Nissan organised its CARnival over the weekend, they invited their loyal customers and auto enthusiasts.
The Japanese automobile manufacturer held its Nissan CARnival at Buddh International Circuit. They brought to India two special cars that stole the show at their festival for cars.
Nissan organised its 2015 CARnival at the Buddh International Circuit. Present at the event was their Patrol, Leaf, Micra, Sunny and Terrano models that showcased their potential on the turf they are comfortable on.
The first vehicle at our disposal was the Patrol SUV, which sports a mammoth V8 engine. It was taken to a man-made off-road course to get a handle on the power and feel of the vehicle.
The Nissan Patrol is a luxury premium SUV, however, it seems at home taking on bumps and road undulations. The Japanese manufacturer is expected to launch the Patrol in India by year-end.
Also present at the event was their popular Terrano compact SUV. Participants were allowed to push the Terrano to its limits on the off-road circuit. Nissan had organised professionals to guide drivers all along the circuit.
Nissan's Terrano is a two-wheel drive, however, it managed to conquer the off-road terrain with relative ease. It wasn't like the obstacles were too difficult, it was setup for intermediate and first time off-roaders.
Nissan CARnival then headed to a more serious off-road track, which was meant only for their Patrol SUV. It was here that you could truly understand the potential of this mammoth sized machine.
This section tested Nissan's Patrol in every aspect—ground clearance, power and much more. The section had steep inclines, sand and trenches as well. The Nissan Patrol took care of all these situations without breaking a sweat.
It is not everyday that Nissan organises an event for their customers. They had a Sunny, which was at the disposal of entrants of the festival. There were spray paint cans that could be used on this vehicle and surprisingly you were awarded for your artistic side.
Nissan also showed off its zero emission vehicle, which is popular in European countries, called the Leaf. It is an electric vehicle that does not use petrol or diesel, thus, not polluting our fragile environment.
Electric vehicles are usually termed as boring vehicles, however, Nissan Leaf surprised us with its power and grip along the circuit. At no point was it boring and it felt just like any normal vehicle sans the noise and pollution.
Nissan also provided couple of laps in their Sunny sedan. The organisers had set up cones and prepared a tight circuit, which tested driver skills as well as vehicle potential. Just like that, several participants started competing with each other and begun pushing themselves to go faster.
The Micra hatchback was also present at the 2015 CARnival. These small cars really showcased their potential on the prepared track. None of these vehicles were modified or had anything done to them to make them extra competitive.
Nissan plans on organising this event regularly for their customers and four-wheeler enthusiasts. The CARnival was a huge success in 2015 and it is most likely to be organised next year as well. So if you would like to get behind the wheel of an exotic Nissan, keep an eye on us.