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Father of the Datsun Z, Yutaka Katayama, dead at 105

Nissan legend Yutaka Katayama, the man known as “Mr. K,” has passed away on Feb 19. He was 105. Katayama ran Nissan’s U.S. operations in the 1970s and is widely known as the father of the Datsun Z, the world-class affordable sports car. He retired from Nissan in 1977. Born …

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Nissan 370Z successor to be offered with hybrid engine

More details have emerged on the Nissan 370Z’s successor after it was revealed last week that the new model could get a range of turbocharged four-cylinder engines on top of the regular V6. According to a report out of Japan, the next-generation model could even sport a hybrid four-cylinder engine. …

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Nissan Contemplating Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ Rival

If the ‘naughties’, as the previous decade was sometimes affectionately known, was an era of bland in the automotive landscape, the ‘teenies’ is shaping up to be a period of fun coupés. The Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ twins have herald in this era with their fun yet affordable formula …

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