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2014 Nissan Terrano introduced in India

As it said, Nissan showcased the 2014 Terrano premium compact SUV at an event at a film studio in Mumbai, India. The new model is based on the Dacia Duster and as you can see from the photos, the new 2014 Nissan Terrano keeps the same profile as the popular Romanian car produced by Renault.

According to the official press release, the 2014 Terrano was developed specifically for the Indian market and features Nissan’s corporate front grille, new headlights and larger taillights. Moreover, the 2014 Terrano comes with include colored roof rails, silver-finished skid plates and a chrome finisher strip on the tailgate.

The exterior design is completed by the all-new 16-inch, chrome-coated, machined-alloy wheels. Inside, the Terrano features a two-tone dash with chrome surrounds for the AC vents and silver-finished accents around the glossy, piano black centre console. Moreover, we find extensive use of light-colored beige, which adds to the feel of roominess while useful storage spaces.

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Nissan to start selling Datsun vehicles in India in March 2014

Nissan Motor Co. will start offering its first Datsun model in India by March 2014 as part of its bid to increase its market share in the country to 10 percent by 2016. Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn resurrected the brand to broaden Nissan's appeal to consumers in India, Russia and Indonesia. Nissan plans to use Datsun to chip away the market shares of Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai in India.

Nissan will initially sell Datsun-brand vehicles at existing Indian dealerships, according to Kenichiro Yomura, head of the carmaker’s Indian unit. He remarked that Nissan is expanding its sales network in India from the current 95 outlets to 145 in 2016. Yomura noted that while Hyundai and Suzuki are strong in India, no carmaker can "dominate the market indefinitely."

Ammar Master, an analyst at LMC Automotive, quipped that Datsun is not a cheaper version of Nissan, but is a real car built specifically for customers in India. He remarked that it will take some time for Datsun to build up its brand name.

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Fire destroyed major warehouse that supplies parts to a Renault-Nissan plant in India

A fire last Thursday destroyed a major warehouse that supplies parts to a Renault-Nissan plant in Chennai, India. However, Nissan has announced that this fire is not likely to have an impact on alliance operations in the country. A Nissan spokeswoman sent an e-mail to Automotive News Europe last Friday. She said that production is continuing typically and that this incident won’t affect production or exports from India.

Third-party supplier Yusen Logistics Co. is operating this warehouse, which contains spare parts and accessories used in the plant on the southeast coast of India. The spokeswoman also revealed that the alliance was working on a contingency plan to reduce any possible interruption to the usual supply of aftersales vehicle parts from Yusen.

The alliance plant, which can build 400,000 units annually, produces models for the domestic car market in India as well as for export. Nissan's Web site revealed that the $1 billion plant, which started operating in March 2010, builds the Nissan Micra subcompact and the Renault Koleos and Fluence. The fire didn’t result to any injuries.

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2011 Nissan Micra diesel introduced on the Indian market

Nissan has launched the Micra diesel at Nissan’s Ichiban showroom in Mumbai this week. The Micra is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder 8 valve engine from sister company Renault that delivers 64 hp and 160 Nm of torque.

Nissan’s Indian subsidiaries announced that the car has an average consumption of about 23 km per liter or about 4.34 liter per 100 kilometers (53 US mpg).

As the Indian automotive market continues to grow, the demand for the small capacity diesel engines remains strong. For now, the new Nissan Micra Diesel will only be produced in and for the Indian market.

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Nissan announced today that it started exporting its ‘Made-in-India’ Global compact hatchback or the 2011 Nissan Micra, unveiled back in March at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. According to Nissan, 3866 cars left Ennore Port to cater to the demands of the European markets.

For those who don’t know, the new 2011 Nissan Micra is powered by a naturally aspirated HR12 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine delivering 59 kW or 80 hp and 108 Nm of torque as well as delivering 115g/km of CO2 emissions.

Nissan also offers a supercharged 1.2-litre direct injection engine with a start-stop system fitted as standard in Europe.

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Profitability for Nissan Motor Co. is expected to increase with its use of the low-cost production techniques used by its local partner in India as they go about producing the $3,000 car.

In a recent interview in Yokohama, Gilles Normand, Nissan's corporate vice president in charge of Africa, the Middle East and India, said that the talks with Bajaj Auto Ltd. have led to the realization that Nissan's margin on three-wheeler activities is far above the current margin on its four-wheeler activities.

Normand said further that the low-cost car will contribute to its growth in terms of "volume and profitability."

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Production of the 2011 Nissan Micra subcompact started on Monday in India. The model will go on sale in India in July and in Europe this November. In a statement, Nissan Motor Co. said that the first Micra hatchback, which Nissan claims is "the benchmark city car in Europe," started rolling out of its factory near the southern city of Chennai.

Indian showrooms will display this car starting May 25, which also marks the day when orders can be taken. Nissan Chief Operating Officer Toshiyuki Shiga describes this car as having been designed with the "discerning consumer needs of India" in mind.

The fourth-generation Micra will be exported to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Production of the Micra had been moved from Nissan's plant in Sunderland, England, to its unit in India.

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An agreement was signed this week by the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Bajaj Auto that seeks to produce an ultra low-cost car to be sold in India and other emerging markets. The Renault-Nissan alliance, along with Bajaj Auto, is planning to launch this model in 2012. This car is intended to compete directly with Tata Motors Ltd.'s Nano, which is regarded as the cheapest car in the world.

Bajaj will handle the design, manufacturing and sourcing for the car while Renault-Nissan would be responsible for marketing in India and overseas. The markets in the United States and Europe are recovering but remain unsteady.

Renault and Bajaj had signed an understanding in 2008 for an equalized joint venture. Under that understanding, Nissan and Renault are co-partners with the Indian two-wheeler maker. The same structure will continue with the new agreement.

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Nissan has unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show a new concept vehicle which design and advance technology provides a glimpse of what customers can expected from Nissan’s next generation of crossovers. This new showcar – the all-new new Nissan IMQ concept vehicle – could be considered as an amalgamation of Japanese heritage with modern human-centric technology.

Design to cater to the European market, the new Nissan IMQ concept boasts of electrified propulsion, although the car itself isn't an electric vehicle. It features the next generation of e-POWER, which a 100-percent electric motor drive system allows for instant, linear acceleration. This system – designed to deliver 250 kW of max output and 700 Nm of peak torque -- is an evolution of the e-POWER technology found in the Nissan Note and Serena models in Japan. The new system directs output via a new multi-motor all-wheel-drive system. By combining e-POWER and AWD, the IMQ concept could excel even in low-grip conditions.

Aside from the next generation of the e-POWER, the new IMQ comes fitted an advanced prototype version of Nissan's ProPILOT driving assistance system and the carmaker’s Invisible-to-Visible technology that was revealed at the CES 2019. This new Invisible-to-Visible (I2V) technology allows drivers see around corners, as well as visualize information about traffic jams and determine optional routes.

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Nissan is commencing sales of the 2019 Nissan Altima on October 3, 2018 in the United States. As expected, the Japanese carmaker has already divulged the details and specs of the Altima before its eventual launch. Equally important for customers is how much they should take out from their pockets just to be able to own a new Altima. Good thing is that Nissan has just disclosed the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the new 2019 Altima.

The new 2019 Nissan Altima can be availed for at least $23,750. This is applicable to the S trim of the Altima with a 2.5-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder direct injection engine and a front-wheel drive system. This engine is standard on all grade levels of the Altima and delivers up to 188 hp of output and up to 180 lb.-ft. of torque – more than what the previous mill found in the midsize sedan. Moreover, the new 2.5-liter engine isn't just more refined and quieter, it also returns better fuel economy figures.

Nissan is also offering the Altima S in all-wheel drive configuration, bringing the MSRP up to $25,100, plus $895 in destination and handling.

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Japanese carmaker Nissan will be unveiling the facelifted 2019 Nissan Maxima at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show 2018. The latest iteration of Nissan’s flagship sedan will not just don a new look, as it will also offer new technologies when goes on sale in December this year.

In a short press release, Nissan said the 2019 Maxima will be available with the Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology, which is essentially a suite of six advanced safety and driver-assist technologies. Featuring front, side and rear sensing technologies, the Nissan Safety Shield 360 will be standard on SV and SL grades of the 2019 Nissan Rogue, 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport and the 2019 Nissan Altima.

To be offered as an option on the 2019 Maxima, the Nissan Safety Shield 360 includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection that can monitor vehicles and pedestrians with a forward-facing radar and camera system. When it detects such objects, this technology will provide audible and visual warning. It would also apply brakes to prevent a collision

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The 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas is about to start and Nissan won't itself be outdone by other carmakers. In fact, Nissan will be gracing the 2018 SEMA Show with five one-off vehicles, including a 400-hp Nissan Motorsports Project Clubsport 23 that combines the latest technology with the Z heritage aesthetics.

Leading the charge for the Japanese carmaker is the Nissan Motorsports Project Clubsport 23 project car that combines a number of OEM, aftermarket and bespoke fabricated parts. A track-only project car, the Project Clubsport 23 makes use of performance parts that have been tested and developed in Motorsports, as sourced from most respected suppliers. As Nissan Motorsports and MA Motorsports intended, the Project Clubsport 23 is an ongoing parts development platform, which means its looks might be different months from the 2018 SEMA Show.

The Nissan Motorsports Project Clubsport 23 was based on a 2012 Nissan 370Z NISMO deprived of its original 350-hp 3.7-liter VQ37VHR engine. In its stead is a factory 400-hp 3.0-liter VR30DDTT twin-turbo V6 mill. The main challenge in the project car was how to mate a VR30DDTT engine to the 370Z NISMO's six-speed manual transmission – something that has never been done before. To achieve this MA Motorsports developed a new clutch disc, cover and flywheel assembly and installed a NISMO GT LSD Pro-Carbon two-way differential cooled by an MA Motorsports Differential Cooler.

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It has been a year since Nissan commenced sales of the second-generation Nissan Leaf. Already at that time, consumers were already more receptive to electrified vehicles, especially in Europe. The timing could never be so good for Nissan to launch the 2018 Leaf as the Japanese carmaker posted excellent sales of the electric vehicle in Europe just a year after its release.

According to Nissan, the new generation of the Leaf EV is experiencing astounding success especially in Europe. The around 26,000 units of the 2018 Leaf has been handed to customers in Europe since its launch, making it the best-selling electric vehicle in the region this year. In addition, the new Nissan Leaf managed to become the best-selling EV in Europe every month in the first eight months of 2018. Put into other perspective, Nissan is selling a new Leaf EV in the region every 10 minutes.

On the other hand, the new second generation of the Leaf is the best-selling passenger car in Norway so far in 2018. This is quite a feat since the 2018 Leaf managed to beat not just other electric vehicles in this European country, but also conventionally powered models as well.

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Nissan took visitors at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show to the stars when it collaborated with Lucasfilm and displayed six Star Wars-themed vehicles. Now, Nissan is taking the visitors at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles (also called Hannover Motor Show) to the dark sky with its latest creation – the all-new Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept.

A product of collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), the United Kingdom-developed Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept is all suited to do its job. Astronomers at ESA have been mapping the stars through the Gaia satellite. In fact, this project has already resulted to the observation of more than a billion stars. However, light pollution – especially from urban – makes the stars less visible. Thus, astronomers have been conducted follow-up observations from remote, hard-to-reach locations, also called as so-called "dark sky" places. In doing so, ESA’s astronomers have to bring them powerful telescopes, which have to transported safely and easily.

Embodying the Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept is appropriately suited to support this project. It is a solution to the enigma of how to transport telescopes for dark sky observations of the universe. It is properly equipped to tow on a bespoke off-road trailer the ultrahigh-power, observatory-class PlaneWave telescope, which can deliver detailed views of distant galaxies and nebulae.

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October 2019 is an important month for Nissan. It marks the 50th anniversary of the legendary 240Z, which is the original Z model from the Japanese carmaker. As part of the celebrations, Nissan is planning to unveil a new Z car – in prototype form -- at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, which coincides with the 50th year of the very first Z model.

This was basically confirmed by Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s Senior Vice President for Global Design, during an interview with Whichcar.com.au. Before this confirmation, there had been rumors that Nissan is planning a replacement for the 370Z, which has been in production since nearly 10 years ago. This decade-old two-seater rear-wheel-drive coupe is considered as one of the oldest sports car available in the market. A replacement would hardly surprise anyone, but back then, Nissan had yet to confirm anything.

During an interview with Whichcar.com.au, Albaisa remarked that is a huge pressure in creating a new Z car, adding that he is completely excited that he is in the position to work on the newest Z model. His statement essentially confirmed the rumors and the possibility of a new Z car. This also confirmed that no less than Nissan’s Senior Vice President for Global Design is involved in the project. Nonetheless, many are thrilled that the 370Z won't be continued as another version – instead a new Z car is really on the way. Expect a new Z prototype at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

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The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is a half-Japanese half-Italian Godzilla that have been gaining admiration from the public since it was announced in June. Now, people can see the reinterpreted version of the legend in metal when Nissan and Italdesign unveil it at upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed in England on July 12.

So, until the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed opens this week, GT-R fans, enthusiasts and even prospective buyers may settle for video and images released by Nissan and Italdesign. Designed and develop to commemorate the 50th anniversaries of both the Nissan GT-R and Italdesign. The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is still in its prototype form, and the one that will be unveiled at Goodwood could serve as base for an extremely limited run of hand-built production Godzillas.

Italdesign is offering to build customer versions of the GT-R50 prototype, as produced according to the taste and preferences of clients. No more than 50 examples are planned to be built. Each example of this ultra-limited supercar could fetch a price of around EUR900,000 ($1.05 million).

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This car is certainly a Nissan GT-R, judging from a number of design cues typical of the legendary Godzilla of the automotive world. However, it looks distinctly different; it is as if this GT-R was released from its limits. A product of the collaboration between Nissan and Italdesign, the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign is all set to be unveiled in metal in Europe in July 2018.

For now, GT-R fans and enthusiasts could feast on the video and images released by Nissan and Italdesign. This ultra-limited GT-R prototype commemorates the 50th anniversaries of both the Nissan GT-R and Italdesign.

Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan’s senior vice president for global design, remarked that the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign celebrates two big moments that intersect at the same window of time -- 50 years of Italdesign shaping the auto world as well as 50 years of Nissan delivering excitement with the GT-R. He called Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign as a GT-R without limits.

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With the latest Star Wars franchise movie, Solo, coming soon, Japanese automaker Nissan decided to develop an exclusive car that would remind anyone of Han Solo’s iconic ship, the Millennium Falcon.

This all started when Nissan entered a partnership with the Star Wars Franchise some time ago. Since then, Nissan has been fiddling with the Rogue. Remember when the Rogue One movie came out in 2016? What’s cool was the Japanese automaker was quick enough to release a Star Wars inspired version of their Rogue model just as its namesake movie was released. This was how Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition was born. Following that model was the quirky Rogue X Wing Concept, which honestly not everyone was fond of.

This year, Nissan’s latest creation would be the Millennium Falcon-inspired Rogue, which they made just in time for the Solo: A Star Wars Story movie that will make its debut on May 25. The model will even head to the red carpet to join the Hollywood stars. Without a surprise, the same company, Vehicle Effects (which fabricated the other Star Wars inspired Rogues) helped create this one as well.

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Last month, we learned that Nissan filed a patent for the name “Off Roader.” We took this as a strong hint that it won’t be long before they launch a model that will rival the Ford Ranger Raptor. Well apparently, we guessed it right, as Nissan had just launched the Navara Off Roader AT32 at the 2018 Commercial Vehicle Show held in Birmingham, United Kingdom. In fact, the off roader looks like it is heady to go head to head with its American rival as well as other sporty pickup trucks. But there are some things that you should be aware of.

Nissan’s newest Off Roader AT32 was built together with Arctic Trucks, a company based in lceland that specializes in building hardcore 4WD vehicles that can be driven on any terrain. As you can see, the “AT” in the truck’s name comes from the company’s name while “32” is an indication of the performance pickup’s 32-inch tires that are wrapped around the 17-inch alloy rims, which the off road company had also designed. The tires that were installed on the pickup were specially chosen for excellent off- and on-road performance.

The Off Roader AT32 had also been given a custom suspension, which raises its ground clearance to 9.6 inches (24.3 centimeters), there is a noticeable difference considering that the regular Navara only had a ground clearance of 8.8 inches (22.3 centimeters). However, the said model is still 1.5 inches lower compared to the Ford Ranger Raptor.

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Rumours have been going around about Nissan’s next generation Z car, because apparently, the Japanese automaker is planning to build a partnership between Mercedes-Benz to develop this particular model. The new sports coupe will allegedly make its first appearance next year, to celebrate the original 240Z’s 50th anniversary.

According to Response.jp, Nissan has been getting a lot of pressure from the new Toyota Supra that finally made its debut at the recent Geneva Motor Show. This is why Nissan is currently considering unveiling the new Z car at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. Unfortunately, the site only cites some “European agents” as their source for these rumours.

But if these rumours are actually true, Nissan would probably team up with Mercedes Benz so that they could use the latter’s platform to underpin the new Z car. Aside from that, they could also get the German automaker’s 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine. The range topping trim would likely be the 3.0 liter turbocharged V6 similar to what the Inifiniti Q60 is equipped with.

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