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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$39,990 Isn't A Bad Starting Price For The 400-Horsepower Nissan Z!

$39,990 Isn’t A Bad Starting Price For The 400-Horsepower Nissan Z!

The New Z is here, and it promises an analog experience in a digital world

After the seventh-gen Z broke cover in August last year, Nissan has, at long last, officially announced the prices of its long-awaited and much-hyped sports car. The 2023 Nissan Z will kick off with a starting price of $39,990 plus destination, which brings it to a grand total of $41,015.

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The 2023 Nissan Z Finally Shows What It Can Do Against Its Competitors

The 2023 Nissan Z Finally Shows What It Can Do Against Its Competitors

We finally see how the manual and automatic Nissan Z perform against each other and their direct competitors

With the Nissan Z about to go on sale, the Japanese company finally handed out press cars in order for us to find out how it stacks up to its competitors. Hagerty was lucky enough to get two cars – a manual and an automatic - and pit them not just against one another, but against a GR Supra, a Mustang Mach 1, and as a bonus, a 2010 Aston Martin V-8 Vantage. The results are as much surprising as they are not.

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2023 Nissan Z Driven – What It's Really Like to be Behind the Wheel

2023 Nissan Z Driven – What It’s Really Like to be Behind the Wheel

It’s so much better than 370Z, and yet it’s still affordable

Nissan has taken everything it’s learned from the Z lineup thus far and improved on it in ways we never thought were possible. The old, aging V-6 is gone, only to be replaced by the same V-6 found in the Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 with some major improvements. The same platform resides underneath, only it has been updated for improved handling, better safety, and more structural rigidity. Factor in the revised suspension, retro look, and impressive cabin, and this is arguably the best Z in existence.

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The Four Horsemen Of High-performance Sports Cars Gather For An All-out Drag Race

The Four Horsemen Of High-performance Sports Cars Gather For An All-out Drag Race

The NSX Type S, the GT-R Nismo, the 911 Turbo S, and the C8 go at each other’s throats on the drag strip

While drag racing fast cars only tells you so much about their performance capabilities, it’s always fun to see who comes out on top. Currently, these four – theAcura NSX Type S, Nissan GT-R Nismo, Chevrolet C8 Corvette, and Porsche 911 Turbo S – are some of the hottest high-performance cars on the market. ’Throttle House’ arranged for them to meet for a drag race. Can the C8 Corvette punch above its weight against the turbocharged opponents?

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The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022

The 15 Most Practical High-Performance Sports Cars You Can Buy In 2022

These 15 sports cars prove that you don’t need to sacrifice practicality for high performance

Practicality is, often, an afterthought when it comes to high-performance sports cars. If you are on the market for one, there’s a good chance that practicality is not among your top priorities or that you have another, more practical vehicle. With that said, not all sports cars are made equal, with some of them being surprisingly practical. Here are 15 sports cars that are more usable than you might think.

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Toyota GR Supra Vs Nissan Z Sound Comparison: Which Car Tugs Your Aural Strings Better?

Toyota GR Supra Vs Nissan Z Sound Comparison: Which Car Tugs Your Aural Strings Better?

Here’s a compilation video of what the two cars sound like at idle, launch, and while drifting

This video by TheCarKraze on YouTube is a compilation of a bunch of other tiny clips put together that should give you a good idea about what the Toyota GR Supra and the Nissan Z sound like. This is a sound comparison of the two cars at idle, using launch control followed by a full-on drifting scene.

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2023 Nissan Z – What Really Changed Under the Skin

2023 Nissan Z – What Really Changed Under the Skin

The Nissan Z is riding on an aging platform, but there’s a lot of new baked into this generation

The truth is that, at its core, the Nissan Z is underpinned by a platform that’s been used for decades. And, with the Infiniti engine under the hood with the very same output found in the Red Sport models, it’s easy to assume that Nissan simply cobbled a bunch of stuff together from existing parts bins into a new body and called it a day. That actually couldn’t be further from the truth, though, and you’ll be surprised to know just what happened below the skin to make the Nissan Z so new that it will drive better than any Z car that came before it.

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Nissan GT-R EV – It's Happening, We Just Don't Know When

Nissan GT-R EV – It’s Happening, We Just Don’t Know When

Nissan won’t abandon the Z or GT-R, though their futures are still shrouded in mystery

It seemed like it took forever, but Nissan finally revealed an all-new Nissan Z, but what about the aging Nissan GT-R? That car has been in production for 15 years, and there’s literally no sign of a new-gen R36 GT-R being in the works. This comes despite the fact that noise regulations have killed its presence in Europe and safety regulations have killed its presence in Australia, leaving just the U.S. and Japan as the primary markets. Nissan isn’t planning to kill off the GT-R as once previously expected, though it is already looking well into the future beyond the next-gen model whenever that will actually happen.

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Nissan Nismo Will Prevail Despite Electrification

Nissan Nismo Will Prevail Despite Electrification

Nissan is confident that the Nismo performance brand will live on well into the electric era

The transition into electrification and the sheer speed in which that transition has escalated has called the future of high-performance names into question. When it all started, we all wondered what would happen to names like AMG, BMW M, SRT, and Nismo, among many others. AMG, for example, has fully embraced electrification as part of its future business model and Dodge’s SRT brand will soon have its hands in an “electric muscle car.” What about Nismo, though? The Nissan Leaf EV has been around for a while, but the brand hasn’t exactly dived headfirst into electrification. So, does Nismo have a future?

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All The Differences Between Nissan Z Sport and Performance Trims

All The Differences Between Nissan Z Sport and Performance Trims

There are plenty of differences between the Nissan Z Spot and Performance trims; the base car lacks some of the essentials

By now, you’re probably tired of hearing about the Nissan Z. We know it’s out and we know (or at least hope) it’s going to be the bargain performance car everyone was waiting on. With that said, there are two trims (not counting the limited-edition Proto) - Sport and Performance. John Raiti, from Raiti’s Rides, helps us discuss the differences between the two Nissan Z trims - there are more of them than you think, so feel free to check them out below.

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The Four-door Nissan GT-R Sounds Cringe, But It Actually Makes Sense

The Four-door Nissan GT-R Sounds Cringe, But It Actually Makes Sense

Nissan is going up against the Porsche Taycan, and these renderings of a four-door GT-R EV prove it

Nissan is in an interesting place. It gave us the first new Z in 14 years and its newly introduced Ariya is the brand’s first EV crossover. While both models have been delayed due to supply chain problems, there is another interesting development. It concerns the Nissan GT-R and the possibility of a four-door version, which may also be an EV. If what we hear is true, this could mean that the R36 generation will come in, at least, two flavors. Is Nissan planning to compete with the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Model S Plaid?

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The 2023 Nissan Z Is The Most Nostalgic Sports Car Of Its Time

The 2023 Nissan Z Is The Most Nostalgic Sports Car Of Its Time

The 2023 Nissan Z is the epitome of a modern-day, old-school sports car - Here’s everything that makes it the most nostalgic sports car of our time

The 2023 Nissan Z was highly anticipated for 2022, and now, it’s finally here. By all accounts, it seems like the new Z is an epic mix of design cues from previous iterations of the Z, and a tribute to the 1969 original. There are many aspects of the Nissan Z that make it the most nostalgic sports car of our time, with some being more obvious than others. Here’s a virtual tour of all of them.

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Battle Of Budget Family Sedans: Nissan Altima vs Mazda 3

Battle Of Budget Family Sedans: Nissan Altima vs Mazda 3

How do two family sedans, not known for their performance whatsoever, fare against each other?

While it is fun to see sports cars and supercars drag race, there’s something about watching family sedans doing things that they aren’t meant to. They’re perhaps even more exciting because these are the cars we see on the roads a lot more frequently. ‘Sam CarLegion’ generally stages races between mass-market cars, and this time, he’s brought two family sedans with Japanese routes to face each other – the Nissan Altima and the Mazda 3. Which car do you think will win?

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Light At The End Of The Tunnel: Nissan Z Production Underway; Prices Announced For Japan

Light At The End Of The Tunnel: Nissan Z Production Underway; Prices Announced For Japan

The Z may be delayed, but this video of the Japanese sports car being put together shows us how things are coming along

The 2023 Nissan Z has to be one of the most highly anticipated and awaited cars for the longest time. Well, Z fans, you will be happy to note that production of the upcoming sports car is finally underway. This video shows us the Z being put together at Nissan’s Tochigi factory in Japan.

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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.