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Vehicles like the GT-R and 370Z are powerful products designed for car enthusiasts. They’re favorites here at the Nissan 360 event in Southern California, where journalists from around the world are being given the chance experience all things Nissan, including the opportunity to drive up to 130 different cars. But not everyone can afford something… Continue Reading...
In case you were out of town last week or otherwise incapacitated by some sort of mysterious food-borne illness, the news cycle was dominated by Pebble Beach; in fact it practically overwhelmed all of AutoGuide.com. Continue Reading...
Nissan just unveiled the first nameplate to be sold under its revived Datsun brand: the Go. Continue Reading...
Nissan is ramping up for the revival of its Datsun brand, which will hit the spotlight this year with its first product introductions. Continue Reading...
Last year, Nissan announced plans to revive its Datsun nameplate for new and emerging markets, specializing in budget cars that could be as cheap as $3,000 in certain countries. Continue Reading...
Make no mistake, this IS as much of a bucket-list as it is a dream list of cars. I’ve yet to drive many of these sublime examples of motoring, but if I was ever given the opportunity, I’d jump at it, potentially re-scheduling a birthday party, religious holiday or anniversary to get a chance behind one… Continue Reading...
Picture a classic car in your head: likely it’s an American icon like a late ‘60s Mustang or even earlier like a ‘50s Fairlane. Maybe your taste is a bit more exotic and you’re imagining a classic Ferrari or even a British sports car like an MG or Triumph. Continue Reading...
Nissan may be reviving the Datsun brand, but we’ll never see the likes of a beautiful 260Z ever again in those emerging markets where Datsun will begin life anew. Instead, those who really want a collectible Datsun should check out the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction where this 1974 260Z is set to sell with… Continue Reading...
Datsun made its debut in the U.S. all the way back in 1958, and lasted almost 25 years in North America before it was phased out. Today, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has confirmed that Datsun will live, and carry Nissan’s products into new and emerging markets such as Indonesia, Russia and India. Indonesia will see… Continue Reading...
Japanese automaker Nissan is readying a revival of its Datsun nameplate, but it won’t be making its presence known in America. Instead, the Datsun brand will be used for Nissan’s entry-level models in emerging markets like India, Indonesia, and Russia. According to reports, the revival could come as soon as 2014 and the Datsun-branded models will… Continue Reading...
The automotive world is filled with comparison tests, but these usually are held between two or more cars that are currently on sale. What Inside Line did was pit an old Datsun 510 versus a new Nissan Juke. You might think that the Juke would have an unfair advantage, but the 510 they brought out… Continue Reading...
As an automaker, Datsun may have had its issues, and rebranding the company in North America in 1982 as Nissan proved a smart move by execs. Still, few have forgotten cars like the 510, the many Z sports cars and even the 720 pickup truck. News of the brand’s revival (according to a report by… Continue Reading...
Production will end for the Ford Ranger on December 22, according to the United Auto Workers 879 June-August newsletter. The Ranger is currently built in Ford’s Twin Cities assembly plant and the truck has been built since January 1982. The Ranger originally replaced the Ford Courier which was based on the Mazda B-Series small truck…. Continue Reading...
SEMA is so vast that it’s hard to truly see it all. Thanks to our eagle-eyed photographers, we’ve been able to cherry pick the best cars over the past few days, starting with the cars of the wheel and tire exhibit. Rather than the usual dubs and donks, the wheel and tire exhibit had everything… Continue Reading...
The story of Datusn (and later Nissan) in the United States is probably the most fascinating of all the Japanese auto makers . While early Toyota’s and Honda’s were ridiculed for their diminutive size and propensity to rust, Datsun was the first Japanese manufacturer to establish a reputation as a respected car maker. The 240Z… Continue Reading...
There’s not a single member of the Autoguide staff who does not admire the Honda’s of the company’s “Golden Age”. Spanning the period from 1983, when the CRX was released, to 2001, when the last Integra Type-R rolled off the line, subsequent Honda’s have been excellent cars, but have never quite lived up to the… Continue Reading...
Nissan‘s Datsun 240Z broke ground in the early 1970’s by offering bulletproof reliability and the performance of a Jaguar E-Type for a third of the cost. The next generation Z-car could be similarly important by mating a hybrid drivetrain into a serious performance car, if reports coming out of Japan are accurate. While the reports… Continue Reading...