Nissan

Nissan is a Japanese automaker that was founded in 1933, although its roots go back to 1914, when Masujiro Hashimoto established Kaishinasha Motor Car Works, Japan’s first automobile manufacturer. Nissan started to expand into worldwide markets into the 1950s and established a U.S. subsidiary in 1958. By 1970, Nissan had become of the world’s largest exporters of automobiles with successful sales of both Nissan and Datsun vehicles.

In 1999, due to financial difficulties, Nissan entered an alliance with Renault. The partnership resulted in sharing of platforms and engines between the brands. Mitsubishi joined the alliance in 2016. Nissan also operates Infiniti, a luxury brand, and revived Datsun as an affordable brand in 2013. Nissan’s alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi is one of the largest in the world, competing with Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Corp to lead in global auto sales. Iconic modern and historic nameplates Nissan nameplates include the Fairlady, 240Z, Silvia, Skyline, Patrol, Maxima, Frontier, Qashqai, 370Z, Titan, and GT-R.

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Nissan Plans 23 Electrified Models By 2030; Previews Them With Four Concepts

Nissan Plans 23 Electrified Models By 2030; Previews Them With Four Concepts

All this is part of the $17.6 billion-‘Nissan Ambition 2030’ vision, and the automaker gave us a glimpse of it by revealing four funky concepts

Every automaker is on the cusp of announcing ambitious plans to switch to electrification. While some have jumped the wagon, some are still on the verge of doing it. The latest automaker to do so is the Japanese giant Nissan. Nissan has revealed its ‘Nissan Ambition 2030’ plan that includes 23 electrified models coming out of the automaker’s stable this decade. To give a glimpse of what to expect, Nissan has revealed four EV concepts. None of them are anywhere close to a production model, but this shows Nissan will re-shape itself as an EVmaker in the ongoing paradigm shift.

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2021 Nissan GT-R T Spec

2021 Nissan GT-R T Spec

Nissan unveils the T-Spec limited edition model that pays homage to the R34 GT-R

Nissan just showcased the new 2021 GT-R “T-spec”. Godzilla will now be available in two iconic body colors along with a range of upgraded features.

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Do the Updates to the 2022 Nissan Altima Make it Relevant Again

Do the Updates to the 2022 Nissan Altima Make it Relevant Again

A new engine and packages will call the Altima home next year, but is it enough/?

Nissan has been on a role of dropping tons of new cars and updating old ones. Whether it be a brand new electric crossover, or updating one of their most popular models, Nissan seems desperate to kick the sour after taste of the recent fiasco with the old CEO, Carlos Ghosn. The most recent example of this is the several changes the Japanese company has made to its mid-size sedan, the Altima.

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2023 Nissan Z Spotted Out In The Open And Boy Does It Sound Good

2023 Nissan Z Spotted Out In The Open And Boy Does It Sound Good

This YouTuber managed to get an up-close look at the upcoming Nissan Z

Prior to its debut about two months ago, sightings of test mules of the Nissan Z were quite common, and the car was spotted countless times. But since the new Z is now finally out, it seems like those test cars have ditched the camouflage.

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The Nissan Ariya EV Is Way More Expensive than its Competition

The Nissan Ariya EV Is Way More Expensive than its Competition

The competition has it quivering on its tires.

Electric crossovers are becoming a more and more common segment in the auto industry. Nissan is now taking the plunge into the market with the new Ariya (no, we do not know how to pronounce it either). The only questions are; is the price worth it, and how does it compete with all the other electric crossovers on the market?

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Nissan Gives the Rogue a Smaller Engine, But There's More Power

Nissan Gives the Rogue a Smaller Engine, But There’s More Power

The Nissan Rogue is now available with a three-cylinder engine, and there’s a good chance that you actually want it

The Nissan Rogue went through a thorough facelift for the 2021 model year, bringing Juke-like DNA and an impressive interior, but subpar performance. Its biggest flaw, and it was a very big flaw, was the underpowered 2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivered just 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. During our test drive of the Rogue, we found it to be a beautiful car inside and out, but it was sluggish and unrefined on the road, and that’s putting it nicely. Fortunately, Nissan heard everyone out and decided to remedy the situation for 2022 – by introducing a new three-cylinder engine. Does it sound underwhelming yet again? I can’t blame you for thinking that way but hear me out before you write it off completely.

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These Nissan Z Roadster Renderings Make Us Dream

These Nissan Z Roadster Renderings Make Us Dream

Nissan still needs to decide on whether or not it’ll make a Roadster version for the 2023 Z

Nissan still has to make a decision about offering a successor for the 370Z Roadster, but this doesn’t mean we can not dream about one. And when we see renderings like the ones coming from sugardesign_1, we really hope the new Nissan Z will also be offered as a roadster.

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Nissan's New Midnight Edition Package Makes the Sentra Look Thunderous

Nissan’s New Midnight Edition Package Makes the Sentra Look Thunderous

But can we just put the SE-R back into production please?

Apparently, the Sentra is Nissan’s most popular sedan in America, and to help boost sales, they just gave the compact some more options and revamped the pricing. But will they bother to make it any more fun?

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The R36 Nissan GT-R May Skip Electrification Altogether As the Twin-Turbo V-6 Lives On

The R36 Nissan GT-R May Skip Electrification Altogether As the Twin-Turbo V-6 Lives On

Nissan isn’t sure about electrification yet, but a new platform and an evolved version of the twin-turbo V-6 will be in play

Back in April 2020, the Nissan GT-R’s fate hung in the balance as it looked like it would live on as it is until it was inevitably put to rest with no successor on the table. Nissan said it wouldn’t update the GT-R because it wanted to keep it affordable – if that’s what you call a car that is priced between $110,000 and $210,00, but I digress. In May of 2020, it was even rumored that Nissan could kill of the GT-R and the Z altogether to keep itself afloat. The good news is that this obviously didn’t happen and the R35 GT-R is still alive. Now, however, we’ve learned from a new report on Autocar that the R36 Nissan GT-R is, in fact, happening, and it might not go the route of electrification at all, if you can believe that.

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The Tesla Model S Plaid Was Finally Beaten In A 1/4 Mile Run. But it's not what you think

The Tesla Model S Plaid Was Finally Beaten In A 1/4 Mile Run. But it’s not what you think

The ballistic EV has now met its match and this might just be the easiest way to take down the mighty Plaid

By now, you already know that the Tesla Model S Plaid is mega when it comes to taking on the ¼ mile. Ever since it went on sale earlier this year, this humble family sedan has been annihilating the competition for the sheer performance that it offers.

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Watch Three Differently Tuned Nissan GT-Rs Hit The Drag Strip For A Friendly Family Competition

Watch Three Differently Tuned Nissan GT-Rs Hit The Drag Strip For A Friendly Family Competition

The three GT-Rs are far from stock and make more than 3,200 horsepower combined!

Do you know what’s better than one Nissan GT-R? Well, three Nissan GT-Rs! The ‘Carwow’ team brought three Godzillas to the drag strip to take on each other. All of them were tuned differently and made a lot more power than the stock model. The least powerful GT-R in this race made 650 ponies and the most powerful made 1,600 horses. The other was no slouch either and it made 1,000 horses. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out how the races will end; but, will there be any upset victories here?

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Nissans Kicks of SEMA With Some Seriously Crazy Cars

Nissans Kicks of SEMA With Some Seriously Crazy Cars

The Nissan booth is going to have some seriously cool cars!

The SEMA auto show is just around the corner, and recently several manufacturers have been giving us sneak peeks at what they are bringing to the aftermarket world event. The display will be open for the entire show from November 2nd through November 5th at booth #52157 in the West Hall of the Las Vegas convention center.

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Toyo Tires Will Reveal 32 World-Debut Custom Cars at the 2021 SEMA show

Toyo Tires Will Reveal 32 World-Debut Custom Cars at the 2021 SEMA show

The Toyo Tires cars we know about seem seriously cool

The SEMA show in Las Vegas is a haven for the automotive aftermarket community and industry. Unfortunately, it was canceled in 2020 for obvious reasons, but it is back for 2021, and Toyo Tires will have some wild cars features in their Treadpass exhibit.

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Watch The Audi RS5 And The Nissan GT-R Get Their Asses Whooped By A BMW M4 Competition!

Watch The Audi RS5 And The Nissan GT-R Get Their Asses Whooped By A BMW M4 Competition!

This drag race shows that the BMW M4 Competition xDrive should never be taken for granted

Thomas and James from ‘Throttle House’ organized an all-wheel-drive drag race that had some big names racing against each other. The contenders included an Audi RS5, a BMW M4 xDrive, and a Nissan GT-R. On paper, the GT-R makes the most power, but will that translate to a clean sweep over its German counterparts?

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What is the Cheapest Nissan?

The Versa is Nissan’s cheapest car in the United States. A subcompact sedan, the Versa is sold as the Almera in other markets. Priced from $14,730, the Versa is also one of the most affordable sedans in the U.S. The Versa is almost $1,000 cheaper than the Versa Note, a slightly smaller hatchback.

What is the Sportiest Nissan?

The GT-R is arguably Nissan’s sportiest vehicle. Although it’s already 12 years old as of 2019, the GT-R continues to deliver solid performance and the Nismo version has what it takes to give its more modern competitors a run for their money. The Nismo rides on a more aggressive suspension setup, it sits closer to the ground, and features a stiffer ride. The powerful engine helps as well. The twin-turbo, 3.8-liter cranks out a solid 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque, a notable increase form the standard GT-R.

What is the Most Popular Nissan?

Nissan’s best-selling vehicle in the United States is the Rogue, a compact crossover built on the same platform as the Qashqai (known as the Rogue Sport in the U.S.). With sales of 93,814 units in the first quarter of 2019, the Rogue is far more popular than sedans like the Sentra and Altima, which barely hit 50,000 units. In 2018, the Rogue sold an impressive total of 412,110 examples.

What is the Most Expensive Nissan?

The GT-R Nismo is by far the most expensive Nissan you can buy. Priced from $210,740, it costs more than four times more than the second-most expensive vehicle in the lineup, the Armada SUV, priced from $47,100. Alongside the regular GT-R, which starts from $113,540, the Nismo is the only Nissan that costs more than $50,000.

What is the Fastest Nissan?

The impressively powerful GT-R Nismo is also incredibly fast. Nissan claims a 0-to-60 mph sprint of 2.5 seconds, which rivals the ratings of notably more powerful supercars. Its top speed is also superior to other Nissan models at 205 mph. This benchmark isn’t good enough to defeat top-tier supercars, but it’s impressive to say the least for a design that’s more than 10 years old.

Are Nissan Cars Reliable?

Like many Japanese cars on the market, Nissans are generally rated among the most reliable vehicles on the market. Nissan was included on all major survey for reliability in recent decades with several nameplates listed as being dependable. It’s the smaller cars that are usually more reliable due to their simple design, the SUVs like the X-Trail and Rogue are also dependable. No matter the survey, you’ll always find Nissan among the 10 most reliable brands.