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2024 Nissan GT-R receives updated aerodynamics, T-spec special edition and heritage paint options

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  • Redesigned front and rear fascias, new rear wing designs enhance GT-R’s aerodynamic performance and appearance
  • T-spec returns, joining GT-R Premium and NISMO models
  • Exclusive Millennium Jade, Midnight Purple paint colors honor some of the rarest R34-generation GT-R models
  • NISMO adds front limited-slip differential, available NISMO Appearance package debuts with unique wheels, carbon fiber elements

GT-R, the pinnacle of Nissan high-performance engineering, thrillingly combines a high horsepower engine with impressive handling and useful technology for everyday driving. For the 2024 model year, GT-R is even more exciting with in-depth enhancements to its aerodynamic performance, the return of a special trim and revised available packages.

The 2024 Nissan GT-R is offered in three grades, starting with GT-R Premium and T-spec® with 565 horsepower, providing a tantalizing option for those seeking a super sports car. The 600-horsepower1 GT-R NISMO offers an even more exceptional level of performance, with engineering drawn directly from motorsports applications.

The 2024 Nissan GT-R arrives at select U.S. Nissan dealers this spring (NISMO arrives in summer).

A relentless approach to performance

All 2024 Nissan GT-R grades are extensively revised to increase downforce and reduce drag, helping provide confident, responsive handling, representing Nissan’s continued iterative enhancements to GT-R. The enhancements include redesigned front and rear fascias, optimized bumper sides, revised grille shapes and reshaped rear wings, further increasing the car’s impressive aerodynamic performance.

Demonstrating the team’s attention to every detail, engineers even closely scrutinized the mesh used in the front grille and employed a thinner mesh to further enhance cooling and reduce drag. Impressively, GT-R’s drag coefficient is unchanged at 0.26 Cd despite the increase in downforce.

On GT-R NISMO, a new rear wing design sits atop dramatic, swan neck-style supports. With an almost 10% larger surface area, the wing’s curvature has been specifically designed to optimize drag and downforce. The team also revised GT-R NISMO’s front lip, rear diffuser and canards.

Special editions and heritage colors

The GT-R T-spec returns for the 2024 model year and builds upon the already capable Premium with many visual and mechanical enhancements, including GT-R NISMO carbon-ceramic brakes, a gold-painted version of the NISMO’s RAYS® 20-inch forged wheels, NISMO-tuned Vehicle Dynamic Control and wider front fenders. Visually, T-spec wears special badging inside and out, a dark Mori Green upholstery color and a combination of semi-aniline and suede upholstery for the front seats.

Most exciting of all, the T-spec is available in two exclusive colors that appeal to GT-R enthusiasts by resurrecting two of the nameplate’s most iconic paint colors. The first is Millennium Jade, which pays homage to one of the rarest GT-Rs ever, the R34 GT-R V-Spec II Nür. The second T-spec-exclusive paint is Midnight Purple, a modern interpretation of the Midnight Purple III color made famous on the R34 GT-R V-Spec.

Newly available on GT-R NISMO is a NISMO Appearance Package, which includes an exclusive, red-accented version of the car’s RAYS forged 20-inch wheels, a unique clear coat applied to the carbon fiber hood and an exclusive engine cover design. GT-R NISMO also offers a new NISMO-exclusive paint color: Stealth Gray.

Engineered for performance

The 2024 Nissan GT-R uses a 3.8-liter V6, 24-valve, twin-turbocharged engine that is hand-assembled by takumi technicians. The engine, which was refined for the 2020 model year, is rated at 565 horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque, and features a standard titanium exhaust system.

GT-R channels its power through a standard ATTESA ET-S all-wheel-drive system that can vary its front-to-rear torque split, depending on driving scenario, for peak driving feel and performance. The standard 6-speed dual-clutch transaxle is rear-mounted to optimize vehicle weight distribution, and offers aggressive downshifts as well as steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual control.

GT-R’s dynamic ride and handling is brought to life thanks to the expertly tuned independent double wishbone front and independent multi-link rear suspensions. Standard Bilstein® DampTronic shock absorbers offer three driver-selectable settings for GT-R’s suspension: Normal, Comfort and R. These three modes allow the driver to combine varying levels of driving comfort with the sport-like responsive handling that GT-R is known for. The engine, transmission and suspension’s settings are controlled by large, tactile switches located on the car’s center console.

In GT-R Premium, braking is provided by a Nissan and Brembo® jointly developed braking system with six-piston front calipers and four-piston rear calipers. Lightweight RAYS® 20-inch wheels shod with Dunlop high-performance summer tires connect GT-R with the road.

GT-R T-spec uses Brembo® brakes with enlarged, carbon-ceramic rotors from the GT-R NISMO, along with a gold-painted version of NISMO’s RAYS wheels wearing Dunlop® SP Sport Maxx GT600 ultra-high-performance run-flat tires with a NISMO-specific compound.

Refined interior appointments

The inside of GT-R welcomes occupants with a “horizontal-flow” dashboard design swathed in Nappa leather appointments, and seats designed to be lightweight.

GT-R T-spec elevates the car’s interior design with an exclusive dark Mori Green upholstery throughout, with a combination semi-aniline and suede treatment for the front seats. Unique logos on the console and kick plates further identify the T-spec. GT-R T-spec adds several unique visual touches to the car’s exterior, including T-spec emblems on the trunk.

The standard NissanConnect® infotainment system with 8-inch multi-touch display features Apple CarPlay®, Nissan navigation system, Bluetooth®, HD Radio, SiriusXM® Radio, SiriusXM® Traffic, and SiriusXM® Travel Link™ (weather, fuel prices, movie listings, stock info and sports).

The display also has GT-R-specific, customizable data pages showing key vehicle data, including details like coolant and oil temperature, transmission gear selection, g-forces, turbocharger boost and even a stopwatch for lap timing2.

GT-R further accommodates drivers with premium convenience features including a Bose® 11-speaker audio system, Active Noise Cancellation, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and front and rear parking sensors.

NISMO: Elevated, motorsports-derived performance

For drivers seeking an even greater level of capability, the GT-R NISMO – its name derived from NISsan MOtorsports International Co. – is a more extreme version of the GT-R2.

In addition to aerodynamic revisions, the 2024 GT-R NISMO benefits from a front limited-slip differential for the first time. The differential helps improve the driving experience, ensuring GT-R faithfully follows the driver’s inputs and exemplifies the NISMO team’s approach to iterative enhancements that continually build upon GT-R’s capabilities.

The GT-R NISMO was extensively enhanced for the 2020 model year with new turbochargers taken from the GT3 racecar, enhanced transmission shift control, lighter components, enhanced body bonding to increase torsional rigidity, reduced overall mass, and upgrades to the brakes, wheels and tires. Compared to GT-R Premium, it also has an increased use of lightweight carbon fiber components and increased horsepower.

The GT-R NISMO is rated for 600 hp and 481 lb-ft of torque1, with significantly enhanced engine responsiveness.

Complementing NISMO’s improved power and grip are Brembo® brakes with enlarged, carbon-ceramic rotors measuring 16.1 inches in the front and 15.3 inches at the rear. The rotors themselves save 36 pounds of weight, while the high-strength calipers and high-friction brake pads contribute to a firmer brake pedal feeling.

NISMO-exclusive bodywork helps provide increased component cooling while also improving aerodynamic downforce. The roof is made from carbon fiber to reduce weight and lower the car’s center of gravity, paying dividends in terms of handling. Additional NISMO-exclusive carbon fiber body panels include front and rear fascias, trunk lid, race-inspired rear wing, side sill covers, hood and outside mirror housings.

Inside, GT-R NISMO includes interior enhancements include Recaro® seats with synthetic suede inserts, red stitching and an Alcantara-appointed steering wheel with a red top stripe.

For full details on the features included on each grade level of the 2024 Nissan GT-R, see the full specification sheet.

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Choose the Right Tires for Your Ride

There are several factors to consider when you need new tires for your car, truck, or SUV.

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When buying new tires for your car, truck, or SUV, there are several important factors to take into consideration.

(Family Features) Many drivers have difficulty selecting the best tire for their vehicle and driving needs. For many, tire selection starts at the size then jumps to what’s in stock or what’s on sale. However, there are many factors to consider when you need new tires for your car, truck or SUV. Buying tires is an investment, so it’s important to make the right decision.

You may be surprised to learn determining the best tire is as much about the driver as it is the vehicle. Choosing the right tire requires considering where you drive, how you drive and what you drive. You can explore these and other factors in the Treadwell tire-buying recommendation tool, which is based on a decade of data and real-world test results.

This tire recommendation tool combines millions of data points from tire safety checks and Discount Tire’s own test track where intensive tests are performed on tires from all major manufacturers, along with the driver’s location, vehicle and driving habits, to generate a selection of personalized tire recommendations from a variety of brands.

With more than 20,000 different models of tires available for the everyday driver, it’s no wonder tire-buying can be a mystifying process. However, tools like this can help drivers make the most informed choice while having access to the same information tire technicians use in-stores alongside their expertise. The result: empowering drivers with information and options tailored to their needs.

If you think it may be time to replace your tires, start with the Treadwell tool and consider these five expert tips to simplify the process from the technicians at your local Discount Tire.

Driving Style
The type of driver you are, the kind of ride you want and how long you expect your tires to last are all factors in choosing the right tires. For example, thrill drivers might prefer tires with high levels of grip and responsiveness while those who stick to long road trips are better suited for long-lasting, smooth riding tires.

Weather Conditions
Your location and the weather you regularly encounter when you drive influence the type of tires you need. For example, drivers in the upper Midwest require tires that perform well in extreme cold and winter weather while those in humid climates like the Southeast need tires that perform well in wet conditions.

Budget
Purchasing tires is an investment. Drivers should look at the cost of their tires over time, rather than the cost up front. In the long run, it may be more cost-effective to purchase a higher quality tire based on multiple factors like increased safety, improved handling and ride quality, as well as cost per mile.

Vehicle Specifications
Tire specifications can vary depending on the type of car you own. For electric vehicles and vehicles carrying heavy loads, it’s critical to know how much weight your tires can safely support. Only install tires that meet or exceed the load requirements for your ride.

Wear and Age
Two of the most important considerations when replacing tires are tread depth and tire age.

Your tires’ tread depth directly impacts your vehicle’s ability to stop. Tires are reaching the end of their life at 4/32 inches of tread. However, your tires may be underperforming even if more tread remains, particularly in rain or extreme weather conditions.

When it comes to replacing your tires, you should also consider their age. Because the materials used break down over time, experts recommend replacing tires that are six years or more past the date of manufacture.

To access the tool and complete the online survey to determine the right tires for you, visit DiscountTire.com/Treadwell.


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Hyundai 2024 Santa Fe and Kona Win Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX Award

Hyundai’s 2024 Santa Fe and Kona named winners of Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX award.

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Exciting news for Hyundai enthusiasts! The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2024 Hyundai Kona have been named winners of the prestigious Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX award by WardsAuto. Making Hyundai the only manufacturer with two vehicles on the list.

The Wards 10 Best Interiors and UX competition focuses on identifying driver interfaces that are user-friendly, navigation systems that are easy to program, and smartphone integration that allows for safe access to various features while on the road. This award evaluates the overall quality and comfort of the vehicles’ interiors, as well as the user-friendliness of driver-assist technologies.

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This isn’t the first time Hyundai has been recognized by WardsAuto. Last year, the Hyundai Palisade took home an award, cementing the brand’s commitment to creating innovative and desirable vehicle experiences.

The 2024 Hyundai Kona stands out for its dual 12.3-inch panoramic display screens, offering a versatile interior that is both visually appealing and technologically advanced. With a price point of $35,000, the Kona provides great value for its modernist aesthetic and abundance of features.

The 3-row Santa Fe, on the other hand, impresses with its spacious interior, perfect for urban and outdoor activities. The Calligraphy grade’s ivory and olive-green geometric interior sets a new standard for vehicle interior design, revolutionizing the industry.

Wards judge, Christie Schweinsberg, praises both vehicles for their exceptional features and value. The Kona’s affordability makes it an accessible choice for many, while the Santa Fe’s thoughtful additions such as a drawer for second-row passengers and a UV-C sterilization tray for phones further elevate its appeal.

The evaluations for the 2024 Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX competition took place during winter and early spring, giving judges ample time to experience the vehicles in their daily driving routines. Metrics such as design and aesthetics, comfort, materials, connectivity, and infotainment are taken into consideration, along with advanced driver-assist system content and overall value.

To celebrate the achievement, the 2024 Wards 10 Best Interiors & UX awards ceremony will take place on June 6, 2024, during the AutoTech: Detroit Conference. This event promises to be a showcase of innovation and excellence in the automotive industry.

Hyundai continues to listen to its customers and push the boundaries of vehicle design and technology. With these awards, the brand proves its commitment to providing innovative, intuitive, and desirable vehicle experiences.

So if you’re in the market for a Hyundai, the 2024 Santa Fe and Kona should be at the top of your list. Not only do they offer exceptional interiors and user experiences, but they also represent the cutting-edge innovations that Hyundai stands for.

About Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor America offers U.S. consumers a technology-rich lineup of cars, SUVs, and electrified vehicles, while supporting Hyundai Motor Company’s Progress for Humanity vision. Hyundai has significant operations in the U.S., including its North American headquarters in California, the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama assembly plant, the all-new Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America (in development in Georgia), and several cutting-edge R&D facilities. These operations, combined with those of Hyundai’s 835 independent dealers, contribute $20.1 billion annually and 190,000 jobs to the U.S. economy, according to a recent economic impact report. For more information, visit www.hyundainews.com.

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Nissan Dominates the Best Value New Cars List: A Closer Look at the Kicks, Frontier, and Sentra

Nissan dominates as Kicks, Frontier, and Sentra clinch spots on Cars.com® 2024 Best Value New Cars list, showcasing remarkable value and excellence.

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In a resounding triumph, Nissan has once again emerged as a leader in the automotive industry by securing coveted spots on the highly esteemed Cars.com® 2024 Best Value New Cars list. This prestigious recognition serves as a testament to Nissan’s unwavering commitment to excellence and delivering exceptional value across their lineup. In this blog post, we will delve into the phenomenal achievements of the 2024 Nissan Kicks, Frontier, and Sentra, as well as the notable recognition received by the Versa SV.

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  1. 2024 Nissan Kicks S: Best Value in Subcompact SUV Category
    The 2024 Nissan Kicks S has undoubtedly made its mark as the ultimate subcompact SUV that offers unbeatable value. With its stunning design, remarkable features, and impressive fuel efficiency, the Kicks S showcases a perfect blend of style and practicality. From city streets to off-road adventures, this versatile SUV is a true game-changer.
  2. 2024 Frontier King Cab S 4×2: Best Value in Midsize Pickup Segment
    Nissan’s commitment to excellence shines through with the 2024 Frontier King Cab S 4×2, which has claimed the prestigious title of Best Value in the Midsize Pickup segment. Boasting remarkable performance, durability, and an array of advanced safety features, the Frontier is built to effortlessly conquer any terrain. Whether it’s for work or play, this pickup truck exceeds expectations.
  3. 2024 Sentra S: A Standout Compact Car
    The 2024 Sentra S secures a well-deserved third place in the Compact Car category, further solidifying Nissan’s reputation for crafting outstanding vehicles. With its sleek design, cutting-edge technology, and exceptional fuel efficiency, the Sentra S offers a remarkable driving experience matched with an exceptional value proposition. Embrace the joy of every journey with this impressive compact car.
  4. Honorable Mention: 2024 Nissan Versa SV
    The 2024 Nissan Versa SV receives an honorable mention, highlighting its noteworthy features and outstanding value proposition. With its spacious cabin, advanced safety technologies, and remarkable fuel efficiency, the Versa SV proves to be a reliable companion for everyday adventures.


The recognition earned by the 2024 Nissan Kicks, Frontier, Sentra, and Versa SV on the Cars.com® 2024 Best Value New Cars list showcases Nissan’s dedication to delivering top-notch vehicles that offer exceptional value, unrivaled quality, and remarkable performance. As Nissan continues to push the boundaries of automotive innovation, car enthusiasts can confidently explore these award-winning models with the assurance of a remarkable driving experience. Embrace excellence and discover the best value with Nissan’s impressive lineup of vehicles!

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Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. is a multinational car manufacturer based in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. The company sells vehicles under the Nissan, Infiniti, and formerly Datsun brands. Nissan also offers in-house performance tuning products (including cars) under the Nismo and Autech brands. The company’s roots date back to the early 20th century with the Nissan zaibatsu, which is now known as Nissan Group.

Nissan has been a member of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance since 1999, with Mitsubishi joining in 2016. This partnership is between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors of Japan, along with Renault of France. As of November 2023, Renault has a 15% voting stake in Nissan, while Nissan holds the same stake in Renault. Additionally, Nissan acquired a 34% controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors in October 2016.

Nissan ranked as the sixth largest car manufacturer globally in 2017, following Toyota, Volkswagen Group, Hyundai Motor Group, General Motors, and Ford. In the same year, Nissan held the title of the largest car maker in North America. With a revenue of $78 billion in 2022, Nissan secured the ninth spot among the world’s automobile makers and emerged as the leading Japanese brand in China, Russia, and Mexico. As of April 2018, Nissan became the largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer worldwide, with over 320,000 all-electric vehicles sold. The Nissan LEAF, the car-maker’s top-selling electric model, claimed the second position in global electric car sales, just behind the Tesla Model 3.

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