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Nissan Leaf Sparky ute engineered with bits of Navara, Titan

Engineers have cobbled together an electric Nissan Leaf ute for use around the company's technical centre in Stanfield, Arizona. Dubbed Sparky, the Leaf ute was dreamt up by Nissan engineer Roland Schellenberg, who wanted a fun, yet practical, team building activity...

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Nissan Micra : Next-generation city car confirmed for 2016
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Nissan Micra : Next-generation city car confirmed for 2016

The next-generation Nissan Micra will launch in late 2016, the Renault Nissan Alliance has announced. The alliance confirmed timing for the release of the fifth-generation Micra today, revealing that Renault’s Flins plant near Paris will begin production of the new model in about two years’ time at an estimated annual rate of 132,000 vehicles...


Nissan may scale back or cancel EV battery production - report
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Nissan may scale back or cancel EV battery production - report

Thanks to poor sales and high costs, Nissan is considering scaling back or, in an extreme case, eliminating its electric vehicle battery production capability. When Nissan launched the Leaf electric hatchback back in 2010, the company wasn't just taking a punt on the usual development, marketing and manufacturing costs associated with a new car, it was making a big bet on battery technology — it's own battery tech, engineered and built in-house...


Nissan declined purchasing Aston Martin stake in 2012, 2013 - report
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Nissan declined purchasing Aston Martin stake in 2012, 2013 - report

Sources from within Nissan have said that the former chief planning officer, Andy Palmer, advocated purchasing a stake in Aston Martin. Three anonymous Nissan insiders have told Reuters that in 2012 and 2013 Palmer proposed this idea to Carlos Ghosn, CEO of both Renault and Nissan CEO. One source told the newswire, "We looked carefully at the proposal but we passed on it"...


Andy Palmer leaves Nissan to become Aston Martin CEO
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Andy Palmer leaves Nissan to become Aston Martin CEO

Aston Martin has appointed Andy Palmer, Nissan's chief planning officer, as its new CEO, although his starting date has yet to be worked out. British-born Palmer will assume his position at the head of Aston Martin after a handover period to his successor at Nissan, Phillipe Klein, who will move over from a similar role with Nissan's alliance partner, Renault...


Nissan Pulsar SSS Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Nissan Pulsar SSS Review

More than 12 months old and more expensive than ever, the Nissan Pulsar SSS is still full of potential.

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Infiniti ESQ revealed: luxury Juke for China uncovered
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Infiniti ESQ revealed: luxury Juke for China uncovered

The Infiniti ESQ is a new China-only model that is, put simply, a rebadged Nissan Juke. The ESQ was teased months ago by the Japanese luxury car brand, and now a batch of official images show just what Infiniti has done to make its version of the Juke appear more luxury-focused...


Small SUV Comparison : Nissan Qashqai v Holden Trax v Skoda Yeti v Peugeot 2008 v Kia Sportage
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Small SUV Comparison : Nissan Qashqai v Holden Trax v Skoda Yeti v Peugeot 2008 v Kia Sportage

Call our original small SUV comparison test the elimination round. Earlier this year when we tested this new breed of fully loaded, sub-$30,000 sub-compact ‘softroaders’, the competition was fresh but clearly green (read the full comparison here). Six months on, and the class has shifted up several gears...


Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid : Pricing and specifications
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Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid : Pricing and specifications

The supercharged, petrol-electric Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will be priced from $42,990 when it launches here later this month. Official pricing and details have not been made available by the company, but leaked documents suggest the Pathfinder Hybrid will be offered in three trim levels, much like the standard model range...


Dacia Duster pick-up spotted in prototype guise
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Dacia Duster pick-up spotted in prototype guise

The rugged Dacia Duster SUV appears set to be turned into a useful new pick-up truck by the Romanian budget brand. Images of a prototype version of the Dacia Duster pick-up have been uploaded to the Dacia Oltcit Aro Facebook page, and the number plates on the vehicle suggest the car is an official test model rather than a regular Duster that has been converted...


Nissan admits quality problems with existing Navara, promises new model will improve
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Nissan admits quality problems with existing Navara, promises new model will improve

The current-generation Nissan Navara has something of a bad reputation in terms of its reliability and quality, but the Japanese brand promises the new-generation model will be better. Nissan global chief of product planning, Keno Kato, says the company has made quality at the forefront for the new D23 Navara. “Quality is a highest priority...


Nissan Navara-based SUV firms for possible 2015 debut
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Nissan Navara-based SUV firms for possible 2015 debut

The likelihood of an SUV spin-off of the new Nissan Navara ute appears to have stepped up a notch. Earlier this year at the New York auto show, Nissan chief Andy Palmer hinted at the possibility of a rugged off-road SUV, likely with seven seats, to take on the likes of the Isuzu MU-X, Holden Colorado 7, Mitsubishi Challenger and upcoming Ford Everest...


Nissan Pulsar Nismo hot-hatch likely to take on FWD Nurburgring record
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Nissan Pulsar Nismo hot-hatch likely to take on FWD Nurburgring record

The record-setting Renault Megane RS275 hot-hatch could soon be targeted from an enemy within, with a new Nissan Pulsar Nismo model expected to tackle the recent Nurburgring record. Just a few weeks ago a specially developed, road-legal Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R set a new front-wheel-drive record time of 7:54...


Nissan X-Trail 'Divide-N-Hide' cargo system
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Nissan X-Trail 'Divide-N-Hide' cargo system

James Ward demonstrates the flexibility and practicality of the adjustable ‘Divide-N-Hide’ cargo system in the all-new Nissan X-Trail.


2015 Nissan Navara Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Nissan Navara Review

Matt Campbell comes to grips with the all-new Nissan Navara in the forest in northern Thailand.


2015 Nissan Navara: Two new diesels but V6 dropped
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2015 Nissan Navara: Two new diesels but V6 dropped

The all-new 2015 Nissan Navara will be less powerful than the model it replaces, despite gaining two all-new high-tech turbo diesel engines. The new Navara – which will be launched in Australia early in 2015 – will be offered with a pair of newly developed 2.3-litre turbo diesel engines, both of which debut in the global pick-up truck...


2015 Nissan Navara: Electric model possible, hybrid less likely
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2015 Nissan Navara: Electric model possible, hybrid less likely

The all-new Nissan Navara brings with it a pair of downsized turbo diesel engines, though the brand is already looking at a possible electric version of the popular ute. Takashi Fukui, Nissan Navara chief vehicle engineer, said the company is "not yet" working on any hybrid version of the car...


2015 Nissan Navara: Japanese brand open to sharing new ute with Renault
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2015 Nissan Navara: Japanese brand open to sharing new ute with Renault

A Renault-badged spinoff of the all-new 2015 Nissan Navara could become a reality. Keno Kato, Nissan corporate vice president product planning, told CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Navara that building another version of the new ute under the Renault-Nissan Alliance is possible if the situation would prove to be a "win-win"...


Nissan iDX: No answer this year, but coupe remains 'under study'
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Nissan iDX: No answer this year, but coupe remains 'under study'

The Nissan iDX affordable coupe remains a "50/50" chance of making it to production, but we likely won't know the sports car's fate until 2015.Keno Kato, Nissan corporate vice president product planning, told CarAdvice at the launch of the new Navara ute in Thailand that previous reports of the possible demise of the project were premature...


2014 Nissan X-Trail Review : ST 2.0L
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 Nissan X-Trail Review : ST 2.0L

The only manual Nissan X-Trail variant you can buy, the entry-level ST 2.0L is far from limiting...

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