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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 and… 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 a… Continue reading Ariya arrives! New 600km+ battery buggy out from Nissan

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Mighty Micra: Big power 84kW turbo, lighter steering

ROSSLYN, South Africa - Take a fresh look at the Nissan Micra - an updated version of the perennial favourite among younger folk described by its South African operation as ''all new''. The Nissan Micra Tekna 84kW turbo. And pretty quick, what with 84kW/180 Nm under the bonnet to agitate the six-speed transmission. Thanks to… Continue reading Mighty Micra: Big power 84kW turbo, lighter steering

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Electric Nismo: Pack leader when it comes to E-racing

VALENCIA, Spain - Nissan says its ''world-leading expertise'' in electric vehicle propulsion and ''top-class motorsport experience'' have melded to create a Nissan Leaf Nismo RC – said to be ''a showcase for the power, innovation and excitement of Nissan electric vehicle technology''. The latest all-wheel-drive sport cars have more than doubled the maximum power and… Continue reading Electric Nismo: Pack leader when it comes to E-racing

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NisGo! Latest Leaf turns up with 240kW and RC badge

Nissan Leaf Nismo RC debuts at Ricardo Tormo ‘E’ in ‘EV’ ‘stands for exciting electric mobility Motorsport showcases dual-motor technology VALENCIA, Spain – Nissan’s ''world-leading expertise in electric vehicles and top-class motorsport experience'' have been displayed at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Spain in the new, all-wheel drive, two-motor, Nissan Leaf Nismo RC (above). Say… Continue reading NisGo! Latest Leaf turns up with 240kW and RC badge

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Bond, James Bond, popping up in autoworld problems

Funny how James Bond is making a comeback in the world of motoring - perhaps in part because of the cars he drove in his 007 masterspy movies. Find out how Nissan and Aston Martin news reports are referring to him and a certain fugitive from the clutches of a Nipponese brand. Read... Cash-crunched Aston… Continue reading Bond, James Bond, popping up in autoworld problems

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Driving Ohm for Xmas: Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow*

PARIS, France - Nissan will be dashing through the snow (in Europe, at least!) this Christmas with a bright and festive Nissan LEAF powered by its own regenerated energy. To bring Christmas cheer while celebrating the power of regenerative energy the special one-off was transformed into a Nissan (Christmas) TREE decked with a spectacular light… Continue reading Driving Ohm for Xmas: Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow*

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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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50 years on: The Nissan GT-R era of perfection speeds on

Five decades' experience goes into new GT-R Several versions of anniversary driving gem Two spec levels - with multi-million prices ROSSLYN, South Africa - Few vehicles in the world can be instantly identified by just three letters but to motoring enthusiasts everywhere GT-R has its own exalted space that involves excitement, high-performance and refinement. So,… Continue reading 50 years on: The Nissan GT-R era of perfection speeds on