In a speech to the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. president and CEO Carlos Ghosn announced the Japanese carmaker's launch timetable for the latest vehicle automation technologies. Following is the transcript of his remarks.
OAK Racing’s Gustavo Yacaman completed a dominant racing weekend by driving his Nissan-powered Morgan prototype to a trifecta of fastest qualifying lap, fastest race lap and, along with co-driver Olivier Pla, a comfortable race win at the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports in Bowmanville, Ontario.
Sir Chris Hoy put his off-track excursion at Goodwood far behind him today with an outstanding performance at Spa in round eight of the 2014 British GT Championship. Along with his Nissan teammate, 2012 GT Academy Europe winner Wolfgang Reip, he took a second place podium finish at one of the world’s toughest race tracks.
After finishing third at Detroit and second at Watkins Glen International in the two most recent TUDOR United SportsCar Championship races, OAK Racing came to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park looking to step up to the top of the victory podium.
Nissan's Canadian sales have consistently outperformed the industry in 2014 – up 28.5 per cent CYTD through June. And though led by the all-new Micra and recently redesigned Altima, Rogue, Sentra and Pathfinder, other models such as LEAF (+86.3%), Versa Note (+14.4%), Frontier (+20.5%) and NV200 (+244.3%) are also showing strong results month after month. This gives the Nissan lineup great momentum heading into the 2015 model year.
What do you get when you combine the world's best-selling zero emission vehicle with innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt? Answer: a very special Nissan LEAF electric vehicle that might just be the "world's cleanest car."
It's an annual favorite of car buffs, industry veterans and kids of all ages, but the four-day Goodwood Festival of Speed is also a chance to reflect on some of the cars of yesterday, today and tomorrow.