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Nissan, Renault, Uber allies in anti-carbon war

LONDON, England – Automotive alliance partners Renault and Nissan have signed a ‘memorandum of understanding’ with taxi group Uber to switch completely to electric vehicles across Europe. The European markets include Britain, France, the Netherlands, and Portugal and will follow an ”already successful” trial between Nissan and Uber in the UK. The memo was announced… Continue reading Nissan, Renault, Uber allies in anti-carbon war

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2020 Nissan Patrol: Set to go, well, pretty much anywhere

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The 2020 Nissan Patrol 4×4 superwagon has arrived in South Africa as, its maker says, ”an icon with enhancements of an even higher level of sophistication, comfort, and intelligence”. ”The new Patrol,” Nissan SA said, ”exhibits the best of what Nissan ‘Intelligent Mobility’ has to offer with enhanced luxury tech features… Continue reading 2020 Nissan Patrol: Set to go, well, pretty much anywhere

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SA to join Nissan/Mitsubishi EV production plan

TOKYO, Japan – Mitsubishi Motors is to invest in the production of electric Kei-cars at its Mizushima plant in Japan with an investment equivalent to about R1.3-billion. MMC will work with Nissan to establish assembly and inspection equipment for the drive battery, the expansion of stamping, welding and painting assembly facilities, and line expansion for… Continue reading SA to join Nissan/Mitsubishi EV production plan

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Nissan’s Whitfield new president of African automakers

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Nissan Africa South’s chairman Mike Whitfield is the new president of the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers. Whitfield, an ex-president of the SA National Association of Automobile Manufacturers and vice-president of the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers, joined Nissan in 1981 as a marketing trainee. He’s held several management positions since… Continue reading Nissan’s Whitfield new president of African automakers

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Ariya arrives! New 600km+ battery buggy out from Nissan

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan has introduced its all-new Ariya, an electric crossover SUV with phenomenal claimed range and ”greater driving excitement, confidence, comfort, and connectivity” ”The batteries-only car,” Nissan promises, ”has powerful acceleration and smooth, quiet, operation. Occupants and can relax and enjoy the ride thanks to autonomous driving technology, concierge-level assistance, seamless connectivity and… Continue reading Ariya arrives! New 600km+ battery buggy out from Nissan

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Nissan offers answers to high fuel expenses

ROSSLYN, South Africa – Automaker Nissan believes it has an answer to South Africans taking strain with the prices of petrol, starting with a less-thirsty car. One answer, it claims, is its latest Micra with its one-litre, 84kW, turbocharged engine that ”has an impressive combined fuel consumption of five litres/100km”. The engine is said to… Continue reading Nissan offers answers to high fuel expenses

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Nissan twin motor: May the e-4ORCE be with you

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nissan is elevating the performance of electric vehicles with its new twin-motor, all-wheel-control, technology called e-4ORCE and is showing it at the 2020 CES show here. The technology is said to provide torque instantly to all four wheels ”to deliver balanced, predictable, power and handling similar to that of many premium… Continue reading Nissan twin motor: May the e-4ORCE be with you

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27 Nissans for Pat – now number 28 is the latest Juke

LONDON, England – The new generation of Nissan’s Juke range has arrived in UK showrooms and deliveries have started with one of the first going to Patricia McIntosh of Norfolk in eastern England. As it should be for Ms McIntosh has been a Nissan customer since 1972 and her Juke Tekna is her 27th unit… Continue reading 27 Nissans for Pat – now number 28 is the latest Juke

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Nissan Ariya: ‘New dawn’ electricar unveiled at Tokyo

All-electric crossover ‘new direction’ Two motors, powerful acceleration ‘Next stage of Nissan evolution’ TOKYO, Japan – Nissan has unveiled its Ariya Concept, described by its maker as ”a crossover electric SUV with two electric motors, powerful acceleration, award-winning driving assistance technology and a look that signals a complete reinvention of the brand’s design”, at the… Continue reading Nissan Ariya: ‘New dawn’ electricar unveiled at Tokyo

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Nissan parts robots double-up for perfect new panels

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan has developed robots to make car parts out of sheet steel, claiming ”a breakthrough” that could make replacement parts for discontinued models more widely available. Nissan hopes to commercialise the proprietary technique called ”dual-sided dieless forming”. The technique involves two synchronised robots working from opposite sides of a steel sheet and… Continue reading Nissan parts robots double-up for perfect new panels