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Unsurprisingly None Of The U.S.’ Best-Selling Vehicles Of 2017 Were Cars 9
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in audi, Audi Q5, Buick, Buick Envision, Ford, Ford F-150, nissan, Nissan Rogue, TOYOTA, Toyota RAV4 on 01 9th, 2018


Last year marked the end of a seven-year sales streak for the automotive industry, as sales dropped for the first time since 2010 and revealed another major trend that will scare enthusiasts – consumers are serious about choosing crossovers and SUVs over everything else.

USA Today gathered the top five best-selling new vehicles from 2017 and none of them were cars.

The Ford F-150 topped the list with the automaker selling a total of 896,764 units. That number is up 9.3 percent from last year and helped the pickup truck retain its nameplate of being the best-selling vehicle in the United States.

The Toyota RAV4 came in second place with Toyota managing to shift a total of 407,594 units of the crossover last year. Toyota managed to sell more units of the RAV4 than the Camry sedan, which was the second-best-selling sedan of 2017.

The Nissan Rogue trailed behind the RAV4 in third place. Nissan sold a total of 403,465 units of the Rogue, which represents an increase of 22.3 percent over 2016. The Rogue also outpaced the Altima (total units sold for the sedan were 254,996), proving that people just aren’t interested in sedans anymore.

The Audi Q5, which retains its title as being the most-popular vehicle in Audi’s lineup, came in fourth place with a total of 57,640 units sold. A recent redesign helped the Q5 increase its popularity with sales increasing 16.3 percent from 2016.

As the report points out, there was some question about whether consumers would purchase a vehicle with an American badge that was built in China The answer, clearly, is yes. The Buick Envision, managed to come in fifth place with 41,040 units of the SUV being sold last year. The Envision was Buick’s third best-selling vehicle for 2017.

If you haven’t done so already, say goodbye to cars, hatchbacks, wagons, and anything else that isn’t a crossover, SUV, or pickup truck, because the wildfire has spread.

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Unsurprisingly None Of The U.S.’ Best-Selling Vehicles Of 2017 Were Cars 9
Jan
Posted by Joel V. Patel in audi, Audi Q5, Buick, Buick Envision, Ford, Ford F-150, nissan, Nissan Rogue, TOYOTA, Toyota RAV4 on 01 9th, 2018


Last year marked the end of a seven-year sales streak for the automotive industry, as sales dropped for the first time since 2010 and revealed another major trend that will scare enthusiasts – consumers are serious about choosing crossovers and SUVs over everything else.

USA Today gathered the top five best-selling new vehicles from 2017 and none of them were cars.

The Ford F-150 topped the list with the automaker selling a total of 896,764 units. That number is up 9.3 percent from last year and helped the pickup truck retain its nameplate of being the best-selling vehicle in the United States.

The Toyota RAV4 came in second place with Toyota managing to shift a total of 407,594 units of the crossover last year. Toyota managed to sell more units of the RAV4 than the Camry sedan, which was the second-best-selling sedan of 2017.

The Nissan Rogue trailed behind the RAV4 in third place. Nissan sold a total of 403,465 units of the Rogue, which represents an increase of 22.3 percent over 2016. The Rogue also outpaced the Altima (total units sold for the sedan were 254,996), proving that people just aren’t interested in sedans anymore.

The Audi Q5, which retains its title as being the most-popular vehicle in Audi’s lineup, came in fourth place with a total of 57,640 units sold. A recent redesign helped the Q5 increase its popularity with sales increasing 16.3 percent from 2016.

As the report points out, there was some question about whether consumers would purchase a vehicle with an American badge that was built in China The answer, clearly, is yes. The Buick Envision, managed to come in fifth place with 41,040 units of the SUV being sold last year. The Envision was Buick’s third best-selling vehicle for 2017.

If you haven’t done so already, say goodbye to cars, hatchbacks, wagons, and anything else that isn’t a crossover, SUV, or pickup truck, because the wildfire has spread.

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Nissan Leaf Grand Touring Concept Joins A Flurry Of Tuned Studies For 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon 21
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, Nismo, nissan, Nissan Concepts, nissan gt-r, Nissan Leaf, Nissan Note, Nissan NV300, Nissan Rogue, Nissan X-Trail, racing, Tokyo Auto Salon on 12 21st, 2017


Nissan has announced a bunch of premieres for next year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, which opens its gates on January 12, one of them being the Leaf Grand Touring Concept.

The show car is not as aggressively styled as the Leaf Nismo that debuted two months ago, but it does get a few interesting bits, such as the two-tone black and matte silver finish.

No images of the interior have been released yet, but the automaker describes it as “stylish and sophisticated” thanks to the addition of some special accents. We wouldn’t be surprised if some of these features will be adopted by a new trim level of the electric car called ‘Grand Touring’, in the Japan at least.

The ‘Grand Touring‘ moniker has been used again on an X-Trail Concept, which will go under the spotlight at the Tokyo event as well. This version of the SUV, which is known on our shores as Rogue, is aimed at those loving the outdoors, and it gets a special exterior graphic, and some different trim in the cabin.

There’s also a Nissan NV 350 Caravan Grand Touring Concept heading to the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon, which goes for an ‘off-road look’ as well, equipped with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires, special exterior accents and decals, and minor tweaks inside.

Nissan has a few more surprises in store too for the event, including the Fairlady Z Heritage Edition, a special version of the 370Z, the Note e-Power C-Gear, an “outdoor version” of the vehicle, and three new concept cars called Serena e-Power Autech, Note e-Power Autech, and X-Trail Autech.

Elsewhere, visitors to the brand’s stand will also get to see the GT-R Nismo, Note e-Power Nismo, X-Trail Nismo Performance Package, Serena Nismo, Leaf Nismo Concept, and Motul Autech GT-R racer.

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Nissan Coming To 2018 CES With New Technologies, IMx Concept 21
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Autonomous, CES, concepts, Electric Vehicles, new cars, nissan, Nissan Concepts, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Videos, Tech, video on 12 21st, 2017


Electrification, autonomous and connected driving are currently all the rage in the automotive industry, and Nissan wants to be at the forefront of these technologies.

Announcing their presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which starts on January 7, the Japanese automaker said it will unveil “a very interesting future technology regarding vehicle control, which may cause a lot of thinking”, although it wouldn’t provide any more information on the subject.

Anyway, Nissan’s CES stand visitors will also have the chance to see the IMx Concept that was revealed last October at the Tokyo Motor Show. Believed to influence the styling of the next-generation Rogue Sport, which is known as Qashqai in Europe, it’s underpinned by a new EV platform and powered by two electric motors.

It’s also equipped with a new version of Nissan’s ProPilot system, which allows it to drive on its own and, once engaged, the steering wheel ‘magically’ disappears into the dashboard and the seats recline. Not something we expect to see in the near future, but it does show the way things are heading…

The new generation Leaf will also be on display in Las Vegas, demonstrating its ProPilot Assist and e-Pedal features, as will the updated Rogue, which also sports the semi-autonomous driving technology, in addition to other novelties, for the 2018MY.

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Nissan Prepares For Star Wars: The Last Jedi At LA Auto Show 1
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, LA Auto Show, nissan, Nissan Altima, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Rogue Sport, Nissan Titan, Trucks on 12 1st, 2017


As Star Wars: The Last Jedi inches closer to its release date, Nissan has gone stir crazy in promoting the film, creating seven bold concept cars for the LA Auto Show.

Nissan first joined forces with Lucasfilm, the production company behind Star Wars, for the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, some 14 months ago. That film went on to gross in excess of $1 billion at the box office and there are high hopes that the latest film will be able to exceed the magical $1 billion mark too.

With this in mind, Nissan decided to create The Last Jedi-themed versions of the Rogue, Rogue Sport, Altima, Maxima, and Titan. Before you ask, no, the creations won’t be offered for sale.

2018 Nissan Altima – Special Forces TIE Fighter

First up is a heavily-modified Altima inspired by the First Order’s elite Special Forces pilots. Compared to a typical Altima, the sedan stands out thanks to a matte black and red wrap, custom wheels, a windshield inspired by the Special Forces TIE Fighter, and large speakers at each corner, designed to mimic the sounds of the TIE Fighter.

2018 Nissan Maxima – Kylo Ren

The first of three concepts based around the Maxima, the car has been inspired by Kylo Ren and therefore mimics the look of his mask with black and silver accents on the front fascia. Elsewhere, the car includes red headlights, underbody lighting, and modified body panels.

2018 Nissan Maxima – Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer

The second Maxima-based concept is also inspired by Kylo Ren, more specifically his TIE Silencer. The car has been equipped with distinctive wings, red lighting on the front grille, headlights, and fog lights. The car also produces all the characteristic sound effects of Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer.

2018 Nissan Maxima – Captain Phasma

Last but not least for the Maxima concepts is the Captain Phasma variant. Baring a striking resemblance to the popular female character in the film, the car features silver armor across its exterior, made from aluminum. Additionally, there are red and black elements in the paint scheme.

2018 Nissan Rogue – Poe Dameron’s X-wing with BB-8

What we have hear is possibly the craziest concept of all. The SUV has been equipped with expansive wings on either side, as well as quad laser cannons, and illuminating thrusters. On the roof you’ll find a BB-8 astromech droid with functioning lights, motion, and sound.

2018 Nissan Rogue Sport – A-wing

Another interesting concept is the Rogue Sport A-wing. Designed to resemble the A-wing, the SUV includes faux thrusters at the rear and a set of prominent fins on the roof. Additionally, Nissan has fitted a set of blue wheels and laser cannons.

2018 Nissan Titan AT-M6

In a bid to best replicate the huge AT-M6, Nissan has used the Titan as a base, transforming the large pickup truck with a cannon in the tray and a custom body wrap. Furthermore, the pickup benefits from a 1-foot lift kit and a comprehensive sound system that includes an 18-inch subwoofer and delivers 5,000 watts of power.

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Nissan Gets Into The Star Wars Spirit With Six ‘Last Jedi’ Concepts 29
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in concepts, LA Auto Show, Movie Cars, nissan, Nissan Altima, Nissan Concepts, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Rogue Sport on 11 29th, 2017


When you hear the word “rogue,” do you think of a Star Wars movie or a Nissan crossover? Well the creators of each want you to think of both, and to that end have revealed an array of concept cars at the LA Auto Show.

Made to promote the upcoming theatrical release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the six vehicles have been individually crafted to take on the spirit of the sci-fi franchise and its latest installment.

There’s an Altima sedan done up to emulate the TIE Fighters deployed in the First Order’s Special Forces squadron, with a multi-panel windshield, special wheels, full body wrap, and speakers to play TIE Fighter and blaster sounds.

It’s joined by three different takes on the Maxima – one channeling Kylo Ren’s black and silver facemask, another emulating his TIE Silencer spacecraft with its distinctive wings, and a third made for Captain Phasma of the First Order in silver with black and red.

Given the title of the last film, it should come as no surprise that the Rogue is well represented here as well. There’s one done up like Poe Dameron’s X-wing starfighter – complete with a BB-8 droid popping out the roof – and a Rogue Sport taking on the design of an A-wing fighter in blue and white.

Of all the concepts on display at the LA show this year, these seem the least likely to enter production. But they will be making their rounds of the local shows once this one’s done.

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2018 Nissan Rogue Gets Semi-Autonomous Tech, Bump In Price 17
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Autonomous, nissan, Nissan Rogue, prices on 10 17th, 2017


Nissan just rolled out a facelifted version of its Rogue crossover last year, so the 2018 model carries over mostly the same – but with one notable addition.
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2018 Nissan Rogue Gets Semi-Autonomous Tech, Bump In Price 17
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Autonomous, nissan, Nissan Rogue, prices on 10 17th, 2017


Nissan just rolled out a facelifted version of its Rogue crossover last year, so the 2018 model carries over mostly the same – but with one notable addition.
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Refreshed 2018 Nissan X-Trail Arrives In The UK, From £23,385 OTR [36 Pics] 20
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Galleries, new cars, nissan, Nissan Rogue, Nissan X-Trail, prices, UK on 09 20th, 2017


Sales of the new Nissan X-Trail in the UK have started, with the company releasing pricing and range details of their refreshed flagship SUV.
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What Camry? Nissan Rogue Outsells Toyota’s Sedan Through July 1
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in nissan, Nissan Rogue, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4 on 09 1st, 2017


We all expected this to happen but apparently the rise of the crossovers is happening faster than anticipated. The once-dominating-the-sales-charts Toyota Camry sedan has lost the first place in sales by not one but three compact SUV models through July in the US market.
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Nissan Ready To Launch Semi-Autonomous ProPilot Assist Tech In The US 22
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Autonomous, nissan, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Rogue Sport, Reports, Tech on 07 22nd, 2017


Nissan has already started demonstrating its semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist technology to the press, with the system expected to be launched in the US later this year.
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Genesis G90 Named The Most Satisfying Vehicle In America 7
Jul
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Dodge Challenger, Genesis, Genesis G90, GMC, Honda Civic, Honda Ridgeline, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Kia Cadenza, Kia Sportage, Lexus RX, Lincoln, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Titan, Porsche Cayenne, Porsche-911 on 07 7th, 2017


When you think of the most satisfying vehicles on the market, it wouldn't be hard to imagine a sports car finishing near the top of the pack.
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Nissan Rogue Sitting Atop SUV And Crossover Sales In 2017 7
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in nissan, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Rogue Sport, Reports, SUV on 07 7th, 2017


The Nissan Rogue is on track to finish 2017 as America’s top-selling SUV/crossover, potentially snatching the title away from the Honda CR-V that has led the segment for five years.
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Updated 2017 Nissan X-Trail Ready To Hit Europe [30 Pics] 14
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Galleries, new cars, nissan, Nissan Rogue, Nissan X-Trail on 06 14th, 2017


Nissan is launching the updated X-Trail together with the smaller Qashqai next month in Europe and released the full details of the range.
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Nissan Expands Nismo Lineup, Makes Rogue Look Quicker [w/Video] 9
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in japan, Nismo, nissan, Nissan Rogue, Nissan Videos, Nissan X-Trail, tuning, video on 06 9th, 2017


With reports coming in about Nissan wanting to double the number of Nismo-branded cars within the next five years, it was only a matter of time before something new was on the horizon.
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