The rear 3/4 view of the yellow 2020 Nissan Z Proto Concept
Sedans & Coupes

The Nissan Z Proto Is Retro Done Right

While the current 370Z is an old-school performance bargain, that’s also part of the problem with Nissan’s sports car. Compared to rivals like the Toyota Supra, Ford Mustang, and the Mazda Miata, it’s fallen somewhat behind. Which is a shame, given the Nissan 240Z was more advanced than the original Mustang in several ways. However, …

2013 Nissan IDX concept Nismo | 002
Cars

How Affordable Performance Could Save Nissan

In discussing possible ways Nissan could save itself, we briefly touched upon what made Nissan’s past products desirable: performance. Nissan has made some incredible high-performance vehicles, ranging from JDM forbidden-fruit to rally-conquering SUVs. But what set Nissan, and indeed, most Japanese carmakers, from brands like Porsche or Ferrari was how attainable their sporty vehicles were. …

Nissan New CEO Press Conference
Cars

What Does Nissan Need to Change to Become Competitive?

Understatement of the year, but Nissan’s not feeling so hot right now. Beyond the scandals surrounding the former CEO, the automaker’s sales have slumped, and popular models like the Frontier, Pathfinder, and Armada struggle to stay competitive. Even the Titan full-size pickup truck is having a tough time. Nissan’s newest CEO, Makoto Uchida, recently came …