Mitsubishi working with Nissan-Renault on Joint Vehicles

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Mitsubishi and Nissan announced Tuesday they are joining forces on two future vehicles, including a new mid-sized that will hit the American market.

The yet-unnamed vehicle will be released under the Mitsubishi brand name as a Renault based vehicle. A second electric vehicle development will be developed by this new joint venture.

Osamu Masuko, President of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation commented: “As a result of the development of collaborative projects with Nissan Motor up to now, Mitsubishi Motors is pleased to work again with Nissan and now Renault towards achieving further collaborations. The new opportunities could be described as evidence that the ongoing collaborative projects between Mitsubishi Motors and Nissan have brought positive results, and Mitsubishi Motors hopes that any new collaborative projects with the Renault-Nissan Alliance would bring us further merits”

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Waikem Featured in About Magazine

Waikem was voted favorite place to buy a car in About Magazine.

Waikem was voted favorite place to buy a car in About Magazine.

The Waikem Auto Family was voted the Favorite Place to Buy a Car in the September 2013 edition of About Magazine.

About, a Stark County Publication, says that dealership trust factored in heavily in the vote.

“Buyers are looking for a dealer that is known and respected in the community for being fair and honest,” About says.

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Fails Safety Test: Now What?

The redesigned 2013 Toyota RAV4 has received a rating of “poor’ in the IIHS small overlap test.

According to Automotive News, this test simulates what happens when a driver crashes the left front quarter of a vehicle into an object such as a tree, telephone pole or another car. Small overlap test examines how well a vehicle handles 40-mph frontal collisions.

According to IIHS and Automotive News, the RAV4’s driver’s space was “seriously compromised by intruding structure, and the dummy’s left foot was trapped by crushed and buckled sheet metal in the footwell.”

The institute also said the seat belt allowed “excessive forward movement of the dummy’s head and torso, contributing to the head hitting the instrument panel.”

Watch the video: 2013 Toyota RAV4 fails small overlap crash test:

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Nissan Creating 900 American Jobs

2013 Nissan Rogue driving

The Nissan Rogue will now be built in America.

Nissan is adding 900 manufacturing jobs to the Smyrna, Tenn. Vehicle Assembly Plant, and the Nissan Rogue will now be built in America.

The announcement came at Nissan’s 30-year anniversary celebration in the United States.

The new Nissan Rogue will be produced in the United States for the first time.

“Our investment creates hundreds of new jobs and underscores Nissan’s longtime commitment to our employees and expanding operations around the country,” said Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Bill Krueger. “Our dedicated workforce in the United States continues to build high-quality vehicles, such as the Altima, Pathfinder and LEAF, which are driving growth with sales up a combined 70 percent in May.”

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Review: 2014 Nissan Versa Note

The all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note features best in class fuel economy and great use of space.

The all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note features best in class fuel economy and great use of space.

The 2014 Nissan Versa Note is the hatchback version of the recently redesigned model.

The Versa Note was released for the first time recently, and in some ways is a combination of the 2013 Nissan Versa under the hood and the Nissan Leaf on the outside. Some of the key highlights of the Versa Note include the lowered price, best in class fuel economy, great use of space and some great available features.


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COMPARE: 2013 Nissan Altima VS. Toyota Camry

COMPARE THE 2013 Nissan Altima and 2013 Toyota Camry


The 2013 Nissan Altima was completely redesigned for the year. The new model features increased fuel economy, updated styling and even more comfort features for the new year. Compare the 2013 Nissan Altima and 2013 Toyota Camry, and there’s no doubt that the Nissan Altima is the top choice for midsized sedans.


The Nissan Altima gets better fuel economy than the 2013 Toyota Camry. Your Altima will get you up to 38 MPG, while the Camry gets only 35 MPG highway.

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Review: 2013 Nissan Maxima

There’s something special about the 2013 Nissan Maxima. Do you want luxury? The Nissan Maxima has a luxury feel. Or, do you want something sporty? The 2013 Nissan Maxima has a sporty engine. So with everything you want in just one vehicle, this Nissan Maxima is really something to see.


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Review: 2013 Nissan Frontier

The 2013 Nissan Frontier is one of the few remaining smaller trucks that built for the driver who doesn’t need a mini semi-truck. But the Frontier doesn’t cut corners for performance, towing capacity, bed size, storage or features. See one for yourself, we think you will quickly fall in love.

The 2013 Nissan Frontier is built on a full length, fully boxed ladder frame. What that means is that the Frontier is a sturdy truck. The Frontier is built with high tensile strength steel and has increased stiffness which makes the Frontier perfect on any road or any terrain.

Under the hood, the Nissan Frontier carries a 4.0-L V6 engine that reaches up to 261 hp and 6,500 lbs of towing capacity. We always see Frontier owners using their vehicle to hook up the trailer hitch or the boat.

Hooking that trailer hitch is even easier, thanks to the Frontier’s available Rearview Monitor. How much easier would it be hook up the boat this summer with your new Nissan Frontier!

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Review: 2013 Nissan Murano

The 2013 Nissan Murano is a Crossover SUV that adds a sense of refined luxury. If you want luxury and all the options at your price, we suggest testing the Murano today.

The Murano has become a familiar face in the Nissan lineup. It still comes with the thin headlights and the long grille that stretches the length of the front end. No matter which trim you choose, the Murano comes with alloy wheels, something not always found on comparable models. Inside, no matter what color or fabric you choose, we think the Murano is a classy vehicle.

You can get  get woodgrain trim, leather seats and even a panoramic sunroof with a Nissan Murano.

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