By David Thomas on January 13, 2010
USA Today got the inside scoop on Nissan’s product plan for the next 12 months. We already knew about most of the models, but there is some good news for minivan and truck fans, as well as for Infiniti. From USA Today:
"Infiniti M37 six-cylinder and M56 V-8 coming this spring.
Fortieth anniversary model of the 370Z sports car, also this spring.
Infiniti QX56 SUV, summer.
Nissan Juke, a small crossover SUV, on sale in September. More details in February, Nissan said -- which probably means the Chicago auto show held next month.
Unnamed Infiniti model with this conflicting designation: "All-new derivative model." It'll feature different powertrain, features and equipment than currently found in whatever model from which it will be derived.
Nissan NV 2500, a full-size commercial van along the lines of Ford's Econoline, on sale in November. It'd be the company's first product for the U.S. commercial market.
Leaf, Nissan's battery-electric car, due in some markets in December.
Nissan Quest minivan, next January. More conventional this time. The market disliked the adventuresome styling of the past model, which Nissan quit building last year because of slow sales."
The company has also told PickupTrucks.com about its plans for the Titan full-size pickup truck. You can find out more about that here.
Nissan lists eight models coming the next 12 months (USA Today)
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