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Toyota Tells Kentucky Camry Plant To Cut Costs Or Lose Production To Japan

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Nissan Made The Accurate Boring Car Of The Future Way Back In 1983

I love old concept cars because it’s fun to look at the crazy ways designers and engineers imagined our future. Very rarely, however, do automakers glimpse into the world of tomorrow and actually get it right. But that’s basically what Nissan did in 1983 with the NRV-II concept. It’s just like the cars we drive…Read […]

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This Veteran Is Trying To Track Down The Original Japanese Owner Of His R32 Skyline GT-R

When you’ve pick up a car used, have you ever wondered about the life it had before you? Sometimes you can gather scraps of information from the car itself (a leftover CD or impressions in the upholstery from child seats), but unless you have a contact, a lot of it becomes speculation and guesswork. One […]

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Here’s What To See If You Go To The Tokyo Motor Show This Weekend

It’s been a week since the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show kicked off, and the public days run through this weekend. Japan’s biggest car show is expected to have more than 800,000 visitors this year. You should go some time! If you happen to be in town this weekend, here’s the coolest stuff you should see.Read […]

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Nissan Becomes The Latest Manufacturer To Join Formula E

Formula E is like that restaurant near campus all of the college students flock to. It’s not as Instagram worthy as other spots, but it’s inexpensive, practical and gets the job done. Nissan, following behind the manufacturer crowd with its headphones in and backpack halfway zipped, just asked for a seat at the bar.Read more… […]

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Nissan Apologizes For Recent Scandals Before Hyping Autonomous Electric Cars 

Nissan started their press conference off with an apology from Daniele Schillaci, Executive Vice President for Global Marketing and Sales. Recent scandals involving Kobe Steel, as well as the signing off of cars for the Japanese market by unqualified staff, has put Nissan under intense scrutiny. By owning up to it and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Nissan IMx Concept Is An Autonomous Electric Crossover Because You Don’t Always Wake Up To Good News, Okay?

The Tokyo Motor Show is going on right now. But what did you think was going to happen? Did you actually think you’d wake up to miraculous news of a new 1,000 horsepower Nissan Skyline, or a reborn Z, or an announcement that the IDx is finally happening? No. We live in a place called […]

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Here’s What It Looked Like When Datsun Invaded Great Britain

Here in America, it’s easy to forget that people once sincerely feared that “import cars”—specifically cheap, well-built, reliable cars from Japan—would put the U.S. auto industry out of business. That’s hard to believe today where companies like Ford and Toyota compete on an equal footing, but in the United Kingdom,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Lack Of Right To Work Law May Have Lost Illinois The Toyota-Mazda Factory ‘Bidding War’

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know as you head out into the wilderness of our ongoing international nightmare. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s What It’s Like To Chase Ferraris In A Nissan GT-R Nismo

As special as it was to do a 1000 km rally with 70 Ferraris, it was even cooler because I had a 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo to chase them down in. The Ferraris drew a ton of attention as they blasted across Japan, but I had to show everyone what the home team could pull […]

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The 2018 Nissan Rogue Shows That Even The Affordable Cars Are Getting Semi-Autonomous Tech 

We’ve seen a few new cars dabble in semi-autonomous driving technology, but by and large they’ve been expensive luxury cars like the Tesla Model S and X, Volvo S90 and XC90, Cadillac CT6 and various Mercedes-Benzes. Nissan’s taking a different tack by putting its new ProPilot Assist system on a pretty affordable…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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