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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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2017 Nissan Pathfinder pricing and specs
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder pricing and specs

The facelifted 2017 Nissan Pathfinder will arrive in Australian showrooms this March, with more power, more technology and a new look. Starting from $41,990 before on-road costs, the new Pathfinder picks up a revised version of its 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, which now pumps out 202kW of power and 340Nm of torque - up 12kW and 15Nm respectively - and maintains its 2700kg tow rating...


Nissan GT-R Nismo paves the way for more high-performance variants
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Nissan GT-R Nismo paves the way for more high-performance variants

Motoring enthusiasts around Australia celebrated last week with the local launch of the first full-strength Nismo car, the Nissan GT-R Nismo. It’s not just Nissan’s new halo model either, it also marks the launch of the Nismo sub-brand here, something Nissan Australia has been pushing for for several years...


Nissan Pulsar sedan dropped from local line up, for now
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Nissan Pulsar sedan dropped from local line up, for now

The Nissan Pulsar sedan has been quietly dropped from the company's local line-up, at least for the time being. Citing a production transition, Nissan's local arm says the Pulsar sedan will see a break in production for our market - though it will continue to sell current stock during this period...


Nissan GT-R Nismo: a special car available from specially selected dealers only
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Nissan GT-R Nismo: a special car available from specially selected dealers only

This week’s arrival of the 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo not only welcomed a new halo model to the range, it also marked the long awaiting launch of the Nismo brand in Australia. But even if you have the $299,000 plus on-roads, you won’t be able to walk into any Nissan dealer and buy one...


Nissan Qashqai has emissions testing defeat device says South Korean court
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Nissan Qashqai has emissions testing defeat device says South Korean court

A South Korean court has upheld a government investigation finding that the Nissan Qashqai used a defeat device to pass its oxides of nitrogen (NOx) tests. Earlier this week, the Seoul Administrative Court ruled against Nissan in a case brought by the car maker against the South Korean government...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo review

It's the most expensive road-going GT-R ever built. It's also the most technically advanced, but is it worth the extra $110,000 over the standard version?

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Ferrari wins bruising Bathurst battle
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Ferrari wins bruising Bathurst battle

This was no motor race. This was a heavyweight title fight, slugged out between two prize fighters, each with a distinctive style of landing blows over a 12-hour match-up where only one would emerge victorious. Battle scarred, yes, but with the soothing tastes of the victory champagne to ease away the aches and pains of a 12-hour scrap...


2017 Nissan X-Trail facelift in Australia from May
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2017 Nissan X-Trail facelift in Australia from May

The updated 2017 Nissan X-Trail, unveiled in September last year as the US market's Rogue, will make its Australian debut in May. The Japanese car maker's local arm has yet to formally announce its launch plans, although a form on its customer website confirms we'll see the new-look X-Trail here soon...


Nissan planning electric Juke concept for Tokyo - report
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Nissan planning electric Juke concept for Tokyo - report

The Nissan Juke is set to get electrified at this year's Tokyo motor show in September, with the company planning to reveal a concept inspired by the eye-catching 2015 Gripz show car - according to a new report out of the US. Car and Driver claims the Japanese company will debut the Juke e-Power concept in Tokyo later this year, powered by the range-extender hybrid drivetrain already seen in the Note e-Power that was launched in Japan in 2016...


Nissan Z car, Toyota Supra concepts reported for Tokyo show unveiling
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Nissan Z car, Toyota Supra concepts reported for Tokyo show unveiling

October's Tokyo motor show could be the most exciting in years, with reports this week suggesting we could see previews of the next Nissan Z car and Toyota's reborn Supra. The new-generation Supra has been a popular topic in the rumour mill since before the JZA80 left us in the early 2000s and, as the 370Z's hair turns silver, talk of a new Z has also been building...


2017 Nissan X-Trail ST-L 2WD: Sydney to Catherine Hill Bay
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2017 Nissan X-Trail ST-L 2WD: Sydney to Catherine Hill Bay

Everyone enjoys getting out of the urban jungles and hitting the road. North, south, west, it really doesn't matter as long as you're comfortable. Sadly, we cannot all afford the most expensive and luxurious car for the task, so, compromise is necessary. It's a battle of the ages: Budget versus purpose is generally the main consideration, and that's probably a good thing for the Nissan X-Trail...


Nissan Pathfinder recalled for fuel tank replacement
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Nissan Pathfinder recalled for fuel tank replacement

Nissan has recalled a number of its current-generation R52 Pathfinder SUVs, over concerns the fuel tank could rupture. The recall centres on the fuel tank wall thickness, which may be "below the design specification". In the event of a crash, a fuel leakage could occur more easily than intended...


A diary by Renault-Nissan's celebrity CEO, Carlos Ghosn
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A diary by Renault-Nissan's celebrity CEO, Carlos Ghosn

This type of story isn’t in our traditional wheelhouse, but we found this nifty piece supplied by Nissan, originally published in Japan by business paper Nikkei. It’s a cool insight into the head of one of the world’s most high-profile auto executives, Carlos Ghosn, the man who runs Nissan and Renault, and is additionally the new chairman of Mitsubishi Motors...


Nissan to begin on-road autonomous vehicle testing in Europe next month
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Nissan to begin on-road autonomous vehicle testing in Europe next month

Nissan has announced it will commence on-road demonstrations of autonomous vehicles on London's public roads from February. A modified Nissan Leaf will allow government officials, along with technical and safety experts, to experience and test the technology in a real-world environment...


Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept points to an edgier sedan styling philosophy
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Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept points to an edgier sedan styling philosophy

The Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept has been unveiled at the 2017 Detroit motor show, and is said to show off the company's latest design language for its sedan range. The Vmotion 2.0 evolves the styling language that made its production debut with the Murano and Maxima, which are sold primarily in North America and China. Like those two cars, the Vmotion 2...


Nissan says tech companies will struggle to make cars
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Nissan says tech companies will struggle to make cars

The constant rumours and public testing of cars by technology giants like Apple, Google and Uber has some wondering if traditional car companies will soon face an onslaught from the cash-rich industry. Those companies are keen to move into the automotive sector in unison with the revolution of autonomous and electric vehicles, but Nissan’s global CEO says tech companies will find it more difficult than they think...


Nissan won’t integrate Mitsubishi product; Lancer Evo XI long way off
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Nissan won’t integrate Mitsubishi product; Lancer Evo XI long way off

Nissan says that its approach with newly acquired Japanese brand Mitsubishi is to leverage scale in manufacturing and parts in order to increase profit margins, not to make clones of its existing cars with different badges...


Buying a car is like a middle point between a ‘refrigerator and a dog’, Nissan CEO says
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Buying a car is like a middle point between a ‘refrigerator and a dog’, Nissan CEO says

Renault Nissan Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn says the rise of ride-sharing apps and co-ownership schemes for cars will not have an overall negative impact on the number of cars sold, due to the irrational and emotional connection buyers will have with their vehicles...