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  • 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 …

  • Nissan Reverse Engineers The Humble Rear View Mirror
    Nissan Reverse Engineers The Humble … Mon, Mar 3, 2014 09:05 GMT

    IF YOU struggle to reverse your car and fret about not being able to see the full picture, your next purchase might be a Nissan. Taking the humble rear view mirror to … More »Nissan Reverse Engineers The Humble …

    Nissan Reverse Engineers The Humble Rear View Mirror

    IF YOU struggle to reverse your car and fret about not being able to see the full picture, your next purchase might be a Nissan. Taking the humble rear view mirror to the next level, the Japanese car maker has unveiled a hi-tech alternative. In combination with a rear-facing camera, Nissan has devised a new LCD monitor …

  • 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.

  • Top Gear test was rigged, says Nissan
    Top Gear test was rigged, says Niss … Tue, May 17, 2011 15:21 BST

    Nissan claims that Top Gear staged a scene where the Leaf electric car ran out of power. More »Top Gear test was rigged, says Niss …

    Top Gear test was rigged, says Nissan

    Nissan claims that Top Gear staged a scene where the Leaf electric car ran out of power.

  • New York cabs to be made by Nissan
    New York cabs to be made by Nissan Wed, May 4, 2011 12:04 BST

    Nissan has won the competition to supply New York with cabs for the next decade. More »New York cabs to be made by Nissan

    New York cabs to be made by Nissan

    Nissan has won the competition to supply New York with cabs for the next decade.

 

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    First Drive: McLaren 650S Spider

    McLaren 650S What’s new?The 650S is essentially an evolution of the 12C, but with such a comprehensive spectrum of upgrades that symbolically it’s more like a brand new … More »First Drive: McLaren 650S Spider

    First Drive: McLaren 650S Spider

    McLaren 650S What’s new?The 650S is essentially an evolution of the 12C, but with such a comprehensive spectrum of upgrades that symbolically it’s more like a brand new car. Its mighty turbocharged V8 engine now has the sort of power you only used to get in unobtanium-rare hypercars, and the fact that the 650S is half a …

  • First Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLA
    First Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLA

    This is the smallest Mercedes-Benz with any kind of off-road leanings, and arguably it’s also the first proper crossover from the German firm. More »First Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLA

    First Drive: Mercedes-Benz GLA

    This is the smallest Mercedes-Benz with any kind of off-road leanings, and arguably it’s also the first proper crossover from the German firm.