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Nissan in 2011: New Product & Concepts – Skylight Studios, NYC

December 21st, 2010 by Ian

Nissan gave select New Yorkers an all access pass to some of their latest wares last week at Skylight Studios, a favorite NYC venue of the #3 Japanese automaker. Present were a couple of new-for-2011 models, like the Murano CrossCabriolet and 4th generation Quest minivan, and a concept car, dubbed Ellure (formerly unveiled in LA back in November), that hints at the future of Nissan’s sedan range.

We always enjoy taking in new products. This is especially true when free drinks and miniaturized grilled cheese sandwiches are involved. Futuristic concept cars aside though, the CrossCabriolet really had us talking. The all-new model, heavily based upon its 4-door Murano counterpart, represents the industry’s first drop top crossover. You might be thinking this is the answer to a question nobody was asking, but we think the AWD cabrio adds a sense of adventure and excitement to what has become a suburban grocery getter. It’s a true 4 seasons vehicle…ready for the snow and ice when Winter hits and mere moments away from the sunshine when frost turns to chirping birds and warm weather.

Innovation for all indeed!

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NY Auto Show: Nissan Juke – 1 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC

March 30th, 2010 by Stu

Nissan pulled the wraps off their all-new Juke in Manhattan tonight. The Rockefeller Plaza cameo coincides with Juke’s North American debut [world debut was in Geneva] scheduled to take place later this week at our very own New York International Auto Show. Love it or hate it, you have to give the mean little crossover points for being bold in its design and throwing some level of styling risk into the mix. Not just another homogeneous soft roader, Juke’s flared fenders jut out like angry nostrils and the integrated rear door handles make the 4-door’s profile almost coupe-like in appearance. Throw in a turbo four good for about 180hp and an AWD system that can shift torque from wheel to wheel and you’re in for big smiles around the twisties. Look for Juke at the Nissan display April 2-11 – it hits dealerships this Fall for about $20k.

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Nissan GT-R – Second Avenue, NYC

March 19th, 2010 by Stu

This super stealthy Nissan GT-R is what they call triple black – black paint, black wheels, black interior. Mix all that in with the night sky and you have a recipe for bad ass.

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Nissan Skyline GT-R – Houston Street, NYC

February 25th, 2010 by Stu

Man on the Move reader, NYC local and pro snapper Tom Olesnevich spotted this rare-to-the-U.S. R33 Skyline GT-R on Houston between Ludlow and Orchard. The Skyline GT-R, also known as Godzilla, is among the most iconic sports cars to ever come out of the Land of the Rising Sun. Mainly because it offered up Ferrari levels of performance for a lot less coin. Seeing one on these shores is not exactly an everyday occurrence considering they were never sold here. You’re actually looking at one of a handful of grey market examples that was imported and adapted for use in the U.S. It’s quite the scandal in case you’re interested in reading up on the controversy surrounding their importation.

Thanks Tom!


Mystery Ride – Lincoln Boulevard, Venice, CA

February 17th, 2010 by Mike

It’s not often we find ourselves unable to identify a vehicle. And as much as it hurts our car guy pride to admit it, we have no flippin clue what this cute little coupe is. The fussy styling cues, particularly the front and rear lights, feel pre WWII Japanese. Also notice where the hinges are positioned in the rear – that could mean there is a rumble seat below. The roof also appears to be of the clamp-on variety. Care to take a stab at the make and model? Test your car spotting skills after the jump…

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Nissan Leaf – Skylight West Gallery, NYC

February 16th, 2010 by Ian

New York City was particularly green on the night of February 11th. Well, the nightlife was at least. Not only did Nissan hold a promotional event for their soon-to-be-released Leaf electric vehicle, but the New York Academy of Sciences hosted an expert panel to discuss NYC’s infrastructure readiness for the flurry of EV’s on the way. In case you didn’t know, the Leaf will be the first affordable (i.e. not a Tesla), mass market EV to hit the streets when it rolls into dealerships this December. Yes, I know…Chevy’s Volt is due out first in November. But the Volt is technically not a pure EV – it’s a range extended EV. That means an internal combustion engine, or ICE for short, adds longevity to the electric motor when the battery is kaput. Only time, and consumer demand, will tell how drastically these alt energy vehicles will affect energy consumption in major cities. But there is certainly no shortage of buzz on the matter. More pics from the snazzy Nissan Leaf event after the jump.

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Under the hood: Daniel Miller

January 20th, 2010 by Nick

Pictured – Beat reporter, rocker and all around cool guy Daniel Miller and his 1972 Datsun 240Z

In a town known for fakes, phonies and fantastic tales projected at 2.39:1, a man whose job it is to find the truth has a tendency to fall out of focus behind the sheer number of those trying to pass off the fabricated as fact. But when that same man emerges, red-lining it, from the depths of obscurity, behind the wheel of an early 70’s exotic with stretched lines and sleek curves, that man gets noticed. Even if that exotic was paid for in Yen.

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Nissan 350Z NISMO – 2nd Ave, NYC

May 28th, 2009 by Stu


nismo-350Z-2nd-aveThese beefed up NISMO Zs are pretty damn rare. Nissan tells us that a mere 1,500 were built for the North American market. In case you didn’t know, NISMO is

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