This follows market share sales skyrocketing to 1506 units sold in the month of January 2012, having successfully done so in 1995 within the LCV segment.
The recently expanded NP200 range found favour with a record number of South African buyers last month, with the competitively priced entry level 1.6 Base being the most appealing for new owners.
At a time when the 0.5ton LCV segment has seen the demise of a stalwart and the introduction of an all-new competitor, the NP200 has finally broken into an 81-month sales stronghold held by its closest rival’s becoming the number one seller in January by a substantial margin, read the press release.
Since the popular Nissan 1400 bakkie came into being and enjoying market share in November 2001, the high volumes for NP200 have translated into a mammoth 45.1 per cent market share for Nissan in the sub-1ton LCV segment this year.
What a break, you may wonder!
In the same vein as the tough-as-nails Nissan 1400 Bakkie (which sold a whopping 275 000 units in SA after nearly 40 years on sale), the NP200 is clearly a new champ in a modern market.
The locally produced bakkie, is available in seven different model guises, with a choice of petrol or diesel power, a payload of 800kg and a deep load box (535mm).
The range starts off with the 1.6 Base R115 300 and ends with the 1.5 dCi High at R188 100, and all models benefit from a class-leading 6-year/150 000km warranty.