NISSAN’S COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: PROUD PARTNERS OF PROGRESS

Nissan North America is committed to diversity, inclusion and equality. This commitment isn’t reserved just to our workplace and facilities, but extends to the world as a whole.

Nissan’s commitment to the LGBTQ community starts with its own employees. The company strives to ensure internal policies and benefit packages that are inclusive of everyone. Our corporate non-discrimination policies are inclusive of gender expression & identity, and are included under the same umbrella that protects against discrimination based on age, race, religion, disability and sexual orientation.

We are also very proud of our Gay Straight Alliance at Nissan, an internal organization that works to help build a respectful, inclusive and supportive work environment for all Nissan employees, vendor partners and customers. We also work closely with organizations like Out & Equal and The Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce to foster the same kind of environment in the rest of the community.

And we take pride in supporting and celebrating with local LGBTQ communities throughout the U.S. This year alone, Nissan plans to sponsor 28 Pride & LGBTQ community events in the U.S., plus Tokyo Rainbow Pride – more than any automotive brand in the country.

NISSAN AT PRIDE: LGBTQ EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

In 2019, we’re sponsoring a number of Pride events across the United States — celebrations that will be attended by more than 5,000,000 people.

LONG BEACH PRIDE

Dates: May 18 – 19, 2019
Location: Marina Green Park
Theme: A Million Moments of Pride, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall
Nissan is presenting Sponsor of the Nissan Main Stage
More Info: http://longbeachpride.com/

BOSTON PRIDE

Dates: June 8, 2019
Location: City Hall Plaza
Theme: Looking Back. Loving Forward.
More Info: http://www.bostonpride.org/festival/

PITTSBURGH PRIDEFEST

Dates: June 8 – 9, 2019
Location: Andy Warhol Bridge and Fort Duquesne Blvd b/t 7th & 9th Streets
Theme: We Are One
Nissan is the “Official Vehicle of Pittsburgh Pride”
More Info: https://www.pittsburghpride.org/event/pridefest/

SACRAMENTO PRIDE

Dates: June 8 – 9, 2019
Location: Capitol Mall b/t 3rd and 7th Street
Theme: A Legacy of Stonewall
More Info: https://sacramentopride.org/sacpride-festival/

CAPITAL PRIDE

Dates: June 9, 2019
Location: Pennsylvania Ave between NW 3rd & 7th St
Theme: Shhhout – Past, Present, and Proud
Nissan is Presenting Sponsor of the VIP Festival Experience Viewing Deck
More Info: https://www.capitalpride.org/festival-2019/

COLUMBUS PRIDE

Dates: June 14 – 15, 2019
Location: Bicentennial and Genoa Park
Theme: The Power of Pride
Pride Piazza Presented by Nissan
More Info: https://columbuspride.org/festival/

DENVER PRIDEFEST

Dates: June 15 – 16, 2019
Location: Civic Center Park
Nissan is the Official Vehicle of Denver PrideFest and presenting sponsor of Todrick Hall
More Info: https://denverpride.org/pridefest/

MIDDLETOWN PRIDE

Dates: June 15, 2019
Location: Union Park, South Green
More Info: https://middletownpride.org

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Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition debuts in New York

NEW YORK – Few vehicles in the world can be instantly identified by just three letters. But to motoring enthusiasts everywhere, “GT-R” has become synonymous with excitement, high performance and unparalleled refinement.

Making its debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition takes the nameplate to a level that was unimaginable when it was first introduced 50 years ago. To celebrate the half-century of the GT-R, engineers challenged themselves to find undiscovered performance potential while still making sure the car can be enjoyed by drivers at any level.

“A GT-R is about total balance management,” said Hiroshi Tamura, chief product specialist for the GT-R. “It is not about chasing a power figures, but creating a new GT-R, where no aspect has been overlooked. This is appropriate to celebrate the GT-R 50th anniversary.”

A 50th Anniversary Celebration

The 2020 Nissan GT-R will come in three trim levels in most markets: GT-R Premium, GT-R Track Edition and GT-R NISMO. In select regions, there will also be the Pure, Prestige and Black models, but it is the 50th Anniversary Edition that truly celebrates the GT-R’s rich heritage.

The special edition car will come in three heritage-era, two-tone exterior color combinations meant to represent the GT-R’s liveries from the Japan GP series – of which the original GT-R was born to dominate in. Retired since the GT-R “R34” model, Bayside (Wangan) Blue makes a return, complete with white racing stripes. A four-coat, double-heat treatment process ensures a vivid blue with striking highlights and deep shadows. Blue accents on the wheel spokes are among several fine touches made to celebrate the GT-R’s milestone. Pearl White with red stripes and Super Silver with white stripes round out the 50th Anniversary liveries.

Inside the 50th Anniversary Edition is a special gray interior color scheme, which gives the cabin a sense of luxury, reminiscent of the atmosphere of the night sky after the twilight hour (the color is also available on select other 2020 GT-R models). Additional 50th anniversary features include unique steering wheel and shift knob trim, special embossed seats, an Alcantara® headliner with unique stitching, Alcantara®-wrapped sunvisors, and more.

“The Nissan GT-R has been the icon of our company’s driving performance for the past half century,” said Shinichiro Irie, program design director for the GT-R. “We were highly motivated to ensure that the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition stands out. While the exterior and interior changes may seem subtle at first glance, they’re still impactful, especially with the new paint schemes, keeping the car’s lines and overall presence modern and edgy.”



Upgraded performance, born from racing

While many believed that the refinement and performance of the GT-R’s 565-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 24-valve twin-turbocharged engine – each handcrafted by its own takumi technician – were so high that there was no room for improvement, the car’s engineers had a few tricks up their sleeves. Among them was incorporating new turbochargers, which help increase the engine’s low rpm response due to an abradable seal, providing tighter clearances and a 5% increase in efficiency. Overall, they provide even sharper engine response in and out of corners, making the driving experience more rewarding and richer than ever before. The exhaust manifolds, inspired by racing technology, have optimized turbo flange attachment points, which allow for easier servicing and potential tuning, without touching the exhaust manifold.

GT-R features a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission with a refined “R mode,” made for both road and track. It features more aggressive downshifts to better anticipate swift cornering exits, with gear selection happening during ABS engagement, resulting in reduced understeer and a more driver-intuitive feeling. The adaptive shift control is programmed to change shift schedules to fit the user’s driving style, making it possible to drive according to the law on public roads, with full brute force available on the race track, without needing to manually change shift modes (in A mode/R mode).

The GT-R’s signature exhaust note is the product of a new titanium muffler, featuring titanium finishers with burnished blue tips.

The electronically controlled suspension has been tuned to provide better cornering stability and a smoother ride. The steering is more linear and precise than ever, requiring minimal corrections at speeds of up to 186.4 mph (300 kph). A new brake booster increases the initial braking response by engaging with less pedal stroke, resulting in enhanced stopping power and feel.

A cabin worthy of GT-R

The GT-R’s cabin represents the ideal blend of luxury and sport. The distinct driver-oriented cockpit has comfortable yet supportive seats for both front and rear passengers. The dashboard is designed to convey a “horizontal flow,” delivering a sense of high stability for front seat occupants. It comes wrapped in a single, seamless piece of hand-selected Nappa leather, artfully stitched with takumi-style precision. The center dashboard integrates navigation and audio controls and an 8-inch capacitive touch-panel monitor. The large icons on the display screen inform the driving experience without distracting from it.

Mounted to the sporty steering wheel are shift paddles that allow drivers to change gears in mid-turn without taking their hands off the wheel.

All 2020 Nissan GT-Rs come with the NissanConnectSM integrated audio, navigation and communication system in select markets. It allows users to remotely lock or unlock the doors, activate the alarm, summon emergency services or track the car’s whereabouts using smartphone apps.

A revised 2020 GT-R Track Edition

For those inclined to take their GT-R to a race circuit, Nissan offers the revised and very potent 2020 Track Edition, which comes with an optional carbon fiber roof that sports a clean, tight weave made possible by a new construction process.

The engine (for U.S. models) is borrowed from the famed GT-R NISMO, with newly redesigned turbochargers from the latest GT3 series GT-R race car. This results in a 20% increase in pedal-down acceleration reaction time and 600 horsepower.

Optional on the Track Edition are special Brembo carbon ceramic rotors and calipers. Made of carbon and silica carbide, the rotors – 16.1 inches (410 mm) front and 15.3 inches (390 mm) rear – are nearly as hard as diamonds. Paired with the performance brake pads, they generate more friction, which translates into better feel and control in all types of braking situations.

“With the 2020 GT-R, we kept to the car’s concept – pursuing ultimate driving pleasure,” said Tamura. “Once you take hold of the steering wheel, you will immediately know that no other car in the world delivers as much satisfaction to the driver, both physically and spiritually.”

Nissan celebrates 50 years of the Z car with 2020 370Z

Special 50th Anniversary Edition, inspired by legendary BRE 240Z race car, debuts at New York International Auto Show

NEW YORK – The 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition, with a distinctive racing livery appearance, was unveiled to the world today in New York – the same city where the original Datsun 240Z made its U.S. debut half a century ago.

Revealed just before this week’s New York International Auto Show, the special edition pays homage to the #46 BRE (Brock Racing Enterprises) Datsun 240Z that won multiple SCCA National Championships with John Morton behind the wheel.

“It’s no secret that the Datsun 240Z started the ball rolling for Japanese sports cars in the U.S.,” said Ivan Espinosa, Nissan’s corporate vice president of global product strategy and planning. “Almost as well known in Z history is how Peter Brock’s competition-tuned 240Z changed the American motorsports landscape. After the BRE 240Z debuted in 1970, Nissan/Datsun became one of the most successful companies in American motorsports – with thousands of victories over the past five decades.”

The Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

For 2020, the 370Z will be available in four trim levels: the base model, Sport, Sport Touring and the 370Z NISMO. The 370Z Sport model is the foundation for the 50th Anniversary model, as it represents the true enthusiast spirit of the original model.1

The exterior of the 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition mimics the livery of the original BRE race car and is available in two different paint schemes: white with red accents, or silver with black accents. Key BRE design cues include the two signature stripes on the side of the car and the painted trunk, hood, side mirrors and A-pillars in the accent color (red for the white car and black for the silver car). Along the side of the car, a thin line runs from the headlight to the rear glass, culminating in a small triangle inspired by the C-pillar of the Datsun 240Z. The package also includes 50th Anniversary identification on the front fender, anniversary rear badging and special 19-inch alloy wheels with red accents.

The 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition retains the sleek profile that has defined Zs of the past, characterized by its low roofline, upswept quarter-window design and slope of the rear hatch. High-intensity discharge bi-functional xenon “boomerang shape” headlights, with an auto on/off feature, and LED daytime running lamps combine with a distinct front bumper design for an aggressive, yet elegant face.

At the rear, the integration of the boomerang taillights, rear spoiler delete and wide, flared fenders highlight the car’s strong, athletic shape.

Inside, the driver-centric interior is framed by a deeply scooped instrument panel. A full-length center console separates the driver’s seat from the passenger seat. The design incorporates a “layer concept” with an information layer, an operation layer and a holding layer. Special touches include a “50th Anniversary” steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara®, with a race car-inspired centering stripe. The leather-appointed and suede-covered heated four-way power seats, which feature adjustable lumbar support, have unique stitching, graphics and the 50th Anniversary logo embossed into the backrests. Dark chrome accents are used throughout the interior, including special kick plates adorned with the Z logo, and synthetic suede door panel inserts exclusive to the special edition model.

The information layer provides good visibility and easy access to all key data. The gauges are attached to the steering column so that the driver doesn’t have to choose between a preferred steering wheel position and gauge visibility. The large upper steering-wheel opening in front of the gauges is designed to provide a good view of the readouts, while the special 50th Anniversary logo on the tachometer celebrates Z performance.

A Bose® audio system with eight speakers (includes dual subwoofers), active noise cancellation and active sound enhancement systems is also standard on the 50th Anniversary model (U.S. models only).

As quick and agile as ever

Nissan’s famed 3.7-liter V-6 engine is at the heart of the 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition. The engine produces 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The innovative VVEL system optimizes intake valve open/close movements, allowing air to be sent promptly to the combustion chamber at the precise time it’s needed.

Since the VVEL system can adjust to open the valves slightly, it improves fuel efficiency by reducing camshaft friction and fuel waste. It also provides cleaner emissions by allowing quicker warmup of the catalyst and by stabilizing combustion when the engine is cool.

The 50th Anniversary model comes equipped with a close-ratio, 6-speed manual gearbox that features a synchronized downshift rev-matching system called SynchroRev Match®. It automatically controls and adjusts engine speed when shifting to the exact speed of the next gear position, essentially “blipping” the throttle to smooth out any up/down shifts. This allows drivers of any skill level to change gears like a professional race car driver.

The 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition is also available as a 7-speed automatic with Downshift Rev Matching, paddle shifters and adaptive shift control designed to offer quick, manual-like shifting when operated in manual mode, with a target time of 0.5 seconds between shifts.

The 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition features a fine-tuned double-wishbone front suspension that uses lightweight forged aluminum arms, a lightweight rigid aluminum-alloy cradle, and a hollow construction stabilizer bar. The independent multi-link rear suspension is also stiffer and lighter than the previous generation’s design. The rear cradle is integrated into a single part without welding. Each corner has high-response shock absorbers that enhance ride comfort through reduced friction. A Viscous Limited Slip Differential makes sure the power gets to the ground.

Providing stopping power is a four-wheel vented disc anti-lock brake system, with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist, featuring 14.0-inch front and 13.8-inch rear rotors with four-piston front and two-piston rear aluminum calipers. High-grip Bridgestone Potenza S007 tires mounted on RAYS lightweight forged alloys – with special trim – round out the package.

“The 370Z is a true icon for Nissan,” said Espinosa. “This car has defined its segment for the past half century. The 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition celebrates the history of the model and its racing heritage, both of which have played a vital role in helping make Nissan what it is today.”

Nissan debuts the expressive, high tech, all-new 2020 Versa during a surprise concert at Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Surrounded by beach loving concert-goers on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Nissan, partnered with Live Nation to unveil its all-new 2020 Versa in the middle of a pop-up performance from popular country music star Kane Brown.

The unique introduction, at Rock the Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, was fitting for the completely redesigned subcompact car poised to redefine the segment. Already the sales-leading nameplate of the subcompact sedan category1, the 2020 Nissan Versa which goes on sale summer 2019, offers a new level of refinement with a dramatic design and is loaded with technology and safety features not usually found in the segment – all for a price fitting buyers in the segment.

“First impressions are exceptionally important, which is why we are thrilled to introduce the all-new 2020 Versa directly to our customers in such a memorable way,” said Claudia Marquez, vice president of sales operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “The Versa is our first impression into the Nissan family. I believe that when customers see this beautiful new car and all the amazing technology that comes with it for the price, they will be part of the Nissan family for life.”

The third of four popular Nissan cars to be redesigned in the past seven months, the all-new Versa – with a clear design expression of the Nissan brand – will serve the more than five million customers who buy sedans each year in the U.S. Sedans remain a popular choice for Gen X, Millennials and multicultural customers.

“As other nameplates exit the field, we see a real opportunity to build our segment-leading market share and nurture this crucial group of new-car buyers. More importantly, the new dramatic Nissan Versa design and jam packed list of features will ensure that customers feel confident they made no compromises in that first purchase,” said Marquez.

Technology is a top priority in the all-new Nissan Versa, featuring available Nissan Safety Shield 360, a prime example of Nissan Intelligent Mobility that helps provide front, side and rear safety monitoring and intervention technologies. Standard safety features include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning and High Beam Assist. Available equipment includes Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Driver Alertness and Intelligent Cruise Control.



Design is also a key strategic advantage for the 2020 Versa, combining an all-new dramatic and expressive exterior with a fresh new interior with class-above features and quality.

The new design, which features lower, wider and longer exterior dimensions while retaining Versa’s roomy interior space, is the latest in the makeover of Nissan’s complete sedan lineup. The flagship Maxima and all-new Altima were redesigned in late 2018 under Nissan’s “Emotional Geometry” design language. Key elements – such as the V-motion grille, boomerang-shaped headlamps and tail lamps, kick-up C-pillars and floating roof – have been adapted to the new Versa. The result is an entry-level car that the designers describe as “an Energetic, Provocative and Engaging modern compact sedan.

“This third-generation Versa design is all about the proportion and stance, to the point where we expect people to look at it and say, ‘Wow, is that a Versa?'” said Giovanny Arroba, program design director, Nissan Global Design Center, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. “The wheels are pushed out, there’s an imposing grille presence, everything about it says lower, wider, longer.”

Inside, the Versa interior continues with the signature design elements found in Maxima and Altima, including the “Gliding Wing” instrument panel that expands the feel of the space through use of a light and sleek “wingspan.” The effect of the design’s spatial symmetry is an enhanced sense of togetherness. The horizontal architecture, open spaces and use of harmonious materials and colors add a fresh, up-level quality to the entire cabin.

“Just as the new Versa democratizes the availability of advanced Nissan Intelligent safety features across the sedan lineup, we’ve done the same with design details construction such as the use of daring and bold body surface treatments that are usually found on vehicles one level up,” said Arroba. “The new Versa design is more tailored and matured than you’d expect to find in an entry-level vehicle.

Color is also a carefully considered element of the new Versa’s appeal. Eight dynamic colors are offered, including Electric Blue Metallic, Monarch Orange Metallic and Scarlet Ember Tintcoat.

The next generation 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine offers 122 horsepower and a 114 lb-ft of torque paired with the enhanced Xtronic transmission or a 5-speed manual.

Other tech features often reserved for more expensive segments are standard in the 2020 Versa, including remote keyless entry, push button start and power windows. Popular features like heated front seats, Automatic Climate Control, Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM are also available.

The all-new Nissan Altima earns its place among the All-Stars

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – The 2019 Nissan Altima has been named one of Automobile Magazine’s 2019 All-Stars at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

Completely redesigned and engineered from the ground up for the 2019 model year, the Nissan Altima sports a sleek design and outstanding powertrain options, all backed by smart driver-focused technology. Automobile Magazine evaluated the 2019 Altima SR, equipped with a 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine, noting it was a serious underdog entering the competition. Its composed handling, strong powertrain and attractive design ultimately won over the editors.

“We’re incredibly proud to receive this award,” said Anne Corrao, director, family sedans and sports cars, Nissan North America. “Altima is one of the most important products in our portfolio and to be honored among the best in the business means the world to us.”

Automobile Magazine prides itself in simply choosing the best new cars on the road each year. There are no price caps and no points to tally, meaning the magazine simply selects the best of the best new cars on the road no matter the class in which they compete. And while each year, every new vehicle model makes the initial list, it must achieve style, class, importance and desirability to achieve “All-Stars” status.

“The Nissan Altima has undergone a transformation that elevated it to All-Star status,” said Automobile editor-in-chief, Mike Floyd. “It drives worlds better than before, is available with an innovative engine and a top-flight suite of safety features, and its clean interior layout pairs with a great-looking new exterior.”

Equipped with the revolutionary 2.0-liter VC-Turbo engine, editors were genuinely surprised by its multi-faceted capabilities. Capable of producing the torque typically reserved for a larger engine along with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder. Furthermore, the Altima’s confidence-inspiring suspension characteristics are described as performing well above that of class rivals. 

The Altima is available with a complete suite of both standard and optional Nissan Intelligent Mobility features like Safety Shield 360, ProPILOT Assist, Intelligent Around View Monitor and Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive.

The 2019 Nissan Altima is on sale at dealerships across the country. For more information on the 2019 Nissan Altima and the complete Nissan vehicle lineup, please visit NissanNews.com.

Nissan LEAF first electric car to pass 400,000 sales

YOKOHAMA, Japan – The Nissan LEAF today became the first electric car in history to surpass 400,000 sales, solidifying the model’s leading role in the global shift toward more sustainable mobility.

Introduced in 2010 as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF has led the way in making the excitement and convenience of electric driving accessible to non-luxury buyers. Less than a decade ago, electric cars were seen as a niche product, and LEAF customers were mostly “early adopters.”

Today, a growing number of consumers say their next car may be electric. Customers are choosing the LEAF for its powerful, agile performance and advanced technologies, such as the ProPILOT Assist semiautonomous driving system1, in addition to the benefits of sustainable mobility.

“This milestone is a powerful statement that 400,000 customers, and counting, value the Nissan LEAF for the excitement, confidence and connection it delivers,” said Executive Vice President Daniele Schillaci, Nissan’s global head of marketing, sales and electric vehicles. “The LEAF remains the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, our strategy for moving more people to a better world.”

In launching the first-generation LEAF, Nissan pledged to become a global leader in producing and promoting vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions. The company committed itself to working with governments and utility companies to support the adoption of electric vehicles, make charging them easier and more convenient, and develop second-life uses for electric car batteries.

Since then, Nissan has formed partnerships around the world under its Nissan Energy initiative. These partnerships will leverage the ability of electric car batteries to store energy and share it with homes, businesses and power grids – making electric vehicles even more useful, while promoting efficient energy use.

Meanwhile, LEAF owners have driven their cars more than 10 billion kilometers in total. The number of LEAF vehicles sold since 2010 is enough to save 3.8 million barrels of oil a year.2

Last year, the LEAF was not only the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe, but also the top-selling car of any kind in Norway.

The Nissan LEAF is available in more than 50 markets globally. It will go on sale in six new markets in Latin America in the first half of this year and seven in Asia and Oceania by the end of the year.

The new LEAF

Recently, a model with a new powertrain joined the lineup: the Nissan LEAF PLUS, which offers increased power and up to 226 miles of range. Sales of the LEAF PLUS began in late January in Japan. U.S. sales will begin this spring, and Europe will follow shortly thereafter.

The Nissan LEAF embodies the three pillars of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – Intelligent Power, Intelligent Drive and Intelligent Integration. The car’s innovative electric powertrains exemplify the first, while ProPILOT Assist, available in many markets, showcases the second. Designed for single-lane driving on the highway, ProPILOT Assist maintains speed and lane position while reducing driver fatigue.

Nissan Intelligent Integration

The Nissan LEAF has also opened up a new world of clean energy capabilities that stretch beyond efficient transportation.

Nissan Energy is an ecosystem centered on Nissan electric vehicles that make them even more useful to customers by leveraging their batteries’ ability to store and share energy. It enables electric vehicle owners to easily connect their cars with energy systems to charge their batteries, power homes and businesses or help balance power grids. As part of Nissan Energy, the company has already started infrastructure pilots in Europe, Japan and the U.S., and future commercial uses are in development.

Nissan Energy also includes new efforts to reuse batteries, a vital step in enhancing the sustainability of electric vehicles. Along with strategic partners, Nissan has taken LEAF batteries and repurposed them for use in off-grid street lighting, power banks for sports complexes, and more.

Nissan breaks ground on advanced technology training center in Decherd, Tennessee

DECHERD, Tenn. – Nissan is breaking ground today on an advanced technology training center in Decherd, Tennessee. The new 21,000 square-foot facility — located at the existing Nissan powertrain assembly complex — will have the capacity to train 180 employees simultaneously in the areas of production, maintenance, engineering and management.

“This new training center underpins Nissan’s commitment to upskilling our workforce in advanced manufacturing technology, as well as our commitment to Franklin County,” said Brian Sullivan, vice president, Powertrain and Battery Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “This is a great moment for Nissan Decherd, and we are excited about the future ahead.”

The facility is expected to open in fall 2019.

Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant
Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant is the highest-volume powertrain plant in the U.S., accounting for more than 1 million engines produced annually. The plant employs 1,700 people and has built nearly 13 million engines since opening in 1997.

Nissan Decherd currently produces engines for Nissan and INFINITI vehicles including Altima, Maxima, Rogue, Pathfinder, Frontier, TITAN and INFINITI QX60, among others.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.

2019 Nissan Murano named U.S. News ‘Best 2-Row SUV for the Money’

Nissan’s stylish Murano takes prestigious honor for fourth time in five years

CHICAGO – U.S. News & World Report has designated the 2019 Nissan Murano as the “Best 2-Row SUV for the Money” for the fourth time in five years in the magazine’s annual “Best Cars for the Money” awards.

The awards, in 14 automotive categories, have been published annually since 2007. The award was presented to Nissan in conjunction with the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. According to U.S. News, Murano stood out for its “outstanding value and critical acclaim.” The 2019 Murano has a starting MSRP of $31,270 USD1.

“Since the launch of the original Nissan Murano 16 years ago, it has had a profound impact on the SUV market, offering a forward-looking design sensibility that combines elegant styling with premium features,” said Scott Shirley, vice president, CMM & Marketing Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “With the enhancements for the 2019 model year, Murano takes another major leap forward in terms of advanced technology and value. We’re grateful to U.S. News & World Report for once again recognizing Murano as a leader in its class.”

Now in its third generation, Murano receives a comprehensive refreshening for the 2019 model year. The revisions to Murano’s exterior add a more pronounced front V-motion grille, redesigned LED headlights and taillights, new LED fog lights, new 18-inch and 20-inch aluminum-alloy wheel designs and three fresh new exterior colors – Sunset Drift Chromaflair, Mocha Almond Pearl and Deep Blue Pearl.

Enhancements to the luxurious interior are led by new semi-aniline leather-appointed seats with diamond-quilted inserts and contrasting micro-piping trim for the seats, door armrests and center console lid for the Murano Platinum grade. Other changes include three new interior trim finishers: Dark Wood-Tone, Light Wood-Tone and Metallic.

In addition, all 2019 Murano models feature Nissan’s innovative Rear Door Alert (RDA) system and Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA)2, which learns each individual driver’s steering patterns and helps alert the driver when drowsy driving is detected. Available technology includes Intelligent Around View®Monitor (I-AVM) and an 11-speaker Bose® premium audio system3.

Safety, security and driver assistance technologies have also been revised for 2019 with the availability of Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of six advanced active safety and driver-assist technologies designed to help provide 360 degrees of confidence.

Safety Shield 360 is a critical part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which provides technology in a way that moves people to a better world. Safety Shield 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking. Safety Shield 360 is standard on Murano Platinum and as part of the SL Technology Package.

The 2019 Murano is available in four well-equipped grades: Murano S, Murano SV, Murano SL and Murano Platinum. Each comes equipped with a 260-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 connected to an advanced Xtronic transmission and is available in front-wheel drive or Intelligent All-Wheel Drive.

To find out more about the 2019 Murano and the complete Nissan lineup, please visit NissanNews.com.

About Nissan North America

In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.

For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit
nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

About U.S. News Best Cars

Since 2007, U.S. News Best Cars, the automotive channel of U.S. News & World Report, has published rankings of the majority of new vehicles sold in America. Each year, U.S. News also publishes the Best Cars awards, including Best Vehicle BrandsBest Cars for the Money and Best Cars for Families. U.S. News Best Cars had more than 69 million visitors over the past year, with the majority actively shopping for a car. Eighty percent of active shoppers reported that the U.S. News Best Cars site influenced their car purchasing decision.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, http://www.usnews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 30 million people visit http://www.usnews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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1. MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $1,045.

2. It is the driver’s responsibility to remain alert at all times. I-DA is only a warning to inform the driver of a potential lack of driver attention or drowsiness. It does not detect and provide an alert in every situation. See Owner’s Manual for details.

3. Bose® is a registered trademark of The Bose Corporation.

New Rock Creek Edition joins 2019 Pathfinder lineup – offers unique exterior and interior treatments at a high-value price

CHICAGO – Nissan today unveiled a new 2019 Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition, which goes on sale this spring with a package price of $995.1 The Rock Creek Edition special value package offers unique exterior and interior treatments that emphasize the rugged Pathfinder heritage.

The package pricing reflects a savings of up to $1,315 (versus similar equipment priced separately)2. The Rock Creek Edition package is offered on Pathfinder SV and SL grades, in both 2-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations, and in a choice of seven available exterior colors.

“The Rock Creek Edition name was chosen to connect to Pathfinder’s family outdoor adventure-minded target customers,” said Scott Shirley, vice president, CMM & Marketing Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “By offering the Rock Creek Package on a range of grades, drivetrains and colors, buyers are able to customize their Pathfinders to their precise tastes.”

Key exterior differences between the Rock Creek Edition and standard 2019 Pathfinders include unique dark 18-inch wheels with unique 255/60R18 all-season tires, black mesh grille, black roof rails, black door handles and outside rearview mirrors, black front and rear fascia accents and license plate finisher, black molded overfenders and black model, grade and 4WD badges (if so equipped) and unique badging on the front doors.

Interior changes include unique Rock Creek Edition two-tone seating surfaces and badging, high contrast stitching on seats, door, console lid and steering wheel and premium metallic interior trim.

Every Rock Creek Edition also features a standard trailer tow hitch and harness and splash guards. Both 4WD and 2WD Pathfinder models feature best-in-class 6,000-pound towing capability3.

Two additional options are available with the Rock Creek Edition. The new SV Rock Creek Edition Technology Package features a MSRP1 of $980 and includes NissanConnect® with Navigation and Services, SiriusXM® Traffic, NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM®4 (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), heated cloth front seats, heated steering wheel and heated outside rearview mirrors.

The new SL Rock Creek Edition Premium Package, with a MSRP1 of $2,110, adds Bose®5 13-speaker Premium Audio System and Power Panorama Moonroof.

All 2019 Pathfinder models are equipped with a 284-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 with Direct Injection Gasoline™ (DIG) system and Xtronic transmission. Torque is rated at 259 lb-ft. Standard maximum towing capacity is a best-in-class3 of up to 6,000 pounds, giving owners the ability to tow two-axle recreational trailers, whether for watercraft, flatbeds or campers.

Pathfinder’s stylish, adventure-ready interior includes comfortable seating for seven and features Nissan’s innovative EZ Flex® Seating System™ with LATCH AND GLIDE®, a 2nd row tilt and glide seat that allows easy 3rd row access with a child safety seat still installed6. All 2019 Pathfinder models also include standard Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Nissan’s innovative Rear Door Alert7(RDA) system, which can help remind customers of items that may be forgotten in the rear seat.

Also available are Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM), Bose®5 13-speaker premium audio system, Dual Panorama Moonroof, Motion-Activated liftgate with liftgate position memory and NissanConnect® with Navigation and Services.

The 2019 Pathfinder is offered in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations and a choice of four well-equipped grade levels: S, SV, SL and Platinum.

For more information on the 2019 Pathfinder, along with the complete lineup of Nissan vehicles, please visit NissanNews.com.

About Nissan North America 
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. 
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.

For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.

 

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1.MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges.  Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.
2.Package savings based on MSRP of similar equipment if priced separately. Dealer sets actual price, see dealer for details.
3.Ward’s Segmentation. 2019 Pathfinder vs. latest in-market Large Cross/Utility Vehicle class competitors. Towing capability varies by configuration. See Nissan Towing Guide and Owner’s Manual for additional information. Based on manufacturers’ websites.
4.SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately (after applicable introductory period).
5.Bose® is a registered trademark of The Bose Corporation.
6.Do not perform slide forward function with the Child Restraint System occupied.
7.Rear Door Alert is intended to remind people to check the back seats of their vehicle under certain circumstances.  It cannot prevent accidents caused by inattention or carelessness.

2016 Nissan Altima – Now with Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)

Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) works like a standard cruise control, only with the added feature of maintaining a selected distance from the vehicle in front of you.

The distance to the vehicle ahead can be selected at any time depending on the traffic conditions.
Each time the DISTANCE switch is pushed, the set distance will change to long, medium, short and back to long again.
The distance to the vehicle ahead will change according to the vehicle speed. The higher the vehicle speed, the longer the distance.
If the vehicle in front is traveling slower than your set speed, the ICC will automatically match that vehicle’s speed. Once the road ahead clears, the ICC will resume your set speed automatically
Each time the engine is started, the initial setting becomes “Long.”
When the road ahead is clear, the driver can set the speed range between approximately 20 to 90 miles per hour.

To set the ICC system, push and quickly release the CRUISE ON-OFF switch. You can confirm the setting of the Intelligent Cruise Control system in the vehicle information display.

The detection range of the sensor is approximately 390 feet in front of you. It will not detect the following objects:

Stationary and slow moving vehicles
Pedestrians or objects in the roadway
Oncoming vehicles in the same lane

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