2019 Nissan Altima Buyer's Guide | New All - Wheel Drive And Turbo Engine

2019 Nissan Altima Buyer's Guide | New all-wheel drive and turbo engine

The Altima was just redesigned for 2019, and it's significantly different than its predecessor. First introduced in 1992, the midsize sedan slots in-between the larger Maxima and the Sentra in Nissan's car lineup. It's built at Nissan's assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn. The outgoing Altima is Nissan's third best-selling vehicle.

The brand new Altima offers snazzier looks and some very interesting powertrain options. All-wheel drive is now available, as is a technologically impressive VC-Turbo engine with variable compression for enhanced power and economy. We'll get to all of the new details and features below.

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Junkyard Gem: 1997 Suzuki X - 90 4x4

Junkyard Gem: 1997 Suzuki X-90 4X4

North Americans could buy the Suzuki X-90 mini-SUV for just the 1996 and 1997 model years. Not many did so, and the most memorable X-90s ended up being the ones with gigantic Red Bull cans bolted to their roofs. I don't see many of these little trucks during my junkyard peregrinations (I spotted this '97 in Los Angeles a few years back), so a screaming purple '97 four-wheel-drive version seemed well worth documenting.

While evidence of old body damage can be seen, the torn-up hood happened after the X-90 arrived at the wrecking yard; employees who need to drain the fluids (prior to placing the vehicle in inventory) have little patience for stuck hood latches and will use big pry bars to speed up the hood-opening process. The dangling wheels came about when a junkyard shopper pulled the front differential.

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First 2020 Toyota Supra Sells For Over $2 Million

First 2020 Toyota Supra sells for over $2 million

All of a sudden, that low mileage '93 Supra seems like a good deal at $100,000. Why? Well, the first 2020 Toyota Supra to roll off the production line just sold for $2.1 million at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. It's a Launch Edition painted in matte gray, and all proceeds for the auction go to the American Heart Association and Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Certainly being a charity car, and the first of its kind drove up the price, but this is still a shocking amount of money for the new Supra, even one of the 1,500 Launch Edition models. The Launch Edition Supras have a base price of $56,180. That means this first Supra cost over 37 times the price of, say, the second or third examples.

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Nissan Nv300 Cargo Van Remixed Into Woodworking Shop

Nissan NV300 cargo van remixed into woodworking shop

Vans have long served as a way to escape the confines of society and live a fun, no-strings life. But they're equally as good at serving as a mobile work space with the expanded opportunity of doing business off-site. This new Nissan NV300 Concept explores the latter purpose with a tidy woodworking shop packed into the versatile guts of today's cargo vans.

Unveiled at the 2019 Brussels Motor Show, the concept was developed with British design firm Studio Hardie and is yet another example of the numerous ways Nissan's vans can be outfitted. In the past, we've seen a Cummins-powered off-road cargo van, an all-electric mobile office , a taxi and a giant bbq. The newest example appeals to people who like to work with their hands, decked out in full woodshop garb.

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Clarion At Ces 2019 | Autonomous Cars, Infotainment And More

Clarion at CES 2019 | Autonomous cars, infotainment and more

To most people, Clarion is known for high-end aftermarket car audio equipment and some sweet tuner cars. While that does make up a good portion of the Japanese company's business, CES 2019 showed that Clarion is involved in far more than just head units and subwoofers. Its engineers have been working on everything from autonomous cars to surround-view cameras to new and highly customizable infotainment systems and instrument clusters. Autoblog was one of the first to see Clarion's new in-car tech, so check out the videos below.

Autonomous Infiniti:

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2019 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Drivers' Notes Review | A Wallflower No More

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Drivers' Notes Review | A wallflower no more

When the 2019 Toyota RAV4 made its debut in New York nearly a year ago, we were all taken aback by the styling. The crossover had gone from conservative and anonymous to aggressive and unique in model change. Besides the styling changes, Toyota updated the powertrains with more power and built the RAV4 on the TNGA platform variant shared with the also impressive Camry.

To find out if all these changes made for a better RAV4, we got a RAV4 Hybrid delivered to the office. The Hybrid model is the most powerful, making 219 horsepower from its 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a trio of electric motors. One of these motors powers the rear wheels, giving the Hybrid standard all-wheel drive. The Hybrid also features a CVT, rather than the eight-speed automatic in the non-hybrid RAV4.

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