Launching of Nissan GT Academy Season 2 in the Philippines

Atrium, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City -Philippines

Nissan Philippines Inc. ( NPI.) once again brings innovation that excited to the Philippine motorsports scene as formally launches the second season of the Nissan GT Academy -Philippines. The launch was held a few hours ago at the SM Mall of Asia-Atrium.

A virtual-to-reality racing competition, the Nissan GT Academy gives aspiring race cars drivers a chance to fulfill their dream of participating in a professional international race.

Nissan GT Academy 2015 finalists

First launched locally in March 2015, the Nissan GT Academy saw over 13,000 aspiring racers participate in over 20 live events held in key cities in the country within a four month period. Twenty players with the best race time in the game then advanced to compete in the National Finals, where they were subjected to physical, driving, media, and virtual challenges to determine the top six contenders.

Mr. Lucas Ordoñez

Lucas Ordoñez, winner of the inaugural 2008 Nissan Playstation GT academy in Europe, graced the opening of the event, encouraging participants to grab the Nissan GT Academy Season 2 as an opportunity to make their race-car dreams come true.

“Back then, I was just studying for my MBA. When I saw an ad for a new competition called ‘GT Academy’, I knew I had to join and take this shot to be the racing driver I dreamed to be,” said Ordoñez who also completed a podium finish in the 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours.

“Now, here I am racing on every possible tournament. It felt great to have taken that move. I hope Filipinos will grab this opportunity too,” he added.

“The Nissan GT Academy is Nissan’s way of democratizing motorsports, to make it more accessible to the general public,” said SJ Huh, NPI General Manager for Marketing. “By doing this, we help fast-track the dreams of more potential Filipino racers to reach the international racing arena.”

Mr. Jose Gerald ” Joward ” Policarpio winner of Nissan Academy 2015

The Nissan Philippines GT Academy 2016 2nd Season will be touring the entire country in search for the new aspiring racers which will represents the country . Check the Official Mechanics & Live Recruitment Events Schedule here: http://bit.ly/NissanGTAcademyPH.

winners

There was an in- house friendly competition among the media and bloggers hosted Nissan Philippines . This is some sort of bragging rights by the participants. The Awards includes ” Best Dressed Virtual Driver ” , ” Most Verbal Virtual Driver ”  Fastest Male and Female Virtual Driver” , ” Slowest  Male and Female Virtual Driver “

 For more details and updates on the upcoming new season of the Nissan GT Academy Philippines, please visit Nissan Philippines’ official Facebook page.
Website :https://www.nissan.ph/

 

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Nissan Philippines Set To Join in New Season of Nissan GT Academy

Dolby Atmos Cinema , Central Square , Bonifacio High Street , Taguig City -Philippines

Nissan Philippines Inc. ( NPI ) confirmed its participation in the upcoming Nissan GT Academy 2016 , which will be launched later this year. This was announced during an exclusive screening of the Nissan reality show , produced by NPI’s broadcast partner ABS-CBN channel 2 .

GT Academy Asia Final Race 

a virtual -to -reality racing competition , the Nissan GT Academy gives aspiring race cars drivers a chance to fulfill their dream of participating in a professional intentional race.

photo gallery of the top 6 finalists

” The Nissan GT Academy is Nissan way of democratizing motorsports, to make it more accessible to the general public ” said SH Huh , NPI General Manager for Marketing ” By doing this , we help fast -track the dreams of more potential Filipino racers to reach the international racing arena”.

Top 6- Mr. Daryl Brady, Mr. Terence Lallave, Mr. Jose ” Joward ” Policarpio , Mr. Rafael Lesaguis , Mr. Joel Agojo and Mr. S.J. Huh – NPI General Manager for Marketing

First launched locally in March 2015 , the Nissan GT Academy saw over 13,000 aspiring racers participate in over 20 live events held in key cities in the country within a four month period. Twenty players with the best race time in the game then advanced to compete in the National Finals, where they were subjected to physical , driving, media and virtual challenges to determine the top six contenders.

Team Philippines Winning Experience video by Nissan Nismo TV

 From the 20 finalists, Mr. Luis Cachero , Mr. Rafael Lesaguis ,Mr. Terence Lallave, Mr. Jose ” Joward ” Policarpio , Mr. Joel Agojo and Mr. Daryl Brady were selected to join the Race Camp at the Silverstone Racing Circuit in the United Kingdom in August 2015 .

Mr. Jose ” Joward” Policarpio -Champion of the GT Academy -Asia

The Philippine Top 6 then underwent a 9-day competition against finalists from Japan , Thailand , India and Indonesia to determine one winner for the Nissan GT Academy Asia leg. Mr. Policarpio bested the rest of the finalists in a qualifying race and was named the first Nissan GT Academy Asia- Champion .

 group photo

For more details and updates on the upcoming new season of the Nissan GT Academy Philippines, please visit  Facebook Page: NissanPhilippinesInc

Website: https://www.nissan.ph/

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 : http://www.nissanparts.ph/ , 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.

Website: http://www.nissan.ph/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NissanPhilippinesInc