2019 Nissan Altima-te Awd: What It's Like To Drive An Altima On Tracks

2019 Nissan Altima-TE AWD: What it's like to drive an Altima on tracks

MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec — All-wheel drive comes to the Nissan Altima with the model's 2019 redesign, and while that's big news for the U.S. market, it's an even bigger deal in the Great White North, where all Altimas are so equipped. To herald the news, Nissan had built what it calls the Altima-TE, an AWD Altima outfitted with snow tracks, and we recently had a chance to drive it. "Altimate" ... get it?

The tracks are 30 inches tall, and although the car's standard suspension travel is retained, the tracks necessitated raising the ride height by three inches. It's not unlike the Nissan "370Zki" we drove in February of last year, in concept if not execution. The result is a big climb up to get in, but once inside, the interior is standard Altima. The powertrain is unmodified, which means even this AWD Altima sends 100 percent of its torque to the front wheels — er, tracks — unless it detects slippage (which seems unlikely in this application).

Rail Tracks On Airport Bridge Damaged

Rail tracks on airport bridge damaged

A civil engineering survey in Japan shows a recent tanker crash damaged railway tracks on a bridge that leads to a major airport. The accident was caused by a typhoon.

Typhoon Jebi sent powerful gusts across western Japan on Tuesday, sweeping the vessel into the bridge that links the mainland and Kansai International Airport.

It Looks Like Nissan Is Putting Tracks And Skis On The 370z

It Looks Like Nissan is Putting Tracks and Skis on the 370Z

Nissan isn’t showing a new 370Z at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, but it does have an interesting Z-related product it’s preparing to bring.  We’re not entirely sure what the so-called Nissan ‘370Zki’ is, but we think we’ve got a pretty good idea. Judging by the teaser image and video Nissan sent over today, it seems as though they’ve stuck bolted snow tracks to the rear of 370Z and skis to the front, creating an especially sporty looking, two-seater snowmobile of sorts. Nissan hasn’t confirmed that’s what the 370Zki is, but we can’t imagine what else the automaker could do to the sports car to justify such a name.

This won’t be the first time Nissan has put tracks on its vehicles to wow the crowds in Chicago. At the 2016 show, the automaker installed tracks on the Murano and Rogue crossovers, creating the Murano and Rogue Winter Warrior Concepts. What about the GT-R, Nissan?

Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project Sets Tracks For Adventure, Makes Debut At 2017 New York

Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project sets tracks for adventure, makes debut at 2017 New YorkNature tells us that hiding in plain sight can, at times, be a species' best defense. For the new Nissan Rogue Warrior Trail Project, camouflage is likely not enough – especially while hiding in the Nissan display at the 2017 New York International Auto Show, April 14 through 23 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. The special one-off project vehicle is one of several unique takes on Nissan's best-selling Rogue crossover created exclusively for the New York show.

Nissan: Nismo Australia Rollout Finally On Track, 370z To Follow In Gt-r’s Tracks

Nismo Australia rollout finally on track, 370Z to follow in GT-R’s tracksNissan Australia is finally ready to roll out its performance-honed Nismo sub-brand locally, after a few years of talk but not much in the way of publicly visible action.
As we reported yesterday, first off the mark will be the Nissan GT-R Nismo supercar, a $299,000 monster with GT3 racing turbos, carbon-fibre construction elements and a 0-100km/h sprint time of around 2.5 seconds.

Lexus Performance Driving School Coming To Usa Race Tracks

Lexus Performance Driving School Coming to USA Race TracksThis fall, Lexus will be launching a performance driving program at four race tracks across the USA — here are the dates & locations:
Sept 30 – Oct 2: Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida
Oct 7 – Oct 9: Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois
Oct 27 – Oct 29: New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey
Feb 10 – Feb 12: Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California

Toyota Tracks How Safely You’re Driving

Toyota tracks how safely you’re drivingThe latest Toyota Driver Awareness Research Vehicle has made its debut at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado.
Dubbed DARV 1.5, the car uses Microsoft tech gear and InfoSys biometrics software. It was developed by the Toyota’s research safety centre and based on the latest Avalon, which forms the basis for the current generation Lexus ES.