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Top^From 2010 to Now
Released: Apr 2015
NISSAN’S controversially styled Juke has been relaunched in Australia with a raft of improvements and unique features that the company hopes will push it front and centre of compact SUV buyers’ shortlists.
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Released: Jul 2014
NISSAN launched the J11 Qashqai in the middle of 2014.
Replacing the popular J10 Dualis – that carried the Qashqai name in most other markets globally anyway – the newcomer eschewed all-wheel drive and the +2 version for a range of petrol and diesel powered offerings in the compact SUV segment.
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Released: Nov 2013
Discontinued: Apr 2017
Nissan released its new mid-size sedan in November 2013 and competed against segment stalwarts, Toyota Camry and Mazda6. The Altima was made available in four different flavours, the ST, ST-L, Ti and Ti-S, all coupled with a continuously variable automatic transmission.
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Released: Aug 2012
Discontinued: Jul 2014
NISSAN entered the light-car sedan segment for the first time with the Almera.
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Released: Jun 2012
AUSTRALIA’S first mainstream five-seater electric vehicle is the Leaf by Nissan.
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Released: Apr 2010
In early 2010 Nissan released the 370Z Roadster, with product, performance, safety, and value-for-money improvements over the old car designed to keep the convertible competitive against the Audi TT and BMW 135i soft top.
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Top^From 2000 to 2009
Released: Feb 2009
Blink and you’d miss it. Nissan’s brutal ‘R35’ GT-R followed in the giant-killing footsteps of its illustrious forebears by combining electric speed with a vast array of technological wizardry. The icing on the cake was its price tag, which hovered around the $150K mark (less than half that of its competitors).
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Released: Jan 2008
Discontinued: Jun 2014
NISSAN Australia's new Dualis city-slicker wagon has a dual personality that straddles the compact SUV and small-car segments. Sharing many components with the Nissan X-Trail, which has considerable bush-bashing ability, but it is not designed to go off-road.
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Released: Feb 2006
Discontinued: Feb 2013
AFTER a quarter of a century flogging Pulsars, Nissan Australia was forced to adopt the global ‘Tiida’ name for its replacement small car, despite heated objections to head office in Japan.
At its release, the completely new Tiida came in four models, the entry ST sedan and hatch, ST-L sedan and hatch, Q hatch and Ti.
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Released: Aug 2005
Discontinued: Jun 2015
Nissan's rival to the popular Lexus RX range arrived in the form of the futuristic five-seater Murano 4WD wagon.Underneath lurked the innards of the Nissan Maxima, so a soft, car-like drive was assured.
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Released: Feb 2003
Discontinued: Apr 2009
The all-new 350Z was faster, lighter, rawer and much more exciting than its impressive '89-'97 300ZX predecessor, displaying a single-purpose sports car objective not seen since the revered 1970 Datsun 240Z original. A true modern classic.
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Released: Oct 2001
Nissan's take on the light/medium 4WD market is the X-Trail, a roomy and powerful four-door wagon with part-time all-wheel drive. It has proved a resounding success against rivals such as the Honda CR-V.
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Top^From 1990 to 1999
Released: May 1995
Discontinued: Apr 2016
Nissan’s long-time coming Micra facelift has finally surfaced in Australia, more than two years after the first pictures of it were released, but with pricing and features designed to make a splash in the Micro (sub-B) segment.
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Released: Oct 1994
Discontinued: Dec 2003
Nissan's 200SX was a latter day version of the Silvia sports coupe sold in Australia under the Datsun name from 1966 to 1968. It sold disappointingly in impressive S14 200SX guise, but really caught the public's imagination when the revamped S15 arrived in late '00.
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Released: Oct 1992
Discontinued: Nov 1995
Nissan's Serena was a seven-seater people mover dressed in a modern and very car-like body. But it was designed for congested cities, so the Serena's slim proportions seemed odd for Australia. It was not a sales success.
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Released: Oct 1991
Discontinued: Jan 1996
Nissan replaced the successful EXA range with an oddly styled N14 Pulsar coupe derivative that at least offered a higher level of dynamics and refinement.
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Released: Jun 1991
Discontinued: Feb 1993
The R32 Skyline-based GTR coupe was a supercar in all but appearance, offering towering performance and astonishing 4WD assisted handling and grip. It became an instant classic.
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Released: May 1990
Discontinued: Oct 2013
Nissan's prestige car contender began life as a stretched Bluebird with six-cylinders, but the models had diverged visually by the time the front-wheel drive V6 model arrived to lukewarm reviews in mid-'90.
read more about the Nissan Maxima
Top^From 1980 to 1989
Released: Dec 1986
The Pathfinder was Nissan's response to the Toyota HiLux-based 4Runner. Interestingly the first model was Navara truck-based, the second generation had its own monocoque chassis while the '05 Mk3 Pathfinder went back to the Navara.
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Released: Jun 1986
Discontinued: Oct 1992
The first Pintara was a four-cylinder version of the boxy R31 Skyline, while the second generation model was the late '80s Japanese Bluebird twinned with the equally unpopular Ford Corsair. Either way it failed to make an impact, contributing to Nissan Australia's local production demise in 1992
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Released: Feb 1986
Nissan finally updated its Navara line up in May 2015, ditching the two-model arrangement of selling the D22 and D40 models side-by-side and introducing the brand new, Thai-built NP300.
read more about the Nissan Navara
Released: May 1984
Discontinued: Mar 1997
The first 300ZX is considered the nadir of the once-great Nissan Z-car series, so it's a surprise that the company chose to keep the name for the completely different and vastly better '89-'97 next-generation series.
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Released: Oct 1983
Discontinued: Oct 1991
Over two Pulsar generations ('83 N12 and '87 N13) the EXA was a sporty and sprightly 2+2 seater version, using the same basic front-drive mechanicals but substituting the regular engines for turbo-charging (N12) and twin-cam multi-valve (N13) units.
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Released: Oct 1980
Discontinued: Apr 2017
The original N11 Pulsar pipped the Mazda 323 as the first mainstream Japanese front-wheel drive small-car hatchback to Australia, replacing the rear-drive Datsun Sunny range.
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Top^From 1970 to 1979
Model: Datsun 280ZX
Released: Mar 1979
Discontinued: May 1984
Looking like a larger, stretched 260Z, the 280ZX was a bloated, softly sprung celebrity shadow of its former sinewy self, turning the Z-car concept into a boulevard cruising joke. And it got worse before it got better too.
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Released: Mar 1978
Discontinued: Dec 1990
The first Skyline arrived to Australia as a Prince, from 1964 to 1968. But Nissan's merger with the small Japanese company saw its models continue as Datsuns in the 1970s (240K) and the Nissan Skyline from 1978 to 1990. The R32 GTR was also a Skyline.
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Model: Datsun 260Z
Released: May 1974
Discontinued: Feb 1979
A longer wheelbase introduced a 2+2 seating arrangement to the Z-car, with a 2.6 engine turning it into the 260Z. But the extra weight and larger motor began to erode the spirit of the 240Z original as Datsun became interested in chasing profits.
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Model: Datsun 240Z
Released: Oct 1970
Discontinued: May 1974
Datsun's timeless 240Z was part Jag E-type to look at, and a real sports car to drive, with its in-line six-cylinder engine, five-speed gearbox and independent rear suspension. Datsun was on fire.
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Top^From 1960 to 1969
Released: Jun 1961
Nissan has been making Patrol 4WD wagons since the 1950s, with imports beginning in the early '60s. But it wasn't until the MQ of the 1980s that the model made serious inroads in Australia.
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Released: Nov 1960
Discontinued: Dec 1997
Datsun's Bluebird arrived in 1960, becoming the '68 Datsun 1600, '72 180B, '77 200B and '81 Bluebird, before morphing into the disastrous '89 Pintara and then back to Bluebird for Nissan's failed mid-'90s attempt at producing a Honda Accord rival.
read more about the Nissan Bluebird