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Redesigned 2013 Nissan Versa Hatchback To Follow Sedan By A Year
Redesigned 2013 Nissan Versa Hatchback To Follow Sedan By A Year

While the 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan will be arriving to dealerships this next month—and we drove it earlier this week—the Versa hatchback isn’t going to change anytime soon. It’s carried over, essentially unchanged and in its current body style, for the 2012 model year, in...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
2012 Nissan Versa Sedan: First Drive

After having been behind the wheel of nearly every new model on the market, as we have, it's tempting to lump vehicles into two categories. On one hand are the cars that inspire and encourage you to enjoy driving, give you innovative features, or just make you look or feel exclusive or stylish. And...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa four-door sedan
Cell Phone Ban, 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1, 2012 Nissan Versa: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Nissan Versa is the least-expensive car in the U.S. at $10,990. [FamilyCarGuide] Ford is the first automaker to support the cell phone ban. [TheCarConnection] The 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 may be rated at over 570 horsepower. [MotorAuthority] General Motors has chosen a manufacturer for the...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa four-door sedan
2012 Nissan Versa: Least-Expensive Car in America at $10,990

It’s more than a bare-bones compact car just to get buyers in the door, but the $10,990 starting price for the redesigned 2012 Nissan Versa sedan will likely do exactly that when it goes on sale in early August. Better yet, the second-generation five-passenger Versa sedan is a nicely-equipped...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa four-door sedan
2012 Nissan Versa Sedan Priced At $10,990 And Up

The 2012 Nissan Versa sedan represents a ground-up redesign, and Nissan wants you to know that it’s got the lowest starting MSRP in America. There’s fine print to that, and Nissan is quick to point out that their referenced price of $10,990 is actually set by the dealer, and that the...Read More»

Pim closes his eyes and braces for impact.
Chevy Impala Lawsuit, World's Worst Driver, Flying Cars: Car News Headlines

The world's worst driver might live in the Netherlands. [MotorAuthority] Owners of the 2007 and 2008 Chevrolet Impala have filed a class action lawsuit against GM. [TheCarConnection] Is the flying car about to become reality? [AllCarTech] The next-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class will offer five...Read More»

Nissan Leaf ad, 'The New MPG'
Nissan Leaf Shifts Strategy & Asks How Far You Can Go On $1

Selling electric vehicles is no easy task. Human beings are creatures of habit, and EVs represent a dramatic shift. Accordingly, Nissan has shifted its advertising strategy for the fully electric Leaf, targeting an area where everyone's sensitive: the wallet. You probably recall the first ads for...Read More»

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End of the Free Ride: California Nixes Hybrid Access to Carpool Lanes – For Now

If you’re one of the lucky 85,000 California drivers of hybrids with yellow decals permitting access to carpool lanes, the free ride is over – for now. The state officially ends this program June 30 and will replace it with a new sticker program for electric and plug-in cars in the near...Read More»

Nissan Leaf on track at Laguna Seca. Photo via MyNissanLeaf forum member nader.
2011 Nissan Leaf Proves It Can Tackle Laguna Seca: Video

On Sunday, June 26 the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was home to Refuel 2011 - the third annual track day for electric cars and motorcycles. Open to anyone with an electric car, the event gave everyone from Tesla Roadster owners through to DIY converters the chance to push themselves and their cars to...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa four-door sedan
Nissan To Launch 52 New Vehicles In Six Years

Nissan has announced an ambitious new midterm business plan they’re calling “Power 88.” The name comes from Nissan’s goal of an eight-percent global market share, coupled with an eight-percent profit margin, all within the next six years. To achieve such an ambitious goal...Read More»

2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid
Altima Hybrid Axed From Nissan’s 2012 Lineup

Looking at the 2012 product lineup from Nissan, there’s one not-so-glaring omission: There’s no Altima Hybrid in the 2012 Altima product mix. There isn’t even a mention of it in the automaker’s revelation of its 2012 changes. The 2012 Altima coupe and sedan models, however...Read More»

Spelling mansion in LA
Ecclestone's New Digs, 2012 BMW M5, Cars 2: Today's Car News

Bernie Ecclestone is buying the priciest mansion in L.A. for his daughter, the old Spelling place. Tori's really out of the will now, we guess. [MotorAuthority] Today in hilarious car-related rap news, we get real with a Toyota Prius in the Whole Foods parking lot. [TheCarConnection] It's happened...Read More»

2012 Nissan GT-R EGOIST
Nissan Views GT Academy As A Social Media Success

Have you ever been playing a racing video game and thought to yourself, "I bet I'd be a great driver on the track in real life." Of course you have, and Nissan knows it. That's why it worked with Sony, the creators of Gran Turismo 5, to create what is known the GT Academy. Nissan started a contest...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott
Should The Electric-Car Tax Credit Be A Rebate? #YouTellUs

Did you know that when you buy a qualifying electric car, that the hefty $7,500 federal subsidy is a tax credit, not a tax rebate? The current electric-car credit is quite a messy affair. You must owe X amount in taxes to fully utilize the credit. This fine little detail isn't really advertised...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
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»

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