• More than 50,000 all-new Navara pickups sold in two years since November 2015
  • Navara’s segment share up from 11% in 2015 to 17% in 2017 YTD
  • #1 Asian pickup in 2017 YTD in three key Western European markets – UK, Germany and Sweden
  • Nissan has one of the widest LCV ranges in Europe, including zero emission e-NV200 van with new 40KWh battery
  • All Nissan LCVs covered by market-leading five-year pan-European manufacturer warranty
  • Fast-growing retail network provides a ‘one-stop shop’ for LCV customers
  • ‘Rolling chassis’ Navara and vans provide perfect base for bespoke conversions

Paris, France (November 21, 2017) – In the two years since it won the International Pickup Award 2016, more than 50,000 of the all-new Navara have been sold.

 

Over the same period the Navara’s share of the highly competitive one-tonne pickup segment has also increased significantly, rising from 11% in 2015 to 17% in 2017 YTD. That’s despite several new high-profile competitors.

 

Success has come right across Western Europe; in 2017 YTD (up to and including September), the Navara is the best-selling Asian pickup in the three key markets of UK, Germany and Sweden.

 

Furthermore, with demand in those countries focused primarily on performance and premium features, the Navara’s popularity with business and leisure customers is the perfect illustration of its ‘tough and smart’ position in the sector.

 

The Navara enjoys a very rich sales mix, with more than 80% of sales volume on the two highest grades – N-Connecta and Tekna. It’s a figure higher than most of its segment rivals.

 

The Navara features high levels of refinement, style, comfort and quality. It was developed to extend these characteristics – so closely associated with Nissan’s award-winning Juke, Qashqai and X-Trail crossovers – into the LCV segment for the first time. Pioneering technologies available on the Navara include Nissan’s Intelligent Around View Monitor camera system and Intelligent Emergency Braking.

 

Christophe Longo, General Manager, LCV Marketing & Product Planning, Nissan Europe, commented: “We were so honoured to accept the International Pickup Award for 2016. Jurors clearly recognised 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.”

 

The Nissan Navara’s tough and smart character is playing a part in determining which vehicle is the next holder of the International Pickup Award. Shortlisted models include the Alaskan – from Alliance partner Renault – and the Mercedes X-Class. This latter vehicle and the Navara are jointly developed by Mercedes and Nissan on a common chassis and powertrain architecture.

 

Nissan is setting the standard with its LCV range, which is one of the widest in Europe.

 

It includes the Navara, plus the game-changing 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 LCV line-up is completed by the NV200, NV300 and NV400 family of highly capable and versatile vans, plus the NT400 truck.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Nissan LCVs provide the perfect base for conversions across a wide range of industries. From camper vans and refrigerated transport to tipper trucks and multimedia broadcast units, versatility comes as standard with Nissan conversions, which cover 97% of the market by vehicle registration.

 

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Notes for editors

 

Nissan Navara

Launched late in 2015, the all-new Nissan Navara sets a new benchmark in the one-tonne pick-up sector. LCV media clearly agreed and honoured the Navara with the 2016 International Pickup Award (IPUA). Tough and smart, it combines the best of Nissan's leadership in the crossover segment – with cars such as the Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail – with more than 80 years and 12 model generations of experience in designing and manufacturing robust and practical pickups.

 

Available in Double Cab and King Cab body styles, the Navara is built around a robust ladderframe chassis. Enhancements over its predecessor model include five-link coil-spring rear suspension which provides enhanced dynamic performance and comfort over all terrains. Standard on Double Cab versions, it’s a first in the segment.

 

New levels of car-like refinement, style, comfort and quality come as standard on the Navara, with technologies not usually associated with the LCV segment. These include Nissan’s pioneering Intelligent Around View Monitor camera system and Intelligent Emergency Braking.

 

Nissan e-NV200

The e-NV200 combines the advanced powertrain technology and low running costs of the zero emissions Nissan LEAF hatchback with the practical cargo-carrying capabilities of the NV200. It will soon go on sale with a new, higher-capacity battery, boosting the official range by a further 100km to 280km.

 

Nissan NV200

The NV200 is Nissan’s compact van. Aimed at commercial buyers who want something smaller, smoother and more efficient, it’s the perfect combination of space, versatility, features, technology and value. Now sold in more than 40 countries, it has won awards all over the world, including International Van of the Year award in Europe.

 

Nissan NV300

Nissan’s mid-range van has proved hugely popular with business users since its debut at the Hannover Motor Show in 2016. Offering a highly flexible ‘office on the move’ work space up front, and a spacious and versatile load space behind, it’s the perfect tool for the job.

 

Nissan NV400

The NV400 has proven to be a front-runner in the heavy van and chassis cab market, thanks to its versatility, wide choice of models. It’s a highly efficient vehicle perfectly in tune with business users’ demands for a practical working van with low cost of ownership. The five-strong range of dCi diesel engines offers greater performance and more refinement than ever, with enhanced fuel economy and CO2 emissions.

 

Nissan NT400

The do-anything, go-anywhere NT400 truck boasts low running costs, two powerful and efficient engines and a compact cab-over-engine chassis. Versatility remains one of its core strengths, with the chassis suitable for an almost infinite number of conversions. Three of the most common –  tipper, box and drop-side – can be offered directly from factory and benefit from Nissan’s market-leading five-year / 160,000 km warranty.

 

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