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The Future for Electrical Vehicles in PH – the Nissan Leaf

Technology has swept the world in a whirlwind of new ideas and recent developments to our way of living. Not only are we constantly in a state of coming up of ways to do things in everyday lives but we are also in the process of upgrading past innovations which have shaped the world as it has now. A prime example is our vehicles. Before, we depended on the use of horses or carriages as our only means of travel but now, several different types of cars and models have been created for our utmost pleasure. We are one step closer to embracing the future. In this case, the future is the Nissan Leaf, brought to you by Nissan Cagayan De Oro.


In the Philippines, our public transport has slowly been upgraded over time with subways and metro systems. We have always depended on the use of fossil fuels to run our vehicles. However, other developing countries have started going fully electrical—such as Indonesia with its new addition of electric taxis. It’s about time the Philippines started catching up and gearing up for the future as well. Our best shot at going electrical is the Nissan Leaf.


So what makes the Nissan Leaf so special?


1. Runs purely on electricity


Nissan Leaf

This vehicle didn’t win the 2010 Green Car Vision Award out of pure luck. It won because of its innovative design in which it doesn’t rely on fossil fuels to keep it running. According to the Green Car Journal, the Nissan Leaf model provides the aesthetics, the features, and the comfort that meets the needs of a discerning market and disregards the need for petroleum fuel.


Because it’s electric, the model depends on a charging station. It takes eight hours to reach the full charge of the battery. You even have the option of installing your own charging station at your house. Since the Nissan Leaf features an EPA that extends to 150 miles, it’s great for long commutes and across the country drives. It not only lets you travel with style but it also lets you travel a long ways from home without needing to stop over. Just make sure it’s fully charged before you plan the next family vacation!


2. Environment friendly


Nissan Leaf

Because it depends on electricity, no harm is done to the environment. Gone are the days where we depend on fossil fuels as sources of power and effectively add up to greenhouse gases that have polluted the earth since technology was born. At this point in time, it’s part of our survival instincts to think green. What better way to travel now than with a car that has won multiple awards?


The Philippines has always been avid producers of greenhouse gases due to the amount of petroleum fuel used to power our vehicles. This can change with the release of the Nissan Leaf. With promise of applying the much-needed developments in both the private and public transport fields, this model car holds with it the future in its design.


3. Widely popular around the globe


Nissan Leaf

The United States, Japan and Europe have the largest Nissan Leaf market in the world. Accordingly, the vehicle is said to be “the world’s all-time best-selling highway-capable electric car,” with some even claiming it’s the best EV model up to date. This is because the Nissan Leaf features carryover mechanicals, a better battery tech, a good range for an electric vehicle and an overall pleasing look to its design.


Compared to most EVs, the Nissan Leaf is the most affordable one there is. It caters to a wider demographic since it features a five-door hatchback electric car model, fit for family vacations or out-of-the-country road trips with friends. With more or less the same qualities to a Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla’s Model 3 but at a lower price range, there is little room to doubt as to why the Nissan Leaf has been topping the charts in foreign countries.


The Nissan Leaf – What a time to be alive


The future is here and it’s electric. While the Philippines may still have a long way to go before it can be up to par with First World countries in terms of its transport system, there is still something to look forward to and it’s the Nissan Leaf. Since the company is releasing the electric vehicle to the country in 2020, it’s best to check it out first at Nissan Cagayan De Oro, located at Elipe Park, Rodolfo N. Pelaez Blvd in CDO, Misamis Oriental.

Nissan Livina

In this article, we will be introducing the all-new and updated Livina. This gorgeous new MPV model has some impressive features that you might want to check out.


Built by none other than the famous Japanese automobile manufacturer, Nissan, this compact MPV was actually first introduced in 2006. It was the first Nissan vehicle presented in China, before it was released to other countries.

nissan livina cagayan de oro

Nissan today launched the All New Nissan Livina and the All New Nissan Serena in Indonesia.

Now, in 2019, Nissan finally launched the new and updated version of the Livina model last February 19, alongside their other upscale MPV, the Nissan Serena, in the Indonesian market. The vehicle was first previewed on Nissan Indonesia’s Instagram page a day before the event, and it definitely lived up to the hype with its bleeding edge technology and stylish design, all added into the growing Livina series.


2019 updates


Before heading into a detailed description of this coveted vehicle, it should also be mentioned that you can most probably find it’s an exact replica of Mitsubishi’s Xpander MPV. Yup, you read that right. With Nissan’s ongoing partnership with Mitsubishi, also known as the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, it looks like they finally hit the jackpot with this brand-new model of the Livina. It looks exactly like the Mitsubishi model except for the V-Motion design for the grille area, compared to the Xpander’s Dynamic Shield, and the boomerang-shaped LED headlights. For the interior, on the other hand, only the badges on their steering wheels seem to be the only bit that sets the two apart. The overall atmosphere and the whole design and layout all give out Xpander vibes.

Now on to the specifics. Some remarkable features were introduced during the event in Indonesia, and this includes the infotainment system, which enables a smartphone to be flawlessly incorporated to the vehicle with its smartphone connected real-time navigation system. Additionally, driving aids, namely, the Hill Start Assist (HAS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), and a Traction Control System (TCS), greatly improve safety.


Another feature worthy of being mentioned is the new flexible seating variation, which normally allows the car to accommodate seven passengers with its layout. However, when seats are folded down, the car can then transform to one that can efficiently carry and transport cargo. This allows for a cozy atmosphere for families while also having spacious room for luggage and other stuff.


Meanwhile, Nissan chose to maintain the engine of the Xpander, with its 1.5-Liter DOHC mill, having the capacity of 104 hp at 6,000 rpm and 141 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. It also comes with two options of a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox, leaving customers room for more choices.


Also, Nissan is releasing five variants of the new model, with some models featuring a few electronic assists than the base model. All variants will also be furnished with Electronic Brake Distribution and Anti-lock Braking System, while the Nissan Braking Assist will only surface in the VL A/T variant.


Nissan Livina in the Philippines


Now that we have outlined both existing and new features of the 2019 Livina model, surely there is a lot of curiosity going around whether this model will be released in Philippine shores as well. For those looking for a good automobile that can fit the needs of a large family and for living in a busy city with almost daily commute, this new model can certainly be a successful and practical choice.

Although no word has been released yet from Nissan Philippines regarding the arrival of this particular vehicle, it looks like there is a possibility of this happening when looking back a few years ago to what happened to Mitsubishi’s Xpander. From its debut in Indonesia in 2017, the Philippines had to wait for a year before customer deliveries began in 2018. Mainly because of the huge demand in the Indonesian market, Mitsubishi had no choice but to pacify first its home market before meeting the clamor of its other global consumers. Therefore, it looks like the Philippines would have to wait patiently for the results of the new Livina model’s distribution in the Indonesian market.


What about you, do you think you would be purchasing this latest addition to Nissan’s Livina series?

Nissan CDO Was Awarded the “Top in Vehicle Sales” and “Excellence in Sales” Last March 8, 2019

Nissan is a famous Japanese brand known for producing the various vehicles popular in the world today. Ranging from cars and SUVs to pickup trucks, Nissan has been continuously coming out with new models every year, causing quite the buzz in the automobile industry because of their technology, design, and topnotch quality. Since the 1950s, Nissan has started to export to other countries, along with partnerships with other brands, particularly with Renault and Mitsubishi. They have painstakingly worked for their stellar reputation in the automobile industry in different countries and the Philippines is no exception.


Last 8th of March 2019, Friday, Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) held their 4th annual Dealer of the Year Awards at the Grand Ballroom of the Okada Manila in Parañaque. NPI has been founded on September 2013 as a joint venture between Nissan Motor Company and Universal Motors Corporation, and has long since held this awards event since 2016. From that moment on, it has become one of the most rapidly growing automotive establishments in the Philippines.

This event is one of the many indications of NPI’s remarkable growth and success in the country, one of the ways the excellence of Nissan dealers and its sales force nationwide is recognized. Through their hard work, Filipinos are able to experience services and products with the highest quality every year. Thus, NPI has brought forth major contribution to strengthening the company’s name and its market and sales.


In present time, there are 43 dealers all over the country and NPI’s constant increase in sales makes this awards show possible and worthy of its existence. The highest recognition, Dealer of the Year, is given to dealerships with the best performance in all facets of dealer operations, and is divided into three groups—NCR, Urban Provincial, and Rural.


Among the 43 dealers, Nissan Cagayan de Oro Distributors Inc. is not to be overlooked. During the prestigious event, the announcing of the major awards was the highlight of the evening. Nissan Cagayan de Oro was bestowed two major awards in the Large category, namely, “Top in Vehicle Sales” and “Excellence in Sales.” The two stunning glass white trophies bear the signature of Nissan Philippines Inc.’s President and Managing Director, Ramesh Narasimhan. 


As Nissan CDO’s mission is to be able to build a community in the vehicle industry where customers are ultimately satisfied by continually communicating and providing premium care, these two awards definitely highlight and emphasize their success in reaching this goal.



Top Selling Dealers 2018 list


Aside from these two awards, Nissan Cagayan de Oro has also received recognition from AutoDeal. As the Philippines’ number one online vehicle marketplace, they also hold annual awards and provide acknowledgement to those in the industry excelling in customer service, and sales through their online platform.

In their February 2019 list of top selling dealers, Nissan Cagayan de Oro won 3rd place with 7 sales, along with Toyota Calamba in the first spot, then Mitsubishi Kalookan, and Ford Alabang.

Considering they are the authorized dealer of all Nissan vehicles and other products in Northern Mindanao and four other regions in the island, these recognitions are certainly a huge honor for Nissan CDO. It could signify a more competitive atmosphere in the automobile industry in the near future and could mean a nonstop boom in Nissan vehicles in the entire Northern Mindanao.


Of course, since it’s only March, there will always be room for growth and more opportunities for the year 2019 as staff can take this acknowledgment to strive even harder and keep improving in order to better satisfy their customers. So the next time you start dreaming of purchasing that new car out in the market or when you just want to treat yourself and your family, why not head over to Nissan Cagayan de Oro? You would surely be taken good care of there, not

Considering they are the authorized dealer of all Nissan vehicles and other products in Northern Mindanao and four other regions in the island, these recognitions are certainly a huge honor for Nissan CDO. It could signify a more competitive atmosphere in the automobile industry in the near future and could mean a nonstop boom in Nissan vehicles in the entire Northern Mindanao.


Of course, since it’s only March, there will always be room for growth and more opportunities for the year 2019 as staff can take this acknowledgment to strive even harder and keep improving in order to better satisfy their customers. So the next time you start dreaming of purchasing that new car out in the market or when you just want to treat yourself and your family, why not head over to Nissan Cagayan de Oro? You would surely be taken good care of there, not just as a client but also as family.


Nissan at CES 2019

CES is one of the biggest conventions regarding innovation in the consumer electronics category. It was once an acronym for the Consumer Electronics Show, but today, it is being used as the official name of the event itself.


It is the place to be if you were in the consumer electronics industry, and it would only be better if you were able to showcase something your company had innovated. As you could expect, Sony, Google, and Amazon are just a few of the more popular names when it comes to these kinds of shows.


However, Nissan refused to just stand by and watch everyone else, and they unveiled something that really started a buzz and had the people in the Las Vegas, Nevada convention intrigued to say the least. They unveiled their very own vision of the future, which they call Invisible-to-Visible.



For quite some time now, a lot of automobile companies have been investing a portion of their annual budget in researching and developing their own self-driving cars. There hasn’t been a guaranteed 100% success yet, but that isn’t stopping the manufacturers from trying.


In fact, there have been some accidents that have been attributed to malfunctioning self-driving cars. In California alone there have been 24 reports of road accidents where the blame was pointed at the technology—but it was eventually found out that it was actually still human error that caused these kinds of accidents to happen.


And truth be told, that is the main reason and thrust for self-driving technology—safety of the passengers. More than 90% of serious accidents on the road are because of human error, and many innovative minds around the world are trying to answer this with self-driving vehicles.


The idea is that the vehicles that are able to drive themselves will operate via cameras and other sensors to detect traffic and other obstacles on the road to ensure safe travels. This is done in order to try and reduce the amount of crashes that are happening. Sadly, in 2016 in the US alone, over 35,000 lives were lost.


However, it cannot be denied that driving is an experience in and of itself, and a lot of people actually enjoy simply sitting behind the wheel and going about their day. So how are you supposed to still let humans who want to drive still drive, but also decrease the number of vehicular accidents?



Most of the followers and fans of the Japanese car manufacturer will remember Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility feature, which basically improved the driving experience for all of their vehicle owners by making it easier for them to stay safe on the road.


But having an automatic brake system and a sensor for detecting when you’re getting close to the painted division in your lane is a far cry from being able to see what usually can’t be seen. Well, not in the literal sense, but you get the idea.


I2V technology has the ability to merge the real world with the data world, and will support Nissan users by making full use of information gathered from the vehicle’s sensors, as well as stored information from the cloud.


This isn’t a mere GPS technology where it tells you where to turn and which route takes the least amount of traffic (although it does have the ability to do so); it monitors the objects around the vehicle real-time, and while receiving this information, it will also show the driver information regarding things further ahead.


Even if something is two blocks away from you, if there is something worthy of note there, the I2V system will inform the user about it. The driver and passengers will be able to keep an eye on everything through three-dimensional interfaces that they are able to interact with.


It shows them a 360-degree view of the road, obstructions, and even on-the-move pedestrians. Nissan even says it can monitor the occupants of the vehicle themselves and will alert the drivers when they are starting to get drowsy or even doze off.


Visitors at the Nissan display at the CES 2019 were able to experience I2V technology via a pair of AR goggles, and getting inside a demo cockpit. It guided the visitors through a city, all the while giving useful info, like advice on where to park in a busy mall.

Nissan 2019 Lineup

As 2018 draws to a close we have a lot in store for us in 2019, and we look forward to them with anticipation. One of the things people are looking forward to are the newest batch of their favorite cars. Even though not every single auto gets a revamp, people still anticipate this every year.


And why shouldn’t they? With a new version comes brand-new features that will further enhance the overall experience dedicated drivers and passengers experience. Aside from everything under the hood though, newer variants will likely receive an upgrade in the aesthetics department as well.


Nissan has a good track record when it comes to new variant reveals, as they are known to not only enhance almost everything under the hood, but they make sure their customers won’t be disappointed with how the vehicles look either.


For 2019, Nissan has yet again proven they are worth the people’s regard. There are a lot of improvements that have been happening, and some of the old features we know and love are still here to stay. Although we won‘t be able to cover every single detail of each car, we’ve laid down some of the updates regarding Nissan’s lineup for 2019.


2019 Nissan AltimaNissan Altima

Five years after its last update, Nissan’s best-selling sedan is now getting a welcome upgrade. 2019 is going to feature the sixth-generation Nissan Altima, and it is definitely something loyal customers and fans should look out for.


On the outside, the changes are already quite evident as the new Altima now has a sporty, more aggressive look, if you will. It is longer, lower, and wider than the fifth-gen, and also has a ProPilot Assist cruise control added on top of its electronic safety features.


It’s also said to have an all-wheel drive-capable variant, which is something that is rarely seen in sedans. Its 2-liter unit engine also offers outstanding fuel-efficiency, a core consideration of Nissan’s engineers when they designed the vehicle. Sleek on the outside, and strong on the inside, the 2019 Altima is something enthusiasts will want to have.


2019 Nissan RogueNissan Rogue

Among all cars except the pickup trucks, the Nissan Rogue was the second best-selling vehicle in the US in 2017. This is a great jump from the previous year’s performance, and the next generation only serves to enhance the already impressive gamut of features the Rogue offers.


Riding the wave of the crossover craze, the Rogue is expected to continue its impressive performance, as the newest model also features the ProPilot Assist, as well as various other convenience and safety gear. Aside from the electronic features, it also has an enhanced engine with greater fuel efficiency than ever.


Despite fierce competition in the space, the Nissan Rogue still continues to perform well due to its combination of comparable affordability and impressive host of features that allow drivers to go where they want in style.


2019 Nissan Terra

Nissan Terra

Being just as anticipated as this year, the 2019 version of the Nissan Terra is expected to launch within the first three months of the year. This has yet to be confirmed though, so keep your ears on the ground for more updates.


Going with the trend of rugged and aggressive, yet elegant and stylish, the 2019 Terra showcases all of the hard work the company has put into this model. Its new 2.3L v6 engine packs a lot of power, and it has the capability to generate up to 233 pounds-feet in torque.


Compared to other vehicles in its category, the Nissan Terra is actually quite fuel-friendly. It is said that if you were to drive within the city, you should get around 29km per gallon. Take it to the highway, however, and you’ll squeeze out around almost 40km per gallon.


2019 Nissan NavaraNissan Navara

When you look at the 2019 Navara from the outside, the first thing you’ll notice is how it doesn’t look that much different from the previous variant. Despite it looking the same, that couldn’t be farther from the truth when we head inside.


With its upgraded dual-rate progressive rear coil spring, as well as the improved steering system, the driving experience will be totally different from what most are used to. Even on loose surfaces, the control the driver gets from the car is on a different class entirely.


The aforementioned new coil springs will be delivering more stability and comfort for those inside, and even when the truck bed is filled, the suspension dip is better than before. All in all, customers should expect a smoother, controlled experience whether you’re up front or in the back.

Best Vehicle for a Family of Four and a Dog

One of the primary things you need to consider when getting a vehicle is what size it should be. It may be somewhat obvious, but you will need to look for a vehicle that will fit your lifestyle, your budget, and your family. If you and your family are avid travelers and campers, you wouldn’t want a vehicle that can barely carry bags and tents, and if you only have you and your wife in your family, you don’t really need that 18-seater van. Again, this depends on your preference, because if you want that van and have the money for it, why not?

But one of the main deciding factors for the size of the vehicle you should get would be the members of your family. You want to make sure each member is safe and comfortable in your future vehicle, as they are most likely the biggest motivation for why you want to get a one anyway. It goes without saying your dog is definitely a part of the equation there, as they aren’t just pets but also members of the family. But what kind of vehicle would be best? If you were a family of five (including the dog) what would be the best pick when it comes to drives where the whole gang tags along? Here, we explore different vehicles, and their pros and cons.


Nissan Navara

The Nissan Navara is arguably one of the best pickup trucks available on the market today. Not only does it provide more than enough power to take you through almost any terrain, but you are also guaranteed a smooth ride because of its nigh-unparalleled suspension. When it comes to space, you will have a surplus if you choose this vehicle, as it can seat five inside, with a 1.8-meter truck bed at the back. The downside to choosing a pickup for your vehicle is that you will need to use a kennel for your canine companion, as their claws can damage the seats. The dog, obviously, would need to stay in the back, and if you choose not to use a kennel, there’s a possibility it would jump out at any time.


Nissan Almera

The Almera is the sedan’s representative in our list, and it also comes with its own impressive features. Being the most affordable vehicle on our list, it is definitely an attractive choice for the family, especially if you’re looking for something that doesn’t guzzle gas like a camel guzzles water after a day in the desert. It is also easily manageable, and parking space will not be an issue with its compact exterior, despite its still spacious interior. But even though it does have a lot of space compared to some other sedans, it will still be bit cramped if you were to include your canine companion in your drives. It wouldn’t be comfortable for the dog as well, as its head will possibly hit the ceiling of the car when they sit.


Nissan Terra

Being one of, if not the most anticipated vehicle released this year, the Nissan Terra sure is a beauty to behold. Though somewhat intimidating in size, you and the family will be provided with nothing but comfort when housed inside the SUV. Its spacious interior houses up to seven people, with the last row having the ability to be converted in order to make more room for some luggage, or anything else. The technology applied to this vehicle is nothing to scoff at either, with safety and comfort being the primary thrust of its design, despite its capability of taking dirt roads and similar terrain with ease. Although it is a bit of an investment, you are assured it will definitely give you your money’s worth if you choose to go with it.


And the winner is

When it comes to traveling with the family, both bipedal and quadruped, the SUV stands head and shoulders above the rest of the selections. It provides the safety and comfort you and your family need whenever traveling, whether it be a simple jaunt or a long-distance journey involving hundreds of miles, and it has more than enough space to house any luggage in the bag, as well as the dog.

You would also have the option to remove the last row of seats in order to have more space for your companion to walk around in if need be, and you can add an additional layer of matting, or even rug, to ensure the dog won’t be able to manage the vehicle’s interior. Despite the Terra claiming the victory in this selection, the Navara and Almera are also good picks, depending on the size of your family, and what you intend to use the vehicle for.

What to Look Forward to in the Nissan Terra

Ever since the rumors started circulating of a new Nissan SUV late last year, the entire automobile industry has been looking for all the details they could possibly get their hands on. When the Japanese car company finally confirmed the rumors earlier this year, a lot of enthusiasts immediately started to express interest in purchasing one. This has been a long time coming, because Nissan has already made an impact as one of the premier car manufacturers not only in the Asian market, but also in many others around the world.

Nissan Terra mall display

Supporters and fans will be glad to know that the Terra does not disappoint, and not only does it carry a lot of the favorite features of previous Nissan favorites, it also builds upon them, which gives the riders an overall better experience. Almost every facet of the car has been heightened, from the safety and control, to the comfort and design.

Nissan Terra Intelligent Mobility

From the company’s patented Intelligent Mobility System, to the lane departure warning and around view monitor capabilities, those who are interested in purchasing the Nissan Terra have a lot to look forward to in September. There are already a plethora of reviews of specs and features examination from multiple experts on the internet. Instead, what we’ll put out here are some of the things that they don’t really go into much detail but are really what sets the Terra apart from all others.



 Nissan Terra red

When it comes to how it looks on the outside, the Nissan Terra doesn’t disappoint. Although similar to the Navara especially when examined up front, it still has some features that make it unique, and has a more stylized and mature look compared to its pick-up counterpart. Nissan didn’t go for fancy and unnecessary when they modeled the Terra and did not include a fancy rear, unusually bulging front, and some sort of unique method of using steel to create a show of strength for the Terra. All in all, one could even say that the design is simple, but far from a bad way.

nissan terra off road

Although there are many modern designs that are reflected on the body, like the cameras that are visible around it, the LED headlamps, the multiple sensors and other similar features, overall it is still an honest, straightforward SUV. Despite the more refined design, one could never mistake this for anything else aside from an SUV, as almost every facet of it conveys power and muscle, like the wheelarches, the proportions, and the arguably best-in-class clearance from the ground. True to its name, the Nissan Terra truly looks like a vehicle that is suited for all kinds of terrain, in all kinds of weather and conditions.


The cabin

Nissan Terra Dashboard 

It’s straightforward design and feel is carried out even when one goes inside. The steering wheel, dashboard, and even the shifter are straight from the Navarra, so those who have driven the Terra’s mechanical twin will definitely sense a feeling of familiarity once they get inside the driver’s seat. Because of its no-nonsense layout, the dashboard continues to be a favorite of many, and the fact that they find it very easy to clean is an added bonus. Despite the similarities though, when you look around the inside of the car, you will immediately notice that it is definitely not a pick-up. The wagon-type body is immediately obvious, and the biggest difference would be the fact that the Nissan Terra is a three-row, seven-seater vehicle.


In China, a five-seater option was offered, but our market only stocks the seven-seater variant. Another unique feature of the Nissan Terra would be how one folds the seats in order to get access to the third row. The middle row allows the driver to tumble and fold the 60/40 split seats with a simple push of a button. These buttons are located just off the shifter, which means no fumbling in order to get to the last row is necessary. The third row can also be folded down to make more carriage space by using the usual two straps on the back.


In conclusion


These are just some of the features that drivers and passengers of the new Nissan Terra can look forward to. All in all, it provides the dependable, no-nonsense power that the older generation of SUVs had, but it also comes with all the creature comforts and futuristic innovations afforded by modern technology. All in all, the Nissan Terra is a good choice for any driver, whether you use it to go down a dirt road not often traveled, or to go to the city with the family for a night out.

Nissan Intelligent Mobility in the X-Trail and Navara

Every year, car manufacturers do their absolute best to try and put out something new. There is always something to be improved upon, and if they can, they will introduce new technology in order to make driving as safe and as easy as possible. This happens so often that a lot of consumers actually aren’t all that surprised when manufacturers do come up with some new technology. The drivers still appreciate it though, and it does affect their decision whenever they want to purchase a new vehicle.

Nissan is no different, as they work all year round to try and improve upon their vehicles. This time, they have come up with what they call the Nissan Intelligent Mobility. This is their first step towards the future of driving, as this new technology intends to create a world wherein vehicles will have the artificial intelligence necessary to remove all the stress driving causes to their customers. They envision cars that can react to pedestrians and other vehicles on the road, and even navigate and drive themselves. This way, a driver is no longer limited by traffic and other factors when they want to go somewhere.

However, for now, this is still a vision. But Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility still has some very impressive features that take some load off from the driver’s shoulders. One of the main features of this innovative technology is the ProPILOT. With this, the driver is able to have their vehicle follow the car at a preset distance, and still stay in the middle of the lane, even when on a gentle curve. The technology can also have the car fully stop in traffic, as well as speed up again once traffic moves.

Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility in the Nissan X-Trail

The X-Trail is one of Nissan’s mainstays in the SUV scene. It fits seven people easily and comfortably, and still has ample space for luggage behind the seats. This year’s variant has strayed a bit from its former rugged, boxy design and is now leaning towards a more stylish and elegant body. Despite its sleek new dimensions, this year’s variant is also bigger than before, and can carry more and look great at the same time.

With the NIM technology already integrated into the Nissan X-Trail, it allows drivers a relatively comfortable and easy driving experience despite the fact they’re maneuvering a large SUV. It has the rear cross traffic alert, wherein it observes the area behind the vehicle to scan for other vehicles and pedestrians. With the company’s proprietary Intelligent Cruise Control, the vehicle allows the X-Trail to maintain a safe distance from the car in front of it, and if the car in front were to stop or slow down, the X-Trail slowly starts to brake as well. It also has intelligent emergency breaks where it applies the brakes when a vehicle or pedestrian is too near the front end of the car.

Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility in the Nissan Navara

The Nissan Navara is the company’s pride and joy in the pickup truck market. The descendant of the Nissan Frontier, it provides the durability and off-road capability of a pickup truck, while still giving a fairly safe and stable ride to the people inside. Considering pickup trucks were essentially workhorses a couple of decades ago, the Navara has certainly gone a long way since then with many features that were usually only seen in luxury sedans. When it comes to aesthetics, aside from the grill, this year’s variant of the Nissan Navara isn’t all that different from the previous one.

What is definitely different though, is the integration with Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility. This includes four cameras that are located on the grill, each of the side mirrors, and the tailgate of the vehicle. These four cameras allow the driver a 360-degree view of the surroundings of the car, and assist the other features of the technology as well. The proprietary innovation has a moving object detection feature, which warns the driver when the vehicle is moving, and has a blind spot monitoring system which informs the driver if there are any vehicles that aren’t in the driver’s direct line of sight.

Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility also has many other features that essentially help the driver and the passengers to be as safe as possible. It is a goal of many car manufacturers that they are able to produce vehicles that are both safe yet enjoyable to drive, and Nissan has taken a step in the right direction in regards to this innovation.


Nissan Terra Impressions

For quite some time now, Nissan has been teasing us with tidbits of information about its brand-new mid-sized SUV, the Nissan Terra. The last scuttle bug was two years ago, when Nissan was heard to be testing a Navarra-based SUV. Since then, there have been no clues or further information heard from the Japanese car manufacturer, until the official announcement that actually came with photos back in February 26 of this year. It also unveiled the debut location as the 2018 Beijing Motor Show that took place last April.

Though it is a new car, Nissan already has well over 60 years of experience when it comes to body-on-frame SUVs. Mounting a separate body to a rigid and sturdy frame was the original method of constructing automobiles, and not as many manufacturers are using it for sedans, mostly SUVs and pickup trucks. The last American luxury car that used this method of manufacturing was the Lincoln Town Car, which once dominated the limousine market but was discontinued since 2011.

The years of experience building and developing the various Nissan Patrol models were put to full use when creating the Nissan Terra. Because of its body-on-frame manufacturing, it has great ability when it comes to traversing off-road terrain, and the inside is designed to have a sleek and comfortable feel. It has most of the features that come with the newest batch of Nissan vehicles, and it offers a great carrying capacity because of its separate frame. The idea of a “Go Anywhere” design was in mind during the design of this vehicle, and it shows in the high approach and departure angle of the bottom, as well as the higher road clearance.

Many experts have also said that the Nissan Terra is being marketed as a rugged, off-road 4×4 as opposed to the latest variants of SUVs like the Pathfinder and X-Trail which have been modified for better city-road travel. The higher ups at Nissan have also mentioned that the Nissan Terra is the descendant of the Nissan Patrol which was originally designed for military and police use. Though the Terra was not made with that usage in mind, it combines off-road ability with the city-dwellers need for style and comfort which is very attractive for a lot of drivers.

The drivetrain

The Nissan Terra is said to feature a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. Just like in the Navarra, it gives 188 horsepower as well as 332 pounds per feet for torque, which peaks at 1,500 rpm and stays stable even until 2,500 rpm. For manual transmission, it will most likely feature a six-speed transmission, while the automatic variants will have the seven-speed one. If there were an option aside from the 4×4, it would most likely be a rear-wheel drive, which is standard for most vehicles.

The outside

When directly looked at up front, the Nissan Terra looks exactly like the Nissan Navarra, even down to its Nissan V-Motion grille design. The fact that an SUV’s front looks like that of the pickup truck is commonly found, even in other manufacturers. It features boomerang LED signature headlamps, with the rear lights also being LED. The rear bumper also features reflectors, as well as backup sensors, and a tow hitch is to be located right below. The tow rating is said to be similar to the Navarra, which is 3,500 to 6,500 pounds, which is configuration dependent.

The inside

The Nissan Terra shares a similar dashboard to that of the Navarra. It features Dual-Zone Climate controls, three-row seating, a seven-inch infotainment screen, a driver information center and a 2/3/2 seating arrangement. So from what you can see, bother exterior and interior are similar to that of the Navarra. It definitely provides some luxury features like the push-button engine start (though lower variants may feature a turn-key ignition), several USB and power ports, and ample storage spaces as well. Nissan aims to dominate when it comes to rear space and loading capacity, though the exact figures have not been released yet.

The suspension

Once again, the Nissan Terra follows the tire tracks of the Nissan Navarra with its independent front suspension, and a rear suspension that will make use of a solid axle that is going to be held in place by a five-link system, as well as coil springs. Despite the fact that it is optimized for off-road adventuring, the Terra is still more focused on comfort than it is with outright hauling and towing. Because of this, it is given that the passengers will have a smooth ride.


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What’s New with 2018 Nissan Vehicles

Throughout the entire year, car manufacturers are working hard to improve and add more features to their vehicles. Not every car is going to get an upgrade for the year, but companies always make sure to bring about new things to add to the vehicles that they do intend to update. Car companies, as is true with all businesses, will always want to stay ahead of the competition and at the same time make sure their customers are getting the best possible product to ensure clients will keep on trusting their brand.


Nowhere is it more evident than in Nissan. Aside from the new system features that they have cooked up, there are other new aspects that are specific to each vehicle the Nissan has pumped out this year. Here, we provide a little insight into what Nissan has under their sleeves for 2018, and anything else they’ve put under the hood.


Nissan Intelligent Mobility


There are a lot of problems the everyday driver has to face nowadays. From accidents, to traffic jams and even air pollution, as every year passes by, more and more vehicles are now on the streets. Unfortunately, this also equates to the fact that there are more and more things that drivers are going to have to contend with. Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility is their solution to this problem; a way to alleviate at least some of the worries drivers and car owners have so as to provide a smoother, more comfortable experience.

Fueled by this goal for increased mobility and comfort, Nissan is equalizing these new ideas and technologies by bringing them from the luxury variants into the more economical, popular designs and therefore making sure more drivers have access to these components. All in all, Nissan Intelligent Mobility is not something that just makes the cars more automated, it is also a resource to characterize Nissan by focusing on how the cars are powered, integrated, and driven in society. These technologies are not far off into the future, but are already taking form in the vehicles of today.


Nissan Intelligent Driving


This facet of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility makes drivers more confident because of its improved comfort, safety and control for everyone inside the vehicle. Driver Assist technologies are found in Nissan cars these days, including the Nissan Serena for the Japanese Market, which incidentally is the first vehicle to produce the ProPILOT Assist feature.


Nissan Intelligent Integration

This feature keeps drivers connected by linking Nissan vehicles to the society at large. The company assists in shaping a viable ecosystem that allows the drivers to reach out to road infrastructure, other drivers and other cars. This innovation will lead to lesser traffic jams, remote vehicle use, enhanced energy control and more dynamic car sharing.


Nissan Intelligent Power


This technology makes the driving experience more eco-friendly by increasingly reducing emissions and dynamically boosting fuel economy. The company is aiming to achieve zero-emission transportation by having internal combustion engines be even more efficient and making use of more advanced technologies to their vehicles.


ProPILOT Assist

Nissan’s ProPILOT Assists makes it so the driver has an easier time when steering, braking and accelerating during certain driving conditions. The driver just turns the ProPILOT Assist button on, as well as setting the Intelligent Cruise Control when the correct speed has been reached. Whenever too many lane markers are detected, the steering assist activates and the icon on the instrument panel lights up, alerting the driver.


Rear Door Alert


This system helps Nissan car owners check the rear seats as the car is turned off. It observes the rear door switches to see if they are either open or closed prior to and after a trip.



Every year, drivers and owners will always expect new features for new cars Nissan puts out. Though not all of these will be found in every single model they release this year, these still are surely something to look forward to. The 2018 lineup is no different, and drivers can rest assured Nissan will continue to impress even more in the years to come.