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Nissan brought 7 Star Wars-inspired vehicles to the 2017 LA Auto Show

We are just a few days away from the most awaited movie of the year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi. And you might have noticed that wherever you look, you’re reminded of this movie. It seems that Star Wars has invaded our everyday lives, as seen in clothing brands, to shoes, and everything in between to celebrate Star Wars Eight. And of course, Nissan is not going to be left behind.

This is why they introduced no less than seven modified vehicles, which were all brought to the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show to be put up on display. The partnership between both the Japanese automaker and the franchise began this September when it was officially announced. Two months later, Nissan proves how ready it is for the movie’s premier in December with their expressive designs, where each car portrays a certain character or craft from the upcoming film.

All in all, Nissan modified three Maxima vehicles, and one of the following models: Altima, Rogue and Rogue Sport, and brought them to the City of Angels. Each car was designed by artists who work in Lucasfilm. This all started with a pen and paper, where the design team paired certain characters and crafts with cars from the newest film. They then chose colour palettes, graphics, textures and designs for each of them. You probably already know that the 7 vehicles will only be concepts, so don’t expect to get your hands on one.

Read the entire article Nissan brought 7 Star Wars-inspired vehicles to the 2017 LA Auto Show

LA Auto Show welcomes 2018 Nissan Kicks CUV

Nissan’s growing subcompact crossover lineup has a new model -- the new Kicks, a production version of the concept car initially introduced at the Sao Paolo Motor Show three years ago. Nissan brings the 2018 Kicks to 2017 LA Auto Show for its premiere, taking with it nearly the exact design cues from the concept along with the brand’s highly iconic V-motion grille.

The automaker is looking to lure the younger crowd by not only by offering the stylish CUV with colorful choices of paints but also with a starting price of less than 19,000 USD which is way more affordable compared to the Nissan Juke.

Nissan has packed the Kicks’ 1.6-liter four cylinder engine with 125hp and 115lb-ft of torque that sends power to the front wheels courtesy of Nissans Xtronic continuous variable transmission. In addition, folks trying to purchase a brand new car for the first time will find great value in the fuel efficient powertrain’s 33 mpg combined rating from the EPA.

Read the entire article LA Auto Show welcomes 2018 Nissan Kicks CUV

2018 Nissan Murano SUV offers good value with plenty of new features for slight price hike

Nissan this week has announced more details regarding its 2018 Murano SUV including list of prices for each trim level. With a starting price of $30,550 for the entry level S, which is more expensive than the previous model by $810, the Nissan Murano nevertheless introduces a range of new updates and techs for safety.

Both intelligent forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking are equipped on all variants. Previously, these two safety features were only available as standard on the higher end trims. The SV level trim has been added with rear cross traffic alert and blind spot warning while the SL level trim and the SV Premium are now equipped with intelligent cruise control.

Nissan apparently has put aside its ProPilot Assist technology on the latest Murano but instead will be offering the same on the new Nissan Rouge as an option.

Read the entire article 2018 Nissan Murano SUV offers good value with plenty of new features for slight price hike

Reignite your passion for Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R with Nismo’s heritage spare parts program

Thought you can never make that old car look and perform as good as new again? Well, that won’t be the case soon enough because at last, you can now restore your aging, three-decade-old Nissan Skyline.

NISMO, Nissan’s performance division has just announced that it will start producing some new replacement parts for the R32 GT-R as part of the company’s heritage program. At least 80 original R32 Skyline GT-R replacement parts will be available and will go on sale beginning December 1st. The program as we know is a joint initiative between Nissan, Autech Japan, Nissan Motor Sports and several other original parts supplier.

The full catalogue was officially revealed on the weekend at the Fuji Speedway during the Nismo Festival which happens every year. According to Nissan, it nearly has everything from brand new emblem replacements all the way to new hoses and spanking new bumpers. It can be recalled that Mazda has also made a similar announcement earlier this year after it said it will be restoring the first generation of Miatas.

Read the entire article Reignite your passion for Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R with Nismo’s heritage spare parts program

The Nissan GT-R has been very successful in U.S. soil. Not only has it become more powerful and more capable, but it has also become more expensive every year that it has been in the market. But before you head out to buy a car, see if this good news for you will help you make up your mind.

Nissan has introduced the new entry-level GT-R under the name “Pure” and it costs just under $100,000.

The 2018 Nissan GT-R Pure model starts at $99,990 (or $101,685 after all the fees). It may still sound pricey, but that is already a big difference compared to the most affordable GT-R from last year. In fact, it is also considerably cheaper than the $111,685 price of last year’s Premium trim model. Incidentally, the 2018 Premium model costs a little more at $112,185.

Read the entire article 2018 Nissan GT-R offers entry-level Pure version that costs $10K lower than last year’s base trim

The current Nissan Qashqai (known as the Rogue Sport in the US) has been around for about three years now, and it also recently went through a facelift. In Europe, the model is very important for Nissan as it has been a huge success for them, being the automaker’s best-selling compact crossover in continent, and the best-selling model built in the United Kingdom. The Qashqai is not only popular in Europe as the automaker has also commercialized this C-segment CUV in larger markets all over the world.

To keep its success continuous, Nissan must play its cards right for the next and third generation Qashqai. And already, the Japanese automaker mentioned that the next Qashqai will have some similarities with the IMx Concept that is currently on display at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, when it comes to the design.

Alfonso Albaisa, who acts as the company’s senior vice president of global design, says that the IMx concept is just a design study, which means that it will probably never reach the production line. However, he did say that we should expect a production model that will be bigger than the Juke, and it will also get some of its design elements from the IMx. Of course, we should not expect the 2020 Qashqai to look very much like the show car and that it will definitely not be as flashy, but some of the concept cues will be having a road-going equivalent. Albaisa said that the IMx’s strong features will definitely be toned down for the production model.

Read the entire article 3rd-gen Nissan Qashqai gets design inspiration from IMx Concept seen at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Not that long ago, we talked about the Leaf-based electric SUV by Nissan. The one where we were first teased with just a dark silhouette, and was followed by another teaser where robots were molding it. And after all that, the actual car has finally been revealed as the Nissan IMx Concept. By looking at it for the very first time, you would probably agree that it has a bold appearance with many lines on its angular body, suicide doors, and the new V-motion grille. Though not everyone may be a fan of how it looks, it sure is something else.

When looking at the SUV from all angles, you would notice that both the front and the rear fenders look like they’re floating as they are designed to point upwards. That’s not only the new thing it features, the EV has got a massive panoramic glass roof that runs from the front to the rear, so it looks pretty amazing when viewed from above, and from inside too, as you get a full view of the sky. The exterior has been finished in a pearl white body predominantly, combined with a vermillion colour and contrasted with black roof and pillars.

Since the IMx is still a concept, the interior only gets a minimalist layout, with only four seats and no physical controls. There is an OLED display that acts like an instrument panel located right above a wood grain-pattered display that stretches onto the door panels. The seats feature a laser-etched katanagare diagonal pattern that is matched with kumiki (Japanese interlocking wood puzzle) motif on the headreasts that the IMx boasts, as Nissan used a 3D printer to design the seats’ frame.

Read the entire article Nissan IMx Concept – an electric SUV based on the Leaf – offers astounding 373-mile range

Nissan’s Serena minivan will be getting some hybrid assistance after Nissan introduced us to the E-Power system, and it will be called the Nissan Serena E-Power. This hybrid minivan will make its way to the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, following its release in spring 2018.

First of all, the Serena will still get the same E-Power drivetrain just like that in the Note that is available in other markets. With the new setup, the internal combustion engine will act as a range extender for the batteries that give power to the electric motor. Thanks to this setup, the Serena E-Power does not need to be charged externally since the ICE does it for the electric motors. If you are familiar with the Leaf, the components in the Serena E-Power’s drivetrain are similar to that one.

As of today, Nissan has not shared information when it comes to the Serena E-Power’s system specifications - from the output, efficiency, and the range. But at the same time, the automaker also promises that the minivan will offer powerful, responsive acceleration of an electric-drive vehicle, together with a silent car and excellent fuel efficiency.

Read the entire article Nissan Serena minivan gets new E-Power variant at 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

To keep the Nissan Maxima interesting, the Japanese automaker gives the 2018 model year a number of small tweaks. Some of these include standard Android Auto, which is a new feature added to its infotainment system’s existing support for Apple CarPlay. Passengers in the back seat now get a pair of USB ports where they can charge their devices. Furthermore, Nissan lets customers choose from a wider colour palette, including this new Carnelian Red paint paired with a blacked out grille, as you can see in the photos.

That’s not all, as automatic emergency braking is now considered a standard feature in the Nissan’s 2018 lineup, and that includes the Maxima. The emergency braking system makes use of radar to monitor or to “see” how far other vehicles are from you. When other vehicles get too close, the system signals the driver in case of a possible collision. And when there is no response from the driver, the system will automatically reduce the car’s speed.

Customers have no option when it comes to the drivetrain, as the only available one would be a 3.5 liter V6 that produces as much as 300 horsepower (224 kilowatts), paired to a CVT that brings power to the front wheels.

Read the entire article 2018 Nissan Maxima comes with subtle updates and starts from $33,905

A few months back, Nissan announced that the 2018 Nissan Armada will be getting a number of upgrades. But now, the company has finally revealed what’s in store for the range topping Platinum Reserve trim of the SUV at the State Fair of Texas. And one of the coolest things it comes standard with now is the Intelligent Rear View Mirror that allows you to view the rear view camera as a mirror, or you could switch it to display the view of the rear-mounted camera.

The Platinum Reserve not only gets technology upgrades. Physically, it has been made to look more luxurious than the lower trims. For instance, customers could choose from two-tone leather seats that match the dark brown and quilted charcoal. And to add some extra detail, the stitching will be in orange. To further add to that, there will be Black Quartz trim around the cabin, and of course, an exclusive Platinum Reserve emblem on the console to let everybody know that the buyer drives the range topping trim.

To match the ultra-luxurious cabin, Nissan made sure that the Armada Platinum Reserve’s exterior looks just as unique. The grille gets dark chrome pieces around it, while the door handles and the mirror caps get an upscale look too. The new 20-inch wheels also get the same dark chrome finish.

Read the entire article Range-topping 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve trim unveiled at Texas State Fair

The 2018 Nissan Altima has officially been launched in United States dealerships. Some of the latest features it embraces include Nissan’s advanced Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) as well as Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (I-FCW) - both are now standard across the range. While the range-topping Altima 3.5 SL gets more features like the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and NissanConnect with Navigation and Services, making it compatible with CarPlay and Android Auto.

To make it less confusing to buyers, Nissan has simplified the model lineup, now including: 2.5 S, 2.5 SR, 2.5 SV, 2.5 SL and 3.5 SL, while losing the base 2.5 and 3.5 SR trims. Contents and availability of option packages have also been revised. These are now the 2.5 SR Special Edition, 2.5 SV Technology and 2.5 SL Technology Packages.

Naturally, since the said models have been released already, the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) will be posted online as well. And the prices of the 2018 Nissan Altima Sedan are as follows: the entry level 2.5 S starts at $23,140, the 2.5 SR at $24,200, the 2.5 SV at $25,785, the 2.5 SL at $28,995, and the range topping 3.5 SL at $33,510. Costs for destination and handling amount to $885.

Read the entire article 2018 Nissan Altima prices are officially out, sedan starts at $23,140

What is your favourite colour? Is your car finished in the colour that reflects your personality? Nissan recently did a study about the correlation between the colour of a person’s car and their personality, and they say that you should care more about the colour of your car.

Nissan conducted a poll around Europe about car colours and choices, and they found that 86 percent of those who took the poll own a car that is painted in the absolute wrong colour for the kind of personality they have. And they are dead serious about this.

Now, you are probably wondering why Nissan would randomly decide to want to know everyone’s taste in car colours. Well, this study was conducted by them so they could promote the fact that Nissan Micra buyers can customize their new hatchback and choose from a wide array of colours that are available. Currently, customers can pick from 10 different exterior liveries that all stand out - from a bright and alive Energy Orange to an electrifying Pulse Green. And that’s not all they have to offer. Nissan’s personalization program lets customers add more detail to the car with options like contrasting shades to both the exterior and interior parts.

Read the entire article Nissan wants your car colour to match your personality

Back in 2013, Nissan introduced the IDx Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. When the audience first saw this, a lot of people got excited to see a lightweight sports car as part of the Nissan's lineup – particularly one that’s even lighter than the outgoing 370Z. The Japanese company eventually said that we should not expect a rear-wheel drive model, but instead it will preview the brand's future direction in terms of design.

A few years later, Nissan finally comes back with what seems like a preview of a production model of the IDx. Furthermore, the company has recently filed a patent under the name "NISSAN IMX" that will be used for a production model, according to sources. That's not all, the trademark filing said that this will be used on "electric vehicles" and "sports cars". You may want to check out the complete patent description online. But here are some details you might want to know.

The name will be used on vehicles for locomotion by land, air, water, or rail. This includes electric vehicles like electric automobiles, wagons, trucks, vans, SUVs, buses. Apart from that, recreational vehicles like campers, motor homes and trailers are also included. Moreover, sports cars, racing cars, bicycles, lorries, and fork lift trucks like tractors were part of the list too. But that is not all, Nissan also included structural parts and fittings like brake pads, vehicle bumpers and safety devices (for land vehicles). These include airbags, mudguards, air pumps and license plate frames.

Read the entire article Nissan’s trademark filing for IMX hints at production of new lightweight sports car

The Nissan Frontier will officially hit the production line, according to the Japanese automaker. They also confirmed that the mid-size pickup truck will be assembled at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi. Despite this confirmation, the automaker did not say when the production will begin, but this is a sign that change is on its way.

Vice President of Manufacturing at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant, Steve Marsh, said that their employees in Canton are excited to build the next generation Frontier, considering it to be one of the best pickup trucks in America.

We have not received many details from Nissan with regards to the pickup’s new design. But if we remember correctly, back in 2014, the Frontier Diesel Runner Concept was introduced and it indicates the possibility of a diesel engine in the lineup. If that pushes through, the Frontier will probably be equipped with a Cummins-sourced 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel that can give out as much as 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts) and more than 350 pound-feet (474 Newton-metres) of torque.

Read the entire article Next generation Nissan Frontier will hit the production line in Mississippi

Japanese carmaker Nissan is now selling across Europe a new special version of its Nissan Pulsar compact family hatchback. More stylish, more elegant and more comfortable than the standard Pulsar, the new 2018 Nissan Pulsar Black Edition intends to remind everyone that the compact hatchback hasn’t given up in its goal to be recognized in its segment.

When Nissan introduced the Pulsar family hatchback three years ago in 2014, the Japanese carmaker had hoped this new challenger would take a good chunk of the compact hatch market. Although the Pulsar was an exciting proposition and did manage to capture some sales in Europe, it really never managed to present a good challenge against more established hatches in the C-segment like the Volkswagen Golf, Skoda Octavia, Seat Leon or the Ford Focus.

But still, Nissan is not giving up on its ambitions in the continent, and the evidence of this is the introduction of the new Nissan Pulsar Black Edition. As its moniker indicates, the new 2018 Nissan Pulsar Black Edition contains a number of black design accents, allowing it to become more stylish inside and out. The design of the new Nissan Pulsar Black Edition greatly reinforces its known attributes such as spaciousness and high level of safety. Nissan is hoping that the new Pulsar Black Edition would convince potential customers that the Pulsar is still a good proposition and there is a great reason to purchase it.

Read the entire article Nissan starts taking orders for 2018 Pulsar Black Edition in Europe

The 370Z is one of Nissan’s oldest two-door models. It was first introduced to us back in 2009 and this year, the Japanese automaker finally gave it an upgrade for the 2018 model year to give it a much-needed contemporary finish.

Naturally, it will get exterior and interior changes, as well as some technological upgrades. For instance, the door handles and the rear bumper fascia will now be finished in black. Furthermore, the headlights will be getting a darker tint treatment similar to the rear combination lights on the outgoing model, which used to only be available on the Nismo model.

2018 Nissan 370Z will now be riding on a set of 19-inch alloy wheels instead of the 18-inch set found in its predecessor. As you can see in the photo, the Nissan model is finished in a Red Metallic exterior paint that is now an option that customers can select.

Read the entire article Updated 2018 Nissan 370Z now available with new infotainment unit, red metallic paint

Nissan's large SUV, the Armada, which was introduced last year, will be getting an upgrade for the 2018 model year. One of the most prominent new changes would cover the technology upgrade.

For instance, the Platinum trim of the Armada will be getting a new Intelligent Rear View Mirror. You're probably wondering what makes it so intelligent now. Well, it works with a rear mounted camera and acts as the monitor for it. So basically, what you'll see in the rear view mirror is not a reflection of the mirror, but what the camera can see instead. But if you find that weird or if you aren't used to it, this can easily be switched to the traditional mirror like that in regular cars, in just a switch of a button. The main function of this upgrade can help drivers see the rear more clearly even when the van is filled with passengers.

That isn't the only upgrade it gets. The Nissan Armada still has an eight-inch infotainment system, but it now offers more features like the multi-touch functionality, better voice recognition, hands free text messaging assist and SiriusXM Travel Link good for three years. This includes information on fuel prices, weather, among others. Another upgrade is that the SUV now gets more USB ports so passengers can charge their devices simultaneously.

Read the entire article 2018 Nissan Armada gets new tech upgrades, has starting price of $46,795

On August 21, 2017, many people in North America witnessed the once in a lifetime solar eclipse, as the last time it occurred was over 99 years ago. The eclipse crossed what they called the "Path of Totality" as the sun moved from west to east, covering some parts of the United States.

Unsurprisingly, this phenomenon was used by automakers as some kind of marketing tool. For instance, Nissan used this natural event to introduce the Midnight Edition, or blacked out version of models like the Titan, Titan XD, and the Frontier. This is a limited edition blacked out livery of the said models. Volvo, on the other hand, used the solar eclipse to present a protective screen that people can stick on their XC60 SUV's sunroof.

Apart from Nissan and Volvo, other automakers like Land Rover, Mitsubishi, and Karma used the solar eclipse to as a backdrop of their cars. Having said that, all three companies brought out their cars to the field, photographing them during the event.

Read the entire article Which automaker was able to best use the solar eclipse for marketing?

Amid the excitement related to the solar eclipse, Nissan revealed two of its pickups, both in a special edition livery. Instead of waiting for auto shows, Nissan chose to debut its new models in the United States on this auspicious day. The Japanese manufacturer has not introduced new models. Instead, it unveiled a Midnight Edition for the following models: Titan, Titan XD, and the Frontier.

For the Midnight Edition, expect to see a blacked out version of the cars. To be more specific, the Titan model will now get a black front grille, headlight surrounds, foglight trim. And for the Titan XD, it gets additional blacked out fender louvers too. Smaller details like the mirror caps, door handles, badges and step rails also get a darker shadow like shade too. Other than that, they will now have a set of black painted 20-inch wheels to complete the midnight look. If you are not a big fan of all-black cars and would rather see some contrast, you can order the car in a different finish such as Gun Metallic gray and Pearl White.

The Midnight Edition package is not just limited to the car’s exterior. In the cabin, you will find Charcoal black accents together with black floor mats.

Read the entire article Nissan introduces Frontier and Titan Midnight Edition models just in time for solar eclipse

Recently, we have been hearing news that some of the biggest automakers will not make an appearance at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Despite being one of the biggest motor shows, they seem to not be getting majority of the best brands - for this year’s event at least.

Normally, we would expect most brands to showcase their new cars here. But according to Automotive News Europe, companies like DS, Infiniti, Peugeot, Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Mitsubishi, Volvo, and Nissan will not be attending the grand event this year. And these brands take up about 20 percent of total sales in Europe.

You must be wondering why then? Firstly, taking part in the biggest shows means spending more too. And the Frankfurt event is probably one of the most expensive events for automakers to attend. Furthermore, spending a lot of money to put your cars on display in these events doesn’t necessarily translate to more sales. So sometimes, these companies lose more money than they expect to earn.

Read the entire article 9 major automakers will not attend 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
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