Nissan celebrates 20 years of curry hook

Nissan is celebrating 20 years of its beloved curry hook.

If you don’t know what that it, don’t worry. It was given the name “curry hook” by the Brits who use the little hook in the passenger foot well to keep their curry upright on the commute home.

The dashboard hook first appeared on the Nissan Almera compact family hatchback in March 1996. It was quickly dubbed the ‘curry hook’ by media who recognised it was the perfect way to stop takeaway food from spilling into the car’s foot well.

Today, it remains a feature of the brand’s crossovers such as the Qashqai and X-Trail. All that’s changed is the location of the hook; it has moved from the dashboard to the boot.

Nissan’s engineers have put just as much thought into the latest Navara pick-up. For example, it features a 12-volt power socket in the dashboard’s upper storage tray – ideal for customers who have their own portable sat-nav device to stick to the windscreen. It means no potentially hazardous trail of wires across the facia, keeping the driving environment tidy and unobstructed. Cleverly, for customers who choose a Navara with an integrated sat-nav, the socket isn’t there.