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2022 Nissan 400Z revealed in production form in patent images

The 2022 Nissan 400Z sports car edged closer to Australia this week, with Nissan filing patent images locally for what appears to be the production car. While the Nissan 400Z has already been teased with the Nissan Z Proto concept (bottom) unveiled in September 2020, new patent filings lodged with Australian intellectual property officials seem to show the production version of the hotly-anticipated sports car...

Dying breed: Australia's last V8s under $100k

From the first choice of families looking for a torquey, flexible engine to make short work of towing and overtaking, to an endangered species. The V8's fortunes have changed dramatically over the years...

2020 Nissan Leaf recalled for gear shifter problem

Nissan Australia has issued a recall of 181 examples of its 2020 Nissan Leaf, due to an issue with the automatic gear shifter. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says an actuator plate could fail on the Leaf, and in turn "the park lock may not engage when the user shifts into a Park position"...

VFACTS 2020: Nissan Patrol, Toyota LandCruiser post sales gains as Aussies holiday at home

The Nissan Patrol has posted its highest sales since this generation model arrived in 2013 – and the Toyota LandCruiser wagon also posted significant gains amid a market slump, and despite its final full year of production. According to official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, Nissan reported 2820 examples of the Y62 Patrol as sold in 2020, a dramatic increase of 44...

2021 Nissan new cars

Nissan has seen a decline in sales of 27 per cent year on year in 2020. When you compare this to the market overall, which is down 16 per cent, this sounds rather significant, however a continuation of November's rebound is expected this month, keeping in mind the aforementioned figures only cover up to the end of November...

'Mr GT-R' and Nissan Z product specialist Hiroshi Tamura talks spirit and purpose

Many know him as 'Mr GT-R', but Hiroshi Tamura has always had a Nissan Z car of some form in his life, and they've always been mean, extra-ordinary versions. The first was a used example of the race-focused homologation 240ZG, chosen because its pointy fibreglass snout reminded him of Japan's iconic Shinkansen – known to most of the world as a 'bullet train'...

2020 Nissan Juke recalled for incorrectly-labelled jack

Nissan Australia has issued a recall of 299 examples of its 2020 Nissan Juke, due to incorrectly-labelled jacks. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the jacks – which are used to lift the vehicle off the ground to change tyres – do not comply with Australian safety standards...

2021 Nissan Navara price rises revealed, drive-away deals for ABN holders

Nissan has released drive-away prices on selected models in the new Navara ute range – two months before the updated model is due in local showrooms. However, the offers are only available to business buyers – or ABN holders – which means about 75 per cent of customers will be asked to pay full price...

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid recalled for potential fire risk

Nissan Australia has issued a recall of 11 examples of the Nissan R52 Pathfinder Hybrid, listed as Model Year 2019 (MY19), due to a potential fire hazard. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the oil feed line for the Pathfinder's transmission may have been installed in reverse orientation...

2021 Nissan Patrol facelift unveiled – UPDATE: Australian arrival ruled out

The 2021 Nissan Armada (as the Nissan Patrol is known in the US) has been unveiled – however, the brand's Australian arm has confirmed the updates won't be coming Down Under. The model-year-2021 facelift revealed in the US overnight brings the Armada closer in line with the facelifted Patrol introduced in Australia and other markets in late 2019 – however, there are some notable differences...

2021 Nissan Qashqai interior teased: Small SUV to score big tech upgrade

The upcoming 2021 Nissan Qashqai's interior has been teased, previewing an revamped cabin with significantly upgraded levels of technology compared with its predecessor. Shadowy teaser images released by the Japanese brand reveal a redesigned interior layout, complemented by an overhauled suite of cabin technologies. Headlining the upgrades is the addition of a 12...