Nissan Motorsport has stepped out in style at the team's launch in Melbourne, Australia Tuesday. The factory outfit unveiled its Nissan Altima V8 Supercars in 2013 race colors and driver line-up at the Melbourne Showgrounds, the latest chapter in Nissan's long-awaited return to Australian touring car racing.
Nissan today announced it held onto its market share of 3.9% in January 2013 with solid monthly and fiscal year-to-date sales in some of Nissan's major European markets. This contributed to the 47,449 units sold during the month versus 55,098 units sold in January 2012.
At the Chicago Auto Show earlier today, MotorWeek announced the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder as the winner of the "Best Large Utility" category in its annual 2013 Drivers' Choice Awards. The newly-redesigned Pathfinder was recognized for its shift to increased comfort and luxury compared to past models.
Performance is the theme at Nissan's display for the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. NISMO, Nissan's performance arm, will be center stage with the U.S. debuts of the new 2013 JUKE NISMO – the complete performance makeover of the popular JUKE crossover – and the 2014 370Z NISMO. The two NISMO models are part of an expansion of the NISMO brand worldwide.
The new Nissan GT-R Track Edition, which makes its U.S. debut at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, is the third and most exclusive model in the 2014 GT-R lineup. Designed to take Nissan's legendary 545-horsepower street supercar even closer to a pure motorsports competition machine, it features a specially tuned suspension, special brake cooling guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts and a lightweight quilted cloth mat where the rear seats usually reside.
In conjunction with the U.S. debut of the new 2013 Nissan JUKE NISMO – and the ongoing expansion of the NISMO brand worldwide – Nissan is giving attendees at the Chicago Auto Show a preview of the 2014 370Z NISMO. Set to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide this summer, the 370Z NISMO follows the new NISMO design theme with distinctive new exterior and interior accents.