NisGo! Latest Leaf turns up with 240kW and RC badge

Nissan Leaf Nismo RC debuts at Ricardo Tormo ‘E’ in ‘EV’ ‘stands for exciting electric mobility Motorsport showcases dual-motor technology VALENCIA, Spain – Nissan’s ”world-leading expertise in electric vehicles and top-class motorsport experience” have been displayed at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Spain in the new, all-wheel drive, two-motor, Nissan Leaf Nismo RC (above). Say…

Bond, James Bond, popping up in autoworld problems

Funny how James Bond is making a comeback in the world of motoring – perhaps in part because of the cars he drove in his 007 masterspy movies. Find out how Nissan and Aston Martin news reports are referring to him and a certain fugitive from the clutches of a Nipponese brand. Read… Cash-crunched Aston…

Driving Ohm for Xmas: Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow*

PARIS, France – Nissan will be dashing through the snow (in Europe, at least!) this Christmas with a bright and festive Nissan LEAF powered by its own regenerated energy. To bring Christmas cheer while celebrating the power of regenerative energy the special one-off was transformed into a Nissan (Christmas) TREE decked with a spectacular light…

27 Nissans for Pat – now number 28 is the latest Juke

LONDON, England – The new generation of Nissan’s Juke range has arrived in UK showrooms and deliveries have started with one of the first going to Patricia McIntosh of Norfolk in eastern England. As it should be for Ms McIntosh has been a Nissan customer since 1972 and her Juke Tekna is her 27th unit…

Nissan Ariya: ‘New dawn’ electricar unveiled at Tokyo

All-electric crossover ‘new direction’ Two motors, powerful acceleration ‘Next stage of Nissan evolution’ TOKYO, Japan – Nissan has unveiled its Ariya Concept, described by its maker as ”a crossover electric SUV with two electric motors, powerful acceleration, award-winning driving assistance technology and a look that signals a complete reinvention of the brand’s design”, at the…

50 years on: The Nissan GT-R era of perfection speeds on

Five decades’ experience goes into new GT-R Several versions of anniversary driving gem Two spec levels – with multi-million prices ROSSLYN, South Africa – Few vehicles in the world can be instantly identified by just three letters but to motoring enthusiasts everywhere GT-R has its own exalted space that involves excitement, high-performance and refinement. So,…

Dat’s sun collection by Free State’s Oom Freek

ROSSLYN, South Africa – Datsun is calling on all fans – new and old – as it announces the opening of car-enthusiast Freek de Kock’s auto museum: about 120 Datsun and Nissan vehicles spanning decades will be accessible to everybody. The museum, in Bothaville, South Africa, was started by De Kock in 2007. It claims…

SA Nissan Navara build promises ‘jobs for hundreds’

An estimated 1200 jobs across the value chain Investments to grow for local component suppliers Five new black-owned suppliers to be developed ROSSLYN, Gauteng – Nissan will boost employment in South Africa with local production of the next Navara bakkie poised to create an estimated 1200+ jobs in the automotive sector. SA’s president Cyril Ramaphosa…

Slippin’ ‘n slidin’ – it’s the hot favourite for track-day training

Track days losing out to drift training UK racetracks smoking supercar lessons SIx-year-olds even playing passengers LONDON, England – Drifting, the ”art” of controlling a car thats spinning in circles, is now said to be the fastest-growing track-driving experience in the UK. Computer games such as Forza Motorsport and ‘Fast and the Furious‘ movies are…

2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo: Hot and fresh from New York show

‘Pursuing more driving pleasure’ Bigger brakes for track performance Carbon-fibre figures greatly in the shell NEW YORK – Nissan’s 2020 GT-R Nismo debuted mid-April 2019 at the New York auto show with race-car-inspired upgrades and tuning improvements that, the automaker says, ”maximisese its exhilarating performance”. The car was showcased alongside the new 50th Anniversary Edition…

Sleek Nissan Sylphy turning heads at Auto Shanghai 2019

New from Nissan: a car with a strange name Sylphy – slim, low, streamlined – figures All-new five-seater, brand-new engine  SHANGHAI , China – The all-new Nissan Sylphy was unveiled today (Aprl 16) at the 2019 Shanghai auto show with what its maker described as a sporty new look and equipped with the latest Nissan…

Nissan plans to go big at Geneva ’19

GENEVA, Switzerland – Nissan will reveal the real version of this IMQ concept crossover at the 2019 Geneva auto show. It’s described as an ”all-new” vehicle that ”embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility and gives a hint of what might one day be in your driveway”. READ MORE Nissan features on Carman’s Corner Hope…