Nissan announces a range of advanced fuel-saving technologies

Nissan today announced a range of advanced, fuel-saving technologies that will be introduced on new Nissan models to be launched in fiscal year 2010. The technologies are the culmination of the company’s research and development efforts based on the Nissan Green Program 2010 (NGP 2010). Nissan is implementing its zero-emission vision through a holistic approach based on two key pillars, ZERO EMISSION and PURE DRIVE, which provides consumers a comprehensive range of eco-technologies from which to choose. While ZERO EMISSION is the ultimate goal, the company is committed to ongoing innovation in technologies that increase efficiency and reduce emissions.

As a result, Nissan offers a comprehensive suite of automotive technologies, including CVT, Idling Stop, HEV, Clean Diesel, capable of achieving the best-in-class fuel economy and CO2 emissions. In Japan, the first PURE DRIVE vehicle, the New March, will be launched this month equipped with idling stop technology achieving a class leading 26km/L fuel economy, followed by the Clean Diesel X-TRAIL with automatic transmission and the Fuga Hybrid luxury sedan.