Whether it’s coping with the credit crunch or the crunch of snow beneath your feet, Nissan has a range of deals to warm the cockles of your heart this winter.
First off is a handy 3 year servicing deal on all Note models for just £299, or if you prefer, a 0% finance deal with a 30% deposit. Both are available to customers for the next three months. The unconventional Note MPV offers the comfort and practicality of a C-segment car matched to the agility and easy driving qualities of a supermini. There are four trim levels: Visia, Acenta, Acenta R and Tekna, plus 88 PS 1.4 litre and 110 PS 1.6 litre petrol engines and an 86 PS 1.5 litre dCi turbo diesel to choose from.
The QASHQAI crossover has been exceeding all sales forecasts since its launch in March – production at the Sunderland plant was increased by 20% in June and by the end of November, 17,554 had found customers in the UK alone. Customers are being attracted to its combination of a strong, distinctive design which sits between a traditional hatchback style and a more robust, elevated SUV shape.
Now, models featuring the All-Mode four-wheel drive system, which ensures drive is transferred instantly to the wheels with most grip to provide enhanced security in the current slippery conditions, are available with 3 years 0 per cent finance with a 30 per cent deposit. There’s a choice of either a 140 PS 2.0-litre petrol engine or a 150 PS 2.0-litre diesel unit.
Alternatively, you can choose a QASHQAI of your choice, including all two-wheel drive models, through Nissan’s own personal contract plan known as Preferences with a low rate finance of 5.9% APR.
If sure footed ability during the poorer weather conditions is what you want but need further storage / passenger space than the QASHQAI can offer then Nissan is also providing 3 years 0 per cent finance, with a 30% deposit, on the range topping 4x4 Aventura grades of the Pathfinder, Navara and X-TRAIL.
The low monthly payment scheme ‘Preferences’ is also available on the new X-TRAIL offering a low rate of 5.9 per cent APR over a choice of 2 or 3 years. And, the company will even throw in £1000 towards your deposit.
The elegant Micra hatchback has just undergone a revamp for 2008 with changes to the styling, additions to the equipment list and a new grade structure – adding even further to its value-for-money proposition. On top of that, between now and the end of March, customers can choose to buy the two Micra flagship models powered by the 110 PS 1.6-litre engine using a 3 years 0 per cent finance deal. The pocket ‘street racer’ Micra 160 SR offers sub-10 second acceleration to 62 mph, stiffer suspension and group 6 insurance, and is as handy about town as it is chuckable through corners. The Micra Active Luxury on the other hand is aimed at stylish, city-living small car buyers looking for a taste of contemporary luxury and prestige in their cars.
For those thinking ahead to warmer weather, there are also deals to be had on the elegant Micra C+C. Again, 0 per cent finance is offered over a 3 year period on all models with the exception of the entry-level Visia grade. Prices start at £14,400 for the 1.6-litre Acenta rising to £15,645 for the range-topping 1.6-litre Active Luxury model.
The C+C’s folding hard top offers the option of fresh air for the hardy, and a snug, cosy cabin insulated against the elements for the rest of us. And even with the roof up, the thermally-insulated C-VIEW glass panel means you can make the most of those classic crisp winter days. If the sun gets a little too bright then there’s always a retractable sunblind that can be pulled across.
All the above offers and others are available now until the 31st March 2008.Published 27 December 2007