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.


5 Nissan Models that Changed Everything

Posted by on 17 Jul 2018 under General

Datsun 1000

1958 – Datsun 1000

Nissan has always been at the forefront of finding the sweet spot between innovative practicality and the thrilling romance of taking to the road in a vehicle that excites. Since the doors to the first assembly plant opened in Yokohama, Japan in 1935, the groundbreaking vision of leaders like Yutaka Katayama and William R Gorham has led to the development of vehicles that have make a mark on the world.

The following best-selling models are examples of trailblazing design and drivability that challenged the status quo in their particular classes:


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Nissan Unveils NEW Expansion Strategy for SA

Posted by on 17 Jul 2018 under Nissan News

Nissan Building

Nissan SA to grow

If you’ve been wondering what the international Nissan camp is going to get up to next, you’re in luck. The automotive giant recently unveiled its expansion strategy for it’s African, Middle Eastern and Indian territories, and it seems like we’re in for quite the exciting shakeup.


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Nissan Lowers Emissions With New High-Formability Steel

Posted by on 11 Jul 2018 under Nissan News

Diagram of high formability, ultra high tensile strength steel

New Nissan Steel Is Next Generation Innovation

Nissan is staying ahead of the future-proof development curve with a move to include new high-formability steel in the construction of its vehicles. The new Infiniti QX50 premium midsize SUV is the first production vehicle to feature ultra-high tensile strength steel in its design, and Nissan is already poised to use the material more liberally in its future models.


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Nissan Wins Climate Solutions Award For EV Technology

Posted by on 09 Jul 2018 under Nissan News

Nissan's Electric Vehicle

Nissan LEAF

While electric vehicles have not yet made big strides in the South African car market, Nissan continues to impress on a global scale. They won the ‘Excellence in Climate Solutions Award’ for their pioneering work to develop electric vehicle technology and energy services systems.


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Nissan Easy-fill Tire Alert System

Posted by on 26 Jun 2018 under Nissan News

All set for that long-awaited holiday? Got everything packed? Good! Now how about the car? Oil topped up? Radiator refilled? How about the tires? Planning on stopping at the garage on the way out of town…? That’s how most people end up at the petrol station, wondering what their recommended tire pressure is and hoping against hope that the attendant’s guesstimate is good enough. What’s the worst that could happen?


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Nissan Pitch-R Robot

Posted by on 21 Jun 2018 under Nissan Intelligent Mobility

Nissan Pitch-R Robot

#InnovateYourGame with Nissan’s new Pitch-R robot

Nissan have made a name for themselves as the pioneers of the robotic frontier in their industry. With previous articles exploring door-slamming robots and superspeed mini-car washes, it was high time for an update. This time, the self-driving slippers and self-queueing chairs also take a (figurative) hand. By incorporating its ProPILOT technology, Nissan have created a robot that literally draws the line at soccer.


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The Versatile NV300 & NV200 Electric Campervan

Posted by on 14 Jun 2018 under Nissan NV200

Nissan's New Electric Campervans

Nissan’s New Electric Campervans

Electric vehicles have certainly become a conversation starter around the watercooler and none more so than the Nissan NV300 and NV200. Nissan revealed their new all-electric Nissan e-NV200 campervan at the 2018 Madrid Motor Show and what a head-turner it is. Although currently only available in Spain, the new addition to the Nissan EV family speaks volumes of the automakers vision for the future.


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2018 GT-R Nismo GT3 Going on Sale

Posted by on 14 Jun 2018 under Nissan GT-R

2018 GT-R Nismo GT3 - Front 3/4 View

2018 GT-R Nismo GT3 – Front 3/4 View

Few cars have garnered more of a reputation or have sparked more controversy than Nissan’s GT-R series. This stunning creation has gone neck and neck with some of the most acclaimed names in sports cars. It has, in various incarnations, triumphed over the Porsche 911 Turbo; the Audi A8; the BMW M3; and the Mitsubishi Evo. Widely hailed as one of the fastest road-legal production sports cars on the planet, the ultimate incarnation of this muscle car must be the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3. And it is about to go on sale.


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New NP300 Rogue Causes Stir at NAMPO Show

Posted by on 31 May 2018 under Nissan NP300 Hardbody

New Nissan NP300 Rogue

New Nissan NP300 Rogue

If you’ve always been a fan of the hard-working Nissan NP300, you’ll be thrilled to learn that the new flagship model of this tough and ready workhorse was recently unveiled at the 2018 NAMPO Agricultural show, much to the delight of Nissan enthusiasts from all over the Free State.


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Nissan GT-R V vs Porsche 911 GTS

Posted by on 30 May 2018 under Nissan GT-R

Perhaps one of the most pre-eminent names in top-end commercial sportscars, the Porsche 911 GTS goes up against the people’s champion: the Nissan GT-R V.

At first glance, these two cars are nothing alike. The Porsche is the pinnacle of sports car sophistication, with a mile-long pedigree behind it. Even when shearing down the tarmac it exudes a sense of serenity and refinement. The GT-R, in contrast, looks like it has some muscle car in its genepool and might take a snap at strangers. Its aggressive scowl and loud engine take a very no-nonsense approach to performance.


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