Nissan Motor Co.
) recently showcased the new 2014 Nissan Pathfinder hybrid at the
international auto show in New York, which has started on Mar 29
and ends on Apr 7. The commercial launch of the vehicle is
scheduled in summer this year.
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The latest version of the iconic sports utility vehicle (SUV) is
designed to address the rising demand for fuel-efficient hybrid
vehicles. The 2014 model is equipped with 2.5-liter gasoline
engine, 15 kW electric motor along with a compact lithium-ion
battery, and advanced Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch hybrid
control system. This control system manages the power from the
electric motor as well as from the gas engine.
The 2014 model provides increased fuel efficiency together with
sufficient passenger and cargo spaces. However, the new vehicle
is priced at $3,000, which is higher than the price of standard
3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine-powered Pathfinder models.
Apart from the Pathfinder hybrid, Nissan displayed Nissan
Mobility Taxi - the wheelchair accessible version of the Nissan
NV200 Taxi - at the New York International Auto Show. This is a
part of the Nissan's NV200 'Taxi of Tomorrow' program.
With the introduction of 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid and NV200
Mobility Taxi, Nissan plans to offer customers with innovative
solutions for the modern challenges and intends to achieve 100%
zero emissions standard.
At the New York International Auto show,
General Motors Company
) also showcased the redesigned 2014 Buick LaCrosse. The
mid-sized luxury sedan features LED daytime running lamps and LED
tail lamps. The sculpted body shape of the vehicle including new
grill will help in reducing aerodynamic drag and improve fuel
Toyota Motor Corp.
) revealed the 2014 Highlander at the auto show. The interiors of
the vehicle are inspired from RAV4 and include further
modification and sophistication. Another Japanese automaker,
Honda Motor Co.
) showcased the 2014 Odyssey minivan at the show.
Nissan Motor is one of the largest automakers in the world. The
company, along with its subsidiaries, engages in the production
and sale of automotive products, industrial machinery and marine
equipment, primarily in Japan, North America, and Europe. It
manufactures passenger cars, trucks, buses, forklifts, light
commercial vehicles, power trains and parts, apart from offering
sales financing activities. Currently, Nissan maintains a Zacks
Rank #5 (Strong Sell).