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.
The new Nissan Navara not only looks the part but it is also much tougher, smarter and more fuel-efficient than its predecessors. Nissan designers have ensured that the new Navara checks all the boxes with a host of new features adding to the appeal.
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.
Autonomous driving is great because nothing can go wrong – go wrong – go wrong. A couple of recent high-profile fatal accidents involving this technology have cast shadows on the work done by the likes of Tesla and Uber.
It was another successful year for Nissan at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show as they showcased the Sylphy concept car. While there’s no confirmation whether this is the case but chances are that it could be rebadged as the 2020 Nissan Sentra in America, Europe and possibly South Africa.
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.
As of January 2019, Nissan has sold more than 360,000 Leaf models since debuting back in 2011. Considering the number of batteries they produce, the Japanese automaker has come up with a few ideas on how to recycle them. Their latest (and greatest) is a smart pop-up concept camper developed in partnership with off-road camping manufacturer Opus and powered by recycled Nissan Leaf battery cells.
Michael Whitfield, Managing Director for Nissan Group Africa, recently announced that the Japanese automaker will be making a multi-billion rand investment in its South African plant to facilitate the manufacture of the latest version of the hugely popular Nissan Navara for both local and international markets.