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Nissan 2nd Top Asian Car Brand in the Americas in 2011

Nissan has announced that the brand is now the second most popular brand in the Americas, which includes North, Central and South America. Nissan gained a 0.6% increase in market share over its 2010 figure, advancing the automaker as the #2 Asian automotive brand in the region.

Nissan America has totaled 1.56 million units sold in 2011, while the brand sold 1.33 million in 2010. Nissan trails behind Toyota, which sold 1.85 million units in 2011. Honda, Hyundai and Kia follows, with 1.29 million, 1.03 million and 659,000, respectively.

“2011 was a breakthrough year for Nissan in the Americas in a multitude of ways,” said Colin Dodge, chairman, Nissan Americas.  “We outperformed our key Japanese competitors in every market throughout the Americas while the Nissan brand became one of the fastest-growing Asian automotive brands in the region.”

Other highlights:

  • In the U.S., Nissan gained market share for the sixth consecutive year, ending 2011 with 8.2 percent of the U.S. market, up from 6 percent just a few years ago;
  • In Mexico, Nissan has been the market leader for three consecutive years and ended 2011 with a record market share of 24.8 percent, up 1.7 points from the prior year;
  • In Brazil, Nissan’s business has been rapidly expanding with sales that nearly doubled in 2011.  Nissan was Brazil’s fastest-growing automotive brand in 2011 and is now the 7th best-selling car brand in the country;
  • In Latin America, Nissan finished 2011 with 10 percent market share for the first time, up 0.4 points from the prior year.

Nissan Offers Low DP Promos & Extra Features on Sentra 200 & X-Trail CVT

Nissan Motor Philippines is currently running a low-downpayment promo for various models, which also include upgraded features for the same price, like leather seats, parking assist camera and multimedia system. Check it out.

  • Nissan Sentra 200 6MT – PhP 99,999 d/p
  • Nissan Sentra 200 CVT (now with leather seats) – PhP 118,000 d/p
  • X-TRAIL 2.0 AT 4×2 – PhP 160,000 d/p
  • X-TRAIL CVT 2.5 AT 4×2 – PhP 220,000 d/p
  • X-TRAIL CVT 2.5 AT 4×4 – PhP 260,000 d/p

Low monthly offers are also available for 30% and 50% downpayment options.

Check out the press release after the jump. Continue reading Nissan Offers Low DP Promos & Extra Features on Sentra 200 & X-Trail CVT

Review: 2011 Nissan Teana 250XL V6 – Luxury, Prestige & Power at a Reasonable Price

On Philippine roads, rarity gets you attention. Never mind if your car costs PhP 4 million or 100,000. If it’s not too common on the streets, you’re definitely in for head-turning scenarios. That’s what Nissan Teana 250XL v6 gave us for the extended weekend we had the review unit.

[We’ve updated the post to reflect the model # as 250XL V6 and not 250XV. Apparently, the 250XV model was a limited release sold before the 350XV was available. This writer’s lazy eye didn’t quite catch the fact that the model we reviewed was an “XL”a nd not “XV.”]

Nissan Philippines lent us the midrange model of its flagship Teana a few weekends back, which came in Deep Amethyst Purple. This being the most expensive car I’ve reviewed so far, I was wowed when the car was delivered. It seemed like a treasure cove of gizmos, gadgets, bells and whistles.

Continue reading Review: 2011 Nissan Teana 250XL V6 – Luxury, Prestige & Power at a Reasonable Price

Category Winners of Car of the Year Philippines Unveiled

Although the Car of the Year awarding is still set on April 7 to 10, Topgear Philippines have listed down the category winners but have withheld the Car of the Year to the event itself at the Manila International Auto Show.

The 2010/2011 Philippine Car of the Year category winners are:

  • Ford Fiesta (subcompact car);
  • Chevrolet Cruze (compact car);
  • Hyundai Sonata (midsize car);
  • Jaguar XF (premium midsize car);
  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI Sedan (sports car);
  • Kia Soul (subcompact crossover);
  • Mitsubishi ASX (compact crossover 2WD);
  • Hyundai Tucson (compact crossover 4WD);
  • Hyundai Santa Fe (midsize crossover);
  • Nissan Murano (premium crossover);
  • Foton MPX (van/MPV);
  • Toyota Alphard (premium van/MPV);
  • Mitsubishi Montero Sport (midsize SUV);
  • and Foton Blizzard (pickup).

As a rule, one of the cars listed above will win the Car of the Year Philippines for 2011.

[Article via Topgear PH ]

Nissan “Prolific” Promo Offers Discounts, Free Monthly Payments & Zero Percent Interest this Chinese new Year

Nissan Motor Philippines has announced its Prolific promo to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. With the promo, Nissan buyers can avail of up to 12 months free monthly payments, low downpayment packages, zero-percent financing schemes and low monthly amortizations.

Here are a few ways you can save by buying a Nissan.

6 to 12 months free monthly payments with 50% down payment

  • Grand Livina 1.8 MT Elite – Pay only 54 months out of 60 (PhP 59,442 savings)
  • Sentra 200 2.0 MT – Pay only 54 months out of 60 (PhP 72,738 savings)
  • X-TRAIL 2.0 AT 4×2 – Pay only 54 months out of 60 (PhP 75,186 savings)
  • X-TRAIL CVT 2.5 4×2 – Pay only 54 months out of 60 (PhP 93,522 savings)
  • Sentra 1.6 MT GSX – Pay only 48 months out of 60 (PhP 105,300 savings)
  • Sentra 1.3 MT GX STD – Pay only 48 months out of 60 (PhP 84,516 savings)

Low downpayment offers

This comes with free one-year comprehensive insurance, 3-year LTO registration and free chattel mortgage fee.

  • Grand Livina 1.8 MT Elite – PhP 99,000
  • Sentra 200 2.0 MT – PhP 118,000
  • X-TRAIL 2.0 AT 4×2 – PhP 160,000

Low monthly terms, with 50% down payment, for 60-month term

  • Grand Livina 1.8 MT Elite – PhP 7,900 / mo
  • Sentra 200 2.0 MT – PhP 9,800 / mo
  • X-TRAIL 2.0 AT 4×2 – PhP 10,500 / mo

Zero percent interest on 3-year term at 50% down payment

  • Grand Livina 1.8 MT Elite
  • Sentra 200 2.0 MT
  • X-TRAIL 2.0 AT 4×2

The promo is available with all Nissan dealers nationwide, subject to bank approval.