Nissan is a name synonymous with bakkies in South Africa, having blessed us with the Navar, the NP300 (or ‘Hardbody’), the NP200, and, of course, the never-say-die Nissan Champ. Being the sixth-largest manufacturer in the world, however, Nissan also offers a superb range of passenger vehicles as well.
The Nissan name first emerged back in the 1930s, and has since battled it out with the likes of Toyota for top dog status in Japan. Over the decades that battle has gone global, resulting in historic models like the original Datsun 240Z and JDM icons like the Skyline, Silvia, and Sentra.
These days, the Nissan GTR is one of the most desired vehicles in the world. At the other end of the price spectrum, Nissan still produces humble hatchbacks like the Micra and family-sized SUVs like the Qashqai, X-Trail, and Juke.
Nissan is also a global leader in vehicle electrification, so keep an eye out for models like the Nissan Leaf!