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2018 Nissan Terra: Navara SUV leaked in China

The Nissan Terra, a new SUV based on the Navara ute, has been photographed completely undisguised ahead of its debut. Although the photos show a Chinese-market vehicle, complete with simplified Chinese characters on the tailgate, we discovered them on a group of Russian and Ukranian sites, including Auto Centre...

Nissan Navara, Pathfinder recalled for nudge bar fix

Nissan Australia has issued a recall notice for D23 Navara and R52 Pathfinder models with factory-fitted nudge bars. According to the company, insufficient bolt torque could cause the roll hoop to rattle or, in the worst-case scenario, detach from the vehicle while driving. This poses a risk to both vehicle occupants and other road users...

Nissan looking to expand Nismo line-up in Oz

Nissan Australia says it's keen to expand the range of Nismo performance models offered, which could mean sporty versions of its SUV lineup in the near-future. Speaking with CarAdvice at the local launch for the 2018 Qashqai, Nissan Australia CEO, Stephen Lester, said the local division is keen to increase its number of Nismo-branded offerings considering our market's strong take-up of performance vehicles...

2018 Nissan Qashqai pricing and specs

Australian details for the updated 2018 Nissan Qashqai range have been revealed, with the revised SUV to kick off at $26,490 plus on-road costs. The price of entry is up $500 over the outgoing model, though the increase is offset by extra equipment and several upgrades to improve ambience and noise, vibration harshness (NVH) levels...

Nissan heritage program kicks off with parts for R32 GT-R

Nissan has launched the Nismo Heritage program in Japan, aimed at keeping classic cars running well into the future with newly-produced spare parts. Jointly run by Nissan, Nissan Motorsports, Autech, and a handful of suppliers, the first beneficiary of the scheme is the legendary R32 Skyline GT-R...

Nissan not ruling out passenger cars

Nissan Australia has culled most of its non-SUV range, but the company says it's still looking into bringing passenger cars here. Speaking to CarAdvice at the local launch of the 2018 Qashqai (review this Friday), Stephen Lester, CEO for Nissan's local division, said passenger cars haven't been ruled out for our market...

Nissan: Apple CarPlay coming soon

Nissan Australia has confirmed it is working to bring Apple CarPlay compatibility to its range, but it's yet to provide a concrete time-frame – nor a definitive model – for the smartphone-mirroring technology's local debut. Speaking with CarAdvice at the local launch of the updated Qashqai SUV (stay tuned for the review on Friday), the new local Nissan boss, Stephen Lester, said Apple CarPlay will become the norm in the range "very soon"...

CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Costello and Alborz Fallah. It's been a big week in car news, with the Tesla Semi and Roadster being revealed, Hyundai still undecided on its i30 N line-up, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased, and pricing for the new imported Toyota Camry has been announced...

Nissan's Melbourne casting plant flat-out, making EV and hybrid parts for export

With Australia’s big three vehicle manufacturers - Ford, Holden and Toyota - now all running as full importers after years of plant wind-downs, it’s a good time to look at aspects of the car-making business still in operation here...

2013-16 Nissan Qashqai recalled for brake fix

Nissan Australia has issued a recall for 24,800 of its current-generation 2013-2016 'J11' Qashqai SUVs over concerns the wheel arch protector could contact and wear through the brake hose. The company reports that insufficient rigidity may cause the lower edge of the rear right wheel arch protector to become deformed "under certain limited conditions"...

CarAdvice podcast 78: VW Australia boss talks car servicing

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Costello. In car news, the 2018 BMW M3 CS has been revealed, calls have gone out for a traffic congestion charge for Melbourne and Sydney, and the Alpine A110 has been confirmed for Australia. Meanwhile, the 2018 Peugeot 5008 pricing and specs have been released, Koenigsegg Agera RS breaks new record hitting 457km/h, and Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition has been detailed...