The new 2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO today made its world debut at the famous Nürburgring race course, known as one of the longest and most challenging race tracks in the world. This is also the place where the Nissan GT-R's potent performance was honed, tuned and developed.
Making its global debut at the New York International Auto Show this past March, the 2017 Nissan GT-R has been updated with an exciting new look both inside and out, as well as major driving performance enhancements in key areas, including a significantly reinforced chassis and more power from its twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter 24-valve V-6.
The Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo was on display at the Copper Box in Olympic Park, London, during the launch of a new game, Grand Turismo Sport. Displayed alongside seven other full-size concept cars, the largest ever gathering of GT concept vision cars in one place, the vehicle provides a visualization of what a high performance Nissan could look like in the future.
Recently, the 2016 Nissan Murano was named "Activity Vehicle of Texas" by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) during its annual Texas Auto Roundup, a two-day drive and evaluation of 53 vehicles in 17 different vehicle categories. Journalists from 11 states participated in this year's program, which was based at the Texas Motor Speedway. Along with the recently redesigned Murano, the new Nissan Altima and Maxima sedans were judged highly, taking runner-up spots in the mid-size and full-size car categories respectively.
WardsAuto today named the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima as one of its "10 Best Interiors" for 2016. The Maxima features a bold new exterior design and a premium-crafted interior anchored by a command central fighter jet-inspired driver's cockpit that rivals luxury vehicles.
Nissan has set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the fastest ever drift. The record was broken with a speed of 304.96 km/hr and 30 degrees angle using a specially-tuned MY16 Nissan GT-R. Masato Kawabata, the Japanese drift champion and title holder for the Japanese drifting series, clinched the top spot from former record holder Jakub Przygoński of Poland. The record was set during a special event that took place at Fujairah International Airport, UAE.
Today the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) upgraded the 2016 Nissan Sentra to its highest rating of "Top Safety Pick Plus" when equipped with optional Forward Emergency Braking technology. The Sentra had previously held the agency's Top Safety Pick designation prior to IIHS confirmation of the required front crash prevention technology performance.