Nissan brand overview for 2021, Lotus develops new lineup, Tesla Model S chop top: What’s New @ The Car Connection

What’s New for 2021: Nissan

Nissan made plenty of news in 2020 in the midst of a product onslaught, and most 2021 models will come with advanced safety features. 

Nissan confirms Frontier pickup truck will carry over until 2022 redesign 

The 2021 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup truck will be a carry-over model until the redesigned 2022 model debuts early this year, Nissan confirmed to The Car Connection on Monday. 

2021 Mazda CX-3 review

One of the smallest small crossover SUVs, the 2021 Mazda CX-3 offsets its limited interior with good standard safety features, fun handling, and urban styling. It earns a TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10.

From Motor Authority:

Lotus Evija with new series of sports cars

Lotus Elise, Exige and Evora to bow out in 2021 ahead of new series of sports cars

Lotus is working on a new series of sports cars due on sale from 2022. 

Mercedes-Benz shows off torque-vectoring ability of upcoming EQS

Mercedes’ new electric powertrains will vastly improve the stability of the automaker’s cars.

Honda E morphs into a pint-size drag racer

Honda’s cutesy electric hatchback, the Honda E, has been turned into a drag racer.

From Green Car Reports:

Tesla Model S convertible conversion by Ares

Tesla Model S convertible conversion could be best alternative to overdue Roadster

Although this Model S ragtop is a one-off build, the Italian firm Ares design is showing its potential to custom-create a body style that Tesla hasn’t prioritized. 

Tesla Model S and Kia Niro EV top electric vehicle ownership study

Owners of the Model S are the most satisfied among EV owners, despite continued build-quality issues. 

Electric DeLorean “time machine” revival now a possibility with replica rule

A revival of the DeLorean DMC-12 might now become all-electric, now that it has a regulatory path for production via a new replica rule from NHTSA.  

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