Beginning this month, the city of Rio de Janeiro enters the zero-emission mobility era with the launch of the electric taxi program, a partnership between the Rio de Janeiro City Government, NBA and Petrobras Distribuidora.
About 70 taxi drivers in México have been driving fully electric Nissan LEAFs for more than a year now as part of a pilot program launched in 2011. The objective is to showcase the car's technology while building experience and evidence of the Nissan LEAF potential under various driving conditions in México.
After announcing a sales record in 2012 with 100,000 units sold and becoming Brazil’s top growing brand, Nissan do Brasil has kicked the year off on track. With 7,453 units sold in January, Nissan has 2.5% market share. The pickup Frontier and the compact sedan Versa were the highlights of the month.
Nissan do Brasil reached a new milestone in 2012. In addition to being the top growing automaker for the third consecutive year, Nissan do Brasil has for the first time exceeded 100,000 units sold in the domestic market. These are considerable results for Nissan, taking into account the issues faced by the brand due to vehicle shortages at dealerships.
Nissan do Brasil is announcing a record of 100,000 units sold in one year. The previous record was set in 2011 when it sold 67,280 units while also recording the largest increase in sales. With six days left until the end of the year, NBA has already benefited from an increase of 49% compared to the previous year.
Nissan announced today that effective January 1, 2013, Jose Roman will be named director of Nissan Latin America & the Caribbean (NLAC). He will report directly to Jose Muñoz, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for the Latin American region and Customer Quality and Dealer Network Development for Nissan Americas.
Nissan is strengthening its presence in Brazil where it aims to achieve 5 percent market share by 2016. The company is building a new manufacturing plant in Rio de Janeiro that is scheduled to start operation in 2014. And, the company made big news at the Sao Paulo motor show, the largest show in South America, with a new concept car designed specifically for the Brazilian market, the Nissan Extrem.