Japan-based Nissan Motor Co. on Friday confirmed that would recall 19,258 sports utility vehicles (SUVs) from model years 2012 and 2013 in the United States to fix a potential glitch in the vehicle's brake system.
The recall includes the 2013 Pathfinder and the Infiniti JX vehicles manufactured between December 2012 and January 2013 in Smyrna, Tenn.
The front brake torque member in the concerned vehicles improperly cast, which may cause structural weakness and lead to untimely failure & cracking. It may increase the risk of a crash.
Renowned auto giant Nissan has announced that it would introduce its all-new version of its Note to the world at the Geneva Motor Show next month.
Nissan's new car, which has been dubbed as the first of a wave of "bold new models," will be manufactured at the company's Sunderland plant in the UK.
Designed by Nissan's Technical centres in the UK and Spain, the car will directly target the likes of Ford's best-selling Fiesta.
With its all-electric Leaf witnessing slow sales, Nissan has been - since the beginning of September - offering big discounts as well as affordable lease options to the customers interested in purchasing the car.
While the actual cost of the Leaf begins at $36,050 - inclusive of shipping charges -, Nissan is now offering the car at a $2,999 down for 32 months and $219 per month lease; thereby marking a $30 reduction from the $249 per month lease deal which was being offered by the automaker earlier this year.
The all-new 2013 Pathfinder was unveiled by Japanese automaker Nissan in Lower Manhattan on Thursday, amid the company's claims that the fourth-generation SUV will boast the best fuel efficiency in its category.
According to the details shared by Nissan, the new seven-seat Pathfinder - which was confirmed in early 2012 - does away with the boxy style of the present Pathfinder model in favor of a curvy new look that works its way across the line-up.
Nissan took wraps off its new 2011 model year GT-R supercar, which features several equipment and technical upgrades.
The company updated aerodynamics and interior of the GT-R. The host of changes includes modification in the twin-turbo V6 engine. Its power has been enhanced to 523bhp at 6400rpm while the torque climbs to 451lb ft from
3200 to 6000rpm. The new 2011 model is claimed to be environment friendly, thanks to its ultra-low metal catalyst and tweaked boost pressures that help in reducing emissions and improving fuel economy.
Infiniti announced that it is welcoming a new member to its family, the G25 Sedan, which is planned to hit the markets in September 2010. According to Ben Poore, Infiniti Vice President, this 2011 G model of Infiniti, the premium product line of the Japanese Automaker Nissan, would broaden “the appeal of the G Line with a model designed to provide an additional choice for buyers looking for a true luxury sedan, but who might not need the higher levels of performance provided by our larger engine-equipped G37 models”.
The Renault-Nissan alliance has appointed Jim Press as its consultant for sales and marketing projects. Jim Press has earlier worked with Toyota Motor Corp and Chrysler.
Jim Press, 63, was the first non-Japanese who was appointed in the Board of Directors for Toyota. He has worked with Toyota for a long period of 37 years.
After Toyota, he worked with Chrysler LLC as its Vice-President.
"He's visited with our dealers in the States, Europe and Japan and has already begun providing substantial input", said Simon Sproule, the Director of Communication.
Nissan Motor Co. might boost its manufacture capability in China after the existing economic year, depending on market circumstances, as it looks to match up swelling demand in the world's largest automobile market.
China is vital for Nissan's productivity as it looks to spring back from a fall in demand after the international monetary disaster. But its lack of competence in the nation has constrained efforts to match swiftness with the almost 60% growth rate in the auto market there.
On his way to the New York Auto Show, Brian Carolin, Nissan's Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, spilled the beans regarding the pricing of the future Nissan LEAF electronic car.
Just opposite to the ongoing gossips, at a stand price of $32,780 it is definitely a very reasonably priced. It is so affordable that after the $7,500 tax credit, Nissan is capable of offering the LEAF for rent price of $349 per month which would not include liberal state incentives.
Japan’s Nissan Motor Co announced on Thursday that it would generate 400 temporary new jobs along with retaining as many as 160 temporary jobs at Sunderland plant in Britain to meet rising demand for the Qashqai model.
The fixed-term manufacturing jobs are required as a night shift will be added to the Qashqai production line, which is scheduled to start in May.
Sunderland plant operated on two shifts over the course of previous year, but more jobs are needed now as demand is outpacing supply.
Nissan, Japanese automaker, kicked off electric car Leaf's 22-city national tour in the US and announced that it would begin taking reservations for the new vehicle in the spring.
Nissan's CEO Carlos Ghosn said that the new battery-car will cost almost the same as a similar-size gasoline-powered car. However, consumers will have to pay a separate monthly fee to lease the Leaf's lithium-ion batteries.
Carlos Ghosn further said that the company would make money on the new vehicle despite the cost of its launch.