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60 days in, and a bright future ahead - by José Muñoz

It has been just two months since I became Chairman of Nissan’s Management Committee for our China Operations. This has been one of the most thrilling times of my career at Nissan.

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Nissan unveils "Wheels of Innovation" sculpture

Artist Nadim Karam creates sculpture representing drivers of Nissan's growth.

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Driverless Towing at Oppama Plant

Nissan announced introduction of Intelligent Vehicle Towing, a fully-automated vehicle towing system, at its Oppama Plant.

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Nissan CEO Ghosn to deliver keynote address at CES 2017

Nissan today announced it will make its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES®) 2017 held in Las Vegas. Nissan chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn will deliver a keynote on January 5, 2017 at Westgate Theater.

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Nissan Crossing to the Future in Ginza

Nissan held an official opening ceremony for Nissan Crossing, its new brand experience space in Tokyo’s prestigious Ginza district.

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Fantasy to Reality - Nissan BladeGlider

Nissan's BladeGlider Concept goes from fantasy to reality, with a fully-functional advanced prototype.

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Kicks Brings Advanced Tech to Compact Crossovers

NIssan Kicks will compete in the fast-growing Brazilian and Latin-American compact crossover segment, with advanced technology.

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Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept unveiled in Beijing

The daring new Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept car has made its global public premiere today at the 2016 Beijing Auto Show, exploring the brand's vision for a premium mid-sized SUV.

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World's Fastest Man at NYIAS

Usain Bolt offers a behind-the-scenes look at the New York International Auto Show.

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Nissan Unboxes MY16 LEAF

Nissan "unboxes" its latest mobile device on the opening day of the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2016.

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Debut Run of X-Trail Bobsleigh

Inspired by the design of the Nissan X-Trail, X-Trail Bobsleigh took its inaugural run at the historic Olympic track in Igls, Austria. It's the world's first seven-seater bobsleigh.

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Winter WonderRoad

Media take on snowy Japanese mountain roads in Nissan cars including the X-TRAIL Hybrid and GT-R.

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The Datsun Story

The Datsun Story highlights the return of the brand’ from the time of Nissan Motor Corp's first announcement in 2012, to a growing global sales presence in 2015.

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Introducing the Nissan IDS Concept

Nissan today unveiled the Nissan IDS Concept at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show

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Introducing Teatro for Dayz

Nissan today unveiled the Teatro for Dayz at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show.

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GT-R LM Nismo Makes Le Mans History

The much-anticipated challenger, the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, made its race debut at the Le Mans 24 Hours this weekend, finishing the legendary 24-hour race.

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A Blue Sky Solution: New Mobility Concept EVs

The tiny island of Himeshima is using New Mobility Concept EVs to complement its aims for energy self-sufficiency and boost to local tourism.

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Countdown to Auto Shanghai

The Nissan Lannia is designed by Chinese for young Chinese trendsetters embodying their progressive spirit to the fullest.

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Nissan Kotozukuri 2014-15

Kotozukuri - the story behind making things; let's look back at some of the stories behind Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun in 2014-2015.

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Sway Unveiled at Geneva

The Nissan Sway Concept's coloring and design language are on display at the Geneva Motor Show.

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The Coming of Sway

In front of the concealed new concept, Nissan Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura describes the design behind Sway, to be unveiled tomorrow at the 85th Geneva Motor Show.

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First GT-R Nismo UK Delivery and Drive

Nismo racing driver Jann Mardenborough made the first UK delivery of a GT-R Nismo before taking the powerful 600PS model out on the track.

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

Nissan legend Yutaka Katayama died last week at the age of 105. In memory of his great service to the global automobile industry, we repeat a series of videos from last fall on his first days at the company, the birth of the Japanese auto show, and an unbridled love of cars and driving.

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Juke Nismo RSnow

Nissan takes the Juke Nismo RS fitted with special snow tracks into 40-cm deep powder on frozen Uddjaur Lake in Lapland.

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Nissan Super Bowl Ad Reveals Le Mans Car

Super Bowl Sunday is home to Nissan's first game ad since 1997, a commercial titled “With Dad” that features the debut of future Nissan race and production vehicles.

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Superhero Selects Nissan EV

Second all-electric vehicle, e-NV200, launched in Japan.

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Nissan Highlights at the São Paulo Motor Show

Highlights from the Nissan stand at the São Paulo Motor Show, including the Kicks Concept and a new Rio 2016 edition March.

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Moscow Debut for Datsun mi-DO

Datsun, the newest car brand in Russia, celebrated its first appearance at the Moscow International Autosalon with two new models.

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Nissan NP300 Navara: Test Track Challenge

Off-road specialist Jesus Pellon designed a special test track in Chiangmai for media attending the first global test drive of the Nissan NP300 Navara, to test out the maximum capabilities of the pickup.

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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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In Japan, it's "Ladies First"

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

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What's in a Nissan Designer's Fantasy Garage?

NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo is a dream project for Nissan designers to create a supercar for their own fantasy garage.

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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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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: Premium Life-On-Board

Spacious, comfortable and convenient: Nissan's All-New Pick-Up: 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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80 Years of Pickup Heritage

Nissan has 80 years of pickup know-how, spanning 14 million customers. Nissan's All-New Pickup is coming: 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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Nissan Heritage: Motorsports Engine Quiz

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

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Developing Datsun for Indonesia

Datsun launches its first car for Indonesia market, the Datsun GO+, producing it at its new plant in Purwakarta.

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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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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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Motoyama Tapped to Drive ZEOD RC at Le Mans

Japanese ace Satoshi Motoyama will drive the Nissan ZEOD RC at Le Mans alongside GT Academy winners Lucas Ordóñez and Wolfgang Reip.

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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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Datsun's Designs on Russia

To celebrate Datsun's entry into the dynamic Russian automotive market, the brand has released a sketch and an animated video of the exciting new model.

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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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Datsun redi-GO CONCEPT

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

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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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Nissan Teana Makes Japan Debut at Nissan Global Headquarters.

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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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At the Foot of Fuji: ZEOD RC

ZEOD RC begins its ascent towards Le Mans with a second run at Fuji Speedway.

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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 - 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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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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Nissan Advanced Driver Tech: Paving the 20-20 Road

Nissan took delivery of Japan’s first license plate for a car equipped with highly-advanced driver assist systems, clearing the way for testing on Japan's public roads.

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The Dashboard Digest - New Reveals

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

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The Week in Autos - 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

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

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The 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 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 Dashboard On the Road: Yokohama Plant

In this program we take a closer look at the master craftsmen who hand build GT-R engines, as well as visit the Nissan Engine Museum, home to 80 years of monozukuri heritage.

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Datsun's Kingdom of Dreams

Nissan Motor Company launched Datsun on July 15, 2013, at the Kingdom of Dreams theater in Delhi, India. Watch the highlights.

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On-Board with Lucas at Suzuka

Join a rare on-board lap at the legendary Suzuka circuit in Japan with GT Academy champion and driver Lucas Ordoñez, ahead of an upcoming 1000-km race in Super GT.

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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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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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Counting Down to Datsun

Datsun has unveiled first car sketches and a new global website ahead of the July 15 brand launch.

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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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E-lectrifying Le Mans

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.

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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 Week in Autos - Shanghai to Sochi

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

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The Dashboard On the Road: Auto Shanghai 2013

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

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Shanghai Auto Booths

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

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Shanghai Sizzle

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

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Shanghai Style & Design

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

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Nissan at Auto Shanghai 2013

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

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Design for China

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

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Introducing Friend-ME

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

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Vettel Makes Shanghai Pitstop Ahead of F1

F1 Triple World Champion Sebastian Vettel began preparations for this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, taking a break to enjoy the local culture of Shanghai.

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GT-R: A Monster on Ice

Russian race driver Roman Rusinov and journalist Andrey Leontjev took the Nissan GT-R to a new national ice speed record for a production car on a frozen Lake Baikal.

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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 Week in Autos - March, April and Seoul

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

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The Dashboard - 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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Nissan GT-R 2013 Hits the Powder

Nissan's 2013 GT-R is a monster on pavement, but how does it handle on snow? At the Nissan testing ground in Rikubetsu, northern Japan, we find out.

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The Dashboard - The Week in Autos

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

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A Look Back at 2012: The Highlights

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

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The Dashboard Digest - 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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Australia F1 in the Mirror

The Infiniti Red Bull Formula One team looks back on the Australian GP, which netted three-time world champion Sebastian Vettel a podium third result and Mark Webber a sixth.

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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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Tour de NISMO

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

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Nissan LEAF: Beyond the Numbers with Billy Hayes

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.

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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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Nissan Executive Andy Palmer Talks Teana, China

Nissan EVP Andy Palmer talks about the importance of the all-new Teana for China and expectations for the world's biggest auto market.

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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 - 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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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 Making of an F1 Racing Car

Watch how the Infiniti Red Bull Racing RB9 is made in this behind-the-scenes video taken at the team HQ in Milton Keynes, UK.

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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 Stand: Built in 60 Seconds

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

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Ahead of the Q

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

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NISMO's New Strategy

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

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The Dashboard - Tokyo Auto Salon

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

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Behind the Scenes at Tokyo Auto Salon

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

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Infiniti Live from the Detroit Auto Show

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

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Countdown to Tokyo Auto Salon

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

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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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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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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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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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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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The Comfort Zone

Nissan is developing “fatigue-free seats” to cut driver and passenger fatigue and make long periods of driving a pleasant experience.

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The Dashboard

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

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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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Snug Kids

A unique Nissan program tests child car seats for fit, and helps parents with child safety.

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What Does an Electric Car Look Like?

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

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The 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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High-Concept Comedian

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

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Electrifying Hanover

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

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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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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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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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DeltaWing Denouement

Nissan DeltaWing driver Satoshi Motoyama tries to revive the car at Le Mans, before its eventual retirement.

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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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Infiniti at Goodwood

Infiniti's EMERG-E sports car concept debuts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel's FX Vettel Edition also graces the driveway ahead of next year's deliveries.

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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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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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Nissan's New Wingman

Nissan and NISMO name Super GT champion Satoshi Motoyama as the third and final driver of Nissan DeltaWing, as the team gears up for Le Mans 24 Hours 2012 this June.

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Designer Kinichi Saito Discusses the New Nissan Sylphy

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

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

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

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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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Unveiling the Infiniti EMERG-E Concept

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

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A Geneva Show Walk Around

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

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Global Media Center Interview with CVP Sakamoto

Following the announcement of Nissan Common Family Module prototype on February 27, Hideyuki Sakamoto, CVP for Alliance common platform and components, discussed the new system with the Global Media Center.

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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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China's Inside Story on the Nissan Teana

You'll never see your Nissan in quite the same way again after this sculpture by Dutch artist Paul Veroude. To make the "Journey In Motion" installation, Veroude and his team disassembled a Nissan Teana down to the very last nut and bolt, then painstakingly suspended the thousands of parts by wire from the ceiling.

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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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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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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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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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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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Smarter Living in Disaster Zones

The tragic earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in March highlighted the importance of stable supplies of electricity in the aftermath of a natural disaster, encouraging Nissan to press ahead with a technology that enables its LEAF electric vehicles to act as emergency stores of energy for homes. Today, at CEATEC, Japan’s annual exhibition of […]

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