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Nissan look forward to third round of GT1

May 6, 2011 • News • Views: 503

NISSAN is putting their poor performance at Zolder behind them as they look forward to this weekend’s third round of the GT1 World Championship in Portugal. Zolder saw three of the four Nissan GT-Rs on the grid failing to complete each of the weekend’s two main races, with the no.23 JR

NV200 selected as New York’s next taxi

May 5, 2011 • News • Views: 647

THE NV200 has been selected as the exclusive taxi of New York City for ten years beginning in late 2013, it has been announced. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) selected the Nissan NV200 as the ‘taxi of tomorrow’ in a exclusive competition to decide the city’s

Why Nissan dealers need to embrace video

May 4, 2011 • News • Views: 1336

NO Google conference would be complete without the presence of YouTube. The Google-owned video sharing website’s director was on hand at the search engine’s latest Think Dealer conference to encourage dealers to embrace the use of video technology on their websites, and had some impressive

The Paul Willcox Blog: April 28, 2011

April 29, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 993

You may have read here last week that I was called up for a photoshoot with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to whom we’ve lent a LEAF. I’m not a big fan of these photo calls. Flash bulbs and copious poses should be reserved for professional models, not manufacturer MDs, but when duty

Dealer group Lookers rejects takeover offer

April 29, 2011 • News • Views: 723

Car dealer group Lookers – which holds franchises for Nissan sites – yesterday rejected a speculative offer for the company which saw its share price rocket. Shares in the company leapt 6p to 61.25p – adding more than £23m to its market value of £210.2m – as talk of the approach reached

How Nissan dealers can get into mobile internet

April 28, 2011 • News • Views: 629

SELLING a car is no longer a nine to five, Monday to Friday job. Gone are the days when customers came to dealerships wanting to have a brochure or some information about a car. Instead it’s all about customers being mobile and dealers recognising this and embracing it. This was just one of the

‘Non-production days’ at Sunderland begin

April 27, 2011 • News • Views: 701

TODAY production at Nissan’s Sunderland plant will stop due to the recent earthquake in Japan. It’s the first of three ‘non-production days’ at the plant which builds the Note, Juke, and Qashqai models, and runs from April 26 to April 28. The measures have been put in place

UK car production up by 14.8% in March

April 26, 2011 • News • Views: 577

UK car production was up by almost 15 per cent in March, the latest automotive production figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reveal Total car output rose by 14.8 per cent in March 2011 and was up 13.0 per cent over quarter one. Engine production in the UK also increased