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Nissan Playstation GT Academy winner Matt Simmons talks about his game plan

It’s a big step up from driving a beaten-up Toyota courier van for Australia Post to potentially getting a start in some of the best-known racing series on earth, but that was all part of the plan for Nissan Playstation GT Academy winner, Matt Simmons...

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Nissan 370Z replacement could be a crossover - report
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Nissan 370Z replacement could be a crossover - report

The next-generation Nissan Z-car could well be a performance-oriented crossover vehicle, if reports out of England are to be believed. An inside source has told Autocar that the new Nissan Z-car will be a small, sporty crossover vehicle around the size of current Juke...


Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, Citroen collaborate on EV warning system for pedestrians
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Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, Citroen collaborate on EV warning system for pedestrians

Four automakers, the European Commission and other collaborators have spent the last three years working together on a system that can warn other road users about an approaching electric vehicle. The system, known eVADER, uses a windscreen-mounted camera to detect pedestrians, cyclists and other road users...


Weekend deals on wheels: Big discounts on new cars
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Weekend deals on wheels: Big discounts on new cars

It’s time for the latest installment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


2015 Nissan Navara RX v Mitsubishi Triton GLS : Comparison Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Nissan Navara RX v Mitsubishi Triton GLS : Comparison Review

The all-new Nissan Navara is the first mainstream dual cab offering to be fitted with a coil spring rear end. It promises to be better on road than the competition, but how will it fare with a load in the tray?


Nissan PlayStation GT Academy won by Australian for first time
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Nissan PlayStation GT Academy won by Australian for first time

Twenty-six-year-old Queensland native Matthew Simmons has taken out the 2015 Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition, becoming the first-ever Australian to win the gamer-sourced racing challenge. Now in its seventh year, the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy is a development competition created by Nissan, PlayStation and the people behind the iconic driving simulator Gran Turismo, aimed at turning bedroom gamers into professional racing drivers...


Nissan X-Trail, Pathfinder, Patrol N-Trek limited editions released
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Nissan X-Trail, Pathfinder, Patrol N-Trek limited editions released

Nissan Australia has released limited edition N-Trek versions of its X-Trail, Pathfinder and Y61 Patrol 4x4 SUVs equipped with a number of extra features and accessories at driveaway prices. First up is the Nissan X-Trail N-Trek. Based on the X-Trail ST 4x4 petrol auto, Nissan claims the N-Trek is fitted with more than $2400 in accessories including an alloy nudge bar, side steps, roof bars, bonnet protector, rear carpet mats and N-Trek badging...


Nissan Navara ST-X v Volkswagen Amarok Highline TDI420: Dual-Cab Comparison Review
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Nissan Navara ST-X v Volkswagen Amarok Highline TDI420: Dual-Cab Comparison Review

It's no secret that dual-cab utes have long gone beyond being mere tools-of-trade. A significant proportion of private buyers in the segment are opting for highly-specified versions with equipment lists to rival a premium passenger car. The onus on comfort is telling...


Next-generation Nissan Leaf may feature additional body styles - report
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Next-generation Nissan Leaf may feature additional body styles - report

A top-level executive has said that the next-generation Nissan Leaf may not be restricted to a five-door hatchback body style. Trevor Mann, Nissan's Chief Performance Officer, told Autocar: "There could be more than one Leaf. We’ve always said it needn’t be one car." As to what body styles an expanded Leaf range may include, Mann didn't want to speculate openly...


Nissan Navara NP300 five-star ANCAP rated
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Nissan Navara NP300 five-star ANCAP rated

The recently launched Nissan Navara NP300 has been awarded the maximum ANCAP five-star safety rating against its latest — and toughest — 2015 testing regime. Despite some differences in specification, all versions of the Nissan Navara (the on-sale dual-cab, as well as the king-cab and single-cab variants due to launch within the next few months) get the maximum score...


2017 Nissan Micra to bring major quality boost - report
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2017 Nissan Micra to bring major quality boost - report

The all-new 2017 Nissan Micra will be bigger than its lilliputian predecessors, that much is already known. But, according to new reports out of Europe, the new hatch will also bring a markedly higher grade of quality than ever before. Previewed by the sharp Sway concept unveiled at March’s Geneva Motor Show, the new Micra will do away with the cute and bubble-like lines that have been the trademark of previous generations...


Nissan Australia's Takata airbag recall reaches nearly 191,000 vehicles
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Nissan Australia's Takata airbag recall reaches nearly 191,000 vehicles

Nissan Australia has confirmed that its recall of models fitted with supplier Takata’s faulty airbag inflators has potentially affected 190,874 vehicles across multiple lines. This latest announcement makes up 25,707 vehicles in that tally, affecting front passenger airbags of models across the D22 Navara, Y61 Patrol, T30 X-Trail and J31 Maxima ranges...


2015 Nissan Navara NP300 Review: ST-X 4x2 Dual-Cab
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Nissan Navara NP300 Review: ST-X 4x2 Dual-Cab

More buyers are after refined and upmarket lifestyle utes, and the all-new NP300 Nissan Navara ST-X 4x2 tested here delivers here in spades.

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Top 10 hottest cars of 2015 to date
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Top 10 hottest cars of 2015 to date

What new vehicles have grown in registrations the most in 2015 so far? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV and commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, cars in hot demand might just be harder to haggle on than those that are struggling against rivals. Then again, they might be flying in the sales race precisely because they’re so affordable...


Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015
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Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015

What new vehicles have seen the biggest sales drops in 2015 to date? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV or commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, if a brand is struggling to sell one of its volume cars, there's every chance you could get yourself a good deal. Most of the cars on this list are pretty good vehicles...


2016 Infiniti QX80: pricing and specifications
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2016 Infiniti QX80: pricing and specifications

Australian pricing for the 2016 Infiniti QX80 SUV has been released today, ahead of a showroom debut set to occur later this month. Infiniti’s big and burly luxo-barge first appeared overseas in 2010, debuting at the New York motor show as a rival to upper-large premium SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz GL, Range Rover, Cadillac Escalade and, of course, its Japanese counterpart, the Lexus LX...


Nissan Australia to outsource parts warehousing, 58 workers made redundant
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Nissan Australia to outsource parts warehousing, 58 workers made redundant

Nissan Australia will outsource its current in-house parts warehousing and logistics operations to a third party from August, leaving 58 staff across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth redundant. From next month, CEVA logistics will manage Nissan Australia’s parts, warehousing and “associated logistics functions” in the states of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia...


Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid exits US market, Australian model continues - UPDATE
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Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid exits US market, Australian model continues - UPDATE

Nissan’s petrol-electric Pathfinder Hybrid is no longer available in the United States and, according to new reports this week, it won’t be returning. The big American-built supercharged hybrid model joined the Australian Pathfinder line-up late last year, entering the range as a stand-in for the usual diesel option...


Nissan Patrol price slashed, now starts at $69,990
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Nissan Patrol price slashed, now starts at $69,990

The price of entry into the 2015 Nissan Patrol V8 range has today been slashed by a massive $23,400 as the company pulls out all the stops to shake up slow sales of its flagship SUV. Nissan has been talking about the need to reduce Patrol pricing for some time now, potentially in order to better align the behemoth with actual transaction prices (broadly, what people who buy them have actually been paying)...


Nissan recalls Juke, Micra, Pulsar over push-button start problem
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Nissan recalls Juke, Micra, Pulsar over push-button start problem

  Nissan Australia has announced a recall for a number of its small cars over a potential problem with the push-button start system. The recall affects the current-generation Nissan Pulsar sedan (B17) and hatch (C12), as well as the Nissan Juke baby SUV and Nissan Micra city car...