Nissan is getting the good samaritan award of the day because it self-reported the possibility that the airbag cable located in the steering column might be pinched, keeping the device from deploying. Continue Reading...
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For the 2013 model year, Nissan is updating its Versa sedan model with a reprogrammed continuously variable transmission (CVT) for better fuel efficiency, and adding a four-speed automatic transmission option. Continue Reading...
Nissan’s segment-leading Versa sub-compact will be getting some much-needed styling updates courtesy of the Japan- and Europe-marketed Note. Continue Reading...
Expanding the Land Rover brand to a wider audience, the Evoque proved to be a fresh and attractive departure from the traditional Land Rover offerings. Well received since 2010, global brand chief John Edwards reported that some 80 percent of Evoque customers are buyers new to the marque. With the unveiling of its new Evoque… Continue Reading...
The 2012 Nissan Versa is not only one of the cheapest new cars for sale in North America, but it is also one of the safest. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has just awarded the new Versa sedan its top scoring honor of “Good” for front, rear, and side impact protection. It also… Continue Reading...
Nissan’s Invitation Concept ,unveiled in Geneva could lead to that car, though as Andy Palmer, Nissan Executive Vice President stated, the Invitation was conceived very much with Europe in mind and will be built at the automaker’s facility in Sunderland, UK. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen will be bringing their hip, new Up! model to the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in four concept flavors to show off its versatility. The four concepts include a Swiss Up!, Winter Up!, Orange x Up!, and Cargo Up! The Swiss Up! concept will sport the Swiss flag’s colors and a Tornado Red paint and… Continue Reading...
Nissan has issued a recall on 36,608 Versas regarding the cars automatic transmission system. The vehicle can apparently be shifted out of park without depressing the brake pedal which could lead to someone inadvertently shifting their Versa into gear, allowing it roll away. This also makes the Versa a much easier vehicle for thieves to… Continue Reading...
Nissan announced today that it will be revealing a new B-segment concept car called the Invitation at next month’s Geneva Auto Show. The little car that slips between Nissan’s Micra and Juke vehicles in the European market is aimed to attain the company’s Pure Drive badge for efficiency with 100g/km CO2 emission. What isn’t clear… Continue Reading...
Despite less-than-glowing reviews, Nissan‘s Versa sub-compact continues to dominate its segment. In December, Nissan moved 9,939 Versas, nearly double that of its nearest competitor, while giving the Versa an incredible 24.2 percent market share dominance in a segment that is populated by 13 models. Thanks to the addition of the new Versa sedan, sales for… Continue Reading...
Porsche had a treat for all of us attending the LA Auto Show this year leading up to the unveiling of the new Panamera GTS. A video was shown on the big screen boasting four of Porsche’s talented drivers, all taking a seat in the new Panamera GTS and having one hell of a ride… Continue Reading...
Nissan is promoting the 2012 Versa with some help from social media and comedian Adam Carolla. The My Versa Road Trip gives you the chance to create a virtual road trip for a chance to win a real one. Earlier this week, Nissan launched a MyVersaRoadTrip.com, a Facebook Connect enabled website, where you can create… Continue Reading...
There hasn’t been a lot of buzz generated around the new 2012 Nissan Versa since its unveiling back in April at the New York Auto Show, so it’s completely understandable if one were led to believe that the Versa will manage limited success. On the other hand, Versa’s biggest competitor Hyundai Accent set off to… Continue Reading...
Today, Nissan North America announced U.S pricing for the 2012 Versa Hatchback, a model that is carried over from the previous year, despite the fact that the 2012 sedan is all-new. Continuing on the popular first-generation design, it is available in 1.8 S and 1.8 SL models. The 1.8-liter S hatchback model has been priced… Continue Reading...
Nissan is taking a calculated gamble with its all new 2012 Versa sub-compact. Rather than style it up and pile on the options like every other automaker seems to be doing, the Versa promises solid fuel economy and a spacious cabin, wrapped in a sea of beige stolen from Toyota. How does Nissan plan to… Continue Reading...
The all-new 2012 Nissan Versa will boast a 30-mpg city and 38-mpg highway rating thanks to a new dual-injector system. Rather than switch to direct-injection system like many other automakers, Nissan’s solution to increasing demand for improved fuel economy uses two fuel injectors per cylinder (one for each intake valve on the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder), and… Continue Reading...
The 2012 Nissan Versa does something rare, though not entirely unexpected these days: it gets bigger and gains a surprisingly slick interior, but keeps its $10k sticker. Nissan’s smallest car gets completely redesigned to target the global market: the V platform (V for “versatile,” in Nissan marketing-speak) will be sold around the world as the… Continue Reading...
A day ahead of the planned debut of the 2012 Versa at the New York Auto Show, Nissan has unveiled the car’s Asian-market twin, the Tiida at the Shanghai Auto Show. Official U.S. specs won’t be available until tomorrow, but the Tiida is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine. Of note, Nissan has said a… Continue Reading...
The debut of the new Nissan Versa is all but confirmed for the New York Auto Show in just two weeks time, although according to new reports the car is set for a significant change. Pictures of the 2012 Sunny (as it’s known overseas) have already been released and a sketch resembling those images has… Continue Reading...
While the Nissan Sunny has already been previewed at AutoGuide, we just got out first look at the hatchback version of Nissan’s subcompact (known as the Tiida) thanks to a Chinese photographer who spied the car out in the open. The new hatchback looks like a Lexus CT200h mixed with Nissan’s familiar corporate styling cues,… Continue Reading...
New reports continue to point to the New York Auto Show as the venue where Nissan will debut the all-new 2012 Versa. Late last year Nissan unveiled the car at the China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition, where it is sold under the ‘Sunny’ badge. Historically, the larger Sentra and Sunny were the same vehicle, but… Continue Reading...
After 13 years on the market, Toyota has finally decided to expand the Prius name into a complete lineup of vehicles, starting with the Prius V. And why not; the Prius has already grown into a brand, described by Toyota Division VP and General Manager Bob Carter as being synonymous with the very word hybrid… Continue Reading...
After 13 years on the market, Toyota has finally decided to expand the Prius name into a complete lineup of vehicles. And why not; the Prius has already grown into a brand, described by Toyota Division VP and General Manager Bob Carter as being synonymous with the very word hybrid in the same way Kleenex… Continue Reading...
Nissan has unveiled the design of its new global compact sedan at the China (Guangzhou) International Automobile Exhibition. Going by the name Sunny in China, it will be badged as the Versa in North America. Historically, the Sentra and the Sunny were the same vehicle, but that began to change two model year’s ago when… Continue Reading...