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Nissan GT Academy crowns season two winner

Nissan GT Academy crowns season two winner

Nissan and Sony kicked off the second season of GT Academy back in October. Nissan GT Academy North America is a TV series that starts with some the fastest virtual racers on the Sony game Gran Turismo. The season started with 16 of the top drivers and then whittled those down from a huge number of drivers who accepted the GT Academy challenge on the video game.

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2013 Nissan Leaf unveiled in Japan

2013 Nissan Leaf unveiled in Japan

Today, Nissan has unveiled their 2013 model of the Leaf in Japan. The new model features a bevy of minor upgrades, as well as cheaper trim model for the budget-conscience crowd. Nissan says the new 2013 models will be aimed at those who haven't yet taken the plunge of purchasing a Leaf since the car's original launch in 2010.

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First Nissan Juke-R is on its way to a customer

First Nissan Juke-R is on its way to a customer

I have to admit that each time I see a normal Nissan Juke cruising around, I think it's the ugliest vehicle I've ever seen. The first time I saw the Juke-R, I formed a completely different opinion of the car though. This special custom-made version of the little Juke actually looks kind of cool.

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Nissan Motor Co to equip some vehicles with steer-by-wire tech

Nissan Motor Co to equip some vehicles with steer-by-wire tech

Nissan Motor Co has announced that some of its vehicles will be getting new steering technology that does away with traditional mechanical and hydraulic systems. The new steering system will use steer-by-wire technology. The technology will change the direction of the wheels in relation to the steering wheel inside the car using electronics rather than mechanical means.

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Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai plan Nordic fuel-cell splurge

Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai plan Nordic fuel-cell splurge

Honda, Toyota, Nissan, and Hyundai have inked an agreement with various Nordic countries to splay fuel-cell infrastructure - and the cars to take advantage of it - across the region starting from 2014. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a combination public and private companies and organizations in Norway, Iceland, Sweden, and Denmark will see zero-emission vehicles and a hydrogen distribution network set up by 2017, following similar agreements in Europe.

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Daimler and Renault-Nissan duo on eco-gas engine and more

Daimler and Renault-Nissan duo on eco-gas engine and more

Car manufacturers aren't betting the farm on all-electric and hybrid cars; gas engines are still going to be around for a while, and Renault-Nissan and Mercedes-owner Daimler plan to squeeze the very best out of them. A freshly inked collaboration between the firms will see them double up on a new, turbocharged powerplant that - despite using gas not hydrogen fuel-cells or batteries - will deliver "a significant improvement in fuel economy as well as low emissions."

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NYC approves Nissan as exclusive taxi provider

NYC approves Nissan as exclusive taxi provider

Back in April, I mentioned that New York City had received its first Nissan NV200 prototype taxi. The taxis are like small vans and have some nice conveniences like back seat charging ports for mobile phones, and large skylights to allow passengers to look up at buildings. Nissan has received approval to be the exclusive taxi provider for New York City.

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