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Infiniti Confirms Electrified Sedan Plans

Infiniti has confirmed plans for a new electrified platform to underpin several future models. One such future model is expected to be the redesigned Q70 sedan.  The announcement was made at an event ahead of this week's Beijing auto show, where the luxury brand will announce plans for five new vehicles for the Chinese market, including a new sedan. Infiniti…

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Nissan Electric Crossover Will be 'Breakthrough' Model

Nissan has a bold initiative for its upcoming electric crossover. The brand is insisting this new model will make electric vehicles mainstream when it launches; a similar goal the company had when it launched the original Leaf.  Recently European publication AutoCar spoke with Nissan's European design boss Mamoru Aoki. Aoki spoke at length about the IMx Concept, which is a battery-electric crossover revealed…

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Nissan Contemplating Ford Ranger Raptor Rival

Off-road trucks are en vogue these days and Nissan is taking note. The automaker says it is at least studying the idea of developing an midsize truck tailored for off-roading to rival the new Ford Ranger Raptor.  According to Motoring Nissan's Australian division is haggling with the mothership company to get a Ranger Raptor competitor. Nissan's managing director for Australia Stephen Lester confirmed…

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Report: Six Electric Vehicles Coming to Nissan, Infiniti

Nissan plans to roll out four new battery-electric vehicles, while Infiniti will gain two EVs during the same time period. This information confirms the Nissan/Infiniti brands will consume half of the EV's planned by mothership alliance, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. Back in September alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn announced a multiyear business plan that included the alliance launching 12 battery-electric vehicles by 2022. The business…

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Nissan: The Z-Car Isn't Dead Yet

Nissan says its iconic 370Z sports car isn't dead yet. This comment comes on the heels of rumors that the Japanese automaker is ultimately going to kill its sole, affordable sports coupe.  "The Z is a difficult market," said Nissan's chief planning officer, Philippe Klein to Automotive News. "It is rather shrinking worldwide. But we still believe there is a…

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Nissan ePower Coming Stateside

High demand for its ePower system in Japan has left Nissan to conclude it should bring the system to the U.S. Technically an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) layout, the system enhances fuel economy and acceleration, leaving Nissan Note customers delighted in Japan.  Nissan hopes that delight will translate to the U.S. as well, but it probably will not be on…

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