Nissan engineers tweaking mpgs to get Cash for Clunkers shoppers

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Nissan Motor Co engineers are hurrying up to squeeze out another mile or two per gallons out of the automaker’s lineup in order to win customers who come looking for federal Cars Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or cash for clunkers money.

“We want as many of our products as possible to pop up on the shopping list,” Nissan North America spokesman Brian Brockman told Automotive News.

Vice president of Nissan Technical Center North America in suburban Detroit admits that there is little Nissan can do to dramatically increase the fuel-economy of their cars in such a short amount of time; however a number of quick changes are possible, especially if the government decides to extend the program.

The CARS program is scheduled to run until November, or when the $1 billion runs out.

To learn about details on the CARS program – click here.

– By: Stephen Calogera