Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced financial results for the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, as well earnings for the second quarter FY12. For the six-month period to September 30, Nissan achieved consolidated net revenues of 4.5468 trillion yen (US $57.26 billion, euro 45.24 billion), an increase of 4.1% over the same period in FY11.
As teen driving fatalities near a 10-year low in Tennessee, Nissan was today honored with the 2012 Lifesaver Award by the state's Governors Highway Safety Office (GHSO) for its support of teen driving safety initiatives.
Nissan's manufacturing facilities in North America are making major changes to reduce the amount of energy they use. They have committed to reduce their overall energy consumption by 25 percent in ten years. It is a move meant to help the environment.
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.
Surely the most interesting and innovative racing car of the past 30 years, the Nissan DeltaWing recently finish a successful test run at Petit Le Mans. Below is a close look at and test drive of the car from "Chris Harris on Cars." Engineer Ben Bowlby's explanation of how DeltaWing works is compulsory viewing for all racing fans.
The Nissan Global Media Center presents the third edition of The Dashboard, our weekly program on the cars, people, technologies, motorsports, and relationships changing the automotive industry, particularly here in Asia.