It’s always important to keep your fleet manager happy, and one of the best ways to do that is to avoid unnecessary damage to your company car.
With that in mind, it might be worth looking at choosing a company car with one of the new breed of clever parking systems. One such car is the Nissan Qashqai 360, which now features the firm’s Around View Monitor as standard.
Utilising a set of four cameras, the system allows the driver to view a 360-degree area around the car. This means you’ll be able to see the parking space you’re aiming for, making the entire operation a whole lot easier.
As well as avoiding damaging your car, it’ll also help to prevent you from kerbing alloys. That’s another thing which fleet managers will look for when assessing your car for fair wear and tear when you hand the keys back at the end of your loan period.
You might be surprised to learn how big a problem parking damage can be. Statistics published recently by Accident Exchange, which monitored nearly 67,000 accidents over 24 months between July 2010 and July 2012, show the average cost of repairing car park damage is £1,428.
As well as the initial bill for repairing the damage, further cost increases are bound to come from insurance and car hire expenses.
On top of the Around View Monitor, the 360 comes with a touchscreen sat-nav and multimedia system, USB and iPod connections and Bluetooth connectivity. You also get roof rails for carrying extra luggage, a panoramic glass roof and privacy glass.
The 360 trim level replaces N-TEC+ in terms of price, yet comes with more standard equipment. It’s available in both five-seater Qashqai and seven-seater +2 variants.
P11d values for the Qashqai 360 start at £19,775. It is available to order now.
For a guide on other ways to keep your fleet manager happy, click here.