At last, the Nissan LEAF e+ has been announced featuring improved battery technology resulting in a power boost and longer range. This is the next-generation of 100% electric cars that could top the charts once again, especially considering what’s on offer. Nissan’s design team has certainly done their due diligence despite competing against the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt. They’ve incorporated several upgrades into the new model that will appeal even more to the eco-conscious motorist of today.
The 2018 Hannover Motor Show was full of amazing tech surprises from most of the motor manufactures from different parts of the world. At the top of the list was Japan with the new modified Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept pickup truck. Designed in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), Nissan could help astronomers reach remote locations to conduct follow-up observations in an effort to support the ESA’s efforts to map the stars using the Gaia satellite.
The automotive market has seen its fair share of new vehicles and none more popular these days than SUVs and crossovers. Among other brands, Nissan has six versions of sport utility vehicles from all shapes, sizes, and prices including the Kicks, Qashqai, Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder and the Armada. So how does the new Nissan Qashqai measure up with an impressive all-wheel-drive system?
The new Nissan Qashqai impresses once again with a more sophisticated and dynamic look and feel. Some even believe that it could revolutionise the crossover segment, and judging from the price, features and styling, we’re not at all surprised. Considering the impact the 2007 Nissan Qashqai had on the family car market of yesteryear, one could argue that it was largely responsible for today’s crossovers.
The reimagined Nissan Micra has inspired a variety of exciting regional advertising campaigns around the globe since its release in 2017. The latest of these to receive acclaim is the Irish campaign that was conceptualised and executed by the talented team at Dublin-based creative agency In the Company of Huskies.
If you’re an avid Nissan enthusiast, you may already know that October 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the avant-garde Nissan 240Z. For some time, many of us have wondered when the next Z-model may arrive as it’s been a decade since Nissan first introduced the Z34 chassis 370Z. While the car received minor updates since the 2009 model, it needs a good makeover.
No matter what your thoughts about SUV’s and Crossover Vehicles are, the fact is they have become a very big part of both local South African as well as international driving habits. You’d be hard pressed to find any major city in the world that does not have a number of SUV’s roaming the streets, and this number is literally growing by the day. One of the leaders in the current SUV market is without a doubt Nissan, who have already brought us some of the most popular models such as the Nissan Juke, Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-Trail and the Nissan Patrol. But now internationally there is a new Nissan on the block and we’re sure that it is bound to turn a few heads, raise a couple of eyebrows and steal the thunder of many Compact SUV Competitors.
The advent of the multi-purpose vehicle has replaced the sedan car as the family car. This has meant that car manufacturers who have models in this class have had to reinvent the wheel slightly. Not one to back down from a challenge, Nissan Global has really come to the party with the updated 2016 version of the Nissan Altima. This model is not currently available on the South African market but watch this space.
We have some welcome news for business owners and fleet managers as we launch the launch the new Nissan NV200 and NV350 light commercial vehicle panel vans in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Uitenhage and Port Elizabeth.
Nissan has just unveiled its first concept car, designed specifically for Brazil. According to the automaker, the new EXTREM crossover is “a radical concept car aimed squarely at young and young-at-heart car enthusiasts, keen to make a statement.” It’s meant to be a new urban compact sports car that’s exotic, yet attainable.
The project’s senior design manager at Nissan Design America, Robert Bauer, revealed that internally it’s referred to as ‘Baby Beast’ and that it’s seen “as an urban rally car, a tough little street fighter that can handle the urban jungle with agility and confidence.”
The EXTREM concept is built on Nissan’s V-platform with a design that reflects both the colour and passion of Brazil. The lightweight 2-door 2+2 crossover boasts a dynamic stance and raised ground clearance while featuring innovative elements such as wraparound glass, a ‘see-through’ A-pillar, floating roof rails, flush mounted door handles and 6-spoke 19” alloy wheels. It’s also said to be powered by a 1.6L direct injection turbo-charged engine – the same as found in the Nissan Juke, while it’s also expected to be available in front and four-wheel drive.