Enter to win every day in CTNOW's 21 Days of Summer Giveaways. Click here to see today's prize.
Topics

North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Nissan resonating in US, on brink of becoming fifth largest automaker

Nissan resonating in US, on brink of becoming fifth largest automaker

It's not a pretty sight when the young stud expands into middle age. When the Pathfinder, an early product of Nissan's La Jolla, Calif., studio, debuted in 1986, it was a specimen of sculpted masculinity. The latest version? A three-row crossover better suited to the Brady Bunch's driveway. The comparison is representative of Nissan as a whole, a once-hot company that currently sports the impression of being second-tier, trying to find its place behind better defined competitors. But designers in California have been working hard to redefine Nissan through dynamic styling that speaks to drivers. "Design is communicating emotion from designer to customer," said...

Loading
77°