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

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...

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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...


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

The Nissan Micra ST auto is a pleasant little runabout, but it's also possible to get better value for money elsewhere...

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Nissan Juke Nismo RS sets new world record for a mile on two wheels
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Nissan Juke Nismo RS sets new world record for a mile on two wheels

A Nissan Juke Nismo RS has set a new world record time for a mile on two wheels by a four-wheeled vehicle at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. Driven by stuntman Terry Grant, the Juke Nismo RS was able to complete a mile (1.6 kilometres) up the Goodwood hill in two minutes and 10 seconds during his first attempt...


Nissan Juke R 2.0 unveiled with GT-R Nismo engine
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Nissan Juke R 2.0 unveiled with GT-R Nismo engine

The Nissan Juke R 2.0 has been unveiled just ahead of this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Under the bonnet, the Juke R 2.0 features the same 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine as the GT-R Nismo, the most powerful model in the supercar's range. This means that the updated Juke-R has 441kW of power and 652Nm of torque at its disposal...


Renault-Nissan notches 250,000 EV sales
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Renault-Nissan notches 250,000 EV sales

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has now sold in excess of 250,000 electric vehicles in four-and-a-half years, since inception. The alliance between the French and Japanese titans reached the milestone a few weeks ago. Between the two brands, it accounts for half of the EVs sold worldwide. Sales are growing, too...


2015 Pulsar SSS sedan Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2015 Pulsar SSS sedan Review

The delayed 2015 Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan has arrived to complement the warmed-up hatch. Does it live up to the badge?

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2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS Review

Still yet to be confirmed for Australia, a trip to France for the Le Mans 24 Hours is the perfect excuse to drive the 2015 Nissan Juke Nismo RS...


Nissan and the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours

Nissan and the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours

Armed with three brand-new GT-R LM Nismo race cars, nine drivers (three Le Mans rookies) and a total of more than 1200kW of power, Nissan this June made its 16-year return to the top-step prototype class of the world's most famous motor race, the Le Mans 24 Hours. For motorsport fans, few names hold as much weight and significance as Le Mans...


Nissan marketing boss says time is now for industry to make cars relevant again
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Nissan marketing boss says time is now for industry to make cars relevant again

The time is now for the car industry to make its products relevant to consumers again, the global head of marketing at Nissan says. Admitting that the Japanese brand is perceived globally as “a little bit grey”, Nissan global head of marketing and brand strategy Roel de Vries has told CarAdvice that the automotive industry as a whole has a chance to become relevant again, particularly to young people...


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

Packing a new engine, new gearbox and a bigger boot into a freshly revised look, the 2015 entry-level Nissan Juke is no shrinking violet...

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Nissan 370Z replacement must be 'revolutionary' to survive, says design head
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Nissan 370Z replacement must be 'revolutionary' to survive, says design head

The head of design at Nissan global has revealed that the replacement for the now-six-year old 370Z needs to be "more revolution than evolution" in order to have a future. Potentially likely to mirror the three-year gap seen between the 300ZX and its 350Z successor, Nissan chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura says the replacement for the 370Z — long speculated to drop the reference to engine displacement and simply be called ‘Z’ — must bring with it significant changes, or it will not survive...


Nissan GT-R still "has more potential" in current generation
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Nissan GT-R still "has more potential" in current generation

The man in charge of global design at Nissan has revealed that, while the next GT-R is still "more than two years away", the current car has potential to get even better. Speaking to Australian media at this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race, Nissan chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura said the current supercar’s straight-line performance will be hard to better, but that other improvements are achievable...


Nissan Australia CEO says new, emotional models wanted but not imperative
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Nissan Australia CEO says new, emotional models wanted but not imperative

The head of Nissan Australia has acknowledged the brand's current lack of affordable emotional product, while claiming such models are not "imperative" at this time. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice ahead of this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hour, Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery said new entry-level sports car models would help the brand better its emotional position with buyers but aren’t critical to success...


Nissan Juke R Nismo teased ahead of Goodwood debut
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Nissan Juke R Nismo teased ahead of Goodwood debut

The Nissan Juke R Nismo has been teased ahead of its debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, which runs from June 25 to 28. Despite releasing the teaser image (above), Nissan is holding back on information about the car's drivetrain and performance. All it will say it is that the "Juke R is back ..


Nismo required to shift Nissan from 'rational to emotional' brand, says Australian CEO
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Nismo required to shift Nissan from 'rational to emotional' brand, says Australian CEO

An official announcement on the launch of Nismo Australia is due by the end of this year, but a key driver in its arrival says the move is vital to shifting the brand from being a rational one to an "emotional" one. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice at this week’s build up to the 83rd Le Mans 24 Hour, Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery said the Nismo brand is largely about trying to get Nissan “back into the emotional space”...


2015 Nissan Navara Review
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2015 Nissan Navara Review

Launched headlong into an even more competitive dual cab utility sector, the 2015 Nissan Navara promises a lot, especially with its multi-link, coil-sprung rear end, a first for any of the major players in the dual cab 4x4 segment. Nissan took CarAdvice into the South Australian outback to put the new Navara through a dusty torture test...


Nissan Micra ST v Suzuki Celerio : Comparison Review
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Nissan Micra ST v Suzuki Celerio : Comparison Review

Nissan's re-jigged Micra goes up against the Suzuki Celerio carryover champ in this battle for bargain-basement supremacy...


2015 Nissan Navara: New model range won't be sold alongside the old model
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2015 Nissan Navara: New model range won't be sold alongside the old model

In recent years there have been two separate Nissan Navara model lines alongside each other in Australia. According to the Japanese company, two different versions of its tough work truck gave buyers more options when it came to choosing the exact variant that suited them...