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Nissan unveils ZEOD RC electric race car prototype for 2014 Le Mans 24 Hour

Nissan unveils ZEOD RC electric race car prototype for 2014 Le Mans 24 Hour

Nissan has unveiled the prototype for its ZEOD RC electric racing car, which is the working-stage variety of the finished product that will be raced in the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hour. The project is being led by Ben Bowlby, Nissan's Director of Motorsports, and is being directed with input by engineers located in the US, Europe, and Japan.

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Nissan Leaf battery replacement program slated for 2014

Nissan Leaf battery replacement program slated for 2014

Nissan has announced a battery replacement program for its Leaf electric vehicle. Under the program, which starts next year, consumers will be able to have the battery pack in their vehicle swapped out for a new pack. This is in addition to the battery's warranty that comes with the vehicle, giving owners an extra option if needed.

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Renault-Nissan modular car chunks could see 40% savings

Renault-Nissan modular car chunks could see 40% savings

Renault and Nissan have shown off the common car concept which the two companies expect to save up to 40-percent of new model developments, by reusing key chunks of engine, underbody, and electronic tech. The Renault-Nissan Common Module Family (CMF) consists of five key segments which, once initially developed, can be adopted across anything from compact cars to big luxury sedans, with new modules planed for SUVs, minivans, and more.

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2013 Nissan Leaf selected as IIHS Top Safety Pick

2013 Nissan Leaf selected as IIHS Top Safety Pick

Nissan's 2013 Leaf has received a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which gave the rating after retesting the vehicle due to changes the manufacturer made. The IIHS has also previously bestowed the Leaf with a Top Safety title, having done so with both its 2011 and 2012 models.

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Nissan reveals 2014 GT-R Track Edition pricing

Nissan reveals 2014 GT-R Track Edition pricing

Back on February 8, we reported that Nissan had unveiled the 2014 GT-R Track Edition, a limited-production racer that, at the time, was without a price tag. Fast forward a couple months and Nissan has announced the pricing for the GT-R Track Edition, which is set at $115,710, making it an option only for racing enthusiasts with deep pockets.

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2013 Nissan Altima recalled due to potential spare tire issue

2013 Nissan Altima recalled due to potential spare tire issue

Nissan has issued another recall for its 2013 Nissan Altima sedan due to a potential issue regarding the Altima's spare tire. The company filed a document with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, stating that 123,308 of its 2013 Nissan Altima's potentially have spare tires that are significantly over-inflated or under-flated. Nissan says that Altimas built between March 21, 2012 and March 26, 2013 are potentially affected.

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Six electric taxis hit the streets of New York

Six electric taxis hit the streets of New York

Nissan and New York have conspired together to bring 6 new electric taxis to the city today. The Nissan Leaf is the model for these taxis and it's repainted to look right for the job. Nissan and New York worked together to launch these new electric taxis today in celebration of Earth Day. These taxis will test out the waters of New York to see if electric cars are equipped to take on the taxi world.

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Nissan recalls around 20,000 SUVs due to faulty brakes

Nissan recalls around 20,000 SUVs due to faulty brakes

Nissan has issued a recall for around 20,000 of its Pathfinder and Infiniti JX vehicles due to faulty breaks. The front brakes of the vehicles can potentially fail while driving, reducing the braking power of the vehicles. It's recalling the 2013 models of the Pathfinder and Infinite JX vehicles in order to repair the problems. Thankfully, Nissan says that there have been no reports of crashes or injuries yet.

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Toyota, Honda, Nissan all involved in major recalls over airbag faults

Toyota, Honda, Nissan all involved in major recalls over airbag faults

Some of the top automakers in Japan have been embroiled in the middle of major recalls having to do with the airbags in some of the vehicles they produced. Honda, Nissan, and Toyota have all recently issued recalls due to an airbag fault that could lead to improperly inflating airbags in the event of an accident. All three automakers use components for airbags produced by a Japanese manufacturer called Takata Corp.

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Nissan to launch electric-hybrid Pathfinder SUV this summer

Nissan to launch electric-hybrid Pathfinder SUV this summer

Nissan has announced plans to roll out a gas-electric hybrid version of its popular Pathfinder SUV this summer, a change that will bring with it a slight increase in both price and gas mileage. Neither a specific release date nor price were given, but word has it the SUV will cost about $3,000 more than the current non-hybrid Pathfinder, which has a starting price of $41,000, and goes up from there to nearly $50k.

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Nissan and Infiniti recall five 2013 models

Nissan and Infiniti recall five 2013 models

While recalls aren't an unfamiliar subject to automotive manufacturers, it's a tad more of an issue when a recall rolls out for hot-off-the-machines models, which is the case Nissan and its luxury division Infiniti. The manufacturer has recalled five of its 2013 models due to a safety issue, according to the NHTSA.

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Nissan Note will be the first car to use Safety Shield technology

Nissan Note will be the first car to use Safety Shield technology

Nissan has announced a new small car that's packed with some interesting technology. The small car is called the Nissan Note and will be the first car model to launch using Nissan's new Safety Shield technology. Safety Shield technology uses Nissans Around View Monitor system to enhance the drivers field of vision.

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