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Top 10 Nissan Stories from 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, we suspicion it would be good to have a demeanour behind during some of a biggest, brightest moments from Nissan in 2011. Following are some of a favorite moments, in no sold order.
1- Nissan Rebuilds, Perseveres
The Mar disaster in Japan was like nothing other. The eventuality claimed over 24,000 lives and threated a reserve and livelihoods of millions of people in Japan. Today, Nissan factories and dealerships are behind on-line by a strenuous group response to a crisis. While a impact of that day in Mar will be felt for years, Nissan can demeanour behind on a staff’s drastic response to a biggest healthy disaster in Japanese story and know a people stood tall.
2- Nissan LEAF Named World Car of a Year
At a New York International Auto Show, a 100-percent electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF was named 2011 World Car of a Year, circumference out a BMW 5-Series and a Audi A8 for a tip spot. The endowment was a latest in a fibre of accolades for a world’s initial affordable mass-market, all-electric automobile for a tellurian market, that was also named European Car of a Year.
3- “Gas-Powered Everything” Ad Campaign Wins
A array of Nissan LEAF commercials patrician “Gas Powered Everything” is on AdWeek’s list of 10 Best Commercials for 2011.
4- Nissan LEAF Turns One
As a Nissan LEAF™ incited one-year old, electricity had a celebration. In a special blurb combined for a occasion, we tour in and out of a home to all opposite forms of electrical sockets singing divided to wish a initial and usually mass constructed electric automobile a really happy initial birthday.
5- Power 88 Outlines Nissan’s Growth Plans
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., announced a wide-ranging, six-year business devise that will accelerate a company’s expansion opposite new markets and segments. “Nissan Power 88 is a roadmap for a company’s essential growth,” pronounced Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn. “We will accelerate a growth, bringing some-more creation and fad to a products and services as good as cleaner, some-more affordable cars for everybody around a world, in line with a appetite and environmental hurdles of a 21st century.”
6- Nissan NV200 Taxi Named Taxi of Tomorrow
New York is “hailing” a new epoch of civic mobility, as a city with a nation’s largest cab swift comparison Nissan to pattern and supply a next-generation “Taxi of Tomorrow.” The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) comparison a Nissan NV200 as a disdainful cab of New York City commencement in late 2013. The endowment comes after a severe preference routine that occurred over some-more than dual years.
7- GT-R Wins Worlds Biggest Drag Race
Eleven of a world’s many fascinating cars lined adult side-by-side. Legendary marques and iconic nameplates – Porsche 911, Corvette Z06, Ford Mustang Boss 302, Ferrari 458 Italia and Audi R8 GT, to name only a few – fabricated by a editors of Motor Trend for an informal, bragging rights-only drag competition as a sidebar to a 2011 Best Driver’s Car award, announced on motortrend.com today, and cover story for a Nov emanate of Motor Trend magazine. Eleven cars, one shot, one winner: a mythological Nissan GT-R.
8- ESFLOW Debuts in Geneva
It looks like a sports car, handles like a sports automobile and performs like one too. But ESFLOW is opposite than each other sports automobile nonetheless built: It’s electric. Using record pioneered in a award-winning Nissan LEAF, a EV judgment shows that pushing can still be as many fun tomorrow as it is today.
9- LA is not Just for Movie Stars
Nissan presented universe debuts of 3 thespian new vehicles during a press discussion during a Los Angeles Auto Show – a 2011 Nissan Quest Minivan, a 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and a Nissan Ellure Concept. “Innovation is Nissan’s core faith and it has driven us to emanate some of a many iconic cars on a road,” pronounced Carlos Tavares.
10- Record Sales, and 2012 Looks Very Bright
In December, 2011, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) reported record Nov U.S. sales of 85,182 units contra 71,366 units a year earlier, an boost of 19.4 percent. Nissan Division sales also set a new Nov record, augmenting 21.5 percent for a month to 76,754 units. “Strong gains opposite a lineup extended Nissan’s record-breaking Oct into a best-ever November,” pronounced Al Castignetti, clamp boss and ubiquitous manager, Nissan Sales. “We design to finish 2011 on a high note with vehicles like Altima, Versa, Sentra and Rogue heading Nissan to a clever tighten in Dec and into an even improved 2012.”