The automotive giant is making headlines once more with its award-winning Nissan e-POWER technology. This proprietary innovation combines a fully electric motor with a petrol engine to charge the battery without having to plug it in.
Nissan e-POWER is derived from the all-new Nissan LEAF, which is the most successful mass-produced electric vehicle to date with Tesla Model 3 close behind. This innovative mass-market fully electric vehicle has sold nearly 500,000 units across the world and that number will only increase as the automotive sector introduces better technologies.
Nissan will soon launch the Terra SUV in South Africa. This, with the recently announced Magnite, will extend Nissan’s SUV/crossover range nicely and allow it to compete better.
There’s a new kid on the block as the new Nissan Qashqai Midnight Edition shows off its ‘dark side’ with a more modern and stylish personality. While the Qashqai has been around for some time in countries across the world, the new Midnight Edition looks pretty special compared to the regular version.
Bakkies are used all over the world, but there are some countries where the bakkie is more important. South Africa is such a country and the Aussies’ veneration of their ute is legendary. And then there are the Americans.
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.
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.
The Nissan Qashqai is a small SUV, a crossover to be more specific, and likely the genesis of all small SUVs. When it first launched more than a decade ago, who could have predicted its tremendous success? Not to mention the sheer number of rivals and imitators it would generate.
When Nissan launched the Qashqai in South Africa years ago, I thought it would not sell because the name was too difficult to pronounce. How wrong I was. How well the Qashqai sold!
Qashqai means ‘horse with white forehead’ and is the name of a semi-nomadic tribe in Iran. The Qashqai is renowned for its brave warriors and beautiful textiles. But why name a car after it?
Nissan is a market leader in South Africa, but internationally the brand had slumped in the last few years. But following the upheavals in top management and tensions in the alliance they share with Renault and Mitsubishi, Nissan has finally upped its game again with some exciting new SUVs.