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All-New Nissan X-Trail Prices Announced For UK

Nissan has made some important announcements in regard to its 2014 model lineup. First it announced the specifications and pricing for the 2014 Nissan Juke and now it has announced the prices of the all new Nissan X-Trail for the UK. In brief, the 2014 Nissan X-Trail starts from £22,995 and will available in 2WD or 4WD configuration with 5- or 7-seat arrangement. Scheduled to reach UK showrooms on July 17, the all new X-Trail is considerably cheaper than its predecessor – 2WD Visia will now cost £2,600 less while the 2WD Acenta will be available for £800 less than the outgoing model.

The all new X-Trail will be available in four trim levels: Visia, Acenta, n-tec and Tekna. Talking about the long list of standard equipment available, the Visia models, which start from £22,995, come with signature LED daytime running lights, 17” alloy wheels, MP3 compatible sound system with



Nissan Announces 2014 Juke Pricing And Specifications For UK

Nissan has announced the pricing and specifications of the 2014 Nissan Juke which was unveiled recently. For UK, the fresh-faced model will come in four trim levels with a range of new engines and new features. There will be a offered with a variety of personalization options and the car equips Nissan Safety Shield. The 2014 Juke is scheduled to arrive sometime in June. There will be a host of innovative new technologies and styling upgrades, along with a new lineup of engines and plethora of personalization options.

Another interesting fact about the 2014 Juke is that in spite of equipping all those extra features and technologies, it would offer an additional 40 % of luggage space on the two-wheel-drive model. Pricing has been kept competitive enough, starting with the £13,420 Juke 1.6 Visia which has a good number of standard features. It gets air conditioning, front and rear electric



Nissan Unveils Dirt-Repelling. Self-Cleaning Car Prototype

Cars are supposed to take you to places where you want to go but while you are sitting behind the steering wheel cursing down the road, the exterior of the car is prone to a lot of dirt. On reaching back home all you would realize is that your car needs a thorough wash to remove all that dirt it collected during the journey. Nissan has been proactively developing cool technologies that are aimed at making motoring safer and more environmentally friendly, but one of their latest technologies is more about keeping your vehicle as dirt-free as possible.

You heard it right. Nissan has developed an innovative paint that repels everyday dirt, rain and mud. To try the new paint technology, the specially developed super-hydrophobic and oleophobic paint was sprayed on the all new Nissan Note and the results were amazing. The test mule is being called the self-cleaning Note



Nissan Unveils 2015 Murano Crossover: To Arrive In Late 2014

In 2003, Nissan launched the first generation Nissan Murano which had a huge impact over the SUV market and recently the Japanese marque has unveiled the 2015 Murano. Unlike the previous generation Muranos which were inspired by the Italian Murano glassware, the latest generation is based on the Nissan Resonance Concept vehicle. Compared to the previous generation Murano, the new one features the same 111.2 inch long wheelbase but is 1.3 inches wider, 2.5 inches longer and half an inch shorter. The exterior is extremely edgy and flaunts a V-motion front grille taken directly from the Resonance concept, invisible D-pillars, boomerang-shaped LED taillights and LED daytime running lights.

Aerodynamically, the new Murano is 16 percent more efficient than the outgoing model and scores a 0.31 coefficient of drag. Powering the 2015 Murano is a standard 3.5-litre DOHC V6 which is good for 260 hp and peak torque of 240 lb-ft.



2015 Nissan Versa Revealed: Debut At New York International Auto Show

Nissan has revealed the first pictures and details of the updated, 2015 Nissan Versa sedan. There are a good number of changes that Nissan has brought, including an updated exterior, revised interior with Bluetooth Hands-free and a few more standard features on the complete model range. The 2015 Versa will debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show and will go on sale the same day. As far as the pricing is concerned, it will start from $11,990 MSRP. For four years in a row, the Versa has been the best selling vehicle in the sub-compact sedan segment and with the updated model, Nissan expects to record even higher numbers.

The most prominent changes have been made to the exterior which now features larger headlights, chrome plated grille and a more substantial fascia. The exterior also gets new side mirror designs, new fog light finisher, updated rear fascia design



Nissan Introduces All New Juke NISMO RS: Details Inside

Expanding its model range, Nissan has introduced the all new Nissan Juke Nismo RS model for Europe. The Juke Nismo RS has been slotted as the flagship model of the new Juke range and comes with a number improvements including more power, stronger brakes, a sharper chassis and extra equipment. The new Juke Nismo RS is based on the very potent Juke Nismo and features motorsport inspired engineering, aerodynamics and design, taking the performance benchmark set by by the latter even higher. Powering the Juke Nismo RS is the 1.6 liter DIG-T engine which has been uptuned to deliver even more power and torque.

The fine tuned 1.6 liter DIG-T on the Nismo RS produces 218 PS of power and peak torque of 280 Nm, a decent increase of 18 PS in power and 30 Nm in torque compared to the standard Nismo version. Nissan has also added a mechanical



2014 Nissan Juke All Set For US: Details Inside

The 2014 iteration of Nissan’s popular sports crossover is here. Yes, it is none other than the radical looking Nissan Juke which receives significant upgrades for this year, including four models, two new exterior colors, two new special cosmetic packages, a navigation package and more. For 2014, the Juke pushes the bar set by itself even higher, thanks to the updated styling which includes 17 inch wheels, a broad shoulder line, flared wheel arches, the unique two-part headlight, a raked windshield, a high beltline, coupe inspired roofline, hidden rear door handles, boomerang style taillights, upswept side windows and more.

The excitement is further continued in the cabin which features a unique, motorcycle fuel tank-inspired center console finished in a glossy paint, sports car-inspired gearshift positioning and a bolstered front seats. Perhaps, the most interesting feature of the Juke’s cabin is the Integrated Control (I-CON) system which is a drive mode



New Nissan Juke For European Market Unveiled At Geneva

Nissan has unveiled the revised Nissan Juke SUV for the European market at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. In short, the new Juke features a restyled exterior, advanced NissanConnect system, Nissan Safety Shield, Around View Monitor 4-camera parking system, 40 percent more cargo space, opening sunroof and Xenon lights. Interestingly, for this year as well, Nissan has managed to retain the not so pleasing styling on the Juke but it looks slightly better thanks to the new headlamps taken from the all new Nissan 370Z.

The front and rear look more sporty thanks to the slightly tweaked design cues and the new opening glass roof. Some of external highlights include Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, new trim beneath the front bumper and new door mirrors featuring LED side turn indicators. The car also gets a revised rear bumper which looks more aggressive. Nissan has also added a new



2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO Pricing Announced: Starts From $149,990

Nissan has finally announced the pricing for its 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo and it starts from $149,990 USD. The new GT-R Nismo is a limited production model and the fastest GT-R built yet. The car holds the current lap record for production cars at the Nurburgring with a staggering time of 7:08.679. Talking about the specifications of the limited production GT-R, it is powered by a VR38DETT 3.8 liter, twin turbo, V6 engine which is capable of putting out 600 hp of power and 481 lb-ft of peak torque.

Compared to the standard GT-R models, the Nismo version features an upgraded fuel pump and optimized ignition timing control for improved combustion. Mated to the VR38DETT 3.8 liter heart is a sequential 6-speed dual clutch gearbox featuring paddle shifters to change gears at high speeds. The new GT-R range is built on Premium Midship platform created exclusively for this car as



Nissan Frontier Pickup With Cummins Diesel Engine At 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Since long Nissan has been recording strong sales in the mid-size pickup segment which has motivated it to come up with another diesel pick-up. At the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan has unveiled the 2014 Frontier pickup in a new version. Dubbed the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner, the mid-size truck has been developed in partnership with Cummins. Powering the vehicle is a Cummins developed 2.8-liter 4 cylinder diesel engine that is capable of delivering strong performance figures while remaining compliant with future emissions standards.

The 2.8 liter heart puts out close to 200 hp and 350 lb-ft of peak torque, expressing a 35 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over a V6 equipped 2014 Frontier. The 2014 Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner is available in a two wheel drive configuration and equips a ZF 8HP70 8 speed automatic transmission. Though less powerful, the diesel pickup is expected to perform as well as



New Nissan Micra Limited Edition Model From 12,300 GBP For UK

Hatchbacks are just as popular in the UK as other body types are and this is the main reason why manufacturers put a variety of small cars on offer. Nissan Micra is a known car in this region of the world and people seem to like it for its frugality, features and probably looks as well. To draw more attention of prospective buyers, Nissan has announced a new limited edition model of the hatchback for UK. It is called the Nissan Micra Limited Edition and is based on the high value mid range Micra Acentra model.

The limited edition does not come with any mechanical changes but does flaunt the styling updates it receives on the exterior and interior. For the exterior, the most prominent change is the roof which now comes in a contrasting color. The roof is available in three color combinations, each matched to the mirror caps



All New Nissan Qashqai To Be Part Of Nissan Innovation and Excitement Event

A while ago, Nissan unveiled the 2015 Nissan Qashqai for the European market and yes, it has been well received. The next big news in regard to the Qashqai is that it is going to be the center of attraction of a four day Nissan Innovation and Excitement Event to be held at Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Starting this Saturday, January 18, the event will feature rare concept images, a Qashqai showreel cinema and the new Qashqai itself. There will also be a ceremony at the plant on January 22 marking the launch of the crossover.

For the Visitors there will be number of things awaiting to take place. First and foremost, during the entire four day event, the world-famous Gateshead Millennium Bridge will be illuminated in the Nissan brand’s signature red. On Saturday, visitors will also get to speak with Nissan’s recruitment team about current vacancies at



Nissan Sentra Nismo Concept To Expand Nissan’s Performance Line

Nismo, the performance division of Nissan Motors, has revealed the first pictures of Nissan Sentra Nismo Concept. As the name suggests, it is a performance concept based on the latest generation Nissan Sentra. Being a Nismo, the concept Sentra features plenty of performance and design tuner components, making the already good Sentra even better. “Fans have asked that we bring back a high-performance Sentra straight from the factory, just like in generations past,” said Nissan Vice President of Product Planning, Pierre Loing.

“With NISMO, our in-house motorsports arm, already producing versions of the 370Z NISMO, JUKE NISMO, JUKE NISMO RS and upcoming GT-R NISMO, we wanted to demonstrate where we could go in the future.” Some of the characteristic features of Sentra Nismo Concept’s exterior include an upgraded aerodynamics, a deep front face with lower LED lights, a wide lower grille, signature upper grille and standard LED daytime running rights



Nissan Sport Sedan Concept Unveiled At 2014 Detroit Motor Show

Nissan has been known for its radical designs and the latest example of it is the Sport Sedan Concept unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The concept sedan celebrates the manufacturer’s 80th anniversary in the automobile industry and there was no better platform than NAIAS for the unveil. The Sport Sedan concept is essentially a design study that will lead the designs of next generation models. What is really interesting about the design language is that it adds the styling of a sports car to a full-size 4 door sedan.

The Sport Sedan concept will not only influence the next generation models but will also get a production version very soon. “The Sport Sedan Concept shows a new, highly emotional and energetic design direction that takes Nissan’s legendary approach of applying sports car principles to a sedan to the next level,” said Nissan Senior Vice President and



2014 Nissan Rogue Compact SUV: All You Need To Know

Talking in context of the North American market, if we are considering the most complete family SUVs, Nissan Rogue has to be on the list. It was first introduced in 2008, the Rogue emerged as a key player in the competitive compact SUV market. For the 2014 model year, Nissan has completely redesigned the Rogue giving it a refreshingly new look over its predecessor. For the first time, this year onwards the Rogue will be available with an optional 3rd row passenger seat. Aside from the optional 3rd row other interiors highlights include Nissan innovative EZ Flex seating System, class-exclusive Divide-N-Hide Cargo System that provides up to 18 different variations to manage space for the cargo and occupants and more.

The exterior of the car is comprehensively redesigned and now offers a premium, high quality look. Compared to the previous generation the new Rogue features a 0.6 inch longer wheelbase,



Nissan Sport Sedan Concept To Debut At 2014 North American Auto Show

For the 2014 North American International Auto Show, Nissan is readying a range of show stoppers. This year at the show Nissan will present a couple of concept vehicles including the so-called stunning Sport Sedan Concept. Sharing the stage at the 2014 exhibition with the Nissan Sport Sedan will be two more concept vehicles – Nissan IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO. Except for the Sport Sedan Concept, the other two concepts have already been showcased at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show last year and were extremely popular among the visitors.

So with the trio in hand Nissan expects to create the same magic as it did in Tokyo. The IDx Freeflow and IDx Nismo are extremely eye-catchy thanks to their next-generation design. Similarly the Sport Sedan Concept, seen in the teaser image, is expected to preview a new energetic design language. The trio will be revealed on Monday, January 13



Infiniti Q30 Concept Crossover Showcased At 2013 LA Auto Show

People love to get surprises and they can get a overwhelming surprise after the first look of the Infiniti Q30 Concept. This car is smashingly beautiful and shares lots of similarities with the Sedan. This car is ready to meet the demands of the customers of the century with its contemporary look in the variances of both sports and coupe vehicles. The car is a new definition of luxury and will win million young hearts who love luxurious yet classy cars. The Infiniti Q30 Concept is truly dynamic in design and possesses sportiness of a Coupe.

The design of this car is all over in a blend of coupe, crossover and a hatchback. The designer of this car was free to involve all the sportiness and seduction in one pack and to get over all those conventional design to meet the latest trends of automobile needs. Design features Infiniti Q30



IDX FREEFLOW AND IDX NISMO Concepts At Tokyo Auto Show 2013

People who have a fetish for luxury will be happy to see the two new Nissan car models introduced in the Tokyo Car Show. These two cars were tagged as IDX Freeflow and IDX Nismo. These two cars are built on the same architecture but there are some differences present that are really impressive and made for the people who have different persona. While they introduced the IDX Freeflow which is especially made for the typical classy and sophisticated people who love to live a luxurious lifestyle and want their cars to be even classier, and mentioning about the IDX Nismo, then this one is an adventurous sports car which meets the needs of the young people who love innovation and fresh concepts gathered all together in a car that gives them an unusual and enthralling driving experience.

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2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo Revealed: A 600 bhp Machine

Talking about track cars, one of the best cars to name here is the Nissan GT-R. The GT-R is a monster and it not only outperforms other sports cars from its class but also makes some of the super-sports cars shy on the track. The performance the standard GT-R offers is simply amazing but there is another version to the car which delivers even better performance. We are talking about the Nissan GT-R Nismo, a standard GT-R tweaked and improved by Nissan’s performance arm Nismo. And after much anticipation and rumors, Nissan has revealed the 2014 Nissan GT-R Nismo.

The new GT-R Nismo features supercar dynamics with enhanced dynamics and ultra precise handling. Complemented the tweaked exterior is a set of motorsports-inspired technologies to enhance the car’s performance. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn says this is the fastest Nissan GT-R ever. “With a 7:08.679 lap time, we can authoritatively say that



Nissan BladeGlider EV Concept Revealed

World’s leading EV manufacturer, Nissan, has revealed its latest creation which it believes to be not just a prototype of an upcoming vehicle but also a proposal for the future direction of Nissan electric vehicle (EV) development. Dubbed the Nissan BladeGlider, the car features a fresh electric vehicle driving experience based on peerless technology and exotic styling. The design of the car is revolutionary and leading the project design team was Francois Bancon, division general manager of Product Strategy and Product Planning at Nissan.

“The goal was to revolutionize the architecture of the vehicle to provoke new emotions, provide new value and make visible for consumers how Zero Emissions can help redefine our conception of vehicle basics,” said Bancon. Featuring a narrow front track, the BladeGlider is a complete deviation from conventional cars. Further, the design is somewhat an optimized blend of a glider and a high performance “swept wing”