Nissan Canto: It’s a beautiful noise for drivers

TOKYO, Japan – Not only did Nissan debut a concept vehicle at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show – it also surprised the crowd with the introduction of Canto, the brand’s idea for countering the boring sound of silence in battery-powered cars. Drivers like to hear their engine working – something until now regarded as tough…

Nissan takes on teeming Tokyo with autonomous Infiniti

Nissan Infiniti self-drives japanese city centre Computer array uses sonar, cameras, radar ‘The car has a human-like driving feel’ TOKYO, Japan – Nissan today (Oct 26) demonstrated on public roads in Tokyo a prototype of its most advanced autonomous driving technology, one scheduled for real-world use from 2020, . The ProPILOT technology, fitted to a…

New Nissan X-Trail in showrooms on October 23

ROSSLYN, South Africa – The next version of Nissan’s popular X-Trail AWD SUV is about to be unloaded into South African showrooms. Nissan describes the family off-roader as “the perfect car for you and your family”. “The new X-Trail has the luxury and performance of an accomplished SUV,” Nissan SA promises, “and the smarts of…

10 things to think of when buying your first new car

ROSSLYN, South Africa (October 12, 2017) Buying your first car can be a terrifying experience but fun if you know what to do and what to look for so Nissan SA has compiled a 10-step guide to the whole operation. And passed it on to Carman’s Corner for you to read… “Follow these suggestions,” the…

Prototype 9: Marty McFly and Doc’s dream machine

Volunteer team re-designed history Race car, yes, but completely silent Time-leap back to Nissan’s racing roots PEBBLE BEACH, California – Nissan’s premium brand Infiniti  unveiled a race car prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance – not one with huge tyres and aero wings but instead inspired by race vehicles of the 1940’s. The…

Here it comes: Next Nissan Leaf a ‘special’ in UK

More power, longer range, new connectivity ‘World’s most advanced and accessible 100% electric car’ Launch of Leaf 2.Zero at a Nissan road show in Norway OSLO, Norway – Nissan has unveiled the latest Leaf electric car here with claims of greater range, more-dynamic design, “advanced” driving assistance and better internet connectivity. The Corner was initially…

Nissan survey exposes secret car-colour conundrum

About 80% of drivers chose the wrong colour Forget conservative colours such as black, silver, grey More than 50% of drivers play it safe with neutral shades PARIS, France – You’re probably one of the majority of people driving a car whose colour, well, just ain’t you. At least that’s what’s was exposed by a…

Nissan Micra Active: Small package, big on cabin stuff

Exterior and interior upgrades already added ‘Few cars in segment offer such features’ – Nissan First units sold will include touchscreen satnav/infotainment ROSSLYN, Gauteng – Nissan SA has added a Micra ‘Active’ model to its minicar range with, the company says, “important enhancements that contribute to the car’s spirited personality”. The upgrades, Nissan says, have…

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…