The Four-door Nissan GT-R Sounds Cringe, But It Actually Makes Sense
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?
The Nissan GT-R Might Not Be Dead After All, and Its Successor Will Be Electrifying
Nissan may have just launched a new Nissan Z with a peppy V-6 under the hood, but regulations and laws have forced it into the category of dying breeds. These emissions regulations are one of the prime reasons why the Nissan Z isn’t going to be available in Europe and why the Nissan GT-R is about to go out of production with no successor in sight. There is hope on the horizon for a GT-R successor, and it will all rely on Nissan’s ability to perfect solid-state batteries.
Here’s How Nissan’s Variable Compression Technology Combines The Best Of Gasoline And Diesel Engines
Car manufacturers are hard at work, coming up with more efficient powertrains. While electrification seems to be the focal point, there are plenty of companies still developing ways to make the internal combustion engine more efficient. Nissan is among these companies, with its variable compression technology, said to combine the best from gasoline and diesel engines. Here’s how it works and how it’s different from Mazda’s SKYACTIV engines.
2023 Nissan Z - Kicking off the Summer in Style
We know that the 2023 Nissan Z won’t be available in Europe, we know that the Nissan 400Z Nismo could be a hybrid, and there’s a good chance that there may even be a 400Z convertible. But, before all of that happens, the Nissan Z coupe needs to go into production, and a new report has shed light on when that might happen and when it will officially go on sale.
Official Prices For The Nissan Z Will Be Announced In Spring 2022, And Here’s What We Found Out
Nissan gave us a proper, enthusiast’s sports car for the first time in 13 years. There are very few cars that are as anticipated as the Nissan Z, in 2022, and from August you’ll be able to order one. With this in mind, the retro-styled coupe made another appearance, at the 2022 Houston Auto Show, where GT: Garage Talk talked with a Nissan product specialist, revealing new details about the pricing.
The Infiniti QX50 has Been Updated for 2022, but is it Enough?
Nissan and its subsidiary Infiniti have been feeling the heat from a lack of sales and general interest the world over. Both have been trying to re-vamp their respective ranges by adding new packages and more standard equipment, but we have yet to see those pay off yet. Now, a small update for the QX50 aims to draw in more attention, but is it enough?
Nissan Plans 23 Electrified Models By 2030; Previews Them With Four 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.
Do the Updates to the 2022 Nissan Altima Make it Relevant Again
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.
The Nissan Ariya EV Is Way More Expensive than its Competition
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?
Nissan’s New Midnight Edition Package Makes the Sentra Look Thunderous
Nissans Kicks of SEMA With Some Seriously Crazy 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.
2022 Nissan Armada Retains The 2021 Model Year Pricing
The Nissan Leaf Is Now More Than $4k Cheaper Than in 2021!
The 2022 Nissan Leaf has launched with better standard equipment and a cheaper starting price. The Leaf S, for example, starts out at $27,400 - $4,270 cheaper than last years entry price of $31,670. The Leaf SV is now priced at $28,800 while the S Plus commands $32,400, making it $5,870 cheaper than last year and almost as cheap as the entry level 2021 model. The SV Plus starts at $35,500, down from $40,520 while the SL Plus comes in at $37,400, a huge discount from 2021 where it would set you back $43,970! You should also keep in mind that you may also be eligible for the $7,500 tax credit.
On top of the cheaper pricing, the leaf now comes with more standard equipment. The Chademo quick charge port and 240-Volt charging came comes with every model while eight features from the Technology package for the SV plus are also now standard. The S and SV trims come with a 40-kW battery and 110 kW electric motor that delivers 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. These models with get you around 149 miles of range per charge. The Leaf Plus has a 62-kWh battery and a 160-kW motor that’s good for 214 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. As for this model, you’ll get 226 miles of range per charge. In the end, the Leaf is now impressively cheaper than both the Chevy Bolt at $36,000 and the Tesla Model 3 at $39,490.
The Nissan Z Is Special But Because It’s The Definition of Affordable Performance
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.
In a Bold Move To Prolong Death, Nissan Could Be Killing Off The Only Models Anyone Cares About
Nissan is in dire straits, and the Japanese automaker could be making some tough decisions that could spell the end of some of its most popular models. Like most automakers that have been affected by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Nissan is scrambling to keep itself above water in the wake of tanking car sales all over the world.
If You Have the Lockdown Blues, Why Not Build a Paper Nissan Skyline or 370Z?
We really didn’t give a lot of attention to the Toyota 86 paper models or the Mazda MX-5 Miata papercraft, but now that we’ve discovered that Nissan has put up its entire lineup in papercraft form, we’re kind of intrigued. We don’t know about you, but folding a piece of paper into a 3D model of a car seems a hell of a lot funner than just coloring on paper.
Nissan Jacks Up the Price of the GT-R NISMO to $210,000, But Is it Worth It?
I have some bad news for those of you who think that the 2019 Nissan GT-R NISMO’s $175,000 starting price is already steep. Pricing for the new 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO has been announced, and, as expected, it’s more expensive than its predecessor. Actually, it’s not just more expensive by a fraction; it’s more expensive by a lot. And by “a lot,” I mean $210,740. That’s $35,000 more expensive than the 2019 GT-R NISMO It’s ridiculous on every level. Or is it?
Take a deep dive on what the 2020 GT-R NISMO has to offer, and by the time you’re ready to go back up the surface, you’ll realize that Nissan’s asking price for the new and improved Japanese supercar is worth every penny. Say what you will about the GT-R’s classification as a performance model. One thing rings true above all of it. It’s a supercar now, and it’s certainly priced like one.
Nissan Goes to Crazy Lengths to Test Paint Durability
A lot of people assume that you paint a car, let it dry, and you are done. But if you have watched Megafactories, you would probably know that it is not as easy as it sounds. In fact, this is one area that no one even talks about. Nissan, however, shared a little information on the same and it even involves a fake sun. How crazy is that?
Nissan’s Own Carlos Ghosn Accused of Misconduct, Arrested
Nissan Chairman and Renault Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn has been arrested by prosecutors in Japan for "significant acts of misconduct." Nissan said Ghosn and another board member had been under investigation for months following a whistleblower report. As one of the auto industry’s most important executives, Ghosn will be "promptly removed" from his positions, according to Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa.
Are Crossovers and SUVs Becoming Daddy’s Car? Nissan Thinks So and Hopes It’ll Boost Sedan Sales
Just as almost every automaker is stirring into the SUV skid, Nissan is stirring against it with the launch of the sixth-generation Altima. The Japanese auto brand is pulling out all the stops with the new version of the midsize sedan that, according to the company, represents “one of the highest investments in the history of Nissan.” The new Altima sits on a new platform, a new engine, and a new all-wheel-drive system.
The Rules are Set in Stone - Electric Cars Must Make Noise at Low Speeds by 2020
Electric cars are known for being quiet on the road. But, is there such a thing as being too quiet? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration thinks so, and after years of developing rules to address the issue, the NHTSA has finally come out with specific guidelines regarding this particular predicament. Beginning in 2020, all electric cars are required to create a minimum amount of sound at low speeds for the specific purpose of alerting pedestrians and cyclists of their presence.
Keeping up with the Jones’: Nissan to Increase its Interior Design Budget
Nissan is preparing a new wave of high-end, high-tech interiors for is future autonomous vehicles due out by 2020. With customers spending less time driving, they’ll have more time to notice the design details and quality of their vehicle. They’ll also expect more entertainment options to consume their commute time.
In an interview with Auto Express, Nissan of Europe’s design center’s new boss, Mamoru Aoki, said, “From 2020 it will be the real autonomous and electric vehicle era, so at that time I think we will not continue the current [interior] design direction.” He continued by saying, “Before, EV competition was small, but now it is much greater, so appearance is more important. Tesla is here already, so we have to compete.”
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Honda, Toyota, and Nissan Threaten to Leave the U.K. if Brexit Kills Profits
The uncertainty of the U.K.’s “Brexit” away from the European Union looms as one of the world’s biggest storylines since the shock vote that happened in 2016. There’s still a year away before the U.K. formally leaves the European bloc, but there are already concerns from other countries all over the world about the kind of trade agreements that will arise from the country’s departure from the EU. One of the concerned nations is Japan and, in an unusual move for the normally docile Japanese people, the country said that its companies would leave Britain if trade barriers made them unprofitable. Among the Japanese companies that could exit Britain include Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Mitsubishi.