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…

Navara Nirvana: West Coast waltz for big-bakkie launch

⦁ West Coast tour shows off new Nissan ⦁ 450km – plenty to get to know a new bakkie ⦁ Highs, lows and doing it in the dunes  LES STEPHENSON NISSAN SA and a large support crew spent last week (mid-March 2017) cruising some of the most beautiful – despite the drought – West Coast countryside  to show…

New Nissan Micra: Great for a weekend getaway

• Nissan launches multi-channel campaign for Micra • Promotes Micra as ‘perfect partner for today’s drivers’ • About 6000 cars already with dealers across Europe PARIS, France – Nissan has fired its first advertising broadside for its all-new Micra, calling it ‘Meet the Accomplice’, to showcase how the new B-segment hatchback would be the perfect…

2017 Nissan bakkies: What they got, then?

2017 Nissan bakkie range due now Dual-turbo diesel and petrol engines Long list of standard / special items ROSSLYN, Pretoria – Nissan SA will become South Africa’a most prolific bakkie brand when the first models of the all-new Nissan Navara arrive here later in 2017. The range will start with the sub-one ton NP200 the…

Now you CAN take your dog with you

Dog-friendly crossover concept for families Carry (and wash after the walk) two dogs Seems to be the ultimate gear for dog-lovers “SHOULD WE TAKE the dog?” It’s a question almost always asked whenever an outing in the family car is being arranged – and more often than not the answer is: “Why not?” And that’s…