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Carlos Ghosn escape team jailed in Japan for up to two years

The escape of Carlos Ghosn, the disgraced former boss of Nissan-Renault who is now a fugitive in Lebanon, has come at a high price. While Ghosn is now able to live a relatively normal life in his homeland because Lebanon does not have an extradition treaty with Japan, the US father and son team who helped him flee on a private plane – while the former auto executive was hidden in a box – have been sentenced to up to two years in jail...

The Drive Five: New Nissan Qashqai here in 2022 and the other stories you might've missed – 19 July 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are our favourite stories published on Drive today – but there are plenty more over on the website to enjoy...

2021 Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior price and specs: Drive-away prices $8500 dearer than before

2021 Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior pricing and specifications Off-road ute arrives in September with uprated payload and GVM Revised suspension, extra safety tech, and a tough new look headline the upgrades RRPs are only up by $3700, but drive-away prices are up by at least $8500 Pricing and specifications for the 2021 Nissan Navara Pro-4X have been confirmed ahead of its showroom arrival on September 1, revealing drive-away costs will be up to $8500 dearer than before...

Nissan Patrol sales to surge in second half of 2021 as production ramps up after lengthy delays

Nissan Patrol customers who placed orders months ago – and are still waiting – will likely not need to wait much longer. After months of delays, production of the Nissan Patrol is about to ramp up. Dealers have been advised by Nissan Australia they will be receiving “strong quantities” of Patrol allocations from the factory in Japan in July and August, to help fulfil remaining back orders before summer...

Carlos Ghosn escape team tells Japanese court they were tricked

The masterminds behind the escape of former Nissan-Renault boss Carlos Ghosn – hiding him in a box on a private plane to skip bail and flee house arrest in Japan – have claimed they were tricked into the scheme. The US father and son private security team of Michael and Peter Taylor have told a Japanese court that when they met with Ghosn on the day of his escape, it was meant to be a face-to-face discussion about options, not a rehearsal...

New Nissan Pathfinder confirmed for Australia, here in 2022

The next-generation Nissan Pathfinder is expected to appear in Australian showrooms some time during 2022, a spokesperson for the brand has confirmed to CarAdvice. Revealed for the US market in January this year, the new Nissan vehicle carries across the existing 3.5-litre petrol V6 engine, this time with an increased output of 212kW/351Nm and paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission (replacing the outgoing CVT)...

1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 sets new auction record

A 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R34) has sold for US$315,187 (AU$415,000), some US$1600 (AU$2000) more the previous record. The new record-setter was finished in "Midnight Purple II", and auctioned via US-based vehicle auction website Bring A Trailer...

Nissan to build new small electric SUV at billion-dollar UK production facility

Nissan has confirmed plans for a new £1 billion (AU$1.8 billion) electric vehicle manufacturing 'hub' in the UK, which will be home to production of a new yet-to-be-named electric SUV, expected to be sized similarly to the Juke. Confirmed overnight, a $1...

2021 Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior revealed

Nissan has officially revealed its range-topping 2021 Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior, which is due to land in Australian showrooms within a few months. Changes for the new Navara Warrior are headlined by a GVM upgrade and new winch-compatible bullbar, but many other tweaks and adjustments have been made by Premcar and Nissan under the skin...

The Drive Five: New Kia EV8 large electric SUV and the other stories you might've missed – 29 June 2021

As we continue toward a single publishing platform, some great news stories are being published on both CarAdvice and Drive. If you're a keen reader of CarAdvice, you might be missing out on some of the unique, first-to-run content we're publishing over on Drive. Here are the best stories published on the Drive website today: 1...

Adam Paterson appointed as Managing Director of Nissan Australia and New Zealand

Japanese automotive giant Nissan has appointed Adam Paterson as Managing Director of operations in Australia and New Zealand. Mr Paterson – who currently serves as the brand’s Director of Marketing in Canada – will commence his new role from Nissan's Melbourne head office on 1 July 2021. Outgoing Managing Director Stephen Lester took the reins in September 2017...