2011 Nissan LEAF prototype

2011 Nissan LEAF prototype

Here we are at the end of 2009 and it seems only appropriate to look back at some of the accomplishments in the automotive industry. In this case we wanted to review Nissan, as we feel they have had a strong year with some new and exciting technology and designs hitting the market; the also show promise for more of the same in the new year. So fasten your safety belts as we give you the high points of Nissan in 2009 from an AllSmallCars.com perspective.

Nissan In Review for 2009:

Price Alert: The Least Expensive Car Is... – Back in February we brought you a report that Nissan had the least expensive car in America with the 2009 Nissan Versa 1.6 coming in at a base MSRP of $9,990.

2009 Nissan Cube: Thinking Inside the Box – AllSmallCars.com gives our first impressions of the Nissan Cube.

2009 Nissan Cube: We Get the Scoop on the First Drive – Nissan’s release of the 2009 Nissan Cube really turned heads and showed that inspiration can come from almost anywhere.

The Green Movement Gets Into a Box: 2009 Nissan Cube EV Prototype – Speaking of the Cube, then we saw the announcement of the Cube EV Prototype. Being boxy has never been so green.

Battle of the Boxes: Nissan Cube VS. Kia Soul – We couldn’t resist this square match up between Korean rival, Kia, and one of Japan’s top car companies.

Global Entry-Level Car Part Set to Boost Nissan's Global Presence – With the automotive market in China booming, Nissan looks at raising their global profile in 2010 with a “global compact car.”

Nissan 370Z Roadster Comes In At a Better Price Than Expected  - Over the summer the Nissan 370Z Roaster pricing is announce with the premium much lower than most journalist and consumers expected.

Nissan 370Z Nismo First Drive Fills Void Left By Standard 370Z – Speaking of the Z cars, the Nismo First Drives start to hit the press. The impression—this is a real drivers car.

Need a Safe Car for 10K? Try the 2010 Nissan Versa – The Nissan Versa makes the news again as being one of the safest cars available at the $10K price level.

As We Give Thanks, AllSmallCars.com Looks at a New LEAF – Thanksgiving seemed like a good time to recognize the new Nissan Leaf and how it will be trying to move the automotive industry into the future.

Nissan Addresses Complaints About Their CVT Technology – Just this month Nissan moves to take car of their customers by offering them extended warranties and reimbursement for repairs on CVT Transmissions.


All in all, it has been a good year for Nissan and we look forward to seeing what they will bring in 2010. Happy New Year from AllSmallCars.com and be sure to come on back in 2010 for more news, opinion and reviews on anything and everything small cars.