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Nissan e-NV200 VIP Concept

Nissan e-NV200 Combi Heading Towards Hannover Motor Show

A luxury version of Nissan’s electric e-NV200 Combi MPV will debut at Hannover Motor Show 

Nissan has unveiled a luxury MPV as people carrier van, based on the NV200 commercial vehicle. The all new e-NV200 will make its first public appearance at Hannover commercial vehicle show. The all new e-NV200 van has an all-electric powertrain borrowed from the Nissan Leaf. It has a luxurious interior and five passenger seats. It is going to make its first public appearance as an all-electric VIP concept with the NV400 line-up.

Nissan e-NV200 VIP Rear

Nissan e-NV200 VIP Rear

The all new e-NV200 is painted in two tones and both are striking and beautiful. It is an attempt to make a different outlook with a Focus on luxury and refinement which is an awkward approach for a people carrier even it is an all-electric version.

The all new e-NV200 electric Combi van has a white and blue leather interior with two Club Class rear chairs instead of a bench. These seats are very well built and feature arm and leg-rests as an attempt to build a luxurious interior for passengers. The interior has a 670mm legroom which is almost similar to the Rolls Royce. A 21.5 inch multimedia screen is fitted in the rear cabin that can be connected to the multimedia devices like mobile phones.

Nissan e-NV200 VIP Interior

Nissan e-NV200 VIP Interior

Centre console hoses the controls of the screen, LED roof lightning and the drink fridge, all these exclusive features make the taxi more luxury and ideal for executive class.

The Smart-View rear mirror technology is also introduced in the e-NV200. The smart Rear-View mirror technology is based on a LCD screen and rear camera to display the images at very high resolution and the smart camera is mounted on the back of the e-NV200. It is capable of traveling 106 miles from a single charging cycle and has a smart rapid-charge system that takes only 30 minutes to charge 80% battery.

Several Nissan models are experiencing airbag sensor problems

Nissan is recalling almost one million cars to fix the faulty sensors

After recall notices for several models of Toyota, Volkswagen, GM motors and BMW, now Nissan is issuing a recall notice for its several models including Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentra on an airbag sensor problem, reported in United State.

Nissan-Recall

Nissan-Recall

Airbag sensors are experiencing airbag deploying issues and sometimes unable to deploy passenger airbags in the case of a crash. This issue was filed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration last week.

In order to overcome this serious issue and apply a fix, Nissan is recalling over 1 million cars worldwide and just under a million units from U.S only. Nissan said that the recall notice will include 2013-2014 Nissan Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and Sentara. There are several luxury models included in the list and these are 2013 NV200 and Infiniti JX35 along with QX60 and Q50.

High engine vibrations while idling and unnatural seating posture are responsible for this problem, said Nissan. These common problems are confusing the sensor and cause sensor shut-off that disable the passenger airbags. The occupant-detection sensor in the front seat processes pressure and deactivates the airbag in case the seat is empty or a child is up front. The recall increases and redirects the airbag sensors evoke filed in February 2013 for 82,038 Nissan models apart from the NV200.

Nissan-Air-Bag-system

Nissan-Air-Bag-system

In June 2013, Nissan said it still received warranty claims for defective airbag sensors and thought that the hitches were due to awkward sitting arrangements of people where they try to sit in outlandish poses. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration afterwards warned Nissan for airbag complaints, and after more exploration the automaker found in a minimum of seven cases where the passenger airbag fails to deploy because the sensor traced the seat as vacant. Nissan bought back four out of those seven vehicles from owners and by February a software update is announced to the airbag sensor for all cars.

Nissan will reprogram the airbag sensor from mid April to enhanced sense idle vibrations and various other seating positions. If you own one of the recalled models of Nissan, you must contact your local dealership for details.

2014 Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano gets Hybrid Power and set for UK by 2015

New Nissan Murano will be an exclusive addition to SUV range of Nissan and is coming to UK with Hybrid power

Nissan has introduced another Hybrid powered SUV at New York International Auto Show this year and Nissan boss Andy Palmer told the media that new SUV is likely to come to Europe with hybrid power. This new SUV will lead the race in Nissan models and sitting above the SUV range of Nissan that includes Qashqai, Juke, and X-Trail. It would likely be available for sale in 2015 and prices are expected at £35000. Nissan believes that the new Hybrid power SUV would be an important model for the UK and Europe markets as it is powered by hi-Tec technologies and features with superior quality engines.

Nissan-Murano-Dash-2014

Nissan-Murano-Dash-2014

Along with all Hybrid models, there is a strong expectation for a new diesel model and it is likely to be offered with new twin turbo 1.6 Litre engine from Renault. It is a 1.6 Litre twin turbo dci engine that can produce 158bhp of power and 380nm of torque while it will be combined with a light weight body and very competitive fuel economy with controlled CO2 emissions.

2013 Resonance Concept Car was the first platform where this new concept was unveiled first and according to the Nissan’s boss; it shows an entirely new design direction for Nissan. The all new Murano has acquired some features from its predecessors and fellows such as LED lights and bonnet design from Qashqai and grille from Juke.

Mississippi production facility will host the production of this new model and to be exported to over hundred markets across the globe. Although Nissan has not officially confirmed its introduction to the Europe but we hope to see it at Nissan selling locations across the Europe some time in 2015.

2016 Nissan GT-R Hybrid is Making its Debut at New York Motor Show

Hybrid HyperCar is becoming a trend these days and Hybrid enthusiasts are seeing Nissan in the action in this field and they have confirmed that the 2016 Nissan GT-R Hybrid will make its public debut at the New York Auto show and it will have 800 horsepower collectively from engine and Hybrid powertrain.

GT-R

GT-R

The 2016 Nissan GT-R Hybrid is likely to rival new Acura NSX, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder. “The GT-R has always been the idea of reasonable value for your money but with utmost performance, always beating its far-more expensive rivals,” said Taro Tsujimoto, Director of Applied Technology, Supercars under Nismo, “If a fancy Honda can be deliberate by some to be a HyperCar, why not make the decisive high-performance car possible?” The 3.8 litre twin-turbo V-6 is mated to an electric motor and a seven speed dual-clutch gearbox. Two electric motors are fitted directly in the front wheels that can autonomously vector the torque. Nissan says the system is capable of generating a combined output of around 800 hp and 847 lb-ft of torque.

GTR 3.8 litre v8 engine

GTR 3.8 litre v8 engine

GT-R Hybrid is still subjected to some fundamental changes. measures in order to decrease the weight are everywhere, and no feature was too-small to ignore: the engine air filter has been swapped, the navigation screen is now blanked, the glove box is now made of injection-moulded thermoplastic olefin, and the tire pressure labels have been adjusted by a half-an-inch to lower the centre of gravity of the new GT-R. The GT-R Hybrid will speed up form 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, but engaging Ultra Attack Mode makes it even faster. The new 2016 Nissan GT-R Hybrid will convey supreme enthusiasm on the road, both for its driver and those who ensue to grasp a peep of one on the road.

Nissan Qashqai takes Family Ride Concept to an Entirely New Level.

If you ride the new Nissan Qashqai, the only word flashes into the mind is ‘Outstanding’. Restful drive gets a new sense when it comes to terrifically built – yet very reasonably priced – Nissan Qashqai.

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai

The engine line-up for Qashqai comprises a series of diesel and petrol versions. This crossover comes with 4×4 drive option for a wonderful grip and appropriate for hauling around horse boxes and caravans. Reliability of Nissan products is clearly evident as Nissan Qashqai engine problems are rarely recorded.

The 1.5-litre dCi Nissan Qashqai engine returns a combined economy of 57.6 mpg. Some of the petrol models used a 2.0-litre engine. Interior is built with supreme quality materials in such a way that makes you a die-hard lover at the very first look and the upholstery is so fine that stepping out of it seems almost impossible.

Nissan Qashqai Roomy interior

Nissan Qashqai Roomy interior

The cabin on the other hand, has an adequate room to accommodate the whole family without any constraints. Seats are designed so well and a large suspension makes getting in and out hustled free. Wind and road noise suppressed to fairly low level. The boot area is handsomely capacious than of its rivals and offers a gigantic 410 Litre cargo space. It definitely will not be amplification if you call Nissan Qashqai the best value for your precious money.

Nissan will launch a new Saloon Concept at Auto China 2014 Show

The motor show will feature a brand new, market-specific saloon from Nissan as the flagship sold Nissan Teanathere, the Teana, celebrates its tenth birthday. Nissan plans to premier a new showcase saloon concept that symbolises its Chinese market-specific as well as global design strategy at the upcoming Auto China 2014 show.

The 13th year of the show in Beijing also marks the tenth anniversary of the flagship Nissan Teana, the company’s top vehicle in China. A special edition of the Teana will be on display during the show along with the all-new X-Trail and a new NV200 Xtronic transmission, expected to sell well in China. The saloon concept, though, will be the real star of the show and the one we’ll be watching most closely as it is likely to show Nissan’s plans for Asian and possibly North American design language going forward.

Nissan says: “Subsequent to Friend-ME in 2013, this concept car will be the second time for Nissan Design China (NDC), Nissan’s newest global design center located in Beijing, to realize a concept car design in collaboration with the Nissan Global Design Center (NGDC) under the leadership and direction of Nissan Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura.” This would make more sense as Nissan needs a new, competitive seller in China to continue gaining ground in the world’s fastest-growing automotive market.