Carlos “Le Cost Killer” Ghosn came to Nissan at a time when the company was in massive debt, due partially to the fact that it was building too many different and over-engineered cars. He started a ruthless cost-slashing campaign that pulled Nissan out of debt nearly two decades ago. But in more recent years, much of Nissan’s lineup has begun to feel like more of the same. With Ghosn gone, Nissan may have a chance to recapture some of its soul. Take a gander at Nissan’s lineup from 1991 for inspiration, or come up with something completely different.
What car should Nissan build next?
The most entertaining comment by next Monday will receive a prize. Scroll down to see the winner of last week’s QotW, “What JNC represents 1989 the best?”
There were many, many great comments and it was truly challenging to choose a single winner. Dankan mades a compelling case for Z32. Tom Westmacott lobbied hard for the S13 180SX. Sammy B came out of left field with the Previa. Many more picked the R32, but in the end Jeremy A convinced us that the humble EF Honda Civic made the most difference: