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…

Twice the power: Nissan’s new Nismo doesn’t need to growl

All-new, twice as powerful Nismo race car Motor on each axle doubles kW / torquepower New tech, new drivetrain for true race action TOKYO, Japan – The all-new Nissan Leaf Nismo race car, an electric race car with more than double the maximum power and torque output of its predecessor, was unveiled today (Nov 30…

Nissan’s Ghosn accused of ‘financial misconduct’ – job on the line

TOKYO, Japan – Carlos Ghosn, chairman of global automotive giant Nissan, is to be removed from his post for what has been described as ”financial misconduct”. The move has been described in the international media as ”a shocking fate for a leader hailed for rescuing the company from close to bankruptcy”. Ghosn has allegedly made…

GO! GO! GO! Four years on and Datsun is all growed up

Budget wheels upgraded for 2019 Fine for families – Datsun GOes upmarket Five or seven seats, spunky 1.2 engine ROSSLYN, South Africa – Datsun SA is bringing new Datsun GO and GO+ models to market four years after the brand returned to South Africa under the aegis of the local Nissan operation. Datsun products, assembled…