YOKOHAMA, Japan – Five emerging artists have been selected as finalists for the Nissan Art Award 2020, to be held next year to celebrate and promote contemporary Japanese art.
‘n Voertuig wat die evolusie van die bakkie segment bewys!
Die bakkie of “pickup” / “ute” mark, soos vele dit ken, is besig om na die meer eksklusiewe mark te beweeg. Die bakkie word nie meer gesien as net ‘n werks-esel nie, maar eerder ‘n voertuig wat harde werk deur die week kan doen en gemaklik die familie oor die naweek kan vervoer. Dit is om hierdie rede dat elke tweede vervaardiger deesdae hul eie weergawe probeer bou om ‘n stukkie van hierdie gewilde mark beet te kry.
One star. ONE! Sheesh, can you believe the so-called nerve of these so-called people? First they sell us some completely outdated relic from the late nineties and now we find out that it only gets one of five brownie points for some modern crash test rating. This is an outrage. Outrage, I tell you!
‘n Ouer tiener met meer selfvertroue
Die Nissan Micra het nog altyd ietwat gesukkel met ‘n identiteitskrisis. Tydens my studentejare was die Micra bekend as die kar waarin vroulike studente hul grimering doen terwyl hulle (onwetend) deur rooi ligte versnel.
A rejuvenated compact hatchback, lots of information in short paragraphs.
What you need to know: The Nissan Micra was never a huge sales success – well, at least not in Namibia – but it always represented a solid second choice to the evergreen Polo or once-popular Yaris. And just like those two chief rivals, this Nissan has shaken its frumpy image in favour of a much sharper design and cool tech.
The shiny details
Love or hate its name, that compact Nissan SUV with the strange badge is here to stay. And where I lamented the recent loss of identity by its bigger X-Trail sibling, this second-generation Qashqai is quite a handsome machine. Its first incarnation looked a bit… librarian.
‘n Moeilike keuse
Dubbel kajuit bakkies is besig om die Suider-Afrikaanse mark ietwat op sy kop te draai. Nie net vermeerder die aankope van nuwe Sports nut voertuie nie, maar ook die aankope van bakkies vir private gebruik. Nie meer word die bakkie gesien as net ‘n werks voertuig nie, maar eerder ‘n “twee-vliee-met-een-klap” voertuig, wat ook as ‘n familie voertuig kan dien. Maar wil almal noodwendig 4×4 ry?
New Micra sure to gain more market presence
With striking new looks and a refreshed interior design, the new Nissan Micra not only looks completely different from the previous model but promises improved ride quality, more space and better fuel economy. Ideal for the growing inner-city demand on cars. Here is what we think of the new Micra:
A bronzey SUV, lots of information in short paragraphs
What you need to know: I hope you don’t know me personally because you’re bound to have heard the following rant on repeat… I miss boxy, practical SUV’s. There weren’t many to start with, mostly the Nissan X-Trail and Land-Rover Freelander or Discovery, but all of them were instantly recognisable and incredibly practical.
A new bakkie, lots of information in short paragraphs.
What you need to know: I feel sorry for the Nissan Navara, don’t you? What used to be a big, powerful, albeit expensive bakkie is now mostly known for being the basis of the new Mercedes X-Class. And don’t people just go out of their way to tell you about it, as if nobody else knew, as if they’re imparting fresh gossip. Yawn.