Nissan were ahead of everyone ten years ago with the release of the unbelievably successful Qashqai. That set the tone for the next decade. Their line-up now consists of some very interesting and charming cars. In particular, the all-new Micra is an attractive and sporting looking super-mini that belies its rather dreary heritage. See below for all the latest text and video reviews of the Nissan range.
The new model has a range of 378km (235 miles) based on the NEDC test but the new more real-world motoring WLDT test indicates 270km (168 miles), a big improvement on the 190km (118 miles) for previous Leafs.
The Nissan Qashqai still remains the name most closely associated with the crossover movement, but with an endless supply of exciting new competitors, does it still deserve to be the benchmark?
John Quinn's frank and honest (and very entertaining) review of his 2012 Nissan Micra is the winner of our recent 'Review my Car' competition on Facebook.
And so we'll have the new electric Nissan LEAF by February. With the mood changing across motoring can it be the breakthrough model that switches greater numbers of people on to mainstream electric cars?
This new Leaf looks and feels like a larger car now even though it is only a bit longer, wider and lower and on the same platform as the current one.