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.


Nissan Bakkies Making A Difference Around The World

Posted by on 22 Mar 2019 under General, Nissan Navara, Nissan News, Nissan Titan

Nissan's Habitat For Humanity Bakkie

One Of Nissan’s Habitat For Humanity Bakkies

Nissan has partnered with the housing organisation, Habitat for Humanity, to create the Ultimate Work Titan concept bakkie. Based on a ‘Nissan Titan XD Diesel Crew Cab’, this concept vehicle is more than capable of taking on any off-road setting. More to the point, Nissan and Habitat for Humanity combined forces and made a mobile office for construction work.


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The Future Of Electric Crossovers With Nissan IMQ Concept

Posted by on 14 Mar 2019 under Nissan Concept, Nissan GT-R

Nissan IMQ

Nissan IMQ Electric Crossover

The Japanese automaker has announced the unveiling of the new Nissan IMQ concept electric SUV. So far, there hasn’t been too much information to go on but the teaser image clearly shows a futuristic crossover. Considering the smorgasbord of features and technologies, Nissan stated that the crossover “embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility and gives a sneak peek as to what might be in your future driveway.”


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Rabada And Pollock Named Brand Ambassadors for Nissan

Posted by on 05 Mar 2019 under General, Nissan News

Nissan Brand Ambassadors

Nissan Brand Ambassadors: Rabada & Pollock

Nissan is proud to announce that the current number one test bowler Kagiso Rabada has been named as brand ambassador for Nissan for the third year running alongside a sporting legend and former South African cricket captain Shaun Pollock. This move has cemented Nissan’s association as a sponsor with the ICC (International Cricket Council).


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The Future Of Autonomous Taxis Likely To Include Nissan

Posted by on 04 Mar 2019 under General, Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan News

Nissan Logo

Nissan To Partner With Waymo

A recent Nikkei report states that Google’s self-driving car company, Waymo is about to close a deal with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance for bringing autonomous taxis to Japan’s busy streets. While Japan has strict limitations on ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, taxi numbers are growing and a very popular mode of transport in Tokyo and other Japanese cities.


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The ItalDesign Nissan GT-R50 In All Its Glory

Posted by on 28 Feb 2019 under Nissan Concept, Nissan GT-R, Nissan News

Nissan GT-R50 by ItalDesign

The ItalDesign Nissan GT-R50

Since launching the first modern-day Nissan GT-R production model in 2007, the Japanese automaker stamped their authority in style. Subsequent models included the Black Edition, Nissan GT-R Premium, SpecV, GT-R Nismo and the GT-R Nismo N-Attack. Now, celebrating the car’s 50th anniversary, they have launched the Nissan GT-R50.


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What You Should Know Before Shopping For Your First Car

Posted by on 14 Feb 2019 under General

Getting Keys

First Time Buying A Car Tips

Shopping for your first car is exhilarating. Whether you are buying a new or used car, or trading in your current vehicle for a newer model, there is something quite thrilling about making your first auto purchase. You are, quite literally, in the driver’s seat, after all. However, as any seasoned vehicle owner will tell you, there are quite a few things to bear in mind before you sign on the dotted line. This includes:


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New Nissan LEAF e+ Offers More Power And Range

Posted by on 29 Jan 2019 under New Nissan Launches, Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan Leaf

New Nissan LEAF e+

New Nissan LEAF e+

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.


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Nissan Juke Adventure Concept Tears Up The Tracks

Posted by on 22 Jan 2019 under General, Nissan 370z, Nissan Concept, Nissan Juke

Nissan Juke Adventure Concept

Nissan Juke Adventure Concept

While we don’t see snow in South Africa to the extent that requires a car with tank-like tracks, this Nissan Juke is too good not to write about. It appears to be a mix between a car, a snowmobile and the Mars rover but with epic styling. Based on looks alone, who wouldn’t want to give it a try?


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Nissan Kicks: The Official Car Of The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

Posted by on 08 Jan 2019 under General, Nissan Kicks, Nissan News

Nissan Kicks

The Nissan Kicks

Excitement is rife in anticipation for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales between 30 May and 14 July. What better way to celebrate than with the all-new Nissan Kicks. The compact SUV will soon be launched in India and has been named the official car for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.


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Experts Share Their Road Safety Tips

Posted by on 02 Jan 2019 under General

Person Putting on Safety Belt

Important Road Safety Tips

With 2019 upon us, South Africans are biting at the bit to make their way home from their favourite holiday destinations around our gorgeous coastline – be it that they went into the bushveld to escape the bustle, or simply from one town to the next to spend some time with family and friends. Whatever the case may be, one thing is for sure – there are lots of trips being taken and our roads are busy.


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