Nissan Juke Finds Its NISMO
“NISMO” stands for “NISsan MOtorsports”. Inspiration for the sporty sub-brand — in the vein of BMW’s M or Mercedes’ AMG, but with considerably less gusto — was the Nissan GT-R supercar, which has plenty of gusto. There’s a 370Z NISMO and now, a Juke NISMO. Like brunch on Sunday, this is good stuff.
First Drive Report: 2014 Nissan Versa Note Plays the Right Subcompact Car Melody
We hope that Nissan understands that they’re going to need to up production of the Versa Note more than their projected 20% over the next four years. This hatch is going to steal sales not only from the Fit and Fiesta, but also from the Versa sedan as well.
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Comes With Some Pleasant Surprises
Fully restyled for 2013, the new Pathfinder finds itself as a full size crossover on a FWD unibody platform shared with the Murano and Quest. The only thing familiar is the name, and that’s a bit misleading now: the only paths I see it following are paved ones. That may turn off some past owners, but the new version has plenty to offer in the full-sized crossover segment.
2013 Nissan 370Z Roadster Touring: Roadster With a Z
It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been over 40 years since the first Z car landed on these shores — October of 1969, to be precise. In other words, Nissan had a “Z” before Liza did.
Cool Cars Blow Into The 2013 Chicago Auto Show
Los Angeles and Detroit are two of the largest auto shows in North America, but automakers often save some big news for Chicago. From a new little diesel to a Superman sedan, big man van, and Texas-sized truck, there was a lot to see at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, which wrapped up last week. Here are some of the highlights:
Gaywheels’ Top 10 Posts For The First Half Of 2012
Happy July, y’all! We’re packing our pic-a-nic baskets and preparing to head out for the Independence Day festivities, but before we bolt, we thought we’d share some nifty statistics with you. (Because we’re nerds, even on holidays.)
2012 Nissan Juke SV: Defying Boredom
What the hell is a Juke? It’s jacked up like a crossover, but it doesn’t look much like a crossover. My neighbor tried to get his 50-something self into the rear seat and nearly required three young men to yank him back out. You could forgive the rear seat if it was a sport coupe, which it definitely is not. It is, however, a whole box of funky coolness. Throw in a quarter, kick the big pedal, and go for a spin.
2011 Nissan Leaf SL
You’ll never visit a gas station while driving an electric-powered Nissan Leaf. But if you don’t have somewhere to keep it plugged in when not in use, get ready to spend lots of time on Google Maps, carefully planning each trip. For a New York apartment dweller like myself, someone who routinely drives short distances but doesn’t have a garage, the Leaf offers the best (and worst) of both worlds.
2012 Nissan 370Z Roadster
When the previous-generation Nissan Z was delivered to me for the first time, the gentleman who handed me the keys was wearing a half-cup of coffee. As I soon discovered, the sport suspension package was stiffer than the Ingalls’ Conestoga on Little House on the Prairie. By the next morning, I was also sporting a mocha latte. I hoped the latest 370Z Roadster would be kinder on clothing.
Five $20K Cars That Will Make You Look Like A Million Bucks
Turning heads is what fashion is all about. But, in today’s fiscally restrained environment, fashion must sometimes take a back seat to paying the rent. Every now and again, however, one discovers that odd bargain; the designer coat carelessly tossed…