2016 Nissan Patrol – Is the beast getting old?

The Nissan Patrol is possibly one of the most popular SUVs in the Middle East, and has even had its sixth-generation debut in Abu Dhabi back in February 2010 – pitched as the “Hero of all terrain”.

In 2014, the Nissan Patrol received a face-lift, which added more LED lighting and a more modern look. Further down the line, the Patrol received some engine updates bringing back a V6 to the lineup, but visually and technologically, everything remained unchanged.

That very same face-lift model is what we are still seeing in 2017, which begs the question; Is the beast getting old?

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2016 Nissan Maxima SR – 4DSC, Really? We’re going with that?

The Nissan Maxima is one of the most recognizable names in Japanese automotive, alongside the Accord and Camry, and has been around since the 80s. The 2016 Nissan Maxima is in its 8th generation now, although now all of the previous 7 have been released in the UAE.

Maximas are known since inception to have a split personality, a great, comfortable and spacious family car with a sporty side for when dad is driving by himself. The new one is bolder than ever, more comfortable and luxurious than ever, and I couldn’t wait to try it out!

Huge thanks to Memac Ogilvy Public Relations & Nissan for this amazing weekend ride.

2016 Nissan Maxima SR - Cover Shot

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2015 Nissan Juke – Angry-Bird on wheels!

If there was one thing Nissan could have done to make this this review as wacky as possible, it would have been to deliver the Nissan Juke in the most odd color ever.. Which is exactly what happened, an incredibly yellow Nissan Juke.

When I was first offered the Nissan Juke for review, I wasn’t sure whether it was going to be a good review or not. I certainly had my concerns with the look, but that is subjective. I did a little research and as it turns out, the Juke is a very interesting car! Sorry, SUV!

Special thanks to Nissan Middle East for the wacky weekend ride.

2015 Nissan Juke - Main Shot

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2015 Nissan X-Trail – An unexpected comeback

The Nissan X-Trail was first introduced in the early 2000’s and was certainly not a car favored by the general masses; it looked unappealing, the interior was not a nice place to be and its abilities were questionable (especially with front wheel drive). The only thing it had in it’s favor was the price, it was reasonably cheap.

With time, especially in the UAE, the X-Trail became famous for being used as road-side speed camera vehicles but all that is about to change, entirely! Say a big hello to the all new Nissan X-Trail, and boy is there a lot to talk about.

2015 Nissan XTrail - Cover Photo

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2014 Nissan Pathfinder – Full Review

I owned a Second Generation Nissan Pathfinder (last face-lifted model of 2005) and have had it for several years. It was a very good car without a doubt, even cops around here used them. It was good off road, had decent performance on and off road (with manual off road gearbox range selection) while being comfortable, practical and with a decent ride height and driving position. The third generation changed nearly entirely, it had a little less off-road abilities, gained weight and got more practical. I heard there was a new Pathfinder and the moment I saw one I was utterly surprised! I just had to get one for review, so I got in touch with Nissan in Dubai, and they were happy to lend me one for a few days.

2014 Nissan Pathfinder - Top Front Desert View

 

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2013 Nissan Sentra 1.8 SL – Test Drive

The Nissan Sentra is a new addition to the Nissan line up. At first I didn’t exactly understand where it fell in the range but after actually visiting the showroom and checking out the car it made sense. The Nissan sunny is actually a grade lower than the Korean Manufacturer’s Kia Cerato & Hyundai Elentra. The Nissan Altima (the next one on the line) is of a higher grade level, and Nissan had no direct competitor. This was an issue, until now.
2013 Nissan Sentra Press Shot Front

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