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Last summer, Nissan announced that the hybrid version of its popular Altima sedan would be discontinued. Created to help the carmaker meet emissions requirements in select U.S. states, the Altima licensed Toyota’s hybrid drivetrain and battery technologies but was never pushed to compete with the leading hybrid models. The Altima hybrid was only ever available […]

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Last week, Nissan announced that it was dropping the Altima Hybrid model from its 2012 lineup. The the car licensed Toyota’s hybrid drivetrain and battery technology to help Nissan meet emissions requirements in the nine U.S. states, but was never available to customers outside of those states. Critics enjoyed the added performance punch that the […]

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Nissan has announced that it will stop selling its Altima Hybrid after the 2011 model year. The car served as Nissan’s first and only hybrid since its release in 2007, but has only ever been available in the nine states that follow the California Air Resources Board’s tailpipe emissions regimen: California, Oregon, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, […]

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Nissan is the most fuel efficient full-line automaker in the United States. This according to the 2014 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Trends” Report. Nissan’s fleet-wide fuel economy rating of 26.2 combined mpg was highest among all full-line automakers in the annual report, which is the authoritative reference on new light-duty vehicle carbon dioxide emissions, fuel […]

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Some automotive enthusiasts dislike CVT transmissions for their lack of gear-change sound, and others less well initiated may even think the CVT’s sound indicates it is malfunctioning. To overcome these issues, Nissan said from its Tennessee headquarters that it is increasing applications for its D-Step CVT (continuosly variable transmission) which simulates the sound of gear […]

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Nissan hopes to electrify this weekend’s Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, South Australia with the on-track appearance of its all-electric racing car, the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC. Nissan said its LEAF NISMO RC is one of the most innovative racing cars in the world with its all-electric powertrain. The zero-emission, purpose-built racing machine is powered by […]

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Nissan reported June Canadian sales of 8,889 units, a decrease of 10 percent from last year. The Nissan division sales totaled 8,196 deliveries, down 10.1 percent, while Infiniti deliveries totaled 693 units, a decrease of 8.3 percent over 2012. Sales of the new Sentra compact shined in June with 1,721 units sold, an increase of […]

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has added the Nissan Leaf to the list of cars with its prized “Top Safety Pick” designation for 2013. Nissan’s all-electric car aced the independent organization’s tests with its highest rating of “Good” in front, side, rollover and rear crash tests. “The IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick’ recognition speaks […]

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With its adjacent battery manufacturing and assembly plants now operational in Smyrna, Tenn., Nissan has established a state-of-the-art manufacturing process in the U.S. The electric car, launched in December 2010, had its best sales month in March this year with 2,236 units sold and Nissan is set up to produce as many as 150,000 per […]

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The Auto Shanghai 2013 auto show is a couple of weeks away and Nissan looks forward to the global unveiling of its new concept car, named Friend-ME. To be unveiled on April 20, the Friend-ME concept is, according to Nissan, designed for the vibrant, young generation in China, one of most exciting segments in the […]

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