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Pickup Truck Diesels

In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal known colloquially as Dieselgate, German automakers have almost completely discontinued offering their diesel-engine models in the United States–at least for the time being. Yet, somehow, sales of sales of diesel vehicles in the U.S. are actually up slightly. How is that possible?

Nissan 370Zki, Nissan 370Zki concept

Nissan 370Zki concept

CAS 2018 logo“… Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.”

The words to that famous song seem to be the backdrop for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, and if the forecasted 20 inches of the white stuff materializes, Nissan is ready.

Classic Ads 1982

1982 Dodge Charger 2.2

There is an air of parsimony to the automotive print ads of 1982. Take in all of the examples and take note of the following:

Nissan Xmotion Concept

Nissan Xmotion Concept

2018 Detroit Auto Show, NAIASDETROIT—Nissan unveiled a three-row, six-passenger SUV concept vehicle at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The company says its Xmotion (pronounced “cross motion”) concept blends Japanese culture and craftsmanship with American-style utility, and signals the design direction of future Nissan production models.

2018 Nissan Leaf

2018 Nissan Leaf

Consumer Guide Automotive

As the first mass-market electric car to be sold by a major manufacturer, the original Nissan Leaf was a landmark vehicle. And it only gets better with its 2018 redesign.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SV

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport SV in Palatial Ruby

2015 Audi Q52017 Nissan Rogue Sport SV AWD

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles driven: 336

Fuel used: 13.5 gallons

2018 Nissan Kicks

2018 Nissan Kicks

2017 Los Angeles Auto ShowNissan is bolstering its small-SUV roster with a new subcompact crossover that was unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. When it goes on sale in mid-2018, the 2018 Nissan Kicks will be the smallest SUV in Nissan’s lineup, slotting in below the Rogue Sport and replacing the outgoing Nissan Juke. 

1992 Pontiac Trans Sport

1990 Pontiac Trans Sport

Wikipedia describes a soccer mom as “a married middle-class woman who lives in the suburbs and has school-age children. She is sometimes portrayed in the media as busy or overburdened and driving a minivan or SUV. She is also portrayed as putting the interests of her family, and most importantly her children, ahead of her own.” Per Wikipedia, the term started showing up in the national media in 1982.

2017 Nissan Titan XD Texas Titan

2017 Nissan Titan XD SV 4WD King Cab in Deep Blue Pearl

2015 Audi Q52017 Nissan Titan XD SV 4WD King Cab

Class: Large Pickup Truck

Miles driven: 1058

Fuel used: 56.0 gallons

1986 Saab 9000

1986 Saab 9000

With American car buyers scrambling to dump their sedans in favor of crossovers, it would seem logical to assume that a desire for functionality is a driving force behind the movement.

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