Originally Datsun, which was founded in Tokyo in 1914, the Nissan name was a contraction of the Nihon Sangyo holding company’s title and was first used in the 1930s.
It wasn’t until the 1950s that Nissan looked outward to global markets and cars such as the 240Z, the Sunny, the Skyline became household names.
Here in Australia, Nissan partnered with Ford from 1989 to 1992 as part of the Button Plan. A decade later, the company entered a global alliance with Renault and then, in 2016, bought a controlling stake in Mitsubishi.
The core of today’s Nissan range is a trio of SUVs that have retained a certain durability of appeal.
New-generation versions of the Qashqai, X-Trail and Pathfinder kick Nissan straight into contention at the pointy end of the sports utility market and that triple threat is garnished with the pure want-one factor of the new Z coupe.
With a new-generation GT-R flagship sports flagship coming in the near future, there’s something for almost everyone.
Throw in the pioneering Leaf EV, the evergreen Juke and the reliable Navara ute, and Nissan has a range to be reckoned with.
Nissan Models & Pricing
|Nissan Juke||SUV||front||Petrol||$28,390 - $36,890|
|Nissan Leaf||Hatchback||front||Electric||$49,990 - $61,490|
|Nissan Navara||Cab Chassis, Ute||rear, 4x4||Diesel||$32,300 - $70,015|
|Nissan Pathfinder||SUV||front, 4x4||Petrol||$54,190 - $80,227|
|Nissan Patrol||SUV||4x4||Petrol||$81,160 - $95,115|
|Nissan Qashqai||SUV||front||Petrol||$28,590 - $47,890|
|Nissan X-TRAIL||SUV||front, 4x4||Petrol||$30,665 - $52,990|
|Nissan Z||Coupe||rear||Petrol||$73,300 - $80,700|
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