Jul 15, 2010
Nissan has plans to introduce 10 new products globally in 2011, including the following:
The 2011 Rogue has been updated and improved for the new year. Some of the improvements include an exterior that has been redone, upgrades on the interior, and improved fuel economy. The changes to the exterior include chrome door molding and accents, new front and rear spoilers, new front grille, and other chrome details. The interior changes include a power driver’s seat with lumbar support, Bluetooth, and Intelligent Key entry. Options include a navigational system, xenon headlights, XM satellite radio, and a rear view monitor. The best part, though, is the fuel: the 170-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine now averages 22/28mpg for a FWD and 22/26 for an AWD.
Rugged and reliable, the 2011 Patrol is the biggest SUV in the company’s lineup. It has four-wheel independent suspension. It includes such technologies as hydraulic brakes and controls to assist in going up and down hills. This vehicle has a rich off-road history, but this year’s model goes in a different direction in design. Its interior has increased comfort and luxury: a roomier cabin and a quieter ride. Its new 7-speed automatic transmission and 5.6l V8 engine have been tested and proven on desert, rocky surfaces, highways, and city traffic. Its exterior lines have been softened and beautified with a modern feel.
The 2011 Quest minivan is being kept quiet until its official public debut in December, but Nissan is releasing photo teasers that show an updated exterior with a boxier shape, a nicely appointed control panel in the center of the dashboard, sophisticated gauges for the driver’s information, and style that doesn’t quit!
The 2011 Juke is an amalgam of an SUV and a sports car. Pierre Loing of Nissan said, “It’s roomy yet compact, robust yet dynamic and practical yet playful. These are qualities that seem to contradict each other, yet come together in Nissan Juke to create something that’s genuinely unique.” The bottom half shouts “SUV” with big wheels and a generous ground clearance; cosmetic details accentuate the impression. The upper half, on the other hand, will satisfy the die-hard sports-car aficionado, with smooth lines, aerodynamic shape and rear spoiler. At the moment, this vehicle is being sold in Europe.
The 2011 GT-R has been updated as well. Automatic headlights are the most significant change.
And last, but not least, the 2011 Leaf – the world’s first 100% electric vehicle. While other manufacturers have electric vehicles in preliminary stages, Nissan has plans to roll theirs out this winter, with limited supplies becoming available in December to five selected municipalities across the country and worldwide. This cutting-edge vehicle boasts zero-emissions due to the complete lack of a gasoline engine. The MSRP for this environmentally-conscious vehicle is low enough to make it affordable and it is expected, additionally, to be eligible for an array federal, state, and local tax credits and incentives. Its 100-mile range will make it practical for many people – probably over 70% of the car drivers worldwide.