A TRIO of Nissan LEAFs supplied by Benfield Nissan, now part of the Lookers Plc group, have yet again led the way in this year’s world-famous Morrisons Great North Run.
The 100 % electric cars supplied by the group’s Nissan dealerships in Newcastle and Gateshead, led from the front, playing a prominent role leading the 57,000 male, female and wheelchair elite athletes along the 13.1-mile route from Newcastle to South Shields.
Martin Watson, General Manager, Benfield Nissan, Gateshead, said: “It was a great honour, under our new ownership as part of the Lookers family, for Benfield Nissan to continue our support of this fantastic event and play such a pivotal role in this high profile event, which has come to symbolise the spirit and passion of the region.
“Dozens of members of the Benfield Nissan team took part in the run, cheering from the side-lines so it’s was a real thrill for the company to be at the heart of the action.
“We’re also delighted that the organisers put their faith in the impressive Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling 100% electric car built at the Nissan plant in Sunderland, which ensured the runners breathed in clean air en route and also allowed us to showcase the model’s immense practicality and reliability.”
Eric Wilkins, Chief Operating of the Great Run Company, said: “We are delighted that Benfield Nissan, under their new ownership, were able to continue their support of the Morrisons Great North Run both with their vehicles and their team of runners in what was again a spectacular weekend for the North-East of England.”