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Nissan LEAF drivers racing towards one billion kilometres


The LEAF is Nissan’s first fully electric car and the owners of the LEAF are quickly approaching the one billion kilometres driven milestone.

As part of this accomplishment Nissan have created a number of animated stories, the first one being made around a Spanish taxi driver called Roberto San Jose. Roberto bought his LEAF in October 2011 and has covered 62,000 miles (100,000 km) making a large contribution to the aim of one billion LEAF miles. There are a number of other LEAF owners who have had these animations designed around them. Vito Mondelli, who resides in Bari in Italy decided to make a 100km trip to a charming town called Taranto. He was mocked by his friends as they didn’t believe he would make it in one charge of the LEAF’s electric engine, he proved them wrong. Nissan have also announced that they are making further animations based around Laura Farina, the first ever Nissan LEAF owner from Italy, and Sue Terry and Darren Golder from the United Kingdom. These animations describe how making the transition to an electric car has changed their lives for the better.

The LEAF being 100% electric leaves no trail of CO2 behind it when driving; you don’t have to pay congestion charges (London), road tax, of benefit-in-kind for businesses. With sat nav, rear view camera and climate control the LEAF is also not compromised of gadgets. The Carwings telematics SatNav system cleverly tells you the exact amount of energy that will be required to get to your desired destination, on top of this it also tells you where the nearest charging point it for increased ease of use. If its peace and comfort you are after look no further than the Nissan LEAF, at 21 decibels because the LEAF is 100% electric it statistically makes less noise than a crying baby (95db) and a ceiling fan (26db), ensuring you travel in comfort and silence.

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What Makes the New Qashqai 2014 the World’s Most Parkable Car?


To help position the highly anticipated 2014 Qashqai as the ultimate urbanvehicle, Nissan has boldly branded it as the “world’s most parkable car” – but is it? We think so!

The model’s new advanced Park Assist System, which is an add-on for the Around View Monitor, has the unique ability to measure the size of the open parallel parking space and then steer the car carefully into it.

Spaces only need to be 80cm longer than the car itself, with the driver only required to move the car forward and back in order to position it into even the tightest city parking spots. The system is also able to pick up moving objects and provide the driver with a 360 degree view of the space around them. Even bay parking is a breeze when activating the ‘helicopter view’ mode of the Around View Monitoring, which can detect the white lines of parking bays to steadily steer the car into position.

In addition, the new Qashqai is fitted with a high pressure water jet and compressed air nozzle to keep the rear view camera clean and clear so that it can be used effectively at all times.

Earlier this month the 2014 Nissan Qashqai was crowned Best Car of the Year as well as Best Small SUV by What Car?, adding further to its highly acclaimed reputation of being one of the most impressive and awaited cars of this year so far. Easy on the eye and easy to park, there’s no wondering why the Qashqai is currently the best-selling Nissan in the UK.

The new range of models includes the Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium and Tekna, with a choice of four turbocharged petrol and diesel engine options available withstop-start technology for improved fuel economy and low C02 emissions ratings.

The Smart Vision Pack can be added to the Visia and Acenta models and comes standard on Acenta Premium and Tekna models, featuring Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Front Collision Avoidance.

For more details and great deals on the new Nissan Qashqai, visit www.westwaynissan.co.uk.

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