YouTube Link Keith Carmouche encounters an alligator while driving his Nissan truck to his camping spot in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana. The gator angrily strikes, and Carmouche tells the animal "Hey, watch my truck." Later, the man likely wishes that he had backed off and left the gator alone. -Via Tastefully Offensive
The company can't justify the development costs for a new compact rear-whee-drive platform, but the IDx' retro styling could make its way to another model.
Nissan North America's VP of product planning says that the lack of a small, rear-wheel-drive platform hurts the chances of us every getting a production version of the IDx Nismo and IDx Freeflow concepts. Continue reading Nissan IDx...Show More Summary
Nobody at Nissan is talking about IDx. That’s what we learned from Pierre Loing, Vice President of Product Planning for Nissan North America. But, there’s a chance certain styling elements could make their way to other products, or possibly even a front-wheel drive performance option below 370Z. Show More Summary
Which is quicker over a half mile: the new, 300-hp Kawasaki Ninja H2R supercharged motorcycle or a Bugatti Veyron with the 1,200-hp tune from the Super Sport? What about a McLaren MP4-12C or a 1,350-hp Nissan GT-R? Find out from this video of the drag race. Show More Summary
Earlier this week, I was able to drive the 2016 Nissan Maxima around the great state of Tennessee and enjoy some of the twistiest roads outside of the Tail of the Dragon. While I can’t share driving impressions just yet, there is one thing I can offer up: the Maxima’s piped-in engine note. Show More Summary
I needed a car. Any car. My dad and I were limping my dying ’85 Nissan Maxima around town to multiple car dealers, looking for an appropriate replacement. I was 19, I think, and since I commuted thirty miles a day to college (when I went to class) I needed reliable, efficient transport. Show More Summary
Today’s global unveiling of the 2016 Toyota HiLux already has us excited about throwing the all-new iteration of the country’s favourite ute into a comparison with its key rivals. The new-generation Mitsubishi Triton has just launched in Australia, while the new Nissan Navara launches next week and the updated Ford Ranger arrives in the third quarter [...]
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Whenever I get behind the wheel of my Nissan Skyline GT-R — a truly seminal Japanese performance car with one of the most enduring, iconic shapes of our generation — I am always overcome with a certain special, powerful sense. Namely, a sense of deeper respect for the men and women of the United States Postal Service. Read more...
Carlos Ghosn need not shed his caution about driverless cars. But, trillions hang in the balance. Given those stakes, has Ghosn hedged Nissan’s strategic bets in case the driverless “car of the future” comes more quickly than he expects?...Show More Summary
Suffering a tire blowout while driving down the highway is never a welcome experience, but imagine if you found out that the tire blew, not because of debris on the roadway, but as a result of a manufacturing defect with your vehicle? It’s for that reason more than 130,000 Nissan Versa vehicles are now under investigation by federal regulators. The … [More]
Whether the world is ready or not, Nissan will have an autonomous car by 2020.
The 2008-2010 Nissan Versa is under investigation by NHTSA after 93 complaints of front coil springs that can break while driving. The problem can reportedly happen at any speed and without warning. Continue reading NHTSA opens investigation...Show More Summary
Nissan developed a new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine for its GT-R LM NISMO race car, which makes its competition debut at next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The engine’s basic design is shared with a production unit of the same displacement that Nissan’s upmarket brand Infiniti showcased in the recent Q80 Inspiration and...
When Nissan took the wraps off its GT-R LM NISMO, many questioned why it would make a front engine, front-wheel-drive racecar when the established benchmarks in the endurance game were all using all-wheel drive hybrid setups. With Nissan's...Show More Summary
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has re-promised that the automaker will absolutely have autonomous cars ready by 2020. But you might not be able to buy them – even if you want to – because the government won’t let you. Read more...
The agency has received 93 complaints of front coil-spring fracture with the 2008-2010 Versa.
I spoke to Scot Cottick, Senior Manager Social Media Marketing, Nissan North America, to discuss how the company approaches social and utilises the medium to best effect.