A brief history of Nissan 0

These days, Nissans are as much a part of our roads as any brand – perhaps more so due to the high quality to affordability ratio – a truly desirable and attainable for many a budget. But how much do we actually know about the origins of the Japanese car maker? Here’s a brief history…(…)

The Nissan Qashqai gets an upgrade 0

When it first graced our streets a decade ago, the Nissan Qashqai completely reinvigorated the family sports utility market. Within the industry the Qashqai has been nicknamed the ‘cash cow’ due to the incredible revenues it has brought in for the Japanese company. Saying that, it’s been a good vehicle for Britain too, since its(…)

Nissan Micra awarded 5-stars for safety 0

The UK edition of the new Nissan Micra has been awarded 5-stars for safety by the Euro NCAP. Principally responsible for the high score is the intelligent driving tech that comes fitted as standard. The Micra was tested under Euro NCAP’s newest set of rules, the complete range available in the UK attained the highest(…)

Nissan reveals unique-looking X-Trail 0

Japanese car giant Nissan has created a one-off special adaptation of the best-selling X-Trail SUV equipped with tracks for the ultimate off-roading experience. The rubber kit has been specially designed for both snow and sand, with wide tracks that measure 122cm by 38cm, for extra floatation and grip. This means there are specially designed wheel(…)

A look back at the Nissan Micra (1982 – 1992) 0

It was back in 1981 that the Nissan Micra made its first appearance – albeit in concept form. That year’s Tokyo Motor Show saw Nissan unveil the NX-01 to a curious public. Initially designed as a 1.0-litre supermini for the range just below the Cherry, the concept won plenty of praise at first for its(…)

Nissan anti-collision feature has inauspicious beginnings 0

On paper, the new collision avoidance feature Nissan are incorporating into newer models is a great, innovative idea. It’s important you turn it on though… In a video currently circulating widely throughout social media, a woman can be seen demonstrating the technology at a demonstration in China by standing in front of the vehicle, while(…)

Production resumes at Nissan Sunderland plant affected by ransomware 0

Production resumed as normal at Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Sunderland, following the spate of cyber attacks that took place a week or so ago, targeting a string of high profile companies and organisations across the globe. Shifts commenced on time and without any irregularities, the company stated in an email. “While our teams are addressing(…)

Nissan’s plant in Sunderland hit by a cyber-attack 0

In the same attack by malware ‘ransom’ software that also hit the NHS and other large global organisations and companies, the Nissan’s UK operations hub saw itself experiencing the hack – that locks users out of their computers until a ransom is paid. A spokesman for Nissan said that he could not confirm as to(…)

A look back at the Nissan Datsun Fairlady (1962 – 1969) 0

To all intents and purposes, in 1962, the car industry in Japan was still in its early days. This didn’t prevent Nissan from having a pop at creating its own version of the ludicrously popular MGA and TR3. Aimed at the US market, it was the company’s first attempt at building a sports car. All(…)

Nissan develops Signal Shield technology to stop phone use behind the wheel 0

Nissan is in the process of developing a new phone compartment for its vehicles, which blocks incoming and outgoing messages, thereby reducing potentially dangerous driver distractions. Dubbed the ‘Signal Shield’, the prototype is mounted in the armrest of a Nissan Juke, which is covered in conductive wire mesh material to block all cellular, Bluetooth and(…)