2021 Nissan Frontier Captured In New Spy Photos

2021 Nissan Frontier captured in new spy photos

Nissan's next-generation Frontier is inching closer to production, and these spy photos show off the one thing we've yet to really learn about the new truck: its interior. While it's clear that Nissan put some effort into disguising many of the interior elements, it wasn't quite enough. 

Many of the details are still obscured and the panel fitment is definitely preproduction, but we can see more than enough to appreciate what Nissan has in store for the cabin of its overhauled pickup. Let's start with the wheel, which no longer looks like a junkyard pull from a totaled Versa, and then the infotainment screen, which was clearly designed alongside the dash opening, rather than as an afterthought. It doesn't look particularly large in these photos — probably around 8" or 9" diagonal, tops — but it's a far cry from what we're used to in the outgoing Frontier. 

Nissan 400z Reportedly Not Coming Until 2023

Nissan 400Z reportedly not coming until 2023

When Nissan put out a hazy cinematic preview of future product in May, sports car fans were thrilled to see the Nissan Z among the assemblage. We got further thrill from what we thought would be the sports car's expected due date: 2021. Seems our calendar-watching got the best of us, because AutoExpress reports the coupe rumored to be called the 400Z won't debut until 2022 and won't go on sale until 2023. When the automaker announced its latest strategy, dubbed "Nissan Next: From A to Z," part of the plan called for launching 12 new models in the next 18 months. We figured the Z would be among that dozen. The plan, however, runs to the end of Nissan's 2023 fiscal year, which doesn't close until March 31, 2024. In that case, a 2023 on-sale date for the 400Z is better than it might have turned out. Assuming AE is correct, the redone sports car arrives 14 years after the current 370Z hit the market. 

In addition to our anticipation, it seems we should also temper our expectations. The 400Z is supposedly going to ride on the automaker's Front Midship platform for rear-wheel-drive models. This is the same platform the current 370Z rides on, as well as the Infiniti Q50 and Q60, so it's already not-new. On the other hand, Nissan's done some wonderful things with the architecture; the FM traces its roots to the JDM V35 Skyline from 2001 that came to the U.S. as the Infiniti G35 in 2002. The present GT-R rides on an evolution of the FM called Premium Midship. The 400Z might be the last little Indian on the platform, too, since the Nissan Next plan calls for Infiniti to switch to mass-produced Nissan platforms with AWD capability as Infiniti transitions to being "Nissan-plus."

Nissan Ordered To Pay Back Taxes From Ghosn Era

Nissan ordered to pay back taxes from Ghosn era

Japan's tax authorities have ordered Nissan Motor to pay additional taxes for failing to report income worth about 9.4 million dollars in the five years through March 2019.

Sources told NHK that the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau has determined that the undeclared income was used to pay for a corporate jet used by former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn and his family. Nissan also covered the rental costs of Ghosn's condominiums in Tokyo and Paris, and paid fees for a fictitious consulting contract with Ghosn's sister.

Nissan Expects Over $6 Bil. Net Loss In Fy2020

Nissan expects over $6 bil. net loss in FY2020

The latest earnings forecast from Nissan Motor suggests the coronavirus is making life even harder for the struggling automaker. The firm is projecting a net loss of more than $6 billion in the current fiscal year.

Company executives say the loss for the April to June quarter reached 285.5 billion yen, or 2.7 billion dollars. They say the full-year net loss is likely to be 670 billion yen, or about 6.4 billion dollars. That's about the same as the previous year.