Let’s get going:
The so-called boring replacement to the Juke. Personally I prefer the looks of this over the Juke, but whatever.
Déjà vu! Just like the two different Tiidas, the Indian Kicks is actually running on a different platform from the Kicks sold elsewhere, using a Dacia platform, with great lengths to make it look the same. The Indian Renault Captur also shares this distinction. The easiest way to tell the difference for me is the wing mirrors attached to the door (which I’m convinced are the same units from the Captur) instead of the A-pillar and an overall wider body.
Presumably due to Europe’s higher tolerance to weird, the Juke does very well there, so they’re keeping it for a second round. And it went from quirky, to quite good looking, while still keeping that Juke essence.
This is a rebadged Dacia Duster, which I guess will be succeeded by the Kicks, yet is still here. The Terrano name has a weird history, originally being the name of the Pathfinder outside North America, and a smaller version called the Terrano II was launched in Europe. But it’s now attached to this completely unrelated model, several sizes down.
The previous gen was originally known as the Dualis in Japan and Oceania due to it’s infamously difficult name, but eventually I guess they went “fuck it”. However they do call it the Rogue Sport in America, which makes sense, considering how indistinguishable it looks from the Rogue.
I’m quite fond of the previous boxy X-Trails, but the new one is essentially a 7 seater Qashqai, yet the 7 seats are an option. Merged with the American only Rogue.
Its a CUV.
A Navara based, body-on-frame 7 seater SUV primarily targeted at Asia. It replaces the Xterra, but why the slight name change?
For whatever reason, every generation so far, the Pathfinder flip flops from unibody to body-on-frame. I hope they flip one more time, cos this ain’t it.
Patrol / Patrol Y62 / Patrol Royale / Armada
Nissan’s long running big body-on-frame Land Cruiser rival.
In North America, a restyled version is sold as the 2nd gen Armada, which the first gen was essentially a bigger Pathfinder.
Although they still sell the previous generation. The Middle East is the only place you can get the SUV, it was discontinued in Oceania a few years back under the name Patrol Y51.
Despite that, in many nations such as most of Africa, the pickup is still available.
Back to the Middle East, it is available with a ton of awesome offroad versions!
AND THEY BROUGHT BACK THE 3 DOOR! HF2E/B84H$%NKJA!!
Nissans cute little Kei van! Formerly known as the Nissan Clipper, its a rebadged Suzuki Carry. Interestingly enough the previous, previous gen look newer as they added the V-motion grille, but is nowhere to be found here. The NV100 Clipper is a cargo van, with the NV100 Clipper Rio being the passenger version.
Nissan’s commercial vehicle naming scheme goes, NV for vans, NP for pickups and NT for trucks, followed by a multiple of 50 denoting placement in the lineup. To not lose all that precious heritage, for some models the old names are used as a suffix, hence NV100 Clipper.
And likewise, this used to be named the Nissan AD, a cargo van that is also sold as the Mitsubishi Lancer Cargo and formerly the Mazda Familia Van, with obviously no mechanical relationships to the deceased cars they share their names with. They look real weird with the obvious Nissan V-motion grille.
Remember how this was gonna be the next yellow cab and hackney carriage? With a widebody apparently?
Americans don’t get passenger or electric versions though.
The NV250 is a rebadged Renault Kangoo (which is an amazing vehicle, may I add), which competes in the same segment as the NV200. So why does this exist? Well in Europe and Japan, production of the petrol and diesel NV200s have been stopped, leaving only the e-NV200 to be sold, with the NV250 filling in the gap in Europe. Seems unnecessarily complicated to me.
Naturally, Nissan has a history of rebadging Renault commercial vehicles, this here is a Renault Trafic. And yet, despite being partners and all, they always take like a year or two to announce their version, compared to the Opel/Vauxhall version which are announced nearly simultaneously to the Renaults. Granted that whole Opel wont be an issue soon anymore, but its weird.
NV350 Caravan / NV350 Urvan / NV350 / Urvan
Nissan’s cabover van, originally known as just the Caravan in Japan, and the Urvan everywhere else.
Once again, rebadged Renault, this time the Renault Master. I’m not entirely sure why, but the Nissan vans never seem to be as popular as their Renault and Opel/Vauxhall variants.
NV1500 / NV2500 HD / NV3500 HD / NV Passenger
These seem to get alot of hate, but I quite like them. I think it’s one of the last body-on-frame van along with the Chevrolet Express/GMC Savana, and unlike those vans, it’s not an antique. And its got strong boxy styling to match, while still unashamedly a van.
This is a rebadged Dacia Logan Pick-Up only for South Africa, a dying breed. Straight from 2008, the regular 4 door Logan used to be sold as the Nissan Aprio in various nations, but has since been discontinued.
They tried naming this the NP300 Navara, to bring it into the new naming scheme but they reverted back to just Navara in most markets, and I’m not entirely sure why.
Why do emerging nations have a newer Nissan pickup than America? Still I respect it as a simple no-frills small truck, that I’m sure has its place in the market, and yet people complain that this is too old. In Mexico, this is sold alongside the new one in PRO-4X trim only.
But if we’re talking old, you can’t beat the South African Hardbody, which dates back to 1997.
Come on Nissan? You couldn’t have named this the NP1500 Titan or something? It’s your naming scheme. Whatever. Sadly only the crew cab versions remain now.
And the heavier duty XD version, that isn’t called Titan HD because it slots partway between a half ton and three-quarter ton class. Shame the Cummins diesel that was such a big selling point is gone.
I guess this a truck? Pretty self-explanatory, the truck version of the NV100 Clipper van.
The Atlas is a re-engineered Isuzu Elf, a truck which has also been badged as many things, including as a Chevrolet, GMC, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Renault.
This is very confusing, but what I think happened, is that Nissan re-engineered the Isuzu Elf to create the Atlas. And than relatively recently, Isuzu discontinued the regular Elf, and rebadged the Nissan Atlas as the Isuzu Elf 100, which looks real weird. And than, Nissan renamed it from the Atlas F24 in Japan, to the Atlas Gasoline because...
The diesel versions of the Atlas have been discontinued, and to replace it, the previous gen Nissan Atlas came back just this year, (a rebadged older-gen Isuzu Elf, which Isuzu never stopped selling). You got all that? Yeah, me neither.
For a bit bigger, you could get the NT450, which is also confusingly called Atlas.
Nissan has one solitary coach, and it dates back to 1999. It seems kinda random.
The previous, previous gen Slyphy continued to be sold alongside the previous gen Slyphy in China as the Slyphy Classic, and Russia as the Almera until 2018.
We can’t talk about discontinued Nissans without the ol’ Mexican Tsuru, the 1990 Sentra sold until 2017.
The NV150 AD was also available as a passenger version called the Wingroad, but was discontinued in 2018. It never got it’s commercial counterpart’s facelift.
This was a rebadged Renault D-Truck for Europe, discontinued due to low sales, which couldn’t justify emissions regulation changes.
And that was Nissan’s global lineup. Here’s hoping this decade will be the year of the Nissan comeback.