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

SEMA Show: Matte Is This Year's Black

Among custom jobs at SEMA this year, the matte-black finish is an unmistakable theme. Despite its humble origins among rodders without the cash to indulge in metal flake kandy koatings, the flat finish can cost upward of $10,000 to render properly (we've heard up to $30,000 for the Mercedes CLS on display here). Of… » 11/01/06 11:40am 11/01/06 11:40am

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