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Nissan Australia: Dealing with government on future automotive tech like "amateur hour"

The boss of Nissan Australia, a pioneer in the local electric vehicle scene with its Leaf hatch, has lashed out at the government by describing its industry dealings as "amateur hour". The Nissan Leaf remains Australia's best selling electric vehicle on volume and, while it ended up costing the local operation money in the long run, it helped establish Nissan Australia as a progressive company hunting for a greener future...

CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang

Mandy, Paul and Dave bring you the latest car news of the week, including the 2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, LDV T60 ute is on sale in Australia from October, 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied undisguised in South Africa, PSA says Opel purchase part of plan to ‘conquer’ the world, and Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police...

2013-2015 Nissan Murano recall for steering fix

Nissan has issued a recall for 426 of its Murano SUVs built between November 2013 and February 2015 over concerns the power steering hose could leak, resulting in a loss of steering assistance. The Japanese manufacturer reports the power steering high pressure hose could detach over trim due to incorrect clamp fittings, which in turn could cause the power steering fluid to leak...

Nissan design supremo Shiro Nakamura retires, former BMW head designer goes to Infiniti

Shiro Nakamura, chief creative officer at Nissan, has retired as part of a sweeping set of boardroom changes at the Japanese automaker, including the departure of CEO Carlos Ghosn. Nakamura joined Nissan in 1999 from Isuzu, where he helped bring the VehiCross into production. He was lured across by the company's newly installed CEO, Carlos Ghosn, who had a wide remit to turn around the then struggling car maker...

Next-generation Mitsubishi Pajero and Nissan Patrol to share platform

The replacement for the ageing Mitsubishi Pajero will most likely be a joint project with the Nissan Patrol, as the alliance between the two Japanese brands seeks to find a technical solution to the environmental requirements on the development of large off-road capable vehicles...

2018 Nissan Qashqai facelift revealed, Australian debut due next year

The facelifted Nissan Qashqai has been unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show. Externally, it's easy to tell the updated Qashqai from the one currently available in showrooms. Up front, there's a dramatically reworked front fascia with the latest version of the company's V-motion grille. There's also a new bonnet and new headlight units, which can be specified with adaptive LED lamps...

Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs concept revealed

  If you're a dog person, the new Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs concept could set your tail wagging... or you might shake your head in confusion. The fun concept car from Nissan sees an X-Trail SUV get a dog-friendly makeover, and it has been created by the Japanese brand's British arm on the back of a survey that saw 90 per cent of owners looking for more pooch-focused features...

Nissan appoints new CEO as Ghosn shifts focus to alliance growth

Nissan has announced this week that Hiroto Saikawa, the company's co-CEO and representative director, will assume the role of CEO from April 1. Carlos Ghosn, current CEO of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, has decided to step down from the lead role at Nissan to focus his attention on the expansion and stewardship of the Alliance...

2017 Nissan Pathfinder pricing and specs

The facelifted 2017 Nissan Pathfinder will arrive in Australian showrooms this March, with more power, more technology and a new look. Starting from $41,990 before on-road costs, the new Pathfinder picks up a revised version of its 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, which now pumps out 202kW of power and 340Nm of torque - up 12kW and 15Nm respectively - and maintains its 2700kg tow rating...

Nissan GT-R Nismo paves the way for more high-performance variants

Motoring enthusiasts around Australia celebrated last week with the local launch of the first full-strength Nismo car, the Nissan GT-R Nismo. It’s not just Nissan’s new halo model either, it also marks the launch of the Nismo sub-brand here, something Nissan Australia has been pushing for for several years...

Nissan Pulsar sedan dropped from local line up, for now

The Nissan Pulsar sedan has been quietly dropped from the company's local line-up, at least for the time being. Citing a production transition, Nissan's local arm says the Pulsar sedan will see a break in production for our market - though it will continue to sell current stock during this period...