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.


Autonomous Nissan Leaf Breaks UK 370 km Record

Posted by on 01 Apr 2020 under Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf

The Record Braking Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf autonomous model has broken the UK’s record for the longest self-driving car journey. This self-navigating car successfully drove on its own for 370 km which is the longest and most complex journey on record in the UK of any autonomous car.


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Nissan LEAF Used As Emergency Power Source

Posted by on 26 Mar 2020 under General, Nissan Leaf

Nissan LEAF

Nissan’s LEAF Powers An Electric Fan

Who can forget the horror on CNN when, in 2011, an earthquake caused a tsunami that decimated large swathes of Japan? The little van in a futile race against the flood. The houses and building swept away, the ships thrown against shore-side buildings. Soon afterwards we learned of the catastrophe that was the flooded nuclear power station Fukushima. But one positive story to come out of that disaster was the brand-new Nissan LEAF EV and the new role that was invented for it on the spot.


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Nissan and the Future of Humans and Machines in Factories

Posted by on 18 Mar 2020 under General, Nissan News

Nissan Exoskeleton

Nissan’s Exoskeleton

Machines are coming to take your job, and once they have it, they will . . . HAHAHAAA!!!! No, actually, they are not.

Automation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) are scary. This is because they, in our lifetime terms, have disrupted and changed the world we work in. People see the factory of the future devoid of people, machines making things, AI deciding how they should make them.


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COVID-19 | CORONA VIRUS – Statement from the MD

Posted by on 16 Mar 2020 under General

Group 1 Motors

Supporting Our Customers & Staff. Together we curb the spread.

Dear Customers,

We do not often communicate as a group to our various brand customers, however, we believe this situation requires the most efficient communication method.


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Is The Nissan Extended Warranty A Sensible Option?

Posted by on 12 Mar 2020 under General

Nissan Juke

Nissan’s Extended Warranty Explained

When you think of Nissan, you automatically associate the brand with good quality workmanship and automotive engineering. They are a well-known, reputable and established brand across the world and have excelled in all departments over the last few years. What some may not realise is that it took them nearly a century to achieve the success they enjoy today.


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The 2020 Nissan LEAF Is Now Safer And More Powerful

Posted by on 05 Mar 2020 under Nissan Leaf

2020 Nissan LEAF

Nissan’s 2020 EV

While many car manufacturers are still some years away from giving their customers a mainstream electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF is at it again. This four-door, five-seater family car has been hugely successful selling over 450 000 units since 2010. Now, the company is launching a second-generation Nissan LEAF with added safety features, equipment and more power thanks to Nissan’s Nismo division.


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Nissan Makes International Waves With New SUVs

Posted by on 26 Feb 2020 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan Kicks, Nissan News, Nissan Patrol, Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-Trail

Nissan's X-Trail, Qashqai & Ariya : Leaf

Nissan To Launch New SUVs

Nissan is a market leader in South Africa, but internationally the brand had slumped in the last few years. But following the upheavals in top management and tensions in the alliance they share with Renault and Mitsubishi, Nissan has finally upped its game again with some exciting new SUVs.


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Nissan Honoured For Its Climate Credentials

Posted by on 18 Feb 2020 under Nissan Leaf, Nissan News

Nissan's EV: Leaf

Nissan Leaf

When climate change is pondered, cars and carmakers are usually seen as part of the problem. Nissan, however, has been added to the 2019 CDP A-List for its climate change leadership.

CDP is a non-profit organisation that focusses on building economic stability, and climate change is recognised as the major threat to global economic stability.


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Nissan Introduces New Acoustic Meta-Material

Posted by on 14 Feb 2020 under Nissan News

Nissan's Meta Material

Nissan’s Innovative New Meta Material

The CES is a perfect meeting place for the world’s elite innovators and those in the business of consumer technologies. Nissan was one of many standouts at this year’s event with some seriously impressive developments such as their new lightweight acoustic meta-material.


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Nissan Qashqai Gets An Overhaul

Posted by on 07 Feb 2020 under Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qasqai

Nissan’s Crossover Gets Overhauled

With 2020 in full swing, an upgraded Nissan Qashqai has made its way to South Africa. The updates include an all-new NissanConnect 2.0 infotainment system, engine options and a smaller range which has been dropped from eight to five.


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