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Nissan Altima-te AWD revealed in Canada

Nissan Canada has unveiled an Altima like no other, fitting its mid-sized sedan with a set of tracks to celebrate the arrival of all-wheel drive on the regular range. This isn't the first time Nissan has ripped the wheels off one of its mundane family cars and replaced them with tracks...

CarAdvice podcast 136: Take a ride in the 911 GT3 and GT-R Nismo!

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 BMW 7 Series has been revealed, as has the 2020 Toyota Supra (finally!). Pricing and specs for the 2019 Kia Cerato GT have been released, and Ford and Volkswagen have confirmed a global van and ute alliance...

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi platform sharing plans intact, despite Ghosn arrest

The ongoing incarceration of former Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn in Japan over alleged financial impropriety will not unravel arrangements to share vehicle platforms and other capital costs. That's the message from Nissan’s head of global planning, Phillippe Klein, speaking in Detroit this week with Automotive News...

Who's making utes for whom?

Car companies have been sharing development costs for years, so it’s hardly shocking to see them doing the same with pickups/utes. For one, we’ve just seen Ford and Volkswagen announce the co-development of the next-generation Ranger and Amarok, due for market launch in 2022. Isuzu and Mazda are also sharing costs on the next D-Max/BT-50...

Nissan IMs concept revealed: High-set sedan hits Detroit

Nissan has revealed the IMs concept at the 2019 Detroit motor show, a high-riding electric sedan which could preview a new design direction for the Japanese brand. Dubbed as a "study in duality and contrast", the IMs concept claims to be in a segment of its own as an "elevated sports sedan"...

2019 Nissan Leaf e+ revealed, not for Oz yet

Nissan has revealed the Leaf e+ this week, a more powerful version of its popular electric vehicle that also offers more range per charge. Scheduled to hit the Japanese market this month ahead of US and European releases later this year, the Leaf e+ claims to offer 40 per cent more range than the standard version, rated at 458km on Japan's WLTC cycle – by comparison, the regular Leaf claims 322km on the same test method...

Carlos Ghosn makes first court appearance since arrest

Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO of Nissan, has appeared in court for the first time after his arrest in Japan. Ghosn was arrested on November 19, 2018 after he was accused by Nissan of a number of misdemeanours during his time at the automaker. He has been formally charged for under reporting his income by over $100 million, shifting his currency trading losses to his employer, and misusing company funds...

Nissan to demo Invisible-to-Visible augmented reality system

Nissan will demonstrate its Invisible-to-Visible technology at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas, which kicks off this week. The augmented reality system combines data drawn from the car's on-board sensors, and driving and routing data sourced from the cloud...

One third of Norway's 2018 new car sales were pure electric

The growth of electric vehicle sales in Norway continued in 2018, even though the overall market contracted. While overall sales were down 6.8 per cent to 147,929, electric vehicles continued to gobble up market share as they are exempt from most taxes, and are eligible for free parking and charging points...

Accused Nissan executive released on bail, Ghosn remains in custody

Greg Kelly, the man accused of helping former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn understate his salary by around $100 million, was released from the Tokyo Detention Centre on Christmas Day. According to Reuters he was released after his family posted bail of ¥70 million ($880,000). He was photographed being taken from the jail in a taxi at around 10...

Nissan trademarks IMS, IMQ names

The offering of electric cars at Nissan dealerships worldwide could be expanding in the not-too-distant future. At the very least, it's likely the company is preparing two new electric car concepts over the coming year or so. AutoGuide has discovered trademark filings for the IMS and IMQ names at the European Intellectual Property Office...