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Nissan expands Navara production to South Africa

Nissan has announced it will commence production of the Navara at its South African factory from 2020. Joining the current NP200 and NP300 (an old-gen Navara sold in developing markets) at the Rosslyn site,  the new Navara will add an annual output of 30,000 units to the facility's existing 35,000 volume...

2019 Ford Ranger: Autonomous emergency braking standard, pressure on other utes to follow

The Ford Ranger is the first ute on sale in Australia with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection and speed sign recognition as standard across an entire range, from the cheapest tradie model to the flagship Raptor...

Who's making utes for whom?

Car companies have been sharing development costs for years, so it’s hardly shocking to see them doing the same with pickups/utes. For one, we’ve just seen Ford and Volkswagen announce the co-development of the next-generation Ranger and Amarok, due for market launch in 2022. Isuzu and Mazda are also sharing costs on the next D-Max/BT-50...

Nissan initiates Takata recall for older models

Nissan Australia has commenced its recall for various older-generation models fitted with Takata airbag inflators, in this case those fitted with 'like-for-like' replacement units. A total of 86,503 units across five model lines are affected by this notice, which includes the Navara, Maxima, Pulsar, X-Trail and Patrol built from 2001 through to 2008...

Nissan Navara AT32 and Terra ‘on the cards' for Australia

As you will have seen from our recent Moroccan adventures, CarAdvice spent some time sampling Nissan’s four-wheel drive portfolio on-road and off, tackling one section of the vast Sahara Desert. While we’re obviously familiar with Y62 Patrol, and we’ve spent time with the Titan before, two vehicles stood out as potential success stories if Nissan Australia can secure them...

Mitsubishi to lead Alliance dual-cab development? Not so fast, says Nissan

Mitsubishi recently claimed – somewhat boldly – it would lead dual-cab development for the next generation of vehicles under its alliance. According to a senior figure inside the Nissan camp, that leadership role mightn't be as clear cut...

Nissan Frontier Sentinel concept revealed

The Nissan Frontier Sentinel concept has been revealed at the São Paulo motor show, designed by the company's Brazilian design studio as a rugged rescue vehicle that can handle any terrain. Finished in eye-catching Thunder Blue, the Frontier Sentinel is based on the standard Frontier dual-cab ute – known locally as the Navara...

Nissan Juke, Navara recalled

Nissan has recalled the 'D23' Navara and 'F15' Juke over concerns the engine could turn off unexpectedly. According to company, an internal ignition switch spring may have been manufactured with a surface defect. After 'prolonged normal usage', the issue could make the engine turn off while driving. If that coincides with an accident, the airbags might not correctly fire...

2013-16 Nissan Navara, Patrol added to Takata recall

Nissan Australia has added previous generation 'D22' Navara and 'Y61' Patrol models to the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. The company's local arm has confirmed 17,047 units across both model lines are affected by this notice, which relates to potentially faulty passenger-side airbag inflators...

Nissan Navara Silverline, Black Edition launched

Nissan Australia has launched two special-edition versions of its Navara ute, dubbed the 'Silverline' and 'Black Edition'. On sale from October 1, the Silverline and Black Edition are limited to 900 units each, and feature numerous cosmetic and equipment upgrades over their donor models. Headlining the pair is the Black Edition (pictured), priced from $48,690 drive-away...

Nissan Navara Dark Sky concept revealed

Nissan has revealed the Navara Dark Sky concept at the 2018 Hannover motor show, developed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA). The space-themed show car is basically a "mobile astronomy lab", featuring an observatory-class telescope mounted to a bespoke off-road trailer...