Nissan has a strong presence in Nigeria through its partnership with the Stallion Group. Assembly of the Nissan Patrol, Almera, NP300 and Urvan takes place at Stallion’s VON manufacturing plant in Lagos. The plant complements Nissan’s established manufacturing hub at its South African operation, which supplies kits for assembly of the NP300 in Nigeria. Nissan distribution is through its sole Nigerian distributor, Stallion NMN, a subidiary of the Stallion Group. There are currently 11 Nissan dealerships located in Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones, with a notable presence in Victoria Island & Gbagada in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt. Nissan achieved 10% market share in FY14 and 18% market share in FY15.
The wholly Nissan and Infiniti state-of-the-art facility was commissioned in May 2015
Stallion NMN showroom meets Nissan’s global corporate identity standard across Nissan dealership network worldwide
VICTORIA ISLAND, NIGERIA (28 NOVEMBER 2016) – Stallion NMN futuristic showroom in Victoria Island Lagos has been adjudged the most outstanding ‘Showroom of the Year,’ outshining rival CFAO and Porsche outlets at the recently ended 2016 Nigeria Auto Journalists Association, NAJA Awards.
The wholly Nissan and Infiniti state-of-the-art facility was commissioned in May 2015 and has since gained reputation for distinctive styling and architectural masterpiece.
Specifically dedicated to Nissan brand visibility, the Stallion NMN showroom has become an attraction of auto buffs and enthusiasts.
NAJA adjudicators considered these outstanding attributes when prospecting for the nominees of the ‘Showroom of the Year,’ and couple with public ballots online, the Stallion NMN outlet was pronounced winner of the coveted plaque, the organisers affirmed.
Managing Director Stallion NMN Parvir Singh who received the commemorative plaque had at a post-award remark said “We feel honoured by this outstanding award and the dealership promises to continue to offer exceptional customer experience in keeping with Nissan tagline, ‘Innovation that Excites.’
He said Stallion and Nissan Sub-Saharan Africa had “worked side by side to achieve this goal, hoping to rebuild industrialisation in Nigeria and contribute towards the growth of the manufacturing sector.”
A 3S futuristic facility, Stallion NMN showroom meets Nissan’s global corporate identity for standard across Nissan dealership network worldwide.
Built on a 900 square metres piece of land, the 3s (service, sales & spares) showroom incorporates quick service centre with dedicated bays and parts store; conference room, canteen and upper floor display area, showcasing luxury Infiniti range with a large display floor area for locally-assembled Nissan and exotic sports utility vehicles as well as crossovers, passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.
Nissan seeks to continue to grow its market share baring the fact that “Nigeria is one of the most important markets in Nissan Africa Growth strategy, Mr. Singh assured.
About Nissan Motor Co
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold almost 5.2 million vehicles and generated revenue of 10.5 trillion yen (USD 105 billion) in fiscal 2013. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/
About Nissan in Africa
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. supplies innovative and exciting cars across the hatchback, SUV, sedan and pickup segments in Africa. Nissan has three operational hubs on the continent: Egypt and South Africa – both of which have long established factories – and Nigeria. The Nigeria plant is the result of a partnership between Nissan and local Stallion Group, formed after the government introduced new policies to stimulate the local industry. Production of the first Nissan vehicles started in April 2014. In doing so Nissan became the first OEM automaker to build cars in Nigeria. Nissan is revitalising its sales network and expanding its product range in many countries with launches of new vehicles like the award-winning Qashqai and X-Trail. The Nissan LEAF is Africa’s first electric vehicle, bringing zero emissions motoring to the continent. In 2014 the Datsun brand returned to Africa with the launch of the Datsun GO in South Africa. Nissan is targeting significant growth on the continent. In fiscal year 2013 the company sold nearly 110,000 units in Africa. Under its Africa Growth strategy, Nissan is targeting a 10% market share in Africa by 2017 with sales of 200,000 units.
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