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Why the Nissan Qashqai is right for your business!


The Nissan Qashqai Diesel Hatchback is a best seller in the UK. This SUV is affordable and looks decent too.

Let’s start with the inside. The interior of the car is clean, spacious and there is loads of space in the boot: 430 litres to be exact which if you fold the rear seats down can be extended to 1503 litres maximum.  The Nissan Qashqai is therefore ideal for someone who is frequently on the road. Everything has been finished with soft touch grip materials and the seats are comfortable to sit in.  The car can easily sit 5 people.








The Nissan Qashqai Diesel  Hatchback performs particularly well compared to competitors thanks to a stop/start system, crash diet and refined engine technology. It emits just 99g/km of CO2 and returns a staggering official economy of 74.3mpg.  What’s also good to know is that road tax is exempt and there is a low benefit in kind rate on this vehicle which making it a smart option for companies.

The car also features an Active Engine Brake function, which reduces jerkiness in the transmission when you lift off the throttle. Plus, the Body Motion Control constantly dabs the brakes to smooth out body movement over bumps. It works well and makes this car the ultimate all-rounder and a real asset to your business.

Why not get your business a Nissan Qashqai Diesel Hatchback Acenta? We have a limited offer running – get a Nissan Qashqai for just £148.00 pm ex VAT.

An exclusive interview with the Twig

We had an exclusive interview with The Twig he reveals his highlights of the week.

So Twig tell me about driving the Nissan Leaf?
I drove the Nissan Leaf for 3 days around the North West of England. The car itself drives very smooth and has actually got a lot of power especially if you take it out of eco mode. It is the first electric car I have driven and it met my expectations. The interior of the car is nice, seats are comfy and there is lots of space for passengers. There is also lots of boot space, ideal for big shoppers.












That’s sound really positive Twig, is there anything that you didn’t like about the car?
At the moment there aren’t fast charging points everywhere so if you run out of juice it could be a bit problematic, however the number of EV charging points is rapidly increasing all over the country.












How easy was the charging?
The charging itself is easy: plug it in, sit back and relax, especially with the fast charging points. You can charge the Nissan Leaf from 0% to 80% in 20 /25 mins. I would recommend charging it overnight at home. I would plug it in at 7 and the next morning it was fully charged. If you are out and about it is worth checking to see if there are charging points available (more information about the charging points can be found on the Nissan website)

What did you like about this whole trip?
I loved the attention of the wider public; everyone was really interested in the car and I also got asked on a date! Driving around Manchester and Blackpool in the Nissan Leaf was absolutely brilliant.













Would you recommend the Nissan Leaf to your friends?
Yes I would definitely recommend it to my friends. The charging is cheap (£2 -£4) and you can drive about 120 miles with this, it’s obviously a lot cheaper than petrol. If you are living/working in a town/city and do about 20-30 miles a day this car is perfect.


Are you thinking about a Nissan Leaf? Why not get it from CVSL! More information here.


Nissan Leaf Hatchback Review

If you’ve been keeping up to date on all things CVSL over the past few days you would have undoubtedly noticed our very own ‘Twig’ anonymously journeying through the North West of England.

For such an expansive journey, a special car is needed. Step forward the Nissan Leaf.

Since Monday, the Twig has been pushing the brand new Leaf’s electric range to the limits. Featuring a top speed of 87mph and a maximum range of 124 miles after full charge, this car is seemingly perfect for city living.

The Leaf has enough room inside to be considered a proper family car and while costing pennies to run, the electric car represents premium value for your money, especially if leased.

The car’s performance is punchy, easy to drive and feels much faster than it’s touted to be.


The suspension does a good job of absorbing all the bumps along your drive and another advantage of electric power, aside from a faint whirr when you pull away, you won’t hear a peep from the motor.

Economically, the tailpipe emissions are zero so you won’t pay any road tax and the car has scored the full five stars in crash tests conducted by the Euro NCAP.

Overall, the Leaf offers a smooth driving experience that is even more affordable if leased.

To experience your very own Nissan Leaf for unbeatable prices, visit the CVSL website for the all-latest offers:

And make sure to follow the Twig across Facebook and Twitter as he tours Blackpool throughout today and the Peak District tomorrow!

The ‘How to’ Guide for charging your electric car


In aid of the Twigs ‘Nissan Leaf’ excursion across the North West of England, we are here to show you how to charge your very own electric car.

An extensive charging network has been rolled out across the UK in the last 2 years, populating homes, public areas and service stations.

Publicly accessible charge points can be found in locations such as on-street, shopping centres and car parks. Charging your car from 0 – 100% will cost approximately between £2 and £4.












Research has shown that most charging will take place overnight at a conveniently located home charge point but the idea of having to charge your electric car at a public point can be a daunting one.

Luckily we have included a simple step-by-step guide to public charging points below:

Step 1 – Locate the nearest public charge point using a charge point map.

Step 2 – Park your car in the dedicated electric car parking spot next to the charge point.

Step 3 – Present your access card to the charge point reader.

Step 4 – To start charging, connect the cable to the charge point and then to your car. A full charge will take 2-6 hours depending on your battery and charge status.

Step 5 – To end charging hold the access card to the charge point reader

Step 6 – Disconnect the cable from the car and then from the charge point.


Fast charging

Faster charge points can be found at service stations and roadside cafés to cater for those on longer journeys. An 80% charge from zero can be achieved in approximately 25 minutes.


Step 1 – Remove the connector from the fast charge point by pushing the button on the connector.

Step 2 – Insert the connector into the vehicle socket. Follow the onscreen instructions to charge your vehicle.

Step 3 – Red light indicated charging has started.

Step 4 – Electric car will now be charging at fast charge.


Make sure you visit the CVSL website for the latest offers on your very own Nissan Leaf:  

CVSL is proud to introduce you to the “The Twig”

Here at CVSL we have got some exciting times ahead! We would like you to meet our newest team member: the Twig. The Twig loves everything green!  He lives around the Manchester area (we can’t reveal his address as we know that he has got a lot of fans!) and drives a Nissan Leaf. The Twig absolutely loves his Nissan Leaf Car and is taking his car out of for a challenge.

About his Nissan Leaf
the Nissan Leaf is a 100% electric vehicle driven by lithium-ion batteries that are more durable than traditional lead acid batteries. Electric cars are the future as they are environmental friendly and have zero emissions.  It will also save you money as you don’t need to fill up on petrol anymore. No wonder why “The Twig ” loves his Nissan Leaf!
Watch this space for more updates on “The Twig “and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook.