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Thursday, May 04, 2017

Nissan Philippines enters premium van segment

MANILA -- Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) continues its growth momentum as it closes off the first quarter with a record of 5,277 units sold, the highest performance for the brand since the year 2000.

To sustain this performance, NPI enters a new segment this 2017 with the launch of the new Nissan Urvan Premium.

“The past year has truly been phenomenal for the brand. And we have been able to continue this performance, beating our own sales record in March, by selling 2,094 units. Our core models have also performed well in the past quarter, especially the sales of our NV350 Urvan,” said Ramesh Narasimhan, NPI president and managing director.

“The NV350 Urvan sold a total of 1,651 units, accounting for 31% of our sales for the first quarter of the year. And now, we continue to grow the business by entering a new segment, with the launch of the Nissan Urvan Premium.”

Sophisticated Design

At first glance, the new Nissan Urvan Premium gives off a striking appearance. Design features like a V-shaped angled strut grille, sharper head lamps, and dynamic character lines on the front and side adds to the style of the new Nissan Urvan Premium. The modern look of the vehicle is enhanced by the elimination of the side roof drip channel, as well as the rich surface expression around the wheel opening, coupled with a longer wheelbase, and a shortened overhand.

Inside, suede-like tricot fabric covers the new, individually mounted seats. Adding a touch of class to the new Nissan Urvan Premium is the improved headlining fabric that comes in gray, suede-finished material. Complementing these premium design touches is a two-tone dashboard that gives the impression of a wider, roomier front cabin.

Premium Comfort

The new Nissan Urvan Premium is designed with the comfort of both passenger and driver in mind. Its wider and higher body, measuring at 5,230mm in length and 2,285mm in height, allows customers to take on long drives with ample leg and head room.

A new seating configuration, which features four rows of seats in the rear cabin, also makes the new Nissan Urvan Premium capable of carrying up to 15 passengers, while still having enough space to store luggage. And to keep everything cool and comfortable, 14 individual air conditioning vents are positioned along each seat of the new Nissan Urvan Premium rear cabin.

Enhanced Convenience

Entering and exiting the new Nissan Urvan Premium has also become easier for passengers, as it features an extended sliding door opening height of 1,580mm, as well as a Door Closure Assist. The Door Closure Assist allows passengers to close the vehicle firmly without exerting too much effort. Adding to the convenience are a rear step board, rear ingress/egress grips, and a hand rail upon entering the vehicle.

Powerful Drive

Powering the Nissan Urvan Premium is a high-torque 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine, the same powerplant used in the award-winning Nissan Navara pick up. With a torque of 356 Nm, this leads to a faster, smoother take-off and acceleration and greater power on tap. Enhancing the ride are safety features such as dual front airbags and seatbelts, load tensioning valve, anti-lock brake system, brake assist, child safety lock, and front fog lamps.

Convenience in Ownership

Aside from design enhancements, the convenience of the new Nissan Urvan Premium extends to ownership. The new Nissan Urvan Premium’s cost of maintenance is significantly lower than other vans in the same segment. It is also the first in the industry to offer warranty coverage for business use, allowing customers to have their vehicle serviced for the first 3 years or 100,000 km whichever comes first, at no additional cost.

Designed with an eye for comfort, convenience, and stylish good looks, the new Nissan Urvan Premium promises to take every journey higher.

The new Nissan Urvan Premium will be available in Manual transmission by June 2017, in all Nissan dealerships nationwide. It will be available with an SRP of P1,6940,000 (FOB Davao) and will come in Alpine White, Black Obsidian, and Tiger Eye Brown. For more details, visit www.nissan.ph.

Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on May 05, 2017.

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