Infiniti Cancels Electric Car Plans

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The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is buzzing with big electric car news from Chevrolet with the Volt and the Bolt, but Infiniti quietly announced it no longer has plans to produce its electric car, the LE.

Related: Infiniti LE Concept at the 2012 New York Auto Show

When the LE concept debuted at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, Infiniti called it a "production intent" concept and said it would hit the market in the next two years. Three years later, plans to build a luxury electric sedan based on Nissan's Leaf are off due to a renewed focus on higher volume segments, an Infiniti executive told USA Today.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 19, 2015 | Comments (2)

How Would Chevy's Bolt EV Stack Up Against the Nissan Leaf?

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Chevrolet unveiled its Bolt EV concept car at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit today, a car that promises a 200-mile range and a price "around" $30,000. The automaker didn't say much more about it — like how much room it has inside or when we might expect a production version to hit the road, if ever.

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Of course, there are other electric cars on the road with the best-selling amongst them being Nissan's Leaf. Here's a quick snapshot of how the two compare and more photos of the Bolt's debut in Detroit.

By David Thomas | January 12, 2015 | Comments (0)

Nissan Gives Texting the Finger (Well, the Thumb)

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Nissan is urging drivers to give other motorists the finger this month, well, actually the thumb. The automaker is encouraging people to join its #redthumb movement and pledge not to text and drive.

Related: Cars.com Undercover: Texting While Driving Rampant

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a texting driver is 23 times more likely to crash. Click here to take the pledge and share your red thumb selfie to raise awareness.

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 23, 2014 | Comments (2)

Honda, Acura Announce Auto Show Reveals

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The 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is less than a month away, and the planned reveals are starting to trickle out. Acura just announced it will unveil the production version of its NSX super car and Honda will show off a new fuel-cell concept, the FCV.

Related: More 2015 North American International Auto Show News

Although Acura only released veiled teaser images, the NSX should look somewhat familiar. The concept version debuted in Detroit in 2012 and then showed up again at the 2013 show. Acura says the one at the 2015 show is the real deal. The production version of the mid-engine supercar will use a three-motor, twin-turbocharged Sport Hybrid power unit and go on sale in 2015. It will meet the press on Jan. 12. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld should be happy.

By Jennifer Geiger | December 17, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Nissan Altima Review

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"In one of the most competitive classes in the car market, the generally capable 2015 Nissan Altima is hamstrung by subpar drivability — an unrefined transmission and associated engine noise," says Cars.com reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder. Check out his review for more, and click here to see how the sedan fared in Cars.com's $27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge.

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 10, 2014 | Comments (14)

Recall Alert: 2012-14 Nissan Juke, Several 2012-15 Infinitis

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 133,000 model-year 2012-14 Nissan Juke crossovers and model-year 2012-13 Infiniti M56 and QX56 vehicles as well as model-year 2014-2015 Infiniti Q70 and QX80 vehicles

The Problem: Insufficiently tightened fuel pressure sensors could cause the sensor to loosen, possibly leading to a fuel leak. This could cause a fire.

The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the affected fuel pressure sensor parts for free.

What Owners Should Do: Nissan will notify owners starting on or before Jan. 26, 2015. Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Nissan Murano First Drive

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Nissan has a specific buyer in mind for its redesigned Murano. The midsize SUV has shed weight and increased fuel economy, but it's the upscale interior and comfortable ride that will woo and wow shoppers, whether they're the ideal empty-nester Nissan is aiming at or not.

Related: Nissan Prices 2015 Murano SUV

I drove a variety of trim levels through Northern California wine country last week in torrential rains and found the Murano to be a terrific all-around vehicle that has eye-grabbing looks to spare. But the previous generation's performance-focused spirit is no longer present.

By David Thomas | December 8, 2014 | Comments (12)

2015 Nissan Juke Photo Gallery (26 Photos)

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Fans of Nissan's weird little SUV can rest easy; the Juke is updated for 2015, but it's just as quirky as ever.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

Styling updates include new headlights with LED accents, a thinner grille with a bolder V-shaped element and new styling for the lower intake. The side mirrors now incorporate LED turn-signal indicators, and the taillights also have LED elements.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evans Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

Nissan Prices 2015 Murano SUV

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The third-generation 2015 Nissan Murano has made quite a splash, slated to arrive in showrooms early next month with its show-car styling and high-tech, luxurious interior. And now, Nissan has announced pricing for its premium SUV: The new model will start at $30,445, including the destination fee. That price is for the front-wheel-drive Murano S model; four trim levels will be offered overall, each with an all-wheel-drive option.

Related: More Nissan Murano News

The S all-wheel drive starts at $32,045, with just one package offered, a navigation system. The SV comes in at $33,505 for the front-wheel-drive model or $35,105 for the all-wheel-drive version. Only one package will be offered here as well, a Premium Package. Stepping up from there will be the leather-lined Murano SL for $37,835 with front-wheel drive and $39,435 for all-wheel drive. The top of the line is the Murano Platinum, starting at $39,885 for front-wheel drive and $41,485 for all-wheel drive. The SL and Platinum models also offer a Tech Package, with items such as NissanConnect, navigation, Around View monitor, Intelligent Key with push-button start, an 11-speaker Bose premium audio system and more. Available safety systems include blind spot warning, forward collision alert with emergency autonomous braking and rear cross-traffic alert.

Pricing for the various packages has not yet been provided by Nissan. The new Murano goes on sale Dec. 5 at Nissan dealerships nationwide.

Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Aaron Bragman | November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Nissan Juke: First Look

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Competes with: Kia Soul, Honda HR-V, Chevrolet Trax

Looks like: The Juke's status as one of the most bizarrely styled vehicles around is secure

Drivetrain: 188-, 211- or 215-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with a continuously variable automatic or six-speed manual transmission; front- or all-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Today

Starting price: $21,075, including the destination charge

Nissan's subcompact crossover gets a mild refresh for the 2015 model year. Debuting at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Juke has new front and rear styling, more features and there's a new Color Studio program that lets buyers customize select elements of their vehicle. The base price is up about $1,000 to $21,075, including the destination charge, and you should be able to see the 2015 Juke at dealerships beginning today.

Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

By Mike Hanley | November 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

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