Nissan’s redesigned NV350 Caravan goes on sale in Japan

YOKOHAMA, Japan (July 13, 2017) – The newly redesigned Nissan NV350 Caravan goes on sale in Japan today, sporting an enhanced lineup of advanced safety and convenience features.

Nissan NV350
The Nissan NV350 Caravan Van Premium GX
(*shown with optional features)

Intelligent Emergency Braking, Vehicle Dynamics Control with traction control system functions and Hill Start Assist, previously available only on some two-wheel-drive van grades, are now standard on all NV350 Caravan van models. In addition, Intelligent Around View Monitor*1 has been installed for the first time in vehicles of this class in Japan. The feature supports safety when parking in narrow spaces, such as storage areas, or when cargo obstructs rear visibility.

The NV350 Caravan has won over customers with its roomy, versatile cargo space, bold exterior and advanced features. The van is popular among not just business owners but also private customers, who use it for hobbies and leisure activities such as camping or surfing.

Convenience features include the Back Door Auto Closer*2, which can fully shut the rear door without making a loud noise – a benefit in residential areas during early or late hours. The Automatic Air-conditioner with Rear Cooler*3 features a liquid-crystal display and large switches to improve operability.

The exterior includes Nissan’s signature V-motion grille. LED head lamps (high/low-beam headlights/equipped with auto headlight levelizer) *4 and rear combination tail lights*4 add to the strong design impression while aiding visibility.

The interior of the Premium GX and GX grades includes a modern steering wheel with silver decorations and black seat fabric with white lines.

A new VX grade has also been added. Its features are equivalent to the high-end grades mainly in terms of the exterior. Similar changes will be made to the specifications and equipment in specially equipped commercial vehicles (sales starts July 31).

*1: Intelligent Around View Monitor: Factory-installed option
*2: Back Door Auto Closer: Installed in some grades/factory-installed option
*3: Automatic Air-conditioner with Rear Cooler: installed in some grades
*4: LED headlights (high/low beam headlights/equipped with auto headlight levelizer): Factory-installed option; LED rear combination tail lights: Installed in some grades/factory-installed option

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance – a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million units a year.

Via: Nissan Global Newsroom


Nissan appoints Thomas Kuehl as its India-Operations President

NEW DELHI, India (July 12, 2017), Nissan has appointed Thomas Kuehl as president, Nissan India Operations, effective from October 1, 2017.

In this role Kuehl, who joins Nissan from Volkswagen, will be responsible for both Nissan and Datsun brands and will head all operations in India including Marketing and Sales, Manufacturing and Research and Development.

“Nissan India is an increasingly important part of Nissan’s future growth plans,” said Peyman Kargar, chairman of Nissan’s Africa, Middle East and India region. “Thanks to his diverse and deep global auto industry experience, Thomas will help drive our business forward with a focus on delivering the best products and satisfaction for our customers, dealers and employees in India.”

Kuehl brings more than 22 years of automotive experience in different countries and different areas of value chain, as well as a deep knowledge of the Indian market gained during his time as Brand Head of Skoda Auto India and Executive Director Corporate Strategy for Volkswagen Group, India.

Commenting on his appointment, Thomas Kuehl said, “I am excited to be returning to India with Nissan. I have first-hand experience of the dynamism and great potential of India, which is on track to become one of the top three auto markets worldwide.”

“Nissan is also poised for significant growth with an expanding range of great products, technologies and services across the Nissan and Datsun brands and a well-established and quality-driven national retail network, supported by local production and R&D in Chennai”, added, Thomas.

Kuehl will be based in the headquarters of Nissan India Motors Pvt. Ltd. in Gurgaon and report directly to Peyman Kargar.

Kuehl replaces Guillaume Sicard, who stepped down from the role as President, India Operations recently to take up a new post with Alliance partner Renault as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific and Managing Director, South Asia.

About Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd.

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL) is a 100% subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Japan. The company was incorporated in 2005 and offers innovative and exciting products across hatchback, MUV, SUV and sedan segments in India. Nissan together with its global alliance partner Renault set up a manufacturing plant and a Research & Development Centre near Chennai. Nissan in India has a portfolio of two brands, Nissan and Datsun. For more information, visit


Abhishe Mahapatra
Head Communications & CSR, Nissan India
Mobile: +91 9811667727

Via: Nissan India Press Release
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