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.


Nissan’s magic (rearview) mirror makes obstructions “invisible”

Posted by on 29 Sep 2017 under General

A magician never tells. That’s because, once the trick is known, the “magic” ups and leaves and takes the audience with it. Nissan, in defiance of this tradition, has come on stage without a single smoke-bomb, sequin or assistant and told us exactly how they did it. They can afford to do this because, even knowing how they’ve managed their “magic mirror”, you’re forced to admit they’ve pulled a rabbit out of the hat.


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The Evolution of the Leaf

Posted by on 27 Sep 2017 under Nissan Leaf

The New Nissan Leaf

The New Nissan Leaf

Since 2010 when the first Leaf was launched, Nissan has dominated the electric vehicle segment in the market, with sales figures that show the Leaf as the top selling EV in the United States for several years. That being said, the car company has not been resting on its laurels. Quite the opposite in fact and the result of a constant strive to improve and develop new technologies and grow the EV market further, Nissan has just released the new second generation Leaf. And it was well worth the wait.


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What You Should Ask When Buying a New Car

Posted by on 12 Sep 2017 under General

Buying a New Car? Here are some questions you should be asking...

Buying a New Car? Here are some questions you should be asking…

Buying a new car is exciting – I mean, who doesn’t like that new car smell, the shiny exterior and stylish designs. While it may not be as important as buying a house, it’s still a challenging process and there is more to it than you might think. Getting it wrong could result in an expensive mistake and you’ll end up with a little thing called buyer’s remorse.


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Naughty Nissan In-You-End-O

Posted by on 24 Aug 2017 under General

When it comes to creative and inspired advertising, cars are the pits. No, really. Once you’ve said how pretty they are, how fast they go and how economically they get there, what you’re left with is a collection of numbers and specifications only hardcore fans get excited about. And let’s face it, you don’t need to market to hardcore fans – they’re already fuel-injected. So it is immensely gratifying to see a motor manufacturer spend big bucks on full page, glossy magazine ads for no reason other than to poke fun.


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How a Car Gets the Coveted 5-Star NCAP Score & What it Means

Posted by on 22 Aug 2017 under General

Nissan Qashqai Crash Test

The Nissan Qashqai has a 5-star safety rating

If safety is one of the first aspects you consider when buying a vehicle, you’ll be familiar with the Euro NCAP scores. The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) is a European car safety performance assessment programme based in Brussels (Belgium), which was founded in 1997 by the Transport Research Laboratory for the UK Department for Transport and backed by several European governments, as well as by the European Union.


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Nissan’s Self-driving … chairs!?

Posted by on 18 Aug 2017 under Nissan Intelligent Mobility

A month or so ago we told you about Nissan’s incredible innovation (the ProPilot system) and how it is going to save your nerves and your calf muscles in traffic. Technologically it represents giant leap towards realizing the goal that is self-driving cars. Sadly, the morning commute is not the only hurry-up-and-wait torture endured by modern man. Lines and queues are among the great evils of our time. We stand in line to board planes, for a few measly kernels of popcorn or even just for our daily bread. We queue up for the privilege of renewing our vehicle registration or even just to empty our bladders. Well, no more!


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There’s a Shiny New Micra in the Nissan Stable

Posted by on 15 Aug 2017 under Nissan Micra

Meet the Nissan Micra Active

Meet the Nissan Micra Active

Nissan Micra fans, assemble! There’s a fresh new face in the Nissan stable and it’s a zippy city-slicker that comes with plenty of bells and whistles to customise your ride. Here’s the skinny on the updated Micra and what you expect when you get behind the wheel.


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Nissan-Renault Take Top Honours in 1st Half Global Vehicle Sales

Posted by on 08 Aug 2017 under Nissan News

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors sold 5,268,079 vehicles in the first half of the calendar year

Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors sold 5,268,079 vehicles in the first half of the calendar year

We are proud and excited to announce that the Nissan-Renault alliance has been named the top automotive performer in the first half of 2017. This is the first time this honour has befallen Nissan-Renault, who beat out GM, Volkswagen and Toyota (all consistent top sellers) for this immense privilege.


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Nissan Celebrates an Electric 70 Years at the Festival of Speed

Posted by on 21 Jul 2017 under Nissan Concept, Nissan News

Every summer, since 1993, Lord and Lady March open up their English country estate in West Sussex, Goodwood House, to petrol heads, speed demons and racing car fundis. What started off as a small gathering over twenty years ago is now an internationally acclaimed event that sells out year after year. Lord March has grown and developed the Festival of Speed over time, and his hands-on approach is a huge contributing factor to its success. His ongoing commitment to growing the Festival of Speed has resulted in participation and support from a wide sector of the motoring community.


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What You Need to Know Before Buying an SUV

Posted by on 19 Jul 2017 under General

Buying an SUV? Here's what you need to know!

Buying an SUV? Here’s what you need to know!

Vehicles that were once only considered for long haul over-landing, crossing unchartered terrain and going where no man had gone before can now be seen everywhere. At the supermarket, in the office car park, at the gym, parked outside coffee shops. The conventional SUV and crossover sector has grown to be one of the most popular in the history of car manufacturing. From soccer moms to overland enthusiasts the SUV sector has boomed, and so it is no surprise that more and more of us are opting for these kinds of vehicles over traditional hatchbacks or sedans.


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