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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Despite Its Age, the Nissan 370Z Is Still An Amazing Sports Car

Despite Its Age, the Nissan 370Z Is Still An Amazing Sports Car

Can the Nissan 370Z prove to be the biggest performance car bargain today?

With the official unveiling of the 2022 Nissan Z, many people have been dying to find out if it will be anything close to what we were being promised. On paper, things are looking great – a twin-turbo, 400-horsepower V-6, manual gearbox, rear-wheel-drive, and a relatively affordable sticker price. That said, Nissan is still being represented by the Nissan 370Z in the compact sports car segment. YouTube channel Ratiti’s Rides is asking a very relevant question – is the Nissan 370Z worth choosing over a brand new Toyota GR86?

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2021 Nissan Versa - Driven

2021 Nissan Versa - Driven

Is Nissan’s mini sedan still a good option despite the continuous decrease in sales year over year?

The current N18, third-generation Nissan Versa was released in 2019 among falling sales in a dying segment. Featuring Nissan’s latest design language, revised technology, and better materials, but it’s still one of the last few remaining subcompact sedans on the market, and the lack of interest is so obvious it hurts. In 2019, Nissan sold 66,596 Versas in the U.S., 2,369 in Canada, and 88,707 in Mexico, while the 2020 model year saw those numbers drop to 48,273, 125, and 68,013, respectively. That leaves us to wonder: Is there something inheritantly wrong with the Nissan Versa’s recipe, or are falling sales just the result of the COVID pandemic and a general lack of public interest in small sedans? We spent a week with the Nissan Versa to find out.

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A New Rumor Says The 2022 Nissan Z Will Be On Sale Very Soon

A New Rumor Says The 2022 Nissan Z Will Be On Sale Very Soon

Does this rumor expose Nissan’s plans for the 2022 Nissan Z, and is the reveal really imminent?

The Nissan 370Z is a great, affordable sports car that offers decent performance, but there comes a time when you have no choice but to put an old dog down. And, after 13 years on the market, that’s exactly what’s happening and why we’re super stoked for the new Nissan Z to hit the market. Rumor has it that it’s supposed to debut in late 2021 as a 2022 model, and the latest leak says that it could happen just in time to order yourself a nice, sexy Christmas present on four wheels.

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The Cost of Owning And Maintaining a Nissan GT-R R35 Might Surprise You

The Cost of Owning And Maintaining a Nissan GT-R R35 Might Surprise You

A comprehensive guide to Nissan GTR ownership

If you’ve been binging on automotive content on YouTube, there’s a good chance you may have come across Craig Lieberman. The man is an avid car enthusiast and a movie advisor, who helped make the “Fast & Furious” movies a bit more realistic by helping choose the cars. He is also the man who got Paul Walker hooked on Nissan Skylines. Having owned many iconic cars, Craig is more than qualified to answer a question many have asked – what’s the cost of owning and maintaining an R35 GTR?

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Someone Put A Ford Engine In A Nissan Skyline GT-R!?!?

Someone Put A Ford Engine In A Nissan Skyline GT-R!?!?

This Skyline R32 GTR has a dirty secret in its engine bay

“1320 Videos” is a well-known YouTube channel focusing on modified streetcars. We are constantly getting high-quality content from both the US and abroad, which also includes organized events. This time, we are taken to Australia, where just three miles outside of Sydney there’s a rather slippery drag strip.

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Here's Why The 2022 Nissan Z Is Better Than You Think

Here’s Why The 2022 Nissan Z Is Better Than You Think

The 2022 Nissan Z shares a lot with the 370Z and that’s actually a great thing

The 2022 Nissan Z is currently one of the hottest cars around, even before it has actually gone on sale. After 13 years of milking the 370Z, the Japanese brand has finally come up with a new Z-car. The formula is the same – two seats, rear-wheel-drive, a powerful engine up front, and a manual gearbox (unless you get the automatic). Essentially, it’s a proper old-school sports car. That said, a known fact is that the new Z will carry a lot of stuff over from the 370Z. In the minds of some, this hardly justifies the purchase of the new Z, but we are here to tell you why using bits from the 370Z is actually a very good thing!

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2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo Special Edition (Japan Only)

2021 Nissan GT-R Nismo Special Edition (Japan Only)

Nissan just keeps on milking the aging GT-R

The current Nissan GT-R is one of the oldest cars on sale in the US, but Nissan doesn’t seem to care. In fact, the Japanese carmaker has taken the wraps off a Special Edition version dedicated exclusively to Japan. We also know that a new-generation GT-R is under development, so is this the swan song we’ve all been waiting for?

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The Nissan Z Is Special But Because It's The Definition of Affordable Performance

The Nissan Z Is Special But Because It’s The Definition of Affordable Performance

There’s nothing else quite like a Nissan Z car, and that’s why it works

Given the chance, I’m willing to bet that 90-percent of the car-loving population would be more than happy to drive a Nissan GT-R or, even better yet, the Nissan GT-R Nismo. Of course, 89-percent of that original 90-percent will never get the chance to get behind the wheel, not because the GT-R is hard to find but because it’s hard to afford. If you were to cruise into a Nissan dealership right now, you’d have to pony up at least $113,540 just for a base model GT-R. If you want to go all out and get the Godzilla of Godzilla’s – the GT-R Nismo – you’ll have to spend nearly double that or $210,740. And, that’s where the Nissan Z comes in.

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The 2023 Nissan 400Z Nismo Could Have the Current GT-R's Engine!

The 2023 Nissan 400Z Nismo Could Have the Current GT-R’s Engine!

Can NISMO give us a GTR-powered Z-car?

Nissan’s upcoming Z-car is one of, if not, the most talked-about vehicles in 2021. After the 13-year production run of the 370Z, it was about time for a replacement to come around. Nissan has been very secretive about the exact specs of the new Z-car and the only thing we know for sure is that US prices will start at around $35,000. However, sometimes information leaks way before it was intended to. Such is the case with what we are about to share.

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Nissan's Z Platform Evolved to Underpin the Z Proto and 400Z

Nissan’s Z Platform Evolved to Underpin the Z Proto and 400Z

Down at its very core, the backbone of Nissan’s upcoming entry-level sports car is drenched in the DNA of the 370Z and 350Z

For many years we thought Nissan may never revive the Z as the aging 370Z was left lingering in production for what seemed like an eternity with the Japanese automaker showing no interest in developing its replacement.

Happily, though, Nissan did finally call time on the 370Z’s long production run and previewed the next Z with the retro-looking Z Proto. While many things are new on the model, that will probably be named 400Z when it reaches production, its underpinnings are linked to Nissan’s long-standing FM platform that hides underneath both the 370Z and the 350Z, as well as many other Nissan and Infiniti products.

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The 2022 Nissan Z Will Cost You $87 Per Horsepower

The 2022 Nissan Z Will Cost You $87 Per Horsepower

If these rumors are true, then the Nissan Z would redefine the notion of bargain sports car

New details popped up online about the upcoming Nissan Z, including the fact that it won’t be called the 400Z as everyone thought, but simply the Z everywhere in the world except for Japan, which will get it as the Fairlady Z. Mind you, the following bits of information did not come through Nissan’s official communications channels, so do apply the pinch of salt rule when digesting them.

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Nissan Isn't Done With the GT-R Yet, And What's Coming Next Might Surprise You

Nissan Isn’t Done With the GT-R Yet, And What’s Coming Next Might Surprise You

How much more can Nissan squeeze the GTR?

It seems the Nissan GT-R lives up to the Godzilla name, not only in terms of performance but also in terms of its lifespan. Although it’s ancient (for a supercar), the Japanese supercar slayer is still holding its ground with the dignity and decisiveness of a true samurai. If for some reason you had doubts, that the GT-R is a great performance car, think about this: When a performance car of this caliber comes out, it’s usually at the top of the performance car food chain for maybe three years, before someone else dethrones it. But that isn’t the case with the GT-R.

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Latest Nissan Z:

1997 Nissan R390 GT1

1997 Nissan R390 GT1

Shedding light on Nissan’s other iconic car

When we talk about legendary Nissan cars, the first one to come to mind is always the GTR, also known as “Godzilla”. Other significant models of the brand include the Silvia and Fairlady Z models, but there is one more that has largely been forgotten – the R390. Skyline’s heritage and success largely overshadowed anything else the brand came up with. In addition, the 1990s spawned many great supercars, one of which the McLaren F1. Whether that’s the reason for the Nissan R390’s fall into obscurity, these are all the important facts you want to know about Nissan’s mid-engine supercar.

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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.