Nissan

Nissan has scored some huge sales success in the UK in recent years, thanks to its early adoption of SUVs. Indeed, the Japanese brand - which operates as one half of a partnership with Renault - led the family car charge towards soft-roaders with the original Qashqai. That car's successor, the 2014 What Car? Car of the Year, continues to be a sales smash.

The same can be said of the Nissan Juke, which continues to sell in huge numbers, despite the fact that it has been joined by countless rivals in the small SUV market.

The rest of Nissan's line-up is more patchy. The current Nissan Micra has struggled with poor interior quality and refinement, while the Nissan Pulsar, a conventional five-door family hatchback, is a much more complete offering but suffers against strong rivals like the VW Golf and Skoda Octavia. There's also the Nissan Note, a practical but slightly dull rival for the Ford Fiesta.

Nissan sells polar extremes at the fringes of its line-up, where the gruff 370Z and brutal, high-tech GT-R sports cars are joined by the all-electric Leaf, one of the pioneering EVs in the UK market.

Despite its Japanese HQ, Nissan is strongly committed to manufacturing cars in the UK. It has the biggest single car factory in the UK in Sunderland, where it makes the Qashqai, Leaf, Juke and Note.

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All Current Nissan cars

NameStarting fromTarget priceWhat Car? rating

Navara

£tbc£tbc Rated 3 out of 5
Nissan Caro

Pulsar

£13,940£12,810 Rated 4 out of 5
Nissan Pulsar

Note

£9,825£10,475 Rated 4 out of 5
Nissan Note

X-Trail

£16,570£20,251 Rated 4 out of 5
Nissan X-Trail

Juke

£13,015£13,719 Rated 2 out of 5
Nissan Juke

Leaf

£20,975£13,941 Rated 4 out of 5
Nissan Leaf

370Z

£26,920£26,110 Rated 2 out of 5
Nissan 370Z

GT-R

£54,440£78,050 Rated 4 out of 5
Nissan GT-R

Micra

£7,330£7,717 Rated 1 out of 5
Nissan Micra

Qashqai

£14,290£17,805 Rated 4 out of 5
Nissan Qashqai

Discontinued Models

NameWhat Car? rating

Cube

Rated 3 out of 5
Nissan Cube

Murano

Rated 2 out of 5
Nissan Murano

Pixo

Rated 2 out of 5
Nissan Pixo

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