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.
While we don’t see snow in South Africa to the extent that requires a car with tank-like tracks, this Nissan Juke is too good not to write about. It appears to be a mix between a car, a snowmobile and the Mars rover but with epic styling. Based on looks alone, who wouldn’t want to give it a try?
Excitement is rife in anticipation for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales between 30 May and 14 July. What better way to celebrate than with the all-new Nissan Kicks. The compact SUV will soon be launched in India and has been named the official car for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
With 2019 upon us, South Africans are biting at the bit to make their way home from their favourite holiday destinations around our gorgeous coastline – be it that they went into the bushveld to escape the bustle, or simply from one town to the next to spend some time with family and friends. Whatever the case may be, one thing is for sure – there are lots of trips being taken and our roads are busy.
The holidays are well and truly here – the Christmas lights are up, shopping centres are bursting at the seams and all around South Africa holidaymakers are getting ready to make their way to coastal towns and family occasions. If you are one of those lucky folks who will be hitting the road to relax with your toes in the sand, we’ve got great news – there are ways to save on fuel while you do so.
Here are a few top tips to keep your fuel expenditure in check these holidays:
At the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan introduced their new ‘Nissan Energy’ program. The aim of the concept is to make electric vehicles even more useful to its owner. They plan on introducing new convenient ways to utilise the batteries’ ability to store and share energy by connecting electric cars with homes, businesses and power grids. Additionally, Nissan also wants to develop systems for recovering old batteries so they can be recycled and reused.
Nissan has never been a brand to shy away from a challenge. So it’s really no surprise that four of the top-selling SUVs and bakkies in our lineup recently took on the many rigours of the Sahara desert to prove their mettle. The Nissan Nissan Patrol, Navara, TITAN and Terra (the latter two of which are US models) were put to the ultimate test and came out tops.
If you’ve been on the look-out for the next big thing in vehicle safety tech, look no further. Nissan is getting ready to roll out a trailblazing new suite of safety technologies on some of its top models the world over. While it will still be awhile before we get to enjoy the benefits thereof on the likes of the Nissan X-Trail in South Africa, we have a keen interest in the rollout and how it stands to benefit drivers and passengers around the globe.
The 2018 Hannover Motor Show was full of amazing tech surprises from most of the motor manufactures from different parts of the world. At the top of the list was Japan with the new modified Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept pickup truck. Designed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), Nissan could help astronomers reach remote locations to conduct follow-up observations in an effort to support the ESA’s efforts to map the stars using the Gaia satellite.
The automotive market has seen its fair share of new vehicles and none more popular these days than SUVs and crossovers. Among other brands, Nissan has six versions of sport utility vehicles from all shapes, sizes, and prices including the Kicks, Qashqai, Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder and the Armada. So how does the new Nissan Qashqai measure up with an impressive all-wheel-drive system?
Nissan Middle East just smashed a world record by gathering 180 Patrols to do a synchronised car ‘dance’ on the grounds of the Dubai Rugby 7s stadium on 23 October 2018. The previous record for largest synchronised car dance was held by the Dubai police department, who celebrated their national day in 2017 by doing a similar dance with 143 vehicles in tandem.