The just-right vehicle for a mid-life crisis may be the 2013 Nissan 370Z Roadster. The drop-top Z-Car offers muscular styling, thrilling performance, exceptional handling, and a price point that won’t break the budget.
The Z-Car is not only fun to be seen in — a trait necessary for mid-life crisis appeal — but it produces breath-taking straight-line performance while delivering a more satisfying driving experience.
NAPA VALLEY, Calif. — Do you honestly think that because of high gasoline prices the sport utility vehicle market is a dinosaur? Revise your thoughts. The all-new fourth-generation Nissan Pathfinder is in the flesh to dispel the myth and it’s doing so with superb design and style. The original Pathfinder, introduced more than 25 years ago, became an instant success and achieved the reputation of being the “perfect family adventure vehicle.”
Nissan has huge plans for its all-new 2013 mid-sized Altima sedan. Nissan officials vow to overtake the Toyota Camry as the best-selling car in the United States. It helps that Altima begins its quest from the number two position, a spot recently earned by the 2012 Altima.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nissan has unveiled its 2013 Altima, the fifth generation of what is now the second best-selling car in the United States. In its 20 years of existence 4.4 million Altimas have been sold, but it has never challenged for sales domination in the U.S. This time out, Nissan is confident its new sedan is ready for prime time and can dethrone the Toyota Camry and achieve the lofty goal of number one.
If our only choice for a beach trip involving three adults, beach gear, a big cooler, and luggage was a subcompact sedan, we would be happy inside a 2012 Nissan Versa. We know this because the Versa was our vehicle on a five-day late-fall beach outing in North Carolina and again as our year-end holiday conveyance in Southern California.
This is the best of times for minivan consumers. The once extremely popular people mover has never been better. Nearly three decades of refinements have turned the minivan into the ultimate in family transportation convincingly supported by five all-new or considerably upgraded minivans now on the market.
The Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Nissan Quest are all new for the 2011 model year, and the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Town & Country have been heavily refreshed.
SEATTLE — When the sub-compact Nissan Versa was introduced in the U.S. five years ago we were impressed with its cavernous interior. The next-generation has arrived and we are delighted to report the large passenger area is still there, but in a sedan that features more up-to-date styling, considerably improved refinement, and better gas mileage.
MIAMI — Although Nissan has been building commercial vans for 75 years in the global market, this is its first product for the U.S. "As the first non-domestic nameplate to design, manufacture and sell CVs in the United States, we bring a more than seven-decade tradition of durability, quality and reliability to our products,” said Joe Castelli.
After driving more than 100 cars, trucks and sport utilities a year for four decades, it’s hard to find something new, something that stands out as very different.
Perhaps the 2011 Nissan Juke doesn’t fall into the category of “very different,” but it comes darn close and Nissan’s latest effort to build something that stands out from the crowd appears to be a success.
DEL MAR, Calif. — Historically, Quest has almost been like the industry’s minivan after-thought. But after driving the all-new 2011 product there’s no doubt it came to play. Considering the renewed interest and products in the import minivan segment catering to the active family has been the battle cry.