Nissan’s Future-Focused Ariya and IMk Concept Cars

A pair of electric vehicles previewed at the Tokyo Motor Show signal a new direction for the company

In the past, Giovanny Arroba assisted in designing cars as totemic for Nissan as the Altima. Today, he’s a program design director at Nissan, and admits he’s experiencing a pretty special rebirth. Speaking with us at the Tokyo Motor Show about Nissan’s new electric Ariya and (sadly, Japan-market-only) IMk Concepts, he says this sector, for carmakers, feels tremendously freeing. For instance, he says the Ariya …

Test Drive: 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Great grip, linear steering and a spooky-good automated manual gearbox

The 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO is likely the brand’s last GT-R to run on gas, and it’s also likely the very best. The car is the result of a tireless commitment to surely and steadily make improvements. Stats like a 600hp twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, zero to 60mph in three seconds and all-wheel drive all make this vehicle very competitive, but Nissan restricted sales of the GT-R …

Monterey Car Week 2018: Concept and Production Cars

Outlandish or sensible, futuristic or utilitarian, some of the most impressive new vehicles on show

Follow the money. It’s an apt phrase these days, but here we mean something different. Carmakers long ago learned that one of the most highly regarded car shows in the world isn’t in some stale-aired convention center, but in the sun and fog of Monterey, California. From Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering, to rallies and auctions, Monterey Car Week is a seven-day …