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.
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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...

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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...


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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$27,990

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