Nissan Philippines Celebrates Milestone by Introducing Nissan Juke

White Space , Chino Roces ( Pasong Tamo ) Makati City – Philippines

Nissan with a proud global heritage in over 80 years , determined to bring back that excitement to the Philippine market , through the establishment of a consolidated national sales company .

On 2015 , Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) celebrates its second year anniversary of delivering on the brand promise of ” Innovation that Excites “. With the boom of motorization in the Philippines , NPI had continuously addressed the need of the modern citizen with a wide variety of vehicles and innovative services.

Mr. Antonio Zara- Nissan Philippines -President and Managing Director

” Everyday day in Nissan , we turn WHAT if into WHAT Is. It is our promise to deliver , ” Innovation that excites” explains NPI President and Managing Director Mr. Antonio Zara. ” We were driven by our desire to excite people through continuous innovation . We push at the boundaries of what’s possible for the sole purpose of making every day driving experiences more rewarding for everyone.”

Expanding the Nissan Network on Ground and Online:

NPI is currently spearheading an aggressive expansion for its dealership network nationwide to ring Nissan closer to its customers . From the current 28 dealership, 11 more dealers were signed-up , covering the strategic areas of NCR and Luzon ( Sucat, Santa Rosa, Bulacan ) Visayas ( Cebu , Iloilo, Dumaguete ) and Mindanao ( Butuan , Zamboanga and General Santos  ) by late 2016 .

Mr. Dax Avenido- program emcee for the event

Complementing this is another innovation in the local automotive industry : the Nissan Parts Online Store portal : , which will go live by November 3, 2015 . With this local industry first initiative of Nissan , customers in the entire country can now enjoy purchasing parts, accessories and merchandise at affordable prices from the comfort of their own homes and enjoy the conveniences of FREE shipping . This service is guaranteed 24-hour delivery within Metro Manila.

Nissan Juke

BOLD Design

It was first launched in Japan in 2010, the new Nissan Juke immediately captured the attention of the global automotive scene because of it’s fun, bold design and exciting driving performance . In March 2014 , the minor change Nissan Juke was unveiled in the Geneva International Motor Show , bringing an even more refreshed take on the eye-catching vehicle . The minor change model was then brought into Southeast Asia  having first introduced in Thailand in February 2015 and since then , it has been making its mark in the region.

Mr. Antonio Zara together with Mr. Sung Joong ( SJ) Huh -General Manager for Marketing

Exciting Drive

The new Nissan Juke will be available in the HR16DE 1.6 DOHC gasoline engine variant , coupled with the new generation Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) . Under this powertrain combination, the new Nissan Juke will delivers a smooth yet exciting drive supported by engine power of 116PS with 154Nm of torque.

The new Nissan Juke will be available as a 4×2 variant with an SRP of Php 980,000. It comes in RED Alert, Solar Yellow, Pearl White and Black Obsidian. Expected start of sales will be sometime January 2016. So try to visit your nearest Nissan Dealers for Orders.


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Nissan Philippines Top 6 GT Academy Advances to the World Finals : Race to Silverstone , United Kingdom

SM Mall of Asia, ( Atrium ) Pasay City – Philippines

Nissan GT Academy Philippines  since its March 25, 2015 launching,  The competition had garnered over 15,000 virtual racers from Metro Manila, Bacolod , Cebu, Davao  and Cagayan de Oro .

Top Six Winners – Mr. Raphael Miru Lesaguis , Mr. Luis Cachero , Mr. Terrence Aldrich Lallave,Mr. Jose Gerald Policarpio,  Mr. Daryl Brady and Mr. Joel Agojo together with Mr.  Jof Cox ( Driving Specialist and GT Academy Specialist ) , Ms. Nicki Hewson ( events manager ) Mr. Marlon Stockinger ( Filipino-Swiss -Louts F1 Junior Team race car driver and mentor) Mr. Antonio Zara ( NPI President and Managing Director) and Mr. SJ Huh ( Nissan Philippines NPI  . General Manager for Marketing ) 

The participants out-race each other in over 30,000 trials held over the course of over twenty live events during the three-month run. Out of  that field emerged the country’s first TOP 20 contestants who battled it out in the National Finals on July 14 to 15 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines parking lot and at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium.

The other 14 finalists includes Mr. Francisco Adriano, Mr. Paolo Vittorio Alcance,Mr. Rabbboni John Buenaventura,Mr. Kim Roger Chong,Mr. Juan Carlos Eejay de Borja , Mr. Ramoncito de Luna, Mr. Rodolfo Faustino,Mr. Rio Halili,Mr. Richard Dean Jose, Mr. Jan Millard Lacuna,Mr. Luis Antonio Moreno, Mr. Cameron Jordan Padillo , Mr. Mark Angelo Villamor and Mr. Micheal Vincent Yap.

Mr. Daryl Brady- One of the 6 winners

We also had some opportunity to meet some of the lucky finalists for some photo opportunities. One of the finalists and eventually one of the top 6 winners is Mr. Daryl Brady , a graduate of STI – Parañaque and currently working as a freelance I.T. race driver development . He also told us not just the actual driving challenges using real cars but also he had to go through series of physical , mental and personality challenges .  He is accompanied by his mom and a sister. He saw an advertisement from a top motoring facebook site which promoted the event and eventually signing-in for the try outs.

Mr. Marlon Stockinger

The six Philippine national winners will vie and compete along with other winners of Thailand, India, Indonesia , Japan .- Aside from the bragging rights and awards. They will have series of trainings for the next 2 months and mentorship and coach from Mr. Marlon Stockinger and the rest of the team.

Mr. TJ Manotoc

ABS-CBN channel 2  will cover  the international event which will be held at the iconic  Silverstone Race Circuit in United Kingdom this coming August 2015. According to Mr. Marlon Stockinger , He lived near the racing circuit while training before.

NPI President and Managing Director Mr. Antonio Zara said. ” We are happy to be giving aspiring racers and gamers the opportunity to turn their dreams into reality . By democratizing motorsports in the country , We help fast -track the dreams of more potential Filipino racers to reach the international racing arena” .

Nissan Philippines , Incorporated is the sole national sales company of Nissan in the Philippines which started its operation in 2014. NPI is responsible for strengthening the brand , marketing and sales strategy and dealer operations in the Filipino market.

The company also ranked the highest in customer satisfaction with after- sales service among new vehicle owners, This was according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2014 – Philippines Customer Service Index ( CSI ) study.

I would again congratulate all the finalists and winners of the Nissan Philippines Challenge and hope for the BEST in the international competition this coming August 2015.


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