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Advertorial: Fleet First - Nissan's commitment to the fleet sector

Nissan Fleet recognises the vital role fleet managers play, and how pressured the job can be. Which is why they are committed to providing all the information, offers and support fleet managers need, whenever they need them.

Of course, finding the right cars is most important of all. And with an enviable range that includes the ever-intelligent Primera, the ultra-stylish new Murano 4x4, the award-winning Micra and the acclaimed X-TRAIL, you can be sure Nissan have a vehicle to suit even the most demanding business. Even better, every Nissan model comes with a surprising array of features as standard, designed to make the driver's life easier and more comfortable than ever before.


ARRIVE AHEAD OF TIME WITH THE PRIMERA

While the Primera's contemporary exterior still looks as fresh as it did the day it first launched, new features and enhanced driveability make the car more attractive than ever before.

First up, the car now comes with a new version of Nissan's DVD Satellite Navigation system - worth £1,200 - as standard. This includes RDS TMC Traffic Avoidance, an intelligent device that evaluates traffic reports and re-plots your route to ensure you arrive ahead of time. Nissan have also introduced new mobile phone integration technology, and there's even a call answer button on the steering wheel for added safety.

Changes deeper inside the Primera include a fine-tuned chassis, giving the Primera improved handling whilst providing a more responsive and controlled ride - especially at high speeds. The steering also benefits from enhanced dynamics for a better feel, with sharper, more responsive directional changes.

To find out more visit www.nissan.co.uk/fleet


THE PATROL - RUGGED AND REFINED

First rolled out in 1951, the legendary Nissan Patrol was the first 4x4 to appear in the Nissan range, and has been popular ever since. The vehicle's appeal has now been enhanced by a whole arsenal of advances, most of which come as standard, putting it way ahead of the common herd.

Nissan have used the latest innovations in design to restyle the Patrol, giving it a more imposing front and a wider stance to enhance its already rugged 4x4 looks. The view from the front seats is much more contemporary too, with a new soft-touch central console, plus new seat designs and materials.

The 2005 Patrol is available in two grades. The S grade is the traditional 4x4, with a focus on functionality. With flexible seating enabling the transportation of large loads, it's a true go-anywhere workhorse. The SVE grade showcases the full extent of the 2005 Patrol - equipped with seven seats, and featuring leather upholstery as well as the latest in DVD satellite navigation technology.

Both models pack as powerful a punch as ever, with a 3.0l Di direct injection turbo diesel engine generating a hill-hopping 160hp with 380Nm torque. And with a mammoth towing capacity of 3,500kg, the Patrol is a real powerhouse.

But greater power doesn't mean greater running costs - Nissan's engineers have changed the final gear ratio to maintain fuel efficiency under extreme conditions.

To find out more visit www.nissan.co.uk/fleet


SHIFT YOUR SENSES INTO OVERDRIVE

The 350Z ROADSTER - a soft-top version of the acclaimed 350Z Coupe - is set to arrive on these shores next spring and is already causing quite a stir. And while the ROADSTER is absolutely breathtaking in appearance, with a roof which folds down in 20 seconds, underneath lurks a serious driver's car.

The twin exhausts have been specially tuned to coax an even more exhilarating sound from the 3.5 litre 280PS V6 engine. The chassis has been strengthened for even greater driving pleasure, and the aerodynamics have been adapted to ensure the 350Z ROADSTER has the best interior air-turbulence management in its class. Prices for the roadster will start at £26,000 on the road.

To find out more visit www.nissan-350z.co.uk


THE MURANO - SCULPTURE IN MOTION

The Nissan Murano, a fusion of 4x4 prowess and sleek, modern design, is also about to make its eagerly awaited UK debut.

Underneath its beautifully-crafted bonnet throbs an adapted version of the award-winning 3.5 litre V6 engine that powers the 350Z. Continuously Variable Transmission with a 6 speed manual option and ALL MODE 4x4 ensures the Murano has the power to tackle the toughest terrain, while its DVD Satellite Navigation with RDS TMC Traffic Avoidance system will take you via the quickest route.

Add to all that a colour rear-view parking camera and full leather interior, and it is clear why the Nissan Murano - launching in Spring 2005 for just under £30,000 on the road - is set to cause a storm.

To find out more visit www.nissan-murano.co.uk


THE PATHFINDER - A POWERFUL ALL-ROUNDER

The Nissan Pathfinder is geared towards drivers with an active family life. Powerful, agile and rugged, it has comfort and convenience hidden deceptively beneath its commanding exterior.

The Pathfinder is as happy assuming the role of the family's faithful 7-seater as it is carrying tools, luggage or sports equipment, thanks to its ingenious folding second and third rows of seating. And with ALL MODE 4x4 and ESP, the Pathfinder has impressive on-road capability without compromising its off-road prowess.

An all-new powerful and economical 2.5 litre common rail dCi engine will be available in either a 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic gearbox to suit all tastes. The Pathfinder hits the UK's streets - and fields, and dirt tracks- in spring 2005. It shouldn't be too hard to spot.

To find out more visit www.nissan-pathfinder.co.uk


THE MICRA - A DRIVER'S BEST FRIEND

The Micra SE oozes style from every angle, but the real treat begins when you get behind the wheel. One of the most driver-friendly cars on the market, the Micra is packed with the kind of features you'd usually only associate with much larger, more expensive cars.

For example, when within one metre of the Micra, the Intelligent Key unlocks the doors for you - letting the driver get in and start the car without having to take the key out of their pocket or bag. Then there are the Rain Sensing Wipers, which function automatically when they are needed, and Friendly Headlights - which the driver can set to stay on for a pre-selected time so that, on leaving the car, there is enough time to get indoors before the lights switch off.

Of course, the Micra SE also comes equipped with all the latest safety features including driver, passenger and side airbags, plus ABS and EBD. It's such a perfect package, that it's no wonder this car is a huge success.

To find out more visit www.nissan.co.uk/fleet


AWARDS CONFIRM NISSAN'S CLASS

Nissan is celebrating a stunning hat-trick, after the X-TRAIL, 350Z Coupe and Micra all picked up honours from Auto Express, the UK's biggest-selling weekly motoring magazine, at their annual awards in London.

The X-TRAIL was voted Best Recreational 4x4 for the third year running, with Auto Express editor David Johns confirming it as an emphatic victory. "The X-TRAIL has lost none of its power to impress. It's a well-rounded performer that leaves its rivals floundering."

In the Best Sporting Car category the 350Z Coupe took the laurels, after being described as offering "a thrilling driving experience." It's yet another in a string of awards for the car, which only went on sale last October.

Meanwhile, the Micra 1.5dCi saw off some stiff competition to triumph in the Best Compact Diesel category. The magazine's road testers saw the Micra as "the pick of the bunch", applauding its "fine dynamics", "cheeky styling" and "build quality".

So, whatever your fleet needs, visit www.nissan.co.uk/fleet

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