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2018 Nissan Leaf to be Australian image builder

By launching the new-second-generation Nissan Leaf technology "standard bearer"  in Australia during 2018, the company aims to reclaim its status as an electric car pioneer and innovator...

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Nissan acknowledges 'missed opportunities' with product, addresses regional customers
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Nissan acknowledges 'missed opportunities' with product, addresses regional customers

Nissan in large part cut its teeth in Australia with a strong range of bush-ready vehicles, typified by the previous iterations of the Patrol wagon and cab-chassis. Yet the company's global shift away from this - think of the still-capable, yet luxury-focused petrol V8 Patrol, and the cushy monocoque Pathfinder crossover as examples - mean its local portfolio is conceptually quite different to what it once was...


Everty launches Australia's "Airbnb of EV charging" to monetise your home charger
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Everty launches Australia's "Airbnb of EV charging" to monetise your home charger

The monetisation of peer-to-peer charging for electric vehicles, a concept that has quickly taken off in overseas markets, is now in Australia. Sydney start-up Everty describes its online EV charger search and booking service as the "Airbnb of electric cars"...


2018 Nissan Leaf 'e-Pedal' detailed ahead of September reveal
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2018 Nissan Leaf 'e-Pedal' detailed ahead of September reveal

The next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf has been teased again, this time having its new 'e-Pedal' detailed - which the company says "transforms the way we drive". Set to make its debut on September 6, the Japanese electric vehicle (EV) will feature a mode that sees the accelerator pedal double up as a brake pedal, which Nissan claims can be used for 90 per cent of driving needs...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class not just a rebadged Navara, brand claims
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class not just a rebadged Navara, brand claims

The head of Mercedes-Benz Vans has hit back at questions over whether the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class will be seen by customers as a rebadged version of the Nissan Navara...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class v Nissan Navara: Styling face-off
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class v Nissan Navara: Styling face-off

With today's unveiling of the new, first-ever Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute, comes the inevitable 'first glance' comparison with its platform donor, the Nissan Navara. The 2018 X-Class is not the first vehicle to be spun off the Navara, of course. Last year, thanks to the long-running alliance between Nissan and French car maker Renault, we saw the latter reveal its own Navara-based ute: the Alaskan...


The Shortlist: Family with a toddler, AWD car up to $40K

The Shortlist: Family with a toddler, AWD car up to $40K

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

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Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition adds value, sharp pricing
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Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition adds value, sharp pricing

Nissan Australia has bumped up the value equation of its popular Qashqai SUV with the release of a special edition, the Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition. With $1800 worth of included accessories, the N-Sport Special Edition gains 18-inch alloy wheels (over the standard 17-inch rims) plus a host of what the company is calling ‘ice chrome’ detailing to distinguish it from the standard spec Qashqai...


Nissan X-Trail ST v Mazda CX-5 Maxx comparison
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Nissan X-Trail ST v Mazda CX-5 Maxx comparison

You're looking at two of the most popular and recognisable SUVs on the market, the just-launched second-generation Mazda CX-5 and the newly updated Series II Nissan X-Trail. Both Japanese offerings have found tens of thousands of buyers in Australia over multiple generations, albeit for different reasons...


2018 Nissan Leaf grille teased ahead of September unveiling
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2018 Nissan Leaf grille teased ahead of September unveiling

The front end of the new Nissan Leaf has been teased ahead of the car's debut later this year. Nissan confirmed on its Twitter account the second-generation Leaf will be unveiled on September 6, 2017. Accompanying this tweet was an artistic take on the new car's grille (below)...


2018 Nissan Leaf spied in production body
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2018 Nissan Leaf spied in production body

The next-generation Nissan Leaf has been spied this week, giving us a better look at what to expect from the Japanese company's upcoming overhaul for its electric hatchback. Despite being shrouded in heavy black-and-white camouflage, we can see the overall shape for the new Leaf, which in most ways looks like an enlarged version of the latest Micra micro car - which isn't sold in Australia, yet...


2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST review
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST review

Read the full article here. There are plenty of choices out there for buyers after a seven-seat SUV, and the Nissan Pathfinder is one of the most popular ones. Now, with the introduction of the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder line-up – which has seen a big mid-life update with a new look, revised drivetrain and strong pricing – the new range will undoubtedly remain a popular choice for customers in a segment that includes some thoroughly impressive options, like the Mazda CX-9, Toyota Kluger, Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 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 Pathfinder ST AWD review
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST AWD review

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST offers a budget-friendly seven-seater worthy of consideration if you've got a big crew you need to move.

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Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara co-development plans already in the works
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Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara co-development plans already in the works

The next-generation versions of the Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara pick-ups will be a product of the alliance between the brands, with the strengths of each to be played off against one another to create a sort of mutant mega ute. But don't expect a Mitsussan Triara or Nisubishi Navton..


Mitsubishi: ‘Old product is hurting us’
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Mitsubishi: ‘Old product is hurting us’

There’s no hiding it – Mitsubishi has some of the oldest products on the market, and the company’s global chief operations officer reckons that’s his biggest focus under the stewardship of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Mitsubishi COO Trevor Mann told media this week in Sydney that he wants to see shorter life-cycles and more investment in research and development – meaning newer cars that drive up to the standards of the classes in which they compete...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 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...


Nissan X-Trail gets ProPilot autonomous tech in Japan - UPDATE
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Nissan X-Trail gets ProPilot autonomous tech in Japan - UPDATE

The Nissan X-Trail has been the latest recipient of the company's semi-autonomous ProPilot driver assistance suite, launching in its home market of Japan this week. Joining the Nissan Serena - the first of the company's models on sale with the semi-autonomous technologies - the updated Japanese-market X-Trail can now accelerate, brake and steer without driver inputs during single-lane driving on a highway...


Nissan Titan joins Performax line-up in Australia
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Nissan Titan joins Performax line-up in Australia

The Nissan Titan ute has made it to Australian shores as part of conversion specialist Performax International's line-up. Powered by a 5.0-litre turbo-diesel V8, the Titan develops a meaty 235kW of power and 752Nm of torque, with drive sent to an on-demand four-wheel drive system via an Aisin-sourced six-speed automatic transmission...


Electric cars ‘need subsidies to get a foothold in the market’: Renault-Nissan chief
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Electric cars ‘need subsidies to get a foothold in the market’: Renault-Nissan chief

The chicken or the egg? Forget that. What about the government subsidy or the electric car? Renault-Nissan Alliance chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, told media this week that in order for electric vehicles to be in the minds of consumers there needs to be government support in the form of subsidies. Without subsidies, Ghosn warned, there is little to no demand from private consumers...