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Nissan e-NV200: Bigger battery debuts, not for Australia

Nissan has unveiled an updated e-NV200 van, complete with a bigger battery and faster charging, but it's still not on the cards for Australia. Although it's very similar to the existing car on the outside, the e-NV200 update is packing a 40kWh battery in place of the 24kWh unit currently offered, making for a zero-emissions range of 300km per charge...

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Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol revealed
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Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol revealed

Nissan North America has revealed the first images of its upcoming Armada Mountain Patrol concept, a project based on its large off-roader pitched as the "dream overlanding SUV". The Nissan Armada – known here as the Patrol – Mountain Patrol is still a month away from its debut at the 2018 Overland Expo West in Arizona on May 18...


Nissan looks at its electric past – Video
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Nissan looks at its electric past – Video

Nissan has positioned itself at the forefront of electric vehicle (EV) development, driving the move to e-mobility with cars like the Leaf. But before electrification was the talk of the town, and before the first-generation Leaf, there was the two-seat Tama, developed by Prince Motors – which eventually became Nissan...


2018 Nissan Terra launches in China
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2018 Nissan Terra launches in China

The 2018 Nissan Terra has been launched in China this week, accompanied by new details about what makes this body-on-frame SUV tick. For the first time we have details of the Terra's powertrain – it features a 'QR25' four-cylinder petrol engine making 135kW of power and 251Nm of torque...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class: What's different from Navara?
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class: What's different from Navara?

"It's just a Navara mate." There's going to be a lot of that over the next few months, and while the 2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class does share a platform with the 2018 Nissan Navara, there's more than a few changes under the skin. Let's take a look at them. A wider track The X-Class has a 50mm wider body than Navara, but crucially a 70mm wider track...


Ute comparison 2018: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-MAX v Mazda BT-50 v Volkswagen Amarok
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Ute comparison 2018: Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-MAX v Mazda BT-50 v Volkswagen Amarok

Dual-cab utes are expected to be more versatile today than ever before. Rough and tough is not enough. The flagship versions must be comfortable inside, safe, and look the part because people want show ponies as well as workhorses. Consider, for a moment, that the eight most popular dual-cab models managed 193,000 sales in Australia last year, which equals 16 per cent of the entire new vehicle market...


Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?
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Ute mega test: How do the tubs stack up?

They’re more likely to carry dirty nappies and road bikes than a bale of hay, but all eight of the cars on our 2018 dual-cab mega test are, you know, dual-cab utes. That means they still need to be fit for hard work. Has the transition to a life of luxury undermined the inherent practicality of these one-time work vehicles? Here’s a look at how the tray on each stacks up...


2018 Nissan X-Trail TL review
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2018 Nissan X-Trail TL review

The Nissan X-Trail is a crowd favourite and a name synonymous with SUVs. But at the top end of the range, does the X-Trail represent value for money? Paul Maric finds out.

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Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know
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Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are some four million vehicles in Australia. Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries...


2019 Nissan Altima revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Nissan Altima revealed - UPDATE

Update (30/3): Nissan Australia has issued a statement regarding local prospects for the new-generation Altima. See bottom of article for details. The new-generation 2019 Nissan Altima has been revealed at the New York motor show, bringing an all-new design, upgraded technology and all-wheel drive to the long-running nameplate...


Nissan Leaf battery-swap program headed to Japan
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Nissan Leaf battery-swap program headed to Japan

Nissan has started a new program in Japan, allowing Leaf owners to exchange their old batteries for refurbished ones. The program, set to start in May this year, is designed to lower battery replacement costs, and help electric vehicles maintain their value on the used car market. Initially, you'll be able to fit a refurbished 24kWh battery for ¥300,000 ($3,650)...


Nissan: 1 million annual electrified sales by FY2022
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Nissan: 1 million annual electrified sales by FY2022

Nissan has announced its plan to sell 1 million electrified vehicles per annum by the end of financial year 2022, as part of its M.O.V.E to 2022 product plan. The company will develop eight new electric vehicles in the next four years, including a crossover inspired by the IMx concept, and a kei car specifically for the Japanese market...


2018 Nissan Qashqai N-Tec review
Rating: 7.610 /10
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2018 Nissan Qashqai N-Tec review

While we wait for the Ti, the Nissan Qashqai N-Tec is the stand-in flagship of the range – but how does it fare?

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2018 Nissan Altima teased ahead of New York motor show
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2018 Nissan Altima teased ahead of New York motor show

Nissan has provided a first look at the upcoming Altima sedan, set to debut at the New York motor show later this month. Details about the new Altima are predictably tricky to nail down. Nissan has only provided one shadowy sketch of its latest Camry competitor, but it looks like a much racier design than the last – slightly dumpy – Altima...


2018 Nissan Juke revealed
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2018 Nissan Juke revealed

The updated Nissan Juke has been revealed this week at the Geneva motor show, hinting at a potential upgrade for Australia. While lots of people will look at the new model and ask 'what's changed?', Nissan has tweaked the finish of the V-motion grille to dark chrome, along with similar finishes for the headlight inserts and LED mirror indicators...


Ford Takata airbag recall announced
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Ford Takata airbag recall announced

Ford Australia has today announced details of its recall for vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators. As required under the compulsory recall program announced earlier this week, Ford will first contact owners of the oldest affected vehicles before working its way up to newer vehicles with a lesser risk...


2018 Nissan Navara Series III Dual Cab review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Nissan Navara Series III Dual Cab review

Nissan has once again tweaked the dynamic package of its five-link Navara dual-cab pick-ups. Does this new Series III version lift the game in all-round ute quality?

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2018 Nissan Terra revealed
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2018 Nissan Terra revealed

The Nissan Terra has gone official this week, ahead of a debut in the Chinese market later this year. Based on the same body-on-frame platform as the Navara ute, the Terra is something of a spiritual successor to the previous-generation Pathfinder – which was essentially a wagon-bodied version of the popular ute...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi "the only carmaker" profiting from EVs: Ghosn
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Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi "the only carmaker" profiting from EVs: Ghosn

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi CEO, Carlos Ghosn, says the Alliance is likely alone in making money from electric vehicles. "We are probably the most advanced carmaker in terms of costs of electric cars and we have announced already in 2017 that we are probably the only carmaker who's starting to make money selling electric cars," Ghosn told CNBC...


BMW, Nissan lead criticism over lack of government support for EVs
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BMW, Nissan lead criticism over lack of government support for EVs

Two pioneering manufacturers in the electric vehicle (EV) market, BMW and Nissan, have called on the Australian Federal Government to incentivise buyers of low-emission cars, citing evidence from Europe, Asia and North America...