Nissan North America Inc. becomes the first auto maker to apply for an exemption to corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) rules since the loophole was created for Volkswagen AG in 1981. Nissan, which filed for the exemption with the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. (NHTSA), says it merely is looking to maintain the status quo. Nissan Sentra Nissan would like its Sentra, currently built in Mexico and classified as an import, to remain an import. But the subcompact is ...

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