There's always something intriguing about a mystery, especially of the automotive kind, and that's exactly what we have here. Our spies recently spotted this Nissan-Renault test mule on the road in Southern Europe. But what, exactly, are they testing? From the front end, it's clear this mule started life as a Nissan Versa Note, but check it out in profile to see the cut down rear doors.
Do not think for a second that automakers forcing inventory on dealers in order to pad the numbers is a ruse known only in the US. Stories of individual brands have hinted at the trouble Chinese dealerships are having trying to move units as the country's economic growth remains hot but comes off the boil, like the one revealing that 95 percent of Toyota-FAW showrooms are losing money. Yet Toyota
It took a few months, but the Nissan Titan XD finally has a baby brother because the company is now ready to give vital details about the standard, half-ton Titan. Looking at them in photos, it can be difficult to spot the differences, but under the skin these siblings don't have much of a family resemblance. "The Titan and Titan XD do not share any common chassis components," Rich Miller,