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.
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...

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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
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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 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...


Nissan Navara-based SUV firms for possible 2015 debut
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Nissan Navara-based SUV firms for possible 2015 debut

The likelihood of an SUV spin-off of the new Nissan Navara ute appears to have stepped up a notch. Earlier this year at the New York auto show, Nissan chief Andy Palmer hinted at the possibility of a rugged off-road SUV, likely with seven seats, to take on the likes of the Isuzu MU-X, Holden Colorado 7, Mitsubishi Challenger and upcoming Ford Everest...


Nissan Pulsar Nismo hot-hatch likely to take on FWD Nurburgring record
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Nissan Pulsar Nismo hot-hatch likely to take on FWD Nurburgring record

The record-setting Renault Megane RS275 hot-hatch could soon be targeted from an enemy within, with a new Nissan Pulsar Nismo model expected to tackle the recent Nurburgring record. Just a few weeks ago a specially developed, road-legal Renault Megane RS275 Trophy-R set a new front-wheel-drive record time of 7:54...


Nissan X-Trail 'Divide-N-Hide' cargo system
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Nissan X-Trail 'Divide-N-Hide' cargo system

James Ward demonstrates the flexibility and practicality of the adjustable ‘Divide-N-Hide’ cargo system in the all-new Nissan X-Trail.


2015 Nissan Navara Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Nissan Navara Review

Matt Campbell comes to grips with the all-new Nissan Navara in the forest in northern Thailand.


2015 Nissan Navara: Two new diesels but V6 dropped
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2015 Nissan Navara: Two new diesels but V6 dropped

The all-new 2015 Nissan Navara will be less powerful than the model it replaces, despite gaining two all-new high-tech turbo diesel engines. The new Navara – which will be launched in Australia early in 2015 – will be offered with a pair of newly developed 2.3-litre turbo diesel engines, both of which debut in the global pick-up truck...


2015 Nissan Navara: Electric model possible, hybrid less likely
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2015 Nissan Navara: Electric model possible, hybrid less likely

The all-new Nissan Navara brings with it a pair of downsized turbo diesel engines, though the brand is already looking at a possible electric version of the popular ute. Takashi Fukui, Nissan Navara chief vehicle engineer, said the company is "not yet" working on any hybrid version of the car...


2015 Nissan Navara: Japanese brand open to sharing new ute with Renault
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2015 Nissan Navara: Japanese brand open to sharing new ute with Renault

A Renault-badged spinoff of the all-new 2015 Nissan Navara could become a reality. Keno Kato, Nissan corporate vice president product planning, told CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Navara that building another version of the new ute under the Renault-Nissan Alliance is possible if the situation would prove to be a "win-win"...


Nissan iDX: No answer this year, but coupe remains 'under study'
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Nissan iDX: No answer this year, but coupe remains 'under study'

The Nissan iDX affordable coupe remains a "50/50" chance of making it to production, but we likely won't know the sports car's fate until 2015.Keno Kato, Nissan corporate vice president product planning, told CarAdvice at the launch of the new Navara ute in Thailand that previous reports of the possible demise of the project were premature...


2014 Nissan X-Trail Review : ST 2.0L
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2014 Nissan X-Trail Review : ST 2.0L

The only manual Nissan X-Trail variant you can buy, the entry-level ST 2.0L is far from limiting...

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Nissan offers detailed timeline for autonomous cars
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Nissan offers detailed timeline for autonomous cars

The future is now, according to Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn, who overnight outlined the timeline for the implementation of the company's autonomous driving systems. The rollout of "automation technologies" that the Japanese company says are "aimed at accelerating consumer adoption of Autonomous Drive systems" including automated lane control systems and traffic jam systems will be introduced over the coming four years...


Nissan Qashqai Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Nissan Qashqai Review

A new name heralds new promise for Nissan's latest Euro-focused small SUV contender

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$25,890 to $37,990

Nissan Australia lacking “positive vibe”, says change-seeking CEO
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Nissan Australia lacking “positive vibe”, says change-seeking CEO

The culture at Nissan Australia must change, according to new managing director and CEO Richard Emery, who cites a “distressed selling environment” where cars are discounted due to inflated targets as contributing to a lack of confidence within the company...


Nissan IDx sports car production under a cloud - report
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Nissan IDx sports car production under a cloud - report

A top US executive has cast doubt over the production prospects of the Nissan IDx, despite the compact sports car getting the green light from another official just six months ago. Nissan displayed two retro-inspired rear-wheel-drive IDx concepts at November’s Tokyo motor show – the lifestyle-focused Freeflow (below) and the high-performance Nismo (above)...


Nissan Altima doesn't need to be popular to make V8 Supercars racing viable, argues local boss
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Nissan Altima doesn't need to be popular to make V8 Supercars racing viable, argues local boss

The Nissan Altima large sedan has averaged just 130 sales for the first six months of the year, yet Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery says neither the car itself nor the V8 Supercars program fronted by the nameplate is a failure...


Nissan Pulsar : local boss admits styling issues, Euro hatch now on the cards for Oz
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Nissan Pulsar : local boss admits styling issues, Euro hatch now on the cards for Oz

Despite initially stating the European-market, all-new Nissan Pulsar would not make it to Australia, local executives are heading to Japan next month to assess the viability of the fresh model. Richard Emery, who has been the managing director and CEO of Nissan Australia for the last four months following on from a six-year stint as Mercedes-Benz Australia general manager of sales, first admitted the current Pulsar’s styling is letting it down...


Nissan Australia boss wants Nismo and IDx sports car onslaught
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Nissan Australia boss wants Nismo and IDx sports car onslaught

The new boss of Nissan Australia wants Japanese performance brand Nismo to make an official appearance Down Under as its halo Nissan products would help “add some of the colour I think the brand lacks”. Hands are also up for the confirmed production version of the Toyota 86-rivalling Nissan IDx Concept due in 2016...


Nissan Leaf a loss-maker in Australia, but brand remains committed to electric hatch
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Nissan Leaf a loss-maker in Australia, but brand remains committed to electric hatch

Every Nissan Leaf sold in Australia is costing the Japanese brand money, yet the local division says it remains committed to selling the all-electric hatchback. Although it originally launched in 2011 at close to $46,990 plus on-road costs, Leaf pricing has fallen significantly to $39,990 driveaway in recent times, which Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery admits is “not economical for us long-term...


Nissan Almera dropped from local line-up
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Nissan Almera dropped from local line-up

The Nissan Almera has been dropped from the Australian importer’s local line-up due to poor sales and the market’s lack of love for the small sedan genre. Touted in August 2012 as the beginning of the “renewal of the Nissan Australia small car line-up”, the introduction of the Almera from $16,990 (plus on-road costs) was designed to challenge the Hyundai Accent and Toyota Yaris small sedans, having a larger boot than both of them...


Nissan 370Z Roadster Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Nissan 370Z Roadster Review

Still able to punch above its weight, the ageing Nissan 370Z Roadster remains a top-notch cruiser

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$68,930

Nissan Vision GT Concept 2020 outed, teases future GT-R
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Nissan Vision GT Concept 2020 outed, teases future GT-R

Look beyond the wild curves and proportions of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo and you will see elements of the design of the next-generation GT-R supercar.  Originally designed for the virtual realm as part of racing game Gran Turismo’s ‘Vision’ project, a full-sized concept of the Concept 2020 was rolled-out at the weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK...


Autonomous cars for sale by 2020, according to Renault-Nissan CEO
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Autonomous cars for sale by 2020, according to Renault-Nissan CEO

Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan alliance, says that autonomous vehicles could be available for sale by 2020 if legislation doesn't get in the way. According to Reuters, Ghosn made the remarks at an event held by the Automobile Club de France. The Renault and Nissan CEO continued by saying: "The problem isn't technology, it's legislation, and the whole question of responsibility that goes with these cars moving around...


Nissan to build Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz small cars in Mexico:: report
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Nissan to build Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz small cars in Mexico: report

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan alliance are poised to put pen to paper on a 50-50 joint-venture deal that will see Mercedes-based small cars wearing both Benz and Infiniti badges roll off Nissan’s Aguascalientes production line in Mexico...


Nissan Qashqai: Pricing and specifications
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Nissan Qashqai: Pricing and specifications

Pricing and specifications for the new Nissan Qashqai - which replaces the popular Dualis compact SUV - have been revealed ahead of the launch of the new model in July. The new Nissan Qashqai (pronounced Kash-kai) will pick up where the Dualis left off, with both petrol and diesel models available. This time around, however, all models are front-wheel drive only...


Nissan GT-R : Next-gen could use Renault Sport F1 hybrid tech
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Nissan GT-R : Next-gen could use Renault Sport F1 hybrid tech

A Renault Sport F1 executive has revealed that the petrol-electric powertrain know-how used for its Formula One cars this season could be borrowed for a future production performance car, with the Nissan GT-R a likely candidate following reports the next-generation Godzilla would use F1 tech. Renault Sport F1 project manager Stephane Rodriguez explained that in order to create the 1...


Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo teases company’s supercar future
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Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo teases company’s supercar future

Nissan says a version of its outlandish Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo supercar could make the bold step from virtual to reality.  Revealed overnight, the Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo has the appearance of a wild 2+2 supercar with an advanced aerodynamic body...


Nissan ZEOD RC to be first Le Mans race car to do without mirrors
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Nissan ZEOD RC to be first Le Mans race car to do without mirrors

The Nissan ZEOD RC petrol-electric hybrid will be the first car to attempt the Le Mans 24 Hour without the aid of mirrors. Like the Deltawing before it, the ZEOD RC is competing as a guest of the organising committee under its Garage 56 programme, which aims to foster new technologies, different thinking and green innovations...


Infiniti ESQ to be a luxury Nissan Juke for China
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Infiniti ESQ to be a luxury Nissan Juke for China

Infiniti is getting its own version of the Nissan Juke, though the new premium quirky crossover isn’t headed to Australia. The Japanese luxury car maker has revealed it will launch a Juke-based model called the Infiniti ESQ – teased in four tightly cropped images that appeared on Chinese website Autohome – but says the car will be available exclusively in China...