Posts Tagged ‘Nissan Motor Company’

The Nissan X-Trail is the Ultimate Car for Dogs

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on March 17th, 2017

The Hog Ring - The Nissan X-Trail is the Ultimate Car for Dogs

Nissan Motor Company just unveiled a new concept SUV aimed at dog lovers — and its interior is anything but ruff.

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Nissan Says the Future is Digital Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 15th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Nissan Teatro for Dayz

Imagine if you could change a car’s upholstery whenever you wanted at the touch of a button. That’s exactly what Nissan Motor Company aims to achieve with the interior of its new Teatro for Dayz concept car.

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Leaked: Nissan ‘Do Not Resew’ Policy

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on August 13th, 2013

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Nissan Do Not Resew Policy

Last year, we reported on the controversial “do not resew” tags that Nissan is attaching to seat covers in every one of its new cars. The automaker had implemented the restriction without giving an explanation as to why it had been put in place or what other repair options were available to independent auto trimmers.

After months of reaching out to Nissan, we received a partial answer. Paige Presley, a communications associate for the company, told us that due to safety concerns about vehicle airbags, only Nissan could make upholstery repairs.

Yesterday, Veronica Collins of Paymer and Phillips, an auto trim and restyling shop in Laurel, MD, forwarded us an internal memo sent from Nissan’s corporate office to its dealerships that shed more light on the issue.

With her permission, it’s posted in full below (bold/underlined text was in original email):

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Nissan Leaf to be Trimmed in Sugarcane

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 11th, 2013

The all-electric Nissan Leaf already features upholstery made from recycled water bottles. Now its seats, door panels, headrests and center armrest will be trimmed in ECO CIRCLE Plantfiber – a new fabric partially derived from sugarcane.

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Nissan Answers ‘Do Not Resew’ Inquiries

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 28th, 2012

Earlier this year, we reported on Nissan’s controversial use of “do not resew” tags on new vehicle seat covers. Nissan had implemented the restriction without giving an explanation as to why it had been put in place or what other repair options were available to auto trimmers. Not even SEMA was able to get the automaker to comment on the issue.

Well, after months of no response and then endless back and forth, we finally got Nissan to talk.

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