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Towers of strength: Nissan plant goes autonomous

Leaf trailer-tractors turn over new system Humans redundant as auto tow-cars hitch-up System could go global - more lost jobs YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan has introduced Intelligent Vehicle Towing, an autonomous and fully automated vehicle towing system, at its Oppama manufacturing plant. Nissan has worked on making the relationship between people, cars and society more exciting… Continue reading Towers of strength: Nissan plant goes autonomous

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Nissan adds 2.0 diesel to X-Trail range

New two-litre, 132kW, 'what buyers want' First Xtronic CVT with AWD on X-Trail Six-speed AWD, Xtronic 2X4 also on offer LONDON, England - Nissan has launched a new, more powerful and larger-capacity diesel engine for its flagship X-Trail crossover. First deliveries in the UK are expected in early 2017. The new engine has an output… Continue reading Nissan adds 2.0 diesel to X-Trail range

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e-Power: ‘New’ electric drive train from Nissan

YOKOHAMA, Japan - Once-upon-a-time Nissan was making much of a small pure-electric car named Leaf and since then has sold a quarter-million of them. Earth was saved, sunshine was going to drive automobiles, but then the oil price fell through the floor and nobody cared any more because it's a helluva lot easier to tank… Continue reading e-Power: ‘New’ electric drive train from Nissan

2016 Nissan NP200 ICE. Image: Nissan SA / Motorpress
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Head for a beach – chill with a new Nissan ICE

Cool colours, extra cabin goodies Choice of petrol or diesel power Special and unique aluminium bits Want to chill in a ready-made tricked-out brand-new bakkie? Nissan SA figured you might so has created an International Cruiser Executive version of its NP200 baby truck with a choice of petrol or diesel power. The Corner quite likes… Continue reading Head for a beach – chill with a new Nissan ICE

THE MERC X-TRUCK: Image: Mercedes-Benz / Newspress
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Meet the Merc Navara bakkie… coming in 2018

Merc's muscle bakkie from Nissan SA seen by M-B as major market Expect the two versions in 2018 LES STEPHENSON Once-upon-a-time there were the two 'M's in South Africa - no, not the sweeties, but the automakers Mercedes-Benz and Mitsubishi with upmarket 4x4 bakkies that could go into all-wheel drive mode up to 100km/h and… Continue reading Meet the Merc Navara bakkie… coming in 2018

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Micra re-invented with new dynamism

Striking design epitomises fresh approach Downsized drivetrains, advanced aerodynamics Distinctive colour options, personalisation PARIS, France - Nissan’s Micra Gen5 unveiled at the 2016 Paris auto show is, the automaker says, "a complete redefinition of what Micra means… and is as audacious as it is revolutionary". Targeted for Europe, the world’s largest hatchback market, the Micra… Continue reading Micra re-invented with new dynamism

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Nissan EnGarde: Rough-rider to the rescue (V)

'Ultimate' ATV with portable EV battery power
 Debut of Navara-based emergency rescue concept
 Debut of portable battery-pack prototype HANNOVER, Germany - Nissan has unveiled an all-new vehicle at the 2016 Hannover auto show - the Navara EnGuard concept is a tough all-terrain pick-up kitted-out as a life-saving rescue platform for harsh and extreme environments. This… Continue reading Nissan EnGarde: Rough-rider to the rescue (V)

Nissan GT-R at Kyalami Festival Image: Nissan SA
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408kW GT-R confirmed for Jozi Motoring Festival launch

2017 Nissan GT-R - on track and static Latest version of supercar for Jozi show Keep your cash - they're all sold... JOHANNESBURG - Nissan SA will officially debut its 2017 GT-R supercar at the SA Festival of Motoring at Kyalami - static and on the track. The festival at the racing circuit in northern… Continue reading 408kW GT-R confirmed for Jozi Motoring Festival launch

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New diesel, new bits, for Nissan’s Navara

• Nissan Navara gets enhanced 2.3-litre dCi diesel engine. • Lowest-in-class CO2 emissions and lower fuel burn. • Tech-packed, holder of 2016 International Pick-Up award Nissan has upgraded its Navara bakkie with what the automaker describes as "a more advanced and eco-friendly" Euro 6 engine. The upgrade includes the 142kW twin-turbo and 120kW single-turbo versions… Continue reading New diesel, new bits, for Nissan’s Navara