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2016 Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara

Today’s global unveiling of the 2016 Toyota HiLux already has us excited about throwing the all-new iteration of the country’s favourite ute into a comparison with its key rivals...

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Takata airbag recall in Australia : Everything you need to know - UPDATE
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Takata airbag recall in Australia : Everything you need to know - UPDATE

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 53 million vehicles and more than a dozen car makers around the world. Among those are more than half a million vehicles in Australia, including more than 410,000 recalled by Honda, Nissan and Toyota over the past week...


Nissan Australia recalls 102,000 vehicles over Takata airbag defect
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Nissan Australia recalls 102,000 vehicles over Takata airbag defect

Nissan Australia will recall approximately 102,000 vehicles following an expansion of the massive global recall of Takata passenger airbag inflators. The latest recall affects Nissan models from the 2004 to 2007 model years equipped with ‘SPI’ inflators. About 10,300 Nissan models sold in New Zealand are also affected by the recall, which affects more than 1...


Toyota Australia recalls 181,000 vehicles
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Toyota Australia recalls 181,000 vehicles

The growing Takata airbag recall saga continues, with Toyota Australia today announcing a recall of about 181,000 vehicles — a campaign that is also set to involve fellow Japanese brand Nissan’s local subsidiary. And due to the massive scale of the recall, Toyota’s Australian arm will not be able to get the supplied parts to fix faulty airbags for some time, potentially not until early 2016 based on current estimates...


New Nissan GT-R to be powered by 3.0-litre engine from radical Le Mans race car
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New Nissan GT-R to be powered by 3.0-litre engine from radical Le Mans race car

The next Nissan GT-R will reportedly be powered by a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, which is currently doing service in the company's predominantly front-wheel drive GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans race car. Ben Bowlby, team principal and technical director for Nissan's LMP1 campaign, told Top Gear that the 3...


2015 Nissan Juke Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Nissan Juke Review

The updated Nissan Juke remains a polarising option, but the landscape would be duller without it...

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Nissan Australia boss frustrated with uninformed politicians
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Nissan Australia boss frustrated with uninformed politicians

Allowing the private importation of new or near-new cars will hardly decimate established factory-backed car distributors — but that doesn’t mean last week’s proposal to do just that is a good idea. This is the stance of Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery, who this week joined a long line of industry figures slamming the announcement made last week by assistant industry minister Jamie Briggs...


Nissan Patrol price cuts due within months
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Nissan Patrol price cuts due within months

The Nissan Patrol will get a much-needed, sizeable, price cut around the middle of the year at the same time as its luxury arm Infiniti launches its sister model, the QX80. Infiniti’s Patrol-based range flagship will compete in the upper echelons of the large SUV market against the Toyota LandCruiser-based Lexus LX570, which retails for $134,700 plus on-road costs...


Nissan Australia boss “flattered” that Mercedes-Benz will use Navara platform
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Nissan Australia boss “flattered” that Mercedes-Benz will use Navara platform

Nissan Australia managing director, and former Mercedes-Benz executive, Richard Emery says it is “flattering” that the forthcoming Mercedes ute will be based on the new NP300 Navara. Late last month, Mercedes-Benz made the rather stunning announcement that it would develop and launch a pick-up rival to the Toyota HiLux by around 2018...


2015 Nissan Micra Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2015 Nissan Micra Review

The Nissan Micra update has arrived at last. It remains an honest and likeable runabout at the sharp end of a dwindling segment...


Nissan calls passenger cars its “achilles heel”, no Euro Pulsar for now
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Nissan calls passenger cars its “achilles heel”, no Euro Pulsar for now

Nissan Australia says it might have become excessively focused on SUVs and light commercials, to the detriment of its passenger car range. In recent times, Nissan has been propped up by its strong SUV range — the Juke, Qashqai, X-Trail and Pathfinder in particular — and the Navara ute. Its passenger range, comprising the Micra, Pulsar, Altima and 370Z, has by contrast struggled mightily...


Nismo Australia decision fast-tracked
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Nismo Australia decision fast-tracked

The process of bringing a number of Nismo models to local shores is being fast-tracked by Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery. While still some time away from local launch, Emery this week confirmed it was creeping every closer to securing the complete range of Nismo-tuned sports variants of its existing range here...


Nissan Titan: RAM rival not on Australian radar
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Nissan Titan: RAM rival not on Australian radar

Nissan has no plans to follow in the wheel-tracks of Fiat Chrysler and import heavy duty US-market pickups to Australia — because it thinks it may have too many cars in its range as it is. The Nissan Titan, a behemoth that tackles the Ford F-Series in the US, is definitely not on the radar here — at least, not Nissan’s radar...


Nissan Australia became an "also-ran", says boss
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Nissan Australia became an "also-ran", says boss

Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery has made some frank assessments of the company’s status here, as he rounds out his first 12 months in the job. Gone are the outlandish sales projections espoused by recent predecessors, and the days of rampant discounting to clear excess stock are being phased out. It was good for car buyers, but terrible for the brand's health...


Nissan expands its Australian components plant, future assured
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Nissan expands its Australian components plant, future assured

Australian automotive component manufacturing is facing a tough future, but someone forgot to send Nissan the memo. Nissan Australia announced today that its elite casting and accessories plant in Melbourne’s outer east has job vacancies — a result of significant growth in demand for its locally made, high-end products from factories and suppliers across the world...


2015 Nissan Navara pricing and specifications
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2015 Nissan Navara pricing and specifications

The 2015 Nissan Navara range will feature 27 unique variants when the new-generation ute hits Australian showrooms from next month. Nissan Australia today announced full specifications for the ‘NP300’ Navara line-up that replaces the D22 and D40 models, as well as pricing for the dual-cab variants, which will be the first to arrive...


Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan priced from $26,990, headlines Series II upgrades and range changes
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Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan priced from $26,990, headlines Series II upgrades and range changes

The first Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan is on its way to showrooms as the headline story in a Series II range update due at the end of April. It's the second bit of activity within Nissan's passenger range this week, with details on the updated Micra light car revealed yesterday...


2015 Nissan Micra pricing and specifications
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2015 Nissan Micra pricing and specifications

New prices and revised equipment headline the changes for the 2015 Nissan Micra, which also sees a sharp new look. The revised 2015 Nissan Micra adds the brand's 'V-Motion' front grille, as well as a new front bumper, headlights, bonnet, front guards and revised wheel options. Inside, the Micra gains a new centre cluster, revamped instrumentation for the driver, and new seat upholstery...


Top ten growth vehicles of 2015 so far
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Top ten growth vehicles of 2015 so far

Australia’s total new vehicle market is in a good place. Its growth of 4.2 per cent over the first quarter of this year is a welcome return to positive territory after a flat 2014. Here is a quick wrap of the five biggest drivers of this growth, with five additional 'honourable mentions'...


Nissan Murano:: New-generation model ruled out for Australia
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Nissan Murano: New-generation model ruled out for Australia

The all-new Nissan Murano that debuted at last year’s New York auto show will not be sold in Australia. CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that the third-generation Nissan Murano is not planned to be offered locally as the new model will only be built in left-hand drive out of Nissan's Canton plant in Mississippi, US...