Nissan sold its first automobile in the U.S. in 1958, with U.S. manufacturing beginning in June of 1983 as a white Nissan pickup truck rolled off the assembly line. More than 33 years later, Nissan has four U.S. manufacturing facilities capable of producing 1 million vehicles, 1.4 million engines, 1.4 million forgings and 456,000 castings annually.
Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for December 2016 of 152,743 units, an increase of 9.7 percent over the prior year and a December record. For calendar year 2016, Nissan set an all-time record with 1,564,423 total U.S. sales, an increase of 5.4 percent.
In part-one of our two-part series with Brian Cooley, Editor at large at CNET, we looked at the future of autonomous vehicles and the importance of consumer acceptance and trust of the technology. Following, Brian shares his perspectives on the societal impact autonomous driving technology may have on the world around us.
Nissan's prototype engine customer team for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has revealed its driver lineup for the 2017 championship. After two seasons of doing battle in the LM P2 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship, Tequila Patrón ESM returns to the IMSA championship with a Nissan-powered Ligier next year.
Nissan has partnered with Unbox Therapy to unwrap every Star Wars fan's dream ride – the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition. Watch as Unbox Therapy's Lewis Hilsenteger unboxes the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition.
GT Academy mentor Rob Barff has played a key roll in the development of Nissan's GT Academy graduates for many years, but last weekend he had a unique experience: The apprentices were chasing the master.