ALL-NEW NISSAN PATHFINDER COMING TO AUSTRALIA

An all-new Nissan Pathfinder will go on sale in Australia in 2022. It will have many technology enhancements, an all-new nine-speed transmission, and a customisable seating configuration with either eight seats or second-row captain’s chairs. The larger frontal design of the Pathfinder is intended to give it a rugged look. It has a V-motion grille with a three-slot grille incorporated as an homage to the original Pathfinder. Standard LED headlights include slim upper daytime running lights, and the C-pillar has a structural SUV look that allows the use of two-tone… Read more

SEVENTH-GENERATION NISSAN Z IS COMING TO OZ

The seventh-generation Nissan Z is expected to arrive in Australia in mid-2022. Note the word ‘expected’ because nothing is sure in these unexpected times. Initially it will come in one variant, the Z coupe. However, it will be joined at launch by a limited-edition Z Proto Spec flagship model. “The Z name is an icon in Australia and around the world, and has been for more than half a century,” says Nissan Australia Managing Director, Adam Paterson. “When it comes to creating a new Z vehicle, that legacy is both… Read more

NISSAN GT-R T-SPEC and GT-R NISMO SV SPECIAL EDITIONS

Nissan’s new flagship performance 2022 GT-R, will expand to five grades from October 2021, with the introduction of two special editions; the GT-R T-spec and GT-R NISMO SV. This will be the last time the current-generation vehicle will be offered in Australia. They sit atop their respective GT-R ranges and offered in Premium, Premium Luxury, and T-spec editions, as well as NISMO and NISMO SV editions. “The GT-R has earned its place at the pinnacle of performance around the world, acting as a true automotive icon for more than 50… Read more

NISSAN’S ADVANCED E-POWER TECHNOLOGY

Nissan’s advanced e-POWER technology has been confirmed for Australia, with the innovative hybrid technology to arrive here in 2022. It will initially be offered in the Qashqai, with other models coming not long afterwards. The e-POWER technology sees the driving wheels powered exclusively by an electric motor. The petrol engine is used only to charge the vehicle’s battery when necessary, allowing for a true EV drive experience, and lower fuel use and emissions. Should they choose to do so Nissan’s e-Pedal lets the driver accelerate and decelerate using only the… Read more

2023 NISSAN Z INITIAL DETAILS

Though Nissan’s new 2023 Z sportscar won’t go on sale until 2022 and we have been provided a press release with details. Note that it’s simply called the Z, thus breaking from the tradition of previous models, that is 240Z, 260Z 370Z and so on The seventh-generation 2023 Z is scheduled to go on sale in the USA in spring 2022. Spring in the US is of course Autumn in Australia, the date it’s coming to us is still to be announced. For the United States market the Nissan Z… Read more

NISSAN ALTIMA 2013 – 2017

CAPTION: A & B: C: 2017 Nissan AltimaNissan Altima has been on sale in Australia since November 2013 and competed in the midsize sedan field. Leading the sales race was the Toyota Camry, with Ford Mondeo, Mazda6, Subaru Liberty and VW Passat also in the mix. Styling is a strong point of the Altima and it takes its own route, with wide horizontal chrome dominating the grille and a large badge in the centre. Indeed, it was a leader in style department as just about everyone else has taken up… Read more

NISSAN PATROL CELEBRATES ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARY

Nissan Patrol has become one of the longest-running continuous automotive nameplates as it celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2021. Since its arrival in Australia, and through five major generational changes, Nissan has sold more than 238,000 Patrols locally. Patrol has been a mainstay for off-roading enthusiasts, adventurous families and overland tourers since it was first released in 1951, collecting a cabinet of trophies and assisting a number of milestone explorations across the globe along the way. Australia has played a significant role in the Patrol’s heritage, becoming one of the… Read more

NISSAN TURNS OVER A NEW LEAF

Nissan’s first pure electric vehicle, the Leaf, was launched in 2010 arriving in Australia two years later. Since then, more than half a million have been sold, making it one of the most popular EVs in the world. The second-generation Leaf was released in 2017 but didn’t arrive here until mid-2019. With competition starting to hot up in the EV segment Nissan has recently added a more powerful and longer-range version called the Leaf e+. These enhancements come at price with the 62 kW e+ selling for $60,490 compared with… Read more

NEXT GENERATION NISSAN QASHQAI

The new Nissan Qashqai will be launching in Australia in early 2022. Although unmistakably Qashqai in its styling, the third generation is more toned, sharp and modern. In its details, the styling reflects Nissan’s global design language, notably the V-Motion grille and floating roof. As with the two previous generations, the design for the all-new Nissan Qashqai was developed by Nissan’s European Design Studio in London and will be built at Nissan’s Sunderland factory in England. Qashqai’s body stance is aimed to give it a purposeful look, with prominent shoulder… Read more

NEW NISSAN NAVARA WARRIOR

Nissan’s newest Australian Navara Warrior will be based on the rugged Navara PRO-4X and is a joint design team with Premcar, one of Australia’s leading automotive engineering and manufacturing companies. Premcar is Nissan’s core partner for its broader Warrior program, with vehicles re-engineered in Victoria to create new flagship models tailor-made for Australia. Interestingly the new model will be called the Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar. “Nissan chose Premcar as its core partner to produce the first Navara N-TREK Warrior in 2019, a vehicle we believe set a new benchmark… Read more