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Somerset dealer hands over first LEAF

May 20, 2011 • News • Views: 695

SOMERSET-based Nissan dealer F J Chalke has handed over their first LEAF to a customer. But the first customer was no ordinary punter – it was the founder of the Glastonbury festival. Michael Eavis accepted the keys from the Nissan dealership at a special event held at the Haynes

Top ten finish for GT-Rs in Germany

May 20, 2011 • News • Views: 532

IT was a top ten finish for all Nissan GT-Rs in last weekend’s fourth round of the FIA GT1 World Championship held at the Sachsenring in Germany. The pairing of Enrique Bernoldi and Warren Hughes, in the no.20 Sumo Power GT-R, finished as top Nissan in fourth, a place ahead of team-mates

Nissan posts operating profit of $6.2bn for 2010

May 19, 2011 • News • Views: 451

NISSAN has finished the 2010 financial year by posting an operating profit of $6.2bn. Global sales of Nissans reached a record-high level in 2010, with sales growing from 3.515m to 4.185m units, returning an overall global market share 5.8 per cent. In a year when the total industry volume was up

The Paul Willcox Blog: May 16, 2011

May 17, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 779

Over the last week, the team and I have been indulging ourselves at Silverstone’s fantastic new £27m pit complex. The brand-new facilities were extremely impressive and they even let us have some fun on the track. Silverstone uses some 370Z and GT-R models and we were set loose for some

Vertu announce profits up 22 per cent

May 14, 2011 • News • Views: 496

VERTU Motors – who hold Nissan franchises in Altrincham and Darlington –  has published its preliminary results and underlying profits are up 22 per cent. For the year ending February 28, 2011, profit before tax was 22 per cent and revenue was also up 22 per cent to £998.9m. The

Pendragon’s strong quarter one results

May 14, 2011 • News • Views: 545

PENDRAGON – which holds Nissan franchises under its Evans Halshaw arm –  has announced that its sales of new and used cars were up in quarter one – a trend it expects to keep up. Used car sales increased by 15.6 per cent in quarter one of 2011 compared to last year, while new car

Representatives for the UK chosen for GT Academy

May 13, 2011 • News • Views: 601

BRITAIN’S best console racers have competed head to head to win a chance to become a real life Nissan racing driver. After completing a series of races and challeneges on the Playstation game Gran Turismo 5, the two places to represent the UK at the international final went to 19-year-old

Nissan power wins Spa 1000kms race

May 12, 2011 • News • Views: 539

LAST weekend was not only a successful one for Nissan’s GT1 Championship interests, but also a memorable one for the firm’s Le Mans Series side, too. The Nissan-powered TDS Racing Oreca took the victor’s spoils at the 1000kms of Spa on Sunday, with Nissan power also taking second