CAR CARE NEWS :: OCTOBER 2018

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Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission now on sale in China

HAINANA, China – On September 25, the 2018 Brand Night of Sylphy & Sylphy Zero Emission Launch event took place in Hainan, the first Chinese province committed to having only new energy vehicles (NEV) on its roads by 2030. Some 670 government representatives, company executives, dealers, car owners and media attended the event, which marked the beginning of sales of the Sylphy Zero Emission EV in China."Yesterday was the Moon Festival, which means family reunion in China," said Airton Cousseau, managing director of DFN.

NISMO ready for Autopolis Super GT race

HITA CITY, Japan – Nissan heads to Japan's southernmost circuit for the next round of the Super GT championship next weekend at Autopolis.Former GT Academy winner Jann Mardenborough and Japanese teammate Daiki Sasaki will be looking for another good result after dominant performances in the past two rounds.

Nissan’s Formula E journey begins in Valencia

VALENCIA, Spain – Nissan's Formula E journey begins tomorrow at Valencia in Spain when Sebastien Buemi and Alex Albon turn their first laps at the ABB FIA Formula E pre-season test.The championship begins its fifth season with the "Gen2" Formula E car; the chassis, battery, powerplant and aerodynamics are all new.

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign comes to Nissan Crossing

 YOKOHAMA, Japan – The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, the ultimate expression of the Nissan GT-R supercar, will be on display for a limited time at Nissan Crossing in Tokyo's Ginza district starting today.The prototype model combines the GT-R's legendary performance with bespoke Italian craftsmanship.

Team Wild Grace begins 2018 Rebelle Rally

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Sedona Blinson and Leah Heffelfinger have begun competing in the 2018 Rebelle Rally, a 10-day off-road adventure with eight days of competition in California. The event concludes Oct.

Nissan to make official on-track Formula E debut

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan will make its official on-track debut and begin a new brand partnership with Royal Dutch Shell PLC when the ABB FIA Formula E championship stages its preseason test next week.The Nissan e.dams team will conduct three days of testing at Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain, alongside the other 10 teams competing in the upcoming season of the all-electric racing championship.As the first Japanese company to enter Formula E, Nissan will draw on its track record of selling more than 365,000 Nissan LEAF vehicles since introducing the model in 2010.

Nissan Dream Classroom unveils ‘Intelligent Drive’ course in Yunnan

YUNNAN PROVINCE, China – Nissan Dream Classroom has opened at No.3 Primary School of Ludian County in Yunnan Province in China. The opening marks the 89th school where Nissan Dream Classroom curriculums are offered in the area. There will be 37,000 primary schools students attending the program.Established in 2013, Nissan Dream Classroom was developed by Nissan (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (NCIC) to support Nissan's existing social responsibility efforts.

Alliance Ventures invests in Data Ecosystem for shared transport services

Alliance Ventures, the corporate venture capital fund of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, the world’s largest automotive group by unit sales, today announced that it led a $5 million Series A investment in Coord, the US mobility data platform.The latest investment by Alliance Ventures is also supported by additional funding from Trucks, Urban.Us, DB Ventures and Joshua Schachter. They join Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, a previous investor in Coord.“We are pleased to be adding Coord to our investment portfolio,” said Francois Dossa, Alliance Global Vice President, Ventures and Open Innovation.

Nissan Qashqai named 'Best British Built Car'

Embed this cinemagraph on your website LONDON – The category-defining Nissan Qashqai – the best-selling crossover in the UK – has been named Best British Built Car at the inaugural News UK Motor Awards 2018.The Nissan Qashqai was honored in recognition of the model's significant contribution to the success of the British car industry since its introduction in 2007."The Qashqai is the original crossover, inventing the segment as we know it, and is the most successful model in Europe in Nissan's history," said Alex Smith, managing director, Nissan Motor GB.

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