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Nissan to test self-driving taxis in Japan in 2018, full launch planned for 2020 Olympics

Nissan to test self-driving taxis in Japan in 2018, full launch planned for 2020 Olympics

By Max Langridge

Nissan has announced it will begin trialling self-driving taxis as part of its Easy Ride service in Yokohama, Japan from March 2018, with a plan to have a fully-fledged service up and running in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.  The Japanese car... Read more

Nissan created a PS4-controlled GT-R, and we've driven it

Nissan created a PS4-controlled GT-R, and we've driven it

By Chris Hall

Nissan has long had ties with the Gran Turismo gaming franchise, not only appearing in the game, but running its own GT Academy, aiming to turn gamers into racing drivers. Now it has taken a real-life Nissan GT-R car and made it remote control, using... Read more

Nissan Leaf (2018): New and improved for an EV takeover

Nissan Leaf (2018): New and improved for an EV takeover

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan has unveiled its long-awaited next-generation Leaf electric vehicle, offering a significant redesign and improvement in specifications and technology compared to its predecessor.Seven years after the original Leaf, and more than 275,000 sold,... Read more

New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

New Nissan Leaf 2018: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan was the first to introduce an all-electric vehicle to the mass market with the original Leaf appearing way back in 2010. Since its arrival, Nissan has sold more than 277,000 units, making it one of the world's best selling electric vehicles.With... Read more

New Nissan Leaf unveiled: Improved design, more power and 235-mile range

New Nissan Leaf unveiled: Improved design, more power and 235-mile range

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan has announced its new Leaf electric vehicle, following months of rumours and teasers.The new model features 50 percent greater range to its predecessor, more power and an improved design, inspired by the company's IDS concept shown off at the... Read more

Nissan X-Trail (2017) review: Great value SUV gets premium updates
4.0 stars

Nissan X-Trail (2017) review: Great value SUV gets premium updates

By Chris Hall

When Nissan talks about the X-Trail, it's talking about a car that it has designed for "family adventures". While the Qashqai is the urban crossover that's ferrying thousands to school every day, the X-Trail is the car that's roaming a little further... Read more

Nissan Leaf takes on Mongol Rally: 10,000 miles in an all-electric vehicle

Nissan Leaf takes on Mongol Rally: 10,000 miles in an all-electric vehicle

By Britta O'Boyle

If the idea of trading in your petrol-guzzling car for a planet-friendly all-electric model has appealed to you but range anxiety has stopped you, this is a story that might help you take the leap. Chris Ramsey, founder of Plug In Adventures, set off... Read more

Nissan Qashqai (2017) review: Is the original SUV crossover still the best?
4.0 stars

Nissan Qashqai (2017) review: Is the original SUV crossover still the best?

By Chris Hall

There's barely a suburban street that doesn't have a Qashqai, or a pair of Qashqai. There isn't a school car park or supermarket without a brace of Qashqai. Nissan's mini SUV is pandemic, having created the crossover category and now dominated it for... Read more

New Nissan Leaf will have ProPilot autonomous driving technology

New Nissan Leaf will have ProPilot autonomous driving technology

By Max Langridge

Nissan has confirmed that the upcoming facelifted model of the Leaf electric vehicle will be available with its ProPilot autonomous driving technology. Driving with Nissan ProPilot: Removing the legwork Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but... Read more

Nissan put a phone signal blocker in this car so you can't text and drive

Nissan put a phone signal blocker in this car so you can't text and drive

By Elyse Betters

Nissan doesn't want you texting while driving its Juke.There are apps available that attempt to make your phone less of a distraction while you drive, but now, Nissan has taken the concept a step further with its own compartment that blocks mobile phone... Read more

All-electric Nissan Leaf AT-EV to attempt 10,000 mile Mongol Rally

All-electric Nissan Leaf AT-EV to attempt 10,000 mile Mongol Rally

By Rik Henderson

There's no doubt that all-electric cars are getting better all the time, and definitely here to stay, but there's still a big question mark over range - how far they can travel between charging.Electric vehicle advocate Plug in Adventures hopes to put... Read more

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan's Micra has been around for decades. Since 1983 in fact, selling over 3.5million in Europe alone during its lifetime. It's a car everyone has heard of, even if not for all the best reasons.Despite its popularity, the Micra hasn't ever been the... Read more

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

Nissan's autonomous driving future: The Qashqai and beyond

By Britta O'Boyle

Autonomous vehicles are no longer just a figment of the imagination, nor are they the preserve of science fiction. They are coming and whether you like the idea or not, in 10 years time, it's likely that autonomous vehicles will be considered the norm.Each... Read more

Nissan takes on Tesla's Powerwall with its own xStorage home battery, pre-orders now open

Nissan takes on Tesla's Powerwall with its own xStorage home battery, pre-orders now open

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan has announced pre-orders are now open for its home power storage solution, xStorage, which was revealed in May 2016.Teaming up with Eaton - a power management company - the xStorage steps into the same space as the Tesla Powerwall, aiming to provide... Read more

Nissan's new e-Power drivetrain lets you drive further on electric power without stopping to charge

Nissan's new e-Power drivetrain lets you drive further on electric power without stopping to charge

By Max Langridge

Nissan has unveiled details of its new e-Power drivetrain which will be fitted to the Nissan Note. The e-Power drivetrain combines a high-output battery to power the wheels, with a small gasoline engine that recharges it when necessary.The system helps... Read more

Bose's first sound system for small cars will go in the Nissan Micra

Bose's first sound system for small cars will go in the Nissan Micra

By Max Langridge

Bose has used the Paris Motor Show to announce the Personal Sound System, designed specifically for small cars and the first recipient will be the Nissan Micra.The system for the Micra comprises six speakers, the placement for which required Bose to work... Read more

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

Nissan built these self-driving chairs so you won't have to stand in line

By Elyse Betters

Nissan, the Japanese carmaker, is now making autonomous chairs.Most people are familiar with waiting in line. In the UK, you do it at the bank. In the US, you do it at the DMV or post office. Queues are a thing everywhere in the world, and almost everyone... Read more

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future

Nissan BladeGlider first drive: Madcap concept hints at all-electric sports car future

By Leon Poultney

It's almost 34-degrees Celsius and we're standing at the edge of a rickety karting circuit that's located around 50-miles outside the centre of Rio de Janeiro. No, this isn't the Olympics, this is our real-world induction to the Nissan BladeGlider.The... Read more

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

29 weird and wonderful cars from Nissan's Zama Heritage collection

By Britta O'Boyle

There are some things in life that manage to put a little spring in your step. Whether that be the spectacular view from the top of a mountain, a new smartphone, or a collection of 280 heritage cars all under one roof.If that last one has just made your... Read more

Driving with Nissan ProPILOT: Removing the legwork

Driving with Nissan ProPILOT: Removing the legwork

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan is one of the latest car manufacturers to hop on the autonomous driving bandwagon, having just announced its ProPILOT technology.The system is heading for the UK version of the Qashqai in 2017 and it aims is to assist drivers on the motorway, taking... Read more

Nissan makes autonomous driving accessible: ProPILOT coming to Qashqai in 2017

Nissan makes autonomous driving accessible: ProPILOT coming to Qashqai in 2017

By Britta O'Boyle

Nissan has announced the launch of its autonomous driving technology, ProPILOT. The technology sees its debut on the new Nissan Serena that launches in Japan in August, but it will be coming to Europe in 2017 on the Nissan Qashqai, bringing self-driving... Read more

Nissan drone can go 115mph, watch it race the 2017 Nissan GT-R

Nissan drone can go 115mph, watch it race the 2017 Nissan GT-R

By Rik Henderson

As part of the launch of the new, 2017 model of the Nissan GT-R, the Japanese car manufacturer built one of the world's fastest accelerating first-person view drones.The Nissan GT-R Drone is capable of a top speed of 115mph (185kph) and can accelerate... Read more

Nissan is working on the world’s first bio-ethanol electric car with 600km range

Nissan is working on the world’s first bio-ethanol electric car with 600km range

By Luke Edwards

Nissan is working on a new fuel system that may replace petrol, pure electric and even hydrogen fuel driven cars. The Nissan bio-ethanol electric power system wants to change everything.So what is this e-bio fuel cell driven car? It uses what Nissan calls... Read more

Nissan Europe and Foster + Partners predict a fuel station-free future

Nissan Europe and Foster + Partners predict a fuel station-free future

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Nissan believes that your car in the future will be able to not only drive you around, through piloted drive technology, but also refuel itself without you having to visit a fuel station.In a new visionary concept realized by the manufacturer and renowned... Read more

New 2016 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh goes on sale in Europe

New 2016 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh goes on sale in Europe

By Pocket-lint Promotion

It's official - the new 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF is now on sale in Europe, delivering a class-leading 250 km of range*, thanks to the introduction of a first-to-sector 30 kWh battery.The groundbreaking battery performance developed by Nissan offers... Read more

Self-parking chairs are real, just clap and they tidy away

Self-parking chairs are real, just clap and they tidy away

By Luke Edwards

Chairs are one of the last things we imagined would become smart, yet Nissan has seen a way to make it so.Inspired by the technology in it self-parking cars Nissan has applied the intelligence to chairs. What may have started as a marketing stunt has... Read more

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

Nissan Leaf 2016 first drive: Increased range, but not a huge change

By Chris Hall

The Nissan Leaf is now 5-years-old and there's a new version on the road in 2016, this time boasting a 30kWh battery and bringing with it a claim of 155 miles of range.Nissan is talking some impressive figures when it comes to the Leaf. The car has sold... Read more

Nissan IDS concept: The driverless car of the future

Nissan IDS concept: The driverless car of the future

By Joe Simpson

Far from some kind of bowel disease, or a Conservative Minister's initials, Nissan's IDS stands for Intelligent Driving System. The concept car shown at the Tokyo Motor Show won't make production but it does preview two things: first, it's a showcase... Read more

Nissan shows off autonomous car tech, promises cars on the road by 2020

Nissan shows off autonomous car tech, promises cars on the road by 2020

By Elyse Betters

Nissan wants you to know that it isn't ignoring the self-driving car trend - especially with companies like Google beginning to test autonomous vehicle prototypes and Tesla rolling out autopilot functionality to its sedans.The carmaker first announced... Read more

Party On! Nissan turns electric e-NV200 into a DJ party van

Party On! Nissan turns electric e-NV200 into a DJ party van

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Nissan has transformed its all-electric e-NV200 into the ultimate party on wheels for those moments when you need to take the party atmosphere with you. The vehicle, called the PART e-VAN, is really an electric e-NV200 that has been kitted out with plenty... Read more

Nissan Make A Glowing Contribution To The Art World With the New Nissan LEAF

Nissan Make A Glowing Contribution To The Art World With the New Nissan LEAF

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Question: What’s 207.68m2, luminous and took over 61 hours to create?Answer: the new Nissan LEAF’s self-portrait. Hear us out if you will so we can flesh out the details… It’s best to start with explaining the deal behind the 60 litres of paint... Read more

Nissan coated a Nissan Leaf with special paint that glows at night

Nissan coated a Nissan Leaf with special paint that glows at night

By Elyse Betters

Nissan in Europe has unveiled a version of the Leaf coated in paint that uses ultraviolet energy absorbed during daylight in order to glow at night. That's right. It's a glow-in-the-dark Nissan Leaf.Nissan Leaf is an affordable electric car that launched... Read more

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO: The return to Le Mans in pictures

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO: The return to Le Mans in pictures

By Luke Edwards

Nissan has announced that it will be making a return to Le Mans after 16 years of not taking part - well, not including engine making. It wants to make a big impression with its car entrant so it's entering the high tech GT-R LM NISMO.This car will use... Read more

NASA and Nissan have teamed up to make self-driving, zero-emission cars

NASA and Nissan have teamed up to make self-driving, zero-emission cars

By Elyse Betters

Although most people would probably never guess that NASA is seeking the help of a car maker to further innovation, it has just announced a partnership with Nissan, in which the two hope to develop autonomous vehicles.According to Wired, NASA and Nissan... Read more

Nissan Leaf powers Reverse Graffiti street art in Waterloo

Nissan Leaf powers Reverse Graffiti street art in Waterloo

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Nissan is highlighting London’s battle with air quality by using the 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF – the world’s best-selling electric vehicle (EV) – to power a striking piece of street art in Waterloo, London that depicts the Capital’s... Read more

Nissan to the rescue! Car maker gifts Nyan Cat GTR to Deadmau5 after Ferrari fall-out

Nissan to the rescue! Car maker gifts Nyan Cat GTR to Deadmau5 after Ferrari fall-out

By Elyse Betters

Nissan has tapped into progressive-house music's huge fan base...while simultaneously demonstrating that it has a sense of humour. The car maker just gifted Deadmau5 a new Nissan GTR wrapped in a Nyan Cat theme.Musician and artist Deadmau5 originally... Read more

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision GT is a Gran Turismo 6 supercar in the flesh

Nissan Concept 2020 Vision GT is a Gran Turismo 6 supercar in the flesh

By Elyse Betters

Nissan has introduced a new supercar designed specifically for gamers.At this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, attendees were able to see the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo in person. It's a powerful car featured in the PlayStation-only Gran... Read more

Nissan X-Trail review (2014)
3.5 stars

Nissan X-Trail review (2014)

By Mike Lowe

It's rare we would ever call an SUV sexy, and while the 2014 Nissan X-Trail doesn't quite acquire that label it's a darn sight prettier than its predecessors. In many respects the X-Trail looks like the plumper sibling of the Nissan Qashqai, a car that... Read more

Nissan Juke review (2014)
4.0 stars

Nissan Juke review (2014)

By Mike Lowe

When we first reviewed the Nissan Juke we found it fun, but weren't entirely thrilled with its every aspect. So we stepped into the revamped 2014 Juke with some trepidation.Described as the "facelift" model, we had fears that those distinctive looks might... Read more

Fully electric Nissan Black Cab to hit London in 2015, redesigned NV200 petrol model will arrive in 2014

Fully electric Nissan Black Cab to hit London in 2015, redesigned NV200 petrol model will arrive in 2014

By Luke Edwards

The Hackney Carriage, or London Black Cab, has had a redesign by Nissan. The famous NV200 model has now been upgraded with a full electric version due to arrive in 2015.But before the electric-NV200 arrives a redesigned NV200, with 1.6-litre petrol engine... Read more

Nissan BladeGlider pictures and hands-on

Nissan BladeGlider pictures and hands-on

By Joe Simpson

Yes, we know what you’re thinking - "Just what the hell am I looking at?" This is the Nissan BladeGlider - try saying it after you’ve had a few drinks - and while we’ll admit that it looks pretty challenging, it’s nonetheless rather important... Read more

Nissan wearable 3E HUD, in futuristic Google Glass style, is teased in video

Nissan wearable 3E HUD, in futuristic Google Glass style, is teased in video

By Luke Edwards

Nissan has unveiled its in-car heads up display looking like something from a sci-fi movie. It did this in a video called “Nissan 3E birth” which gives away very little but the awesome looks of this cyborg-like headgear.The HUD is due to be unveiled... Read more

Nissan Nismo Watch: The smartwatch to get you in gear (video)

Nissan Nismo Watch: The smartwatch to get you in gear (video)

By Chris Hall

Nissan has announced its own smartwatch: the Nissan Nismo Concept Watch, which claims to be the first watch to connect car and driver.Unveiled on the eve of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2013, Nissan's smartwatch will aim to track a range of car and driver... Read more

Nissan plans to release self-driving cars commercially by 2020

Nissan plans to release self-driving cars commercially by 2020

By Jake Smith

Nissan announced on Tuesday it plans to have a fleet of self-driving, autonomous cars commercially ready by 2020. Autonomous cars have been research projects for many large technology and vehicle companies in recent years, with Google being the biggest... Read more

Nissan planning Tesla-style quick charging at dealerships

Nissan planning Tesla-style quick charging at dealerships

By Hunter Skipworth

Nissan is to implement special quick-charging stations in dealerships for its Leaf electric car. The stations, which will be in the US only for the time being, allow you an 80 per cent battery recharge in just half an hour.Tesla implements a similar... Read more

Nissan ZEOD RC: World's first 300kph electric racing car

Nissan ZEOD RC: World's first 300kph electric racing car

By Chris Hall

Nissan has pulled the covers off the Nisson ZEOD RC, the world's first electric racing car, making its entry into the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2014.ZEOD stands for zero emission on demand and will be based on the same lithium battery technology found in the... Read more

Nissan to build social media powered Juke with helicopter attached to roof

Nissan to build social media powered Juke with helicopter attached to roof

By Hunter Skipworth

Nissan has some seriously big plans for its Juke. First there was the Juke R, a GT-R powered supercar version of its conventional production car and now this, the as yet unnamed Juke.Why is it not yet named? Because Nissan wants Twitter users to christen... Read more

Nissan pairs with YouTube to launch dedicated web racing channel

Nissan pairs with YouTube to launch dedicated web racing channel

By Hunter Skipworth

In a YouTube first, Nissan is to launch its own dedicated racing channel, partnering with the video-streaming site and even bringing YouTube branding to its racing team. Called Nismo.TV, Nissan hopes it will changed the way that people engage with motorsport.... Read more

Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi n-tec+
4.5 stars

Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi n-tec+

By Joe Simpson

Last year in the UK, Nissan sold more of these high-spec “n-tec” trim-level Qashqais than Ford did Mondeos. Consider that for a moment. This one trim level of the Qashqai now outsells the entire range of a car that just a few years back was Britain’s... Read more

Nissan Juke Acenta Premium 1.6L
3.5 stars

Nissan Juke Acenta Premium 1.6L

By Mike Lowe

The Nissan Juke Acenta is, well, it's rather hard to describe without diving into a whole stock of synonyms for "unusual". Yes it has four wheels and vaguely resembles a five-door hatchback car-meets-SUV, but it's an unconventional design to say the least.For... Read more