Category: Nissan

There are different types of concept cars; cars that you will never see on the road and production concept cars, cars that are close to production. The cars below are this year’s concept cars shown throughout the year at different auto shows. Audi Prologue – Headlights that shine as though infused with an illuminating youthful [...]

Ken Lee, Nissan Senior Creative Manager, is the lead creative and technical design manager for the 2015 Nissan Murano. Lee talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the 2015 Nissan Murano as a group project. Lee’s family traveled the world when he was a young boy. He credits the love of the [...]

Hiroshi Tamura, Nissan’s chief product specialist for Nismo, the GT-R and Z talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about producing a 370Z NISMO Roadster like the concept that was unveiled at the Chicago auto show. Tamura knows that it is important to create the halo of performance inside the 370Z but also [...]

Ngagne Ndiaye, Bosch North America electrical engineer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about a new technology that Nissan and Bosch collaborated on and installed on the 2015 Nissan Murano. What is Predictive forward collision warning? Ndiaye shows us a video Bosch made at their Flat Rock, MI proving grounds. Nissan, according [...]

Adam O’Shaughnessy, Nissan Motor, Senior Manager Product Planning, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder and 2014 Nissan Pathfinder hybrid. The new 2014 Pathfinder hybrid is a supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor paired to a compact Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery which is fitted under the 3rd [...]

Front and center at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show was the Frontier Diesel Runner Powered by the 2.8-liter Cummins turbo diesel that could make 200 horsepower and more than 350 lb-ft of torque controlled by a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Nissan says the Frontier diesel is based on a Frontier Desert Runner 4×2 model and [...]

Peter Bedrosian, Product Planning Manager for Nissan Commercial Vehicle, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 Chicago auto show about the design by Nissan of the taxi. Bedrosian says it is the first time a car company has designed a vehicle as a turn-key taxi with an integrated partition. Lots of room [...]

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President of Nissan’s creative design team at the 2014 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) What does Nakamura think about when he starts to design a car, what does he draw upon for each design? Nakamura is the chief designer for Infiniti [...]

The front doors to 214 Lafayette St in the village are funky pieces of plywood painted black with silver hinges holding them in place. Go past those doors and you are in a 13,000 square foot 5-story house requit with an indoor pool full of nubiles swimming in synchronization. A Nissan GT-R sits in the [...]

President of Infiniti Motors, Johan de Nysschen

Johan de Nysschen is the global boss of Infiniti, based in Hong Kong. de Nysschen talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the change in structure, innovation and future technology inside Infiniti’s concept cars. Nissan’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn, hired de Nysschen, primarily because of his success as Audi’s U.S. boss. de Nysschen, [...]