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.
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.”
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.
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…
March was a good month for Nissan car sales in South Africa, in fact the entire first quarter of 2017 saw car sales on the up for the Japanese car company.
A key player in the South African car market, Nissan has been operating here for over 40 years. When the plant was opened in the ‘70s in Rosslyn not only did it create job opportunities, but also meant that instead of importing vehicles Nissan could now manufacture them right here. Nissan was now producing vehicles in South Africa that were geared for a South African market. The establishment of the Rosslyn plant and the ongoing popularity of the brand means that Nissan South Africa is now the headquarters for the Regional Business Unit South, which means that not only does it service South Africa, but much of Sub-Saharan Africa too.
While we might be bidding a sad goodbye to summer, and even more sadly to our seasonal dose of cricket, here in South Africa things are just starting to heat up north of the equator, and that means more cricket.
But not just any cricket! The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 to be specific. The top eight cricketing nations, comprising of England (who are hosting the competition), South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, will battle it out to determine which country is this year’s ICC one day cricket champion.
For most people (especially those who don’t know anything about Ghosn) this headline reads as pretty normal news. You might be fooled, at first, into thinking it a puff-piece – a serenade to a retiring CEO, a goodbye to a name only known to those in the automaker industry. You’d be dead wrong.
The Nissan LEAF is the top-selling electric car in history, and an all-new, second generation LEAF model is set to arrive soon! It has been about seven years since the Nissan LEAF electric car debuted in December 2010 (as a 2011 model), and now Nissan is ready for the launch of their re-designed, sophisticatedly improved second generation model.
With popular competitor cars, such as the Chevy Bolt and Tesla model 3, stealing Nissan’s thunder, a new LEAF is called for – and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has hinted that something big is on the horizon.
“Our electric cars have the world’s highest share of market, but maybe not the highest share of voice,’ Ghosn said. Adding that the ZOE “is not two, or three years down the road, it is now.”
For most dog owners their canine companions are like their children, part of the family. So, based on this sentiment, and a study carried out by the Kennel Club in the United Kingdom (one of the most renowned and respected organisations concerned with the welfare of dogs) Nissan have developed a groundbreaking and truly innovative concept car specifically for dog owners by modifying the X-Trail to create the Nissan X-Trail 4Dogs.
We have, on many occasions, jokingly referred to the ‘rocket scientists’ at Nissan who bring us this innovation launch or that automotive breakthrough. Well, many a true word is spoken in jest and none truer than the name of Dr Maarten Sierhuis, ex-NASA programmer and director of the Nissan Research Center in Silicon Valley.
Nissan’s GT-R Supercar is no stranger to the record scene and holds (among other titles) the record for the world’s fastest drift, overtopping the previous (2013) record by nearly a third, at 304 kph. This time, Nissan will be featured in Limca (India’s equivalent of the Guinness World Records Book) for drawing the largest ever outline of a country map … with the GT-R’s wheels.