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2013 Nissan Rogue<p>You’d think that with Nissan’s recent unveiling for the second-generation Rogue, which goes on sale in November, that the company would be hard at work selling off the remaining examples of the outgoing model. This is a typical strategy, one that clears space on dealer lots for the …

Nissan GT-R to Benefit from Williams F1 Hybrid Tech

A report has surfaced from Australian site carsales.com.au that purports that Nissan’s GT-R could get some form of Williams Advanced Engineering’s flywheel-based hybrid system as early as 2015. Yes, <i>that</i> Williams—as in, the engineering arm of the eponymous Formula 1 team. While it sounds outlandish, …

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Lexus Adds Eight-Speed Auto to Rear-Drive 2014 GS350

Lexus is gifting its eight-speed automatic with the obligatory steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters to the 2014 GS350 in an effort to improve both performance and fuel economy. There is a caveat to this, however: the eight-speed will be available only with rear-wheel drive—all-wheel-drive GS350s …

Explaining the Honda Accord's Shrewdly Designed New Hybrid System

Making It Simple: There's no transmission—really.<p>Inventing elegant solutions to complex problems is a Honda specialty. When the first hybrids arrived in the U.S., Honda beat Toyota to the market, barely, by simply installing a pancake AC motor ahead of the engine’s flywheel. That design, called …

2014 Toyota Corolla LE Eco

Continuously variable with a 100-percent chance of legroom.<p>TESTED<p>Talk to people who fly commercially in coach class, and they’ll tell you the most precious commodity is legroom. It’s also important to those who prefer a smaller travel tube, and the newly elongated 2014 Toyota Corolla has 41.4 …

Toyota Named Most Valuable Automotive Brand by Pete Campbell Types

Today, car buyers know how bad the 2014 Toyota Corolla fared in a frontal collision. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety scored the redesigned compact as “marginal” and went on to describe the body structure as “poor” and its cabin “seriously compromised” from the impact. Tomorrow, those …

Nissan Deploys the Force—and Storm Troopers—to Sell Jukes

Nissan’s Juke is strange. The compact crossover has strange styling, it’s a strange size, and it uses a strange—among its competitive set—turbocharged engine and torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system. In fact, it is so strange, that we sort of like it. Automotive uniqueness is getting harder and …

Nissan's Autonomous Car: A Test Drive

Chiba, Japan—It was on a closed course and we never got moving fast enough to lay down skid marks or alarm passengers. But I have to admit, the Nissan Autonomous Car was somewhat impressive.<p>The car–displayed at the Ceatec technology conference earlier this month in Chiba, Japan—is Nissan’s next big …