Explore Adventures With The Nissan X-TRAIL

If you know Nissan, then you know we are all about innovation. In our design, in our performance and in our technology – everything we do is inspired by the never ending pursuit of innovation and perfection.

Sometimes, however, our innovation is matched by the spirit of adventure. The desire to do more, to explore more, and to see more. The spirit of adventure and innovation is captured impeccably in the Nissan X-TRAIL.

It is a vehicle that is all about adventure. A vehicle that is built to travel, discover, conquer and – just when you think it’s done – the X-TRAIL does it all again, without breaking stride. It is effortlessly stylish, and we are proud to declare that it delivers a premium, unmatched driving performance.

The X-TRAIL is designed to emphatically dominate, while remaining superbly stylish, openly comfortable and absolutely stunning to gawk upon. Luxury radiates all over, around, and inside the X-TRAIL.

With its theatre style seating, able to provide room for up to seven people, the X-TRAIL’s exceptional brilliance is spacious enough for everyone to enjoy it. Premium quality and luxury finishes are available in abundance, with every part of our crossover providing just as much class as the next.

The Nissan X-TRAIL is the perfect, unrivalled combination of adventure, innovation and style.

Drive it today, with Bidvest McCarthy Nissan. We have the best deals on the X-TRAIL, and a host of Nissan’s other, equally innovative, vehicles. Visit www.mccarthynissan.co.za for more information.

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A Crossover Like No Other – The Nissan Qashqai

At Nissan, we believe the future is now. We believe that there is nothing stopping us from creating the impossible, delivering the improbable, and constantly bringing our customers and fans innovation that excites.

Our passion for turning dreams and ideas into reality is evident in our flurry of innovative automotive creations, such as the Nissan Juke EV Concept, the awe-inspiring Nissan GT-R as well as the world’s first mass-produced electric car – the Nissan LEAF.

Another stunning example of our dedication to brilliance is the Nissan Qashqai. When it was first introduced to the world in 2006, it broke barriers and spearheaded a revolution in the automotive industry. We were one of the first to introduce the Urban Crossover to the world, and we are proud to say that the Nissan Qashqai is back!

Better than it was before, and ready to break more innovative ground, the Next Generation Qashqai dares to go where no other Crossover has been before. More powerful, more eye-grabbing and more athletic – it is built to conquer the city, and so much more.

It is packed with class-leading innovative and intuitive technology that keeps you in control. An explosion of innovation, with stunning features that include: Caller ID, Steering Feel Customisation, Fuel Economy Monitoring, Four Panoramic Cameras, as well as the innovative NissanConnect – which connects you to every part of your lifestyle.

The original Urban Crossover looks and feels better too. In design, it boasts a provocative yet equally predatory demeanour. It is more aerodynamic, with every meticulously placed curve designed to make it a better performer, regardless of its surroundings.

The interior is a place of unparalleled comfort and support. The lush graphite leather interior, made even better by spinal support seats and cushioned kneepads, makes every drive an absolute joy. While the luxury, comfort, and all round sophistication of the Nissan Qashqai is accentuated by magnificent ambient lighting.

Every journey in the next generation Nissan Qashqai is fuelled by innovation that excites. Experience the remarkable Qashqai today, with Bidvest McCarthy Nissan.

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Juke EV Concept 3

A Glimpse into Nissan’s Future

While others may claim to be the industry leaders when it comes to innovation, very few actually live, breathe and embody the theory. Nissan has been at the forefront of innovation for more than 80 years, and we do not plan on slowing down any time soon.

Innovation, though, is not just about creating the new. It is also about evoking emotion out of our drivers. One of the emotions we constantly strive for, is excitement. We live to create innovation that excites.

Being at the front of the innovation curve means that we have our headlights firmly focused on the future, always. Nowhere is our vision and mission for the future more clear, than in the Nissan Juke EV Concept.

The original Juke, launched almost seven years ago, has grown in stature and popularity within the small SUV market. The story behind the Nissan Juke’s innovative design is one of adventure. The Juke EV Concept captures this adventure, while also catapulting the Juke to new levels of excellence with its future-focused, new generation design.

Juke EV Concept 1

Like the Nissan Leaf – the world’s first mass-produced electric car – the Juke EV Concept will be a hybrid. It is the first car in line EV models. It will make use of the same innovative hybrid engine which powers the Nissan Note. It is a 1.2-litre petrol engine that is combined with a power generator and an inverter.

Juke EV Concept 2

Expect to see the debut of the next level of Nissan Juke at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2017.

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South Africa Awaits the New Nissan Navara

Capable, rugged, stylish and comfortable – with the New Nissan Navara you really can have it all! This incredible 1 tonne 4X4 won the international pick-up award for 2016, and we are so excited to have it on South African shores.

The New Navara is set to arrive in South Africa in the first quarter of 2017, and the orders have already started coming through.

Why, you ask? Well, because this revolutionary vehicle from Nissan offers everything you could possibly want from a Bakkie and city car – combined into one.

The Navara 1 Tonne, 4X4, Double Cab Pick-Up boasts all-round toughness with its brooding masculine appearance, unwavering capability and sense of fun and adventure.

Whether you choose the Navara as a tool, an adventure ally or a workhorse, you will not be disappointed. It is, above all, a lifestyle enabler – allowing you to achieve any task to which your heart or mind is set.

With its off-the-charts capability, the New Navara offers a heavy-duty five-link coil rear suspension for better handling and comfort, a choice between 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic, both powered by the new 2.3 L twin turbo diesel engine with 140kW of power and 450 Mn of torque. And, above all, the New Navara boasts the best fuel efficiency in its class!

The Navara builds on 80 years of pick-up experience, and will be launched after completing over 1 million gruelling test kilometres and over 40 000 individual quality, durability and reliability tests. This means that the Navara has proven itself before ever having to do so.

The improvements over its predecessor, and other competitors in the market, are made possible by the use of a twin-turbo system, significant weight savings, low friction components and a major improvement in aerodynamics.

Simply, the New Navara offers more of everything that customers expect and enjoy in a premium pick-up. This includes greater quality of materials, more comfortable seating, more space, better air conditioning and airflow and above all – a tough and reliable partner in work and adventure.

Bidvest McCarthy Nissan will have the best deals on the new Nissan Navara when it lands on South African shores, in 2017. Become one of the first to own this brilliant Bakkie. Contact one of our dealerships today.

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The Next Generation Almera

The Nissan Almera is the compact sedan you need to have. Perfect for your family and all your journeys, it is an affordable and spacious compact sedan.

The next generation Almera is a continuation of Nissan’s unyielding dedication to producing innovation that excites. It is compact, but does not compromise. Not on space, not on style, not on form, and not on function. The Almera shines in the shadows of its larger sedan counterparts. It is a compact sedan that delivers big on all departments.

Big On Style

The Almera sports a wheelbase which is longer than all its predecessors, which gives it a unique and memorable look that shouts Nissan. Its styling is modern, with a sleek and aerodynamic shape that helps it glide through the air more efficiently, resulting in better fuel economy.

Big On Space

The next generation Nissan Almera is big on space. It is designed to carry five people, with plenty of elbow, head, leg and shoulder room. The Almera is big on boot space too, offering an impressive 490 litre capacity. There is more space for your shopping, luggage and anything else you may need during your drive.

Big On Technology

Innovation that excites, is available in abundance with the Nissan Almera. Packed with the latest technology designed to make your life easier, the Almeria’s intelligently designed cabin layout puts the control and entertainment right at your fingertips.

The next generation Nissan Almera is big on a lot of awesome features, but not on price. Explore the innovative Almera range and get the best deals in town, only at Bidvest McCarthy Nissan.

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Love Your Nissan, this Summer

Most people absolutely adore the warm, Summer months. It marks a time when we begin to wind down, in anticipation of a calmer, more enjoyable period in the year.

As great as Summer is, it can – unfortunately – present quite a few challenges for our cars. The Summer heat can destroy batteries, and put significant pressure on cooling systems and tyres.

No one wants to be without their precious Nissan vehicle during the Summer, so we have listed our top tips to keep your car in tip-top shape this Summer.

Protect Your Dashboard

For those times when you are not driving, but your car is still out in the sun, the ever popular cover that goes on your car’s windshield works wonders. It protects your dashboard against ultraviolet rays and helps your interior remain a little cooler.

Check Your Tyres, Regularly

Ensure that your tyre pressure is correct, that your tread is free of stones, nails, or any other objects that may affect the tyres’ performance. Also check your tyre tread depth, and for any other signs of wear and tear. If there are any issues with your tyres, it is advisable to get a new set immediately.

Ensure Your Wiper Blades Are In Working Order

The warm Summer months are usually accompanied by rain. Worn out wipers can affect your vision while driving and put you at a higher risk of accidents, and can also create nasty streaks across your windshield.

Keep an Eye on Your Battery

To ensure battery reliability throughout the Summer, check the state of your battery and its charge.

Have a trained technician perform a state-of-charge test. Also, if you notice that the battery terminals are dirty, have the technician clean them; sometimes, ignition problems are simply the result of fouled terminals.

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Why Usain Bolt and the Nissan GT-R Are the Perfect Match

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, is a huge fan of the Nissan GT-R and, when you think about it, it makes perfect sense. Very rarely does the term ‘match made in heaven’ make as much sense as Bolt and the GT-R.

After achieving the historic feat of winning three gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics (a feat which he went on to repeat at the recent 2016 Rio Olympics), the Jamaican sprinter was presented with his own, customised gold Nissan GT-R.

A gold GT-R, for a gold-medal winning athlete, but that isn’t the only similarity between the two.

What else do Usain Bolt and the Nissan GT-R have in common, that sets them apart, and makes them the perfect match.

They’re both fast

Usain Bolt holds the world record for both the 100m (9.89 seconds) and 200m (19.19 seconds) sprints. The Nissan GT-R accelerates from 0-100km/h in an astonishing 2.8 seconds. There is no denying that both these times are equally impressive.

They’re Both Superbly Built

The GT-R’s engine and gearbox are assembled by hand, by race engineers called Takumi. It is a car that is designed with meticulous attention detail and built in perfect conditions at Nissan’s Yokohama plant.

While Bolt’s superb physique can be attributed more to genetics than design and the Takumi, he is perfectly built for running. Bolt’s towering height and freakishly long legs allow him to stride past all his competitors.

Revered the world over

When he has run all his races and hangs up his record-breaking racing boots, Bolt will fondly and deservedly be remembered as one of the greatest athletes/Olympians of all time. The Nissan GT-R, affectionately known as “Godzilla” in the automotive world, is one of the legends of the hotly contested super car market.

Usain Bolt and the Nissan GT-R make a great match, but do you know what would be an even better match? You and Bidvest McCarthy Nissan.

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Nissan GT-R

Four Interesting Facts About the Nissan GT-R

The Nissan GT-R is a legendary name in the hotly contested supercar market. A beacon of exciting innovation and exquisite engineering, the GT-R is a supercar like no other. It is born for the racetrack, but Nissan found a way to brilliantly engineer it for the real world.

It can be driven anytime, anywhere, with each drive giving you a brilliant combination of excitement and precision. We build cars for passionate drivers, and the GT-R is the ultimate expression of what Nissan represents.

Like all legendary cars in its class, the GT-R has an interesting story to tell. Below, we have listed four facts, that you may or may not have known, about the Nissan GT-R.

  1. It’s official nickname is Godzilla

The official nickname of Nissan GTR is ‘’Godzilla’’. This name was given to its predecessor, the Skyline. It originated from the Australian magazine ‘’Wheels’’.

  1. Is the world’s fastest accelerating production four-seater

The GT-R can accelerate from 0-100km in just 2.8 seconds, making it the fastest acceleration production four-seater in the world.

  1. Its engines are hand-built

The GT-R is one of the most technologically advanced production cars in the world. Knowing this, one would assume that its engine is built using the finest machines…it isn’t.

Each Nissan GT-R engine is built entirely by hand, by race engineers, called Takumi. The Takumi are more than just experts, they are perfectionists, who apply meticulous detail to each engine they build.

  1. Only 1,000 GT-R’s can be made in a month

Because the Nissan GT-R’s engine and gearbox are assembled by hand, only 1,000 units can be produced in one month – making it a bit of an exclusive supercar.

The Nissan GT-R is one of the finest supercars in the world, designed with meticulous attention to detail and enthusing passion. Bidvest McCarthy Nissan has the best deals on the GT-R, along with brilliant deals on a host of innovative New, Pre-Owned and Demo Nissan vehicles.

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The Newest Member of the Nissan Z Series

Nissan first debuted its Z series in 1969 and, since then, they have gone on to produce a number of stunning, instantly recognisable, six cylinder sportscars which have enthralled car lovers all over the globe.

From Japan, to the USA, to South Africa – there has been a Z car which has captured your imagination and made you wish, oh so badly, that you could get take your place on the driver’s seat.

Luckily, there is a new member of the Z series, for the world to swoon over – the Nissan 370Z.

It is a new breed of sportscar. Described as a direct descendant of the first generation 240Z launched in 1969, the Nissan 370Z innovates and excites, as all Nissan cars do.

The Nissan 370Z is a natural, seamless progression from its predecessor in the Z series, the Nissan 350Z. In spirit, design, performance and execution – the 370Z marks progress, and the next level of innovation.

It sports a more modern, eye-catching design. However, the styling bears the recognisable genes that have defined the Z series for nearly five decades.

Boomerang-styled Bi Xenon headlights, side indicator lights which are embedded with the iconic Z series badge, stylish LED taillights, and attention grabbing rear and front underbody spoilers, work seamlessly with the rest of the design, to ensure that you will always stand-out in your 370Z.

The interior is an exciting, pulse-raising space to be in, too. An agreeable mix of leather and alcantara finishes, serve as a constant reminder that you are in a pulsating, futuristic member of the Z series. The high-tech instrument cluster was made with intent, and adds to the expansive, muscular energy you get when you drive the 370Z.

This car is brutish, exciting and intense. Underneath the bonnet, awaits a world of 6-cylinder, 3.7L exhilaration and innovation. A fourth generation version of the legendary VQ V6 engine promises unceasing excitement whenever you turn on the ignition.

The Nissan 370Z’s engine also features Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) technology, which continuously tunes valve lift and timing for quicker response and a broader torque curve.

The Nissan Z series is back with a bang! Own the Nissan 370Z – a striking, thrilling sportscar hewn from the soul of old school Nissan – with Bidvest McCarthy Nissan today!

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Nissan LEAF

Experience 100% Electric, Experience the Nissan LEAF

At Nissan, we believe that anything is possible. We consistently strive to create vehicles that are new and extraordinary: vehicles that inspire and are kinder to the Earth.

We constantly strive to innovate and excite, and nowhere is our passion for innovation more evident, than in the world’s first mass-produced electric car – the Nissan LEAF.

The 100% electric Nissan LEAF is the embodiment of every single thing Nissan stands and strives for. The LEAF is a family hatchback, and an absolute game-changer.

Developed around leading technology, which delivers real-world driving range, while completely altering the experience of driving and owning your own car, the LEAF is made for those who believe that the environmentally friendly choices they make today, can have a deep impact on the world, tomorrow. We want to make that difference, with you!

One of the biggest advantages of owning the Nissan LEAF is that it has significantly lower running costs than a standard car. After all, it doesn’t use any petrol or diesel fuel.

The LEAF is 100% electric, meaning that unlike traditional diesel and petrol powered cars, you get 100% torque off the line. The LEAF is not confined to low-end pulling power either, so you will be able to keep up with the traffic around you on both urban and national roads.

The LEAF’s motor is powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery that can be charged at home, or on the go. It produces an impressive 80kW and 254NM.

It is, importantly, engineered for the real world. The Nissan LEAF has a range of approximately 195km. That, for most people, is enough to cover the normal daily commute.

You also get brilliant tools and info to help get more out of every charge, including: energy saving drive modes and the Multi-Function Display Drive Computer – which all keeps you in the know, at all times, about exactly how much power you’ve used, battery charge, charging times and more.

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