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Nissan Qashqai-R SUV project in the Works

Oct 4 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

Builders want to make the fastest seven-seat SUV around

I think one of the coolest things Nissan ever did was build the Juke R. That project to the normal four-cylinder powertrain out of a Nissan Juke in crammed in the all-wheel-drive platform from the...

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Nissan Qashqai-R SUV project in the Works

Oct 4 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

Builders want to make the fastest seven-seat SUV around

I think one of the coolest things Nissan ever did was build the Juke R. That project to the normal four-cylinder powertrain out of a Nissan Juke in crammed in the all-wheel-drive platform from the Nissan GT-R. A similar project is now underway transplanting that GT-R powertrain into another Nissan SUV.

The project is called "MAD" Project SVM Qashqai-R . The powertrain will come from a 2012 Nissan GT-R the people behind the project want to build the ultimate seven-seat SUV.

The builders planned to produce two vehicles with one clad in white paint producing 900 hp and one with black paint producing 1000 hp. Builders plan to keep everyone updated on progress as the project comes together.

 
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Hyundai ix25 crossover headed to North America

Oct 29 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Hyundai is looking to expand into the growing subcompact crossover segment with a production version of the ix25 concept in 2017. The ix25 will initially be sold in China by the end of this year, but Automotive News says despite the fact it was designed specifically for the Chinese market, it will find its way into the European and North American markets in about three years. To bridge the gap between now and the ix25’s introduction in 2017, Hyundai is supposedly ...
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Official: Chrysler-Fiat quality chief out after another poor Consumer Reports showing

Oct 28 2014 5:40pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Chrysler, FiatFiat Chrysler has announced a management change following the company's woeful performance in the latest Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability Survey. Of the 28 brands surveyed, FCA's marques occupied the five the seven lowest scores, while Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat were the four lowest scorers. Doug Betts, FCA's 51-year-old head of quality "left the company to pursue other interests," which, ...
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Fiat-Chrysler Quality Chief Resigns One Day After Terrible Consumer Reports Rankings

Oct 28 2014 3:10pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The New York Times reports that Doug Betts, Fiat-Chrysler quality chief, abruptly abandoned his post this morning. The company, where Betts worked for the past seven years, occupied the very bottom of Consumer Reports magazine’s annual rankings released yesterday, with Fiat, Jeep, Ram, and Dodge taking the bottom four slots and Chrysler nabbing number 22 on the list of 28. Betts, whose official title was senior vice president of quality, had also served in quality ...
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Nissan Kicks Concept Debuts in Sao Paulo

Oct 28 2014 1:10pm CDT | Source: Truck Trend

Nissan pulled the wraps off its Kicks concept at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show today, showing off the compact crossover it’s been teasing this month.Nissan pulled the wraps off its Kicks concept at the Sao Paulo International Motor Show today, showing off the compact crossover it’s been teasing this month. The Kicks looks a lot like we were expecting from the teasers, but that’s no bad thing. a Photo Gallery: Nissan Kicks Concept Debuts in Sao Paulo Photo Gall ...
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Next-Gen Nissan Titan Destined for Detroit, We Detail Its Clever New Diesel Engine

Oct 28 2014 12:28pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Almost 12 years ago, Nissan showed up at Detroit’s hometown auto show with a direct challenge to the Big Three: its first full-size truck, the Titan. Even if that truck barely registers as competition today—though it does have a pretty bitchin’ name—Nissan hasn’t been deterred from repeating the stunt with the second-generation truck. The 2016 Titan will make its debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show, according to a Nissan spokesman. We already know that an opti ...
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Best Car To Buy, Nissan GT-R NISMO, Mazda CX-3: Today’s Car News

Oct 28 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Every year, Motor Authority drives and rates hundreds of cars, including dozens of the best luxury and performance cars. And at the end of every year, we put together a list of our favorites and then determine the one car that is the Best Car To Buy. Nissan’s GT-R NISMO has landed in the U.S., and the first one has gone to ...
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Mazda Teases New CX-3 Ahead of Los Angeles Debut

Oct 28 2014 9:28am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Mazda will be busy at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. The Japanese automaker will unveil an all-new subcompact crossover as well as updated versions of its Mazda6 sedan and CX-5 compact crossover. The all-new Mazda CX-3 will slot below the CX-5 and make its world debut at the show on Nov. 19. Although we've seen it, Mazda says its redesigned 2016 MX-5 Miata will also make its North American debut at the show. Related: More 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show News Mazda re ...
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Official: Nissan Kicks concept debuts in Sao Paulo [w/videos]

Oct 28 2014 9:22am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Crossover, Nissan, Misc. Auto Shows, South America The Sao Paulo Motor Show only comes around once every other year, and Nissan - an automaker deeply vested in the Latin American market - isn't missing out on the opportunity to showcase a new crossover concept. Called the Kicks concept, the crossover seems to slot in size-wise in between the Juke and the Rogue. Nissan isn't saying much about it, tho ...
Source: Autoblog   Full article at: Autoblog
 

 
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21 hours ago

Nissan March Rio 2016 Edition goes official with visual tweaks

Oct 28 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Nissan has taken the wraps off the March Rio 2016 Edition ahead of the car's debut at the Sao Paulo Motor Show ...
Source: World Car Fans   Full article at: World Car Fans
 

 
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2015 Nissan Quest pricing announced (US)

Oct 28 2014 8:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Nissan has disclosed pricing details for the 2015MY Quest commercialized in U ...
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