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Nissan GT-R (2012) CAR review

Rated 4 out of 54

Jethro Bovingdon, 07 November 2011 12:20

Can you spot the difference? No? Come on, look really closely. In fact don’t bother, because although this is a thoroughly revised 2012 model year Nissan GT-R, it looks absolutely identical to the 2011 model. So the Nissan GT-R is still huge and brutal and indisputably Japanese. And now it’s even faster, even more capable and even more entertaining. Nissan ...

Nissan Juke-R (2011) first official pictures

Rated 3 out of 53

Tim Pollard, 04 October 2011 13:53

Nissan has form for creating serious bonkers mash-ups – and the new Juke-R is the latest in a long-line of go-faster humdrum models. They've dropped the turbocharged V6 from a £72k GT-R under the bonnet of a Nissan Juke, spawning a rather bonkers supercar crossover. Strictly for promotional purposes, you understand – there are no plans to sell the new ...

Nissan Qashqai: the latest million seller versus the first

Rated 4.5 out of 54.5

James Foxall, 09 August 2011 11:29

Rather like female Formula One drivers, the club of million-selling motors designed and built in Britain is neither fast nor pretty – but definitely exclusive. And with production of the Nissan Qashqai slipping into seven figures the fellowship has just initiated a new member. Remarkably, (and conveniently for us) Nissan has managed this feat exactly half a century after this ...

Nissan announces its 'Power 88' five-year plan

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Mark Hamilton, 27 June 2011 17:30

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has announced the firm's 2011-2016 business plan. The Nissan Power 88 plan aims to increase Nissan's global market share and sets strong profitability targets for Japan's No.2 carmaker. Power 88? Sounds like an FM rock station. What's Nissan's plan about? Putting aside the interesting choice of name for its latest five year plan, Nissan have two main aims ...

Nissan Qashqai 1.5dCi Pure Drive (2011) CAR review

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ben Pulman, 11 May 2011 07:00

This is the Nissan Qashqai Pure Drive. Pure Drive is a badge you won’t see on the back of GT-R, because it’s reserved for Nissan’s most environmentally friendly models (bar the Leaf EV). Changes in 2010 ushered in a sharper look for Nissan’s popular urban soft-roader, and now a series of MY11 updates includes a more powerful diesel engine, and ...

Nissan Micra 1.2 Acenta (2011) CAR review

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Ben Pulman, 05 May 2011 13:10

This is the new Nissan Micra, but it’s not the first time we’ve tested it. This is in fact our third exposure to Nissan’s new Micra: after testing a Thai-spec car in Thailand, and an almost-finished prototype on a test track in Japan, we’ve finally driven a UK car on UK roads. The Micra’s no longer a UK-built car though ...

Nissan Compact Sport Concept (2011) first pictures

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Mark Hamilton, 20 April 2011 10:34

This is the Nissan Compact Sport Concept, which made its debut at the 2011 Shanghai motor show. Nissan Compact Sports Concept: Is that... a Micra? The basis of the Compact Sport Concept does indeed look like Nissan's global small car. But the Compact Sport Concept is 81mm lower, 51mm wider and nearly 300mm shorter than the five-door Micra we've been underwhelmed by since it ...

Nissan Leaf Nismo RC (2011) first official pictures

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Mark Hamilton, 18 April 2011 11:09

This is the new Leaf Nismo RC, a competition concept using the Leaf's EV drivetrain which will debut at the 2011 New York motor show. Nissan Leaf Nismo RC: is it radio-controlled? It looks like an R/C racer... It's not a mini model racer, despite having a composite body, battery pack and electric motor – the RC stands for Racing Competition. Nismo (Nissan's ...

Nissan Leaf electric car (2011) CAR review

Rated 3.5 out of 53.5

Mark Hamilton, 31 March 2011 12:41

CAR's Gavin Green drove a pre-production Nissan Leaf in Japan last year and came away impressed. So did European Car of the Year judges, who awarded the Nissan Leaf the COTY award for 2011. The Leaf continues to garner accolades in the media and positive reports from all who drive it. But we haven't had a chance to try the Leaf on ...

Anthony ffrench-Constant: a Micra name change

Rated 2.5 out of 52.5

Anthony ffrench-Constant, 23 March 2011 10:45

Jif to Cif… Marathon to Snickers… Opal Fruits to Starburst… Ulay to Olay… And, boasting such an wholly absurd name that I have absolutely no idea what it might once have been called or, indeed, what the hell it does anyway; Cillit Bang (the missus tells me it’s a grooming product for tidying the nether regions of those toy dogs ...

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