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Poll: Nissan Terra takes down Isuzu MU-X

The 2018 Nissan Terra isn't confirmed for the Australian market, but it's managed to take down the sales-leading Isuzu MU-X in our latest online poll. A not-insignificant 58 per cent of respondents preferred the seven-seat Nissan over the MU-X, which is currently topping its class for sales...

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Nissan announces 2022 sustainability plan
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Nissan announces 2022 sustainability plan

Nissan has announced its first-ever sustainability plan as part of its M.O.V.E. to 2022 program, with the goal of decreasing its CO2 emissions from new cars by 40 per cent before 2022 compared to levels in 2000. According to the company, this is the first time it has created a 'comprehensive' sustainability plan, designed to unify its 'environmental, social and governance' initiatives...


Nissan NV300, e-NV200 campers unveiled for Spain
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Nissan NV300, e-NV200 campers unveiled for Spain

Nissan has unveiled a pair of self-contained campers at the Madrid motor show, packing two-tone paint jobs and pop-tops in a (suspiciously) similar vein to the Volkswagen California camper. The smaller of the two vans, the e-NV200, is designed to comfortably sleep four people on a weekend away...


Nissan Kicks 'Color Studio' launches in the US
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Nissan Kicks 'Color Studio' launches in the US

Personalisation is popular in small cars at the moment, with a growing number of manufacturers offering colourful design elements and packages to help buyers make their vehicle stand out. Nissan has pushed that idea to a new level with the Kicks Color Studio...


Nissan Leaf scores five stars in Euro NCAP testing
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Nissan Leaf scores five stars in Euro NCAP testing

The 2018 Nissan Leaf has been awarded a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP, in an updated set of tests that the firm describes as the "toughest safety tests to date." It scored 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 86 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 71 per cent for safety assist systems...


2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 revealed
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2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 revealed

Nissan has unveiled the latest GT3-ready version of its GT-R – the GT-R Nismo GT3 – blending revised driving dynamics with creature comforts like air-conditioning. Although it looks like the previous GT3, launched in 2015, Nissan has left no stone unturned in search of more speed...


2018 Nissan Terra review
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2018 Nissan Terra review

Pathfinder, Patrol, Navara – Nissan has a catalogue of well-known names in the off-roading world. But Terra? That's new.


Nissan Titan ruled out for Australia
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Nissan Titan ruled out for Australia

HSV is preparing the Silverado and the Ram 1500 is gathering momentum, but Nissan has ruled out a three-way large pickup battle Down Under, taking the Titan off the table for our market. Just over six months after telling CarAdvice the full-size Titan could go global, Ashwani Gupta, global boss for Nissan commercial vehicles, knocked back the car's visa application based on volume...


Nissan Australia wants Terra 'as soon as possible'
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Nissan Australia wants Terra 'as soon as possible'

Nissan Australia wants the Terra, and it wants it badly. Launched with a diesel engine and seven seats for the wider south-east Asian market this week, the new off-roader would go head-to-head with the Ford Everest and Isuzu MU-X if it landed on our shores, while also fitting nicely as a spiritual successor to the first- and second-generation Pathfinder...


ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall
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ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...


2018 Honda CR-V VTi-L v Nissan X-Trail ST-L comparison
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2018 Honda CR-V VTi-L v Nissan X-Trail ST-L comparison

The all-new Honda CR-V and significantly updated Nissan X-Trail – two big nameplates in one hugely popular mid-sized SUV segment – arrived in the second half of 2017. And in November, we kicked off comparing these two revised protagonists’ ranges by pitching petrol-powered, all-wheel-driven, five-seater flagships in the form of Honda’s VTi-LX and Nissan’s TI versions against one another...


2018 Nissan Terra: Diesel seven-seater launched for wider Asian market
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2018 Nissan Terra: Diesel seven-seater launched for wider Asian market

Nissan has unveiled a version of its body-on-frame Terra for the wider Asian market, dropping the Chinese petrol engine and five-seat configuration in favour of a powertrain and layout that, should the business case stack up, would slot neatly into the Australian market. Built on the Navara platform, the Terra could be seen as something of a spiritual successor to the Pathfinder...


Nissan Pitch-R debuts for UEFA Champion's League
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Nissan Pitch-R debuts for UEFA Champion's League

Nissan has revealed the Pitch-R at the UEFA Champion's League final in Kiev this week, which uses self-driving technology to draw soccer fields "wherever there is space". Using four cameras, GPS location tracking and collision avoidance systems, the Pitch-R can draw white lines on grass, tarmac, or gravel with its "eco-friendly dissolvable paint"...


Nissan Leaf Open Car unveiled
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Nissan Leaf Open Car unveiled

The Nissan Leaf Open Car was unveiled recently in Tokyo, at a forum about building a zero-emission society. Nissan created this special one-off vehicle to celebrate the Leaf's 100,000th sale in Japan. According to Carsalesbase, 118,524 Leafs have been sold in the US, and 92,025 in Europe. To make the car, Nissan lopped the roof off a regular Leaf hatchback...


2018 Nissan Navara ST-X review
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2018 Nissan Navara ST-X review

Nissan takes another stab at bringing the Navara dual-cab’s load-carrying credentials up to scratch, but is chasing tradies the right choice for a car positioned as a family friendly all-rounder?


BAIC EC is the top-selling electric car worldwide
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BAIC EC is the top-selling electric car worldwide

The BAIC EC has zoomed up the charts to become the world's best-selling electric car during the first three months of 2018. In figures released overnight by JATO Dynamics, the BAIC EC notched up 25,630 sales (up 260 per cent) during the first quarter of this year, taking the provisional sales crown from the Nissan Leaf, which thanks to a new generation model was up 47 per cent to 22,124...


Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol debuts in full
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Nissan Armada Mountain Patrol debuts in full

Nissan has taken the wraps off its Armada 'Mountain Patrol' overlanding concept, as part of the Overland Expo West in Arizona, USA. Based on the US-market Nissan Armada – known here and in other regions as the Patrol – the adventure-seeking project vehicle sports an array of enhancements including a roof-mounted tent, heavy-duty coil-over suspension, extended A-arms, 17-inch Icon Rebound wheels with Nitto Ridge Grapplers 35/12...


2018 Nissan X-Trail TL review
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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?


Nissan to rollout ProPilot tech across more models - UPDATE
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Nissan to rollout ProPilot tech across more models - UPDATE

UPDATE (16/5/18): Nissan Australia has released a statement regarding the local release of the ProPilot technology suite. See bottom of article for details. Nissan has announced plans to expand the availability of its ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving systems, with the US-market Rogue Sport (Qashqai) next on the list...


Nissan exits Australian Supercar Championship to focus on SUVs, EVs
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Nissan exits Australian Supercar Championship to focus on SUVs, EVs

Nissan Australia has confirmed it will not renew its contract with Kelly Racing to compete in the Australian Supercar Championship, exiting the series at the end of 2018 after six years in the game. It has been known for at least a year that Nissan had been in discussion on whether it would continue with the series, but the change in leadership last August – when Australian Richard Emery was replaced as CEO by Canadian Stephen Lester – may have been the final nail...