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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 Patrick Rall on June 2, 2011 - 1:16PM
The numbers from the major players in the rear wheel drive performance segment and even though numbers are down across the board, for the fifth straight month the Chevrolet Camaro has posted a comfortable lead in the segment over the Ford Mustang, the Dodge Challenger and the Nissan 370Z.
By Patrick Rall on June 2, 2011 - 12:06PM
Sales figures from around the industry are trickling in and it looks as though the 2011 Nissan Leaf has outsold the 2011 Chevrolet Volt as the battle of the electric vehicles rages on.
By Patrick Rall on May 31, 2011 - 6:27PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into select Nissan Altima sedans over concerns that a master cylinder leak could be causing brake failure issues.
By Patrick Rall on May 31, 2011 - 5:13PM
Earlier today, TorqueNews brought you a look at the new Nissan Lead television advertisement that envisions a world where everything relies on a gasoline engine with the commercial going so far as to include the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and in reply to the playful commercial shot in the ribs, General Motors employees have offered a few choice comments.
By Don Bain on May 31, 2011 - 11:50AM
In a brilliant stroke of advertising, Nissan turns the tables on the modern world by projecting a world where everything that normally runs on electricity actually is powered by gasoline engines. Even the machine that reads your credit card at the restaurant has tiny little twin chrome exhausts spewing grayish white smoke into the air.
By Keith Griffin on May 27, 2011 - 11:40AM
Active duty military personnel and members of the reserves will get a break through the Nissan Vehicle Purchase Program, the Japanese manufacturer announced just in time for the Memorial Day holiday, which honors those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our freedom.
By Frank Sherosky on May 24, 2011 - 11:19AM
From the Nissan Leaf to the Chevrolet Volt, the Ford EV and the Tesla Roadster, manufacturers are still in uncharted territory. Their reliance on early adopters, those who are the first to buy the electric cars, is crucial to going forward.
By Don Bain on May 23, 2011 - 3:50PM
It’s seems the green revolution is coming to the British Isles as a leading online motoring website has announced the demand for greener and less polluting vehicles has hit an all time high while consumers are paying the highest price ever for diesel fuel.
By Don Bain on May 20, 2011 - 1:27PM
His motives are as transparent as the California sky on a typical day, but Michael Powers is brilliantly marketing his solar power company by installing his products on his own home to show their practicality in charging his Nissan Leaf from power produced completely without any emissions. Powers is Co-founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Stellar Solar in Encinitas.
By Patrick Place on May 19, 2011 - 10:08PM
Apparently having a small gas tank is worth some cash? Due to a marketing error owners of Nissan’s sporty little crossover, the 2011 Juke, are receiving a rebate from Nissan. Owners should be on the look out for a check in their mailbox.
By Don Bain on May 18, 2011 - 7:14PM
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood toured the construction site where Nissan is building an advanced lithium-ion battery plant yesterday. The facility, the largest in the country making lithium-ion batteries for automotive use, will fabricate battery packs for the Nissan LEAF, notably the world's first mass-market, all-electric vehicle.
By Patrick Rall on May 5, 2011 - 3:03PM
Ford and General Motors both saw huge jumps in muscle car sales but with the month of April coming to an end, the Chevrolet Camaro led the pack in muscle car sales for the 4th consecutive month.
By Patrick Rall on May 3, 2011 - 4:06PM
The 2011 Chevrolet Volt comfortably outsold the 2011 Nissan Leaf in the US through the first three months of the 2011 calendar year but even with April bringing about all sorts of production stoppages for Nissan, the all-electric Leaf beat out the extended range Volt sedan in April 2011 sales.
By Keith Griffin on May 3, 2011 - 3:14PM
The government is demonstrating its willingness to get behind green sources of energy by adding the first solar-powered charging station to the Government Services Administration schedule. That allows it to be purchased by federal agencies for use.
By Armen Hareyan on April 29, 2011 - 11:41AM
Automakers say their Japanese plants are operating at only 50 percent of their usual pace, as the country is struggling to recover from March 11, implying the situation will create a worldwide shortage of Japanese cars.
By Keith Griffin on April 27, 2011 - 10:32PM
Polk, a provider of automotive information, has determined that Toyota was the most popular brand among African American new car buyers in 2010. Ford, Chevrolet and Honda were all practically locked in a statistical tie for second place.
By Patrick Rall on April 26, 2011 - 12:11PM
When the 89th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb kicks off on June 26, a factory-stock 2011 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle will be among the competitors in the All Electric division racing up the fabled mountain course in Colorado.
By Patrick Rall on April 25, 2011 - 12:08PM
In early February, we brought you the news of an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of a group of Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX4 sport utility vehicles and based on that investigation, Nissan is recalling almost 196,000 vehicles to address suspension and steering issues stemming from excessive rust.
By Don Bain on April 22, 2011 - 6:22PM
At a press conference hosted by Bridgestone, the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) named the Nissan Leaf the 2011 World Car of the Year. It was chosen from 39 new vehicles worldwide, and edged out the Audi A8 and the BMW 5 Series to take the award.
By Patrick Rall on April 19, 2011 - 12:33PM
Last week we brought you the news of Nissan’s investigation over no-start reports with their popular new Leaf electric vehicle and today, Nissan has issued a service campaign bulletin announcing that the vehicles are being called back to dealerships around the world to address a software problem that seems to be causing the no-start issue.
By John Matras on April 19, 2011 - 9:54AM
There's a phrase that's often heard among environmental activists and that's "going off the grid." Nissan, however, wants to turn that phrase on its head by putting an all-electric battery-powered Nissan Leaf race car, the Nissan Leaf NISMO RC, on the starting grid of a race track.
By Frank Sherosky on April 12, 2011 - 5:59PM
Compared to last years SAE World Congress, this year’s event has major OEMs like GM, Kia and Nissan showing off their electrified technology; but, as usual, Ford wins the race in displays.
By Don Bain on April 12, 2011 - 2:27PM
Gasoline prices have crossed the sensitive $4 a gallon price point in some parts of the country and people are cutting back their driving. With this in mind, the authorities at have selected what they consider the top 10 most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market today.
By Don Bain on April 11, 2011 - 9:37PM
When the 2011 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) debuts later this month, New Englanders will have the opportunity to see some of the most stylish and innovative vehicles ever. From the most powerful car in the world to the very first crossover convertible and the incredible debut of a hybrid Porsche, these are the cars turning heads and making headlines.
By Patrick Rall on April 11, 2011 - 10:33AM
Today, Nissan was able to resume normal production of the 2011 Leaf exactly a month after the earthquake rocked Japan on March 11th but as the Japanese automaker prepares to ramp up production and delivery of the electric vehicle – they are forced to deal with reports from Japan and the US about the Leaf’s electric drivetrain failing to start.
By Patrick Rall on April 1, 2011 - 5:40PM
Sales numbers from March are trickling in and for the third month in a row, the Chevrolet Volt has beaten the Nissan Leaf in the battle of the “green” heavy weights.
By Keith Griffin on March 25, 2011 - 12:04PM
Nissan Americas says it is well positioned to weather the problems caused by the Japanese earthquake and the ensuing tsunami and might be in a position to supply engines to Japan.
By Don Bain on March 22, 2011 - 8:58PM
Japanese auto production has fallen to only 35 percent of their former output as a result of the Tohuko earthquake and tsunami, according to IHS Automotive Insight. Still the situation in Libya has an impact as well. "It's volatility that really drives people to smaller cars," said Aaron Bragman, an analyst for the auto authority.
By Patrick Rall on March 22, 2011 - 10:18AM
Mazda, Mitsubishi and Suzuki have re-opened plants in Japan as the country and deals with nuclear disaster risks and regular aftershocks but automotive giants Toyota and Honda have announced that their plants will remain closed until at least this weekend.
By Don Bain on March 21, 2011 - 3:35PM
NADAguides, the leading provider of vehicle pricing and information, has revealed the results of their vehicle comparison for the least expensive choices to achieve better mileage on your commute. Their report identifies the top five non-hybrid, high mileage vehicles under $30,000 that deliver more than you’d expect for the money.