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Nissan offers detailed timeline for autonomous cars

The future is now, according to Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn, who overnight outlined the timeline for the implementation of the company's autonomous driving systems...

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Nissan Qashqai Review
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Nissan Qashqai Review

A new name heralds new promise for Nissan's latest Euro-focused small SUV contender...


Nissan Australia lacking “positive vibe”, says change-seeking CEO
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Nissan Australia lacking “positive vibe”, says change-seeking CEO

The culture at Nissan Australia must change, according to new managing director and CEO Richard Emery, who cites a “distressed selling environment” where cars are discounted due to inflated targets as contributing to a lack of confidence within the company...


Nissan IDx sports car production under a cloud - report
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Nissan IDx sports car production under a cloud - report

A top US executive has cast doubt over the production prospects of the Nissan IDx, despite the compact sports car getting the green light from another official just six months ago. Nissan displayed two retro-inspired rear-wheel-drive IDx concepts at November’s Tokyo motor show – the lifestyle-focused Freeflow (below) and the high-performance Nismo (above)...


Nissan Altima doesn't need to be popular to make V8 Supercars racing viable, argues local boss
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Nissan Altima doesn't need to be popular to make V8 Supercars racing viable, argues local boss

The Nissan Altima large sedan has averaged just 130 sales for the first six months of the year, yet Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery says neither the car itself nor the V8 Supercars program fronted by the nameplate is a failure...


Nissan Pulsar : local boss admits styling issues, Euro hatch now on the cards for Oz
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Nissan Pulsar : local boss admits styling issues, Euro hatch now on the cards for Oz

Despite initially stating the European-market, all-new Nissan Pulsar would not make it to Australia, local executives are heading to Japan next month to assess the viability of the fresh model. Richard Emery, who has been the managing director and CEO of Nissan Australia for the last four months following on from a six-year stint as Mercedes-Benz Australia general manager of sales, first admitted the current Pulsar’s styling is letting it down...


Nissan Australia boss wants Nismo and IDx sports car onslaught
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Nissan Australia boss wants Nismo and IDx sports car onslaught

The new boss of Nissan Australia wants Japanese performance brand Nismo to make an official appearance Down Under as its halo Nissan products would help “add some of the colour I think the brand lacks”. Hands are also up for the confirmed production version of the Toyota 86-rivalling Nissan IDx Concept due in 2016...


Nissan Leaf a loss-maker in Australia, but brand remains committed to electric hatch
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Nissan Leaf a loss-maker in Australia, but brand remains committed to electric hatch

Every Nissan Leaf sold in Australia is costing the Japanese brand money, yet the local division says it remains committed to selling the all-electric hatchback. Although it originally launched in 2011 at close to $46,990 plus on-road costs, Leaf pricing has fallen significantly to $39,990 driveaway in recent times, which Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery admits is “not economical for us long-term...


Nissan Qashqai and Ssangyong Stavic face ANCAP criticism
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Nissan Qashqai and Ssangyong Stavic face ANCAP criticism

ANCAP has lashed out at Nissan and South Korean brand Ssangyong following its latest round of safety testing, the results of which were published today.  A trio of new models were subjected to the safety body’s regimen, with two — the Nissan Qashqai crossover and new Mercedes-Benz C-Class — scoring the maximum five stars, and Ssangyong’s Stavic people-mover falling short with a four-star result...


Nissan Almera dropped from local line-up
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Nissan Almera dropped from local line-up

The Nissan Almera has been dropped from the Australian importer’s local line-up due to poor sales and the market’s lack of love for the small sedan genre. Touted in August 2012 as the beginning of the “renewal of the Nissan Australia small car line-up”, the introduction of the Almera from $16,990 (plus on-road costs) was designed to challenge the Hyundai Accent and Toyota Yaris small sedans, having a larger boot than both of them...


Infiniti QX30 : Nissan to build compact SUV in the UK, export to the world
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Infiniti QX30 : Nissan to build compact SUV in the UK, export to the world

Nissan will build the all-new Infiniti QX30 compact SUV in the UK for global markets from the second half of next year. Nissan Motor Company chief planning officer Andy Palmer told Automotive News production of the QX30 would begin shortly after the Nissan starts building its base car, the Q30 compact hatchback (pictured in concept form), in mid-2015...


Renault-Nissan Alliance details its new modular architecture
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Renault-Nissan Alliance details its new modular architecture

The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced new details regarding its Common Module Family architecture, which is set to reap billions of dollars in savings for the allied French and Japanese brands. The CMF architecture was initially unveiled by the Renault-Nissan Alliance in June 2013, and the company has stated that the means of building a broader range of vehicles from a smaller pool of parts will increase its synergies as more models are built on the new platforms...


Nissan 370Z Roadster Review
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Nissan 370Z Roadster Review

Still able to punch above its weight, the ageing Nissan 370Z Roadster remains a top-notch cruiser...


Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti confirm Mexican small car production from 2017
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Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti confirm Mexican small car production from 2017

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan Alliance have confirmed reports that they will embark on a joint-venture to build next-generation Mercedes and Infiniti premium small cars in Mexico from 2017...


Nissan Vision GT Concept 2020 outed, teases future GT-R
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Nissan Vision GT Concept 2020 outed, teases future GT-R

Look beyond the wild curves and proportions of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo and you will see elements of the design of the next-generation GT-R supercar.  Originally designed for the virtual realm as part of racing game Gran Turismo’s ‘Vision’ project, a full-sized concept of the Concept 2020 was rolled-out at the weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK...


Autonomous cars for sale by 2020, according to Renault-Nissan CEO
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Autonomous cars for sale by 2020, according to Renault-Nissan CEO

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan alliance, says that autonomous vehicles could be available for sale by 2020 if legislation doesn't get in the way. According to Reuters, Ghosn made the remarks at an event held by the Automobile Club de France. The Renault and Nissan CEO continued by saying: "The problem isn't technology, it's legislation, and the whole question of responsibility that goes with these cars moving around...


Amended airbag recall affects affects Nissan, Honda and Mazda in Australia
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Amended airbag recall affects affects Nissan, Honda and Mazda in Australia

Nissan, Honda and Mazda this week expanded their respective Australian recalls over potentially faulty airbags supplied by third-party Japanese company Takata.  The series of local recalls are part of a wider global recall announced in April-May 2013 and expanded this week, affecting millions of vehicles from seven car-makers — Nissan, Honda, Mazda, Toyota, BMW, Ford and Chrysler...


Nissan to build Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz small cars in Mexico:: report
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Nissan to build Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz small cars in Mexico: report

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan alliance are poised to put pen to paper on a 50-50 joint-venture deal that will see Mercedes-based small cars wearing both Benz and Infiniti badges roll off Nissan’s Aguascalientes production line in Mexico...


Ford takes top spot from Toyota as world's greenest brand - report
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Ford takes top spot from Toyota as world's greenest brand - report

The blue oval brand is the world's greenest, according to the Best Global Green Brands survey which has put Ford as the most eco-friendly brand in the world above longstanding leader Toyota. The survey - which is conducted with Deloitte Consulting and published by Interbrand - is designed to gauge the perceptions of customers and potential buyers around the world, and also looks at data based on numerous companies internal performance and environmental standards...


Hit or Miss: Special edition cars - Part 1
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Hit or Miss: Special edition cars - Part 1

Carla Zampatti Ford Laser While Carla Zampatti made her mark in the fashion industry as a talented designer, in the car industry her impact was unfortunately more like a stain.Zampatti partnered with Ford Australia to create special edition versions of the KB and KC Laser. The first release came in 1985, and was followed up with a second collection including Meteor’s in 1987...