Nissan

Infiniti to launch new electric car in January 2018 0

Infiniti, the luxury car arm of Japanese car giant Nissan, is planning to introduce an all-electric car slated to make its debut at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show. This will go some way to easing the disappointment felt by fans following the news that the brand’s impressive Prototype 9 electric car, launched earlier in the(…)

Nissan backs Sunderland for City of Culture bid 0

Perhaps understandably, Nissan has backed Sunderland as the city bids for the title of National City of Culture. The Japanese automaker has had a plant in the North-East since 1986 and recently announced plans to increase production; welcome news amid the uncertainty following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Sunderland is in the final(…)

Nissan workforce awarded freedom of Sunderland 0

Nissan’s entire workforce at its plant in Sunderland is to receive the freedom of the city. A selection of employees of the car maker will represent the 7,000 workers when they receive the honour at an extraordinary meeting of Sunderland City Council. The award comes after Nissan announced it would increase its production by 20%(…)

Nissan launch ‘Paw Pack’ for the X-Trail off-roader 0

Never let it be said that Nissan doesn’t spare a thought for man’s best friend. The Japanese company has just launched what it is calling its “Paw Pack”, an accessory for its X-Trail model that allows Fido to travel home in safety and comfort after walkies in the countryside – with as little mess as(…)

Nissan Sunderland plant set to increase production by a fifth 0

Nissan have announced they are to increase production by a fifth at its Sunderland plant in an attempt to offset higher costs following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The Japanese company will also double the amount of parts purchased from domestic sources. Production will increase by 20% to around 600,000 vehicles per annum.(…)

City of Florence gets fleet of electric Nissan taxis 0

Nissan’s flagship electric vehicle, the Leaf, is becoming increasingly popular with cab companies the world over. Florence is the latest city to embrace the Japanese carmaker’s compact, green little runaround and has ordered a fleet of 67 to operate as taxis around the historic Italian city. The municipality recently opened 70 new taxi licences exclusively(…)

Nissan recall thousand of Titan pickups due to seatbelt issues 0

Japanese car giant Nissan has recalled thousands of Titan pickups after a defect was found with the model’s seatbelts. The car manufacturer announced it was recalling 52,016 Nissan Titan Cab and Titan XD Crew Cab pickups, from 2016, because it had been found that the vehicle’s rear seat belts might not adequately protect passengers in(…)

A look back at the Nissan Datsun Sunny 120Y (1973 – 1978) 0

Today’s retrospective takes us back to the ‘70s and a properly golden period in the Datsun/Nissan timeline. The company’s sales boomed in the UK in particular, and this success was most likely attributable to the easy availability to its cars, thanks to the Japanese production lines. At a time when the majority of Britain’s manufacturing(…)

Toyota developing electric car that can charge in minutes 0

Toyota is currently developing an electric car powered by a new design of battery that can recharge in minutes whilst significantly increasing driving range. Reports in the Japanese media said that the carmaker is aiming to begin sales by 2022. The new vehicle will be built on a brand-new platform and will use all-solid-state batteries,(…)

A look back at the Nissan Figaro (1991) 0

Today’s retrospective takes a look back at the Nissan Figaro. As classic cars go, the Figaro nailed ‘retro’ before the style was even in fashion. It was certainly unique, an eccentric labour of love that harked back to the classic sports convertibles that motored the roads of Europe in years gone by. Built in 1991(…)