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Nissan posts operating profit of $6.2bn for 2010

May 19, 2011 • News • Views: 724

NISSAN has finished the 2010 financial year by posting an operating profit of $6.2bn. Global sales of Nissans reached a record-high level in 2010, with sales growing from 3.515m to 4.185m units, returning an overall global market share 5.8 per cent. In a year when the total industry volume was up

The Paul Willcox Blog: May 16, 2011

May 17, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1178

Over the last week, the team and I have been indulging ourselves at Silverstone’s fantastic new £27m pit complex. The brand-new facilities were extremely impressive and they even let us have some fun on the track. Silverstone uses some 370Z and GT-R models and we were set loose for some

Vertu announce profits up 22 per cent

May 14, 2011 • News • Views: 763

VERTU Motors – who hold Nissan franchises in Altrincham and Darlington –  has published its preliminary results and underlying profits are up 22 per cent. For the year ending February 28, 2011, profit before tax was 22 per cent and revenue was also up 22 per cent to £998.9m. The

Pendragon’s strong quarter one results

May 14, 2011 • News • Views: 776

PENDRAGON – which holds Nissan franchises under its Evans Halshaw arm –  has announced that its sales of new and used cars were up in quarter one – a trend it expects to keep up. Used car sales increased by 15.6 per cent in quarter one of 2011 compared to last year, while new car

Representatives for the UK chosen for GT Academy

May 13, 2011 • News • Views: 989

BRITAIN’S best console racers have competed head to head to win a chance to become a real life Nissan racing driver. After completing a series of races and challeneges on the Playstation game Gran Turismo 5, the two places to represent the UK at the international final went to 19-year-old

Nissan power wins Spa 1000kms race

May 12, 2011 • News • Views: 878

LAST weekend was not only a successful one for Nissan’s GT1 Championship interests, but also a memorable one for the firm’s Le Mans Series side, too. The Nissan-powered TDS Racing Oreca took the victor’s spoils at the 1000kms of Spa on Sunday, with Nissan power also taking second

370Z races… A chicken

May 11, 2011 • News, Video • Views: 1136

IN contrast to Fifth Gear’s road-test of the Nissan 370Z, here is the sports car racing a chicken. We don’t understand, and nor should you to try to. Tweet Share

Nissan earn themselves first and third in Portimao

May 11, 2011 • News • Views: 954

IT was a historic weekend for Nissan in the FIA GT1 World Championship event at Portimao. The leading three Nissan GT-Rs started the race first, second and third on the grid – the first such placing by a single manufacturer since the GT1 series’ formation – and it was the no.22 JR Motorsports