Happy New Year from Nissan Communications
2023 was another great year for Nissan as we continued to move toward our Ambition 2030 vision for electrification and technology innovation to empower mobility. We also took the opportunity to look back by celebrating some major milestones, including Nissan's 90th anniversary – marking nearly a century of "doing what others don't dare to do."
In the U.S., we cheered to 40 years of manufacturing excellence, recognizing how our people, products and purpose will continue to move us into our electrified future.
Underscoring the importance of our people, Nissan earned the Great Place to Work certification across all markets in the Americas. And our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) office shared its first DEI report – Empowering Journeys – underscoring our commitment to creating greater cultural understanding and more inclusive opportunities for everyone.
Within our communities, the Nissan Foundation awarded more than $1 million for the first time during its 2023 grant cycle to U.S. nonprofits based where we do business. The Nissan Canada Foundation celebrated 30 years of giving with an additional donation to food bank organizations as part of a total $700,000 committed to its long-term partners. Back closer to our Nissan Americas HQ, we extended our partnership with the Tennessee Titans, keeping Nissan Stadium as a centerpiece of the Nashville skyline.
Our products continued to deliver excitement and thrill customers, with the addition of the track-ready NISMO grade for the legendary Z, the introduction of a Frontier Hardbody Edition as a throwback to Nissan's 1980s truck heritage, and an entire fleet of exhilarating (and electrifying) concepts at the 2023 Japan Mobility Show and 2023 SEMA Show. The 2023 Ariya, Nissan's first all-electric crossover, racked up awards this year – and even made it to the South Pole.
INFINITI had an exciting 2023, including the debuts of the QX Monograph concept, marking the evolution of the brand's daring design, and the Vision Qe concept, previewing the brand's electrified future.
And after nine successful seasons, the Canadian Nissan Sentra Cup has been extended for another two seasons and will go international in 2024 with a race in the U.S. for the first time.
It was a rewarding year, and 2024 will surely bring even more thrills. We can't wait to share more with our esteemed media colleagues over the coming months.
On behalf of the entire Nissan Communications team, wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and prosperous 2024.
Vice President, Communications
Nissan U.S. & Canada