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2007 Nissan Qashqai | new car review

Unique is an oft misused word, but not when mentioned in connection with the new Nissan Qashqai, first seen in concept form at the 2004 Geneva Motor Show and in production form at last year’s Paris Motor Show. A passenger car with SUV attributes, Qashqai really does bring unique qualities…

2008 Nissan X trail | new car review

Yet another contender in the vital mid-sized sports utility market, X-Trail is a nicely packaged machine, as most Nissan’s tend to be, which puts occupant safety and comfort high on the agenda. Like the Maxima, the X-Trail is also due for a overhaul. But to be fair to this model,…

2007 Nissan Xterra | new car review

Introduced in 2005 in the North American market as the second-generation Xterra with the original “everything you need, nothing you don’t” sport utility ethos, for 2007 this vehicle takes a great leap forward with more power, more roominess and more utility. This mid-size SUV offers a standard 261-horsepower 4.0-litre DOHC…

2009 Nissan Armada | new car review

If Nissan’s giant, but noy economy-sized, sports utility (with two or four wheel drive) has a natural home, it is the vast desolateness of the Empty Quarter; only in such a vast expanse will this SUV look in scale. Everywhere else, it looks huge and intimidating. Tank-like sides, with a…

2009 Nissan Armada | road test

In 1588, King Philip of Spain assembled a huge fleet of ships with the intention of invading the British Isles. This massive Spanish Armada, many miles across, headed towards English shores before being torn apart by the Royal Navy. The Spanish boats were too large and cumbersome to take on…

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 V6 | road test

Altimate Addiction I am addicted to Coupes, don’t know why but am sort of the two-door man. My first car was a two-door Coupe and so was my first 4×4. So when it came to handing down the keys of the Nissan Altima Coupe V6 test car, my editor knew…

2009 Nissan Tiida | road test

The release of the original Volkswagen Beetle all those decades ago single-handedly coined the term ‘car for the people’, and since then the major manufacturers have tried and tried, with varying levels of success, to produce an affordable car that people can fall in love with. These very special cars…

2008 Nissan Sunny | new car review

One of the most successful compact sedans in automotive history, the Sunny is renowned for its fuel economy, durability, affordability and low maintenance costs. For 2008, the Nissan Sunny still carries on unabatedly in the hotly contested compact car segment. Although the arrival of Nissan’s Tiida sedan has taken away…

2008 Nissan Qashqai | road test

Raking In The Qashqai It would seem to be the trend nowadays to put your PR/ad agency to the challenge by finding the most obscure name for your product and to see if they can come up with some method for the public to buy into what is in essence…

Nissan qashqai queued up for production

Nissan qashqai queued up for production

Sunderland – Nissan’s latest model, the Qashqai, will began rolling off the production recently at its plant in Sunderland, United Kingdom. The Qashqai is a compact crossover, combining the best attributes of a traditional family hatchback with the option of advanced 4×4 capabilities. With a total investment of €322.8 million,…