Posts Tagged ‘NIssan’

Lexus is not only on top in Consumer Reports’ 2013 Car Brand Report Cards, it also achieved a 100-percent recommendation across all its vehicles that were tested.

The luxury vehicles earned the brand a score of 79, with Consumer Reports having looked at Lexus models specifically instead of looking at all Toyota brands and giving a combined score. It did this across the board, with Subaru and Mazda coming in at second and third place. Read the rest of this entry

Nissan and Renault formed an alliance called the Renault-Nissan Alliance and opened a US research center in 2011. The two automakers have now announced that they have expanded their presence in Silicon Valley with the opening of a new advanced research center. The automakers say that initially the new research center will focus on autonomous driving and connected cars. Read the rest of this entry

Nissan said it’s planning to launch an automatic version of its flagship hatchback ‘Micra’ and mid-sedan ‘Sunny’ soon in India.

Toshiyuki Shiga, company’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “For financial year 2013, we will introduce a CVT variant which is a very fuel efficient engine for Micra.”

 To a query on when they planned to introduce the new variants, Toru Hasegawa, company’s Corporate Vice President, said: “Very soon..Very soon.” Read the rest of this entry

Ford, Mercedes, and Renault-Nissan announced on Jan. 28 they would produce fuel cell vehicles in 2017.

The three companies have been working on the technology, and some have demonstrated prototype vehicles. Mercedes-Benz has been testing multiple generations of their F-Cell fuel cell vehicle.

The Toyota-BMW agreement covers the united development of a fuel cell stack, hydrogen tank, and electric motor for a car. They will also work on new lithium-air battery technology, aiming to increase the energy density of electric vehicle batteries. Read the rest of this entry

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