Nissan says by showing the car so far ahead of its UK introduction in January, the company can decide the final specifications, engine line-up and even suspension settings. But no one will be able to drive the car - not even Nissan fleet sales director Kevin McNally. However, he expects visitors to the stand to be impressed with the new Primera's styling. He said: 'I'm expecting everyone who leaves our preview to say 'I want that car'.'
McNally and his staff will be on hand to show guests around the new Primera and its hi-tech features, including a DVD navigation system and rear parking monitor. Feedback from the Fleet Show will help Nissan decide UK pricing and exact range line-up. But the company has confirmed there will be a four-door saloon and estate at launch, with a UK-designed hatchback joining the range later. There will be a choice of 1.8- and 2.0-litre petrol engines plus a 2.2-litre diesel.
To book tickets for Fleet Show 2001, call the hotline on 0870 429 4376 or log on to the show website at www.fleetshow.com