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Nissan (Page 51)


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 March 21, 2011 - 12:32PM
Since the earthquake hit Japan on March 11th, the country has been battling strong after-shocks, a tsunami and nuclear power risks forcing Japanese automakers to cease production but starting today, Japan’s largest car companies attempt to get back into the swing of things.
By Patrick Rall on March 15, 2011 - 2:18PM
Nissan has issued a pair of statements covering their part in aiding relief efforts, an update on their facilities and employees, and a forecast on the company’s ability to ship vehicles to other markets including the United States.
By Patrick Rall on March 14, 2011 - 7:20PM
Since the massive earthquake and following tsunami hammered Japan, even the American automakers may face shortages throughout their supply chain but the Japanese automakers have obviously been hit the hardest by Mother Nature over the past week.
By Keith Griffin on March 11, 2011 - 11:19AM
The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan and caused ensuing Tsunamis across the Pacific is impacting automotive operations for Nissan and Toyota. Suzuki appears to have been spared major damage but sadly a Honda employee was killed.
By Patrick Rall on March 10, 2011 - 1:19PM
While the sales figures aren’t setting the world on fire, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is currently winning the war for the top electric car in the US market but with deliveries slowed by lagging production, GM is planning to add a second shift for Volt production starting early in 2012.
By Keith Griffin on March 9, 2011 - 10:18PM
The folks at have decided to have a little fun and ride the media wave (some would say disaster) that is Charlie Sheen by coming up with a list of The Top 10 Winning Cars for 2011 with the key phrase being winning, which is the former Two-and-a-Half Men star's buzzword.
By Patrick Rall on March 7, 2011 - 1:12PM
Sales numbers are in for February 2011 and for the second month in the year of the electric car, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt has handily outsold the 2011 Nissan Leaf by a margin of over 4 to 1.
By Keith Griffin on March 4, 2011 - 2:54PM
Nissan is rightly trumpeting the fact that it had record market share in February with approximately one of every 11 vehicles sold in the U.S. being a Nissan product.
By Patrick Rall on March 1, 2011 - 4:00PM
The big news from the Nissan camp as the 2011 Geneva Motor Show opens is the grand debut of the new Esflow Concept – a cutting edge electric supercar utilizing similar powertrain technology to that found in the popular Nissan Leaf production vehicle.
By Patrick Rall on February 22, 2011 - 9:56AM
The head to head battle between the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevrolet Volt has been a lopsided one due to the slow delivery of pre-ordered electric Nissans and according to a source from the Japanese automaker, that slow delivery could continue well into the year.
By Patrick Rall on February 16, 2011 - 1:32PM
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has issued their 8th annual “Greenest” cars list and amazingly, the rapidly-selling 2011 Chevrolet Volt is at the bottom of their list but based on their own explanation of how they arrive at their results makes the list seems incredibly skewed and disappointingly uneducated.
By Frank Sherosky on February 15, 2011 - 11:31AM
It’s February and Nissan knows what that means for the Juke - time to be proud sponsor of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 and make a comparison, Model vs Model.
By Keith Griffin on February 9, 2011 - 2:31PM
Nissan will introduce the ESFLOW concept, an electric sports car, at the Geneva Auto Show, choosing to skip this week's Chicago Auto Show.
By Keith Griffin on February 7, 2011 - 2:02PM
The Obama administration's plan to have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015 could face an extreme uphill battle based on the fact that only 20,000 electric vehicles are expected to be sold in 2011.
By Keith Griffin on February 2, 2011 - 10:09AM
The 10 semi-finalists for the World Car of the Year and six semi-finalists for World Green Car of the Year have been announced.
By Patrick Rall on February 1, 2011 - 7:16PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into certain model year Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX4 sport utility vehicles over suspension corrosion concerns that could cause a loss of steering in the worst situations.
By Patrick Rall on February 1, 2011 - 4:39PM
Sales numbers from around the industry for January 2011 are trickling in as the year of the electric car begins and in the first month, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt outsold the 2011 Nissan Leaf by a ratio of over 3.5 to 1.
By Frank Sherosky on January 31, 2011 - 8:27PM
Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) cover just about every industry and sector except the one that is growing by leaps and bounds in emerging markets - the global auto industry.
By Patrick Rall on January 31, 2011 - 10:02AM
Mazda has announced that they will be producing a version of their popular Mazda5 to be rebadged and sold as a Nissan starting in May but the two automakers only intend to sell this Mazda-built Nissan compact minivan in Japan.
By Keith Griffin on January 31, 2011 - 7:51AM is predicting that January sales figures will reveal strong growth in new car sales compared to January 2010 with a strong indication that 2011 could see 12.5 million light vehicle sales.
By Keith Griffin on January 28, 2011 - 5:21PM
Thanks to a strong presence in China, Nissan has passed Honda in total global sales.
By Patrick Rall on January 20, 2011 - 12:41PM
Enterprise Rent-A-Car has announced that when the Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf and Coda Electric Sedan begin arriving at their branches later this year, renters who return the vehicle without a full charge will not be hit with addition fees similar to those for returning a gas-powered car with a half-full tank.
By Keith Griffin on January 19, 2011 - 6:19PM
A study by the IBM Institute for Business Value demonstrates that electric vehicle manufacturers may not understand why consumers want them, how much they’re willing to pay for the vehicles, and recharging.
By Patrick Rall on January 14, 2011 - 3:56PM
The 2011 Nissan Leaf began reaching the hands of American consumers in December 2010 as the full scale electric car war begins but while the 2011 Chevy Volt was well represented at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the Leaf was more of an afterthought.