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Imagine hitting the road in four iconic supercars in one day! Tegan Lawson visits Unique Car Rentals in Melbourne and gets behind the wheel in a Ferrari California, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Nissan GT-R and Lotus Exige S.

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Supercar Drive Day with Unique Car Rentals

Supercar Drive Day with Unique Car Rentals

It's not often, if ever, that you get the opportunity to drive some of the world's most desired supercars from the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus and Nissan. If and when you do get that opportunity, let me tell you - take it and make the most of it, because it's an experience you will never forget...


Nissan Juke Midnight special edition styling pack released
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Nissan Juke Midnight special edition styling pack released

Nissan Australia has released a special edition styling pack for its funky sub-compact crossover dubbed the Nissan Juke Midnight. Nissan says the Midnight package adds up to $3300 in extra equipment to either the Juke ST or ST-S, with black 17-inch alloy wheels and matching roof spoiler, headlight finishers and mirror caps included for no extra cost, along with premium paint, floor mats and Midnight badging...


Nissan sub-compact crossover concept comes into focus
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Nissan sub-compact crossover concept comes into focus

Nissan has released a second teaser image of its new sub-compact crossover concept seven days out from its debut at Brazil’s Sao Paulo motor show. The Japanese car maker followed up last week’s shadowy image with another equally veiled shot today, though digitally brightening it brings much of the car’s design into focus...


Nissan teases sub-compact crossover concept
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Nissan teases sub-compact crossover concept

Nissan has teased a new sub-compact crossover concept in the lead up to its world premiere at the Sao Paulo motor show in Brazil later this month. The shadowy teaser image reveals few details of Nissan’s latest show car, though hints at its adventurous nature by revealing its roof rails, muscular rear wheel arches, and high ride height...


ANCAP praises improved Honda Accord, criticises five-star Nissan X-Trail
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ANCAP praises improved Honda Accord, criticises five-star Nissan X-Trail

The latest round of ANCAP safety testing has delivered a full house of five-star results, with the Honda Accord and City, Nissan X-Trail, Peugeot 308 and Toyota Prius C all netting top scores. ANCAP chairman Lauchlan McIntosh said the highlight of the latest round of testing was the Honda Accord, which bettered its four-star rating from 2013...


Sporty small hatch comparison : Mazda 3 v Ford Focus v Holden Cruze v Hyundai i30 v Nissan Pulsar
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Sporty small hatch comparison : Mazda 3 v Ford Focus v Holden Cruze v Hyundai i30 v Nissan Pulsar

Almost anyone can throw on a pair of gym shorts and runners and look reasonably sporting in the checkout line at Coles, and the same is true with cars – the addition of alloy wheels, a spoiler and foglights can suddenly make your small hatchback look at least a bit athletic. As ever, though, it's the muscles beneath the clothes that counts...


2014 Nissan X-Trail diesel pricing and specifications
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2014 Nissan X-Trail diesel pricing and specifications

The new diesel versions of the Nissan X-Trail medium SUV have gone on sale, with pricing starting from $35,380 - undercutting key rivals such as the Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester. The pricing puts the diesel X-Trail at the pointy end of the field, though it applies to a front-drive version rather than an all-wheel drive powertrain as is seen in the CX-5, CR-V, Forester, Outlander, Kuga, RAV4, Sportage, ix35 - in fact, just about every model out there except the Renault Koleos...


Nissan Patrol Titanium limited edition launches from $57,990 driveaway
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Nissan Patrol Titanium limited edition launches from $57,990 driveaway

The limited edition Nissan Patrol Titanium is now available in Australia, boosting the bush-bashing credentials of the iconic off-roader. The Patrol Titanium claims to add more than $12,500 in equipment and extra features over the Y61 (previous-generation) Patrol ST diesel on which it’s based...


Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition emerges in classic brand Bathurst livery
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Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition emerges in classic brand Bathurst livery

Only a few days before the annual Bathurst 1000 race in the V8 Supercars calendar, the Nissan Pulsar SSS Heritage Edition has emerged to commemorate 30 years since the Japanese brand took pole position at the iconic western New South Wales race track...


Nissan Altima, Pulsar sedans to receive Murano-inspired facelift
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Nissan Altima, Pulsar sedans to receive Murano-inspired facelift

Nissan's design chief has gone on the record stating that the facelifted and next-generation versions of both the Altima and Pulsar sedans will have a sportier aesthetic. At the Paris motor show, The Car Connection spoke to Nissan design chief Shiro Nakamura about what he has in store for the Pulsar sedan (known as the Sentra in the US), Altima and the next-generation US market Maxima — a front-wheel drive "sports sedan" that sits above the Altima...


Renault confirms two new SUVs, but Australian arm rules out Qashqai-based variant
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Renault confirms two new SUVs, but Australian arm rules out Qashqai-based variant

Renault will introduce a pair of new crossover SUV models starting with a new small model based on the Nissan Qashqai in 2015. Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker confirmed the plans for a new small SUV along with a larger model in an interview with CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show. “We have a lot of road to catch up to have a full line-up of crossovers,” he said...


Renault ute confirmed, but its styling will be a challenge, says design chief
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Renault ute confirmed, but its styling will be a challenge, says design chief

A new Renault ute has been confirmed for production, but the task of designing the French brand’s first-ever one-tonner is apparently presenting some challenges in terms of its design. Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker told CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show that the new Navara-based ute - which CarAdvice first reported on back in July - is likely to present some styling struggles...


Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept debuts in Paris
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Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept debuts in Paris

The covers have been pulled off the European Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept car at the Paris motor show. Nissan has yet to comment on which motor lurks underneath the Pulsar Nismo's bonnet. We do know, though, that the show car features a six-speed manual transmission and has a redline that's been set just shy of 6500rpm, although there's no boost or temperature gauge either in the instrument cluster or atop the dash...


Euro NCAP: Citroen C4 Cactus scores four stars; Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Nissan X-Trail achieve five
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Euro NCAP: Citroen C4 Cactus scores four stars; Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Nissan X-Trail achieve five

The latest round of Euro NCAP crash testing has seen the quirky Citroen C4 Cactus manage just four stars, while the all-new Mercedes-Benz V-Class van and Nissan X-Trail medium SUV achieved the maximum five-star ratings...


Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Ti Review
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Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Ti Review

The Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid in flagship Ti guise is an interesting diesel alternative that retains the V6's cavernous cabin...

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Nissan Leaf Sparky ute engineered with bits of Navara, Titan
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Nissan Leaf Sparky ute engineered with bits of Navara, Titan

Engineers have cobbled together an electric Nissan Leaf ute for use around the company's technical centre in Stanfield, Arizona. Dubbed Sparky, the Leaf ute was dreamt up by Nissan engineer Roland Schellenberg, who wanted a fun, yet practical, team building activity...


Nissan Micra : Next-generation city car confirmed for 2016
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Nissan Micra : Next-generation city car confirmed for 2016

The next-generation Nissan Micra will launch in late 2016, the Renault Nissan Alliance has announced. The alliance confirmed timing for the release of the fifth-generation Micra today, revealing that Renault’s Flins plant near Paris will begin production of the new model in about two years’ time at an estimated annual rate of 132,000 vehicles...


Nissan may scale back or cancel EV battery production - report
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Nissan may scale back or cancel EV battery production - report

Thanks to poor sales and high costs, Nissan is considering scaling back or, in an extreme case, eliminating its electric vehicle battery production capability. When Nissan launched the Leaf electric hatchback back in 2010, the company wasn't just taking a punt on the usual development, marketing and manufacturing costs associated with a new car, it was making a big bet on battery technology — it's own battery tech, engineered and built in-house...


Nissan declined purchasing Aston Martin stake in 2012, 2013 - report
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Nissan declined purchasing Aston Martin stake in 2012, 2013 - report

Sources from within Nissan have said that the former chief planning officer, Andy Palmer, advocated purchasing a stake in Aston Martin. Three anonymous Nissan insiders have told Reuters that in 2012 and 2013 Palmer proposed this idea to Carlos Ghosn, CEO of both Renault and Nissan CEO. One source told the newswire, "We looked carefully at the proposal but we passed on it"...