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The Best Electric Family Cars for 2022

The Best Electric Family Cars for 2022

If you’re in the market for an electric family car, then this is the list you need to check out

As of 2022, it’s safe to say that EVs are mainstream. With all major mass-market automakers offering multiple EVs in their portfolio, it is confusing to choose one. EVs, with their convenience and refinement, make for great family runabouts if the range isn’t a major concern, but, with a whole range of EVs to choose from, the decision-making process is getting increasingly difficult. So, here is a list of 10 EVs that we think should be on your list if you are on the lookout for an electric family car.

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A 2,000-HP Nissan GT-R Gets More Than a Run For Its Money From a 1,600-HP Chevy Silverado

A 2,000-HP Nissan GT-R Gets More Than a Run For Its Money From a 1,600-HP Chevy Silverado

A 1,600 hp Chevy Silverado schools a 2,000 hp Nissan GT-R in the art of gapping

Whether stock or modified, the Nissan GT-R is a very quick car. That said, it is not the only capable platform, especially when it comes to building a very fast drag car. In this “This vs That”, Hoonigan drag race, a twin-turbo Chevy Silverado 1500 drag truck goes up against a more powerful Nissan GT-R. The Silverado previously beat a Tesla Model S Plaid, but this time, it goes up against Godzilla. Get ready to get your hearts and driveshafts broken.

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2022 Nissan Frontier Project Adventure

2022 Nissan Frontier Project Adventure

A concept ready to take on any American roads!

Nissan brought the Frontier to the North American market back in 1997 and since then more four million trucks were sold. With the new generation, the company has bigger hopes, as the new Frontier is the first one dedicated for the North American market and it is not shared with the global model.

At the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan revealed three concept cars that will prove that only the sky is the limit when it comes to the customization possibilities of the Frontier. The first one - Frontier Project 72X - pays tribute to the Datsun 720, and the second one Project Adventure was built to invite American customers to explore the amazing sceneries of the U.S., no matter where they are located.

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2022 Nissan Frontier Project 72X

2022 Nissan Frontier Project 72X

Nissan pays tribute to the legendary Datsun 720 with a custom Nissan Frontier created by Nissan Design America

The 2022 Chicago Auto Show opened its doors today for the media, and in two days, it will also be opened for the public. There will surely be a few things to see in there, so go ahead and pay a visit if you can.

At the Nissan booth, for example, you will see a trio of concept cars, all based on the 2022 Frontier. All three concept cars were designed by Nissan Design America to show the unlimited customization possibilities with the truck.

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Best Cars Of 2021

Best Cars Of 2021

Our list is made up of some of the most significant models that stood out this year

With the pandemic still looming over our heads, 2021 was a pretty action-packed year for the auto industry. Sure, you had challenges, with automakers having to contend with issues like chip shortages, causing delays to consumers. But regardless, the show had to go on and we got some pretty cool cars making their debut, predominantly towards the latter half of 2021.

Let’s get one thing out of the way, 2021 really was also the year, when the market as a whole began to embrace EV’s and you could see several automakers both the legacy as well as EV startups bring several new models to market. Having said that, we did see some pretty cool ICE cars, also make their debut. Now there were several cars that made headlines this year, it was very difficult to pick out the best ones, but the cars on this list definitely stood out. Here’s our list of some of the most highly anticipated and important cars that were unveiled in 2021.

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2022 Nissan Frontier - Driven

2022 Nissan Frontier - Driven

The 2022 Nissan Frontier is a huge upgrade over the outgoing model, breaking the chain of a 15-year design philosophy

The Nissan Frontier has been a trusted workhorse for its owners for a very long time. The truck has been as reliable as it can get. Last year, a Chicago-based delivery driver, Brian Murphy, clocked one million miles on it! However, Nissan took the ‘don’t fix if it ain’t broke’ philosophy a little too seriously. At a time when automakers come up with significant changes even in facelifts every year, Nissan retained the same design language on the Frontier for 15 years! But, for the new, third-gen 2022 model, we get a revamped design that puts it in line with the modern trucks. The company introduced a new engine and gearbox for the previous model year and the same has been carried over this time as well.

The 2022 Nissan Frontier in the top-sped PRO-4X off-road trim arrived at TopSpeed’s headquarters recently, and here’s all you need to know about it.

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Watch Five Pickup Trucks Try To Invoke The Usain Bolt Spirit In Them In This Drag Race

Watch Five Pickup Trucks Try To Invoke The Usain Bolt Spirit In Them In This Drag Race

It was the Ford Maverick, Hyundai Santa Cruz, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tundra, and the Ford F-150 Raptor facing each other

The folks at ‘The Fast Lane Truck’ conducted a drag race with not two, but five different pickup trucks. They had trucks across segments, starting from the Ford Maverick and the Hyundai Santa Cruz, to the Nissan Frontier, the Toyota Tundra, and the Ford F-150 Raptor. This wasn’t a conventional race wherein you just had all five trucks go at it together. It was more of a gauntlet match wherein the winner of a race faced a new truck in the next round and the loser got eliminated. Sounds a little like Squid Game, doesn’t it?

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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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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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2022 Nissan Frontier Prices Announced - Makes It A Cool Alternative On The Market

2022 Nissan Frontier Prices Announced - Makes It A Cool Alternative On The Market

2022 Nissan Frontier’s $27,000-price makes it more expensive than the Tacoma, but cheaper than the Ridgeline

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for the 2022 Nissan Frontier King Cab Frontier S King Cab 4x2 $27,840 USD Frontier SV King Cab 4x2 $30,540 USD Frontier S King Cab 4x4 $31,040 USD Frontier SV King Cab 4x4 $33,740 USD Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices for the 2022 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab: Frontier S Crew Cab 4x2 $29,340 USD Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x2 SWB $32,140 USD Frontier SV Crew Cab 4x2 LWB $34,040 USD Frontier S Crew Cab 4x4 $32,340 USD Frontier SV Crew Cab (...)

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Nissan To Unexpectedly Stir Up The EV Market By Making The Same Move It Did 70 Years Ago

Nissan To Unexpectedly Stir Up The EV Market By Making The Same Move It Did 70 Years Ago

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a true compact pickup, and the first one since might be an EV!

A new rumor circulated the web says that Nissan is working on a new EV, but not just any EV – it’s reported a compact electric pickup truck. It’s not just the size and motivation that would make such a model unique, but the fact that it will have zero competition if it’s launched soon enough. Sounds crazy, right? Well it is, but maybe crazy is exactly what the industry needs right now, and it won’t be the first time Nissan created its own segment based on the compact pickup truck.

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2022 Nissan Frontier

2022 Nissan Frontier

Nissan is finally making much-needed amendments to the workhorse after 15 years

Nissan made a lot of changes to the last Frontier update, but there’s no denying that it’s still a 15-year old truck. The company recently teased the 2022 Frontier and it is expected to be the biggest change since its inception, especially in terms of aesthetics. The truck has proven its might in the past, but the styling is clearly dated and is probably the only reason for the Frontier’s dwindling sales. The 2022 Frontier is all set to debut on February 4, 2021, and here’s what you can expect from it.

Update 2-4-2020 The new, 2022 Nissan Frontier has finally be revealed. We’ll be updating this review in the coming days, but until then, you can check it out and learn all you need to know in our feature debut article!

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2020 Nissan Frontier - Driven

2020 Nissan Frontier - Driven

The 2020 Frontier looks the same, but comes with a new engine and transmission, and a steep price hike

Nissan Frontier is considered to be one of the best workhorses you can buy today. It never had any oomph factor and was happy being in its comfort zone as a work truck. It has remained pretty much the same for 15 years and Nissan never bothered to bring in a new generation because, well, why fix something that ain’t broken?

Given the long wait, everyone expected the next-gen Frontier to get a complete makeover inside out. The Japanese automaker still hasn’t brought out the new generation, but it decided to give us a glimpse of the future by plonking in a new engine and transmission in the same old body.

The new engine and gearbox come at a cost; the cost being $8,000. The starting price of the truck has gone up considerably and a lot of us were confused if it’s worth the hike or not. So, here’s our take on the 2020 Nissan Frontier that arrived at TopSpeed’s headquarters in the PRO-4X trim finished in a Blue exterior shade.

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2021 Nissan Navara

2021 Nissan Navara

Not a whole lot to show for, but the Navara is a preview of what to expect from the upcoming Frontier in the U.S.

Nissan has launched the 2021 Navara pickup truck in Europe and South America. It is called the Frontier in the latter, but we’ll stick to calling it Navara to reduce the confusion.

It looks fresh on the outside with noticeable changes, some tweaks inside the cabin, and a few under the skin as well. The highlight of this update is the introduction of the PRO-4X package. Unlike the U.S.-spec Frontier’s PRO-4X, which is an off-road package, the one on the European Navara is just a styling kit. Will Mercedes come back and try to build another truck based on this refreshed model?

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Next-Gen Frontier: If You Didn't Like Nissan DNA in Your Mercedes, Maybe You'll Like Mercedes DNA in Your Nissan

Next-Gen Frontier: If You Didn’t Like Nissan DNA in Your Mercedes, Maybe You’ll Like Mercedes DNA in Your Nissan

The next-generation Nissan Frontier won’t be a full redesign

In 2017 Mecedes-Benz decided to enter the pickup truck market with the X-Class. However, the X-Class wasn’t a true Mercedes under the shell, but a modified third-generation Nissan Frontier, also known as the Navara in other markets. Mercedes’ concept was to offer a more premium truck in terms of looks and equipment, but it seems that it didn’t go really well. After only two years on the market, the X-Class was discontinued. But a new report claims that the German truck will actually live on as Nissan wants to use the modifications that Mercedes made to the platform on the next-generation Frontier.

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Can You Make Out Anything From This Nissan Frontier Image?

Can You Make Out Anything From This Nissan Frontier Image?

Nissan gave us a peek at the new truck without actually showing it

Nissan recently announced a restructuring plan and released a teaser video called “Nissan Next: From A to Z”. The video teased many vehicles, including rejigged Armada, Rogue and the next-gen Z sports car. Nissan also showcased the silhouette of the 2021 Frontier. The truck is due for a big change for 2021, and it looks like the company teased it in this video. However, the changes aren’t glaringly evident.

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Is Nissan Coming Up With A Frontier NISMO?

Is Nissan Coming Up With A Frontier NISMO?

This could change the ’bang-for-the-buck work truck’ image of the Frontier

Nissan recently updated the age-old Frontier. The company tweaked the 2020 model inside out and even plonked a new mill under the hood. However, it still feels dated and all eyes are set on the next-gen model that’s due next year. There’s not a lot of information out there about it except for the fact that it is going to get mighty expensive. However, according to a YouTube channel called Pickup Truck Plus SUV Talk, the Japanese automaker might be working on a Frontier NISMO. If this scoop is true, then Nissan might fill the void created by Ford for not offering the Ranger Raptor here in the States.

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The 2021 Nissan Frontier Could Get A Lot More Expensive

The 2021 Nissan Frontier Could Get A Lot More Expensive

A premium of over $7,500 as compared to the 2019 model’s starting price!

The Nissan Frontier is known for its rock-like build and reliability. The truck is over a decade old, but Nissan hasn’t really given it any new clothes or makeup over the years. However, the 2021 model is expected to bring about a lot of changes. Generally, such changes rarely command a significant price increase, and that seems to be the case with the Frontier.

According to a report from CarsDirect, the Nissan Frontier’s starting price will be increased by over $7,500! The 2019 Nissan Frontier starts at $18,636, but the 2021 model is expected to come with a starting price tag of $26,280. That’s an increase of almost 45-percent! But, why? Is it going to come with gold screws and bolts?

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2020 Nissan Titan - Driven

2020 Nissan Titan - Driven

A lot of tweaks in all the departments, but it still lacks the pizzazz

The Titan is in Nissan’s lineup since 2004. The pickup truck’s current-gen was launched four years back and now the company has already rolled out the facelift. The 2020 model brings in a few significant changes to the truck. On the outside, the changes are subtle, but they are noteworthy under the hood.

Nissan dropped the Cummins mill and the Titan can now be had only with the 5.6-liter V-8 mill. What’s more, it comes with a new transmission and a power boost. However, is the Titan a worthy alternative to the established trucks like the F-150 and the Silverado?

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Chicago-Based Delivery Driver Crosses One Million Miles In His 2007 Nissan Frontier

Chicago-Based Delivery Driver Crosses One Million Miles In His 2007 Nissan Frontier

The truck is still going strong, but will soon be given the rest it deserves

The million-mile man is all the rage right now. Unless you live under a rock, you would’ve read that a Chicago-based courier named Brian Murphy clocked over a million miles in his 2007 Nissan Frontier. Yes, a million miles! And the truck is still running well. Interestingly, this is the base-spec trim and a manual, too. Congratulations to Mr. Brian Murphy for making it to the elite club that has very few members all across the globe.

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Nissan's Hoping That a New Engine Will Hold the Frontier Over Until the Next-Gen Model Arrives in 2021

Nissan’s Hoping That a New Engine Will Hold the Frontier Over Until the Next-Gen Model Arrives in 2021

Nissan’s utility pickup gets new engines ahead of next-generation model

The 2020 Nissan Frontier made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show, and, well, it still looks the same. The front design is the same, and so is the rear. The body is the same, too. There’s not much going on in the wheels section, either. Instead, Nissan is offering the 2020 Frontier with a new engine that delivers more power than its previous iteration. A handful of new changes are also included, but, for the most part, the 2020 Frontier is the same pickup as it was before. The big change is set to arrive in 2021 when the all-new Frontier makes its debut.

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2019 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner

2019 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner

There’s nowhere in the world that you can’t go to with this do-it-all pickup truck

The Nissan Frontier Desert Runner doesn’t have the racing pedigree of the Nissan Global Time Attack TT 370Z or the sheer tuning audacity of the Nissan Kicks Street Sport, but if you’re looking for a rugged version of Nissan’s long-standing pickup with some serious off-road chops, the Frontier Desert Runner should be right up your alley. Developed by the Nissan Motorsports team in collaboration with MA Motorsports, the Frontier Desert Runner is teeming with purpose-specific upgrades that help enhance the pickup’s already impressive form and functionality. Nissan has yet to give any indication of potential production plans for the tricked-out pickup, but that could come soon if there’s decent enough demand for it. For now, though, the Nissan Frontier Desert Runner takes center stage at the 2019 SEMA Auto Show.

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