Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn made news yesterday at the North American International Auto Show with predictions of self-driving cars by 2020 and comments on revving up the EV market. Pure zero-emission vehicles are still something the CEO is bullish on, despite some growing commentary that electric vehicles are over due to lack of infrastructure, reliability and cost.
Nissan has an all-new auto show property that can be experienced through sight, smell, sound and touch. It is on display for the first time ever at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Nissan today presented two important all-new vehicles during a press conference at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The 2014 Nissan Versa Note, which made its North American debut, is the second generation of the popular Versa hatchback. It is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide this summer.
With its boldly futuristic aerodynamic styling and fuel-efficient hybrid-electric powertrain, the Nissan Resonance concept proposes an all-new dynamic and edgy design that once again leads the trend for the crossover category. The global concept makes its world debut today at the 2013 North American International Auto Show.
The Nissan Versa lineup, which has been the longtime sales and share leader in the competitive United States entry-level segment, gets a dramatic new look with the launch of the all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note.
Today, Nissan announced it achieved a record market share over the January-December 2012 period of 3.9%, up 0.1% from 2011's figure. The market share growth came from 665,756 units sold in 2012 in an overall European car market that shrunk versus last year, when Nissan sold 683,813 units. Sales for the month of December totaled 51,405 units.
Nissan has announced that U.S. pricing for the new 2013 Nissan LEAF will start at an MSRP of $28,800 for the newly-added S grade, making it the lowest priced five-passenger electric vehicle sold in the United States.