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.


Bunz, The ‘Hoppy’ Design Mascot

Posted by on 18 Apr 2018 under Nissan News

Bunz, the 'hoppy' design mascot

Bunz, the ‘hoppy’ design mascot

Nissan Design America, based in San Diego, is one of the many Nissan outposts where magic happens on a daily basis. The wizards and enchanters who work there are responsible for the unmatched majesty of Nissan’s stunning interiors, sleek exteriors, eye-popping colors and lush material designs. Recently, these miracle workers pulled a completely new and exotic rabbit out of their hat. Literally.


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Nissan Paves the Way for Vehicle-to-Grid E-Car Tech

Posted by on 18 Apr 2018 under Nissan Leaf

Vehicle-to-Grid Electric Car Technology

Vehicle-to-Grid Electric Car Technology

By now we all know that e-cars are the way of the future. Renewable energy technology is developing quickly to keep up with the demand of a growing population, with consumers and automakers working in tandem to develop multi-faceted solutions that go beyond mere transport.


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Nissan LEAFs through the calendar for A Wrinkle in Time

Posted by on 22 Mar 2018 under Nissan Leaf

3 Nissan LEAFs pay homage to the Mrs W’s

3 Nissan LEAFs pay homage to the Mrs W’s

The all new 2018 Nissan LEAF lent its support to Disney’s reimagined A Wrinkle in Time at the film’s premier. Three state-of-the-art LEAFs went to makeup and wardrobe with acclaimed fabricators, Vehicle Effects (who also brought us the recent Star Wars homages). These transformation gurus neatly captured the spirits of the fairy godmother-like characters: Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who and Mrs Which.


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Nissan & DeNA Launch Robo-taxis

Posted by on 15 Mar 2018 under Nissan Intelligent Mobility

Easy Ride Robo-vehicle Mobility Service

Easy Ride Robo-vehicle Mobility Service

Having acclimated to self-driving chairs and even self-driving slippers, the good people of Yokohama, Japan, are due for their next dose of futuristic fun: the automated taxi, AKA Easy Ride.


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The Nissan Terra Has Been Unveiled & It’s EPIC!

Posted by on 09 Mar 2018 under Nissan Terra

The New Nissan Terra

The New Nissan Terra

Ladies and gentlemen, the competition in the 2018 SUV division has just intensified substantially. We’ve been aware that the new Navara-based sports utility vehicle has been waiting in the wings for a while, but now the veil has been lifted and we’re happy to report that there is a LOT to be excited about.


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New Nissan Qashqai Spins Into Gear On South African Soil

Posted by on 05 Mar 2018 under Nissan Qashqai

The New Nissan Qashqai

The New Nissan Qashqai

The new Nissan Qashqai boasts a stylish facelift and next level intelligent technology across a reshuffled range. While the outgoing models leave behind a lasting impression, the second generation has hit South African streets looking more stylish, sophisticated and dynamic than ever before.

Most notably, the exterior looks more modern and sleek with new headlights, redesigned alloys and a signature Nissan V-grille. Wider shoulder lines and flared wheel arches are home to stylish alloy wheels matching the black cladding on the bumpers. The rear looks as impressive as the front with LED wrap-around tail lamps finishing off a great compact, crossover design.


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Aussie Ads for SA Bakkie

Posted by on 20 Feb 2018 under Nissan Navara

There are good reasons why many consider Australia an acceptable alternative to living in South Africa: it’s punishingly hot; it’s unforgivingly tough; and – most of all – they know the value of a good bakkie. (Even if they do call it a “Ute”.) In fact, some television ads*, shot Down Under, have been used as-is for South African television! When you see this ad for the Nissan Navara, you’re not going to believe it was shot in the Outback and not on the Cape’s Chapman’s Peak…

The ad begins with a road sign South Africans know well: Beware of falling rocks. Which, as comedian Jimmy Carr righty states, might as well read “random accident ahead” for all the help it is. Sure enough, our two intrepid travellers spy the telltale slide of shale that pressages a rockfall. The next moment, boulders the size of outhouses are plopping down.


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Nissan Empowers Saudi Women

Posted by on 19 Feb 2018 under Nissan News

Nissan’s #SheDrives Campaign in Action

Nissan’s #SheDrives Campaign in Action

In the wake of the Saudi women driving ban-reform, Nissan took the initiative by putting a handful of Saudi women behind the wheel of a Nissan. What these women did not expect was that Nissan had also gone out of their way to handpick special driving instructors for them…


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Nissan Self-driving Slippers Put A Foot In The Door

Posted by on 14 Feb 2018 under Nissan Intelligent Mobility

As far as clever marketing ideas go, self-driving slippers must rank among the top. In an effort to showcase their semi-autonomous driving technology, Nissan took it a step further and developed autonomous footwear. The self-driving slippers function in a similar way to Nissan’s battery-powered electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf which won Best Innovation at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.


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Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi Takes The Podium For Global Sales

Posted by on 09 Feb 2018 under Nissan News

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi On The Podium For Global Sales

Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance sold more than 10 million vehicles in 2017

For the first time, the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance has sold more than 10 million vehicles only second to Germany’s VW. Their combined global sales rose by 6.5 percent to 10.6 million only trailing the German automaker with 10,74 million vehicle sales. In fact, the first half of 2017 saw the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance sales surpass that of VW by more than 100 000 units but in the end, the German automaker took top spot.


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