2022 Nissan Qashqai debuts with e-Power hybrid system

Nissan has finally taken the wraps off the third-generation 2022 Qashqai and it marks the first time the brand’s e-Power hybrid system will be offered in the European market. The subcompact crossover is one of the bestselling models for Nissan and it’s now sporting a sharp new look. In total, Nissan has sold well over […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 2/18/2021
New Nissan Qashqai teased with Rogue-like headlights

Nissan has dropped another teaser for the next Qashqai, which is debuting on February 18. We finally get a small glimpse of the crossover’s exterior, too. The sole photo Nissan provided is of the headlight, which looks similar to the one found on the latest Rogue. Slotting below the Rogue or X-Trail, as it is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 2/4/2021
18 new or updated EVs coming to market in 2021

The year 2021 will be a major one for battery-electric vehicles. Automakers will start releasing their opening salvo of dedicated EVs, signaling the continued move toward electrification across both mainstream and luxury segments. Most of these vehicles are rated for over 200 miles of range or are expected to go longer than that on a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 2/2/2021
2021 Nissan Leaf Plus review: Is the OG mass market EV still relevant?

The Nissan Leaf was one of the pioneers of electrification. This compact hatchback made electrified motoring a reality when it first arrived back in 2010. Now in its second generation, the Leaf is available in two flavors and can travel longer distances. However, Nissan is also facing strong competition as more automakers electrify their lineups […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 2/1/2021
For the Nissan Maxima to survive, electrification is a must

One of the most beloved sedans from Nissan’s lineup, the Maxima now lives in the shadow of the crossover craze. As traditional four-doors become less common, automakers need to go the extra mile to lure consumers into sedans. In the case of the Nissan Maxima, it’s straddling the mid-size and entry-level luxury sedan classes, which […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 1/29/2021
Alternating Currents: Transitioning to EVs scorched earth style

  My ships are burning on the beach, and I’m the one who set them ablaze. There is no turning back now, no way to beat a retreat. I’ve turned my face toward the enemy, and whether I march forth alone or we all step synchronically toward a better future, I’ll take that step regardless. […]

by Bradley Brownell
Last Updated: 1/27/2021
The Nissan Xterra should come back… as an electric

According to recent reports, Nissan dealerships want the Xterra back in showrooms. With vehicles like the Bronco and Wrangler getting all the hype, they want something to drive people into their showrooms so they can sell them cars. That seems reasonable. I firmly believe that Nissan could just retool a factory exactly the way that […]

by Chad Kirchner
Last Updated: 1/26/2021
What is Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system and how does it work?

There are a lot of different types of hybrid systems out there. Toyota has its own proprietary parallel hybrid setup, Hyundai Motor Group, and European automakers use a more conventional layout with a geared transmission, and others use a system that’s biased toward using the electric motor more often. Nissan has been using its e-Power […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 1/21/2021
Nissan Qashqai e-Power gets VC-Turbo engine as generator

The Nissan Qashqai will be one of the first vehicles to feature a higher output version of the brand’s e-Power series hybrid system. It will mark the first time this powertrain is sold outside of Asia when the new-generation Qashqai arrives in Europe later this year. Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system differs from competitors because the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 1/15/2021
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus vs. 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus: Which is best?

Electrification is upon us and two automakers are at the forefront of that: Nissan and Tesla. Both are pioneers in electric vehicle development but each one took a different route in bringing out their entries. Now, Tesla and Nissan each have 200-mile EVs that are within the reach of the average consumer. Which one is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
Last Updated: 1/13/2021