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…

Nissan ups hatchback game with new Micra Tech

Snappy looks and cool communications Crash avoidance systems, daytime lights Plug in your mobile and, well, get mobile ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan SA has added a mouthful of a new, fifth-generation, model to its range – the Micra Acenta Plus Tech hatchback The car is, Nissan SA says, ”packed to the hilt with tech…

Nissan Leaf e+ to widen top-seller’s market appeal

New Nissan battery-car trembling on the brink More power, quicker acceleration from bigger battery Bigger engine, more road-driving range YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan has unveiled an addition to its model fleet badged as the Nissan Leaf e+, to, the automaker says, ”broaden the appeal of the world’s best-selling electric car”. The units have a new…

Ghosn top ally goes missing as Nissan scandal sizzles

Another Nissan exec off-map post Ghosn arrest ‘Concentrating on special tasks’, says autmaker Munoz won’t make it to 2019 Vegas tech expo TOKYO, Japan – A senior Nissan executive, Jose Munoz, has taken a leave-of-absence as part of what’s been described as ”a sudden management shake-up” that’s followed the arrest of former company chairman Carlos…

Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign – with a mind-melting tag

Nissan confirms production of Nissan GT-R50 Car to celebrate double 50th anniversary Demand ‘greatly exceeds’ expectations YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan has confirmed production of a Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign and opened order books for a 50-vehicle run. The car’s exterior, the automaker says – and the images confirm –  is virtually unchanged from the prototype shown in July…

Nismo Heritage is ‘Go!’ to supply GT performance parts

FAMOUS BADGE: It’s known globally as a sign of power and glorious driving. Image: Nissan ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan customers says owners can enjoy driving their performance cars longer thanks to a new parts replacement programme available in Japan. The parts went on sale in Japan on December  2018 as part of the newNismo Heritage…