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How Australia's love of V8s and utes has revived local automotive skills

Australia’s love of V8s and utes is reviving jobs and skills that many feared would be lost forever. Local car manufacturing died two years ago, but from the ashes a new industry has emerged. As sales of utes continue to hit record levels – they were the top three selling vehicles outright last month – and demand for V8s has not waned, car giants Ford and Nissan have announced partnerships with local engineering firms that will tailor imported vehicles to better suit Australian buyer tastes...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: A 28-year insight into a Porsche dealership

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and Scott Collie. Trent recently drove the Porsche Taycan and he chats about his time behind the wheel. Scott speaks to Bernie Quinn, Head of Engineering at Premcar about the Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior. The Alpina B5 Touring is in the garage this week and Scott gives us a preview of his review to come...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Free fuel for life: Nissan and CSIRO launch solar-powered EV charging station trial

It’s the dream of any motorist: free fuel for life – and Nissan Australia is poised to find out if it’s possible and practical. Nissan has unveiled three electric-car charging stations at its head office in Melbourne powered by solar panels on its roof. They are part of a 200-day trial to find out if solar-powered charging stations can provide truly emissions-free motoring...

2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior: Aussie-tuned hero revealed

Australia's ute segment has continued its move upmarket, with Nissan Australia today revealing its new range-topping Navara N-Trek Warrior. Aimed at the the Toyota HiLux Rugged X, Ford Ranger Raptor and HSV SportsCat, the Warrior is a Navara N-Trek developed from the ground up with a range of off-road-ready components. "What's truly special is...

Nissan Patrol next in line for locally tuned, mega off-road edition

Nissan is poised to give its Patrol V8 another boost following its recent sales surge – with plans for a special edition designed to appeal to hardcore off-roaders. Buoyed by a new partnership with a local engineering firm that will overnight unveil a rival to the Toyota Rugged X and Ford Ranger Raptor – based on the top-of-the-range Nissan Navara – the company says it is keen to explore options on other models across the range...

Nissan Terra still unlikely for Australia

The Nissan Terra is no closer to being introduced in Australia – in this generation or beyond – because the cost to upgrade it to meet local standards is for now deemed prohibitively expensive. The Nissan Terra is a seven-seat four-wheel-drive based on the Navara ute and went on sale overseas last year...

Nissan Titan pick-up still a chance for Australia

The Nissan Titan pick-up has been given new hope of coming to Australia, after being ruled in and out for local introduction over the past two years. Nissan Australia boss Steve Lester says the company has not given up on getting the Nissan Titan into local showrooms – and has been buoyed by the success of the Ram 1500, which until recently was only available with petrol V8...

Nissan China chief appointed as next CEO

The board of directors at Nissan have selected a new CEO: Makoto Uchida, the current head of the company's operations in China. Aside from heading up one of Nissan's more successful divisions, Uchida also has extensive experience with alliance partner Renault...

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle? How does an EV charge? Plus our EV glossary

Electric vehicles, or EVs, are coming. With recent government policy announcements honing in on a 'green' future, there's some misinformation about charging an EV and how long they actually take to charge. While this isn't a deep dive or a technical analysis, we've aimed to break down how charging works (in very basic terms) and how long you would expect each of the EVs on the market in Australia to charge...

ACCC releases list of 'critical' Takata airbags on Aussie roads

The owners of vehicles still fitted with "critical" Takata airbag inflators are being urged to stop driving their cars immediately. A range of Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mazda and Lexus models sold between 2001 and 2004 are fitted with Takata inflators that have a "severe risk of mis-deployment" if they activate...