Nissan Altima clocks record growth
Dubai, May 4, 2008
Nissan’s 2008 Altima posted its highest sales records in March 2008 with a remarkable 179 per cent growth rate compared to the same period last year.
Nissan Altima recently sold its 10,000th unit in the Middle East region, said a company official.
“Altima is very popular and sales of the 2008 model have really taken off. We have succeeded in selling our 10,000th unit in the region and this was achieved in Saudi Arabia. There is a great deal of potential for growth in this region.” said Hirotaka Mima, passenger vehicle brand manager at Nissan Middle East.
The durability, quality and reliability of the Nissan Altima were recently proven in the 24 hour Endurance Drive in Dubai.
The new Nissan Altima has also achieved the best-in-class award from Saudi Auto Magazine as the best Japanese Sedan in the Middle East.
Saudi Auto magazine had conducted an independent Dyno test performance evaluation as part of its commitment to establish independent benchmarks in automotive performance in Saudi Arabia.
It has also achieved endorsements from around the world, which includes the highest rating in the midsize car segment of the JD Power and Associates 2007 Apeal study as well as the AutoPacific 2007 vehicle satisfaction award for premium mid-size cars in the US.
The Nissan Altima boasts an array of advanced features such as Nissan’s ‘intelligent key’ with push button ignition, built-in hands-free Bluetooth, 9-speaker Bose audio system with iPod connection, dual-zone automatic climate control and steering wheel-mounted controls for Bluetooth, Audio and Cruise control.
The Altima’s new generation Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is designed to create a true synergy in the drive train with smooth, responsive, fluid-feeling performance and efficient operation.
The Altima’s environmentally-friendly fuel consumption is a further attraction for prospective owners, he noted.
“We are extremely proud of the results achieved by the Nissan Altima. It is on a real record-breaking streak with another milestone added to its achievements. We are confident that the Altima will continue to thrive with new successes in the coming period,” added Mima.-TradeArabia News Service