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.
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.
The Nissan global transformation strategy was announced in May 2020 with a particular focus. The Japanese automaker, Nissan Motor Company, is looking closer at cost-rationalisation and market prioritisation for achieving sustainable growth, financial stability and profitability. They plan on achieving this by the end of the financial year 2023.
The X is back! The fourth-generation Nissan X-Trail has just been revealed and should hit our roads next year or in 2021. It is built on a totally new platform, but it is more or less the same size as the current X. Generation 3 stood out in its class by having seven seats, but the next X has reverted to the traditional five. But these are covered on leather and heated.
With driving reduced to a bare minimum during initial stages of the lockdown, motorists are slowly getting reacquainted with the roads and their cars. The good news is that several advanced Nissan technology systems can help drivers to operate their vehicles more safely.
Boredom and the means to alleviate it is a powerful combination. Imagine you have a workshop. There is a Nissan Navara bakkie. There is a spare GT-R engine just lying around. You are in England, so it’s raining. Nothing to do. You get the idea.
What is completely silent and can fit a rugby scrum if the locks are prepared to lie down? And the referee and the linesmen? And some spectators?
It’s rather a mouthful.
The unprecedented spread of COVID-19 has undoubtedly affected lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses across the world. For the most part, the pandemic has impacted nearly every sector but organisations from around the world, including Nissan, are working together against the virus.
For a long time, the Nissan GT was a Japanese poster child and still largely unknown in other areas of the world. People were only able to get a mere glimpse of this high-performance, high-tech coupe in magazines or video games. Now, the company is manufacturing versions of their prototype Nissan GT-R50 that showed true grit at the Goodwood hill, Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard.