Nissan is enjoying the big sales and success of its award winning Qashqai and transformed Juke while new Pulsar opens the family hatch chapter again
New Pulsar family hatch scene is ON now and it offers extensive leg room for occupants and plenty of new features including safety and technology tweaks. It is the part of Japanese automaker’s strategy to blast its rivals by pulling them into the orbit of Pulsar. The all new Pulsar will cost from just over £15,000 and will go head to head with segment’s top sellers like, Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra, and a very strong contender Volkswagen Golf.
Nissan Pulsar Interior
According to the Nissan, the all new Pulsar claims a longest wheel-base in the entire hatchback segment and also offers plenty of legroom and head room comparative to the opponents. It has 692mm of rear knee space that is even more than any other vehicle of same class. It is claimed to be more spacious than many rivals claiming to be compact.
New technologies and enhanced safety features will play a vital role in the success of new Pulsar, however, refreshed Nissan engine line-up will further improve the efficiency. It will be powered by an all new turbocharged engine with DIG-T technology. It has a power output of 99bhp while a 1.5 Litre dCi offers 95bhp.
New technologies include, smart mirror, Around-view Monitor, Autonomous braking system with emergency handling, moving object detection system, lane departure system and blind spot warning technology. All these new technologies are available in new Pulsar as standard. The Pulsar is the only car in the segment that offers most modern technologies as standard on at least one model in Pulsar trim line-up.
It offers state of the art infotainment system that features 2nd Generation NissanConnect System that boost the safety features with the help of smartphone integration and Google Send-to-Car apps. 2015 model also features new design LED headlamps that were first introduced by Nissan on Qashqai and X-Trail.
A luxury version of Nissan’s electric e-NV200 Combi MPV will debut at Hannover Motor Show
Nissan has unveiled a luxury MPV as people carrier van, based on the NV200 commercial vehicle. The all new e-NV200 will make its first public appearance at Hannover commercial vehicle show. The all new e-NV200 van has an all-electric powertrain borrowed from the Nissan Leaf. It has a luxurious interior and five passenger seats. It is going to make its first public appearance as an all-electric VIP concept with the NV400 line-up.
Nissan e-NV200 VIP Rear
The all new e-NV200 is painted in two tones and both are striking and beautiful. It is an attempt to make a different outlook with a Focus on luxury and refinement which is an awkward approach for a people carrier even it is an all-electric version.
The all new e-NV200 electric Combi van has a white and blue leather interior with two Club Class rear chairs instead of a bench. These seats are very well built and feature arm and leg-rests as an attempt to build a luxurious interior for passengers. The interior has a 670mm legroom which is almost similar to the Rolls Royce. A 21.5 inch multimedia screen is fitted in the rear cabin that can be connected to the multimedia devices like mobile phones.
Nissan e-NV200 VIP Interior
Centre console hoses the controls of the screen, LED roof lightning and the drink fridge, all these exclusive features make the taxi more luxury and ideal for executive class.
The Smart-View rear mirror technology is also introduced in the e-NV200. The smart Rear-View mirror technology is based on a LCD screen and rear camera to display the images at very high resolution and the smart camera is mounted on the back of the e-NV200. It is capable of traveling 106 miles from a single charging cycle and has a smart rapid-charge system that takes only 30 minutes to charge 80% battery.
Nissan is closing the gap with Honda by introducing great discounts and some stylish designs in the U.S markets. It’s been more than 25 years when this race started between these two Japanese car makers in American markets. Toyota has dodged Honda and left it at second place few years ago but Nissan on the other hand, is still in not far behind and can be seen in the rear view mirror.
Nissan has changed its strategy and started launching models with best styling and supported by high end discounts that are now about to catch-up Honda and it can be possible in next few years when Nissan will overtake the rival in U.S markets.
The chairman of Nissan North Americasaid that they are not hiding their ambitions and he is very sure that he will overtake Honda but time will answer to the question about”How long is it going to take Nissan? But it is surely going to happen” he said. By 2016, Nissan will capture about 10% more market share from Honda. From 2009 to present Nissan has increased its market share from 7.4 per cent to 8.6 per cent while Honda has its share of 9.1 per cent which is the lowest since 2006. It was at its peak in 2009 when they enjoyed an 11 per cent from U.S.
Toyota as we said is leading the market by almost five percent and sitting at 15 per cent of market in U.S. usually Honda used its technologies to be a trend setter in global markets and it is the pioneer of manufacturing Japanese cars in U.S and they do it at “crazy Speed” the term used by Honda executives to mention their operations. They are famous for quality and reliability and appeal to customers with different slogans such as, Honda: Power of Dreams, and We make it Simple.
New Nissan Murano will be an exclusive addition to SUV range of Nissan and is coming to UK with Hybrid power
Nissan has introduced another Hybrid powered SUV at New York International Auto Show this year and Nissan boss Andy Palmer told the media that new SUV is likely to come to Europe with hybrid power. This new SUV will lead the race in Nissan models and sitting above the SUV range of Nissan that includes Qashqai, Juke, and X-Trail. It would likely be available for sale in 2015 and prices are expected at £35000. Nissan believes that the new Hybrid power SUV would be an important model for the UK and Europe markets as it is powered by hi-Tec technologies and features with superior quality engines.
Along with all Hybrid models, there is a strong expectation for a new diesel model and it is likely to be offered with new twin turbo 1.6 Litre engine from Renault. It is a 1.6 Litre twin turbo dci engine that can produce 158bhp of power and 380nm of torque while it will be combined with a light weight body and very competitive fuel economy with controlled CO2 emissions.
2013 Resonance Concept Car was the first platform where this new concept was unveiled first and according to the Nissan’s boss; it shows an entirely new design direction for Nissan. The all new Murano has acquired some features from its predecessors and fellows such as LED lights and bonnet design from Qashqai and grille from Juke.
Mississippi production facility will host the production of this new model and to be exported to over hundred markets across the globe. Although Nissan has not officially confirmed its introduction to the Europe but we hope to see it at Nissan selling locations across the Europe some time in 2015.
Hybrid HyperCar is becoming a trend these days and Hybrid enthusiasts are seeing Nissan in the action in this field and they have confirmed that the 2016 Nissan GT-R Hybrid will make its public debut at the New York Auto show and it will have 800 horsepower collectively from engine and Hybrid powertrain.
The 2016 Nissan GT-R Hybrid is likely to rival new Acura NSX, Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder. “The GT-R has always been the idea of reasonable value for your money but with utmost performance, always beating its far-more expensive rivals,” said Taro Tsujimoto, Director of Applied Technology, Supercars under Nismo, “If a fancy Honda can be deliberate by some to be a HyperCar, why not make the decisive high-performance car possible?” The 3.8 litre twin-turbo V-6 is mated to an electric motor and a seven speed dual-clutch gearbox. Two electric motors are fitted directly in the front wheels that can autonomously vector the torque. Nissan says the system is capable of generating a combined output of around 800 hp and 847 lb-ft of torque.
GTR 3.8 litre v8 engine
GT-R Hybrid is still subjected to some fundamental changes. measures in order to decrease the weight are everywhere, and no feature was too-small to ignore: the engine air filter has been swapped, the navigation screen is now blanked, the glove box is now made of injection-moulded thermoplastic olefin, and the tire pressure labels have been adjusted by a half-an-inch to lower the centre of gravity of the new GT-R. The GT-R Hybrid will speed up form 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds, but engaging Ultra Attack Mode makes it even faster. The new 2016 Nissan GT-R Hybrid will convey supreme enthusiasm on the road, both for its driver and those who ensue to grasp a peep of one on the road.
Driving techniques are now changed totally where different technologies help the driver in order to enhance its driving experience. There are a bunch of sensors, several cameras, different apps and several sophisticated mechanisms fitted in the modern automobiles that play their part while driving. Drivers don’t need to do a lot when these technologies are working but make wise decisions in order to use these technologies. In this area even small things help and are easy to take granted as turning your head while parking your vehicle.
Nissan is now ready to introduce a relatively old technology with new aspects of using this technology; it is a “rear-view smart mirror”. It is not a conventional mirror but it will work just as the conventional mirror does. It is actually a rear camera attached with a HD display to show you every activity behind you.
Though it is not an exclusive invention in the automotive world as several automakers are using rear cameras, however the images received from this camera are very high quality and projected onto the central stack screen used for navigation and infotainment functions.
Nissan’s rear-view system has several new aspects that allow the drivers to turn their rear-view mirrors into the displays by flipping the switch and gives the drivers with better larger view. This application used a specifically developed camera with 1.3 million pixels narrow angel attributes.
Nissan says, “The wide-angle cameras typically used in this application produce poor-quality images when paired with the LCD mirror screens”
The all new Nissan ZEOD RC is likely to be blessed with this technology, by the way, it a Hybrid race car that will participate in the 24Hours of Le Mans and Nissan says,” it will both improve visibility for the drivers and make cars more aerodynamic” Nissan further says that they are introducing this system in the production car by next year.