Yet another executive leaves Tesla, missing Mazdas, burning Nissans, and the mystery of how Polestar plans to sell cars. This is The Morning Shift for Friday, September 21, 2018.
It wasn’t long ago when not many folks knew about Gary Duncan’s amazing collection of eclectic Japanese cars. Then Jalopnik wrote a story on it, and ever since, our friend the Virginia dealer and JDM importer has been getting calls off the hook—including one from a producer working on a piece with Bill Gates and…
Friends, as your hardworking Jalopnik EIC, I’ve driven some cars. At this point, everything from a Ford Model A to a Bugatti Veyron. Hell, I’ve even been behind the wheel of a Lancia Delta Integrale, and you could probably fit all the Americans who’ve done that into a school bus. But I’ve had one bizarre,…
Two compact Nissans as the SUV-pocalypse’s latest victims, Dieselgate troubles, a Faraday Future delay and more await you in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.
Back when I was coming up, you weren’t shit if your car didn’t have a VeilSide bodykit. I don’t think that’s still true, but it is in my mind.
The 2018 Nissan Titan may be one of the most clever pickups I’ve ever driven. Between the numerous bins inside to the integrated tie-downs in the bed, the truck actually makes good use of its enormous size.
Car tariffs, a Nissan recall, rapid battery charging and more await you. This is The Morning Shift for Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.
Dammit, I liked the Nissan Juke. It was fun, it was weird and it was different, three things desperately missing from Nissan’s current snooze-fest of a lineup. (I’m sure the new Altima will make a decent rental car next time you’re in Minneapolis for work, but no one’s lusting after it.) And while the Juke is…
Lars Wolfe wanted his new race car to be able to do a little bit of everything: rally, road racing and whatever else potentially tickled his fancy. But he also wanted to stand out, so naturally, he bought one of the weirdest cars in recent history: a 2013 Nissan Juke. Here’s how a cute grocery getter became a…
Matthew Cox’s 1993 Nissan 240SX convertible looked fine enough in the eBay photos. It was his chance to own a rare version of a car he loved, and it was fine on the outside! Then he got a good look under the car’s shiny pearl white paint, and discovered that he may have bought one of the biggest rip-offs of all time.
Silvia. Silviaaaa. It was the name Nissan gave to its line of sport coupes that were built on its S platform. They were beautiful cars and, in their latter generations, became the go-to drifter’s choice. Here’s a quick walk through of them all.
The fuel economy fight is happening, Toyota is (still) making a lot of money, Buick is in the news, and more. Welcome to The Morning Shift. It’s Friday!
Crossovers are all largely the same ambiguous blobby shapes these days, which is why it’s extra sad that the funky Nissan Juke is dead.
Maybe you forgot about it since it seems to fly under the radar, but Nissan makes a half-ton pickup: the Titan. I’m driving one with the 5.6-liter gasoline-fueled V8. There’s all kinds of clever bins and tie-downs that make me wonder why I don’t see more Titans on the road. What would you like to know about it?
The Nissan Leaf Nismo is going on sale in Japan this month, featuring a retuned computer that promises better acceleration and more performance-oriented tires and suspension. But the real speed comes from the strips of red trim, of course.
Whether a person knows cars in and out or could be tricked into trying to buy blinker fluid, when most of us think of sports cars, we think of sleek, fast and refined. Nissan’s design boss, instead, insists the company’s next six-figure GT-R supercar be “the world’s fastest brick. Less wing, more brick.”
The updated Nissan Leaf EV features a revamped, kind of boring look and an interesting emphasis on the electric car driving experience. But the forthcoming long-range trim—dubbed the Leaf E-Plus—should make it a tad more exciting, with a new report saying it’ll have a total output of 200 horsepower, making it a solid…
A woman in Cornwall, Ontario accidentally drove away in someone’s Infiniti after mistaking it for her Nissan rental car, the local police posted on Facebook. After two weeks, she returned what she though was her rental car, and complained about how “unkept” it was before realizing her mistake. Here’s how the Canadian…
The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign that we saw last month was, in a word, polarizing. I thought it looked great. Most of you disagreed. Well, if I had over a million bucks, I’d buy one just to spite all of you.
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