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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.
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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...

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Nissan Qashqai Review
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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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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...


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 370Z Roadster Review
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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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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...


2015 Nissan Navara revealed
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2015 Nissan Navara revealed

The 2015 Nissan Navara has been officially unveiled in Thailand ahead of its launch into the Australian market early next year. Nissan claims the all-new Navara is the most complete ute it has produced in its 80 years in the global pick-up business, combining its traditional traits of strength and reliability with new levels of comfort, convenience and advanced technologies...


Nissan GT-R: Vision Gran Turismo concept hints at next Godzilla
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Nissan GT-R: Vision Gran Turismo concept hints at next Godzilla

The latest Vision Gran Turismo video game sports car could give us our first hints at the styling of the next-generation Nissan GT-R. Nissan USA posted the shadowy image on Twitter along with the promise of full details of the striking supercar on Monday. “On 6/16, we reveal the next chapter in our Nissan story to fans that have always shared our passion for performance,” the Japanese manufacturer’s Twitter post reads...


New Nissan Navara interior revealed
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New Nissan Navara interior revealed

A new video in the teaser campaign for the next generation Nissan Navara has officially revealed the ute's interior for the first time. Released over the weekend, the latest clip shows many parts of the new ute's interior, including its instrument panel, steering wheel, entertainment and navigation interface and climate control system...


New Nissan Navara's second teaser video reveals more details
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New Nissan Navara's second teaser video reveals more details

A second teaser video has been released online for the next-generation Nissan Navara and it reveals a few more styling details about the new ute. In the latest video, the new Navara is shown partaking in outdoor field trials, as well as undergoing a series of torture tests in one of Nissan's labs, including extreme cold, hot weather and rain testing...


Next Nissan Navara teased online, will be revealed June 11
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Next Nissan Navara teased online, will be revealed June 11

The next Nissan Navara ute has been teased by the company on its global Instagram account, as well as a video (above) aimed at the Thai market. Even with translucent sheeting in the way, it's clear that the new Navara will feature an evolution of the current car's boxy, rugged styling...


Nissan Pulsar Nismo a chance for new European-market hatch - report
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Nissan Pulsar Nismo a chance for new European-market hatch - report

The all-new European-market Nissan Pulsar could spawn a high-performance Nismo hot-hatch, according to one of the brand’s top executives. Nissan general manager and chief marketing manager for C-segment and crossover vehicles Ponz Pandikuthira told Dutch publication Autovisie the Japanese car maker was weighing the business case for the Pulsar Nismo...


Euro-market Nissan Pulsar unveiled, set to take on Volkswagen Golf
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Euro-market Nissan Pulsar unveiled, set to take on Volkswagen Golf

Nissan has unveiled a new hatchback bearing the Pulsar name, but, as we reported earlier, it will be a Europe-only model for now. The Euro Pulsar is designed to be more upmarket in order to go toe-to-toe with the Volkswagen Golf, Opel Astra, Renault Megane and Peugeot 308...


Nissan Pulsar: Euro-spec model not for Australia
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Nissan Pulsar: Euro-spec model not for Australia

The all-new European-specification Nissan Pulsar won’t replace or join the current Thailand-sourced small car range in Australia. Teased over the weekend ahead of tomorrow’s official unveiling, Nissan’s new ‘C-segment’ five-door hatchback will go on sale in Europe in the third quarter of the year, but isn’t headed for local showrooms...


Nissan 370Z Nismo gains GT-R-inspired body kit, automatic option
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Nissan 370Z Nismo gains GT-R-inspired body kit, automatic option

Overnight at the enthusiast-run ZDayZ event in North Carolina Nissan unveiled an updated 370Z Nismo with a revised appearance package, but no extra power over previous Nismo models. Under the bonnet there's the same 261kW/374Nm 3.7-litre V6 found in earlier models...


Next Nissan Leaf, Infiniti EV to have "game changing" battery technology
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Next Nissan Leaf, Infiniti EV to have "game changing" battery technology

Nissan is working on a "game changing" new chemistry for its electric vehicle batteries that could double the range of its next-generation Leaf and other future EVs. Nissan chief planning officer and the man in charge of the company's electric vehicle operations, Andy Palmer, told Automotive News any new battery would need to provide a range of at least 300km to be competitive with upcoming hydrogen fuel cell cars, though declined to give an iron-clad range target for the new battery type...


Nissan develops self-cleaning car
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Nissan develops self-cleaning car

Nissan has developed a car that keeps itself clean thanks to a clever new paint technology. The self-cleaning car prototype is coated with a "super-hydrophobic and oleophobic" paint called Ultra-Ever Dry, which is designed to repel mud, rain and dirt - and could mean that future customers may never need to wash their car again...