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The Disruptive Ford F-150 Supplier Fire Had An Explosion That Threw An Employee Through The Air The Disruptive Ford F-150 Supplier Fire Had An Explosion That Threw An Employee Through The Air

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Now You Can Watch Canada's Best Racing Series, Nissan Micra Cup Now You Can Watch Canada's Best Racing Series, Nissan Micra Cup

It’s been said before, but should be repeated often and loudly, that there needs to be more motorsport involving small, underpowered cars with little to no aerodynamic aids. Canada’s Nissan Micra Cup series fits the bill to a T. These cars are essentially showroom stock buzz boxes with just over 100 horsepower and…

These Japanese Automakers Have Fascinating Histories Behind Their Names These Japanese Automakers Have Fascinating Histories Behind Their Names

By now, we know that there are more accurate ways to pronounce the names of Japanese automakers than the ones that we dumb Americans have been using. Mazda, for instance, is pronounced “Matsuda” in Japan. But did you know that there are also very fascinating historical and cultural reasons behind some of these names?

GM's Going To Four Cylinders In Full-Size Pickups As Fuel Economy War Ramps Up GM's Going To Four Cylinders In Full-Size Pickups As Fuel Economy War Ramps Up

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Nissan Once Made An Unbranded Generic Car Nissan Once Made An Unbranded Generic Car

Minimalism has become, somewhat ironically, a status symbol unto itself. How many painfully self-satisfied articles have you read about rich people “decluttering” and instead just having a few crazy expensive things carefully placed in a stark white loft? Too many, probably. That just shows how far ahead of its time…

Japanese Automakers Are Just Now Realizing That They Should Start Hiring More Women Japanese Automakers Are Just Now Realizing That They Should Start Hiring More Women

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The Way Trump Wants To Fight California On Fuel Economy Standards Has Already Failed Twice The Way Trump Wants To Fight California On Fuel Economy Standards Has Already Failed Twice

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Cops Seize $130,000 Nissan Skyline GT-R At Florida Car Show And The Story Is Wild (Updated) Cops Seize $130,000 Nissan Skyline GT-R At Florida Car Show And The Story Is Wild (Updated)

Car forums wept this week when pictures appeared of a 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R getting towed away by Florida police at a car show in Daytona Beach. In some ways it’s not surprising—that generation of Skyline isn’t really legal to be in the U.S., though some are here under dubious circumstances. But what may look like…

The Classic Japanese Car You Want Is Shooting Up In Value The Classic Japanese Car You Want Is Shooting Up In Value

I got quite a bit of my love of cars from my father, but the people his age that I knew never seemed to understand why I loved Toyota Supras, Mazda rotary engines and various examples of how Nissan used to give a damn. But the people who did grow up appreciating these kinds of cars are now after them in a big way, and…

Why Ford Isn’t Using GM’s Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission Why Ford Isn’t Using GM’s Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission

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Nissan To Launch 8 Electrified Cars In Japan By 2022 Nissan To Launch 8 Electrified Cars In Japan By 2022

Nissan is looking to introduce a flurry of new electrified vehicles in Japan by 2022, with plans to roll out three all-electric cars and five hybrids, according to Automotive News.

This Is What A 1973 Nissan 350Z Would Sound Like

When Datsun brought the legendary S30 Fairlady to America in 1969, it dropped its Japanese-market name for something more straightforward: Datsun 240Z.

Some Dude Put His Nissan 350Z Into A Canal While Battling For A Parking Spot

Last night in Coral Gables, Florida, on the campus of the University of Miami, a Nissan 350Z ended up in a canal, after its driver tried to, “to cut another driver off to enter a parking space,” according to The Miami Hurricane, the university’s student newspaper. Reader, be careful out there.

Yeah, The 2019 Nissan Altima Is Supposed To Have That Weird Hood Gap Yeah, The 2019 Nissan Altima Is Supposed To Have That Weird Hood Gap

You may have noticed the brand new 2019 Nissan Altima has a befuddling gap between the hood, headlights and front fenders. I double checked with Nissan and, yeah, apparently it’s just supposed to look like that.

Companies Are Distancing Themselves From Uber After The Fatal Autonomous Crash Companies Are Distancing Themselves From Uber After The Fatal Autonomous Crash

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The Emergency Nissan 200SX Repair That Might Have Been Overseen By A Guardian Angel The Emergency Nissan 200SX Repair That Might Have Been Overseen By A Guardian Angel

In a desolate and empty parking lot, two young men work to revive a dead Nissan 200SX. A stranger comes to their aid, then appears out of nowhere again later, offering words of encouragement—and leading to an inexplicable story that both of them would carry for 20 years.

Nissan Will Use Decommissioned Leaf Batteries To Light A Town Torn Apart By An Earthquake Nissan Will Use Decommissioned Leaf Batteries To Light A Town Torn Apart By An Earthquake

The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake that hit Japan was one of the largest ever recorded. Even now, seven years later, the region is still recovering. To aid recovery efforts, Nissan is using old batteries from the Leaf to pitch in.

The 2019 Nissan Altima Also Brings Semi-Autonomous Tech To The Masses The 2019 Nissan Altima Also Brings Semi-Autonomous Tech To The Masses

Nissan will follow the trend that it started with its 2018 Rogue by offering another mass-market model, the 2019 Nissan Altima, equipped with semi-autonomous driving technology. Consider it another example of how this stuff is trickling down from luxury cars to super ordinary ones.

How Nissan Plans To Go All-In On Electric Vehicles How Nissan Plans To Go All-In On Electric Vehicles

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The 1989 Tokyo Motor Show Is Where I Will Go To Find Joy Again The 1989 Tokyo Motor Show Is Where I Will Go To Find Joy Again

What do we have to look forward to in our far-flung future year of 2018, besides the sweet release of death? Nothing. To find happiness again I will take you back—back to a time of unbridled optimism, of cheerfully bizarre niche vehicles, of turbocharged world-conquering performance, of gull-winged kei cars. Let us…

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