Formerly marketed under the name Datsun, Nissan Motors, Ltd is a Japanese auto maker with corporate offices in Ginza, Tokyo, though they plan to move to Yokohama, Kanagawa by 2010, and construction of their new headquarters are set to begin this year.
As well as having an alliance with Renault S.A. Of France, Nissan is among the top three Asian rivals of the "big three" automobile manufacturers in the United States. Much like its French cousin, there is global disagreement about the pronunciation of the brand's name, which is "NI-san" in the United States, but "nis-san" elsewhere in the English-speaking world.
For the entire twelve years since the award was created, the Nissan VQ engine, a proprietary V6, has been featured among Ward's 10 Best Engines. A new generation of this engine will premiere on the next generation Infiniti, G35, the future GT-R, and the 2007 Nissan 350Z. As well, the 2007 model-year Altima and SPEC-V Sentra will feature an updated 2.5VQ 4-cylinder engine.
2013 Nissan Murano
For individuals looking for an affordable vehicle that isn't going to break the bank in gas the Nissan Murano should be a good choice. While it certainly has some downsides - and what vehicle doesn't? - overall those who have experienced it seem to be pleased. The 2013 Murano is available in 4 models: the S, SV, SL and LE. The S starts at just $30,450, while the SV and SL are $32,990 and $37,800, respectively. The premier model, the Murano LE, runs for a starting MSRP of $39,640. Nissan created this ride to be available in 8 different color schemes, so consumers will have several options to choose from. Classified as a crossover SUV, the Murano maintains a sleek, rounded design and very modern appearance.
The interior of the cabin is also available in several leather color schemes, including beige and black leather. As with most of Nissan's recent vehicles, the Murano has a push-start ignition button. This means that the key only has to be inside the car for the driver to push a button and ignite the engine. more
2012 Nissan Murano
As far as crossover SUVs go, they donít get much better than the 2012 Nissan Murano. Available to potential car buyers from $29,530 this yearís Murano has a lot to offer and little to disappoint about.
2012 Nissan Leaf
Ranging in price from $27,700 to $35,200, the 2012 Nissan Leaf will save you tons of money, even after purchase. The reason is that this small-size sedan is 100% electrically powered.
2012 Nissan NV
Very few automobile manufacturers can successfully fuse a pickup truck and a van together, but the engineers at Nissan sure seem to have accomplished just that Ė well, everything except stunning looks, but as the saying goes, donít judge a book by its cover.
2012 Nissan GT-R
Available in two models, the Premium and Black Edition, the 2012 Nissan GT-R is going to make a serious dent in your bank account, but comes with the sheer power, performance and smooth ride that youíve come to expect in a top-of-the-line sports car.