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Nissan Motor Company has developed the Smart Rearview Mirror, the world’s first LCD monitor that provides clear rearward visibility and allows the driver to switch between the LCD monitor and the traditional rearview mirror. The gadget was introduced at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The Smart rearview mirror is located in the same structure as the traditional rear view mirror. It has a built-in...

Nissan unveiled the new Nissan Juke facelift at the Geneva Motor Show. Apart from some exterior and interior changes, the Juke also gets revised powertrain options. Optically, reshaped LED daytime running lights, a revised front bumper, revised tail lights, new alloy wheels and paint schemes are central to the facelift. Three engines are available for the new Juke, with one new petrol engine and another...

In Nissan’s global SUV/crossover portfolio, the range would start with the Qashqai until 2010 which is when the Juke, a B-segment car with crossover proportions and unconventional styling, was launched. While the Juke is listed as a crossover by Nissan, the company wishes to call the car a “special crossover”, mainly for its styling. Nissan will bring a crossover in the A or B segment,...

Ahead of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show which begins on March 4, Nissan has teased the 2015 Juke which will have its world premiere at the show. The 2015 Nissan Juke will be the first major facelift for the B-Segment crossover since its launch in 2010. Coincidentally, the original Juke had its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The Nissan Juke facelift will premiere at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The...

Nissan India has sent out a statement today announcing the discontinuation of the X-Trail SUV and the 370Z sportscar. The company will continue to sell the Teana however. This move will allow the company to “focus on its locally manufactured models”, the press release states. While sales figures of the 370Z are unavailable, Nissan sold a total of 7 units of the X-Trail in the January-December...

Nissan has started work on the next generation Micra which is scheduled to go on sale in 2016. Though the launch is still a couple of years away, we spoke to Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative officer, design and brand management for Nissan Motor Company Ltd, asking him if the new hatchback would have any India-centric features. Nissan could have functional and specification changes...

Car companies are scrambling to one up each other by announcing price cuts following the Finance Minister’s surprise move of slashing excise duties for cars of all sizes. Volkswagen The VW Polo gets a cut of anywhere between Rs 18,000 and Rs 31,000 for its variants. VW recently announced that it would stop selling the Polo without airbags, may be as a reaction to a recent Global NCAP study. The...

Yesterday, we listed 5 new compact sedans which are expected to launch in India soon. Today, our attention is on a segment that’s immediately higher: the mid-size and upper mid-size sedan segment. In this story, we pick 8 such cars which would be launching in the country this year. 2014 Fiat Linea Facelift The 2014 Fiat Linea facelift was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo almost two years after...