Nissan News

  • Nissan Terra for Asia

    Nissan has revealed the Terra, its new body-on-frame SUV for China and other Asian markets. Just don't call it an Xterra. In China, where Nissan has big plans for the SUV, the vehicle will replace the Paladin nameplate. Elsewhere, Nissan has retained the Xterra name, though the brand hasn't confirmed that a version of the Terra will wear the Xterra name in any market. The Xterra left U.S. shores in 2015. However, there may be hope for the Xterra's, nee Terra's, return. In the brand's announcement, Nissan said it plans to increase its sales of frame-based SUVs by 40 percent by 2022. In the...

  • 2015 Nissan NP300 Navara
    Nissan mulls Ranger Raptor rival

    Ford has just launched a Ranger Raptor. It's powered by a diesel engine and only offered overseas, though there are strong hints we'll eventually see it here, and with a gasoline engine in tow. The excitement surrounding the vehicle hasn't gone unnoticed at Nissan, which will study the possibility...

  • Nissan and Dena Easy Ride self-driving taxi service
    Nissan self-driving taxi service starts in Tokyo on March 5

    Nissan will launch its first public trial of a self-driving taxi service in Tokyo, Japan on March 5, the automaker confirmed Friday. The service, called Easy Ride, will see a handful of self-driving Nissan Leaf electric cars ferry passengers on a set route between Nissan's headquarters and the...

  • Nissan Titan factory lift kit
    Nissan announces factory suspension lift kit for Titan

    Nissan will make it easier for owners to customize their Titan and Titan XD pickups with the announcement of a factory-approved lift kit. Installing the kit does not void the truck's factory warranty, which will likely make it an appealing option for owners. In under four hours, a Nissan dealer can...

  • Nissan Armada Snow Patrol
    Nissan Armada Snow Patrol ready to tackle any frozen tundra

    Nissan revived the Armada for the 2017 model year based on the global Patrol nameplate. At the Chicago Auto Show, the brand wants to show just how capable the SUV can be—especially in wintry conditions. Ahead of its debut in Chicago, Nissan revealed the Armada Snow Patrol, with an emphasis on...

  • Nissan 370Zki concept
    Nissan 370Zki is a mean winter-enthusiast machine

    Held in February, the Chicago Auto Show gives locals a chance to get out and dream about cars during the heart of winter. It also gives Nissan the opportunity to create wild and fanciful winter-beating machines. Why? Just because. On Sunday, Nissan revealed the 370Zki concept ahead of its formal...

  • Teaser for Nissan 370Zki debuting at 2018 Chicago auto show

    Nissan will have some Z-related news to make at next week's 2018 Chicago auto show, but don't get your hopes up about a new model debuting. Nissan has announced it is bringing the "370Zki" to the Chicago show, and if we had to hazard a guess we'd go with a 370Z modified to handle a ski slope. Well, that's what Nissan's teaser video for the 370Zki suggests. And Nissan does have some experience with ski slope stunts. As for the fate of the Z, Nissan stresses that the nameplate isn't going anywhere but the automaker is also quiet on future plans. We've heard that the current car, on sale since...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf
    VW Group holds on to title of world's biggest automaker

    The Volkswagen Group was the biggest automaker by volume in 2017 after its various brands delivered a combined 10.74 million vehicles, representing a substantial rise of 4.3 percent on 2016's total. It means the VW Group has now been the biggest automaker for two consecutive years. In second place...

  • 2018 Nissan 370Z
    The Nissan Z may not be dead after all

    Don't write the obituary for the Nissan Z just yet. A source at Nissan told Motor Authority on Monday that the current Z car will be updated to meet regulatory guidelines for safety, and while no successor has been confirmed "there's strong interest within the company for the Z to live on." The...

  • Nissan Energy Solar
    Nissan gets into home energy storage business

    Nissan is the latest automaker to get into the home energy storage business, following early movers Tesla and Mercedes-Benz. Nissan calls its solution Nissan Energy Solar, and the automaker announced it on Thursday during the Electric Ecosystem Experience symposium held in the Canary Islands...

  • Nissan Xmotion concept
    Nissan Xmotion concept adds dose of style to family crossover lineup

    The Nissan Pathfinder and Rogue crossovers are many things—versatile, roomy, and family-oriented. They are not, however, particularly stylish. The Xmotion Concept Nissan unveiled Monday at the 2018 Detroit auto show aims to push the automaker's growing crossover lineup in a more...

  • Jay Leno takes a look at a 1971 Datsun 240Z
    Massively modified Datsun 240Z rides into Jay Leno's Garage

    Datsun fan Dominic Le is back with a fresh new ride to share with Jay Leno. Le is the man behind the site Chasing Js, which is a corner of the Internet carved out for an appreciation of classic Japanese vehicles. Dominic has visited Jay Leno's Garage in the past, at which point he brought a...

  • Upgraded 2015 Nissan GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 race car

    Nissan is set to return to top-level motorsports as it prepares to replace Renault as the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance's brand of choice in Formula E. It will be the first time Nissan takes center stage since its embarrassing LMP1 program in 2015, when the brand developed an underperforming front-wheel drive racer. Nissan canned the program the same year. Despite the unsuccessful LMP1 program, Nissan believes it learned a lot in its short time in the World Endurance Championship, and it will use those lessons to strengthen its Formula E program. Michael Carcamo, head of Nissan’s...

  • Nissan Brain-to-Vehicle (B2V) technology
    Nissan developing technology to read your thoughts

    Imagine a world where you can send instructions to your car with your thoughts alone. It might sound like science fiction but Nissan is actually attempting to develop such a system. The Japanese automaker on Wednesday said it was developing a technology called Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, which will...

  • 2018 Nissan Frontier
    Nissan executive confirms new Frontier, hints at new Xterra

    Saying the current Nissan Frontier is long in the tooth is an understatement. The mid-size pickup truck's platform dates back to the mid-2000s, while rivals boast platforms developed within the last couple of years. Nissan truck fans fear not because the brand has plans for an all-new mid-size...

  • Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
    The Skyline GT-R team actually operated independently inside Nissan

    After decades of lusting, Americans can finally own one of the most delightful pieces of forbidden fruit: the Nissan Skyline GT-R. The Skyline and the GT-R have always been a special car, but they weren't always a Nissan. As we're refreshed on in the latest episode of "Up to Speed" from Donut...

  • 2003 Nissan 350Z from ‘The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift’ - Image via Auto Trader
    Drift King’s 350Z from 3rd “Fast and Furious” movie up for sale

    One of the cars used during filming of 2006’s "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" is currently up for sale. It’s the infamous Nissan 350Z that belonged to the movie’s protagonist, Takashi, aka the Drift King. The dark gray Z featured on most of the promotional material for the...

  • 2018 Nissan Terra leaked - Image via Sina Weibo
    Nissan Terra body-on-frame SUV leaked

    Nissan is close to revealing a new mid-size SUV based on the rugged underpinnings of the global NP300 Navara pickup truck, and the first photos of the completed design have hit the web. The images were posted on Chinese social media website Sina Weibo and reveal that the new body-on-frame SUV will...

  • Nissan mini car wash to test paint quality

    For a large portion of the U.S., and around the world, the time for snow, slush, and ice is here. And that means drivers will line car washes ready to whisk away the muck, salt, and other debris. Nissan knows this and the brand employs the cutest little car wash you've ever seen to ensure car washes are no match for paint quality. That's right, it's not just for fun. The popcorn machine-sized car wash at the Nissan Technical Center North America in Michigan tests paint and clear coat quality to ensure a durable and lasting shimmer. The machine makes it easy to test paint samples before the...

  • 2018 Nissan Kicks, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    2018 Nissan Kicks debuts as the brand's urban utility warrior

    Nissan wants a bigger piece of the small crossover pie, and it has a new set of wheels to accomplish just that. Or should we say a new pair of Kicks? The Japanese automaker revealed the 2018 Nissan Kicks on Wednesday at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show and it promises to be a formidable urban utility...

  • Nissan Skyline GT-R R32
    Make your Skyline GT-R look like new with Nismo Heritage parts

    When you have an older car, you will come across periods of ownership where something will break and need mending. With a new car, finding parts is easy as they're likely sitting in stock at your local dealership. Older cars have parts that aren't quite as easy to find. Sure, the Internet has made...

  • Nissan Serena Autech
    Nissan launches Autech sub-brand in Japan focusing on craftsmanship, sportiness

    Following Nissan's expansion of the Nismo sub-brand, the company announced its latest sub-division last Friday: Autech. The new sub-brand will combine sporting characteristics with an eye for "premium craftsmanship" and top-quality materials in the company's home market of Japan. We reached out to...

  • Prototype for Nissan and Infiniti’s ProPilot self-driving system
    Nissan says its self-driving cars can handle door-to-destination travel by 2020

    Nissan recently demonstrated an Infiniti Q50 prototype fitted with the most advanced version of its ProPilot self-driving system. ProPilot is Nissan and Infiniti’s new banner for self-driving technologies, and right now it only consists of electronic driver assist features, such as adaptive...

  • 2018 Nissan GT-R
    2018 Nissan GT-R given $10,000 price cut

    The Nissan GT-R has been made better over the years through its numerous updates, but the starting price has inflated along the way to the point the car is no longer the performance bargain it once was. When it arrived for 2009, the GT-R’s starting price was right on $70,000. Last year, you...

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