Posts from ‘Nissan’
The traditional sedan is dead. Ask any product planner at any manufacturer, and he or she will tell you just that. Toyota’s RAV4 compact crossover has been outselling the brand’s Camry sedan for a while now… and the Camry had previously been America’s most-popular vehicle (that wasn’t a full-size pickup) for many years running.
It seems you just can’t cut the crossover pie into small enough slices.
Nearly all manufacturers have multiple crossovers in their model lineup, some with multiples in the same class. And Nissan just became one of the latter, slotting the new Rogue Sport into the gap between the company’s subcompact Juke and the compact Rogue with which it shares a moniker.
Not since the attack on Pearl Harbor has another nation engaged in battle on U.S. soil, at least with the U.S.
Auto industry buffs may remember the “Asian Invasion” of the early Nineties, which was not a battle of military conquest, but one for the attention of upscale car shoppers. And the battle did not involve American interests, at least not directly.
We’ve been using the word fastest to describe the best-performing rides tested by Consumer Guide in the past. The word we really should be using is quickest. Technically, a fast car has an impressive top speed, and without a test track, and situated in the Chicago suburbs, top speed was never a metric CG attempted to measure.
It appears Nissan is going to the dogs … for advice.
It’s no secret that dog owners are a dedicated bunch; one survey indicated that more than 80 percent of those polled felt that it was just as important for their canine companions to be safe and comfortable in their cars as it was for their human passengers.
To that end, Nissan showed off its Rogue Dogue (get it?) project vehicle at the New York Auto Show.
2017 Nissan Rogue SL AWD HEV
Class: Compact Crossover
Miles Driven: 100
Fuel Used: 3.4 gallons
Nissan completes its full-size pickup lineup with the Chicago Auto Show debut of King Cab (extended-cab) body styles of the Titan and “heavy half-ton” Titan XD, which join existing single-cab and Crew Cab versions.
It’s perhaps not quite what you’d expect from “Midnight Editions” (shouldn’t they be, um, black?) but Nissan says these new additions to the Sentra, Altima, Rogue, Murano, and Pathfinder lineups reflect the popularity of the original version that was first made available on the 2016 Maxima SR – and accounted for 85 percent of SR sales.