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3Can a car be lifted using rubber bands?

It's quite amazing what it takes to lift a car. We already know the feat can be accomplished using just a pair of phone books, but what about rubber bands? To the Internet! A video series appropriately titled "Will It Lift" attempted to find out by using a massive crane and a Nissan Micra weighing less than 1,800 pounds.

14Nissan March Nismo concept debuts at Tokyo Auto Salon [w/video]

With press days for the Detroit Auto Show now behind us, our focus is shifting eastwards. Make that Far East, as the tuners have rolled in for the Tokyo Auto Salon, where Nissan performance tuning arm Nismo has taken on its third compact and given it an attitude adjustment.

AddReport: Nissan considers licensing Micra/March platform to Proton in India

2011 Nissan March – Click above for high-res image gallery

28Reports: Nissan to repair 2.14 million vehicles in its 3rd biggest recall ever

The line at the door for the recall party is getting longer. Nissan has just showed up and it needs to bring in 2.14 million vehicles around the world, making it the automaker's third largest recall of all-time. The issue lies with a faulty ignition relay that could cause the engine to stall or fail to restart. The fix is reported to take less than 25 minutes, and involves swapping out the faulty ignition relay for a new one.

12Smart collaborating with Nissan on new B-segment car

Smart/Nissan collaboration sketch – Click above for high-res image gallery

22Smart collaborating with Nissan on new B-segment car

Smart/Nissan collaboration sketch – Click above for high-res image gallery

9Geneva 2010: Nissan Micra is easy being green

2010 Nissan Micra – Click above for high-res image gallery

17Geneva 2010: Nissan Micra is easy being green

2010 Nissan Micra – Click above for high-res image gallery

9Spy Shots: Next Nissan Micra spotted?

Images of the next generation Nissan Micra have plopped onto the interwebs, and they have brought with them a revelation we are a little ashamed to have come to so late. First, let us say that we really, really dig the Nissan Micra as it is. Sure, we delight most in its hardcore version, but even the gutless four-door variants have that design going for them: the Micra is wonderfully visually compelling.

16REPORT: Next generation Nissan Micra coming to the U.S.

Next Generation Nissan Micra - Click above for high-res image gallery

AddNissan creates "Pure Drive," a green label for European markets

Like many other automakers in Europe, Nissan has created a special marketing badge to identify the least polluting vehicles across its range which will be used both in Europe and Japan. The chosen name is Pure Drive, which I think is one of the least imaginative on the market. Sibling company Renault's ECO2 label is more fun, as is its TV spot. As we have mentioned here, the "green label" is usually applied to a company's least powerful models that also have higher gear ratios, low-rolling resis

AddRumormill: Nissan to install 3-cylinder turbocharged engines in the new Micra generation

Click picture above for a glimpse at the history of the Nissan Micra.

22Nissan 360: the Micra 160 SR

Click the image above for a hi-res gallery of the Micra 160 SR

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