Group 1 Nissan Blog

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.


New Nissan Navara Checks All The Boxes

Posted by on 20 Jun 2019 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan Navara

2020 Nissan Navara

2020 Nissan Navara

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.


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Nissan Opens ‘The Box’ Design Studio In Latin America

Posted by on 14 Jun 2019 under General, Nissan News

Nissan Design Studio

Nissan ‘The Box’ Design Studio

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.


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Nissan’s Hands-on Approach To Autonomous Driving

Posted by on 06 Jun 2019 under Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan Leaf, Nissan ProPILOT

Nissan ProPILOT

Nissan ProPILOT

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.


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Nissan Sylphy Concept Could Be The 2020 Nissan Sentra

Posted by on 30 May 2019 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan News, Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sylphy

Nissan Sylphy To 2020 Nissan Sentra

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.


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Nissan’ Big Bakkie To Be Built By Africans For Africa

Posted by on 22 May 2019 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan Navara, Nissan News

Nissan Navara

Nissan Navara To Be Built On SA Soil

Nissan’s superb workhorse, the Navara bakkie, will now be built in South Africa and sold throughout Africa. The automaker’s giant R3bn investment will double its Rosslyn plant’s capacity and create more than a thousand new jobs.


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Another Win For Nissan GT-R At The Simola Hillclimb

Posted by on 16 May 2019 under General, Nissan GT-R, Nissan News

Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R

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.


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Nissan Simulates Sunlight To Develop Top Quality Paint

Posted by on 06 May 2019 under General, Nissan News

How Nissan engineers prevent sun damage without the sun

How Nissan engineers prevent sun damage without the sun

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.


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Did The Nissan Micra Deserve Car Of The Year Nomination?

Posted by on 29 Apr 2019 under General, Nissan Micra

2019 Nissan Micra

2019 Nissan Micra

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.


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Recycled Nissan Leaf Batteries Light Up Camping Trips

Posted by on 23 Apr 2019 under Nissan Concept, Nissan Leaf, Nissan News, Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Opus Camper Concept

Nissan Opus Camper Concept

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.


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Nissan Announces Multi-Billion Rand Investment in SA Plant

Posted by on 16 Apr 2019 under Nissan News

Nissan Invests Billions

Nissan Invests Billions in SA Plant

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.


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