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Nissan Highlights at Paris Motor Show 2012

Nissan’s spectacular style and bold approach showed out at the Paris Motor Show 2012, with more great design delivered through pure innovation. Nissan exhibited an array of vehicles that offer a look at what the future holds for the brand. In 2011 Nissan had its best ever sales year, which was up 25% from 2010, they’ve also continued there success throughout this year.

Taking Nissan’s centre stage was the TeRRA concept car, its a dramatic designed four seater with Zero Emissions, its powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, with four wheel drive capabilities. The Terra uses  an in wheel motor technology, which means there is no central transmission tunnel this gives all four passengers a broad and unique view out of the vehicle. Nissan have also introduced bold new surfacing materials to the TeRRA and  given it a removable portable technology system for the driver display and infotainment systems.

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The NISMO road car programme also made its official launch at the Motor Show its a range of affordable yet highly advanced performance cars which are spearheaded by the New Juke NISMO, the range has been designed and developed by Nissan’s NISMO division in Japan. Powered by a 1.6-litre direct injection turbocharged petrol engine that drives the DIG-T model.  The Juke NISMO features a revised chassis and bespoke aerodynamics package which are designed to deliver an even more engaging driving experience.

Also back on French soil again was Nissan’s Deltawing, accompanied by it’s creator, Ben Bowlby. The Deltawing has been a favorite with fans at this years Le Mans and the team behind the racer declared last week that it had ‘unfinished business’, this was after it was unceremoniously shoved out of the famous endurance race in June, the Nissan DeltaWing is due to return to the event’s little brother Petit Le Mans.

The Juke Ministry of Sound also made an appearance, celebrating its ongoing partnership with the London-based clubbing and electronic dance authority Ministry of Sound. This special limited edition features a number of premium design enhancements and special features. The Juke Box also made an equally dramatic impact on the Nissan stand in Paris, this is a special commissioned Juke that has been dubbed the ‘world’s ultimate mobile sound system’. This sound system was built by the same audio team as the famous ‘box room’ at the Ministry of Sound night club.

The Pivo 3, also made its European debut, it showed a range of exciting technologies that provide an exciting vision of what the future holds for urban motabilty. This innovative zero emission concept has been built on its strengths, of its predecessors which adds more real world features such as Robotic Agent Interface (RAI) which is system that integrates the vehicles key technologies into one interface it also has Automated Valet Parking (AVP). Another clever technology included in the Pivo 3 is a facility which feed’s and store’s power back to the local electricity grid, when this is employed on a larger scale with other EV’s this will have the potential to balance electric demand and supply.

The Nissan Micra ELLE made an appearance at the Nissan stand too, this stylish special edition was developed with the world famous fashion magazine, ELLE. It comes with an intelligent Key for keyless entry and has a luxurious panoramic glass roof and chrome details. The ELLE comes in two stylish new colours and is available in a 1.2 litre petrol engine and a 1.2 supercharged DIG-S diesel engine.

The updated 370z Coupe and Roadster were also at the show showing off there updated exterior and interior styling. It has new colour options, and a new wheel design confirming that its still one of the best value sports car in the sector. The 370z also has a host of  improvements such as a new bumper with incorporated LED daytime running lights.

Finally, making its first appearance at a European motor show was the Nissan NV200 London and New York City Taxi’s cab, which confirms Nissan’s growing presence in the private hire sector. Launched in August, the NV200 London Taxi has been re-engineered to meet strict London licensing requirements. The London Taxi features a large five-seat passenger area, with a variable seating layout, it also has twin sliding doors for easy access.  Another key feature of the NV200 Taxi cab is it  has a bespoke steering set-up, which allows the vehicle to meet the required turning circle,  maximum of 7.6 metres.

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