Nissan today announced executive changes in the company's North American region (NNA) as it completes a record-setting 2016 fiscal year, the final year of the company's "Power 88" mid-term business plan.
Nissan today was announced as the "Best Environmental Performance Brand" for 2017 by the Automotive Science Group (ASG), a lifecycle data-driven research group founded by environmental policy consultancy Eco-innovations, LLC. ASG's annual study also found Nissan "to embody exceptional environmental integrity along its production and distribution chains, as well as in the Nissan products themselves." In addition to the overall brand award, four Nissan models finished among the top vehicles in their categories in ASG's 2017 Automotive Performance Index (API).
Welcome to "Nissan 2017 – What's New." Replacing the annual "Charting the Changes," this document will be updated monthly, creating a one-stop shop for the most up-to-date Nissan vehicle lineup news. Watch for updates on Nissan vehicles as they become available, and, as always, check in regularly with NissanNews.com for the latest updates on Nissan sales, pricing, motorsports and other activities in the United States and around the world.*
At the recommendation of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn, the Nissan Board of Directors has decided that as of April 1, 2017, Hiroto Saikawa will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ghosn will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and he will seek a renewal of his mandate at the company’s general shareholders meeting in June 2017.
Rebecca Barker Vest, vice president, corporate development and social responsibility, for Nissan North America, Inc., today was named one of the winners of the Nashville Business Journal 2017 Women of Influence Awards. Now in its 11th year, the Women of Influence Awards honor women who are shaping their companies, improving Nashville communities and paving the way for the next generation of influential female leaders.
One of five global brands that joined forces with Lucasfilm Ltd. for the extensive global promotional campaign in support of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," Nissan is bringing an immersive "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"-inspired experience for consumers visiting the Nissan display to the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
Nissan and BMW, two of the top EV manufacturers, have again joined forces – this time with EVgo, the nation's largest public DC Fast charging network – to increase public access to DC Fast charging stations across the U.S., with an additional 174 locations in 33 states now available to all EV owners in those markets, and over 50 more planned to be installed in 2017, supported by the partnership.
Today, I experienced the unusual, thrilling sensation of riding in the driver's seat of an autonomous-drive car as it navigated the streets of Sunnyvale in California's Silicon Valley. The car is an advanced prototype Infiniti Q50 sedan capable of handling complex city driving. It has a special California registration for autonomous drive vehicles, and I had to receive a special state license to operate it hands-free.