In 30 days, Canada's most affordable racing series, the Nissan Micra Cup, will enter its second season starting with its first-ever race in Ontario at Calabogie Motorsports Park. At the wheel of the fun-to-drive and agile Nissan Micras will be 30 drivers who will compete in 16 races through eight weekends.
After a Saturday-best round, which landed Smylie Kaufman in the final pairing at the 2016 Masters, golf's newest sensation told the world in an interview that he lived at home with his parents and drove a 2008 Nissan Murano. Now Nissan is offering to upgrade him to the all-new 2016 Murano.
Today Nissan announced the donation of $250,000 to six local Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to promote science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiatives at each school to inspire and develop talent. To date, Nissan has invested more than $1 million in local HBCUs – half of which supports STEM-specific curriculums.
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.
Nissan and NISMO has doubled its efforts for this year's Nürburgring 24-Hour with two GT-R NISMO GT3 entries set to fight for the win. Reigning Blancpain Endurance Series Champions, Nissan GT Academy Team RJN will be out to improve on its ninth place finish in last year's ADAC Zurich 24-Hour Race, but an additional GT-R will now be on track with newly signed customer team, Zakspeed.
Nissan's College 100 program launched its first "Nissan's Ultimate Access" lacrosse sweepstakes (#NissanUltimateAccess) across 32 U.S. colleges and universities. This sweepstakes, which runs through April 30, gives lacrosse super-fans a chance to meet Nissan's lacrosse ambassador, and lacrosse legend, Casey Powell, and win four tickets to the NCAA Lacrosse Championships in Philadelphia Memorial Day weekend.
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.
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced that sales for fiscal year 2015 set an all-time record of 2,009,119, passing the two-million sales mark for the first time in company history. Each of NNA's three sales regions – the United States, Canada and Mexico – also set individual volume records for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.