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Nissan Navara and NV400 are shortlisted at the International Commercial Vehicle Awards 2020

  • Following its win in 2016, the Nissan Navara has been shortlisted for the International Pick-Up of the Year award with the NV400 shortlisted for Van of The Year
  • Launched in July this year, the new Navara combines 80 years of Nissan pick-up know-how with the latest in-car technology to create tougher, smarter and more fuel-efficient pick-up 
  • The NV400 is a versatile model for Nissan, with a variety of body types available that combine performance and lower fuel consumption through its efficient engines, offering one of the widest ranges in the LCV market

PARIS, France – Shortlisted for two significant awards, Nissan awaits the winning announcement of the International Commercial Vehicle Awards' International Pick-Up Award and International Van of the Year titles.

The Nissan Navara will be competing with the likes of the Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux and Renault Alaskan to fight for its second victory in the pick-up category, following its previous win in 2016. This year, Nissan's focus has been on creating the most connected Navara yet, offering innovative Nissan Connected Services on board, including access to the advanced NissanConnect infotainment system.

Alongside its newly enhanced connectivity, the Navara exhibited its industry-leading pan-European 5 year / 160,000km warranty and engine efficiency, all leading to the model clinching its position in the finals.

Looking to the Van of the Year category, Nissan's large van NV400 has been shortlisted alongside the Fiat Ducato, Iveco Daily and Volkswagen Transporter T6.1. The NV400 is Nissan's Large-Sized Van which offers a versatile and wide choice of body types with efficient engines offering more performance and lower fuel consumption, industry-leading safety equipment and greater comfort thanks to a totally redesigned cabin.

The NV400 has a wide choice of wheelbase, length and height, payload, engines, Front or Rear Wheel Drive plus body conversions, providing all the possibilities the customer would need to create their perfect match.

The finalists will be judged by veteran automotive journalists, who will assess the contenders over a three-day group test hosted in Sweden. The assessment will analyse towing capability, terrain handling and value for money among other features that showcase the segment.

Paolo D'Ettore, Light Commercial Vehicles Director for Nissan Europe, said: "We're so proud to have made it this far in these respected awards that celebrate the innovation of the Nissan Navara and the versatility of the NV400 models."

"To be in the final for such prestigious international awards is an acclaim in itself and we can't wait to see how they perform."

The award results will be announced at the Solutrans 2019 Gala Dinner on the 20th November in Lyon.

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About Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 16,000 staff across locally based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. In 2018, Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced about 600,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, commercial vehicles and the Nissan LEAF, Europe's most selling electric vehicle in 2018. Pursuing a goal of zero emissions and zero fatalities on the road, Nissan is leading the field with its vision of Intelligent Mobility. Designed to guide Nissan's product and technology pipeline, this 360 degree approach to the future of mobility will anchor critical company decisions around how cars are powered, how cars are driven, and how cars integrate into society.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2018, the company sold 5.52 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.6 trillion yen. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.

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Media Contacts:

Katherine Zachary
Nissan Europe Communications Divisional General Manager

Vanessa Levy
Nissan Europe Product and Internal Communications General Manager

Catherine Perrelle
Nissan Europe Product Communications Manager