Group 1 Nissan Blog

Group 1 Nissan Blog

News, Reviews and Interesting Facts on all Nissan Cars

Welcome to the Group 1 Nissan blog. This is where you can read personal opinions about any new vehicle releases, see reviews on various models, download free product brochures and gather any other worthwhile information regarding Nissan cars, bakkies, SUV’s and commercial vehicles.


Heathrow Airport Goes Green with Nissan

Posted by on 19 Jun 2017 under General

Heathrow has long been one of the eco-friendliest airports in the world, and once again they have shown their dedication to going green by adding not one, but 17 Nissan Leaf Electric Vehicles (EV’s) to their ground fleet. Of these 17 vehicles 12 have been allocated to the security, baggage and airport management teams, while the other 5 will be used as pool cars.

With the addition of the Nissan Leaf EV’s to the Heathrow ground fleet, the airport management team has kicked of an ambitious project to make all of the cars and small Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV’s) electric or plug-in hybrids by the end of 2020. Nissan has released a video detailing how Heathrow intends to implement the conversion and the trial process of its new EV fleet, which you can watch below.


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Nissan South Africa Announces New Look 2018 X-Trail

Posted by on 14 Jun 2017 under Nissan X-Trail

Nissan has revealed the new look of the facelifted 2018 X-Trail, and the good news is that it will be available in South Africa just in time for those end of year bonuses. Based on the European X-Trail, and not the US-spec Nissan Rogue version, it is expected to come with a number of innovative new safety and comfort features. However, final specs and pricing have not been finalised and will only be announced closer to the as yet unconfirmed launch date later this year.

So, are you ready to take a look at the new Nissan X-Trail? Then hit play on the video below and see for yourself why the latest version of this popular vehicle is going to revolutionise SUV safety in South Africa.


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New Nissan Ad Announces ICC Sponsorship in SA

Posted by on 13 Jun 2017 under Nissan News

Nissan South Africa ICC Champions Trophy Ad

Watch the Nissan South Africa ICC Champions Trophy Advert below

Nissan has long been a brand that identifies with sporting excellence, which is why they have re-established an ongoing global partnership with the International Cricket Council (ICC). And to add to the festivities, they are inviting all Nissan fans and South African cricket lovers to join the excitement with a new TV Commercial which you can view below. Since October 2015 Nissan has been a proud supporter of international cricket, and during this time Nissan has become a major sponsor of cricket tournaments that include:


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Should I Get a Nissan Micra as My First Car?

Posted by on 23 May 2017 under Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micra – The Perfect First Car

Buying your first car is an important step in anyone’s life. It generally marks our first step into adult responsibility and it is our first true adventure into the great unknown world of independence. So, it comes as no great surprise to anyone that one of the questions that is asked most frequently of all motor dealers is – Should I get X Brand and Y Model as my first car? Well we posed this question to our Group 1 Nissan Sales team, with the only thing being added being the make and model of the car (which was the 2017 Nissan Micra). Unanimously the answers came back as a resounding YES! Out of all of the responses we got, three stood out the most due to them being repeated the most often. They were the following:


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Meet Nissan’s New Head of Global Design

Posted by on 18 May 2017 under Nissan News

Alfonso Albaisa - Nissan’s New Chief of Design

Alfonso Albaisa – Nissan’s New Chief of Design

Since he first joined the San Diego based Nissan Design Studio in 1988, and until his recent appointment at Nissan’s new design chief this year, Alfonso Albaisa’s star has been on the rise. He’s held a number of important design positions over the years, some of which have helped to create many of Nissan’s most iconic vehicles. Which is why after many years working with his mentor Shiro Nakamura, the automaker’s design chief since 1999, Alfonso is ready to take on the mantel of Nissan’s Chief of Design.


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NISMO Plans to Go BIG Across the Globe!

Posted by on 16 May 2017 under Nissan News

NISMO GT-R

NISMO – The Pinnacle of Performance

The world has been clamouring for more NISMO (Nissan Motorsport International Limited), and now it looks like that is what we’ll all be getting! In fact, this will all be happening a lot sooner than previously thought, as Nissan’s in-house tuning, motorsports and performance division has set up a new unit within the NISMO structure that has been tasked with creating a much larger range of new Nissan vehicle models for customers in Japan, North America, Europe and the Middle East.


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The Nissan Signal Shield Could Save Your Life

Posted by on 10 May 2017 under General

Do You Need a Digital Detox When Driving? Then the Nissan technology guru’s might just have a simple and effective answer to your digital driving woes! This is all thanks to the fact that there is a possibility that future Nissan Jukes, and even other New Nissan Vehicles, might be designed with a Signal Shield built into the armrest. This Nissan Signal Shield is a simple and cost effective technology that removes distractions caused by incoming calls, messages and social media notifications while still allowing access to certain phone media such as music. Take a look below to see what we mean by this:


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Nissan LEAF battery to be used as alternative energy source in SA

Posted by on 24 Apr 2017 under Nissan Leaf

The Nissan LEAF battery as an alternative energy source

The Nissan LEAF battery as an alternative energy source

Sustainability gurus, eco-enthusiasts and electric car lovers alike can rejoice. Always looking for ways to contribute to a better, more sustainable future, Nissan South Africa has partnered with the uYilo e-Mobility, a division of the Technology Innovation Agency, to showcase the incredible energy storage capacity of the Nissan LEAF battery and how it can be integrated into our lives as more than just an electric car. The Technology Innovation Agency was established “to fast track the development and commercialisation of key technologies that will primarily support the electric vehicle (EV) industry, with supplementary support towards electric mobility (eMobility) as a whole.”


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The Older Driver’s Guide to Safety

Posted by on 21 Apr 2017 under General

Safety Precautions for the Older Driver

Safety Precautions for the Older Driver

Driver safety entails more than simply understanding road signs and knowing your traffic laws by heart. As you approach the vintage era of life, you will notice physical changes that can cause certain actions (such as braking safely or turning your head to look both ways before you go) to become a little more challenging than usual.


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The All-New Nissan Navara 2.3D 4×4

Posted by on 18 Apr 2017 under Nissan Navara

The All-New Nissan Navara

The All-New Nissan Navara

When we last spoke of the new Nissan Navara it was prior to this revolutionary bakkie’s South African debut and we were unable, at that time, to confirm all the specifications and extras it would be wrapped up- and ribboned in. The Navara has since climbed its way from its 2016 International Pick-Up Award to the top of South African enthusiasts’ must-have list. And here’s why…


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