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Nissan Navara Scoops ‘2022 Car of the Year’ Award’

The Nissan Navara has been named the official winner of the ‘South Africa Car of the Year’ in 4×4 Double Cab category. 

The accolade is the result of a vigorous judging process by the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists (SAGMJ) body.

Navara has Continued to redefine the 4 x 4 Double Cab segment with its load-carrying capacity and powertrain which has been engineered to perform on the most rugged of South Africa’s terrain.

Speaking about the well-deserved award, Managing Director, Nissan Africa, Mike Whitefield said, “the fact that the Nissan Navara is locally-produced makes this accolade even more special. Through a R3 billion investment in 2019, working with policy-makers and collaborating with strategic partners, the Navara has positively contributed towards the nurturing of a buoyant auto sector.”

Also speaking, Nissan South Africa Country Director, Kabelo Rabotho said, “for Nissan South Africa (NSA), this recognition is a testament of what can be achieved through commitment, passion and collaboration. I’m proud to be part of the team that overcame adversity and the effects of COVID-19 to deliver this exceptional bakkie to our customers.”

“This vote of confidence, from our associates and South Africa, acknowledges the endurance of the team that built this award-winning bakkie.” 

“Nissan South Africa congratulates all the participants in this year’s competitive 4×4 Double Cab segment. It is an honour to continue working together in driving our country’s auto-sector forward,”  Rabotho said.

Nissan ‘s Regional Business Unit in Africa serves 42 sub-Saharan Africa markets with 14.7% market share and 37 national sales companies across the continent.In total, the company offers a range of 24 vehicles to retail and commercial customers in the region.

South Africa serves as a light commercial manufacturing hub for the region with its Rossylin plant North West of Pretoria.

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