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  • Max Chilton joins Nissan WEC charge
    Max Chilton joins Nissan WEC charge Mon, May 18, 2015 12:05 BST

    FORMER Formula One driver Max Chilton has joined the Nissan motorsport programme as the company makes its long-awaited return to the premier class of endurance racing.Chilton, … More »Max Chilton joins Nissan WEC charge

    Max Chilton joins Nissan WEC charge

    FORMER Formula One driver Max Chilton has joined the Nissan motorsport programme as the company makes its long-awaited return to the premier class of endurance racing.Chilton, 24, raced for the ill-fated Marussia F1 team last year, but has joined Nissan's first attempt to steal the Le Mans thunder from World Endurance …

  • First Drive: Nissan Pulsar
    First Drive: Nissan Pulsar Thu, Nov 6, 2014 13:05 GMT

    What’s new?A new car for an already crowded market is the best way to describe Nissan’s Pulsar, which does make the Japanese firm’s task of shifting the five-door hatch … More »First Drive: Nissan Pulsar

    First Drive: Nissan Pulsar

    What’s new?A new car for an already crowded market is the best way to describe Nissan’s Pulsar, which does make the Japanese firm’s task of shifting the five-door hatch a tough one. Nissan’s not stupid, though, and is fully aware that it needs to make an extra effort to get people to take the plunge.Crucially, it’s almost …

  • First Drive: Nissan X-Trail
    First Drive: Nissan X-Trail Mon, May 19, 2014 16:05 BST

    The most important SUV in the Nissan range is the Qashqai, but its bigger brother the X-Trail has arrived in an all-new form to serve those looking for something more … More »First Drive: Nissan X-Trail

    First Drive: Nissan X-Trail

    The most important SUV in the Nissan range is the Qashqai, but its bigger brother the X-Trail has arrived in an all-new form to serve those looking for something more sizeable. In fact the new X-Trail owes a lot to the Qashqai as it uses the same platform and mechanicals. Looks and image It’s a game of spot the difference …

  • First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2014
    First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2014 Fri, Mar 21, 2014 13:05 GMT

    Nissan has split the GT-R range into two very different avenues; Myriad graphs from Nissan show just how much more effective the 2014 GT-R is at keeping its wheels on … More »First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2014

    First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2014

    Nissan has split the GT-R range into two very different avenues; Myriad graphs from Nissan show just how much more effective the 2014 GT-R is at keeping its wheels on the ground more often, and far from having taken the edge off the driving experience the alterations have transformed the car into nothing short of the most …

  • First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2013
    First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2013 Thu, Oct 31, 2013 16:05 GMT

    IF YOU DON’T KNOW the Nissan GT-R by now, here’s a very short introduction; The GT-R has been something of a jewel in the crown for Nissan. More »First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2013

    First Drive: Nissan GT-R 2013

    IF YOU DON’T KNOW the Nissan GT-R by now, here’s a very short introduction; The GT-R has been something of a jewel in the crown for Nissan.

  • X Marks The Spot For Value (Nissan X-Trail 2007-present day)
    X Marks The Spot For Value (Nissan X-Trail … Mon, Oct 28, 2013 17:05 GMT

    ENGINES – Opting for a diesel X-Trail will be a smart move. The petrol models can sometimes struggle when towing, making the diesel unit’s extra torque invaluable. As … More »X Marks The Spot For Value (Nissan X-Trail …

    X Marks The Spot For Value (Nissan X-Trail 2007-present day)

    ENGINES – Opting for a diesel X-Trail will be a smart move. The petrol models can sometimes struggle when towing, making the diesel unit’s extra torque invaluable. As with any aspect of used car purchasing, opt for the latest and best you can afford, which should be either the 150 or 170 horsepower motors, although the …

  • First Drive: Nissan Micra Fri, Oct 18, 2013 12:00 BST

    THE NISSAN MICRA has been a stalwart of the supermini sector for more than 30 years now. When launched in 2010, the most recent Micra faced tougher competition than ever … More »First Drive: Nissan Micra

    THE NISSAN MICRA has been a stalwart of the supermini sector for more than 30 years now. When launched in 2010, the most recent Micra faced tougher competition than ever before, which is why Nissan has given the car a nip and tuck only three years into the latest version’s life.It’s easy to spot the new model thanks to …

  • First Drive: Nissan Note
    First Drive: Nissan Note Fri, Oct 18, 2013 11:58 BST

    IS A REGULAR small car enough? We want them to do so much these days. It used to be that superminis just trundled to the shops on a weekly basis and not much else, but … More »First Drive: Nissan Note

    First Drive: Nissan Note

    IS A REGULAR small car enough? We want them to do so much these days. It used to be that superminis just trundled to the shops on a weekly basis and not much else, but now we want it to slog up the motorway, be stuffed full of children and shopping and still look smart parked on the driveway.The first generation Nissan …

  • Coupe A Load Of This! (Nissan 350Z Coupe 2003-2010)
    Coupe A Load Of This! (Nissan 350Z Coupe … Mon, Aug 12, 2013 14:05 BST

    ENGINES – Life should be easy, which is why Nissan offered the 350Z with one engine: a 3.5-litre petrol V6 outputting 276bhp in first-gen trim. This rasping, snarling … More »Coupe A Load Of This! (Nissan 350Z Coupe …

    Coupe A Load Of This! (Nissan 350Z Coupe 2003-2010)

    ENGINES – Life should be easy, which is why Nissan offered the 350Z with one engine: a 3.5-litre petrol V6 outputting 276bhp in first-gen trim. This rasping, snarling and muscular V6 offered drivers a wild experience. The mid-life uplift peaked at 309bhp and was the same only more so.EXTERIOR – The low-slung 350Z with its …

  • First Drive: 2013 Nissan Leaf
    First Drive: 2013 Nissan Leaf Fri, Apr 12, 2013 10:05 BST

    NISSAN is on a bit of a roll. While some manufacturers are still working on their first electric cars Nissan is rolling out the second generation Leaf, with less weight, … More »First Drive: 2013 Nissan Leaf

    First Drive: 2013 Nissan Leaf

    NISSAN is on a bit of a roll. While some manufacturers are still working on their first electric cars Nissan is rolling out the second generation Leaf, with less weight, more range and a design more closely tailored to real-world demands.The biggest input into the new car has come from existing customers, which explains …

  • First Drive: Nissan Juke Nismo
    First Drive: Nissan Juke Nismo Mon, Jan 28, 2013 09:05 GMT

    IF YOU’VE casually landed on this page and are thinking the Nuke Nismo is probably nothing more than a few red details and a minor engine tweak, there’s some good news: … More »First Drive: Nissan Juke Nismo

    First Drive: Nissan Juke Nismo

    IF YOU’VE casually landed on this page and are thinking the Nuke Nismo is probably nothing more than a few red details and a minor engine tweak, there’s some good news: it’s worth much more than the sum of its new parts.Nismo is a name well known in video gaming and racing circles, where Nissan’s performance arm is as notorious …

  • Nissan Juke-R
    Nissan Juke-R: The little car that leaves … Tue, Oct 16, 2012 16:19 BST

    Here's a Nissan which will beat any Ferrari or Porsche in a straight line - but you'll need a staggering £400,000 to try it. More »Nissan Juke-R: The little car that leaves …

    Nissan Juke-R

    Here's a Nissan which will beat any Ferrari or Porsche in a straight line - but you'll need a staggering £400,000 to try it.

  • First Drive: Nissan GT-R Track Pack
    First Drive: Nissan GT-R Track Pack Fri, Jul 6, 2012 14:06 BST

    IS THERE always room for a little bit more? Can the no-compromise sports car have compromises removed from it? Sounds like an impossible task but it is one that Nissan … More »First Drive: Nissan GT-R Track Pack

    First Drive: Nissan GT-R Track Pack

    IS THERE always room for a little bit more? Can the no-compromise sports car have compromises removed from it? Sounds like an impossible task but it is one that Nissan set itself when it decided that the GT-R needed to be a bit more aggressive. The supercar bargain of the decade has already been upgraded twice since it …

  • Drop And Give Me 350 (Nissan 350Z Roadster 2005-2010)
    Drop And Give Me 350 (Nissan 350Z Roadster … Mon, Jun 25, 2012 20:06 BST

    ENGINES – Unsurprisingly it’s petrol all the way with the 350Z, specifically a 3.5-litre V6 motor outputting a useful 276bhp in launch trim. This smooth engine delivers … More »Drop And Give Me 350 (Nissan 350Z Roadster …

    Drop And Give Me 350 (Nissan 350Z Roadster 2005-2010)

    ENGINES – Unsurprisingly it’s petrol all the way with the 350Z, specifically a 3.5-litre V6 motor outputting a useful 276bhp in launch trim. This smooth engine delivers a tuneful and distinctive rasp when worked hard, which does much to boost the overall fun factor.EXTERIOR – A handsome and compact car, the 350Z ushered …

  • Nissan DeltaWing

Here's a glimpse at the future of racing. The Nissan DeltaWing is part road racer, part salt-flat runner, and looks like a modern interpretation of the Keaton-era Batmobile. Not only is it lighter and more aerodynamic than the rest of the endurance racing field, it uses half the fuel, making it more environmentally friendly. And against all odds, it's coming to the only race that matters: the 24 Hours of LeMans. The DeltaWing is a joint project between former Lola design chief Ben Bowlby and Chip Ganassi Racing, and pitched as the future of IndyCar. IndyCar passed on the design, calling the DeltaWing too radical, and instead fell back on the latest interpretation of the Dallara chassis the series has been using for years.

Worldwide - March 2012

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    Stunning ‘Batmobile’ Nissan DeltaWing … Tue, Jun 12, 2012 18:06 BST

    Ever since Nissan unveiled its Batmobile-like Le Mans competitor, petrolheads have been gagging to see it in action. More »Stunning ‘Batmobile’ Nissan DeltaWing …

    Nissan DeltaWing

Here's a glimpse at the future of racing. The Nissan DeltaWing is part road racer, part salt-flat runner, and looks like a modern interpretation of the Keaton-era Batmobile. Not only is it lighter and more aerodynamic than the rest of the endurance racing field, it uses half the fuel, making it more environmentally friendly. And against all odds, it's coming to the only race that matters: the 24 Hours of LeMans. The DeltaWing is a joint project between former Lola design chief Ben Bowlby and Chip Ganassi Racing, and pitched as the future of IndyCar. IndyCar passed on the design, calling the DeltaWing too radical, and instead fell back on the latest interpretation of the Dallara chassis the series has been using for years.

Worldwide - March 2012

Credit: (Mandatory): WENN.com

    Ever since Nissan unveiled its Batmobile-like Le Mans competitor, petrolheads have been gagging to see it in action.

  • nissanjuke
    Nissan Juke voted best for gadgets and … Mon, Apr 23, 2012 13:23 BST

    The Nissan Juke may not have the bells and whistles of an Aston Martin but it is the UK’s favourite car for gadgets, according to research. More »Nissan Juke voted best for gadgets and …

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    The Nissan Juke may not have the bells and whistles of an Aston Martin but it is the UK’s favourite car for gadgets, according to research.

  • batmobile
    Holy Smoke Batman! Nissan unveils new … Tue, Mar 13, 2012 16:38 GMT

    1.6 litre model could form future of road cars More »Holy Smoke Batman! Nissan unveils new …

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    1.6 litre model could form future of road cars

  • Nissan creates Juke Shiro
    Nissan creates Juke Shiro Wed, Feb 15, 2012 12:00 GMT

    THE JUKE is now available in a new range-topping model called Shiro, the Japanese word for white.Based on the existing Tekna model but with white detailing around the … More »Nissan creates Juke Shiro

    Nissan creates Juke Shiro

    THE JUKE is now available in a new range-topping model called Shiro, the Japanese word for white.Based on the existing Tekna model but with white detailing around the car, all the interior leather trim has white stitching. The motorcycle-inspired lower centre console, where the gear stick is mounted, is white as well.Despite …

  • Nissan Micra
    Nissan Micra Thu, Jul 14, 2011 16:23 BST

    Nissan's Micra gets a new, high tech, economy focused engine, but it's still an also-ran in the overall supermini marketplace. More »Nissan Micra

    Nissan Micra

    Nissan's Micra gets a new, high tech, economy focused engine, but it's still an also-ran in the overall supermini marketplace.

  • Nissan Leaf RC
    Nissan Leaf RC Mon, Jul 11, 2011 13:03 BST

    The RC stands for 'Racing Competition', which means this is no ordinary Nissan Leaf. More »Nissan Leaf RC

    Nissan Leaf RC

    The RC stands for 'Racing Competition', which means this is no ordinary Nissan Leaf.

 

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  • First Drive: 2015 DS 5
    First Drive: 2015 DS 5

    Space and practicality In finest French luxury tradition the DS 5 is built primarily for style and tactility of materials, with practicality taking a back seat. The … More »First Drive: 2015 DS 5

    First Drive: 2015 DS 5

    Space and practicality In finest French luxury tradition the DS 5 is built primarily for style and tactility of materials, with practicality taking a back seat. The boot isn't especially big for the size of the car, and bottles have little chance of staying upright in the shallow cupholders.

  • UK Drive: Mini Cooper 5dr Automatic
    UK Drive: Mini Cooper 5dr Automatic

    What’s new?Minis are great cars, if you like the way they do things. Automatic gearboxes are also great in their own ways, but an auto in a Mini? Surely not, thou doth … More »UK Drive: Mini Cooper 5dr Automatic

    UK Drive: Mini Cooper 5dr Automatic

    What’s new?Minis are great cars, if you like the way they do things. Automatic gearboxes are also great in their own ways, but an auto in a Mini? Surely not, thou doth protest.But sure enough, here is a five-door Mini Cooper with what should normally be the last option box you'd ever want to tick – a six-speed automated …