2021 Nissan Sentra Gets Top Safety Pick Award From Iihs

2021 Nissan Sentra gets Top Safety Pick award from IIHS

Redesigned headlights earned the 2021 Nissan Sentra a coveted Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Some 2020 models built after the last round of updates get the distinction, too.

Nissan's eighth-generation Sentra made its debut for the 2020 model year with a new platform, a much more muscular design inspired by the bigger Maxima, and better technology inside. We drove it and called it an appealing small car, but the IIHS gave its snazzy headlights an inferior rating. Nissan took the criticism to heart.

2022 Nissan Rogue Sport Interior And Technology Features Announced

2022 Nissan Rogue Sport interior and technology features announced

Nissan is preparing to release a new Rogue Sport for the 2022 model year. Developed in England, the crossover will wear a sharper-looking exterior design, and it will offer a completely overhauled interior with a lot more tech.

While the Japanese firm has no luxury ambitions, it explained it's gradually pushing the Rogue Sport upmarket with nicer materials and cutting-edge features that are trickling down from bigger, more expensive cars. Motorists will be able to order a type of Nappa leather that takes 25 days to produce and more than an hour to embroider with a diamond-like design, for example. Massaging front seats and a wireless device charger are new, too.

Nissan Abandons Trump's Emissions Fight With California

Nissan abandons Trump's emissions fight with California

DETROIT — Nissan said Friday that it will no longer support the Trump administration in its legal fight to end California's ability to set its own auto-pollution and gas-mileage standards.

The announcement is another sign that a coalition of automakers backing the outgoing administration could fall apart. General Motors ended its support for the Trump administration's battle with California on emissions standards last week.

2021 Nissan Armada Suv Teased In Brief Trailer

2021 Nissan Armada SUV teased in brief trailer

Nissan's full-size SUV seems to be getting a makeover. The 2021 Nissan Armada has been teased in an image and brief video. The full reveal is coming next week, but the teaser does give us a tidbit to go on.

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2021 Nissan Kicks Teases Its Updated Front End

2021 Nissan Kicks teases its updated front end

The Nissan Kicks is getting a refresh for the 2021 model year. Nissan launched the Kicks for 2018, which means it's time for the mid-cycle update. As a little preview to the full reveal on December 8, Nissan has given us a quick teaser video.

Nissan provided zero information beyond the video. The whole front end is shrouded in darkness, preventing us from seeing much of anything in detail. At the very least, the headlights look changed versus the current model. They look more squared-off versus the bubbly and fun lights on the current Kicks. The grille looks to be a bit wider than before, but it's keeping the same general shape as the outgoing Kicks' grille.

Rare 1988 Nissan Hardbody Desert Runner Pickup Up For Auction

Rare 1988 Nissan Hardbody Desert Runner pickup up for auction

It's usually Toyota compact pickups that first spring to mind when talking longevity or off-road ability, but Nissan's compact trucks have some credibility in those areas as well, as demonstrated by this 1988 Nissan Hardbody Desert Runner pickup. Up for offer right now on the auction site Cars & Bids, this Hardbody 4x4 also sports an extroverted red-and-blue graphics package that makes this Nissan pickup guaranteed to turn heads.

We will admit to having totally forgotten about this original Desert Runner — or, more accurately, having never been aware of it. (The nameplate was resurrected for and an off-road-themed 4x2 Frontier offered from 2002 to 2004 and again from 2013 to 2019.) This 1988 model reportedly was a one-year-only special edition that was built to commemorate Nissan's off-road racing effort, which included running in the Baja 1000, the Gold Coast 300, and the Mint 400. The standard Nissan 3.0-liter V6 is backed up by a five-speed manual gearbox and four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case. The package includes 31-inch tires on chunky triangle-styled wheels, a bed-mounted spare tire, a front push bar with driving lights, a front skid plate, tubular step bars, a roll bar with more driving lights, and a tailgate net. It's believed 1,000 were made.

The World Needs A Hellcat-powered Nissan Z Proto

The World Needs A Hellcat-Powered Nissan Z Proto

When the Nissan Z Proto spawns a production model, it will reach the hands of customers with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine pumping out 400 hp. However, we suspect there will be owners who will want even more performance and will swap out this six-cylinder for something a little more powerful.

Video Tells The Design Story Behind The Nissan Z Proto

Video tells the design story behind the Nissan Z Proto

The Nissan Z Proto has excited enthusiasts with its skillful reimagining of the Z-car idea that at the same time references the best of the model's past. Nissan now has released a video giving the design backstory of the sports car concept.

The video features Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan senior vice president of global design, and Saturo Tai, executive design director. Tai says the original Datsun Z is the car that as a kid made him want to be a car designer. Once he got to Nissan Design, he was part of the team that did the 1990 300ZX. Albaisa says that he, too, was spurred to become a car designer by the original Z. Early in his career, he was involved in shaping the 350Z.

Tiktok Star Who Was Gifted Nissan Frontier Trades For A Chevy Silverado

TikTok star who was gifted Nissan Frontier trades for a Chevy Silverado

Remember when Ocean Spray gave Nathan Apodaca (more widely known as @420doggface208 on TikTok) a brand new Nissan Frontier pickup? OK, maybe you don't, but the cranberry juice company did exactly that after one of Apodaca's TikToks absolutely blew up the internet earlier this year.

We laughed and raised our eyebrows before, but the most recent development on Apodaca's TikTok account has our attention now. You see, Apodaca has now "upgraded" to a new Chevrolet Silverado 1500. We asked his manager what would come of the gifted Frontier, and it turns out that Apodaca traded it in to buy the Silverado. Goodbye, Nissan. Hello, Chevy.

2021 Nissan Sentra Prices Rise Incrementally

2021 Nissan Sentra prices rise incrementally

The Nissan Sentra was extensively redesigned last year, and for 2021 the model receives just minor tweaks, for which it's subject to just minor price increases.

The base Sentra S sees its price rise by $320, to $20,335 (with the $925 destination charge). Consider the extra scratch the cost of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which have been added to the standard-equipment list this year. (They previously were unavailable on the base car.)