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New car diary for Nissan

Make: Nissan

Model: Juke - Nismo

Released: Oct 2018

Nissan Australia’s third high-performance Nismo model has finally been confirmed as the Juke small SUV, which will sit alongside the tuned 370Z and GT-R sportscars from October.

read more about the Nissan Juke

Make: Nissan

Model: Navara - Black Edition

Released: Oct 2018

Nissan will release two new special-edition Navara pick-ups, dubbed Black Edition and Silverline, featuring a number of upgrades above-and-beyond the standard Navara upon which it is based.

read more about the Nissan Navara

Make: Nissan

Model: Qashqai - Ti

Released: Jul 2018

Nissan will complete the rollout of its Qashqai small SUV line-up with the arrival in showrooms of the flagship Ti model grade in July.

read more about the Nissan Qashqai

Make: Nissan

Model: Navara

Released: Jan 2018

Nissan will give its D23 Navara its second major overhaul in February, with a focus on further honing suspension calibration, in the hope that it will get a sales boost that could see it return top-three best sellers alongside the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger.

read more about the Nissan Navara

Make: Nissan

Model: Leaf

Approximate: Jul 2019

The second-generation Nissan Leaf will hit Aussie showrooms in late 2018, expected to be priced around the $50k mark. Nissan Australia says it will target government and corporate fleet buyers.

read more about the Nissan Leaf

Make: Nissan

Model: 370Z

Released: May 2018

The 370Z will see a minor update for 2018, with slight styling tweaks and a beefed-up gearbox. Pricing for the Nissan 370Z starts at $49,990 before on-road costs for the coupe and $60,990 for the convertible.

read more about the Nissan 370Z

Make: Nissan

Model: Qashqai

Released: Nov 2017

Nissan has given its hot-selling Qashqai crossover a mid-life nip and tuck, which ushers in a fresh new look, the latest driver assistance tech and retuned steering and suspension.
read more about the Nissan Qashqai

Make: Nissan

Model: 370Z - Nismo

Released: Aug 2017

Nissan’s 370Z will get a shot in the arm when the Nismo version hits showrooms this month, with the ageing sportscar pumping out 260kW/374Nm – 15kW/11Nm more than the regular coupe.
read more about the Nissan 370Z

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail

Released: May 2017

Nissan will facelift its X-Trail SUV, offering revised exterior styling and a refreshed interior. Meanwhile, the standard features list grows yet again.
read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: Nissan

Model: Pathfinder

Released: Mar 2017

Nissan will lightly refresh its Pathfinder SUV with a 3.5-litre V6 petrol that is 50 per cent new, boosting outputs to 202kW and 340Nm. Revised ride and handling, as well as a new front fascia also feature.
read more about the Nissan Pathfinder

Make: Nissan

Model: Navara

Released: Mar 2017

All petrol variants in the Nissan Navara line-up are set to be dropped as part of a minor update for the workhorse. The NP300 badge will not return, but the suspension has been retuned for a better ride.
read more about the Nissan Navara

Make: Nissan

Model: GT-R - Nismo

Released: Feb 2017

Nissan's in-house tuning division, Nismo, has fettled with the brand's iconic GT-R, delivering increased engine outputs, weight savings, a wider body and more focused track set-up.
read more about the Nissan GT-R

Make: Nissan

Model: GT-R

Released: Aug 2016

Nissan's monster flagship performance vehicle, the GT-R, is due for an update in the third quarter 2016. The GT-R is powered by a 404kW/628Nm 3.8-litre turbocharged V6.
read more about the Nissan GT-R

Make: Nissan

Model: Navara

Released: May 2015

The next-generation Nissan Navara will be available with a diesel engine only. Using the Ford Ranger as a benchmark, Nissan says the new Navara has increased levels of both dynamic feel and ride comfort.
read more about the Nissan Navara

Make: Nissan

Model: Micra

Released: Apr 2015

Although the new Nissan Micra has been available overseas for some time now, Australia will finally be able to get their hands on one sometime in mid-2015. The updated Micra will bring with it revised styling and refinement.
read more about the Nissan Micra

Make: Nissan

Model: Juke

Released: Apr 2015

A mid-life refresh of Nissan's funky Juke is on the way to Australia in the first half of 2015. A downsized engine will help with fuel economy figures as well as styling tweaks to keep things looking fresh.
read more about the Nissan Juke

Make: Nissan

Model: Micra

Released: Nov 2014

Baby Nissan gets tweaks to the nose as well as spoiler and fog lamp updates. Interior changes are to centre console and steering wheel controls. Ti variant also gets alloy-wheel re-style. 1.5 litre version is no longer available with all models now fitted with 1.2 three-cylinder engine.
read more about the Nissan Micra

Make: Nissan

Model: Qashqai

Released: Aug 2014

Nissan has swapped the Dualis name for the global Qashqai moniker for its second-gen compact crossover and with it comes a raft of improvements including new small-capacity turbocharged engines as well as completely redesigned cabin. Longer, wider and lower than the model it replaces, the Qashqai comes off the same platform as its larger X-Trail sibling.
read more about the Nissan Qashqai

Make: Nissan

Model: Pulsar - SSS sedan

Released: Aug 2014

The reborn Pulsar is selling well for Nissan in Australia and the car-maker has confirmed it will add a sedan version of its SSS performance hatch later in the year. It is expected to be powered by the same 140kW/240Nm 1.6-litre turbo-petrol engine matched with either a six-speed manual or a CVT as the hatch, but there is no word yet on pricing
read more about the Nissan Pulsar

Make: Nissan

Model: Pathfinder - Hybrid

Released: May 2014

Nissan’s seven-seat Pathfinder SUV range will be boosted by the arrival of the petrol-electric hybrid powertrain which combines a battery-powered electric motor to a supercharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine. Nissan is hoping the hybrid variant will make up for the lack of diesel powertrain and it will bring fuel consumption down to 7.5 litres per 100km.
read more about the Nissan Pathfinder

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail

Released: Apr 2014

The next-gen Nissan X-Trail was finally revealed at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show and features a cleaner design than the current model. The smoother lines replace the sharp edges, but Nissan insists it will be just as capable off road as the outgoing model.
read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail

Released: Apr 2014

Nissan's third-generation X-Trail is rumoured to be priced more aggressively, helping Nissan push more sales of the compact SUV. One of the only cars in its class to feature optional seven-seats.
read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: Nissan

Model: Altima

Released: Dec 2013

Nissan will re-enter the mid-size segment with the launch of the Altima in the second half of 2013. Already a strong seller in the US, the Altima will come with a choice of a 2.5-litre four-cylinder or 3.5-litre V6 engine. It will also hit the track as the newest entrant in V8 Supercar racing, powered by a Nissan V8, but don’t expect this version to be available in showrooms.
read more about the Nissan Altima

Make: Nissan

Model: Pathfinder

Released: Nov 2013

The fourth-generation Pathfinder, which reverts to a car-like monocoque platform instead of the previous Navara body-on-frame architecture. The more svelte seven-seat 4x4 wagon – unveiled in concept form at the 2012 Detroit show – will be imported into Australia from Nissan’s US plant in Tennessee. A smaller V6 petrol engine and CVT transmission promise to increase efficiency.
read more about the Nissan Pathfinder

Make: Nissan

Model: Juke

Released: Nov 2013

The oddball Nissan Juke crossover SUV has finally been confirmed for the Australian market. Drive for the quirky car is either exclusively to the front wheels or all four via a part-time 4x4 system. Engine choices include two 1.6-litre petrol units and a Renault-sourced 1.5-litre turbo-diesel.
read more about the Nissan Juke

Make: Nissan

Model: Pulsar

Released: Jun 2013

NISSAN Australia is getting set to revive the Pulsar SSS badge to widen the appeal of the small car locally. The Pulsar SSS hatch follows on from the sedan that launches earlier in 2013 as the replacement for the poorly-received Tiida small car.
read more about the Nissan Pulsar

Make: Nissan

Model: Patrol

Released: Feb 2013

The redesigned Nissan Patrol off-roader launched in the Middle East in February 2010 but won't be launched locally until early 2013. Based on a full ladder chassis with all-coil suspension, the Patrol will have significantly revised V8 petrol engines and the possibility of a common-rail turbo-diesel down the track if Nissan can make the numbers add up.
read more about the Nissan Patrol

Make: Nissan

Model: GT-R

Released: Feb 2013

Nissan’s almighty GT-R will get an upgrade in early 2013 with an improved 0-100km/h figure of 2.7 seconds - 0.1 seconds faster than the previous model. Handling and ride have been improved for the MY2013 GT-R and a top-spec ‘Premium Edition’ has been added that includes a hand-stitched red leather interior option for a $4800 premium over the standard model.
read more about the Nissan GT-R

Make: Nissan

Model: Pulsar - sedan

Released: Jan 2013

Nissan will bring its iconic Pulsar nameplate back to Australia in early 2013, with a hatch variant to follow the sedan into showrooms shortly after. The Pulsar’s design is reminiscent of the larger Altima sedan and Nissan hopes the reborn Pulsar will reignite sales after the poor performance of the generally unloved Tiida.
read more about the Nissan Pulsar

Make: Nissan

Model: Almera

Released: Aug 2012

Nissan's small global small sedan is based on the company's global 'V' platform which underpins the latest Micra, and was revealed in production form at the 2011 Guangzhou motor show in China. It stretches the Micra's platform to the size of the current Tiida and will be sold in Australia alongside the Micra.
read more about the Nissan Almera

Make: Nissan

Model: Leaf

Released: Jun 2012

NISSAN is leading the race to bring a mass-produced zero-emissions electric vehicle to Australian new-car showrooms. The Japanese company announced it will have a plug-in EV electric family car on sale here in 2012. It will be a five-seater with an electric range of more than 160km.
read more about the Nissan Leaf

Make: Nissan

Model: Navara

Released: Feb 2012

Nissan has refreshed its big-selling D40 Navara line-up with improved safety and price re-alignments. The big news is the addition of the whopping 550Nm turbo-diesel V6 engine into the more affordable ST-X variant.
read more about the Nissan Navara

Make: Nissan

Model: GT-R

Released: Mar 2011

The MY2011 GT-R will represent a traditional midlife makeover to boost the relevance of Nissan's flagship sportscar. It will feature an engine upgrade to produce 33kW and 24Nm more than the outgoing model plus even more technology to further improve handling plus a reduction in fuel consumption.
read more about the Nissan GT-R

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail

Released: Jan 2011

Nissan revealed a simpler, lighter and more economical 2WD X-Trail variant at the 2010 Sydney motor show, priced well below $30,000 to compete in the growing front-drive compact SUV sector.
read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: Nissan

Model: Navara - ST-X 550

Released: Jan 2011

The range-topping Navara ST-X 550 will bring class-leading performance to the Nissan stable thanks to the new V9X engine, which comes as a result of Nissan’s alliance with Renault and offers 170kW of power at 3750rpm and 550Nm of torque from just 1750rpm.
read more about the Nissan Navara

Make: Nissan

Model: Pathfinder - Ti 550

Released: Dec 2010

The range-topping Pathfinder Ti 550 will bring class-leading performance to the Nissan stable thanks to the new V9X engine, which comes as a result of Nissan’s alliance with Renault and offers 170kW of power at 3750rpm and 550Nm of torque from just 1750rpm.
read more about the Nissan Pathfinder

Make: Nissan

Model: Micra

Released: Nov 2010

NISSAN is expected to extend the model range of its next-generation Micra light car by adding an entry-level three-door manual version in 2011. Micra sourcing will most likely switch from Japan to Thailand as Nissan seeks to become price competitive against the top-selling Toyota Yaris and Hyundai’s Getz.
read more about the Nissan Micra

Make: Nissan

Model: 370Z - Roadster

Released: Feb 2010

Nissan is expected to launch its redesigned 370Z convertible in early 2010. Powered by a 247kW/366Nm 3.7-litre DOHC V6, via an improved six-speed manual or new seven-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. The 370Z convertible will ride on a shorter wheelbase and be wrapped in evolutionary styling.
read more about the Nissan 370Z

Make: Nissan

Model: 370Z

Released: May 2009

Nissan's redesigned 350Z coupe is earmarked for a local introduction mid-2009, powered by a 245kW 3.7-litre V6 via Nissan’s new seven-speed automatic transmission or standard-issue six-speed manual gearbox. The 370Z will be wrapped in evolutionary styling, riding on a shorter wheelbase.
read more about the Nissan 370Z

Make: Nissan

Model: Maxima

Released: Apr 2009

Nissan previewed Australia’s next-generation Maxima at the 2008 Beijing motor shpw. Called the Teana in China, it differs in terms of styling from the US market model but shares the same front-wheel drive platform. The Maxima is likely to be powered by a revised 3.5-litre VQ35DE petrol V6.
read more about the Nissan Maxima

Make: Nissan

Model: GT-R

Released: Feb 2009

Nissan's new-generation GT-R (no "Skyline" this time) Porsche-pursuer will be revealed at the 2007 Tokyo motor show. Expect a 380kW twin-turbo V6, mated to a close-ratio seven-speed sequential gearbox and all-wheel drive - tech that could push price past $150,000 when it lands in Oz by mid 2009.
read more about the Nissan GT-R

Make: Nissan

Model: Murano

Released: Jan 2009

Nissan Australia confirmed that the Murano II is back on track for local release. With much of the exterior similar to the existing model, although with every body and interior panel new. Power is by Nissan’s 198kW 3.5-litre V6 engine, mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission known as Xtronic CVT.
read more about the Nissan Murano

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail - Diesel

Released: Jul 2008

Nissan will offer a diesel-powered X-Trail in late July. Developed with Renault. The 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine will be available in two specifications: an entry-level 110kW/320Nm engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and a more powerful 127kW/360Nm iteration matched to a six-speed manual.
read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: Nissan

Model: Dualis

Released: Jan 2008

Nissan 2007 Dualis The X-Trail-based Dualis (which runs a smaller 102kW/198Nm 2.0-litre engine) will kick off at $28,990 for the ST and climb to $33,990 for the Ti from December. A CVT auto on both will add $2000, while Dualis will offer a $2000 ST option pack with ESC, side and curtain airbags and 16-inch alloy.
read more about the Nissan Dualis

Make: Nissan

Model: Micra

Released: Dec 2007

Nissan used the Sydney show to announce pin-sharp pricing for its new-to-Oz Micra model, due on sale here in December from under $15,000 - cheap enough to make its light-sized rivals cringe with fear. The five-door hatch will come powered by a 72kW/137Nm 1.4-litre engine - but not the bigger 1.6.
read more about the Nissan Micra

Make: Nissan

Model: X-Trail

Released: Oct 2007

Nissan’s second-generation X-Trail, shown at the Geneva motor show in March 2007, will be built on the Renault Megane platform. Engines include a revised 2.5-litre petrol engine, and for overseas markets a new 2.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engine option, sourced from Renault.
read more about the Nissan X-Trail

Make: Nissan

Model: 350Z

Released: May 2007

An upgraded 350Z hits Australia around mid-2007. It gains an 80 per cent-new 230kW VQ35HR 3.5-litre V6 engine. Visually, Nissan has not tampered too much with the 350Z’s exterior. The aluminium bonnet gains a “power bulge” and there are clear-lens LED tail-lights.
read more about the Nissan 350Z

Make: Nissan

Model: Pathfinder

Released: Jun 2005

Revealed at Detroit 04 and similar to the vehicle Nissan Oz hopes will go on sale here around mid-2005, the redesigned Pathfinder will grow to include seven seats, independent suspension all round, a choice of a 4.0-litre petrol or 2.5-litre diesel power and a new AWD system. Priced from around $40,000.
read more about the Nissan Pathfinder

Make: Nissan

Model: Pulsar

Released: Oct 2004

The next Pulsar appeared at the 2003 Tokyo show as the C-Note concept car. Shown in virtual production guise, Nissan’s new C-segment small car echoes the new Renault Megane it's based on. Expect better quality, handling, ride, safety and a bigger interior when the new Pulsar arrives here late 2004.
read more about the Nissan Pulsar

Make: Nissan

Model: Murano

Released: Oct 2004

Nissan Australia is developing a business case for its mid-sized luxury SUV, the Murano. Already sold in the US, Murano will be positioned upstream from the new Pathfinder - also due on sale in 2004 - with a pricetag between $50,000 and $60,000. Expect plenty of equipment, CVT trans and 180kW 3.5 V6.
read more about the Nissan Murano

Make: Nissan

Model: Maxima

Released: Dec 2003

On sale in Australia from December, Nissan's all-new Maxima luxury sedan features a new, more stylish bodyshell on an all-new platform, plus more safety, more equipment, better suspension, new interior and more grunt from a detuned 170kW version of the 350Z's 3.5 V6. Pricing from $40,000.
read more about the Nissan Maxima

Make: Nissan

Model: 350Z - convertible

Released: Oct 2003

Nissan Australia released the 350Z Roadster in mid-October, when it became available at a $10,000 price premium over the popular coupe. The Roadster is available in one model only, with the six-speed manual Roadster costing $69,990 and the five-speed auto priced at $72,790.
read more about the Nissan 350Z

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