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Live from Geneva: the Infiniti QX30 Concept

The 2015 Geneva auto show will be officially opened on Mar. 3, and staffs there are busy preparing the stage and show car at this moment. We managed to sneak into the exhibition hall and get a first glance on the Infiniti QX30 concept.


Although most of the QX30 is still covered, we can still see the concept’s angular shape and the large size wheel. The QX30 CUV is based on the Nissan Juke, which is a FWD platform with optional AWD setup.

See the below gallery, does the QX30 exterior styling attract you? Tell us in the comment and we will provide you more information two days later.

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Redesigned 2016 Nissan Maxima Leaked

A First Glance of the 2016 Nissan Maxima

The current Nissan Maxima was on sale back in 2008, and now it is due for a renewal.


Yesterday in the Super Bowl commercial, Nissan quietly previewed its all-new next generation 2016 Maxima. You can view the commercial video in below.

There is no detailed information about the 2016 Maxima at this moment, but we can safely bet that the 3.5L V6 engine and the CVT will be carried over.

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US Auto Sales Soared, Best November Since 2003

US Auto Sales: Key Factors

For an automobile consumer, the key factors that affect the decision to purchase a new vehicle is:

1. How easy he/she can get access to the funding (auto loan)
2. How old is his/her current car
3. How good is the new car model

The below chart is sourced from WSJ.


For factor #1, it looks like financial institutions have lowered the bar for approving car loans. According to the credit-monitoring firm Experian, now 20.4% of all auto loans are sub-prime loans, which is granted to borrowers in the lowest credit score range. Banks are even providing longer term loans. Get this, the average long term loan now reaches 5.5 years...

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2015 Nissan 370Z Pricing Released

Today Nissan USA released the pricing info for the 2015 370Z.

There is no major mechanical changes for the 2015 model year, below are highlights:

– Re-tuned suspension and steering
– Base model adds Bluetooth connectivity as standard
– Sport and Sport Tech trims (with various electronic features)
– Significant price drop for the 370Z NISMO trim, base MSRP $41,999 (a decrease of $1,030)
– 370Z NISMO has GT-R styled front fascia, LED daytime running light
– New wheel designs available across all trims

Pricing info:

370Z Coupe: $29,990
370Z Roadster: $41,820
370Z NISMO: $41,999

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Report: The Infiniti ESQ

Yes you see it right: this is not the Nissan Juke, it is called “Infiniti ESQ”, a new model based on the Juke, which Nissan specially made for the Chinese market at this moment. Below are some latest spy shots.




It looks odd that Infiniti borrows the exterior/interior of the Nissan Juke in such a direct manner. The reason why Nissan doing this, according to our insider source, is because Nissan want to participate in the compact CUV market in China as soon as possible. Infiniti does plan to bring in the QX20, which is still under development and need another 1 – 2 years to complete...

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