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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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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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Le Mans Historic Electric Lap

Hours before the start of Le Mans 24 Hours, the Nissan ZEOD did an unprecedented all-electric lap around the Circuit de la Sarthe.

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Le Mans Drivers' Parade

In Le Mans tradition, drivers paraded through the center of Le Mans Friday, ahead of the start of the 24-hour endurance race.

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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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Nissan 2013 Earnings Briefing: Archive

Improved fourth quarter profitability enabled Nissan to meet its full‐year net income guidance for fiscal 2013. Watch the archived press conference here.

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Nissan Heritage: Motorsports Engine Quiz

Test your knowledge of the engine sounds of these restored Nissan Heritage cars.

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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 - 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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Beijing Countdown: Sneak Peek of New Sedan Concept

Glimpse Nissan's new sedan concept ahead of its unveiling at Auto China 2014 in Beijing on April 20.

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The Dashboard - Steel Resolve and Nismo Plus for PlayStation

This week, a special symbol of hope three years after the tsunami of 2011; NissanConnect Nismo Plus for the GT-R Nismo; and a look at Nissan's milestones of the past year.

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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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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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2014 GT500 GT-R NISMO Tests

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Techno Beat for Teana Winner

Pierre Taki, winner of Best Supporting Actor at the Mainichi Film Awards, has piloted a multi-media career filled with music, film and TV.

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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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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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SUPER GT 2013 Nissan GT-R in the Mirror

Here's a look back at some of the highlights of the Nissan SUPER GT 2013 season.

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Local LEAF Sourcing and the Young Risers - The Dashboard Digest

This week, sourcing for Nissan LEAF production in the U.S. goes local; the Young Risers of Indonesia; and our top stories of 2013.

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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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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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New Qashqai: The People Behind the Car

The new Nissan Qashqai is brought to life in a film by the people who created it.

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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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The Dashboard Digest - The ZEOD's First Run

This week, the ZEOD, RC racer debuts at Fuji Speedway; the Director of Motorsport Innovation on the electric challenge; and former GT1 Champion Michael Krumm discusses the ZEOD's first run.

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The Dashboard Digest - Motorsports and "Choimobi"

This week, Nissan reveals its all-electric ZEOD racer, Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel talks about the Suzuka Circuit; and Yokohama City launches a new EV-sharing program.

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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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New X-Trail: Interior Space

Nissan experts explain how they designed the new Nissan X-Trail's interior, including its innovative luggage board, theater layout and configurable layout.

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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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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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Fast Laps with GT Academy Champ Steve Doherty

Steve Doherty went from video gamer to endurance racer by winning the 2012 U.S. GT Academy. Doherty talks GT Academy and his first season in Europe with Blancpain.

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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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Nissan's All-New Crossover SUV: Packed with Technology

New X-Trail will be one of the most advanced cars on the road when sales start next year.

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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 Week in Autos - Safety, Smile Drive and Scooters

This week, Tesla's Model S gets high marks for safety; Google ties up with Volkswagen for a new driving app on Android; and Dutch designers take hemp to the road.

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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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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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The Week in Autos - Blast Off!

This week, Formula One and the Pirelli tire controversy; GM and Honda agree to cooperate on fuel cells; and a robot prepares for space.

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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 Week in Autos - Camera-Camo and Lady Mechanics

This week, the tragic loss of a star driver at Le Mans; car camouflage; and Nigeria's Lady Mechanics.

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The Dashboard Digest - The NODE and NISMO

This week, Nissan rewards innovative thinkers; Nismo's CALSONIC IMPUL champions at the Sepang Circuit; and the world's fastest electric racing car unveiled for 2014 Le Mans.

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The Week in Autos - The Tesla Swap and Super Luxury

This week, Tesla's Elon Musk demonstrates battery swapping; the U.S. Department of Energy calculates savings for EV owners; and look out for Rolls-Royce on the streets of Manila.

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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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The Week in Autos: Future Interface

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.

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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 Dashboard Digest: Canton Celebrations and A Tale of Racing

This week, Nissan throws a party to celebrate a decade of manufacturing in Canton, Mississippi; drifting in the Nissan GT-R and LEAF Nismo RC; and Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber's own history of driving.

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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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The Week in Autos - Vans, e-Taxis and Drifting

This week, Chevrolet lines up a Nissan van, BYD brings its electric taxis to Hong Kong and BMW sets a world drifting record.

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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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The Week in Autos - Soaring Profits, Propellers

This week, localization bolsters sales of Nissan LEAF, Japanese automakers announce strong earnings for the fiscal year, and one company's bet on flying cars.

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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 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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The Dashboard Digest: Gamers-to-Racers, Musical Robots

This week, GT Academy gamers-to-racers are on the track at Monza, what does it take to interpret for a CEO, how the factories of Japan are alive with the sound of music, and LEAF owners ride in the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC.

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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 Dashboard Digest - GT-R on ice, and Nismo's podium finish

This week, the GT-R breaks speed records on ice, Oslo as the European EV capital, and Nismo's podium finish at the start of the Super GT season.

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The Week In Autos - Thatcher, the Yen and Vettel in China

This week, we look at the late UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's impact on the auto industry; the weakening yen-dollar rate; and what three-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel cooks up prior to the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai.

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The Dashboard Digest - Clay to cars, and Nismo's samurai spirit

This week, we take a look at clay modeling, a history of the Tama electric car, and a blessing for Nismo to start the Super GT season.

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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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An EV Degree

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says localization and lower costs will be key to Nissan's leadership in China's emerging electric car market.

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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 - LEAFs for Evernote

This week we look at how the LEAF plays a special role for employees at Evernote in California; the new LEAF in production in Sunderland, UK; and LCVs for Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

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The Dashboard - The Week in Autos

This week, CLSA's senior analyst Christopher Richter joins us to talk about the business of Formula One, EVs in China and the crux of marketing cars to younger buyers.

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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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The Dashboard - The Week in Autos

This week, Volvo's external airbags, F1's Infiniti Red Bull Racing team in Australia, and the EVs of Tesla and Tony Stark.

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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 - Japan International Boat Show

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.

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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 - 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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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 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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Auto Pilots

Seven small robots could help change the fundamental way we get around forever. These little chick-like creatures made by Nissan Motor Company are called EPOROs - or zero emission robot car concepts.

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The Dashboard - 100% Electric

This week on The Dashboard a trial of the New Mobility Concept vehicles and the LEAF working for the city of Sydney, Australia.

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Altima V8 Supercars Pass the Test

Rick Kelly and James Moffat on track at the V8 Supercars Championship test day in at the Sydney Motorsport Park, New South Wales, Australia.

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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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Melbourne Style

Nissan Motorsport has stepped out in style at the team’s launch, unveiling its Altima V8 Supercars in 2013 race colours, and driver line-up at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

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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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Juke Nismo Gets Media Ride

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.

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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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Nissan Kyushu: The Factory Life

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.

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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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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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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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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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Electrifying hot laps

Nissan LEAF owners found out just how fast zero emission can be in the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC. They were driven around a test track in Japan by Nissan racing drivers in the all-electric race car.

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Factoring in EVs: Owners' Visit

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.

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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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Rebuilding Haiti

Nissan Sends Employees to Help at Habitat’s 2012 Carter Work Project

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Surprised by Happy Surprise

A video event for a Nissan Serena owner in Japan goes viral with a family "Monster Dance".

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A Clear Steer: WEC's Keiko Ihara

Keiko Ihara has made the career shift from race queen to World Endurance Championship driver, pushing the envelope for women in motorsports.

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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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A GT-R Force

Test laps in the 2013 GT-R with former Daytona champ Toshio Suzuki leave one amazed and the wheels of the new supercar smoking.

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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: Episode II

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

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Nissan DeltaWing's Gunnar Jeannette on Petit Le Mans Crash

Driver Gunnar Jeannette offers details on the Nissan DeltaWing crash in Wednesday's practice, ahead of Petit Le Mans endurance race.

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The Comedy Factory

Comedian Jay Leno took a GT-R for a Tokyo night drive, as well as visited the Japanese factory producing the supercar's engines.

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Brand Ambassador

Shortly after Interbrand revealed Nissan is one of the fastest improving brands in its ranking of the top 100 companies globally, Nissan Chief Creative Office Shiro Nakamura gave the Global Media Center a progress report.

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Dealing with Apps

Returning a leased car is about to become easier for customers as dealers now have a new app called RPM Mobile that allows return simply by cell phone or tablet.

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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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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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A Taste of Rio

Renowned Brazilian chef Roberta Sudbrack, who may also be tapped for the Rio Olympic Games 2016, sets a winning menu for Team Brazil at London's Crystal Palace high-performance sports center.

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Marinos' Extra Time

Yokohama F. Marinos players visited Nissan Global Headquarters last month to meet team supporters, with all eyes this season on a soccer championship.

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An Interpreter In Her Own Words

As CEO Ghosn’s interpreter and translator for nearly 12 years, Yuki Morimoto says she’s lasted this long in her position for one simple reason: chemistry.

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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 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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Explaining the Altima

Three key players in the new Altima's development discuss the latest version of Nissan's best-selling North American model.

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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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A Proud Father

The Greaves Motorsport LMP2 car finished its Le Mans race, but nothing made driving legend and father Martin Brundle happier than his son Alex's performance.

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And They're Off...

Nissan DeltaWing during the first four hours of the legendary endurance race.

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Le Mans on Parade

Three days of peace, love and racing await a quarter of a million of fans at Le Mans 24 Hours in its 80th anniversary year.

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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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Gauging Growth in the Middle Kingdom

Even as growth slows in China, the world’s largest auto market remains key to another year of record industry sales.

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Plugging into CHAdeMO

At a recent CHAdeMO event, Nissan Senior Manager Junichi Kobayashi of the EV Component Development Group, EV System Engineering Department and EV Technology Development Division, spoke with Media Center's Dan Sloan about the rapid pace of development of CHAdeMO's quick-charging technology.

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What to Expect: Trends and Analysis with Deutsche Bank's Kurt Sanger

Kurt Sanger, analyst at Deutsche Bank, joined me in the studio for a quick chat about industry expectations as we step into fiscal 2012. Sanger discussed the resilience of the Japanese car industry post 3/11, Infiniti in China and the most salient trends he envisions for the industry in the coming year.

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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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Aeon’s Electric NV

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.

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Nissan Industrial Maintenance Scholarships Announced

The Nissan Industrial Maintenance Training Scholarship, aimed at developing a workforce to manage complex systems and machines, was announced last week with two Franklin County (Tennessee) high school seniors selected.

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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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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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Ghosn for a Drive

CEO Carlos Ghosn takes a spin in a 1938 Datsun 17 Phaeton during a recent visit to the Zama heritage garage, home to about 400 autos.

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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 DeltaWing Faces Wind Tunnel Tests

With European testing due to kick off next week for the Nissan DeltaWing, a new series highlights the development of the revolutionary Le Mans 24 Hours entry.

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Roomy With a View

A Closer Look at the NYC’s Taxi of Tomorrow

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Touring Tohoku in a Nissan LEAF

A team from the Nissan Global Media Center heads north in a LEAF to Nissan's Iwaki Engine Plant, to commemorate more than a year of recovery following the disasters of March 11, 2011.

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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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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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Behind the Wheel

The Global Media Center hosted a Nissan Motorsports 2012 preview and went behind the sport and wheel with some of the key figures in racing.

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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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