The Paul Willcox Blog: April 8, 2011

April 9, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1527

WHEN we started this year we were under no illusions as to how tough things could be. The economy may have started to show some green shoots of recovery, but austerity measures from government were set to kick in and the SMMT had warned the car sales environment would be difficult. That’s

Update on Japan Earthquake and UK manufacturing

April 7, 2011 • News • Views: 920

NISSAN has announced that due to the recent Japan earthquake and an ‘interruption to the normal supply of components’, the firm is introducing three non-production’ days at its Sunderland plant. The three days will be 26, 27 and 28 April, and Nissan insists that the effect on

Nissan posts strong March sales figures

April 6, 2011 • News • Views: 1305

MARCH proved to be a strong month for Nissan dealers, the SMMT’s latest registration figures out today reveal. Nissan dealers sold just shy of 17,000 cars in March – up 14.69 per cent on March 2010 – with year-to-date figures showing that 25,000 Nissans have found homes so far in

14 LEAFs take part in national survey

April 5, 2011 • News • Views: 903

THE experiences of 14 people driving LEAFs for six months could see more customers walking into Nissan dealers, intent on experiencing EV motoring. 14 people – made up of five individuals, three local authorities, three businesses, and three Nissan employees – will be driving their

Tesco launches used car website

April 4, 2011 • News • Views: 1117

SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has confirmed rumours and launched a used car sales website this weekend. Last week suspected partner Carsite put up an ‘undergoing maintenance’ notice on its website. But by Saturday, however, the website no longer worked and instead all its

Conventional rentals for LEAF customers

April 4, 2011 • News • Views: 1100

NISSAN considered a rental concept to allow LEAF owners to drive a ‘normal car’ for longer journeys when needed. The scheme – similar to Peugeot’s Mu concept which allows owners to chop and change their cars depending on their needs – didn’t get the green light because the manufacturer

Press drive Nissan LEAF in shopping centre

March 31, 2011 • News • Views: 1745

NISSAN held its press launch for the LEAF this week – and took over a Milton Keynes shopping centre. The event saw journalists ‘treated’ by Nissan doctors and nurses in the LEAF Clinic. There they were weaned off petrol, shown the dangers of eating too much junk food purchased at petrol

The Paul Willcox Blog: Welcome

March 31, 2011 • Blog, News • Views: 1390

WHAT a conference! Last week we held our Nissan Dealer Conference at The O2 and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Overall I was extremely pleased with how it went and it was great to hear from many of you as to how much you – and your better halves – …