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.


In Yokohama, Nissan Has A Pavilion That Shows The Future

Posted by on 21 Sep 2020 under General, Nissan News

Nissan Pavilion

The Nissan Pavilion In Yokohama

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.


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New Nissan Magnite Sparks Passion, Performance And Style

Posted by on 14 Sep 2020 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan Concept, Nissan Magnite

Nissan Magnite Concept

Nissan Magnite

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.


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Choosing The Nissan Crossover To Suit Your Needs

Posted by on 07 Sep 2020 under General, Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-Trail

Nissan X-Trail & Qashqai

Nissan X-Trail vs Nissan Qashqai

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.


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Tales From The 50-Years Of The Legendary Nissan Z

Posted by on 26 Aug 2020 under General, Nissan 370z

Nissan 370Z Coupe

Nissan Fairlady (370Z Coupe)

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.


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Seven New Nissan Models Heading For Africa

Posted by on 20 Aug 2020 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan Navara, Nissan News

New Nissan Logo

Nissan To Launch Seven New Models In Africa

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.


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New B-SUV Nissan Magnite Concept

Posted by on 12 Aug 2020 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan Concept, Nissan Magnite

Nissan Magnite

Nissan’s B-SUV Concept: Magnite

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.


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Lifting The Veil On The 2021 Nissan Ariya Electric SUV

Posted by on 04 Aug 2020 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan Ariya, Nissan News

Nissan Ariya

Nissan’s Ariya E-SUV

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.


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Qashqai R – When Even A GT-R Is Not Powerful Enough

Posted by on 28 Jul 2020 under Nissan GT-R, Nissan Qashqai

Nissan GT-R Engine

Nissan’s GT-R Engine

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.


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Is Datsun Here To Stay?

Posted by on 24 Jul 2020 under Datsun, Datsun News, General

Datsun GO

What Does Datsun’s Future Look Like?

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.


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Nissan Navara Joins The Race To Electrification

Posted by on 20 Jul 2020 under Nissan Navara, Nissan News

2020 Nissan Navara

Nissan’s Navara Is Electric

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.


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