November 20, 2000
Nissan 1.8 Litter Engine of Bluebird Sylphy
Receives RJC Technology of The Year Award
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today received 2001 RJC Technology of The Year from
Automotive Researcher's & Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC).
The QG18DE Engine of Bluebird Sylphy was given the award for its advanced
super low emission technologies that contribute to climatic and environmental
This is the second consecutive year for Nissan to receive RJC Technology of
The Year following the Extroid CVT of the Cedric/Gloria awarded as 2000 RJC
Technology Of The Year.
This QG18DE engine in the new gasoline-fueled sedan dramatically improved
emission performance, achieving exhaust emission levels that are more than 50%
lower than the standards of the "cleanest exhaust emission" level*1
specified under the Ministry of Transport's low-emission vehicle certification
system. It provides emission control performance equivalent to that of the Sentra
CA Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV)*2 that has been certified as "the
world's cleanest gasoline-fueled car." Approximately 60% of the Bluebird
Sylphy users chose this super low emission QG18DE(2WD) model, resulting in the
most popular model among the line-up.