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 Sway compact hatch concept unveiled in full

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Nissan Sway compact hatch concept unveiled in full

After teaser photos and videos prior to the Geneva motor show, the Nissan Sway concept car has finally been revealed in full. Said to be inspired by the iDX concept cars, the Sway employs many of the same visual cues that are present on the much larger Murano SUV and American Maxima sedan...

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Nissan Sway small hatch concept teased in new video
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Nissan Sway small hatch concept teased in new video

We've been given a few more glimpses of the upcoming Nissan Sway concept car, courtesy of new a teaser video that has just hit in the web. Late last week, Nissan issued its first official photo of the Sway concept...


Nissan Sway concept car previews design for small Euro hatch
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Nissan Sway concept car previews design for small Euro hatch

The Nissan Sway concept car will debut at the Geneva motor show, which starts in a week's time. According to Nissan, the Sway concept is an attempt to parlay the success of its Qashqai and Juke crossovers into the midst of "one of the most important sectors in Europe: the small hatchback"...


Nissan 370Z Nismo Roadster Concept debuts in Chicago
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Nissan 370Z Nismo Roadster Concept debuts in Chicago

The Nissan 370Z Nismo Roadster Concept debuted overnight at the 2015 Chicago motor show, proving there's still a little life left in the Yokohama-based car maker's ageing sports car. Like the 370Z Nismo coupe that was unveiled at an enthusiasts' event last April, the 370Z Nismo convertible is powered by a slightly more powerful version of the company's 3...


Mitsubishi and Nissan in talks over shared vehicles, Lancer may be done in-house - report
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Mitsubishi and Nissan in talks over shared vehicles, Lancer may be done in-house - report

A report claims that Mitsubishi is in talks with Nissan regarding shared product development, with the three-diamond brand focussing on a replacement for the Lancer. Last month Mitsubishi confirmed that it was no longer proceeding with a deal to market two Renault Samsung models, one as a replacement for the Lancer sedan and the other as successor to the larger Galant...


Next Nissan GT-R confirmed as a hybrid 2+2, not due until at least 2018
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Next Nissan GT-R confirmed as a hybrid 2+2, not due until at least 2018

Key details about the next-generation Nissan GT-R have been confirmed by Shiro Nakamura, Nissan's chief creative officer. Nakamura spoke to Top Gear recently about the next Godzilla and confirmed "it will be a hybrid". To respect the wishes of Kazutoshi Mizuno, the GT-R's former chief engineer and "godfather", the GT-R will "always be a front-engined 2+2-seater coupe"...


Nissan GT-R LM Nismo unveiled: Front-engine, FWD vehicle to take on Le Mans
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Nissan GT-R LM Nismo unveiled: Front-engine, FWD vehicle to take on Le Mans

Nissan not only revealed the look of its next-generation Maxima large sedan at Super Bowl XLIX, but it also took the covers off its entry for this year's Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race - the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo. Unlike other contenders in the top-level LMP1 category, the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo features a front mid-mounted petrol engine driving the front wheels via five-speed sequential transmission...


2016 Nissan Maxima revealed in Super Bowl advertisement - UPDATE
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2016 Nissan Maxima revealed in Super Bowl advertisement - UPDATE

The all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima has been revealed as part of the Japanese brand's Super Bowl ad campaign. In terms of its design, the new Nissan Maxima borrows plenty from the Nissan Sport Sedan concept model that was shown at the 2014 Detroit auto show, with a bold front end incorporating a prominent chrome grille and sharply-styled headlights...


Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow fitted with tracks to tackle Lapland
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Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow fitted with tracks to tackle Lapland

Some may cast aspersions as to the Juke's off-road ability, but the just unveiled Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow has been designed to tackle some of the harshest driving conditions that winter can dish up. Car Advice spoke to Joshua Clifton, a spokesman for Nissan USA, who told us that the Juke Nismo RSnow was created as a support vehicle for an ice driving event that will be held in Lapland, Finland...


Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, Nissan IDx and Nissan BladeGlider projects on hold - report
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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, Nissan IDx and Nissan BladeGlider projects on hold - report

Flagship projects such as the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, Nissan IDx and Nissan BladeGlider are reportedly on hold, according to a report from Automotive News. According to the report, the Japanese brands have "mellowed in their message" when it comes to introducing new products, instead aiming to improve sales of volume models...


Nissan to focus on females in Japan
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Nissan to focus on females in Japan

In a move aimed at attracting more female car buyers in Japan, Nissan has revealed plans to hire more female salespeople and establish a greater number of dealerships tailored for women. Nissan already has what they term 'ladies first' dealerships and that number is set to triple. The Japanese carmaker aims to have 300 female friendly dealerships by the end of this financial year, and 700 by 2018...


Diesel SUV Comparison : Mazda CX-5 v Nissan X-Trail v Jeep Cherokee v Volkswagen Tiguan
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Diesel SUV Comparison : Mazda CX-5 v Nissan X-Trail v Jeep Cherokee v Volkswagen Tiguan

They don’t call Australia the big brown land for nothing. Most of us may live near the blue of the ocean and travel on roads that are black, but there is plenty of brown stuff to be found everywhere else. Country folk who want a medium SUV aren’t necessarily looking at parking prowess or kerb-hopping abilities; rather the ability to cross big distance efficiently and effectively, often on dirt, is the score...


2016 Nissan Titan XD : Pick-up for the US debuts Cummins turbo diesel V8
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2016 Nissan Titan XD : Pick-up for the US debuts Cummins turbo diesel V8

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD has been unveiled at the 2015 Detroit auto show, with the Japanese brand's rival to the Ford F-Series debuting a long-awaited Cummins turbo diesel V8 engine. The all-new large pick-up for North America features a US-made 5.0-litre diesel unit with a hefty 750Nm of torque that Nissan claims can enable the Titan XD to tow up to 5440 kilograms and cart a payload of 900kg...


Nissan and NASA partner on autonomous car tech; Nissan plans self-driving car for 2020
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Nissan and NASA partner on autonomous car tech; Nissan plans self-driving car for 2020

Nissan and NASA have announced overnight that the two organisations will begin a research and development partnership centred around autonomous car technology. The two companies will focus their joint research efforts on the systems required for autonomous vehicles both in space and on Earth. NASA and Nissan will also look into human-machine interfaces, networking applications and software analysis...


Jeep Cherokee Limited and Nissan X-Trail TS: Sea-Doo Spark tow test

Jeep Cherokee Limited and Nissan X-Trail TS: Sea-Doo Spark tow test

I have a confession to make - I've never towed a PWC on a trailer before. Everything was perfect for my first time though. Beautiful weather, shimmering saltwater, a Jeep Cherokee Limited, a Nissan X-Trail TS and two Sea-Doo Spark's. We were heading out to film the PWCs for BoatAdvice.com.au, which offered up the perfect opportunity test out the towing prowess of both the cars, and myself...


2015 Nissan New Cars
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2015 Nissan New Cars

Details of the new and updated Nissan models launching in Australia in 2015.   Nissan GT-R update – February/March The 2015 model year updates for Nissan’s twin-turbo supercar focus on the ‘GT’ end of its badge, aiming to make it a more comfortable beast...


Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius
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Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius

Dan and Tegan put five classes of electric vehicles to the test - ranging from compact city cars, to the new BMW i8 sports car.


Nissan GT-R Nismo Review
Rating: 910 /10
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Nissan GT-R Nismo Review

The Nissan GT-R Nismo is a racecar made for the road. It takes what is already one of the fastest accelerating cars in the world and makes it faster, so to that end, it’s every car enthusiast's dream. But does it make sense? With 441kW of power and 652Nm of torque, (37kW, 24Nm more than the regular GT-R), the Nismo tuned 'Godzilla' is a supercar slaying racer that is somehow legal to drive to the shops...


Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan arriving 12 months late in April 2015
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Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan arriving 12 months late in April 2015

The Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan will finally reach Australian showrooms by April next year – 12 months later than originally planned. Back in October 2013, Nissan said it would launch the sporty Pulsar SSS sedan in Australia by the second quarter of this year...


2014 Nissan X-Trail Review : TL Diesel
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2014 Nissan X-Trail Review : TL Diesel

When the new Nissan X-Trail arrived earlier this year there was one glaring absence from the range – a diesel variant. Fast forward six months and the line-up is now complete thanks to the addition of a new 1.6-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine developed in collaboration with Renault and familiar from the smaller Qashqai crossover...

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Nissan Navara Nismo a possibility
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Nissan Navara Nismo a possibility

Nissan’s performance arm, Nismo, says it would be interested in creating tuned versions of its pickup and SUV range as it seeks to expand its global lineup in the future. Nismo’s global boss of sales and marketing, Darren Cox, believes creating a Nismo version of the new Nissan Navara, would be an interesting proposition...


Nissan wants downsized turbos for V8 Supercars championship
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Nissan wants downsized turbos for V8 Supercars championship

Nissan says the next-iteration of the V8 Supercars Championship would be better suited with small-capacity turbos rather than V8 engines. The V8 Supercar Championship will run for another two years in its current technical format before it gets a complete overhaul in 2017, with manufacturers such as Hyundai and Lexus showing a great deal of interest in joining the new “Supercars” Championship...


Nissan's V8 Supercars Championship woes down to circumstance
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Nissan's V8 Supercars Championship woes down to circumstance

Nissan’s lack of solidified success in the V8 Supercars championship is down to circumstance rather than effort or skill, the boss of Nismo says. Asked if Nismo (Nissan’s performance arm in charge of its V8 supercars effort) is disappointed by its lack of success in the local championship, the company’s global head of brand marketing and sales, Darren Cox, said the whole process of entering the V8 supercars series was marred with difficulty for the team...


2014 Nismo Festival Photo Gallery
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2014 Nismo Festival Photo Gallery

The 2014 Nismo Festival has come to an end with another spectacular event filled with the best motorsport and sportscars that Nissan has to offer. The event, which was held at Mount Fuji raceway (a former Formula 1 track), impressed with crowds north of 35,000. Today we are busy driving the complete range of Nismo vehicles (reviews to follow) and our full report on the event will be up later this week...


Nismo is not all about increasing power
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Nismo is not all about increasing power

Nismo says that its range of performance cars are not all about an increase in power over the donor Nissan model, but more about the overall dynamics that create a sporty car. Speaking to the media at the Nismo festival in Japan, the company’s chief product specialist, Horisho Tamura, said that “increasing the power is not just it” when it comes to building Nismo vehicles...


Nissan 370Z successor to be offered with multiple engines
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Nissan 370Z successor to be offered with multiple engines

The next-generation Nissan 370Z will likely downsize its V6 engine in response to toughening emission restrictions and customer demands in Europe. The next-iteration of the iconic Nissan Z sports car is likely to be offered with multiple engine choices as Nissan seeks to sell a model that appeals to both Europe, where V6 engines are basically extinct, and North America, where the 370Z’s popularity is in part due to its larger powerplant...


Nismo's Australian launch: Specialised performance centres required
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Nismo's Australian launch: Specialised performance centres required

Nissan’s performance brand, Nismo, has sold more than 30,000 cars globally since its official introduction as a manufacturer in 2013, but it remains absent in Australia. The Nissan Motorsport company was brought in under Nissan’s wings and set to focus on creating performance models of everyday Nissan cars, where it had traditionally just concentrated on tuner modifications and the mighty GT-R...


Nissan 200SX replacement not on priority list
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Nissan 200SX replacement not on priority list

Nissan says the replacement for the next-generation 200SX, some form of lightweight rear-wheel drive sports car, is not on its current list of priorities despite the brand’s focus on growing the Nismo performance brand...


2014 Nismo Festival marks 30 years of Nismo
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2014 Nismo Festival marks 30 years of Nismo

The Nismo festival is perhaps one of the best-kept secrets on the automotive calendar each year. With Nissan fans flocking to Mount Fuji speedway (which is incidentally owned by Toyota) to not only see the best that Nismo has to offer but also meet the drivers behind the brand’s motorsport success for that year...


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. This year's modifications are more about GT or grand touring component of the car's personality, which will hopefully broaden the uber-Nissan's appeal...