Nissan's Leaf gets the Nismo treatment, more power and now it's one hot electric vehicle

2020-01-22 08:56

Nissan's motorsport arm, Nismo, has given its electric vehicle, the Leaf, a complete makeover. And an increase in power too!

WATCH | Airbags, seat belts and carpets - 10 car scandals that'll have you scratching your head

2020-01-10 07:30

From deadly airbags killing passengers to cars accelerating by themselves due to the carpet becoming stuck, here are some of the worst automotive scandals in history.

Ghosn lawyer feels betrayal, sympathy over tycoon's Japan escape

2020-01-04 19:00

A lawyer for former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn said Saturday he felt betrayed by his client's escape from Japan but still understood his act, claiming it resulted from Japan's inhumane justice system.

Ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has tales to tell and scores to settle

2020-01-01 17:25

After fleeing Japan, the former Nissan head is free to speak his mind fully for the first time since his surprise arrest 2018 arrest.

WRAP | #ICYMI - The best motoring stories of 2019, Automotive fail of the decade

2019-12-31 07:00

From our automotive engineer of the decade, to a 1 640kW Nissan GTR breaking the Saldanha drags record, here are the top motoring stories of the day.

This week's top new cars | Haval's new feature-packed H1, Tunisia's home-grown auto brand

2019-12-29 06:00

Experiencing the sights of New Zealand in a Suzuki Vitara turbo to why the Haval H1's new features makes it a shrewd purchase.

SEE | Nissan 'grows' its EV Leaf into a Christmas 'tree' for the festive holiday

2019-12-10 11:43

To bring Christmas cheer while celebrating the power of regenerative energy, the special one-off vehicle sees the electric vehicle transformed into a Nissan (Christmas) 'tree'.

SEE | The Matrix, 300, Bullitt - These five cars are named after much-loved Hollywood movies

2019-12-06 06:30

Whether its an action-packed car chase or full-on drag racing, cars have become a prominent feature on the big screen. With that said, here are a few cars named after movie titles.

OPINION | Pushrods, carbs, manual chokes - Why yesteryear's petrolheads can't agree with today's enthusiasts

2019-11-29 08:00

Times have changed rapidly and nothing is more apparent of that in vehicles, but not all petrolheads share the same sentiments. Robin Classen tells us why.

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn speaks to wife after Japan court permission

2019-11-22 12:03

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn spoke to his wife for the first time in eight months on Friday, his spokesman said, after a Tokyo court lifted a ban on contact between the pair.


#ICYMI motoring wrap | Modern hatchbacks faster than a Skyline, Cars perfect for first-year university students

2020-01-20 07:00

Take a look at four cars ideal for first-time university students and see just how much units the Toyota Hilux sold during the month of December.

SEE | These modern 2.0-litre turbo hatchbacks would give a Nissan Skyline GT-R a run for its money

2020-01-08 08:00

The Nissan Skyline GT-R is probably the most iconic performance car of its time, but here are four modern hatchbacks that can match, or surpass, the mighty 'Godzilla'

Ex-Nissan boss who skipped trial Japan 'had second French passport'

2020-01-02 12:08

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon to avoid a Japanese trial, had a second French passport, a source said, as authorities raided his Tokyo residence as part of a probe into the embarrassing security lapse.

Ghosn escapes to Lebanon to flee ‘rigged’ Japan legal system

2019-12-31 08:10

The fallen automotive titan facing trial in Japan for financial crimes fled the country for Lebanon, marking a stunning twist in a saga that began with his shock arrest in Tokyo just over a year ago.

WATCH | This 1640kW Nissan GTR broke the Saldanha drags 800m record

2019-12-30 11:00

The Nissan GTR has become something of a benchmark for others to follow in local motorsport. It currently holds the title of this year's Simola Hillclimb and now the fastest at the West Coast 800m drags.

Nissan refreshes its Qashqai range with a cool new infotainment system

2019-12-23 10:00

Nissan's all-new advanced NissanConnect 2.0 infotainment system is now available in all forthcoming Qashqai models.

Nissan faces $22-million fine for misreporting Ghosn pay

2019-12-10 10:49

Nissan should be fined $22 million for filing documents that under-reported the compensation of former chief Carlos Ghosn, Japanese regulators recommended.

Bring it home, Juan! - Cape Town drifter out to ruffle feathers in Japan against the world's best drifters

2019-11-29 14:12

South Africa's Juan Stemmet will be going head-to-head with some of the best drift racers across the world this weekend as he competes in the FIA Intercontinental Drifting Cup (IDC) in Japan.

SEE | Lego pays tribute to Nissan's legendary GT-R Nismo

2019-11-26 11:49

Lego and Nissan have joined forces to create the super cool Nismo GT-R from 298 Lego 'elements'.

Hyundai's powerful I30N coming to SA, Pricing for the new Kia Seltos - New cars of the week

2019-11-17 06:30

The 202kW Hyundai i30 N is coming to SA next year, and the Honda Amaze is good bang for buck, here are this week's top new models.

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