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.


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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Star Wars-day ProPILOT Ad

Posted by on 16 May 2018 under Nissan X-Trail

Millennium Falcon inspired Nissan X-Trail

While not featured in the ad, this Millennium Falcon inspired Nissan X-Trail is seriously impressive

Every year, May the 4th is celebrated in our little corner of the galaxy as Star Wars-day. To celebrate the premier of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Nissan launched an ad featuring the futuristic ProPILOT capabilities of the Nissan X-Trail. In this ad the role of Chewbacca will be played by a Yorkshire Terrier…


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Nissan Roars To The Top At 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

Posted by on 08 May 2018 under Nissan GT-R

GT-R Armageddon - Nissan is King of the Simola Hill

GT-R Armageddon – Nissan is King of the Simola Hill

There’s nothing quite like roaring engines, squealing tyres, cheering crowds and fast cars. The epitome of this was on display over the weekend as Nissan took to the podium at the 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb. Not only did Nissan leave everyone in their dust; they broke records in multiple categories.


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Nissan LEAF Lighting Up Namie, JP

Posted by on 26 Apr 2018 under Nissan Leaf

Nissan LEAF #TheRebornLight

Nissan LEAF #TheRebornLight

‘The Reborn Light’ sounds like something award winning author of high fantasy, the late Robert Jordan, might have written. In reality, this project is anything but fiction. In association with its affiliate (4R Energy Corporation) Nissan has brought life and light back to the streets of the tsunami-struck town of Namie, Japan, using reclaimed LEAF batteries.


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What is Nissan CVT?

Posted by on 25 Apr 2018 under General

Nissan Continuously Variable Transmission

Nissan Continuously Variable Transmission

The acronym CVT stands for Continuously Variable Transmission, which is a vehicle transmission system pioneered by Nissan. It offers better power delivery as well as exceptional fuel economy when compared to traditional transmissions, which is why Nissan has been putting it into some of its vehicles for over 20 years.


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Bunz, The ‘Hoppy’ Design Mascot

Posted by on 18 Apr 2018 under Nissan News

Bunz, the 'hoppy' design mascot

Bunz, the ‘hoppy’ design mascot

Nissan Design America, based in San Diego, is one of the many Nissan outposts where magic happens on a daily basis. The wizards and enchanters who work there are responsible for the unmatched majesty of Nissan’s stunning interiors, sleek exteriors, eye-popping colors and lush material designs. Recently, these miracle workers pulled a completely new and exotic rabbit out of their hat. Literally.


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