Nissan

Nissan was established in 1933 in Japan where it is the 3rd largest auto manufacturer. Nissan expanded its products to Australia in the 1950s with the popular Datsun. It has continued to grow with strong advances in technology and improving its environmental standards with the Nissan Leaf electric car. To date it has 14 vehicles available to the Australian market including the Dualis, Murano, Pathfinder, Patrol & 370Z. It has managed to brand itself strongly thanks to cars such as the Nissan GT-R.
2015 Nissan GT-R upgrades focus on comfort, Track Edition not coming to Australia

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2015 Nissan GT-R upgrades focus on comfort, Track Edition not coming to Australia

The Nissan GT-R has been upgraded for the 2015 model year, with most of the changes aimed at improving the car's day-to-day comfort. To paraphrase Nissan, much of the evolution of the R35 GT-R has been focused on the R or racing aspect of the car...

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Nissan Micra: 12,859 hatchbacks join Takata airbag recall in Australia
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Nissan Micra: 12,859 hatchbacks join Takata airbag recall in Australia

Almost 13,000 Nissan Micra hatchbacks in Australia have joined the Takata airbag recall that has affected millions of vehicles from multiple manufacturers around the world. The official recall notice published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website states 12,859 current-generation (K13) Nissan Micra models built between September 2010 and October 2011 have been recalled to correct the airbag defect...


Waiting list out to six months for Nissan Qashqai Ti
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Waiting list out to six months for Nissan Qashqai Ti

Hot demand for flagship versions of the UK-built Nissan Qashqai crossover SUV has pushed the waiting list out as far as six months. As we noted at launch, the new model that premiered here in July as a replacement for the Dualis comes particularly well-specified in Ti petrol and TL diesel forms, a fact that Australian buyers seem to be noticing...


V8 Supercars and the real world

V8 Supercars and the real world

The end of the 2014 V8 Supercars season is almost upon us, following a cracking (and controversial) Bathurst 1000 that saw Ford win for the second year in a row and Nissan claim its first podium finish in the great race since the Skyline GT-R’s infamous 1992 victory...

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$41,190

Nissan Qashqai Review : Ti
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Nissan Qashqai Review : Ti

Combining style and practicality with impressive value, the petrol-powered Nissan Qashqai Ti is a formidable challenger to the compact SUV establishment.

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$32,890 to $35,390

Nissan Qashqai breaks UK production record
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Nissan Qashqai breaks UK production record

The Nissan Qashqai (nee Dualis in Australia) has just broken a longstanding UK production record, clocking up two million deliveries inside eight years, a timeframe faster than any other British-made car.  A mega-hit across Europe and many other markets including Australia, the Qashqai is made predominately at Nissan’s Sunderland plant — a market where it is consistently one of the biggest-selling cars and an absolute staple for the Japanese brand...


Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid v Toyota Kluger V6 : Comparison review
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Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid v Toyota Kluger V6 : Comparison review

The continual rise in the cost of living is no doubt front of mind for many Australians. One of the places we all seem to feel this pain is at the petrol pump. This is even more challenging for families, as the bigger the car, the bigger the bill...


Nissan Kicks concept previews potential small SUV for Brazil
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Nissan Kicks concept previews potential small SUV for Brazil

The Nissan Kicks concept car will debut at the Sao Paulo auto show, previewing a new SUV for Brazil, South America and, possibly, beyond. Measuring 4.3 metres from nose to tail, the Kicks is significantly larger than the 4,125mm Juke, but not that much smaller than the 4,370mm Qashqai. The Kicks' 2,620mm wheelbase is just 26mm shy of the Qashqai's, while both cars are 1...


Supercar Drive Day
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Supercar Drive Day

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.


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...


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...


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...


Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Ti Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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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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$65,090

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"...


Andy Palmer leaves Nissan to become Aston Martin CEO
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Andy Palmer leaves Nissan to become Aston Martin CEO

Aston Martin has appointed Andy Palmer, Nissan's chief planning officer, as its new CEO, although his starting date has yet to be worked out. British-born Palmer will assume his position at the head of Aston Martin after a handover period to his successor at Nissan, Phillipe Klein, who will move over from a similar role with Nissan's alliance partner, Renault...


Nissan Pulsar SSS Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Nissan Pulsar SSS Review

More than 12 months old and more expensive than ever, the Nissan Pulsar SSS is still full of potential.

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$29,790

Small SUV Comparison : Nissan Qashqai v Holden Trax v Skoda Yeti v Peugeot 2008 v Kia Sportage
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Small SUV Comparison : Nissan Qashqai v Holden Trax v Skoda Yeti v Peugeot 2008 v Kia Sportage

Call our original small SUV comparison test the elimination round. Earlier this year when we tested this new breed of fully loaded, sub-$30,000 sub-compact ‘softroaders’, the competition was fresh but clearly green (read the full comparison here). Six months on, and the class has shifted up several gears...


Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage
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Medium SUV Comparison : Jeep Cherokee v Mazda CX-5 v Toyota RAV4 v Nissan X-Trail v Ford Kuga v Subaru Forester v Hyundai ix35 v Honda CR-V v Mitsubishi Outlander v Kia Sportage

Assembled for this mega-test are 10 models that represent one-third of total SUV volume in Australia – and that’s without including sales for the newest contender here and catalyst for this test, the Jeep Cherokee. It looks bold, it’s available only with petrol engines (for now), and it’s priced under $40,000 to compete with the mainstream...


Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid : Pricing and specifications
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Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid : Pricing and specifications

The supercharged, petrol-electric Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will be priced from $42,990 when it launches here later this month. Official pricing and details have not been made available by the company, but leaked documents suggest the Pathfinder Hybrid will be offered in three trim levels, much like the standard model range...


Nissan admits quality problems with existing Navara, promises new model will improve
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Nissan admits quality problems with existing Navara, promises new model will improve

The current-generation Nissan Navara has something of a bad reputation in terms of its reliability and quality, but the Japanese brand promises the new-generation model will be better. Nissan global chief of product planning, Keno Kato, says the company has made quality at the forefront for the new D23 Navara. “Quality is a highest priority...