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Nissan is one of the world's fastest-growing automakers with a full product line. The company makes nearly every vehicle sold in the U.S. in its American plants. This page publishes the latest news and breaking stories on Nissan, including its iconic Nissan Leaf battery electric car.

By Don Bain on October 13, 2011 - 4:36PM
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today unveiled its new generation XTRONIC Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) for 2.0 to 3.5-liter engines and a new Hybrid System for front-wheel drive vehicles. Both developments represent important steps towards Nissan's stated goal of improving the fuel economy and environmental performance of internal-combustion vehicles.
By Gordon Block on October 13, 2011 - 12:41PM
Nissan demonstrated an all-new hybrid system they can call their own at a test-drive event at their Oppama proving grounds yesterday, hinting that it may go into a resurrected Altima Hybrid.
By Don Bain on October 12, 2011 - 4:34PM
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. released its latest safety technologies today to help reduce fatal and serious injuries caused by auto accidents, using improved data processing of vehicle cameras enabling the detection of people, vehicles, road hazards and obstacles about the vehicle. The Acceleration Suppression for Pedal Misapplication and Multi-Sensing System with Rear Camera help drivers avoid accidents as part of the "Safety Shield" concept.
By Hawke Fracassa on October 8, 2011 - 8:47PM
South Africans are excited this weekend because, after much fanfare, Toyota has taken the wraps off of its new Auris TRD at the Johannesburg International Motor Show, which runs through Oct. 16 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre.
By Don Bain on October 8, 2011 - 6:23PM
A 2012 Nissan GT-R is currently in the conversion process in North Virginia by a company known as EVI who is in the business of converting a spanking new model of the 590 metric horsepower supercar into an official police vehicle for a Virginia law enforcement agency as yet unnamed.
By Don Bain on October 7, 2011 - 4:37PM
Based on September sales, Nissan is the highest ranking Asian brand in Europe with a 4.2 percent market share, up .9 percent over last year. September sales were up 31 percent over last year, contributing to a year-to-date increase of 29 percent, riding on the largest monthly sales of the Juke ever.
By Patrick Rall on October 6, 2011 - 7:36PM
Sales numbers for September 2011 are in and for the sixth month in a row, the Nissan Leaf has outsold the Chevrolet Volt even though the Nissan saw a drop in sales last month while the electric Chevy saw a healthy increase from the month before.
By Gordon Block on October 6, 2011 - 12:39PM
Nissan, and its alliance partner Renault, have both announced aggressive expansion plans in Brazil, which is one of the fastest-growing automotive markets worldwide.
By Patrick Rall on October 5, 2011 - 1:03PM
Sales numbers are in for September 2011 and for the 8th month this year, the Chevrolet Camaro has outsold the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger and the Nissan 370Z – continuing the Chevy muscle car’s dominance of the rear wheel drive segment that has gone nearly unchallenged in 2011.
By Keith Griffin on October 4, 2011 - 11:00AM
The announcement from Nissan that is building a Juke-R begs the question – is this more Nissan Sentra SE-R or Nissan GT-R? Based on the performance figures released, the proposed supersport crossover Juke-R is more GT-R.
By Hawke Fracassa on October 2, 2011 - 11:04PM
The new Nissan Murano is a something-for-everyone crossover vehicle for 2012, coming in nine different versions that start with the $29,290 front-wheel drive S model and ratchet up on the fun scale to the breathtaking CrossCabriolet, a topless $44,540 4-seater introduced last spring.
By Hawke Fracassa on October 2, 2011 - 10:31PM
The 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet crossover vehicle has been shipped to dealer showrooms nationwide. The high-end 2012 Nissan Murano CC comes with a $44,540 sticker and the eight other versions of the Murano to choose from on the showroom floor range from $29,290 for the front-wheel drive S model to $39,900 for the all-wheel drive LE edition.
By Gordon Block on September 30, 2011 - 9:48PM
Nissan has a contest going called the Versa Road Trip, where contestants can describe their dream road trip and choose three of their Facebook friends to bring along for a chance to take that trip in a brand-new Versa sedan.
By Gordon Block on September 29, 2011 - 8:20PM
Nissan's 100%-electric LEAF is now available to order in six more states, with plans to deliver on those orders beginning in December.
By Keith Griffin on September 29, 2011 - 11:05AM rightly asks the question, "What recession?" as it reports that new car sales are up 10.1 percent over last September. The car site is predicting that annual new car sales for 2011 will be 12.75 million.
By KC Kelly on September 29, 2011 - 9:59AM
Nissan Motor (Public, PINK:NSANY) is the first automaker to actually confirm a great interest in implementing the idea of mind reading technology in an automotive application. Other car manufacturers have thought about doing something like this; however, Nissan is the first to actually talk about making it a reality.
By KC Kelly on September 27, 2011 - 10:24AM
The problem many electric vehicles have is short life of their battery packs and the cost to replace them. Nissan believes that after five years of using the battery pack in its Leaf electric vehicle, the cost will be much lower than expected.
By KC Kelly on September 26, 2011 - 10:48AM
It was way back in 1999 when the Nissan brand was falling off the map. Even though it did make a pretty powerful comeback in China, a land where car growth is apparent, Nissan is not being noticed as it should.
By Armen Hareyan on September 26, 2011 - 9:45AM
Here are three candidates for cars that are capable of developing 0 to 60 miles per hour speed in under three seconds: Nissan GT-R vs. Porsche 911 Turbo S vs. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. Let's see which one does better.
By KC Kelly on September 24, 2011 - 8:47AM
Friday was an exciting day for Ricardo Borba, a 44-year-old man from Ottawa, Canada. He received a delivery from Nissan Canada, who made history when it delivered the first all-electric Nissan LEAF to Borba.
By Keith Griffin on September 23, 2011 - 7:52PM
The best pickup truck for $30,000 is the Ram 2011 1500 Quad Cab Hemi according to a recent comparison test against Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan and Toyota pickups. Let the debates begin among the fan class for each truck.
By Armen Hareyan on September 20, 2011 - 10:37AM
If you could choose the start up sound of your Nissan LEAF, what would it be? Most of the Nissan Leaf drivers who participated in this mini poll chose Baby Giggles, including the author (not a Leaf driver), but there are some other interesting sounds they preferred.
By KC Kelly on September 16, 2011 - 11:22AM
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA), in is teaming up with Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) and Polyphony Digital Inc., to premier GT Academy USA. This is a dream come true for gamers, for it is a reality show that takes 16 Gran Turismo 5 gamers and gives them a chance to become professional race car drivers.
By Armen Hareyan on September 14, 2011 - 9:37AM
Infiniti is getting a second breath as Daimler and Nissan will cooperate to build a new model by 2014, it was announced at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show by Renault-Nissan CEO.
By Hawke Fracassa on September 9, 2011 - 3:49PM
Nissan's 2012 Nissan Pathfinder (SUV), Xterra (SUV, pictured) and Frontier (pickup truck) have arrived at dealerships nationwide. Here is a complete price breakdown for each 2012 vehicle. There are new exterior colors, tweaks to equipment packages and the new Frontier Sport Appearance Package. All prices for the 2012 Pathfinder, Xterra and Frontier are listed in U.S. dollars (USD).
By Patrick Rall on September 1, 2011 - 4:45PM
The Chevrolet Camaro once again lead the segment in sales, with the Chevy muscle besting the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger and Nissan 370Z through August 2011 – the 7th time Chevy has lead the segment out of the 8 months of 2011.
By Patrick Rall on September 1, 2011 - 2:50PM
Sales figures for August 2011 are trickling in from around the world and once again, the Nissan Leaf has badly outsold the Chevrolet Volt for the 5th month in a row – this time by a margin of roughly 4.5 Leafs sold to every Volt.
By Gordon Block on August 30, 2011 - 12:43PM
After reports of people using hybrid car batteries to power home appliances after the Japan earthquake, Nissan and Mitsubishi are talking about developing standardized AC-charging systems for their own electric vehicles.
By Hawke Fracassa on August 27, 2011 - 10:05PM
NADAguides has taken into account safety, price, fuel efficiency and cost of ownership in compiling its 2011 choices for best back-to-school vehicles. This list is intended to satisfy drivers and their parents. Vehicles that fit all criteria include models from Chevrolet, Ford, Kia, Nissan and Toyota.
By Don Bain on August 27, 2011 - 6:43PM
The 2011 Nissan Juke SL is the most expensive subcompact on the market, but just might have you jumping for joy with this jazzy, jaunty, fully loaded, fun little runabout.