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New Nissan Terra: Big wagon scheduled for SA in 2021

PRETORIA, South Africa – Nissan has (Nov 26 2020) revealed its all-new Nissan Terra for Africa and the Middle East and says the ”tough, yet sophisticated” units will be launched in South Africa towards the end of 2021. Solidifying its strong presence in the SUV market, the tough yet sophisticated vehicle is planned for release… Continue reading New Nissan Terra: Big wagon scheduled for SA in 2021

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Nissan Magnite: ‘First of a kind’ to ignite in SA in 2021

ROSSLYN, South Africa – Handsome hunk, hey? This is the Magnite, automaker Nissan’s most recent car for global launch and described as ”a compact SUV, a true reflection of our commitment to expanding our sport utility vehicle range which prioritises the crossover segment”. The chunky-looking Magnite will be available in South Africa, Mauritius, Seychelles, Malawi,… Continue reading Nissan Magnite: ‘First of a kind’ to ignite in SA in 2021

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A decade of EVolution with Nissan electric Leaf

Nissan debunks EV myths and misconceptionsHighlights the evolution of mass-market electric mobilityUnites electric tech with an engaging driving experience PARIS, France – Adoption of and curiosity about electric vehicles continue to boom so the Japanese automaker has made plain how far its Leaf electric vehicle and the world of electrified driving has evolved through the… Continue reading A decade of EVolution with Nissan electric Leaf

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Nissan RE-LEAF: Taking power to the people when tragedy strikes

PARIS, France – Nissan has unveiled a 100% electric emergency response vehicle designed to provide a mobile power supply after natural disasters or during extreme weather. The RE-LEAF prototype is based on the Nissan LEAF car, the world’s first mass-production battery car. Along with modifications to negotiate debris-covered roads, the car has exterior weatherproof plug… Continue reading Nissan RE-LEAF: Taking power to the people when tragedy strikes

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Nissan Z Proto: Club members get special sighting

ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan South Africa has shown the next version of its Z-series sport cars, the 400Z prototype, to The Corner and we confess the model is our editor’s most favourite car of 40 years in the trade. The latest design continues, Nissan says, to offer sport-car lovers high-performance excitement from a car… Continue reading Nissan Z Proto: Club members get special sighting

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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