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Nissan NP300

Nissan “Hardbody” celebrates quarter with a bang!

Nissan’s Hardbody nameplate celebrates 25 in 2013

Local manufacture SA economy. Special edition models to celebrate iconic

NP300 Hardbody range now by class leading 6-year/ 150 000 km

ROSSLYN, South Africa, (16 2013) Currently celebrating 25 of the Hardbody name in South Nissan has introduced a special Anniversary pricing plan with a class-leading 6-year/150 000 km standard on all NP300 Hardbody Release of special edition of the evergreen and ever-dependable NP300 one-ton bakkie are also as part of the celebrations.

Part of the African motoring landscape

The nameplate shares a rich with Nissan LCVs in Africa which begins as as 1960 when the then Motor Vehicle Distributors 38 one-ton LDV pickups. Fast-forward to and the first Nissan bakkie the Hardbody badge was introduced and in the South African market for years. 1999 saw the introduction of the Nissan Hardbody, facelifted in with new diesel power and renamed the NP300 Hardbody in in line with international standards.

Produced locally since at Nissan’s Rosslyn manufacturing and contributing substantially to the creation of and strengthening of the South African the NP300 Hardbody is testament to the and might of the Nissan badge. Its of “Proud Heritage. Proven is confirmed by sales in more 35 Sub-Saharan African countries and other markets including the Russia, Ukraine and Lebanon.

The Hardbody forms part of comprehensive LCV line-up the widest of commercial vehicles in South Whether for the daily grind as a or for leisure purposes as a Hi-Rider, the NP300 Hardbody gets the job right first time, time.

A full trophy for Hardbody

Few motoring stalwarts can success in so many facets of the industry than the Nissan Hardbody. From massive to a host of motorsport accolades the has a full trophy cabinet, which any proud NP300 owner can boast.

It is Nissan’s star all-rounder the name has seen huge of motorsport success throughout its cycle and in varying fields and The gruelling Dakar Rallies of 2003, 2004 and 2005 a locally-built Hardbody racer saw five stage wins for a team in 2002.

This Nissan in Japan to officially the event with three cars with Japanese, and South African drivers in the which followed. The Midrand-built racers saw the likes of the late McRae, Yves Loubet, de Villiers, Hannes Grobler, Shinozuka and Ari Vatanen tackle the toughest off-road race gusto and rack up several wins for the factory team. Dakar success continued in years with locally-engineered bakkies taking over the bulletproof Hardbody racers.

African racing legend Grobler appeared in rallying in the 1970s, and has the unique distinction of known as the longest-serving works driver in SA. During his career, he represented Nissan for more 30 years and says that was not just something he loved. was a career and a passion. I have highlights and racing to me is truly a experience.” said Grobler.

Innumerable SA Off-road Championship and wins between 2001 and which contributed to Nissan’s 57 from 72 events overall winning the Championship overall 2001 and 2009) also prominently in the Nissan NP300 list of motorsport achievements.

accolades include Brazil’s Pickup, the “Best Sports award in Australia as well as local awards, including Workhorse” and “Towcar of the Year” all up by exemplary sales figures in Africa especially. With 340 000 Hardbody examples having the factory gates at the Rosslyn since January 1994 to the Nissan NP300 Hardbody is as African as a braai on a Saturday Since the inception of the Hardbody in 1988 however, it is estimated over 224 000 examples have their way to proud South owners, over 77 000 to the South government and at least 144 000 have exported taking the total of locally-built Hardbody bakkies to an 446 000!

Celebrating its quarter-century in South in 2013, the Nissan NP300 is now available at a special 25th price. All NP300 Hardbody are now also available with a leading 6-year/ 150 000 km warranty.

Nissan NP300 Hardbody has an heritage in South Africa, for the last 53 years the fabled one-ton bakkie has become of the landscape in our country,” says Louw, Chief Marketing for the LCV Business Unit at Nissan Africa.

“Twenty-five years is a milestone in many instances in whether it is a birthday, coronation or celebration. In the car world, celebrating 25 of a nameplate as iconic as the Hardbody is a truly glorious experience and we are proud of the NP300 Hardbody’s performance both locally and over so many years.

The new warranty, 25th anniversary structure and special edition Hardbody models strengthen the Hardbody’s ties with of reliable, tough and durable We salute the NP300 Hardbody and forward to its continued success for to come,” concludes Louw.

25th Anniversary special NP300 Hardbody models be available from September with details of content and to be confirmed closer to introduction

Model Description Recommended Price 25th Anniversary Recommended Retail Price

2.0 R 182 200 R 161 500

Nissan NP300

2.0 Mid R 204 100 R 188 900

2.5 TDi Base R 211 300 R 188 500

2.5 TDi Mid R 234 000 R 205 900

2.5 TDi Hi-rider R 274 900 R 246 900

2.4 Mid 4×4 R 272 700 R 252 900

2.5 TDi Mid R 292 700 R 274 900

2.4 Hi-rider D/Cab R 322 400 R 297 900

2.5 TDi Hi-rider R 346 300 R 319 900

2.4 Hi-rider 4×4 D/Cab R 398 100 R 367 900


Nissan Motor Co. Japan’s second-largest automotive is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating more than 248 000 employees Nissan provided customers more than 4.8 million in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 yen ($118.95 billion US).

With a strong commitment to exciting and innovative products for Nissan delivers a comprehensive of 64 models under the Nissan and brands. A pioneer in zero-emission Nissan made history the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the affordable, mass-market, pure-electric and winner of numerous international including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Japan and 2011 World Car of the awards.

Nissan South is Nissan’s operational hub for Africa, its key South Africa market and 22 in Sub Saharan Africa. The company a range of locally-produced and imported in these markets. Employing 2 000 people, its Rosslyn manufacturing manufactures the NP200, Hardbody Tiida and Livina as well the for Alliance partner Renault.

South Africa is in the vanguard of the of the South African automotive and in 2012 regularly outperformed the market. In the last calendar Nissan SA brands sold 49 927

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