Nissan trucks for sale in the Philippines
Nissan is a Japanese brand of automobiles that produces passenger and commercial vehicles. The automaker is currently the seventh largest car manufacturer in the country. It is also one of the first car companies to enter the Philippines.
In the global arena, Nissan is currently the sixth largest car company in the world based on sales and annual production and is behind only powerhouses such as Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford. It was founded by Masujiro Hashimoto back in 1911 as the Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works. Three years after it released its first automotive product called the DAT.
Technology and innovation
Nissan has a handful of technological advancements under its belt. A number of their current vehicles, for example, use the new chassis control which improves driving experience through additional features. Technologies such as active engine brake supports the driver by coming up with its own engine braking system, thus reducing the burden when braking or cornering.
In the autonomous car prototype department, Nissan has been one of the strongest innovators of this technology through their flagship all-electric car- the Nissan Leaf. The Japanese car developer has also put in place an in-wheel motor in the Leaf. By placing a motor adjacent to the car’s wheels, it offers better driving stability and responsiveness.
Popular Nissan truck models
Nissan has a wide range of commercial vehicles for delivery and paid passenger purposes. For decades, the brand has established itself as a reliable partner to small and medium scale businesses through its automotive products that offer both versatility and reliability. Some of their popular commercial vehicle lines include:
The Nissan Bongo is a passenger van whose platform was originally developed by Mazda. Some of its variants also include pickups and light duty trucks. In some markets it was referred to as the Vanette from 1994 onwards.
The Nissan Vanette is the rebranded Mazda Bongo and is placed under the passenger vehicle segment. It was acquired by Nissan through an OEM deal with its compatriot company. Its current fourth generation was released in 1999 and it uses the S21 and SK platforms.
Spearheading this brand in the light pickup truck segment is the Nissan Atlas which weighs anywhere between 1 and 1.5 tons for the lighter variants and between 2 and 4 tons for the heavier (usually two-cabin) units. This nameplate was first introduced in December 1981 and continues to this day.
The Nissan Close Van is a variant placed under the Urvan nameplate of passenger vehicles. Its current generation uses a 2.7 liter diesel engine and a brand new unit costs close to P1.1 million.
Availability of Nissan trucks in the Philippines
Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) is the official importer and distributor of Nissan products in the country. It was founded in September 23, 2013 and is now in a joint venture between its longtime partner Universal Motors Corporation (UMC) and Yulon Philippines Investment Co. Ltd.
Interesting facts about Nissan
Since 1999, this Japanese brand has been one of the key components of the Renault-Nissan alliance. The French automaker Renault has a 43.4 percent voting stake in Nissan.