2018 Nissan Kicks

MIAMI — Though the vehicle started arrivng in showrooms in May, Nissan took time to “introduce” its latest model, a subcompact crossover dubbed Kicks, at a preview for media. It is the second such session company publicists have conducted for automotive journalists, the first being earlier in June in San Diego.

Nissan Leaf — The new face of EVs

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Nissan has redesigned its all-electric Leaf for 2018, the first total remake since its introduction in the fall of 2010 as a 2011 model. Electric vehicles in general and the Leaf in particular have come a long way in those seven years. For instance, the new Leaf has a noticeable change in styling, considerably more horsepower, more range, a bigger battery, more technology and more cargo space than the 2011 model — and it doesn't cost any more.

Nissan Armada — Rugged V-8 luxury

By David Finkelstein

Assembled and imported to the U.S. from Nissan's manufacturing facility in Kyushu, Japan, the Armada full-size SUV is available in SV, SL, Platinum and Platinum Reserve models for 2018. Either 2WD and 4WD drive configurations are offered, depending on your personal preference.

2018 Nissan Leaf

NAPPA. Calif. — Most news stories regarding battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are about Tesla and the great things Elon Musk is doing…or not. But what’s known but by a few is that the world’s best-selling electric car to date is the Nissan Leaf. At the start of 2016, more than 200,000 have been sold worldwide. The Leaf is the only BEV built in three different manufacturing plants in three different countries, including Smyrna, Tenn.

Nissan Rogue Sport — Smaller can be better

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Crossover utility vehicle sales are booming and have been trending to ever smaller vehicles, and despite their sub-compact size are proving useful as cargo and people haulers while deriving better gas mileage than their larger siblings, and offering more maneuverability in urban surroundings.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nissan Rogue is the hottest-selling vehicle in the hottest-selling segment, one replete with excellent competitors — Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4. Other than the “big 3” pickup trucks, Rogue is the biggest-selling vehicle in the U.S. for two of the first four months of 2017.

Nissan Pathfinder — Upgraded for 2017

By David Finkelstein

The Nissan Pathfinder has a remarkable track record in the nearly 60-year history its been sold in the United States. For the 2017 model year, it now has updated styling and capability, a freshened exterior look and enhanced safety and technology plus a higher level of overall performance with it's re-engineered 3.5-liter V6 engine. More precisely, the engine itself now has more than 56 percent all new componentry. 

Nissan Armada — Becoming competitive

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The first generation Nissan Armada soldiered on for 12 years, limping into its final model year in 2015 with rumors that it would be terminated. But Nissan had other plans, perhaps driven by the resurgent SUV market including the big truck end of the spectrum. It now looks like a brilliant idea — revive the Armada in the image of its popular Infiniti QX80 cousin.

Nissan Sentra NISMO — Adding 64 horses

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Last year we reported that Nissan's compact Sentra had suddenly become competitive in an extremely competitive segment. Nissan claimed the refreshed 2016 Sentra had an improved ride, a quieter interior, numerous upgrades including an advanced safety package and even a new steering wheel inspired by the 370Z sports car. And the Sentra has incredibly ample rear-seat legroom for a small sedan.

Nissan Pathfinder — Looking better than ever

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Since its inception in the mid-1980s as Nissans first mass market sport utility the Pathfinder has displayed multiple personalities. It started life like all SUV's of the 1980s and early 90s as a body-on-frame truck, was switched to unibody construction for the second generation (1995-2004), then back to body-on-frame for the third generation (2005-2012), and back to unibody construction for the fourth generation that commenced with the 2013 model.