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2019 Nissan Leaf E-Plus to have more power, better range

The first details about the oft-discussed, extended-range Nissan Leaf have been revealed ahead of its expected global debut later this year, or early in 2019. In addition to revealing the model's E-Plus moniker, Brian Maragno, director of electric vehicle marketing for Nissan North America, confirmed to AutoGuide the new variant will not only have a much improved range, but also more power to boot...

Nissan GT-R: Next-gen to be "the world's fastest brick" - report

The next Nissan GT-R is still some years away, but the company isn't shying away from making bold performance claims, according to a new report out of the UK. Alfonso Albaisa, senior vice president for global design at Nissan Motor Co., told Autocar the new-generation supercar will be "its own special car" and it has to be "the fastest super sports car in the world"...

Daihatsu Copen transformed into mini-Nissan GT-R convertible

Japanese tuner Liberty Walk has unveiled a new body kit package, which turns the cute little convertible hardtop Daihatsu Copen into baby Godzilla. We're not sure why Liberty Walk chose the Copen as its starting point, although the convertible's easily-removable resin body panels may have played a part in the decision...

Nissan Juke Nismo confirmed for Australia

The Nissan Juke Nismo has finally been confirmed as a starter in Australia, with the company's local arm announcing the sportier SUV's launch through a media invite. Scheduled to launch in October according to the press invitation, the Juke Nismo adds a range of cosmetic and mechanical upgrades to Nissan's littlest crossover, first launched in Europe six years ago...

Nissan Titan XD Surfcamp one-off revealed

Nissan has continued its love for rough-and-ready one-off specials in the USA, turning the Titan XD into a surfer's wet dream. Based on the Titan XD Diesel Midnight Edition Crew Cab, the Surfcamp is powered by a 5.0-litre Cummins diesel engine producing 231kW and 750Nm. The surf-ready special rides on a three-inch lift kit and 17-inch Icon wheels wrapped in Nitto Ridge Grappler tyres...

Nissan admits improper fuel economy, emissions inspections on JDM cars

Nissan says it has found "nonconformities" in the final vehicle inspection (kanken) procedure for domestic market vehicles at all of its Japanese factories, except the Kyushu plant. According to the company, "performance of exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests ... deviated from the prescribed testing environment", and as a result it created "inspection reports based on altered measurement values"...

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign revealed ahead of Goodwood debut

Nissan has released a new set of images of the limited-run GT-R50 by Italdesign this week, ahead of a public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month. Estimated to cost around €900,000 ($1.418 million), and limited to just 50 units, the GT-R50 celebrates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R (2019) and Italdesign (2018)...

Infiniti suspends development of small luxury car with Daimler - report

Infiniti has put work on its small luxury car on hold, due to a rapidly changing market landscape and fears over new tariffs. According to the business newspaper Nikkan Kogyo, Nissan has pulled the plug on a small luxury car being developed with the help of Daimler...

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign teased

The Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign has been partially revealed in a set of new images this week, ahead of a full reveal in Europe next month. It's the first time the Japanese manufacturer and Italian design house have collaborated on a project, which celebrates the 50th anniversaries of both the GT-R and Italdesign...

2018 Nissan Qashqai Ti pricing and specs

A new range-topping 2018 Nissan Qashqai Ti variant has arrived, replacing the 'limited edition' N-Tec stand-in that headlined the Australian launch of the facelifted line-up in December. As revealed at the time, the Qashqai Ti is priced from $37,990, marking a slight increase over the $36,490 N-TEC it replaces and a $5000 premium over the $32,990 ST-L model beneath it...

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. Nissan head office hasn't actually decided whether to send the Terra to Australia yet...