Reporting from the International Pick-up Award test trials in Bucharest, Romania last week, Nissan announced that in the two years since it won the International Pick-up Award 2016, more than 50,000 units of the all-new Navara have been sold. Over the same period the Navara’s share of the highly competitive one-tonne Pick-up segment has also increased significantly, rising from 11% in 2015 to 17% in 2017 YTD. That’s despite several new high-profile competitors entering the segment.
Success has come right across Western Europe; in 2017 YTD, the Navara is the best-selling Asian Pick-up in the three key markets of UK, Germany and Sweden.
Christophe Longo, General Manager, LCV Marketing & Product Planning, Nissan Europe, commented: “We were so honoured to accept the International Pick-up Award for 2016. The jurors clearly recognised that the Navara’s exceptional blend of tough performance and smart technology put it at the top of the class, and customers across Europe have agreed with them.”
Nissan boasts one of the largest Light Commercial Vehicle ranges in Europe. Models include the Navara, plus the e-NV200 van, the world’s first 100% electric LCV. It will soon be available with a new, higher-capacity 40kWh battery, capable of delivering more than 100km of extra range compared to the current 24kWh version. The official range (NEDC) of the Nissan e-NV200 40kWh battery is 280km.
The Nissan LCV line-up also includes the NV200, NV300 and NV400 family of highly capable and versatile vans, plus the NT400 truck (formerly known as the Cabstar).
“Designed to cater for a variety of uses and industries, Nissan’s LCVs are all about smart thinking and versatile use. All vehicles provide cleverly-designed and easy-to-use cargo spaces, a comfortable cabin environment suited to long hours behind the wheel, the latest technological features and low cost of ownership,” he added.
Nissan’s confidence in the quality of its LCVs is underlined by its market-leading warranty – a five-year 160,000 km (100,000 km on e-NV200) pan-European, manufacturer-provided policy that’s fully transferrable to second and subsequent owners. Across Europe, Nissan has network of around 2,000 LCV retailers, with knowledgeable staff who can help business users select the correct vehicle for their needs. These showrooms are now a convenient ‘one-stop shop’ for every van, truck and Pick-up customer, and there are plans to grow the network further.