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.


Is The Nissan Extended Warranty A Sensible Option?

Posted by on 12 Mar 2020 under General

Nissan Juke

Nissan’s Extended Warranty Explained

When you think of Nissan, you automatically associate the brand with good quality workmanship and automotive engineering. They are a well-known, reputable and established brand across the world and have excelled in all departments over the last few years. What some may not realise is that it took them nearly a century to achieve the success they enjoy today.


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The 2020 Nissan LEAF Is Now Safer And More Powerful

Posted by on 05 Mar 2020 under Nissan Leaf

2020 Nissan LEAF

Nissan’s 2020 EV

While many car manufacturers are still some years away from giving their customers a mainstream electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF is at it again. This four-door, five-seater family car has been hugely successful selling over 450 000 units since 2010. Now, the company is launching a second-generation Nissan LEAF with added safety features, equipment and more power thanks to Nissan’s Nismo division.


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Nissan Makes International Waves With New SUVs

Posted by on 26 Feb 2020 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan Kicks, Nissan News, Nissan Patrol, Nissan Qashqai, Nissan X-Trail

Nissan's X-Trail, Qashqai & Ariya : Leaf

Nissan To Launch New SUVs

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.


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Nissan Honoured For Its Climate Credentials

Posted by on 18 Feb 2020 under Nissan Leaf, Nissan News

Nissan's EV: Leaf

Nissan Leaf

When climate change is pondered, cars and carmakers are usually seen as part of the problem. Nissan, however, has been added to the 2019 CDP A-List for its climate change leadership.

CDP is a non-profit organisation that focusses on building economic stability, and climate change is recognised as the major threat to global economic stability.


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Nissan Introduces New Acoustic Meta-Material

Posted by on 14 Feb 2020 under Nissan News

Nissan's Meta Material

Nissan’s Innovative New Meta Material

The CES is a perfect meeting place for the world’s elite innovators and those in the business of consumer technologies. Nissan was one of many standouts at this year’s event with some seriously impressive developments such as their new lightweight acoustic meta-material.


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Nissan Qashqai Gets An Overhaul

Posted by on 07 Feb 2020 under Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qasqai

Nissan’s Crossover Gets Overhauled

With 2020 in full swing, an upgraded Nissan Qashqai has made its way to South Africa. The updates include an all-new NissanConnect 2.0 infotainment system, engine options and a smaller range which has been dropped from eight to five.


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Nissan Design America – 40 Years Of Global Success

Posted by on 29 Jan 2020 under General, Nissan News

Nissan Design Bases

Nissan’s Design Bases

Japanese car manufacturers have been quietly and politely poking world market for decades. The offerings in the late ‘50s through the ‘60s were underwhelming, to say the least. Their non-descript little econoboxes, well priced and very reliable, found some traction in post-war Europe and Britain, but not very much in Yank-tank USA.


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Nissan Shines at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas

Posted by on 22 Jan 2020 under Nissan Concept, Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan News

Nissan Ariya Concept

Nissan’s Ariya Concept

It’s the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, so obviously there will be cars, ice-cream trucks and a golf ball that finds the hole. With the Detroit Motor Show shifting to later in the year, the CES attracted the biggest and best of future auto technology. Nissan was there with stunning, future-looking offerings.


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The Nissan GT-R50 Is A Limited Edition With No Limits

Posted by on 10 Jan 2020 under General, Nissan GT-R, Nissan News

Nissan GT-R50

Nissan’s 50th Anniversary GT-R

It looks mean. It has 530kW and 780 N.m. on tap It costs more than R16m. There will be only 50 ever made, but most of these have been snapped up in advance. It is the Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign.

The final production model of this rare monster has been announced and will be on display at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2020. This production model closely matches the prototype version that stunned and surprised back in June 2018.


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Nissan Micra Turbo, The B-Segment Hot Hatch

Posted by on 03 Jan 2020 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan Micra

Micra Turbo

New Nissan Micra Turbo

Looking for a B-segment hatchback with some oomph? Have a look at the Nissan Micra with 1-litre turbo mill. That would be the Acenta Plus, Tekna and Tekna Plus models with the lowered sports suspension.


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