Since its inception, the Nissan Leaf has been a revelation and now, it’s the top-selling electric vehicle in the world. While many other electric car manufacturers have made headlines for all the wrong reasons, the Nissan Leaf has quietly continued their market dominance. They did not achieve that through bold statements or marketing gimmicks but by offering what people really need: a more practical approach to electric vehicles.
The Nissan Juke has been a resounding success across Europe and it seems to be catching on elsewhere. Looking at the spied photos and teaser renderings of the next-gen 2020 Nissan Juke, the compact crossover still indicates glimpses of its edgy design. However, there may be a few surprises lurking beneath the surface.
This year marks the Grand Canyon’s 100th year anniversary as a national park and there is another reason to celebrate. Nissan has announced that they are donating an Ultimate Parks TITAN, a specially-built support vehicle to the Grand Canyon Conservancy.
Nissan has opened ‘The Box’ in Sao Paulo, its brand new design studio in Brazil. This studio was built as a creative lab where designers will be challenged to develop new mobility solutions to close the gap between Japanese, Latin American, and Brazilian cultures and styles.
It was another successful year at the 2019 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb as the Nissan GT-R proved, once again, its prowess winning the Modified Saloon and Supercar Categories. The competition has been running for 10 years and Nissan has dominated proceedings for the last three years and claiming King of the Hill seven times.
Today, car makers like Nissan perform a vast amount of behind-the-scenes tests before making a final decision. This applies to everything from seat fabrics and interior finishing to the best possible exterior paint. These tests are especially important for the latter as bad paint can result in all sorts of problems like rust which is never a good thing.
It’s a fact that the sun makes life possible on Earth but this life-giving force also damages your car’s exterior paint. The sun’s rays are directly responsible for destroying a vehicle’s paint especially after years of exposure and even more so in certain parts of the world. Southern California is just one example as Cape Town and a few cities across Australia are also among this list.
The new Nissan Micra has blossomed into much more than just a small city car into a premium hatchback. It’s now a serious competitor to the likes of Volkswagen’s Polo and nothing says that more than being a finalist in the 2019 South African Car of the Year. This is a true testament to Nissan’s continued efforts to transform the little Micra over the years into a real contender.
Nissan has partnered with the housing organisation, Habitat for Humanity, to create the Ultimate Work Titan concept bakkie. Based on a ‘Nissan Titan XD Diesel Crew Cab’, this concept vehicle is more than capable of taking on any off-road setting. More to the point, Nissan and Habitat for Humanity combined forces and made a mobile office for construction work.
Nissan is proud to announce that the current number one test bowler Kagiso Rabada has been named as brand ambassador for Nissan for the third year running alongside a sporting legend and former South African cricket captain Shaun Pollock. This move has cemented Nissan’s association as a sponsor with the ICC (International Cricket Council).
A recent Nikkei report states that Google’s self-driving car company, Waymo is about to close a deal with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance for bringing autonomous taxis to Japan’s busy streets. While Japan has strict limitations on ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, taxi numbers are growing and a very popular mode of transport in Tokyo and other Japanese cities.