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BMW, Nissan lead criticism over lack of government support for EVs

Two pioneering manufacturers in the electric vehicle (EV) market, BMW and Nissan, have called on the Australian Federal Government to incentivise buyers of low-emission cars, citing evidence from Europe, Asia and North America...

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2018 Nissan Navara pricing and specs
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2018 Nissan Navara pricing and specs

Nissan has announced pricing and specs for its tweaked Navara, which will benefit from handling changes and more technology behind the wheel. The updated ute goes on sale later this month, with pricing to start at $25,990 in single-cab guise, $28,490 in 'King Cab' trim or $33,490 as a dual-cab...


Nissan design: Rugged outside, warm tech inside
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Nissan design: Rugged outside, warm tech inside

Nissan will return to a boxier, more rugged design ethos for its next wave of SUVs, as previewed by the Xmotion concept in Detroit. At the same time, the company's head designer wants to find "warmth" in technology, and is wary of modern in-car tech's potential to de-humanise the interior...


Researcher: Unrealistic autonomous targets prevalent
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Researcher: Unrealistic autonomous targets prevalent

A leading researcher of autonomous cars says stretch targets announced by various carmakers, predicting when they'll offer self-driving cars commercially, are unrealistic and unhelpful to the advancing field. It comes as the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance head of vehicle autonomy clarified mass-market driverless vehicles were a long way off, and encouraged us to ask specific questions on the matter...


Nissan e-Power explained, Australian launch a certainty
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Nissan e-Power explained, Australian launch a certainty

Nissan will introduce its e-Power petrol-electric drivetrain in Australia in the near future, to complement its zero emissions car rollout, led by the new Leaf due at the end of 2018 – and set to comprise 12 electric Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi vehicles by 2022. This self-described technology ‘bridge’ is Nissan’s unique twist on plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and mild hybrid (HEV) offerings...


Nissan Australia knows it needs more models, says it has a plan
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Nissan Australia knows it needs more models, says it has a plan

Nissan knows its market coverage in Australia isn’t sufficient, but says it’ll add a number of models to meet tough targets in the future. The company is sporting a lean range at the minute, having recently axed the under-performing Micra, Pulsar, Altima and Y61 Patrol diesel, leaving it under-indexed in the shrinking – but still big-volume – passenger market...


Nissan confident Leaf will remain top global EV
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Nissan confident Leaf will remain top global EV

Nissan’s global EV program director is confident the second-generation Leaf will retain its predecessor’s mantle as the global electric sales king, despite the spectre of a tougher competitor set. Speaking at the Nissan Futures conference in Singapore this week, Nicholas Thomas said he wasn't concerned about competition, and snuck a cheeky dig at high-profile electric-vehicle maker Tesla for good measure...


2018 Nissan X-Trail Ti long-term review, report one: introduction

2018 Nissan X-Trail Ti long-term review, report one: introduction

In the second half of last year, we welcomed a facelifted Nissan X-Trail Ti to the CarAdvice Melbourne office's long-termer garage. As with all of our long-term reviews, our time with the mid-sized X-Trail would be spent in assessing its suitability for the modern family, in a market segment packed to the rafters with options...

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Nissan Armada Snow Patrol revealed
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Nissan Armada Snow Patrol revealed

The Nissan Armada Snow Patrol has been revealed this week for the Chicago motor show, taking the company's flagship SUV to new heights. Revealed alongside the bonkers 370Zki, the Armada (Patrol) features an array of off-road and snow-focused upgrades to make it the ultimate snowmobile...


Nissan 370Zki revealed in Chicago
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Nissan 370Zki revealed in Chicago

The one-off Nissan 370Zki has been revealed for the 2018 Chicago motor show, continuing a line of purpose-built concepts by the Japanese brand. Pronounced "370-ski", the snowmobile is based on the 370Z Roadster, sporting eye-catching orange and yellow body work – supplied by Icon Image Graphics – along with front skis and rear snow tracks...


Renault Nissan Mitsubishi claims 2017 sales crown – here are the numbers
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Renault Nissan Mitsubishi claims 2017 sales crown – here are the numbers

The Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance has claimed the global passenger vehicle sales crown for 2017 ahead of the Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Company. According to figures released by the various companies, the French-Japanese alliance has successfully broken the two-way lockout of the sales charts in recent times...


Nissan Z isn't dead, but the future is murky
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Nissan Z isn't dead, but the future is murky

Nissan wants to create a successor to the ageing 370Z, but the Japanese automaker is still formulating a plan for its iconic sports car brand. Philippe Klein, Nissan chief planning officer, used the Detroit motor show to tell Automotive News much publicised rumours of the Z's impending death were premature Klein was then asked about the sports car's future, and said "we're working on it and it's very present, but I have no indication to give you...


Nissan puts Leaf tech to use in electric bus trial
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Nissan puts Leaf tech to use in electric bus trial

Nissan has repurposed the electric powertrain from the Leaf for a zero local-emission bus trial in Japan. The trial, led by Kumamoto University on Japan's southern Kyushu island, is aimed at tackling the high costs involved in developing electric heavy vehicles...


Nissan Design Europe celebrates 15 favourite models
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Nissan Design Europe celebrates 15 favourite models

Nissan Design Europe is celebrating 15 years at its London premises by showcasing 15 of its most significant models. The studio is the brand's creative hub and is vital to Nissan’s success in Europe, where it answered the demand for crossovers, in particular the Qashqai and Juke...


Japan owned the 2018 Detroit motor show
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Japan owned the 2018 Detroit motor show

Michigan may well be home to the ‘Big Three’ US brands, but the North American International Auto Show held in Detroit this week had a strangely contrarian element. The three most interesting concept cars - the lifeblood of any self-respecting motor show - were produced by brands with Japanese roots: the Infiniti Q Inspiration, Lexus LF-1 Limitless and Nissan Xmotion...


Datsun Cross revealed in Indonesia
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Datsun Cross revealed in Indonesia

The Datsun Cross has been revealed in Indonesia this week, becoming the third model introduced by the brand to that market in as many years. Serving as Datsun's new flagship in the Indonesian market, the Cross is a seven-seat crossover designed for "all lifestyles and a variety of tasks" – according to the company, at least...


Tough Nissan Xmotion concept revealed
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Tough Nissan Xmotion concept revealed

This is the Nissan Xmotion concept (pronounced cross motion), which today made its world premiere at the Detroit motor show. The 4.6-metre-long concept car previews a future mid-sized three-row SUV with rugged design, which could well fill a void in the company’s range between the X-Trail and Pathfinder, and take owners “to a national park or recreation area on a whim”...


Nissan reveals six Star Wars: The Last Jedi models
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Nissan reveals six Star Wars: The Last Jedi models

With the latest Star Wars: The Last Jedi film released, Nissan unveiled six Star Wars-inspired designs presented at the LA Auto Show. Nissan collaborated with Lucasfilm and the artists at Industrial Light & Magic to bring us six designs that embrace the Star Wars theme...


Nissan previews new concept bound for Detroit
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Nissan previews new concept bound for Detroit

Nissan has released a teaser video of a new concept car bound for the Detroit motor show next week. While the 40-second clip doesn't give much away, there are glimpses of a bold front grille and slim headlights...


Nissan to show Brain-to-Vehicle communication at CES 2018
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Nissan to show Brain-to-Vehicle communication at CES 2018

Autonomous driving has been portrayed as a very hands-off, computer-led concept. Most manufacturers use pictures of people reading the newspaper or scrolling through their phone, in cabins with no steering wheel or pedals, whenever a new self-driving concept is released...