Shiro Nakamura

Nissan vehicles to use common visible parts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2015

Nissan's modular platform saves money by using common components. But owners rarely notice; most of the shared parts are unseen under the hood....
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For 15 years, Nakamura has redrawn Nissan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2014

Fifteen years after taking over Nissan's global design leadership, Shiro Nakamura has come full circle. Nissan will launch its third-generation Murano crossover late this year. In 2002, the Murano was the first Nissan nameplate that fully showcased Nakamura's creative touch. It also tops off a long list of edgy designs for Nakamura, who has begun to slip the word "retirement" into his conversations, as though testing the water. He turned 64 on Oct. 17....
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Infiniti readies dedicated design centers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2014

Infiniti will open three design studios around the world in the coming weeks, all of them intended to separate its luxury-vehicle designers from the Nissan stylists next door....
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