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Nissan's Melbourne casting plant flat-out, making EV and hybrid parts for export

With Australia’s big three vehicle manufacturers - Ford, Holden and Toyota - now all running as full importers after years of plant wind-downs, it’s a good time to look at aspects of the car-making business still in operation here...

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2018 Honda CR-V v Nissan X-Trail comparison
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2018 Honda CR-V v Nissan X-Trail comparison

See the full article here. You’re looking at two of the most recognised, popular and practical medium SUVs money can buy — the new-generation Honda CR-V, and recently upgraded Nissan X-Trail. In a market infatuated with design-led offerings such as the Mazda CX-5, this pair stand out with their unashamed focus on family-friendly characteristics...


2013-16 Nissan Qashqai recalled for brake fix
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2013-16 Nissan Qashqai recalled for brake fix

Nissan Australia has issued a recall for 24,800 of its current-generation 2013-2016 'J11' Qashqai SUVs over concerns the wheel arch protector could contact and wear through the brake hose. The company reports that insufficient rigidity may cause the lower edge of the rear right wheel arch protector to become deformed "under certain limited conditions"...


2018 Honda CR-V v Nissan X-Trail comparison
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2018 Honda CR-V v Nissan X-Trail comparison

You’re looking at two of the most recognised, popular and practical medium SUVs money can buy — the new-generation Honda CR-V, and recently upgraded Nissan X-Trail. In a market infatuated with design-led offerings such as the Mazda CX-5, this pair stand out with their unashamed focus on family-friendly characteristics...


2018 Nissan GT-R Pure announced for the US, not for Oz - UPDATE
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2018 Nissan GT-R Pure announced for the US, not for Oz - UPDATE

Update: Nissan Australia has confirmed that there are no plans to introduce the GT-R Pure locally. Nissan's US arm has announced pricing and details of its 2018 GT-R range, including a new entry-level variant dubbed the GT-R Pure...


2018 Nissan Patrol arrives in Australia with new rear-view mirror tech
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2018 Nissan Patrol arrives in Australia with new rear-view mirror tech

The updated 2018 Nissan Patrol has landed Down Under this week, with the company also confirming a new digital rear-view mirror technology for its updated off-roader. Dubbed 'Intelligent Rear View Mirror' (I-RVM), the system allows the driver to "see around" second and third row interior obstacles, improving driver visibility...


2018 Nissan Navara SUV spied and leaked in China
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2018 Nissan Navara SUV spied and leaked in China

Images of a Nissan Navara-based SUV have been posted on Chinese automotive websites ahead of its rumoured debut next year. The studio shot of the car's front was found by a reader of BurlappCar, while the image of the car's rear was taken at a Zhengzhou Nissan factory and posted on Auto.syd.com.cn...


2018 Nissan Leaf review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Nissan Leaf review

The 2018 Nissan Leaf must remind people that its maker was the world's real mainstream EV pioneer, even if Silicon Valley gets the plaudits. It's not the game-changer its predecessor was, but credit where it's due.


2018 Nissan Leaf review
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2018 Nissan Leaf review

The second-generation Nissan Leaf electric car has a longer range and more tech. But questions remain over how much it will cost in Australia, and whether buyers in our market are finally ready to get behind the EV revolution.


What sound will a Nissan EV make?
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What sound will a Nissan EV make?

Electric cars may well be capable of driving in relative silence — save tyre noise — but that doesn’t mean regulators are going to let them. As a result, car-makers moving into the EV space must give them artificial ‘notes’ to warn pedestrians — potentially busy on their smartphones...


Nissan plans self-driving road cars from 2022
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Nissan plans self-driving road cars from 2022

Nissan plans to offer "fully autonomous" cars in 2022, and will take responsibility for any incidents that occur on the road with them from this time onwards, as Volvo and a few other brands have committed to do. The company discussed its plans for vehicle autonomy with media at its headquarter city of Yokohama this week, sharing findings from testing conducted in Tokyo, London and Silicon Valley dating back as early as 2013...


Nissan expects EV and combustion cost parity in 2025
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Nissan expects EV and combustion cost parity in 2025

Nissan has flagged 2025 as the year where electric vehicles and conventional combustion-engined vehicles will hit price parity, rapidly escalating their popularity in key markets, particularly those with the requisite charging infrastructure...


Nissan Titan full-size pickup might go global
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Nissan Titan full-size pickup might go global

Nissan’s global boss of commercial vehicles, Ashwani Gupta, says the company is looking at producing the Titan full-size pickup truck for markets outside of North America, including right-hand drive (RHD) countries such as Australia. Sales of Nissan’s Ford F-Series rival are up more than 200 per cent this year, with more than 40,000 units sold...


Nissan to join Formula E from 2018
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Nissan to join Formula E from 2018

Nissan will become the first Japanese manufacturer to join Formula E when it lines up on the grid in the 2018-19 season. The company says its participation in the electric championship will be a great platform to share its Nissan Intelligent Mobility message, which focuses on how vehicles drive, are powered and integrated into society...


Nissan IMx concept: First look at Japanese Tesla Model X rival
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Nissan IMx concept: First look at Japanese Tesla Model X rival

This is the Nissan IMx concept, a fully autonomous electric crossover SUV that looks like an origami creation and has eye-based gesture control. It’s the star of the company’s stand at this year’s bustling Tokyo motor show...


2017 Nissan Navara ST-X N-Sport Black Edition review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Nissan Navara ST-X N-Sport Black Edition review

The latest in a long line of special edition dual-cab 4x4 utes is this, the 2017 Nissan Navara ST-X N-Sport Black Edition. It's pretty good, too.

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2018 Nissan X-Trail TL diesel pricing and specs
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2018 Nissan X-Trail TL diesel pricing and specs

The facelifted Nissan X-Trail range has been completed this week with the arrival of the flagship TL diesel variant, kicking off from $47,790 plus on-road costs. Now the second diesel variant in the refreshed line-up, the TL complements the entry-level TS diesel ($35,990), with both fitted as standard with a continuously-variable transmission (CVT) and an on-demand all-wheel drive system...


Nissan Intelligent Mobility concept teased ahead of Tokyo debut
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Nissan Intelligent Mobility concept teased ahead of Tokyo debut

Nissan has teased a new concept ahead of the Tokyo motor show on October 25 that "embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility". There are no other details about the car other than the reveal date, though a short video hints at autonomous driving systems, connected vehicle technology and electrification - all key pillars of Nissan's Intelligent Mobility philosophy...


Nissan GT-R/C is a full-size remote control car with a difference
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Nissan GT-R/C is a full-size remote control car with a difference

To celebrate the launch of Gran Turismo Sport, Nissan has created a GT-R with... a difference. Rather than relying on a driver or conventional remote, the GT-R/C is controlled with a DualShock 4 unit from the PlayStation 4. The company sat Nismo driver, Jann Mardenborough, in an R44 Raven II helicopter and let him loose at Silverstone to show off its new toy...


Surfing safari in the 2017 Nissan Patrol Ti

Surfing safari in the 2017 Nissan Patrol Ti

When I conjure up images of Nissan Patrols, I imagine them alongside Toyota LandCruisers of old, expanding the boundaries of our great island nation every which way. As I was growing up, they were almost mentioned in the same sentence and were the only options for serious off-roaders. The Patrol's appearance was boxy, functional and unashamedly agricultural...

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$69,990