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2017 Nissan Sentra – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Specs

SAMSUNG CSCThe Sentra Keeps It Simple

The typical lifestyle of a modern city civilian is Grab’n Go, and the small car perfectly fits. That’s not to say there’s no room for the more traditional approach to the compact sedan transportation. After all, it’s America we’re talking about, and it ain’t just food portions that’s supersized. With that said, the Nissan Sentra still leaves plenty of room for those that refuse to downsize.

2016 Nissan Micra – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Spec

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The Nissan Micra is a Small Car with Big Wonders

Who’s to say an entry level cars has to suck? The 2016 Nissan Micra is all about ultra-affordability while packing in all the necessary commuting needs in a small scale package. And with small diameter wheels and a clever designed chassis, the Micra delivers a quick and fun driving experience while scoring good fuel economy and cargo space.

2016 Nissan Sentra – Test Drive, Review, Ratings, Spec

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Small Scale, Big Features

Given the choice between a small scale city zipper, or a conventional-sized all-around cruiser, the default and most intuitive choice has always leaned towards the latter. Perhaps it’s the sense of safety and cultural adoption that has driven the status quo towards existence of the Nissan Sentra up to this day. Regardless of reason, the Nissan Sentra sales numbers continues to grow within its fleet – totaling 1,494 units sold for just the month of July alone for 2016.

2016 Nissan Maxima – A Sports Sedan Done Right

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A Sports Sedan So Good

Combining athleticism and visual aesthetics is never an easy feat, but Nissan seemed to have hit the nail with a silver bullet. Boasting both aggressive looks and engine willpower, the 2016 Nissan Maxima promises to deliver nothing short of a sports luxury extravaganza.

2015 Nissan Micra – Test Drive, Specs, Rating, Price

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A Functional Car Slapped Together from the Blue Bin

If there ain’t nothing wrong with it, why change it? After all, most people don’t need all that flashy gadgetetry that ultimately drive up cost when it comes to buying a car. With that being said, props to Nissan for introducing the Nissan Micra – essentially a time machine of the nostalgic 90′s where interior cabin space was ugly, all door handles had to be pulled to ensure they were locked, and windows had to be rolled down.

2015 Nissan Altima – Test Drive, Spec, Ratings, Price

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2015 Nissan Altima – A Visual Attraction and More

The 2015 Nissan Altima, or any other car for that matter, follows basic principles where technology only gets cheaper and better.  But to truly justify its worth, the frivolous and sensible features must be trialed.

Lighter is better for the 2015 Nissan Murano

Nissan redesigns the Murano, shaving its mass, sculpting the body, and letting more light into the cabin.







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Nissan Juke update for Geneva looks to have lost no flair

Nissan's teaser image for the new Juke suggests the little car has not lost its outlandish styling.

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Nissan released a teaser image of the 2015 model year update to the Juke today, ahead of the full unveil next week in Geneva. The Juke is one of Nissan’s most technically advanced cars, and employs love-it-or-hate-it styling that makes it a bit cultish.

The Juke originally launched as a 2010 model, so this update puts it on a five-year product cycle.

The image released today uses a lot of graphic obfuscation to hide many of the details. The car is clearly still a four door with a hatchback, retaining its compact SUV style. The wheel arches look slightly enhanced, which would accentuate the Juke’s funky styling.

There is little indication from the image that Nissan has attempted to shave off the more outlandish design cues, such as the slash lights on the front fenders or the bug-eyes next to the grille.

Nissan offered no specifications, but the current engine for the U.S. market, a 1.6-liter four cylinder with direct injection and a turbocharger, is fairly advanced by today’s standards. It does not seem likely Nissan would change that, unless it shaved off some displacement.

Likewise, the continuously variable transmission (CVT), a si… [Read more]

    








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Nissan Leaf buyers in Texas charge up for free

The Nissan Leaf getting charged up.

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Nissan Leaf buyers and lessees will soon have the ability to charge up their electric cars at no charge.

Customers who buy or lease a new Nissan Leaf between October 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014, will receive one-year complimentary charging at NRG eVgo stations, Nissan announced on Thursday. The “No Charge to Charge” offer is available at 23 eVgo locations around Dallas-Fort Worth and 17 in the “greater Houston Area.”

Nissan’s Leaf is one of the more popular all-electric vehicles available. The car has been selling well, according to Nissan, with deliveries to customers in the US up 317 percent since the new model launched in March.

Just a day after it announced free charging in Texas, Nissan said on Friday that Leaf sales in the US have hit 35,000 units since its launch in December 2010.

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Nissan pledges affordable self-driving car models by 2020

A self-driving Nissan Leaf prototype

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It seems 2020 is shaping up to be the magic year for self-driving cars.

Nissan announced Tuesday that it’ll have “multiple, commercially-viable Autonomous Drive vehicles by 2020,” a deadline that General Motors and automotive supplier Continental also have set. Google, however, has set more ambitious goals for its autonomous-vehicle program: Google co-founder Sergey Brin predicted the arrival of self-driving cars for the general public by 2017.

Nissan said its autonomous-vehicle technology will be available “at realistic prices for consumers,” and that its goal is to make the technology available “across the model range within two vehicle generations.”

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