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Twelve Hot Concept Cars: 2011 Geneva Motor Show
Twelve Hot Concept Cars: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

Enticing to look at, even better to ponder driving, these twelve concept cars from the 2011 Geneva Motor Show are more than enough to stave off the winter doldrums. A fun guess is when or if any of them will ever make it to production, or whether they’re tantalizing hints at what’s...Read More»

2011 Nissan Altima sedan
Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks: Good Value In Affordable Style

It’s always fun to see top 10 lists, including the annual one from Consumer Reports ranking the best vehicles in 10 categories. This year, Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks demonstrate one point very clearly: there’s plenty of good value, affordable vehicles available with plenty...Read More»

Gran Turismo 5
Nissan's GT Driving Academy Goes To Europe

Back in November, we told you about Nissan's GT Driving Academy, a promotion tied to Sony's Gran Turismo 5 videogame that will give one lucky virtual player in the U.S. a chance to become a real-world racing legend. Now, we're happy to report that the competition is rolling to Europe. From March 4...Read More»

1997 Honda Civic LX
Robotics Professor Converts Honda Civics To Electric

A robotics professor in Pittsburgh has designed a kit for the Honda Civic. It doesn't transform it into an exotic looking supercar, but it can make it run on electricity. Illah Nourbakhsh has been working with Baum Blvd. Automotive in the Pittsburgh suburb of Oakland and has pretty much worked out...Read More»

Screencap of Nissan Juke campaign with Sports Illustrated
Video: Nissan Pits New Juke Model Against Swimsuit Models (Get It?)

There are probably worse things than Nissan's latest ad campaign for the 2011 Juke -- Ebola, for example. Or pleated pants. Or Bieber Fever. Or...well, that's about it. It's a shame, because we've been blessed with a slew of good car commercials in recent weeks. The "Imported from Detroit" ad for...Read More»

Vintage Valentine
For Valentine's Day: 5 Cars That Say 'I Love You', 5 That Say 'I Love You Not'

When a Roman priest was beheaded some 1741 years ago, no one could've predicted that his life would eventually be celebrated with mass-produced greeting cards and Whitman's Samplers -- and yet, here we are. Like Mother's Day and Father's Day, Valentine's Day has become another occasion to spend...Read More»

2011 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid Steering Wheel
Thirty Thousand Miles In Nine Days: What's That About?

There are a few lessons to be learned from a minister's experience at a Nissan dealership in northern California. One is attention to detail, since nothing could be as elementary as writing down the correct odometer reading when a vehicle is in for service. As reported by KGO-TV, the service...Read More»

Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV
Some Automakers Bet Big On Super Bowl, Others Sit On Sideline

The Super Bowl is a big deal in the advertising industry. With every football fan watching the big game, the commercials have almost become as important as the game itself. This year some automakers are betting big on advertising, while others are merely watching instead of spending the money. Some...Read More»

2011 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto LX Angular Front Exterior View
2011 Honda Accord LX Versus Nissan Altima S: Safety Features

Let’s compare a few basics before we get to the safety features of these highly-rate sedans. Even though the Honda Accord is larger than the Nissan Altima, the Accord gets slightly better gas mileage on the highway: 34 mpg compared to the Altima’s 32 mpg. They have the same EPA rating...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf electric car at NYC Marathon, Oct 2010, with Marathon CEO Mary Wittenberg
Nissan Sponsors Nashville's Version Of The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Many of you know about the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, a nationwide series of events promoting health, headbanging, and Dodge's sporty lineup. But while Dodge sponsors the series as a whole, other companies often step in to sponsor individual runs. Case in point: Nissan, which has underwritten the Rock...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
North American Car, Truck of the Year Winners: 2011 Ford Explorer, 2011 Chevy Volt

The winners for the North American Car and Truck of the Year have been announced, at the 2011 Detroit auto show--and they are the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2011 Ford Explorer. The prestigious awards are chosen by a panel of 49 automotive journalists from all forms of media--online, print...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
2011 Detroit Show: The North American Car of the Year Is...?

While High Gear Media preps for the opening salvo at the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), we're also preparing for Monday's announcement of the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year winners. As one of the 49 jurors voting for the award, I'm proud that all six of the...Read More»

2011 Nissan Maxima
2011 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV Just Keeps Getting Better

We picked up the 2011 Nissan Maxima SV at the Orlando airport, ready for some warm times in central Florida. But the weather had other ideas and there we were, reviewing seat and steering wheel heaters instead of sunroofs on Nissan’s flagship sedan. While it might seem very close in stature...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

2011 Nissan Juke
Win A 2011 Nissan Juke In The 'Juke The City' Contest

When the Nissan Juke debuted last year, it turned a lot of heads: it's stylish, it's functional, and it starts at just $18,960. The Juke is technically billed as a mini-crossover, but it's cute and quirky enough to compete against a range of models, from the MINI Cooper to the Ford Fiesta to MPVs...Read More»

2011 BMW X1 SUV
Four New Small Family Crossovers To Watch

Gauging by the signs of the times, maybe good things really do come in small packages. Make that super-small packages, in the case of the smallest crossovers now in or coming soon to the U.S. market. Since family cars come in varying sizes, who’s to say that these small – or tiny, as...Read More»

Porsche 911 Sport Exhaust
Researchers: Heat From Exhaust Could Be Harnessed For Improved MPG

If you've ever crept along in gridlock and noticed the floor of your car getting a little warm, or 'seen' all the heat energy escaping from a hot exhaust pipe on a cold day, you know that exhaust systems send a lot of heat right out the tailpipe—heat that could potentially be put to use. What...Read More»

Nissan Leaf Carwings feature
Nissan Makes Range-Anxiety Fun With 'Carwings' For The 2011 Leaf

If Farmville has taught us anything -- and sadly, it's taught us plenty -- it's that people will carry out even the most repetitive, mundane chores as long as there's a shiny gold trophy waiting down the line. Now, Nissan has taken that same principle and applied it to a spiffy in-dash system for...Read More»

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
Ferrari Vs. Nissan: Prancing Horse vs. Dancing Bear

My how times have changed. I was reading an article on the BBC’s website about marketing electric cars and how they should be named, in order to have meaning and resonance for the potential buyer. It’s a tricky thing because names can mean different things to different people as well as...Read More»

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