Nissan: The King of Crossovers

Nissan ResonanceIt appears as though Nissan has raised the bar, yet again, on Crossover concept vehicles. The Japanese motor company has produced three Crossover concepts in just over a year in its NISMO Concept, Hi-Cross Concept and the TeRRA Concept. Now, with the recent introduction of the new Resonance Concept, Nissan can officially be crowned the King of Crossovers.

The Resonance was first revealed at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, and although Nissan has yet to announce, rumor has it that the Resonance is the next-generation Murano. Dimensionally, the Resonance is similar to the current Murano in every measurement; but that’s where the similarities stop. The Resonance features a panoramic glass roof, giant 22-inch wheels, a tinted translucent acrylic grille, and a blazing Flare Orange paint job. Nissan’s now-signature boomerang-shaped lights also make an appearance on the Resonance, although they’re more attractively stretched. Inspired by “the future of first-class space travel,” the Resonance boasts a sufficiently futuristic interior that is quite aesthetically pleasing. Continue reading

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Hottest Selling Cars

What are the hottest selling cars on the market right now? The 2011 Toyota Camry ranks 13 out of 19 affordable midsize cars according to US News.  It seems that Americans like the spaciousness of the Camry and the smooth ride, but it’s 4 cylinder engine on the base model isn’t the fastest car.   Motor Trend calls it, “The Wal-Mart of family cars,” But it remains a top seller.

The Chevy Cruze is also a big seller and the Ford F-Series is holding its spot at the top.  It seems people purchase more based on gas prices now.  The rising cost doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon and it will probably never be as low as it was just 5  or even 3 years ago.   

In March 2011, Ford captured 3 of the top 10 spots for top sellers, and Toyota followed with two of those spots.

  1. Ford F-Series
  2. Honda Accord
  3. Chevy Silverado
  4. Nissan Altima
  5. Toyota Camry
  6. Honda Civic
  7. Toyota Corolla                                                     
  8. Ford Fusion
  9. Ford Escape
  10. Hyundai Sonata

In April 2011  Chevy had 3 of those top 10 positions and Hyundai came in 2nd with 2 of the top 10 spots.  The Ford F-Series still remained the top seller for both months. 

  1. Ford F-Series
  2. Toyota Camry
  3. Honda Accord
  4. Chevy Silverado
  5. Honda Civic
  6. Chevy Cruze
  7. Chevy Malibu
  8. Toyota Corolla
  9. Hyundai Elantra
  10. Hyundai Sonata