- More comfortable ride and sharper handling
- Reversing camera now colour
- DVD satnav gains Traffic Management Channel to help driver avoid traffic congestion – standard on more models
- More functions for the integrated mobile phone operation – standard on most models
- Tyre-pressure monitoring for T-spec
- New centre console with lidded box to house mobile phone cradle, a bin below for up to 8 CDs, new cup-holders and a new dashboard cubby hole
- In-dash 6CD autochanger
- New interior door trims with large, high mounted arm-rests and aluminium effect trim for the door-pulls and handles – new head-lining trim
- Dashboard display screen graphics easier to understand and brighter
- ‘Fine-vision’ instruments
- Two new exterior colours
Nissan’s Primera, the car that according to its advertising is a new form of intelligence, graduates at the Sunday Times Motor Show Live with a new and more luxurious interior, added technology including a unique traffic avoidance feature for its DVD satellite navigation system, and finer tuned ride and handling. The further qualified Primera has been designed, engineered and will be built in the UK. And it takes to the stage for the first time on Nissan’s stand at the UK’s biggest car show.
The interior upgrades are all about improving the perceived quality of the Primera. That’s the way the car feels when you first sit in it. Nobody’s ever questioned the long term durability of a Primera – it is a Nissan after all – but some thought it didn’t feel, oh, luxurious or expensive enough when you stroked it in a car showroom. Well, there shouldn’t be any complaints now. Especially as the upgraded Primera is likely to be priced from around £14,500 when sales start in July.
Few cars offer a rear-parking camera at any price. It’s a feature that’s certain to wow friends and potentially save you the cost, at the very least, of a rear bumper repair. Previously Primeras of SE status and above had a black and white dashboard mounted screen that showed what was going on to the rear of the car when reverse gear was selected. As part of the revisions to the Primera, the camera goes colour to give an even clearer view on the screen. And it will be standard on all but the S grade.