Smiths Nissan Sends A Message to Rio 2016 Heroes

A stunning limited edition all-gold Nissan LEAF rolled into Peterborough this week as part of a nationwide celebration of Team GB’s triumph at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and to show support for the ParalympicsGB athletes as they represent the nation in Rio this month.

The specially commissioned version of the 100% electric LEAF visited Smiths Nissan in Sturrock Way as part of a celebratory tour organised by Nissan, the official automotive partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB.

And staff at the dealership used the visit to record their own message of congratulations for Team GB’s returning heroes and to send their best wishes to ParalympicsGB’s heroes in waiting.

The gold LEAF that visited Smiths Nissan was officially unveiled by legendary Olympian and Nissan brand ambassador, Sir Chris Hoy. An identical gold LEAF will be presented to all Nissan’s athlete ambassadors who win a gold medal in Rio in honour of their achievement. So far, recipients include the double gold winning gymnast, Max Whitlock and the rower George Nash.

David Smith, general manager of Smiths Nissan, said: “Everyone at the dealership has been glued to their TV screens throughout the Olympic Games as it really feels like we played some small part in it all. We are excited for even more British success as ParalympicsGB go on to compete in Rio this month.

“For that reason we were delighted to have the gold Nissan LEAF visit the dealership today and to be able to send our messages of congratulations and good luck to all of the athletes who make the country so proud.”