Recent news from Nissan show that the Japanese manufacturers have been quite busy. Not only have they updated their Nissan Note DIG-S, they have also updated a model for the 2015 Detroit Motor Show next year. Here's an overview of what's new with Nissan this week.
The current Nissan Qashqai model has picked up the maximum five star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests. In adult protection, the Qashqai scored 88%, protecting the driver in all areas. For an 18 month old infant, the vehicle scored maximum points. It's score for a three year old child were only marginally behind. Child occupant protection was scored at 83% overall.
The safety equipment offered on a Nissan Qashqai model helped it to a 79% rating in the safety assist category. Nissan's Safety Shield equipment includes forward emergency braking, lane departure warning and a moving object detection system.
2016 Nissan Titan for Detroit
The Nissan Titan full size pickup truck made the news around six months ago when reports claimed that the next generation model would offer a Cummins diesel engine that was originally meant for the Ram, it then disappeared again. According to a new report, the Titan is to return again in about a year. The 2016 model is planned for the 2015 Detroit Motor Show. It is to gain a petrol V6 engine, a complete redesign and a regular cab configuration in an effort to boost it's appeal. The company only sold 887 Titans in January compared to Toyota's 7,890 for it's Tundra model. An entry level model is expected, with better power numbers and fuel economy for the V8. More details on the Nissan Titan will likely become available later this year.
Nissan Juke face-lifted
According to Nissan, their radical Juke SUV super mini is to be face-lifted for the Geneva Motor Show next week. The vehicle is being updated in order to keep it's place in the junior SUV sector, against the Vauxhall Mokka, Renault Captur, Ford Ecosport and Peugeot 2008.
The updated version is likely to receive a 113 brake horse power 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine, like in the Qashqai model. This engine will replace the model's previous naturally aspirated 1,.6 litre unit. When introduced the vehicle's diesel versions are expected to fall below the 100g/km CO2 emission count for the first time.
A doctored teaser image for the model has been revealed by the company and though no changes were visible it did serve to excite fans with the company promising more of the car will be revealed if fans posted on Twitter about it or 'liked' it on Facebook.
No details have been given about the updated car as yet but it is expected to be launched in summer.These things are but a few of the projects the company are toying with at the moment. When the Geneva Show begins on March 4th, the Nissan brand will also be unveiling their new X-Trail seven seat SUV.