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2018 Nissan Leaf features semi-autonomous feature, the ProPILOT

Earlier this week, Nissan revealed a teaser of the new 2018 LEAF’s interior, giving us an idea of what the electric vehicle has to offer. The company released a video of their upcoming ProPILOT assist technology, along with a number of images from inside the new LEAF.

The ProPILOT is a semi-autonomous function. It’s quite impressive for the Nissan, but it won’t be able to compete with Tesla’s Autopilot just yet. The company has provided details about the technology shown on the video promo, saying that the app “reduces the hassle of stop-and-go highway driving”. The driver-assistance technology will come standard with the Nissan LEAF.

This feature keeps the car in the lane, while maintaining proper distance to the car in front during highway cruising, being classified as level two autonomy. Therefore, it supports drivers by helping them control acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane highway drives.

Read the entire article 2018 Nissan Leaf features semi-autonomous feature, the ProPILOT

Nissan reveals Nismo Performance Package for 2017 X-Trail Facelift in Japan

Nissan has unveiled the facelifted 2017 X-Trail earlier this month. The timely upgrade gave the X-trail an enhanced front end, self-driving tech and a revised interior. In-house tuner Nismo (abbreviated from Nissan Motorsport International Limited) will now give the X-trail a sportier look with a newly issued Nismo Performance Package. However, the downside of this package is that it only offers aesthetic upgrades and does not feature mechanical improvements for the SUV.

This is not what we expected when Nissan revealed that they would be producing more Nismo models, but we can deal with another body kit produced for Rogue, or as they name it in Japan and Europe, the X-trail. This package will be exclusively released for Japan consumers so far. As an expected Nismo product, the body is finished in white paired with the black and red details for contrast like the front and back diffusers and the side skirts. T

he radiator grille is now enclosed by gloss back panels and bolder bumper up front. Moreover, there's a brand new lower bumper spoiler spotted at the back with integrated parking sensors and dual chrome exhaust pipes. A bundle of exclusive 2 tone wheels and chrome handle contributes to the more dynamic look. It can be observed that inside the cabin, there are no hyped changes, the flat-bottom steering wheel is included in the latest addition for the SUV but no sports seats or pedals are offered with the package which is kind of disappointing.

Read the entire article Nissan reveals Nismo Performance Package for 2017 X-Trail Facelift in Japan

Nissan to donate one-off GT-R Predzilla to NHL team’s foundation

Nissan this week made an announcement that it will be donating a customized 2017 Nissan GT-R to NHL team’s charity. Wearing the Nashville Predators’ official colors, the GT-R Premium-based model is sure to catch attention during the NHL team’s fundraising event. The new Nissan GT-R Premium (R35) or Predzilla has a price of $109,990 but is expected to fetch beyond that amount during the auction. The fundraiser started on Monday and will continue up to the end of October.

Interested parties may register at www.Nissan.gesture.com or may also text “Nissan” via 52182. Proceeds will go to the Predators Foundation to help support the Nashville community. Current bid price as of this writing is at $61,750 with 18 registered bidders and counting. Back in 2012, Nissan auctioned another one-off GTR for the Usain Bolt Foundation raising a total of $193,191. The winner this year will not only take home the brand new GT-R but will also get a couple of tickets for the 2017-2018 season including Sixth Avenue Garage’s parking pass.

The Nashville Predators is the 27th team in the National Hockey League which was founded in 1998. Every season, the team works hard to attain its goal in becoming a Stanley Cup Champion. The Nashville Predators Foundation meanwhile counts as among the most active charities in the Nashville community. Every year, the foundation makes a $100,000 donation to MEND while having just granted $500,000 worth of contributions to 120 community service and charitable institutions. In addition, the 365 Fund will hand over an approximate amount of $400,000 for pediatric cancer treatment and research via Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Read the entire article Nissan to donate one-off GT-R Predzilla to NHL team’s foundation

2017 Nissan X-Trail Facelift debuts with ProPILOT autonomous driving tech

Presented in 2013, the 3rd gen X-Trail is now the beneficiary of a long awaited mid-cycle upgrade this year. The European equivalent of the Nissan Rogue, the mid-size crossover will now flaunt sharper aesthetics, better packaging, more comfortable features and a few tech novelties.

Juventus and Real Madrid will battle it out head to head to determine the champion in this year's UEFA Champions League in Europe, in what is considered the largest soccer event for club teams on the continent. The final match will also host the unveiling of the facelifted version of the X-Trail from Nissan, the official automotive partner of UEFA Champions League.

In what is considered as a state-of-the-art tech is the ProPILOT autonomous driving system which will be offered for the aforementioned SUV next year. The new tech will manage the acceleration, steering and braking in a single lane highway in heavy traffic jam and high-speed travel. The system is part of the Japanese automaker's Intelligent Mobility array of tech that also involves Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Read the entire article 2017 Nissan X-Trail Facelift debuts with ProPILOT autonomous driving tech

You guys are probably aware of the collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Renault-Nissan. Knowing this, you would expect that both companies will come up with something impressive. Sources say that the partnership has been working on some new gasoline four-cylinder engines. However, rather than developing a more powerful engine, they seem to have come up with 1.2- and 1.4-liter engines instead. Why small engines, you might want to ask?

The reason behind the downsizing is because the German company aims to lower emissions while increasing the efficiency of the new engines. The new 1.2- and 1.4-liter units will benefit from direct injection, and will be a standard in the next generation base variants of the A-Class and B-Class lineups, according to reports from Autocar. There are currently eight cars lined up for Mercedes’ compact models for 2018 including: the A-Class hatchback, A-Class Sedan, CLA, CLA Shooting Brake, B-Class, GLA, a rumoured GLB, and an unknown model that has yet to be announced by the company.

The new four-cylinder units, which currently go under the codename M282, are being engineered exclusively for transverse applications. Therefore, these engines will not be available for use in larger Mercedes-Benz models. These new units will be joined by an updated version of the “M274” which will soon be given a codename that is “M260”. The M260 will be bigger and is going to be available in two versions: 1.6- and 2.0-liter units.

Read the entire article Mercedes-Benz and Renault-Nissan to downsize engines, will use 1.2- and 1.4-liter powerplants

As it is now, Nissan Motor’s Nismo road car operations is a relatively a small business, with an annual volume of 15,000 performance-oriented cars. However, Nissan is giving Nismo fans and enthusiasts a genuine reason to rejoice – the Japanese carmaker is expanding this business with an aim to make more Nismo models available in more auto markets around the world.

Nissan launched the Nismo sub-brand to its mainstream model lineup in 2013, and since then, customers have gained better access to sportier performance and styling, as derived from and developed through Nismo’s motorsports activities. The Nismo sub-brand essentially injects a high level of sportiness – both in styling and performance – into Nissan’s global car lineup. Nevertheless, the number of Nismo cars produced has been limited, and may not be enough to satisfy the thirst of customers for such products around the world. This is the main reason why Nissan is creating a new unit – Nismo Cars Business Department.

The Nismo Cars Business Department is a new unit that is a part of Autech Japan, Inc., one of the companies under the Nissan group that assembles converted vehicles. This new unit will be combining the expertise of Nissan group companies -- Nissan, Autech, Nissan Motorsports International and other group units – to plan and develop more products in a much shorter time.

Read the entire article Nismo Cars Business Department created to expand production and marketing of Nismo road cars

A global scale ransomware cyber-attack has caused several factories of Renault-Nissan Alliance to stop production on Saturday. According to Automotive News, the company’s spokesperson said they have administered “proactive measures” which led to the temporary shutdown of certain production sites. Reuters however confirmed the next day that regular work is slated to resume on Monday particularly in France.

Over the weekend, thousands of computers have been infected with WannaCry ransomware, spreading to almost one hundred countries worldwide. The French carmaker has particularly shut down its Sandouville plant in Northwestern France following the attack. The first sign of threat in Renault’s Sandouville factory occurred when the assembly line’s alarm didn’t work on Saturday. This happened shortly after a ransom demand appeared on their monitors.

Renault-Nissan failed to give a full list of the affected sites but a spokesperson from the UK said that files in Nissan’s Sunderland factory were hit on Friday evening. It didn’t however confirm if the Sunderland plant was shut down afterwards. The UK production facility has about 7,000 employees which manufactures the Infiniti Q30 and QX30, the Nissan Juke, Note, Qashqai and Nissan Leaf. In any case, Renault reassures that almost all factories will be opening today.

Read the entire article Ransomware cyber-attack affects Renault’s production in France and the UK

Who doesn’t know the Nissan Skyline? The Skyline was first introduced by the Japan-based Prince Motor Company in 1957, as the successor of the Prince Sedan, and later on when Nissan and Prince merged in 1966, the Skyline was then sold in dealership stores called Nissan Prince Shop.

The main designer and engineer of the Skyline was Shinichiro Sakurai, he was a chief influencer from the beginning until his death in 2011. The Skyline comes in several body types including: sedan, coupe, crossover, convertible, and station wagons.

To celebrate the anniversary of the Skyline sixty years later, Nissan commemorated each generation of the model with a woodblock print from famed artist Hokusai - each poster comes as a scroll with an illustration of the car model and a backdrop of one of Hokusai’s work of art.

Read the entire article Nissan Skyline celebrates 60th anniversary with Hokusai’s art

Think of it as a temporary mobile prison, but for a good cause. Nissan has revealed details of its new concept that will prevent drivers from being distracted while they cruise around town. This means that driving would be the only thing that they must focus on when behind the wheel of this machine built on high speed metal and combustible gas.

The number of drivers that admitted to checking their phones while behind the wheels has surged from 8% in 2014 to an alarming 31% in 2016, as revealed by Britain's Royal Automobile Club (RAC). The Japanese automaker also showed statistics, stating that one out of 5 drivers (18%) has texted while driving. Stricter penalties are imposed now for using a phone while driving and British drivers are at risk of being caught if they will pick up their device while behind the wheel. Nowadays people are interconnected with their gadgets, and a whole lot of drivers are ignoring safety on the road just to be able to check on their text messages or notifications. That's why Nissan has come up with a life-saving solution addressing this pressing issue. At the very least, it will save the Brits from being charged with steep fines.

The concept, which is called the Nissan Signal Shield, will be able to provide selective connectivity that will give drivers the option of being able to contact and be contacted from the road, or devising a phone-free duration. It roughly translates to a sort of digital detox and will reduce the risks of travel significantly.

Read the entire article Avoid driving distractions with Nissan’s Signal Shield, an armrest based on Faraday cage concept

Last week, Nissan performance brand, Nismo, disclosed to the public its incoming road car expansion strategy that will be done to replicate the success that was met by the BMW M long ago. The Japanese automaker will embark on a plan that will be able to duplicate the number of units that will bear the Nismo performance badge, says Takao Katagiri, CEO of Nissan Motorsports International Co- the Nissan subsidiary overseeing Nismo.

The Nismo line-up has already sold 15,000 vehicles under its belt, and the Japanese automaker is hoping to increase their releases in the coming years. The planned expansion would involve fresh body types aside from their current roundabout of sports cars and SUVs, along with trucks like the Nissan Titan, crossovers and not forgetting the minivans. It will also involve the chain of Nismo dealership and driving academies found in different U.S. cities.

So far, the Japanese automaker has only released 4 vehicles under the Nismo brand in the US, including the loveable GT-R, 370Z, Juke and the newly rolled out Sentra, as well as the other units that include the Patrol SUV and Note hatchbacks that are made available outside the U.S. territory. Nissan is aiming to boost Nismo sales by about 100,000 units by the early 2020s, which is when we’re expected to welcome the line-up of new Nismo releases including the Maxima Nismo, Rogue Nismo and Titan Nismo (if the circulating reports are true).

Read the entire article Nissan Nismo plans to expand globally, will include performance pickup

Nissan revealed that the new 2017 Rogue Sport crossover will be priced in the U.S. market at $21,420. Specifically, this is for the front-wheel drive version of the Rogue Sport S. Expected to go on sale across the U.S. at authorized dealers, it joins the Rogue and helps expand the brand’s SUV and crossover range. Based on first quarter 2017 sales, the Rogue is presently the best-selling compact SUV in the U.S.

According to Nissan, the Rogue Sport is designed mainly for young couples as well as customers who want a vehicle that has the versatility offered by a crossover but could provide the needed space. In addition, this vehicle should also have the handling and the sporty feel that is similar to a small sedan.

Other pricing details include the Rogue Sport SV at $23,020, and the Rogue Sport SL at $26,070. These two are like the Rogue Sport S which has front-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive versions meanwhile will come at $22,770 for the S, $24,370 for the SV, and $27,420 for the SL. Destination and Handling meanwhile is at $960.

Read the entire article Nissan reveals US market pricing for 2017 Rogue Sport

 

We consider the dogs as man's best friends, and sometimes we even look at these furry animals as family. Starting now, all that we will be raving about is regarding Fidos- sorry cat people, maybe next time. The Nissan fam just revealed that they are dog lovers with their latest invention, the Rogue Dogue Concept.

While we see the dogs as worthwhile companions when it comes to cruising the roads, going to the beach or hiking the mountains, we cannot help but sometimes think of the cons in bringing our furry friends on a ride: saliva and hair sticking everywhere in the car, possibility of urine and poop decorating the interior and so on. But Dennis McCarthy, the car coordinator for the Fast and Furious movies, built a vehicle that directly caters to the puppet's needs sans the nitrous setup as seen in the movies. The concept car conceptualized as a 2017 Nissan Rogue SL with the Platinum Reserve package with quilted leather inserts and tan leather sets.

Read the entire article Who Let The Dogs Out? Not Nissan - Say Hello To The Rogue Dogue Concept

The Frankfurt Motor Show is considered as one of the major auto shows, not just in Europe, but also in the world. Despite being one of the biggest events in the auto industry, the Frankfurt Motor Show will be missing at least nine major auto brands when it opens its latest edition in September 2017.

All German brands – volume or premium marques – are expected to be on full force on what is considered as one of the major shows in their home country. Sadly, though, two of PSA Group’s brands won’t take part in the 2017 edition of the show. While PSA Group has just reached an agreement to acquire German brand Opel – and its twin Vauxhall marque -- from General Motors, it has decided not to field any vehicles from its Peugeot and DS brands. However, PSA Group’s Citroen brand will be going to Frankfurt in September, since the marque is supporting a product launch, according to a spokesman from the French manufacturer.

Also skipping the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show are three brands from Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Italian brands Fiat and Alfa Romeo as well as American brand Jeep won’t show their wares at Frankfurt this year.

Read the entire article Fiat, PSA, Infiniti and Nissan will skip the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

You can run, but you can’t hide. No action-packed movie would be complete without a police car chasing the villain. But in reality, hot pursuits such as these have been taking place--- not just between a cop and criminal but also by those guilty of over speeding or violating certain traffic rules.

Interestingly, Nissan has reimagined a police vehicle for a certain fictional Skyline Police Department. This came in just in time for the 2017 New York Auto Show, which is happening next week.

Dubbed as “Copzilla” (with a code name Police Pursuit No.23), this Nissan GT-R packs an incredible 565hp (421kW) and 469 lb-ft (635Nm) powerful torque. It’s the same 3.8-liter biturbo V6 stock engine like any Nissan GT-R but it’s been added with coil overs and a new set of 22-inch spiked wheels. Very fitting to the “Copzilla’s” highly menacing police livery!

Read the entire article Nissan GT-R Police Pursuit 23 will make your Copzilla fantasies come alive at the NYIAS

The newest member of the GT-R family is here! Nissan will be premiering the GT-R Track Edition at the 2017 New York Auto Show that is scheduled to take place next month. The Track Edition is positioned between the base Touring version and the range topper Nismo.

For the Track Edition, Nissan is asking for $18,000 more than its entry level model which is currently priced at $109,990 MSRP. But they didn’t give it that rate just because they want to. Customers will be delighted because the third member of the GT-R family will be acquiring several features of the Nismo. Some of which are the 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, Nismo rear fenders, and a suspension setup like that of the range topper.

The 2017 model will be having the same engine specifications as the Touring model - a biturbo 3.8 liter V6. These provide 565 horsepower and 467 pound-feet of torque, with a six-speed dual clutch gearbox.

Read the entire article 2017 Nissan GT-R Track Edition has price tag of $127,990, order books will open late summer

If you’re a pet lover with strong preference for our canine friends, then this newest concept vehicle from Japanese carmaker Nissan would be to your liking. In fact, a dog-lover would want Nissan to turn this concept into a production vehicle in the nearest time as possible.

Nissan is introducing the all-new Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs Concept, which has been designed according to the preferences of most dog owners in the United Kingdom. The X-Trail 4Dogs concept was basically an offshoot of a recent survey conducted by The Kennel Club -- the largest organization for promoting dog welfare in the UK – and covering more than 1,300 dog owners.

According to the survey, around 98.7 percent of the survey respondents use their vehicles to transport their dog with 88.7 percent of dog owners doing that at least once a week. Moreover, around 90.5 percent of dog owners transport their pets in the car when travelling for at least 10 minutes. These indicate how important a vehicle is when transporting dogs from one place to another.

Read the entire article Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs Concept is your pet's little mobile hotel

Since the Qashqai SUV was first released by Nissan in 2013, it has gone on to become the best-selling crossover in Europe. During the early part of this year, there were reports that the Japanese automaker may be releasing a revised version. That appears to be true as Nissan has officially unveiled the 2017 Nissan Qashqai Facelift during the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Qashqai owners know that one of the benefits of this model is that it allows for a more confident drive. Even with the number of modifications, the new version is able to continue having that excellent outstanding performance. Because of the improvements done to the steering system, damping system, and the suspension system, the new Qashqai is able to offer a road experience that is more refined than usual.

With better utilization of absorption materials plus the glass in the rear being made thicker, it’s ensured that noise experienced in the cabin is lowered. The selection of the different-sized wheels help as well since they have all been optimized in terms of aerodynamics in order to maximize the efficiency.

Read the entire article Nissan showcases 2017 Qashqai Facelift at Geneva Motor Show

It’s a small hatch with a big bang! And we mean literally a big loud bang. After all, the new Nissan Micra BOSE Personal Edition just unfurled at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show features the latest in premium in-car audio technology.

As you might have guessed and as the moniker indicates, this edition of the fourth generation Nissan Micra supermini is loaded with premium audio technology courtesy of one of the leaders in this aspect, BOSE. Made to celebrate the carmaker’s partnership with BOSE, the Nissan Micra BOSE Personal Edition – derived from the Tekna trim of the supermini -- promises to bring an immersive listening experience coming from all angles, especially for the driver.

This is because this special edition of the supermini features BOSE Personal sound system, which the audio specialist has specifically designed and developed for the Nissan Micra. This Personal sound system is accompanied by twin BOSE UltraNearfield speakers that have been integrated into the headrest of the driver’s seat.

Read the entire article Nissan Micra BOSE Personal Edition brings in-car audio experience to whole new level

A number of people have long wanted to know when the next generation of the Nissan Leaf would be released. After all, since it was first launched on the market back in 2010, different versions have been released almost annually.

The wait appears to be over as Senior Manager of Leaf and Electric Vehicles Tim Gallagher confirmed that the new Leaf will be unveiled to the public in September with sales expected to begin in the later part of the year. Gallagher however did not reveal any other details, leaving all of us trying to predict what the new model could offer.

For starters, Nissan has said that the new Leaf will be able to drive itself autonomously on a single lane road. This means it may look similar to the IDS concept that was presented by the brand during the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Nissan had previously confirmed as well that the range will be at least 200 miles (321 km). That may not be enough but it appears to work for now.

Read the entire article New Nissan Leaf to come out in September this year, sales to begin in late 2017

During the The Grand Tour’s final episode, host Richard Hammond did what few people expected him to do. He had a Porsche 918 Spyder race against what appears to be standard Nissan Patrol.

You would think you know the result of this battle but the thing is, this is not your typical Nissan SUV. It is fitted with a turbocharged engine, like the one inside the GT-R. Rather than the usual 285 hp (212 kW), this engine is capable of 1,900 hp (1,416 kW). As such, it resulted in a maximum speed of 205 mph (329 km/h).

You probably know where we are going with this so it won’t be surprising then to know that when the race was done on the streets of Dubai, the Nissan Patrol dominated and left the Porsche 918 far behind. No wonder the internet is now calling it as the “918 Killer.”

Read the entire article Nissan Patrol with GT-R engine outperforms Porsche 918 Spyder in Dubai [w/video]
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