Budding Leaf: Aero shape, longer range and WOW looks!

YOKOHAMA, Japan – The upcoming new Nissan Leaf battery car will feature an improved aerodynamic design to make it more efficient and able to travel further with a tanked-up battery – the bane of electric cars so far. The new Leaf looks nothing like its rather podgy ancestor – indeed, The Corner thinks it gives…

Yet another lazy-driver crutch – this time from Nissan

Autoparking Leaf for amateur drivers Normally abled people should be more skilled If you can’t park, how can you be a driver? YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan has announced that the upcoming Nissan Leaf will be the first vehicle in the automaker’s global product line-up to be equipped with ProPilot Park. The tech helps drivers to park…

ProPilot autodrive for about-to-be-launched Nissan Qashqai

Europe’s best-seller given premium upgrades Self-driving feature to follow in 2018 Better cabin, improved performance, promised SUNDERLAND, England – Production of an updated version of Nissan’s Qashqai has started here in north-east England with, the automaker says, “a raft of premium design, technology and performance improvements” for what is Europe’s best-selling crossover. Changes include a new…

Nissan Bladeglider celebrates SEVENTY years of electric cars

2017 sees Nissan celebrate 70 years since its first EV Brand’s latest model on Hillclimb at Goodwod Festival Track sessions show potential of sexy three-seater PARIS, France / GOODWOOD, England – Exactly 70 years after the debut of its first electric vehicle on July 3 1947 (yes, that’s it above) Nissan’s most advanced EV yet took…

Nissan Micra trio complete with arrival of third engine

53kW entry petrol model now with dealers Will account for about 15% of UK Micra sales Range of three Micra engines now complete PARIS, France – The launch range of an all-new Nissan Micra is complete and are being shipped to dealers across Europe, among them the “eagerly anticipated” one-litre” 53kW entry-level model. That’s the…

Cars ‘soon smart enough’ to make life-saving decisions

By MIKE WHITFIELD MD at Nissan South Africa Autonomous driving technology is developing so rapidly that  Business Insider’s research has forecast 10-million such cars on UK roads by 2020. However, the closer we get to completely driverless cars, the more critical it becomes for automakers to make sure they’re safe. Autonomous cars can save lives. Not…

Solution to cellphone roadhogs found two centuries ago

Nissan adopts 19th-century) tech to cut phone distraction Car compartment blocks cell, Bluetooth, wi-fi signals Almost 20% of drivers admit driving and texting LONDON, England – A Victorian-era invention has been adopted by Nissan GB which can stop drivers  being tempted to use/answer a cellphone for voice or messages. The beauty of the design, Nissan…

Nissan sending GT-R hillthletes to challenge Simola

Nissan sending GT-R team to war Japanese aiming to claw Jaguars? One GT-R packing 1500kW to Simola ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan is sending a fleet of 12 GT-R supercars to challenge the rest – particularly Jaguar, the main sponsor? – at Knysna’s Simola Hillclimb over May 5-8. At stake will be the supercar crown and the battle will…

Electric-only Leaf to take on 16 000km Mongol rally

‘Fuelling points’ will be battery chargers Adventure crew to take on 16 000km drive Trans-Asia rally, hoping for 250km at a time LONDON, England – Electric vehicle advocate Plug-In Adventures has created a modified Nissan Leaf to be the first all-electric car to enter and, it’s hoped, complete the Mongol Rally. That means 16 000km from…

Will Infiniti Monograph redefine ‘luxury’ among SUV’s?

QX80 Monograph ‘expression of futuristic luxury SUV Design study signals Infiniti intent to evolve segment ‘Monograph’: ‘Detailed study of single area of expertise’ HONG KONG – Infiniti has revealed its QX80 Monograph, a design study said to have explored “upscale luxury” to further develop its standing in the large sport utility vehicle segment. “The Monograph,”…

2017 Nissan Micra: Europe gets new supermini

Gen 5 supermini takes on B-hatchback segment Bose audio with  speakers driver’s head restraint Three downsized engines, five models PARIS, France – It’s 34 years since the first Nissan Micra hit the world’s small hatchback market and the car has had its ups and downs since launch in 1983. This version, The Corner believes, will…

Nissan Leaf: Back-up power for home and office?

⦁ Nissan/uYilo to unveil bi-directional charging ⦁ Nissan Leaf tech enables energy for many uses ⦁ Systems suitable for home and commercial ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan and the uYilo e-Mobility programme are to demonstrate technology that can transfer power stored in electric vehicles to home and commercial applications. The Nissan Leaf, believed to be…