In addition to the unique CVT gearbox, "Birdview" satellite navigation, leather upholstery, air-conditioning and a seven-speaker Bose audio system will all be standard equipment on the Murano.
The main feature of the 350Z Roadster is its automatic roof which takes less than 20 seconds to raise or lower. It’s very simple to operate. With the ignition on, the car in neutral and your foot on the brake, you simply release a latch on the roof and hold down the button on the dash. When lowered, the roof folds away under a lightweight tonneau cover in front of the boot lid. It’s the same simple operation to raise the roof. Closing the latch operates a triple locking system which secures the roof to the windscreen header rail in three places.
Standard equipment on the 350Z Roadster is identical to its coupe twin but with an additional option unique to the new model: Alezan leather and ventilated net seats available on the ‘GT Pack’.
When the order books open on 15 October, customers will have to go into their local Nissan dealership where the features of each car can be more comprehensively explained. When the order is placed, a deposit of £2000 is handed over and a number in the waiting list is allocated by head office. The customer will be sent a confirmation of his or her order and will also receive regular updates from Nissan about the progress of their car.
Don’t forget, when Nissan opened its order books for the 350Z coupe last year, all 450 cars were sold out in 58 minutes. So, don’t be surprised if you see a row of tents appearing outside Nissan dealerships across the country in early October.Published 2 October 2004