NASHVILLE — Nissan Motor Co. will make advanced automated braking standard on most of the vehicles it sells in the U.S. in the 2018 model year.
The company estimates the decision will cover more than 1 million Nissan brand vehicles sold in the 2018 model year, or about two-thirds of its expected annual volume.
Automatic Emergency Braking technology, supplied by Robert Bosch and Continental AG and previously marketed by Nissan as Forward Emergency Braking, has been available until now only as an option on higher-grade trim packages. Nissan forecasts that the option will be on about 450,000 of the vehicles it sells in the 2017 model year.
The decision will make the system standard on the 2018 Altima, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, Rogue Sport and Sentra, except for models with manual transmissions or Nismo trim packages.