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 culture and history of Japan are a thousand years old. Yet the country has only taken its seat at the world’s dinner table around 170 years ago. But its history has given it deep roots and once it poked its head into the sun, there was no stopping it. No other country has kicked open history’s door with as much vigour, or was able to seamlessly and perfectly create the future while still venerating its past.
Despite the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance facing challenging times recently, the tides may have turned with the new Nissan Magnite. The Japanese automaker has outdone themselves with a car that not only looks the part but also shows impressive performance and technology features.
Buying a car with features you don’t need is as much a mistake as buying a car that lacks the features you would want. Let’s think about this.
When a car is 50 years old and in good nick, it is antique or classic or vintage, depending on who’s doing the naming. When a car model reaches 50, it is a legend, no arguments. You have the Mustang, the Corvette, and of course, the Nissan Z. Legendary cars attract stories and rumours, adding to the universal allure that made them live that long.
In a bid to promote high-growth markets, the Nissan Motor Company has announced plans to launch seven new vehicles in Africa over the next two years. The Japanese automaker wants to shift focus on the African continent in an attempt to counter some of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is no secret that Nissan is working hard to revitalise its range after a few years of evolving existing models. The global competition is fierce and competitors have broadened their ranges, especially in the fiercely-competitive SUV market. There was a glaring gap beneath the X-Trail and Qashqai models and now Nissan seems to have taken action on this.
This year has not been kind to automakers as the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause havoc across the globe. Despite these challenges though, some companies such as Tesla and Nikola Corp have seen considerable success in the EV market and now it’s time for the new 2021 Nissan Ariya Electric SUV to shine.
The Nissan Qashqai has been called boring because it does everything it is supposed to do so well. No-fuss, no bother, just better than most in its class. The Qashqai is credited as the first family crossover, spacious, reliable, comfortable, affordable to buy and to run. So the good kind of boring.
After the successful revival of Datsun in 2013, the carmaker’s budget offering for emerging markets has performed admirably accounting for approximately 1% of global sales. While it’s been particularly successful in South Africa, the future of Datsun seemed uncertain for a brief moment since Nissan announced a new four-year global restructuring plan.
Many would agree that the Nissan Navara is a popular choice in South Africa, and those who own one will know first-hand what this bakkie offers. The first generation launched more than ten years ago and made a huge impact with its unique design, styling and robustness.