2012 Nissan Versa Becomes Fourth Nissan Model to Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Award

After a complete overhaul for the 2012 model, the Nissan Versa sedan earned its first-ever Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The IIHS Top Safety Pick rating was given to the Versa sedan for earning the highest rating of “Good” on all four tests performed by the IIHS. The four tests include front, side, rear and rollover crash test. The new roof strength test was added to testing for 2012 to see measure how vehicles performed in the incident of a rollover crash. The higher requirements have made the IIHS rating even more valuable to a model.

The major award is a great addition to the Versa name which has the lowest MSRP in America. Nissan engineers overhauled the 2012 Versa sedan to optimize space and features with the lowest bottom line for customers. The vehicle is a great affordable option for drivers looking for the ultimate value in a car.

With the 2012 Nissan Versa sedan’s IIHS Top Safety Pick rating, Nissan now has four total awards. The other Nissan models with 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick ratings include the Cube, LEAF, & JUKE.

 

Teaser Videos for the Upcoming 2013 Nissan Altima

Nissan is constantly making its vehicles better but the 2013 version of the Nissan Altima is ready to be something special. Nissan engineers redesigned the Altima and are very excited to show the world what the new Altima will be.

Nissan announced that the 2013 Nissan Altima would be put on display at the New York International Auto Show in April. Since the announcement that it would be shown there, Nissan has been releasing teases along the way.

Enjoy the following four teaser videos showing off the Altima. These videos give just enough of a glimpse into how special the 2013 Altima is going to be.


Nissan Dedicated to Eliminating Crashes for All Drivers

For the past twenty five years, Nissan has analyzed and worked at developing technology and vehicles that would withstand crashes better.  The passive approach focused on better material selection, vehicle design, and use of airbags to mitigate damage in crashes.

Now Nissan is looking towards preventative technology to help avoid collisions all together.  With the Nissan Safety Shield, Nissan has taken major steps in creating new technology to assist drivers in avoiding accidents.

Watch and enjoy Nissan’s Bob Yakushi talking about the future of Nissan’s safety technology and driving in the future.

Nissan DeltaWing Ready for Debut at Le Mans 24 Hours

Efficiency has been the focal point of the auto industry for recreation vehicles as well as the racing industry. Developing the fastest, lightest, most durable vehicle to beat the competition is the hardest challenge for racing teams. Nissan wanted to make a statement in the racing world with their next-generation racing vehicle for 2012.

Nissan engineers went to work to create the Nissan DeltaWing. The batmobile-like vehicle looks to maximize fuel efficiency with super lightweight material and the best engine technology Nissan has.

Racing fans can see the launch of the DeltaWing at the Le Mans 24 Hours on March 13, 2012.