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Road Test: 2011 Nissan Juke 1.6 DIG-T 4WD
By October 3, 2011 Read More →

Road Test: 2011 Nissan Juke 1.6 DIG-T 4WD

It looks like Nissan has combined parts of hatchback, SUV and a sports car to create a new crossover. The small car is called Nissan Juke and it surely looks like something completely new and different than anything else in the Nissan’s model range. Some people will probably think that it’s the most horrible looking car to date, while others, like myself think that its personal exterior actually works quite nicely. And now that I have driven it, I actually like it even more. With some ground clearance, a high waistline, bold wheel arches and big wheels and tyres the Juke looks like a SUV. However, above waistline Juke is a bit sportier. The windscreen is quite big, but side windows are narrow and the hidden rear door handle creates an impression of a two door car. The lights are also a big part of the car’s design. The front lights are split into two distinct elements. Up on the bonnet are the running lights and turn indicators. The main and dipped beams were inspired by the auxiliary lamps fitted to rally cars in the sixties and seventies and are mounted lower on the nose of the car. While the boomerang shaped tail-lights reminds the ones in the 370Z.

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Road Test: 2011 Nissan Navara 3.0 V6 dCi Double Cab
By July 25, 2011 Read More →

Road Test: 2011 Nissan Navara 3.0 V6 dCi Double Cab

One of our favorite pick-ups, Nissan Navara got a little update last year. The biggest news was the all new and technically advanced 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine. The new direct injection V6 turbodiesel has been developed by the Renault Nissan Alliance to deliver high levels of performance. The V6 diesel has the peak power output of 231 hp. The peak torque output is 550 Nm which it is available between 1700-2500rpm. The engine uses the latest generation of Bosch common-rail fuel injection with piezo injectors that operates at 1800 bar. To create all this power, there is also a comparatively large turbocharger and the intercooler. The turbocharger is mounted within the vee of the engine. With the new 3.0 V6 dCi engine, the navara can accelerate from zero to hundred km/h in 9.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 195 km/h. The new engine is coupled with a seven-speed automatic transmission.

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Nissan 370Z GT Edition
By May 27, 2011 Read More →

Nissan 370Z GT Edition

Nissan’s iconic 370Z sports car has been sharpened for Europe. Showcased on the 370Z GT Edition – a special version which celebrates Nissan’s success in international GT competition – a number of significant suspension improvements have been developed by engineers from Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) to maximise the car’s potential on Europe’s roads. The […]

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