face among the Japanese superpowers, Nissan got itself embedded in the UK from
an early date and consequently feels rather British. From what was once a
caterpillar of worthy minicabs has sprung a butterfly of inventive, attractive
modern cars with loads of character. Worth a snoop.
£26,995 - £36,495
The 370Z is a performance car bargain. You would have to spend almost double to get close to its ability, and you probably wouldn’t have as much fun.
£74,480 - £84,480
Nissan’s finest hour. And quite possibly the fastest car in the world to drive across country.
£12,995 - £22,600
A small crossover with a 4x4 option, the Nissan Juke follows what the Murano and Qashqai started.
A most unlikely new hatch, but Nismo engineering means the hot Juke crossover is unexpectedly good.
Takes the Prius concept a step further. Pure electric and easy to live with, the Leaf just works. Expensive though.
£7,995 - £13,750
may be on the long side, but you wouldn’t kick this cute little babe out of
bed. Properly developed and surprisingly sprightly to drive. Cheeky chic.
£11,300 - £14,525
Not true to recent Nissan inventiveness, it’s just a re-hashed Renault Modus. Not quite as thrilling as an over-boiled potato.
£32,445 - £35,715
another SUV? Yes, but we don’t hear you complaining when Land Rover does it. At
which point you mention that this is no Discovery. Argument duly won.
£16,595 - £26,045
Not quite a full 4x4 but more than a humble hatchback - the Qashqai has carved out a nice little niche.
£25,880 - £30,975
Good behaviour on and off-road, plus solid engineering, but it’s starting to feel old.