for electronic license plates.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn announced Nissan would return to Le Mans next year in Garage 56 with a car that focused on innovation and excitement, and a reveal is coming soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watch Nissan's full press conference at Auto Shanghai 2013, including the debut of the Friend-ME concept car.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Dashboard Digest this week highlights a breakthrough in high-tensile steel, the one millionth visitor this year to Nissan's Gallery and EV lessons from the dawn of the petrol era.
Nissan's headquarters welcomed the one millionth visitor to its showroom gallery this year, a record attendance since opening in 2009.
The Dashboard Digest this week highlights the Geneva Motor Show, the Taxi of Tomorrow, and the upcoming Super GT season.
This week we come to you from on the water at the 2013 Japan International Boat Show, where we take the pulse of the industry and tour the show with Nissan Marine.
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.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn tours the NISMO HQ and factory in Tsurumi, Japan.
The all-electric Nissan Leaf recently passed a sales landmark of 50,000 cars, but Nissan Vice President Billy Hayes says the company wants to build and sell more.
Nissan EVP Andy Palmer talks about the importance of the all-new Teana for China and expectations for the world's biggest auto market.
This week on The Dashboard a trial of the New Mobility Concept vehicles and the LEAF working for the city of Sydney, Australia.
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.
Nissan is bringing its performance heritage to the road in Europe for the first time, with media there getting a closer view of the Juke Nismo.
This week on the Dashboard mileage of Note and the factories are alive with the sound of music -- from the robots.
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.
Follow the production line from steel rolls to shipping vessel, a five-hour process that ultimately will take vehicles from Kyushu to all over Japan and the world.
Nissan Americas Product Planning Chief Pierre Loing offers the latest on what's trending at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Enjoy this time-lapse record of the building of Nissan's interactive stand at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen details the new products and technologies changing the game for the premium brand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the eve of the Nissan LEAF's second birthday, some overseas owners visited Japanese factories to see where the batteries and electric vehicles were produced.
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.
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.
The Nissan Global Media Center presents The Dashboard, our program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the industry.
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.
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.
Test laps in the 2013 GT-R with former Daytona champ Toshio Suzuki leave one amazed and the wheels of the new supercar smoking.
Things are cooking in Brazil for Nissan - from auto shows with concept cars to new manufacturing plants, as market share grows.
The Nissan Global Media Center launches The Dashboard, its first program on the cars, people, technologies, motorsports, and relationships that are changing the industry.
Nissan's Rear-Camera Innovation Brings Luxury Features to the 2013 Altima.
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.
It's still officially a concept vehicle, but the e-NV200 panel van had its electrifying world premiere at the Hanover Motor Show.
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.
Nissan has unveiled the engine that will power its cars in Australia's V8 Supercars championship campaign from next season.
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.
Nissan's St. Petersburg Plant chief talks about his factory's brief three-year history and the Russian ramp up coming ahead.
Nissan Chief Vehicle Engineer Kenichi Miyoshi explains the engineering that underpins new Nissan Note.
Product Chief Designer Atsushi Maeda discusses the new Nissan Note hatchback.
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.
Nissan Chief Product Specialist Mie Minakuchi discusses the new Note hatchback ahead of the Japan start of sales this fall.
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.
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.
Three key players in the new Altima's development discuss the latest version of Nissan's best-selling North American model.
Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer discusses the NV350 Caravan after its premiere in Yokohama.
Infiniti held a launch event for the new, long-wheelbase version of its M sedan in Shanghai on June 8.
The LEAF to Home power supply system turns the LEAF into a backup electricity supply for residential homes.
Following in the footsteps of Japan Post, FedEx and British Gas, Japanese supermarket chain Aeon took delivery of an e-NV200, the all-electric version of Nissan’s popular van.
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.
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.
A Closer Look at the NYC’s Taxi of Tomorrow
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn unveiled the new Altima sedan Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks at a press conference in Yokohama, taking questions on the return of the Datsun brand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
October 7, 2011 Sawasdee-ka from Bangkok! The Global Media Center team is on location in Thailand for the launch of Nissan’s new Almera “sedan eco-car”, the first of its type in the market. Credited for pioneering the development of the eco-car segment in Thailand with the introduction of the March in 2010, more than 47,000 [...]