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2011 Nissan CrossCabriolet Arriving Late For Convertible Season
2011 Nissan CrossCabriolet Arriving Late For Convertible Season

Supply and production interruptions due to the March earthquake in Japan (and the resulting tsunami) have left the new 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet in short supply—and from the sound of it, some shoppers might not even see Nissan's quirky new soft top crossover in showrooms until after...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line
Road Trips, 3-Cylinders and Fisker Karma: Today's Car News

A new three-cylinder engine, a hybrid transmission and an eight-speed automatic--that's Ford's homework for the next year. [TheCarConnection] With rebates and incentives down 25 percent last year, we're all paying more for new cars than in a very long time. [TheCarConnection] The Chevy Volt rebate...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Snooki, Sun-Sipping Convertibles And SRX: Today's Car News

We know it's not really summer until late June, but that gives you time to save gas money and work on your tan with these fuel-conscious convertibles. [TheCarConnection] Cadillac had plans for a plug-in SRX hybrid--but now those plans have been unplugged. [GreenCarReports] Though Saab's restarted...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt drive test, March 2011
2011 Nissan Leaf: Ad Says It Won’t Give You Gas

Depending on what a person ingests, you can not only get gas, but depending on your intestinal fortitude, you may also emit a noxious form thereof. Cars, an invention by us simians in suits and shoes, have taken the same design path. Ingest, combust, emit. Maybe a different design is in order as we...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf Ad pokes Fun at "Gas-powered" Volt
Nissan “Leaf Blower” Strikes Back At Chevy Volt

Gotta love the snide little digs carmakers slip into some of their commercials. Nissan’s new ad campaign, “What If Everything Ran on Gas?” is the first in a series of humorous commercials for the 100 percent all-electric Nissan Leaf. And it takes a snipe at a Chevy Volt getting a...Read More»

2007 Nissan Altima
NHTSA Investigates Nissan Altima Brake System

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into reports that master cylinder assemblies on some 2007 and 2008 Altima models may leak brake fluid, prompting a dashboard warning light and an eventual reduction in braking ability. The investigation stems from 20 consumer complaints...Read More»

2007 Nissan Altima
2007 - 2008 Nissan Altima In Airbag Safety Probe

The 2007-2008 Nissan Altima sedan is the subject of a safety probe at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The federal agency is investigating whether a braking problem can lead to a loss of all braking ability in the popular family sedan. The NHTSA is studying some 440,000...Read More»

HazelMail
Memorial Day Apps, Audi A9 In The Works: Today's Car News

Small cars are getting better at crash safety, so says the IIHS. [TheCarConnection] A new Facebook page makes your Facebook page look totally acceptable. While you may be doing belly shots off a cougar, this group's suggesting that Saudi women be beaten for driving. [TheCarConnection] Whether it's...Read More»

Gay Flag
Nissan Comes Out Of The Closet Against Anti-Gay Tennessee Law

If you didn't already know what Nissan's words meant, you'd likely have no idea what the company was saying in a statement it released yesterday. So we'll translate. "Nissan North America, a company with its headquarters (and two factories) in the state of Tennessee, opposes a pair of recent bills...Read More»

2011 Nissan Juke SV AWD CVT, New York CIty, January 2011
2011 Nissan Juke AWD Buyers Get A Check, And An Apology

The fuel-tank capacity of a front-wheel-drive, 2011 Nissan Juke crossover is 13.2 gallons, and that’s the same figure that Nissan quoted buyers of their all-wheel-drive Juke. The problem is that AWD Jukes only have an 11.8 gallon fuel tank, which contradicts some of the company’s...Read More»

2010 Nissan Titan
Nissan Titan Diesel, Ferrari Superamerica 45: Today's Car News May 19, 2011

Cummins is developing a four-cylinder turbo clean diesel engine as part of a $30 million federal project. The benefactor of all this? The Nissan Titan. [TheCarConnection] Ferrari has revealed the Superamerica 45, which will be shown at the 2011 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. [MotorAuthority]...Read More»

2010 Nissan Titan
Report: 30-MPG, Fed-Funded Clean Diesel Could Power Nissan Titan

Thanks to a federal-government grant, the Nissan Titan could shed its guzzler status and become one of the most fuel-efficient full-size trucks. As part of the $30 million project, half funded by the Department of Energy (DOE), Cummins is developing a four-cylinder diesel engine that, according to...Read More»

2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe
Nissan Outshines Honda, Toyota Following Earthquake, Tsunami

Nissan has just reported the highest annual sales in its history. Globally, the Japanese motor company experienced an increase in sales of 19 percent to 4.2 million vehicles. Profits were up 17 percent for the same period. One reason for the strong financial showing is the fact that Nissan’s...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Are Americans Too Fat Because We Eat And Drive?

In the realm of the only-partially ridiculous, FamilyCarGuide came across a story in Fast Company to the effect that we can blame driving for why we’re fat in America. Really? You mean I – along with mega-millions of other drivers on the road – have to curtail our Starbucks lattes...Read More»

Millward Brown's 2011 BrandZ study
Toyota Bumps BMW To Become Most Valuable Auto Brand In The World

Just last week, we reported BMW had finally kicked Toyota's Lexus brand from the top spot in the U.S. luxury market. Today, the trade winds have shifted, and we find Toyota booting BMW out of its #1 rank on a different list -- the list of the world's most valuable brands. The news comes via...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 9, 2011

Oh hai Monday. I see you've jacked up gas prices to $4 a gallon. The only way you'd be less likable is if you were twins. [TheCarConnection] There may be some brief relief from the rise in gas prices, in the near term. [TheCarConnection] But if you're looking for permanent relief to record-high gas...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series convertible first drive
The Week In Reverse: Jaguar C-X75, Benz SLS, And #DumpTrump

Do you remember where you were, when the #DumpTrump campaign got #TheDonald bounced from the #Indy500 pace car in about twelve minutes? You're excused if you stepped out for a Starbucks and missed it all. [MotorAuthority] In the wee hours today, the Jaguar C-X75 went from concept to sort-of...Read More»

Nissan NV200 Taxi
Nissan NV Selected To Ply NYC Streets As Next Taxi Fleet

New Yorkers, your next taxi cab is here--and it's a van. We can imagine the epithets spewing from the South Bronx to Staten Island, as the venerable Ford Crown Victoria will eventually be replaced by a Nissan van based on the NV200, which Nissan recently introduced to the American market. Nissan...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
Car Sales, April 2011: Everybody's Up, Almost

New-car sales continued to nudge back into a more healthy range in April, as most of the major automakers reported big double-digit increases. With some automakers left to report April sales, the big stories are coming from Ford, with a 16-percent increase across its two brands; from General...Read More»

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