Nissan continues to expand its NISMO lineup and now it is teasing a new NISMO version of the Sentra, the Sentra NISMO concept. Anyone who's driven the Sentra knows that it is not sporty at all, but the NISMO concept adds some much needed "performance" into the mix.
The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ may soon have some competition from Nissan. Nissan has just unveiled its answer to the rear-wheel-drive twins with the IDx NISMO and IDx Freeflow concepts that are debuting in Tokyo. According to Nissan, the IDx Freeflow is a is a casual/lifestyle-focused vision, while the IDx NISMO is an ultra-sporty model of the future.
Nissan has unveiled the 2015 Nissan GT-R and the much anticipated GT-R NISMO version at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Nissan GT-R NISMO is now the one to get with its 3.8L V6 that puts out a whopping 600 horsepower and 481 lb-ft. of torque thanks to new high-flow, large diameter turbochargers, which are used for GT3 racing.
When we tested the al-new 2013 Nissan Sentra last year, we dinged it for its unsporty driving characteristics and overall boring driving experience. Well Nissan has apparently noticed the issues as well, since the 2014 Sentra is getting bunch of new updates to improve the driving experience.
The Nissan Xterra is one of the last truck based SUVs on the market, but Nissan hasn't announced any immediate plans to discontinue it. Nissan has announced the updates to the 2014 Xterra, which gets new wheels, an updated grille and more features like Bluetooth and an updated NissanConnect with navigation system.
Nissan has revealed that it is working on a new 3E device that is similar to Google Glass. The device, which is very similar to the Google Glass device can be connected to the Internet, allowing the users to overlay acquired information on the glasses, record projected images, and communicate with others by sending information to their glasses.
The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is only a few weeks away and this year Nissan is going to unveil the BladeGlider electric sports car concept at the show. The three-seater electric sports car concept was developed with form following function, but the best part is that it previews an upcoming production vehicle.
Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid, which starts at $35,110 for the Pathfinder SV 2WD Hybrid. The hybrid Pathfinder has a $3k price premium over the 3.5L V6 equipped Pathfinder.
Consumer Reports is not giving the new 2014 Lexus IS 250 or Infiniti Q50 its coveted "recommended" rating, since both sedans failed to impress the magazine. Consumer Reports dinged the Lexus IS 250 for not being sporty and for its low fuel economy ratings, while the Infiniti Q50 failed to top its predecessor, the Q37.
Infiniti is planning on expanding its lineup, but a large flagship sedan is not in the works. Infiniti is instead looking at the idea of a four-door coupe flagship that will be like the Porsche Panamera. According to Andy Palmer, Nissan's executive vice president responsible for global future products, Infiniti has no plans for a Mercedes S-Class competitor, but instead wants something different.
Nissan is reportedly going to preview a new rear-wheel-drive coupe concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. The concept is Nissan's competitor to the Toyota GT 86/ Subaru BRZ/ Scion FR-S coupes. The details are scarce, but it's expected to draw styling cues from Nissan's past, but not the Z.
This weekend fans of Nissan's ZEOD RC electric racecar in Japan will get to get up close and personal with the racecar. After eight months of development, design and construction the Nissan ZEOD RC electric racecar was unveiled today at the headquarters of Nissan's performance arm, NISMO, in Yokohama.
The first all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue has rolled off the line at Nissan's plant in Tennessee. The first Rogue was also the 10 millionth vehicle to roll off the line at Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn. plant. The shift of Rogue production to the United States is part of Nissan's broader strategy to build where it sells. By 2015, Nissan aims to have 85 percent of its products that are sold in the United States produced in North America.
Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2014 Nissan Murano, which starts at $28,440 for the Murano S front-wheel-drive model amd $30,230 for the S AWD model. The 2014 Murano basically carries over into the new model year, but it does get a special value package for the SV level trim that adds navigation, bluetooth, Bose audio and a power liftgate for $2,270.
Although an all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue is slated to arrive in showrooms in November, Nissan has announced that the current Rogue will live on. Due to its popularity, the current Rogue is being renamed the Rogue Select.
Nissan has announced that it will serve as the exclusive automotive partner for the launch of Apple's iTunes Radio. One of the first vehicles to feature the iTunes Radio will be the new 2014 Nissan Rogue in addition to the Versa Note and Leaf.
Toyota recently announced that the FJ Cruiser SUV will disappear after the 2014 model year and now Nissan is currently trying to decide if the Xterra will suffer the same fate. The Nissan Xterra SUV is part of a dying breed of body-on-frame SUVs that have an uncertain future thanks to the popularity of more modern crossovers.
Datsun has unveiled its second all-new model, the Datsun GO+. Datsun also confirmed that the Datsun GO hatchback will become the second product in the brand's Indonesian range from 2014. The Datsun GO+ is a 5+2 MPV that will be produced in Indonesia and will be priced below 100 Million Indonesian rupiah.
Nissan has unveiled the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue that will arrive in November starting at $22,490. The all-new Rogue ditches the somewhat awkward styling of the last model, for a more grownup exterior that looks like a mini Pathfinder.
This week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Infiniti is going to unveil its new Q30 Concept, which is a direct preview of its new compact model that will go into production in 2015.
Nissan has announced that the 2014 Nissan Maxima is now on sale and starts at $31,000. The changes to the 2014 Maxima are small with only some package changes and two new colors.
Infiniti has released the first official photo of the new Q30 concept, ahead of its debut next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Q30 concept is a preview of a new compact Infiniti model.
This fall Nissan is introducing the new 2014 Pathfinder Hybrid that is powered by a new supercharged 2.5L four-cylinder engine that is mated to a 15 kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery. That same hybrid powertrain will soon be offered in the Rogue and Murano crossovers.
Nissan has revealed that it will offer a newly-developed Cummins V8 turbo diesel in its next-generation Titan full-size pickup. Cummins and Nissan have teamed up to create a new Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel engine for the Titan and Cummins commercial vehicles. The turbo diesel V8 will generate around 300 horsepower and a torque rating in the mid-500s (lb-ft).
Infiniti has released a sketch of its new Q30 concept, which is going to debut in Frankfurt next month. The Q30 concept is a preview of a new Infiniti compact vehicle. Johan de Nysschen, President of Infiniti, stated, "In our quest to appeal to the modern, young-minded premium customer, the Infiniti Q30 Concept has a distinctive style and reaches new levels of product quality."
Although the 2014 Infiniti Q50 is supposed to be the replacement for the current G37 sedan, Infiniti has announced that the G37 will stay around until 2015. The 2014 Q50 is just now starting to arrive in showrooms, but if you like the G37 better, you will be happy to hear that it will continue to be offered.
Our friends over at Auto Express are reporting that Nissan is going to unveil the fastest production car ever when the GT-R Nismo debuts at the Tokyo Motor Show in November? How fast will it actually be? Well if the reports are true, the GT-R Nismo will be able to reach 0-60 mph in an insanely fast two seconds.
Infiniti has announced the pricing for the 2014 QX70 and QX60 crossovers. Just in case you missed the announcement, the QX70 is formally known as the Infiniti FX and the QX60 is the former JX. The QX70 doesn't get any big changes for the 2014 model year, but the QX60 will now be available with a hybrid powertrain.
Nissan has announced the changes to its lineup for the 2014 model year and part of the announcement included one little sentence that announced the death of the Altima Coupe. Since the introduction of the all-new 2013 Altima sedan we'd been waiting to hear the fate of the coupe, but now it's been confirmed...
After a slow start out of the gate, now Nissan has the opposite problem with the Nissan Leaf EV - Nissan can't build enough. Nissan is now selling around 2,000 units a month, which quadruple the number of Leaf's that were selling a year ago. Last year's slow sales prompted critics to quickly label the Leaf EV as a failure, but thanks to the updates for the 2013 model year, Nissan can't keep the Leaf in dealer showrooms.
Nissan has announced that the limited production 2014 Nissan GT-R Special Edition package with a hand-painted "Midnight Opal" exterior will start at $105,590, which is a $6,000 increase over the GT-R Premium model. Only 50 units will be sent to the US with sales starting in September.