MUSCAT: Nissan has been conferred with ‘Oman’s Most Trusted Brand’ in the SUV crossover category at a recently held ceremony at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre. Nissan, considered a premium and trusted name in the market, is the only brand to have won the recognition for four times in a row in the automobile category. Instituted by Apex Press and Publishing, this is the fourth edition of the award.
The award was conferred on Nissan based on a survey of more than 700,000 votes received for over 40 different categories including airlines, automotive, banks, hypermarkets, investment and finance companies, jewellery, money exchanges, private hospitals, telecom and Omani brands. The 2019 edition of the awards was conducted online using Surveymonkey, the platform used by 98 per cent of the Fortune 500 companies for their surveys and market research. The awards were presented to the respective CEOs or company representatives by leading Omani dignitaries including their Excellencies and Royal Highnesses.
Nissan’s crossover range which includes Kicks, X-Trail and Pathfinder stand out for their superior performance, fuel efficiency, great mileage, wide range of innovation, reliability and versatility.
Stating that the award underlines the trust and confidence consumers have for the brand, a senior official of Nissan Oman, from the house of Suhail Bahwan Automobiles (SBA), said: “We are delighted and honoured to be conferred with Oman’s Most Trusted Brand for four straight years. Over the years, Nissan has won the confidence and hearts of millions of customers for its quality, reliability, performance, design, technical innovation and safety elements. Being counted among Oman’s Most Trusted Brands is a compliment and we thank our customers for this. Nissan Oman will remain committed to guaranteeing top customer satisfaction and excellent service for our customers.”
Powered by the next generation technologies, the Nissan brand provides the best of worlds in terms of efficiency and performance when it comes to its crossovers. Proudly wearing the Nissan badge, all the crossovers are a living proof of Nissan’s commitment to providing fuel-efficient cars.
Compact crossover Nissan Kicks continues to be popular since its introduction due to its stylish design and “Excellent” Rated GSO Fuel efficiency of 17.8Km/litre. The new range of Dual Tone available in SV and SL grades has created a new standard of design, driving enjoyment and technology within the segment. Nissan Kicks features expressive style, personal technology, intelligent safety, efficient powertrain and strong value positioning. Nissan Kicks has been impressing with its excellent mileage, unique styling, roominess, personal technology, smart functionality and advanced safety features.
The spectacular Nissan Kicks combines emotion and practicality by blending familiar Nissan design signatures with striking modern themes. The crossover demands attention for its dynamic styling and nimble performance and the Nissan Intelligent Mobility feature ensures seamless connectivity and advanced driver assistance features.
Nissan X-TRAIL delivers muscular styling, solid capabilities, next-level technologies, comfort and flexibility. Built for real family adventures, Nissan’s new X-TRAIL is a customer-centric SUV with the latest technologies and upgrades, yet still has the traditional benefits of a crossover. The Nissan X-TRAIL’s versatility makes it the ideal car for group activities too. Nissan X-TRAIL delivers an “Excellent” GSO rated mileage of 15.1km/litre. This mileage is obtained under laboratory test conditions conducted by GSO for the 2.5L SV variant. Nissan X-TRAIL has earned a stamp of approval across the globe. With its strengthened qualities and advanced technologies, the Nissan X-TRAIL is taking care of diversified requirements of customers in Oman.
Powered by a range of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility technologies, the new X-TRAIL is equipped with three new driver-friendly innovative features for the first time – Intelligent Rear-View Mirror, Intelligent Emergency Brakes, and Intelligent Cruise Control. The goal is to make Nissan drivers feel more confident, excited and connected, while also enhancing road and passenger safety.
The Nissan X-TRAIL has always been known for its sculpted and muscular styling, with chiselled lines, high wheel arches and elegant curves on the bonnet. All of those characteristics remain and are now showcased through a distinctive and robust redesign of the front end, adding a new dynamism and more premium styling cues.
Nissan Pathfinder, seven-seat vehicle offers enhanced driving dynamics such as controlled ride and handling, less vibrations on turns and easier manoeuvring. Akin to how customers prefer it, Nissan Pathfinder offers adventure capability, bright exterior look, enhanced safety and innovative technology. It extends real power, valuable driving dynamics and great driver assistance features.
As an SUV vehicle, Nissan Pathfinder has plenty of capability in off-road environments. The revised 3.5-litre V6 engine has almost 7% more horse power and almost 4% more torque thanks to its new engine. These include new combustion chamber design, pistons, intake manifold, electromagnetic Valve Timing Control and a new Direct Injection Gasoline system. Nissan Pathfinder is offered in 4-wheel drive configurations and a choice of three well-equipped grade levels – S, SV and SL.
The modern version of this popular, family-oriented four-wheel drive Nissan Pathfinder draws on Nissan’s vast experience of building vehicles designed to operate in testing off-road conditions while remaining perfectly at home on the highway. This is due to many enhancements such as smaller strokes, less under-steer, improved roll balance and improved steering ratio.
Nissan Pathfinder’s three-row/seven-passenger interior combines comfortable seating with the cargo capacity that families need every day. It offers the benefits of a mid-size crossover with the comfort of a larger SUV, including a flat floor for enhanced interior packaging flexibility and ample space. Overall interior roominess is 173.8 cubic feet (passenger and cargo areas combined).
Its standard safety and security features include Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant classification sensor), three-point seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, curtain and side airbags for side impact and rollover head protection for outboard passengers in all three rows (includes rollover sensor), three-point seat belts for rear seat occupants, including second row centre position, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) – second row outboard seating positions only, child safety rear door locks, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).
SBA is largely committed to supporting Nissan’s growth in the Sultanate through major emphasis on customer satisfaction and by providing world-class after-sales services in Oman. With a national network of more than 15 showrooms, 20 service centres and 33 spare parts outlets, SBA has further built upon its legacy of trust, excellent customer service and providing value for money to each of its customers.