The Nissan Around View Monitor makes parking easier than falling-off a booby-trapped log.
The Nissan Around View Monitor makes parking easier than falling-off a booby-trapped log. But how? The system incorporates four, extremely wide angle, colour cameras. One is positioned at the front of the vehicle, one to its rear, and one to each wing mirror. These camera images can be shown - as a single picture - via a screen mounted to the dashboard. This creates a birds-eye view as if looking from above onto the roof. That, of course, helps motorists see white parking lines and obstructions such as booby-trapped logs. And there is more. Motorists can swap the combined four camera image for a single close-up perspective. This complements the guidance lines that help drivers judge angles.The Nissan Around View Monitor is available, as standard, on the Nissan X-Trail n- tec+. This trim costs from £25,790 (special offer) and also has: a key-less entry system, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and an electric panoramic roof. It has pleasing handling characteristics and excellent build quality too. That brings us to the forthcoming Nissan Qashqai 360 and Qashqai+2 360. These also have the Around View Monitor plus: gloss black roof rails, prominent alloys, and partial leather seats. All wrapped-up with family focussed practicality and a sky-high image. Now, please stay away from those logs.