Nissan has reorganised the Primera range which, until September, will start from £13,995.
The UK-built Primera now benefits from a stiffer bodyshell and sharper steering, plus new ‘fine-vision’ instruments, steering-wheel and door trims.
Three engines are offered – 1.8 and 2.0-litre 16v petrols plus the recently introduced 2.2-litre 138PS dCi – and it’s available as either a hatchback or estate – the saloon is no longer being offered in the UK.
The 1.8S starts the range off, normally priced at £14,600 although available for £13,995 until September. The S is part of the summer-long ‘Extras’ promotion so adds 16″ alloy wheels and a colour rear view parking camera to existing features like automatic climate control and all-round electric windows.
Next up, the SX costs £650 more than the S. It too has a colour rear view camera but adds 17″ alloy wheels, cruise control, rain sensing wipers, auto dim rear view mirror, a six CD autochanger, premium audio and Mode seat trim.
The SE goes up in price by £50 but now includes DVD satellite navigation system with the new Traffic Management Control function worth £1200. The electric sunroof is no longer standard, but the SE gains cruise control and colour rear view camera instead.
The one-from-top SVE increases in price by £250, but gains leather seats (heated and electrically adjustable in the front), xenon headlights with wash function, a colour rear view camera, cruise control and a six CD autochanger.
The range topping T-spec gains colour rear view camera and tyre pressure monitor, in addition to the intelligent cruise control of the 2.0-litre, metallic paint and electronic stability programme of both engines. The 2.0-litre is now only offered with Nissan’s M-CVT automatic transmission for £20,150 – that’s £650 less than before. Or for the same price, the 138PS dCi is available. Estate versions of these and indeed every Primera add £1100.