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Nissan's Ariya-derived EV Will Be as Fast or Faster Than a Z Car

Nissan’s Ariya-derived EV Will Be as Fast or Faster Than a Z Car

But won’t this make a future Z car redundant in the context of an SUV-loving clientele?

Remember Nissan’s Ariya concept car? Well, you’d better, because it is slated to deliver a downpour of electric performance that might even put the Nissan 370Z to shame.

This new bit of information comes from Nissan’s very own senior global design Vice President Alfonso Albaisa, who admitted to Green Car Reports that ‘the real version of the Ariya is fast - faster or as fast as a Z car.’

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Get Ready For a Retro-Styled, V-6, Manual Nissan Z Car

Get Ready For a Retro-Styled, V-6, Manual Nissan Z Car

A new Z is coming and Nissan will give everything it’s got to make it a proper sports car

2020 is supposedly the year that will bring us a replacement for the aging Nissan 370Z. We know for a thing that a cabriolet version won’t be offered, and previous reports talked about 400Z as a potential name for the new model.

The latest word on the upcoming new Nissan Z car is that it will flaunt reinterpreted retro styling cues, as Nissan’s designers ‘are going back to the roots of the car.’

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Rain Prisk Just Envisioned the Nissan GT-R50 as a Mid-Engine Car and It's Perfect

Rain Prisk Just Envisioned the Nissan GT-R50 as a Mid-Engine Car and It’s Perfect

It’s too bad that we’re not going to see it come to life

So, the Nissan GT-R50 is no longer a pipe dream. It’s going to be built in limited quantities as a special-edition supercar brought to us by Nissan and Italdesign. Naturally, news of the GT-R50’s imminent arrival has sent everyone in a tizzy, including designer Rain Prisk, who quickly took inspiration from the stunning supercar and created his interpretation of what the GT-R50 could look like if it took the form of a mid-engine supercar.

A mid-engined version of the Nissan GT-R50 isn’t happening so absorb as much as you can from Prisk’s rendering. It’s probably the closest we’ll ever come to see a GT-R in this kind of layout. Which is a pity because Prisk’s work is incredible.

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The Next-Gen Nissan Z Was Caught Testing on the Nurburgring - Kind of

The Next-Gen Nissan Z Was Caught Testing on the Nurburgring - Kind of

It’s not what you can see, but what you can’t

Back at the Toyota Motor Show Nissan’s Product Planning Boos, Ivan Espinosa, didn’t exactly confirm in an official capacity that a new Nissan Z car was coming, but he did say that we can “expect something soon.” Sure enough, it didn’t take long for a test mule to show up on the Nurburgring. Obviously, this thing looks like the 370Z, but that’s because this is a very early mule and is likely testing a new drivetrain for the next-gen Z-Car that will probably go by the name 400Z.

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A New Nissan Z and GT-R Are Coming, But You Might Not Like Them

A New Nissan Z and GT-R Are Coming, But You Might Not Like Them

When will there be a new Nissan Z and GT-R?

22 Years - that’s how long the current Nissan GT-R and 370Z have collectively been on the market. Sure, the 370Z was updated for 2013, but it’s still very much the same car. Nissan, however, has finally admitted that it’s committed to both cars and, while nothing has been confirmed yet, some key players at the Tokyo Motor Show have practically admitted that successors to both are in the works. When we’ll see them and whether or not you’ll like them, on the other hand, is a completely different story.

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Nissan Will Introduce an IMx-Based Production Model to the U.S. Market but It Won't Be Anywhere Near as Cool

Nissan Will Introduce an IMx-Based Production Model to the U.S. Market but It Won’t Be Anywhere Near as Cool

It also won’t arrive until 2021 so there’s enough time to dissect what this model is going to be

Nissan’s IMx concept is finally going to be put to good use. Word has it that the SUV concept that debuted at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show will form the basis of a new compact electric crossover that will be sold down the road in the U.S. Not much is known about Nissan’s plans at the moment, but early whispers paint a hazy picture of a Rogue-sized crossover that can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under five seconds and run for 300 miles on a single charge. The new electric crossover isn’t expected to arrive until 2021, but when it does, it will be among eight new all-electric models that Nissan plans to launch globally over the coming years.

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Next-Gen Nissan Juke NISMO has its work cut out?

Next-Gen Nissan Juke NISMO has its work cut out?

It needs to look, drive and feel really exciting

Nissan has only just pulled the veil away from its all-new second-generation Juke crossover and we’re already wondering what the hot Juke NISMO variant might be like. The automaker will probably go quite crazy with it if it does get made, but until we get official confirmation of the production model, this rendering is all we have to go by.

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2020 Nissan Patrol Leaks Online - Will It Change Enough to Make the 10-Year-Old SUV Matter?

2020 Nissan Patrol Leaks Online - Will It Change Enough to Make the 10-Year-Old SUV Matter?

Why is Nissan being so adamant in not developing a new generation for the dated SUV?

Pictures of the facelifted 2020 Nissan Patrol have surfaced online sans any clothes. The SUV has been tweaked majorly to make it look more modern. The SUV has been pretty long in the tooth and a makeover was imperative. This updated Patrol was spotted outside a dealership in Dubai and the images were leaked on Almuraba.net and have gone viral since then. The SUV showcases plenty of changes, but shouldn’t the company come out with a new generation already?

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Your Pre-Teen May Be Driving Before the Next-Gen R36 Nissan GT-R Comes to Market

Your Pre-Teen May Be Driving Before the Next-Gen R36 Nissan GT-R Comes to Market

On the bright side, we’ve been waiting for a while now so what’s another few years of waiting, right?

The Nissan R35 GT-R has been around for 12 years and if current form holds, it looks like it won’t go away anytime soon. Nissan, it appears, isn’t in any rush to roll out the next-generation R36 model, at least until the company’s decision-makers make a final determination on what kind of powertrain it will carry. Will the next Godzilla be a hybrid, or will it be all-electric? That’s the million-dollar question at the moment, and until Nissan arrives at an answer, our hopes and dreams of seeing the next-generation R36 GT-Rwill remain just that: hopes and dreams.

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2020 Nissan Juke

2020 Nissan Juke

The second-generation model arrives for the 2020 model year

The 2020 Nissan Juke is an upcoming subcompact crossover from the Japanese firm. It’s the second-generation of the already iconic SUV that has soldiered on with minor changes since 2010. The 2020 Juke will make its global debut in September with a brand-new exterior design, a revamped interior, and state-of-the-art technology borrowed from bigger Nissan models.

When the Nissan Kicks replaced the Juke in the U.S. for the 2018 model year, it was rumored that the old crossover won’t have a future in other parts of the world. We were basically expecting a replacement under a different nameplate in Europe as well. In an unexpected turn of events, Nissan announced that the Juke will carry over with a second-generation model. The new Juke will arrive in early September 2019 and Nissan just released preliminary information and photos of camouflaged prototypes. Check out my speculative review below to find out everything we know about this vehicle.

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Someone is Pushing for a Nissan Navara Nismo and It Could Put a Hurtin' On the Ford Ranger Raptor

Someone is Pushing for a Nissan Navara Nismo and It Could Put a Hurtin’ On the Ford Ranger Raptor

Ford is being attacked on all fronts after dominating the pickup truck market for decades now

Performance pickups are picking up heat more than ever. With competition touching new heights in almost all mainstream genres, automakers are now turning to this segment which is still somewhat niche. When you talk about stock performance pickups, only two of them come to mind - the Ford F-150 Raptor and the Ram Rebel TRX. This trend is trickling down to the smaller trucks as well. Nissan Australia’s boss has revealed that he is putting pressure on the company to come up with a powerful version of the Navara pickup truck to take on the Ford Ranger Raptor. Will the Navara be the latest Nissan offering to be smitten by the in-house performance division, Nismo?

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What Do We Know About The Nissan 400Z?

What Do We Know About The Nissan 400Z?

It Could Be As Powerful As The 2008 Nissan GT-R R35

We will get a new Nissan Z-car. The new Nissan Z car is due for a reveal in the coming years, and some suggest we may even see it at the next Tokyo Motor Show or at NAIAS in 2019. Mind you, this information is yet to be confirmed, but we already know that Nissan is working on a replacement for the 370Z. I am telling you again - the new Nissan Z car will come. For me, this is a huge deal as I really liked the 370Z in its purest, least expensive form. Ignore my emotions from now on as I try to elaborate on what the new Nissan Z car should be. Believe me, so many rumors circulate on the Internet that it is almost impossible to separate right from wrong and truth from deception. In that regard, I am going to give you a rundown of the most logical solutions Nissan may employ for the creation of the new Z car.

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Everything We Know About the Next-Gen Nissan GT-R

Everything We Know About the Next-Gen Nissan GT-R

We can expect a “brick”. A really, really fast “brick”.

The Nissan R35 GT-R has been roaming the earth and its darker corners for more than ten years. Considering that the usual life cycle for a car is six or seven years at the most, the R35 GT-R is overdue for a successor. It shows too. The car itself cannot find more than 50 or 60 new buyers each month in the U.S. Things are not looking much better in Japan either, however, Nissan doesn’t seem to be in a rush to reveal a replacement. Latest rumors from the company suggest we will see the next-gen R36 Nissan GT-R sometime in the early 2020s. The car is apparently on the drawing boards, with the engineers now doing their magic to contemplate what the new Nissan design boss Alfonso Albaisa called “the fastest super sports car in the world.”

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Here's Why Nissan Won't Build Its Next Sports Car With Italdesign or Any Other Firm

Here’s Why Nissan Won’t Build Its Next Sports Car With Italdesign or Any Other Firm

Nissan doesn’t seem interested in developing its next sports car in partnership with another manufacturer

We’ve been waiting for years for the folks at Nissan and Nismo to dust themselves off, get to work, and reveal the replacement for either the GT-R or the 370Z. As this isn’t about to happen, we thought that maybe Nissan is preparing to launch a partnership with somebody to piece together its next sports car, as Toyota and BMW did, but this isn’t the case. "It’s in the Nissan DNA and its heritage to keep everything in house," according to a Nissan spokesperson.

Last year, the fruit of the partnership between Italian design firm Italdesign and Japanese automaker Nissan came to light as the 50th anniversary Nissan GT-R concept. The car, painted in grey with some classy gold accents here and there looks like an evolutionary take on the R35’s design and that got us thinking that the next GT-R is in the works and that we may get it as a result of a partnership. Apparently, this won’t happen, or at least that’s what Nissan’s saying right now. Since the launch of the Italdesign GT-R, we saw Nissan release another 50th-anniversary model, namely a 370Z co-developed with Peter Brock’s BRE (Brock Racing Engineering) company that was unveiled at the 2019 New York Auto Show.

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2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Nissan Sentra

The overlooked sedan will now demand all your attention

Nissan unveiled the new Sylphy at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. The new Sylphy will most likely come to our shores as the new 2020 Nissan Sentra. Nissan has been selling the Sentra in the U.S. since 2013 and it has been quite a success for the Japanese automaker. Even though the Sentra has managed to create a market for itself as a value-for-money proposition, it does not appeal to the enthusiasts or anyone looking for a little ’life’ in their car. However, the company plans to change this with the 2020 model, and we must say, it has our attention! Disclaimer: I’ll be calling this car the Nissan Sentra throughout the article and not Nissan Sylphy because we’ll be getting it with the Sentra badge in the U.S. - and partly because Sylphy sounds quite funny.

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What Do we Know About the 2020 Nissan Juke?

What Do we Know About the 2020 Nissan Juke?

Technologically, 2020 Nissan Juke Is A Complete Departure From The Model We Know

In 2018, after eight years on sale, Nissan produced the one-millionth Juke in its Sunderland plant. Throughout its short life, the quirky little crossover became seriously successful and, whether you like it or not, the second generation Juke is in the cards. Not only in the cards, but Nissan is close to finishing its development. I expect it to debut later in 2019 or early 2020. Unlike the previous generation Juke, the new one will employ novel technology introduced with the CMF-B platform from Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. It is the same platform used for the construction of the latest Renault Clio which means that the new Nissan Juke will support a hybrid system. If Nissan grows some balls, it could offer the Juke in an all-electric guise too.

While all of you wait for the date of its release, I am sharing with you all I know about the new 2020 Nissan Juke.

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After 15 Years We Just Might See and a New Nissan Frontier on the U.S. Market

After 15 Years We Just Might See and a New Nissan Frontier on the U.S. Market

We hope Nissan is not tricking us by calling a facelift "new"

Sometimes it’s baffling to see automakers ignore cars in its line up that need a little care and attention to become the cash cows. The Frontier is a classic example of that. Midsize trucks sell well on the market today, but Nissan has been lousy with development for the Frontier. However, things might change soon as a new Frontier may hit the roads very soon.

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The Next-Gen Nissan Z and Nissan GT-R Will Be Electrified

The Next-Gen Nissan Z and Nissan GT-R Will Be Electrified

Oh, the horror!

There was speculation that Nissan might electrify its sports cars with their upcoming generations, and now a company official has dropped some bombs on the whole issue. By 2022, 40-percent of Nissan’s vehicles will be electrified, and that includes the Nissan Z and Nissan GT-R as well.

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A New Z Car is Officially in the Works

A New Z Car is Officially in the Works

Put the rumors to bed, it’s time to celebrate!

We here at TopSpeed like to think we’re pretty patient. Usually. Sometimes? Look, the point is we’re just about fed up waiting for the new Z car, what with the relatively ancient 370Z model and all its ho-hum special editions Nissan has been dishing out lately. Luckily, it sounds like Nissan heard our cry for something fresh, as it was recently revealed by one of the automaker’s lead designers that a new Z is indeed in development. Like, right now.

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The Next-Gen Nissan GT-R is Coming but it Won't Be the GT-R50

The Next-Gen Nissan GT-R is Coming but it Won’t Be the GT-R50

A New concept is underway, however

The current Nissan GT-R has been around for quite some time now, and it’s in dire need of replacement. Just like the current generation, a concept of the next-gen will arrive before the actual production car. However, the new car won’t borrow styling cues from the Italdesign’s GT-R50 show car. Now, that’s a surprising move!

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Nissan Calls Its Own Shot, Claims Next-Gen GT-R Will Be The Fastest Super Sports Car In The World

Nissan Calls Its Own Shot, Claims Next-Gen GT-R Will Be The Fastest Super Sports Car In The World

Bold claims, sure, but when it comes to Godzilla’s progeny, there are no such things as hyperbole

Fresh off of unveiling the limited-run Nissan GT-R50, Nissan is dropping hints about the next-generation GT-R, including claims that it will be the “fastest super sports car in the world.” Nissan design boss Alfonso Albaisa dropped the bombshell at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, adding that the Japanese automaker is in the early phases of designing the new model. There’s no timetable on when the next-gen GT-R will surface, but with the current-generation model already 11 years into its life cycle, it should only be a matter of time before the spawn of Godzilla is introduced to the world.

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Rumor: Next Z Car Could be Shown In Concept Form Later This Year, Production Model to Debut In 2019

Rumor: Next Z Car Could be Shown In Concept Form Later This Year, Production Model to Debut In 2019

Fresh speculation points to an impending release, but take it with a grain of salt

With the 50th anniversary of the glorious Datsun 240Z kicking off next year, it seems like a fantastic time to release a successor to the practically ancient Nissan 370Z, no? According to a recent report from Autocar, it’s looking like we’ll get exactly that, with the U.K. publication citing “senior officials from Nissan” as a source of details on the long-awaited next-gen sports car. Unfortunately, what we might have here is yet another round of regurgitated rumors.

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Nissan Says the IMx or "Leaf SUV" Will EVs Mainstream, Remain True to Conceptual Design

Nissan Says the IMx or "Leaf SUV" Will EVs Mainstream, Remain True to Conceptual Design

Nissan was just criticized for throwing some new color on the IMx concept and calling it new, and now Nissan’s Europe Design Boss, Mamoru Aoki, says that the production version of the IMx, essentially a Leaf SUV, will make electric vehicles truly mainstream. He also said that it will remain true to the IMx concept, suggesting that the concept will change very little between concept and production.

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