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…

Nissan goes stargazing with specially adapted Navara

Nissan unveils bakkie concept in Germany Stargazing behind new Dark Sky concept Super-tough Navara for  belly-ripping conditions HANNOVER, Germany – Nissan has unveiled two vehicles at the Hannover auto show – a Navara Dark Sky concept and a Nissan Navara N-Guard. Each claims to highlight the brand’s bakkies versatility; the load-carriers have, Nissan says, seen sales grow…

Base car 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo. Real thing? Stunning!

Nissan and Italdesign build ultra-limited GT-R 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo the foundation Celebration of 50 years of GT-R and Italdesign YOKOHAMA, Japan / TURIN, Italy – Nissan and Italdesign have created a prototype Nissan GT-R50 through their first collaboration. The car is based on a production 2018 Nissan GT-R Nismo and will commemorate the 50th…

2018 Micra: Nissan takes ‘small’ out of small cars

  Fifth generation of Nissan’s smarty hatchback ‘Exciting to drive, confident and responsive’ Futher models, bigger engine, still to come By LES STEPHENSON Information / data  from Nissan SA ROSSLYN, South Africa – The fifth generation of Nissan’s Micra, the automaker says, ”is a significant progression in design and will revitalise the small-car segment in…

Nissan SA midwives setting up for an unexpected baby

Coming to time – new Nissan baby on way 66kW turbo engine – and new from tyres up Fifth generation of popular small car ROSSLYN, Gauteng – Nissan SA says it plans to ”revolutionise”  the small-car market with the arrival of a surprise baby – the 66kW Nissan Micra which, its maker says, ”is new…