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