Nissan Disagrees with Top Gear
For those of you who are not familiar with Jeremy Clarkson from the BBC series Top Gear he's known for his brutal honesty and not holding back when he reviews cars he dislikes. However, not all his reviews are accurate when it comes down to it.
Clarkson recently reviewed the Nissan Leaf. Along with the rest of Nissan's upcoming line, Clarkson said it was all too "boring." The people at Dick Scott Nissan in Canton, MI disagree, as does Nissan PR.
Nissan PR chief Tom Barnard complained to Top Gear that Clarkson's review contained "inaccuracies", adding they were focused on the presenters' comments about battery life.
"The presenters' suggestion that the Leaf battery would be scrap after three years is plain wrong," Barnard wrote.1
"Other than that part we actually quite liked the review. They said lots of good things about the Leaf. But other media - who love to hate Top Gear it seems - leapt on this and said we had been moaning about the whole feature. There's a reason we feel passionately about the Leaf," he wrote. "We feel we need to be first with EV technology, even if it means we have to take a few punches at the beginning."2
Many Top Gear viewers have a love-hate relationship with Jeremy Clarkson. Some love his candor and humor, while others feel is doesn't actually review the cars, only trashes them. So, what do you think of Top Gear's host, and the new Nissan line up?