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  • Nissan ProPilot 2.0 electronic driver aid

    Nissan on Thursday announced an upgraded version of its ProPilot self-driving system that will enable hands-free travel on the highway. ProPilot allows a vehicle to travel in a single lane and handles all of the accelerating, braking and steering. However, it requires both hands to be on the steering wheel to work. This isn't the case for the upgraded version, dubbed ProPilot 2.0, which means you could potentially travel from an on-ramp to an off-ramp without touching the steering wheel. You still need to pay attention, though. When the system detects a change in the road ahead or a slower...

  • Destination Frontier
    Overlander Nissan Frontier truck has its compass pointed to the middle of nowhere

    So, you’re here for the overlanding. We get you. Nature’s beauty, its quiet, and cans of Dinty Moore heated over an open fire—all good. Perhaps isolation, fewer showers, and digging latrines also are your thing—we don’t judge. The 2019 Nissan Frontier that was unveiled...

  • 2020 Nissan Titan facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Nissan Titan spy shots

    Nissan is slated to unveil an updated Titan full-size pickup truck later this year and we've just spotted a camouflaged prototype. The updates represent a mid-cycle facelift for the current Titan, which arrived in 2015 as a 2016 model. This updated version is expected for the 2020 model year. The...

  • 2017 Nissan 370Z
    Nissan 370Z roadster is dead after 2019

    The Nissan Z car celebrates its 50th anniversary for the 2020 model year, but fans won't find any 370Z roadsters on dealership lots. Nissan has confirmed with Motor Authority that the drop-top model is dead in the U.S. In a statement, Nissan spokesman Kyle Torrens said the brand "will not offer the...

  • Carlos Ghosn
    Former Renault Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn released on bail, again

    Carlos Ghosn, the former chief of the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, was released on bail on Thursday after he was arrested for a second time earlier in April on suspicions of financial misconduct. The arrest was made only a day after Ghosn took to Twitter to reveal that he was ready to "tell...

  • Franco Scribante Racing Nissan GT-R hillclimb race car
    Nissan GT-R hillclimb car sports some wild wings

    This Nissan GT-R is going hillclimb racing, and it will surely won't leave the ground with wicked wings attached to the front and rear. The custom GT-R is the work of Franco Scribante Racing of Kyalami, South Africa. The race car's debut came this past Monday after the racing team teased the car on...

  • 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition

    Nissan celebrated the Nissan Z's 50th anniversary at the 2019 New York International Auto Show with a special-edition model set to go on sale this year. Fans eager to toast Nissan's sports car will have to spend $37,315. The Japanese brand announced Tuesday that the 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition will cost an extra $2,600 atop the 370Z Coupe Sport trim it's based upon. The $37,315 price is for a 50th Anniversary Edition model with a 6-speed manual transmission. Those who opt for the 7-speed automatic transmission will see the price climb to $38,565. READ THIS: The future Nissan Z and GT-R will...

  • 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    The future Nissan Z and GT-R will be shaped by customers

    The Nissan Z car and GT-R just celebrated their 50th birthdays with special-edition models, but both are starting to feel chubby and middle aged, and both are overdue for a redesign. When's the rebirth coming? At the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the man known as "Mr. GT-R," Hiroshi...

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition
    2020 Nissan GT-R preview

    The Nissan GT-R, an R35 to those who know their GT-Rs from their Skylines, was unveiled to the world in 2007 and on sale in the United States the following year as a 2009 model. More than a decade on, the GT-R is still once of the fastest cars in production thanks to continual updates over the...

  • 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition is a meaningful sticker pack

    It's been 50 years since the first Z car took to U.S. roads, and the 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition has bowed to honor the sports car's lineage. Nissan will use this week's 2019 New York International Auto Show to showcase the 50th Anniversary Edition car, which was revealed on Tuesday...

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO goes on a carbon fiber diet

    The Nissan GT-R is now entering its middle-age years, and like any superstar it needs a little bit of plastic surgery to keep its look, and performance, fresh. Ahead of its formal debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO roared into the Big Apple on Tuesday...

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    Nissan rolls out 50th anniversary GT-R with Bayside Blue paint

    Nissan's Z and GT-R line of sports cars both turn 50 in 2019 and the automaker is celebrating with the reveal of new 50th anniversary 370Z and GT-R models at this week's New York International Auto Show. The cars will be presented as part of a “Dream Garage” highlighting previous...

  • Former Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn

    Sitting at a simple deck in front of plain white backdrop, embattled former chairman of the Renault-Nissan alliance, Carlos Ghosn, addressed his situation via video for the first time on Tuesday. The video, he says, was created in case the executive was unable to make his scheduled press conference on April 11. Last week, Ghosn said via a new verified Twitter account that he would "tell the truth" at said press conference. One day later, Japanese authorities re-arrested him over suspicion of new financial crimes. Ghosn had been out of jail on bail for just one month. "The first message is I...

  • Carlos Ghosn
    A month out on bail, ex-Renault Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn is arrested again

    Only a day after he took to Twitter to reveal that he was ready to "tell the truth" about his alleged financial misconduct while running the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, Carlos Ghosn was arrested early Thursday at his home in Tokyo on new suspicions of financial misconduct. It comes just a...

  • Carlos Ghosn
    Former Renault-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn will "tell the truth" next week

    Following former Renault-Nissan head Carlos Ghosn's abrupt fall from grace this past November, the embattled executive is ready to "tell the truth." Ghosn made the statement via a new verified Twitter account on Tuesday. The New York Times first reported on the tweet Wednesday. Ghosn also said he...

  • Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
    Nissan Skyline GT-R's RB26 engine back in production

    Nissan's 2.6-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 known as the RB26DETT, which powered three generations of the Skyline GT-R, is respected the world over for its ability to punch seriously high above its weight. The engine was phased out with the arrival of the current GT-R late last decade but you can...

  • 2020 Nissan Versa spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Nissan Versa spy shots

    A prototype for Nissan's next-generation Versa has been spotted. The subcompact sedan was last redesigned for 2012 and is certainly showing its age against newer rivals like the Hyundai Accent and Toyota Yaris. This new model is expected late in 2019 as a 2020 model. Judging by the prototype, the...

  • Teaser for 50th anniversary Nissan 370Z and GT-R debuting at 2019 New York auto show
    Nissan prepares 50th anniversary 370Z and GT-R sports cars

    Nissan's Z and GT-R line of sports cars both turn 50 in 2019 and the automaker will celebrate with the reveal of new 50th anniversary 370Z and GT-R models at next month's New York International Auto Show. The cars will be presented as part of a “Dream Garage” highlighting previous...

  • Nissan IMQ electric SUV concept

    Fresh off of the reveal of its IMs sedan concept in January, Nissan revealed the IMQ SUV concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday. The design brings us closer to the possibility of Nissan launching an electric compact SUV. The centerpiece of the IMQ is the e-Power electric powertrain. Nissan was vague about exactly what it comprises, but it uses multiple electric motors—perhaps one for each wheel—to create an all-wheel-drive system. A battery pack provides juice to the motors and helps the IMQ make a total of 335 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The...

  • Teaser for Nissan IMQ concept debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Nissan IMQ electric SUV concept bound for Geneva auto show

    Nissan better hope its fans aren't suffering from EV concept fatigue as the automaker has yet another electric concept to present, this time another crossover SUV. The Japanese firm on Tuesday released a teaser for the IMQ concept, which debuts next week at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show...

  • 2020 Nissan Juke spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Nissan Juke spy shots

    The Nissan Juke bowed out at the end of the 2017 model year but a successor is coming, a prototype for which has just been spotted. The original Juke was widely criticized for its polarizing styling when it debuted at the start of the decade, but the vehicle managed to carve out its own niche and...

  • Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa
    Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa to step down amid Renault alliance fractures

    One day after Carlos Ghosn stepped down as CEO and chairman of French automaker Renault, its alliance partner Nissan will see a similar shakeup. Ghosn's protege and current Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa announced he will step down from his role in the coming months, Bloomberg reported Friday. Saikawa...

  • Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presenting at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015
    Gone Ghosn: Embattled Renault boss steps down from French automaker

    Embattled businessman Carlos Ghosn has chosen to resign from the chairman and CEO roles at French auto giant Renault. The news was first announced by French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire in an interview with Bloomberg held on Thursday at the The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and...

  • Nissan Altima-te AWD sedan with tracks
    Nissan takes AWD seriously, puts Altima on tracks

    Following a tradition that's dated back four years, Nissan has put another one of its vehicles on snow tracks. Meet the Altima-te AWD, a funny play on the word "ultimate" using the popular Altima nameplate. Nissan revealed the modified 2019 Altima on Thursday as the next vehicle to join the...

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