Small Nissan Crossover SUVs: Kicks, Rogue Sport and Rogue

2021 Nissan Kicks side

Three small crossovers give Nissan a leg up among its competitors. Small Nissan Crossovers In 2007, Nissan didn’t have a single crossover utility vehicle available that was smaller than a midsize model. That deficiency hurt this manufacturer as consumer demand for such established models as the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V … Read more

The Big Six Automakers Defined

car assembly line

We automotive writers will sometimes use language most everyday folks don’t understand. That’s a problem, because when you’re attempting to explain something in simple language, automotive jargon can creep in and leave the reader wondering what you are talking about. Big Six Auto Trends Magazine attempts to keep the language … Read more

Refreshed 2023 Nissan Altima Breaks Cover

2023 Nissan Altima

Like the minivan, the sedan was supposed to have gone away. But on closer inspection, even the minivan has staying power. Both body styles are surviving the increasing onslaught of utility vehicles. But for the remaining players, at least in the sedan segment, millions of shoppers still prefer them. One … Read more

Tiny $14,000 Nissan Sakura EV for Japan Only

Nissan Sakura

Do you remember the Mitsubishi i-MiEV? If you do not, you are in solid company. That diminutive EV city car was initially offered by Mitsubishi more than a decade ago. It represented the first batch of modern EVs, but it was cheap and forgettable. Especially for its 62-mile range. A … Read more

Infiniti Naming Convention (Charting the Changes)

Infiniti naming conventions

From time to time a car manufacturer will abandon a model name, going with a fresh moniker that better reflects what the vehicle is all about. Or something like that. One recent example was the name change for the Ford Five Hundred, renamed the Ford Taurus after a few years … Read more

7 Facts About the 2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Nissan Armada

It can be easy to overlook the Nissan Armada, especially if you’re shopping for a full-size SUV from Chevrolet, Ford or GMC. Like the Toyota Sequoia, the Nissan Armada is another choice that’s worth your consideration. The Armada and its competitors are truck-based utility vehicles, which means that payload and … Read more

Introducing the All-New, 2023 Nissan Z!

introducing 2023 nissan z

The Nissan Z Series made its debut yesterday in New York, launching the seventh generation for this iconic sports car. The all-new model builds on its heritage looks with an explosive 400-horsepower twin-turbo V6 engine and cutting-edge technology. Although a 2023 model, we will see the new Z arrive in … Read more

Nissan Outlines Electrification Pivot

Nissan electrificiation

Pictured: A trio of Nissan all-electric vehicle concepts. Automotive manufacturers are busy making plans to switch to electrification, with investments in the tens of billions of dollars expected. Manufacturers such as GM, Volkswagen, Ford, and Hyundai announced their plans in recent weeks, but curiously absent was Nissan. That’s all changed … Read more

2023 Nissan Z Overview and Pricing

2023 Nissan Z front end

Following a prolonged hiatus, the Nissan Z Series is nearing its return, and the pricing details are now known. This summer, the first of the 2023 Z models roll out, launching a new generation with two trims: Z Coupe Sport ($39,990) and Z Coupe Performance ($49,990). Add $1,025 for the … Read more

2014 Datsun GO Introduced by Nissan

2014 Datsun GO

It is aimed at a demographic that Nissan calls “early risers” or individuals from emerging countries that are shopping for their first new car. That product is the Datsun GO, a model that will retail for about 400,000 Indian rupees or approximately US$6750 (CAN$7010), well below the price that any … Read more