The sub-$10,000 new car is dead

At this week's New York Auto Show, Nissan unveiled a new version of its Versa small car, letting them finally drop the stripped-down version of its Versa sedan, the lowest-priced new car on the market, with an advertised sticker price of $9,990. With its demise comes the death of the sub-$10,000 new car. Here's why… » 4/25/11 10:30am 4/25/11 10:30am

Hyundai Accent Takes Back Title Of Cheapest Car In America At $9,970

Nissan made some waves last month when they announced the Nissan Versa 1.6S » 11/26/08 1:00pm 11/26/08 1:00pm, a car that would cost only $9,990 and snagged the unofficial title of "cheapest car in America" from Hyundai. The Korean automaker has struck back by dropping the price of their Hyundai Accent GS 3-door from $11,070 to $9,970, besting the Versa …

Nissan To Offer S-Tune Version Of Versa... For China

Photos appearing on China Car Times » 11/17/08 10:00am 11/17/08 10:00am this morning suggest the new is not the only product to get a sports package. The , known as the Tiida in China, is seen here sporting NISMO colors and a badge proclaiming the S-Tune. Other than the paint and badge, the only hint this is a special model is the sharp body kit.…

New Pricing Of $9,990 Makes 2009 Nissan Versa Cheapest New Car In USA

In response to the Financiapocalypse » 10/31/08 12:15pm 10/31/08 12:15pm, Nissan is offering 0% financing on five of their vehicles. Most interesting, and seemingly lost in the saved-by-zerogasm, is news of a lower-priced version of the 2009 Nissan Versa Sedan that, at an MSRP of $9,990, will be the cheapest new car in the USA. Source: (subs.…

Israeli Ad For Fuel-Sipping Nissan Tiida Angers Caricatures Of…

These days, everyone wants to reduce consumption of foreign oil. Well, everyone but oil-loving Arab sheiks. That's the message we're getting after the Saudi broadcasting network became so outraged at the airing of the commercial above in Israel for the Nissan Tiida. The advertisement shows wealthy Arab oil barons… » 8/06/08 3:40pm 8/06/08 3:40pm

More On The Chrysler And Nissan Platform Swap

Nissan was kind enough to provide us with some time to answer questions about their new Nissan-Chrysler Platform Swap. For those who haven't been following the news, Dodge is going to build the next generation full-size truck for Nissan based on the upcoming Dodge Ram platform. In return, Nissan is going to build a… » 4/16/08 4:00pm 4/16/08 4:00pm

Nissan Announces Yearly Price Increases, Trying to Scrape Another $80…

It's this time of year, after the Christmas rush, when automakers try to quietly drop price increases into the news cycle without anyone noticing. Even better, do it on a Friday and it won't go into the news until Saturday when no one reads the news. But we're ever vigilant and have seen through the bull shit to let… » 12/28/07 4:05pm 12/28/07 4:05pm

Renault Clio Nabs European Car of the Year Award

Renault's Clio hatchback beat out the VW Passat, Alfa Romeo 159 and BMW 3-Series to become the European car of the year for 2005. The 58 journalists from 22 countries who judged the award deemed the new Clio just more worthy than more expensive sedans, and its close competitor the Toyota Yaris, due to its refinements… » 11/15/05 7:46am 11/15/05 7:46am

Hit-and-Run Transmission: Nissan's Continuously Variable Future

Get Leonardo DaVinci on the horn, he may be in for some royalty cash. Edmunds Inside Line is reporting on Nissan's move to make continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) — a design for which showed up in ol' Lenny's notebooks — the norm on many of its models. The company plans to produce upward of 1 million CVTs per… » 10/04/05 9:03am 10/04/05 9:03am