Hisense Partners with Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One Team

SHANGHAI, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hisense, China’s leading electronics manufacturer, announced today a multi-year partnership with Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

The announcement was made at the Shanghai International Circuit ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix and complements Hisense’s sponsorship programs in the USA with NASCAR, The Australian Open tennis tournament and Schalke 04 football team in Germany.

“Infiniti Red Bull Racing is one of the most successful and most talked about teams in a sport renowned for technology, teamwork and competitiveness,” said Dr. Lin, Executive Vice President of Hisense Company Ltd.  “Like Infiniti Red Bull Racing, we are a proud challenger brand and we continually innovate our best-in-class consumer products to stay ahead of the others.  We look forward to sharing these with the team to help them throughout the season.”

Team Principal, Christian Horner, said: “Everyone associated with Infiniti Red Bull Racing is delighted to welcome Hisense to our team. Their approach to innovation and technological development is impressive and we look forward to our partnership developing as the season unfolds.”

The partnership means Hisense’s cutting edge range of consumer electronics products will be supplied to the team both at track and in the factory.

Hisense has been the No. 1 television manufacturer in China, a position it has maintained for 11 consecutive years. Through this partnership Hisense is looking to become the third most popular global TV brand, one place higher than last year. In 2017, Hisense aims to reach a total revenue of 7.5 billion USD in the overseas market.

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Avis Opens Its 8th Location in Malaysia

SINGAPORE, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Avis Car Rental expanded its footprint by opening its newest car rental location in Malaysia. The new facility, located at the Holiday Inn Melaka, Jalan Syed Abdul Aziz, Malacca, brings the total number of Avis locations in Malaysia to eight stations.

“One of our key strategic initiatives is to grow and expand our footprint, extending our offering where there is customer demand,” said Larry De Shon, president, International, Avis Budget Group. “Malaysia is one of the major tourism countries in Southeast Asia, with a rapidly growing requirement for car rental, making it the perfect place to introduce our trusted and established brand.”

Business and leisure travelers benefit from Avis’ world-class products and services and commitment to serving customers in Malaysia for more than 40 years. The new location offers great rates on quality, well-maintained, late-model vehicles, such as the economy-size Toyota Passo, the compact Honda City, the full-size Toyota Camry and the Nissan X-Trail sports utility vehicle. Avis also offers renters Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation devices, child safety seats and fuel service options.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit http://www.avis.com.my/ or call 1 800 88 2847.

About Avis in Malaysia

Avis Malaysia first opened its doors for business in 1972 and since then has offered customers high quality products and services.

Today, Avis has locations at airports and in metropolitan areas, including: Glenmarie Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur,  at the Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie, at Renaissance Kuala Lumpur Hotel City Centre, inside terminals 1 and 2 of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Penang Bayan Lepas International Airport, at Menara Zurich in Johor Bharu Downtown Office, Kuantan Airport and recently at the Holiday Inn in Melaka.

Avis Malaysia offers its customers a wide range of local and international mobility services combined with the “We Try Harder ®” service and quality levels.

About Avis in Asia

In Asia, Avis is a leading provider of vehicle rental; vehicle leasing and limousine/chauffeur drive services operating in more than 300 locations through a network of wholly owned subsidiaries, joint ventures and licensee agreements in 20 markets. Avis opened its first operations in Asia in 1970 in Hong Kong. Throughout the 1970’s Avis grew steadily in the region, with operations launched in Singapore, the Philippines, Pakistan, Malaysia and Indonesia. More recently, developments have included openings in India, Mainland China, Vietnam and Taiwan and most recently, Laos and Cambodia.

About Avis

Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries. Avis has a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world’s top brands for customer loyalty. Avis is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR), which operates and licenses the brand throughout the world. For more information, visit www.avis.com.

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Interush Announces Aston Martin Race Team Sponsorship In the Exciting 2015 GT Asia Race Series

IRVINE, Calif., April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Interush International LLC, a leading supplier of digital and cloud based software applications for the Asian market, announced that it will be the primary sponsor of the Craft-Bamboo Aston Martin Race Team’s Vantage GT3 at the 2015 GT Asia Series. Interush has been teaming up with the Craft-Bamboo Racing team since 2012 and is proud to join forces with them once again with this classic marque for the upcoming race season. The #88 Aston Martin livery features the iconic LeMans light blue base color, with accents of classic British Racing Green in a unique combination within this historic Aston Martin racing legacy. Because the number eight is considered good luck in Asia, the #88 Aston Martin is sure to bring double fortune to the team as well!

Interush International LLC to sponsor the Craft-Bamboo Aston Martin Race Team's #88 Vantage GT3

Interush International LLC to sponsor the Craft-Bamboo Aston Martin Race Team’s #88 Vantage GT3

The Aston Martin Vantage GT3 has 600bhp powered by a 6 liter V12 lightweight engine. The racing chassis is made of bonded aluminum to create a very light, yet stiff structure, with a shorter wheelbase and lower engine position to enhance both handling and performance.

The GT Asia Series is in its sixth season and one of the four FIA-sanctioned race series that is part of the Asian Festival of Speed (AFOS). The GT Asia series will start on May 15-17 on the South Korean peninsula and include 11 races across five countries, with the series’ first three-hour endurance race to be held at the Sepang International Circuit in September.

Driving the spirited #88 Aston Martin will be the combination of Frank Yu of Hong Kong and Richard Lyons from Northern Ireland. Frank Yu brings great experience driving both the Vantage GT3 and Asian race circuits with him, while Richard Lyons is a proven championship driver of GT sports car racing. Lyons and Yu victoriously claimed a second place finish together in last year’s GT Asia Series race in Autopolis, Japan and look forward to return to winning performance in this year’s GT Asia Series.

“At Interush, we understand that it takes a full team effort to achieve great success,” said Martin Matthews, CEO of Interush. “However, this also has to start with world-class technology and the hands-on leadership, determination and skills to become a true champion. This is certainly what we expect Richard Lyons and Frank Yu will each provide driving this amazing #88 Aston Martin Vantage GT3!”

2015 GT Asia Race Series Schedule
May 15-17: Yeongam, South Korea; Korea International Circuit
June 26-28: Okayama, Japan; Okayama International Circuit
July 17-19: Fuji, Japan; Fuji International Speedway
September 4-6: Sepang, Malaysia; Sepang International Circuit
September 25-27: Shanghai, China; Shanghai International Circuit
October 23-25: Buriram, Thailand; Chang International Circuit
November 20-22: Macau, China; Guia Circuit (Special Invitational Event)

Interush will also sponsor the Craft-Bamboo SEAT Leons driven by Jordi Gene Guerrero and Sergey Afanasyev at the TCR International Series on September 20th at the annual Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street Circuit, a notoriously difficult track that should prove to provide plenty of action for drivers and spectators alike.

International Race fans can view the series’ websites at http://www.afos.com/ and http://www.tcr-series.com/ for announcements regarding live TV coverage of the races. Interush Management, Staff and Affiliates are all eager for the start of the 2015 race season and look forward to cheering on their sponsored cars to podium victories! 

For more information on Interush-sponsored racing events, visit http://www.interushracing.com. Interush® Racing is a website where race fans can discover the latest news about Interush-sponsored racing. This website is powered by Interush Media, LLC of Irvine, California, which markets consumer and small business-friendly IT Applications within the rapidly expanding information technology sector in Asia. For more information, visit http://interush.com. Interush and the Interush logo are registered trademarks of Interush Technology, Ltd., a member of the Interush group of companies, which are registered in the United States and other countries.  Other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective owners.

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Toyota Sustains Global Industry Prominence Through Use of Successful Growth Strategies

— Toyota plans to collaborate with stakeholders and enter partnerships with vehicle OEMs to expand its geographical presence, finds Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Despite being affected by the recession and shaken by the earthquake and tsunami in recent years, the Toyota Group (www.toyota-global.com) stands as the largest automobile manufacturer today. Behind the company’s success has been its high-performing automotive division, which consists of four brands targeted at the passenger vehicle market and one brand designed for the commercial vehicle space. Toyota’s non-automotive and financial services operations have also helped the company get to where it is now.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Analysis of Toyota Motor Global Product Portfolio (http://www.frost.com/ne60), offers an in-depth examination of the Toyota Group’s key operational strategies, corporate structure, R&D strategies, localization strategies, production capabilities, and product planning and branding strategies.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: http://bit.ly/1Ph6Yuc 

Toyota was restructured in the beginning of this decade to ensure equal attention to all its brands from a global perspective. To achieve true competitiveness for sustainable growth, Toyota Global Vision was announced in 2011. Since then, the company has implemented initiatives like the formation of Lexus International as a separate unit, directly managed by the chief executive officer in order to help reach individual brand targets.

In spite of these efforts, the Toyota Group had a scare in 2014, with the Volkswagen Group (www.volkswagenag.com) almost taking pole position in terms of sales units. A key challenge has been that Japan is the only location where basic research, vehicle engineering, and advanced engineering and design have been taking place. Although the United States (US) and China have supported the company’s research and product development, Toyota still faces the risk of having all its eggs in one basket. Therefore, it is essential for the company to expand its footprint outside Japan.

“Toyota is expected to rely on external stakeholder collaborations and partnerships with vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), such as BMW and suppliers like Toray, to diversify its geographical presence,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive & Transportation Program Manager Vishwas Shankar. “Since each market demands unique powertrains, vehicle body styles, and other features, Toyota will do well to adopt this strategy for continued success.”

As far as the Toyota brand is concerned, all current body styles will remain relevant. For Scion and Lexus, however, the conventional, sporty, and sport utility vehicle body types will shape future product strategy. Models, such as Lexus NX and Scion iM, are already entering markets like the US, where vehicles with similar body styles have been well-received in the past. If hybrid or turbo-charged engines are also used in these models, Toyota will manage to attract a wide array of customers.

“In the near future, Toyota will neither create new brands nor kill existing brands,” noted Shankar. “Instead, it will stick to its core values derived from management principles and focus primarily on the automotive business to help its groups’ brands co-exist.”

Strategic Analysis of Toyota Motor Global Product Portfolio is part of the Automotive & Transportation (http://www.automotive.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: Financial Assessment of Global Automotive OEM Industry, Strategic Analysis of the Japanese Powertrain Market, and Opportunities in the Global Taxi Market. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
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China Yuchai Forms Joint Ventures to Penetrate European Off-Road Engine Market

SINGAPORE, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE: CYD) (“China Yuchai” or the “Company”), announced today that its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (“GYMCL”), has entered into an agreement to form a new joint venture, YC Europe Co., Ltd. (“YC Europe”), in Hong Kong with Shentou Investments (Hong Kong) Limited (“Shentou”), a company specializing in the sale of Chinese products in Europe, including automobile spare parts, and a partner with extensive engine distribution experience and familiarity with the markets in Europe. YC Europe will establish a wholly-owned subsidiary, YC Europe (Germany) GmbH (“YC Germany”), based in Germany to market off-road engines (excluding marine engines) in Europe.

YC Europe and YC Germany will establish a sales network and develop distribution programs to exclusively sell GYMCL off-road diesel and gas engines (excluding marine engines) and spare parts throughout Europe, as well as provide services in engine related areas. GYMCL will supply engines and spare parts, training and service expertise to YC Europe and YC Germany.

The registered capital of YC Europe is 3.0 million Euros. Shentou and GYMCL’s shareholding in YC Europe will be 57.5% and 35% respectively with the other partner taking the remaining 7.5% equity interest.

Weng Ming Hoh, President of China Yuchai, commented, “We expect this new joint venture to accelerate the introduction of our products into the European markets and contribute to our overall sales. Our advanced engines conform to world-class quality, performance and emissions technology standards and with this new venture, we are well-positioned to maximize global distribution opportunities.”

About China Yuchai International

China Yuchai International Limited, through its subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited (“GYMCL”), engages in the manufacture, assembly, and sale of a wide variety of light-, medium- and heavy-duty engines for trucks, buses, passenger vehicles, construction equipment, marine and agriculture applications in China. GYMCL also produces diesel power generators. The engines produced by GYMCL range from diesel to natural gas and hybrid engines. Through its regional sales offices and authorized customer service centers, the Company distributes its diesel engines directly to auto OEMs and retailers and provides maintenance and retrofitting services throughout China. Founded in 1951, GYMCL has established a reputable brand name, strong research and development team and significant market share in China with high-quality products and reliable after-sales support. In 2014, GYMCL sold 483,825 engines and is recognized as a leading manufacturer and distributor of engines in China. For more information, please visit http://www.cyilimited.com.

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European Consumers Rank Vehicle Safety Second Only to Reliability, Finds Frost & Sullivan

– In future, clients are more likely to adopt safety systems they are familiar with

LONDON, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The European consumer base for passenger cars has traditionally embraced the latest technologies to enhance driving dynamics, connectivity, comfort and convenience. Although consumers in the region rate safety second to reliability, they are not only willing to pay for life-saving technologies, but also show interest in automated driving.

A new customer research study from Frost & Sullivan, Strategic Insight into Voice of European Consumers on Passenger Car Safety Systems (http://www.frost.com/mac9), details the findings from Web-based surveys of 2,516 current car owners who reside in Europe, drive a car no older than a 2011 model, and intend to purchase a new car within the next three years. The study has identified three groups of customers based on their attitudes towards safety and driving behaviour  sceptics, basic safety seekers and full feature seekers.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: http://corpcom.frost.com/forms/EU_PR_KFeick_MAC9-18_25Mar15.

“Full feature and basic safety seekers, which make up 72 percent of the population, should be targeted to increase the adoption rate of safety systems in Europe,” said Frost & Sullivan Automotive & Transportation Senior Research Analyst Kamalesh Mohanarangam. “In terms of targeting priority, however, basic safety seekers come after full feature seekers, who are most often women with higher-than-average incomes and a strong willingness to pay a premium for safety features.”

Across consumer segments, familiarity with safety systems has been found to positively influence uptake rates and future purchase intentions. Accordingly, automatic emergency braking, which consumers are well acquainted with, has the highest potential for uptake. On the other hand, many of the driver warning and information systems are secondary features in preference.

“To enhance interest in automatic emergency braking and other safety systems, market participants need to implement appropriate pricing strategies as consumers give importance to value for money,” pointed out Frost & Sullivan Program Manager, Automotive & Transportation, Prana Natarajan. “For instance, market participants could consider adopting the product bundle pricing strategy to lower prices for customers and maximise profits generated from passenger car safety system installations.”

Vehicle prognostics, the connected car and cyber security are just a few of the current trends in the automotive and mobility space, which will be discussed during Frost & Sullivan’s annual industry event “Intelligent Mobility: Future Business Models in Connected and Automated Mobility” (http://ow.ly/LkwXD), taking place at the House of Lords and the Royal Garden Hotel in London on 1st and 2ndJuly 2015. For more information, media partnership opportunities or press passes, contact Katja Feick, Corporate Communications, on katja.feick@frost.com.

Strategic Insight into Voice of European Consumers on Passenger Car Safety Systems is part of the Automotive & Transportation (http://www.automotive.frost.com) Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related studies include: European Market for Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication Systems, Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems Market in Europe, and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Market in Europe. All studies included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

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Season 2 of Yamaha Motor’s Original Short Anime “Master of Torque” Released

IWATA, Japan, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) has globally released the second season of “Master of Torque,” an original short anime series for entertainment purposes initially released online from the spring through the summer of 2014.

The Master of Torque anime is set in Tokyo in the near future and tells the fictional story of a group of young motorcycle riders. It is meant to help communicate the fun of motorcycles to younger people, primarily in their teens and twenties.

Taking place around globally recognized sources of modern Japanese culture that lie along Route 246 in Tokyo, like Aoyama, Omote-sando and Shibuya, the Master of Torque anime paints a vivid picture of the joys of motorcycles and the lifestyle they can bring by highlighting the unique characteristics of Yamaha’s MT Series of motorcycles, all within the context of a dramatic story depicting the conflicts and confrontations between the colorful cast of characters.

The anime’s production combines the storytelling and techniques of Japanese animation that are popular among young people around the world today and the talent of several accomplished anime voice actors. The result is a full-fledged piece of entertainment representing a uniquely Yamaha form of communication to young people around the world.

Special site (English): http://global.yamaha-motor.com/showroom/mt

Special site (Japanese): http://global.yamaha-motor.com/jp/showroom/mt/

Official YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/YamahaMotorcompany

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Brose China Receives Nationwide Quality Awards

— International mechatronics specialist Brose has been granted six 2014 Excellent Supplier awards by several OEMs in China.

— These awards demonstrate Brose’s capabilities in local product development, project launch, on-time delivery and high quality assurance as well as its effective communication with clients.

SHANGHAI, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — OEMs in China have conferred several awards on their supplier Brose for its outstanding quality performance in 2014. These awards demonstrate the international mechatronic specialist’s excellent performance in local product development, project implementation, on-time delivery and high quality assurance, as well as effective support for clients. In addition, they mark another step forward taken by Brose to achieve the goal of having the Brose brand associated with high quality in the Chinese automobile market. “I am delighted that our customers have approved of our efforts. It shows our established position in all key segments of the automotive market and across all product divisions.” Says Brian Meyer, Vice President of Quality Brose Asia. “Our constant endeavor to improve our performance has proved to be on the right track, which motivates us to make further improvement in the future.”

FAW-VW Benchmark Award and FAW-VW Localization Award

FAW-VW Benchmark Award and FAW-VW Localization Award

 

DFPV Excellent Supplier Award and Volvo Award for Best Launching Support

DFPV Excellent Supplier Award and Volvo Award for Best Launching Support

 

GAC-Fiat Excellent Supplier Award and DPCA Excellent Supplier Award

GAC-Fiat Excellent Supplier Award and DPCA Excellent Supplier Award

Shanghai Brose Electric Motors: 2014 Excellent Supplier of DFPV

In December 2014, Shanghai Brose Electric Motor (SBM) won the 2014 Excellent Supplier Award of Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle (DFPV). This honor gives credit to SBM for producing cooling fan modules for the car line of Dongfeng AX7. SBM also provided cooperative onsite support for solutions to technical issues in the process of implementation. In the ramp-up phase, the output will reach 9,000 units per month in 2015. The annual output is expected to reach more than 90,000 units and can be increased according to the client’s requirements.

Starting its operations in1995, SBM continues to expand its client base and seeks to establish itself as the drive competence center of Brose in Asia. 

Wuhan Plant: Receiving Excellent Supplier Awards from DPCA and GAC-Fiat

Also in December 2014, the honor of 2014 Excellent Supplier was conferred on Brose Wuhan plant by GAC-Fiat for its achievements in project launch and local product development. With its 100 percent locally developed and produced door system, Brose Wuhan plant has met all the requirements of the quality review for the relevant Jeep car lines.

DPCA (Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile Company) was also satisfied with the performance of Brose Wuhan plant and recognized it as its annual excellent supplier. These two awards further prove the competence of Brose Wuhan Plant in fulfilling the client’s demand for high quality, cost efficiency, project development and logistics.

Chongqing Plant: Best Launching Support Award by Volvo Car China

In November 2014, Volvo Car China awarded Brose Chongqing plant for its launching support in the production of door systems for one of its best-selling models in China. Fulfilling the relevant requirements of the customer, the Brose production team was able to achieve zero quality complaint in the first six months since start of production in September 2014. In addition, Brose also provided effective technical support, while managing the directed tier two suppliers.

Since its start of production in 2012, Brose Chongqing plant has accumulated broad experience in ramping up new production lines and successfully launched 17 new projects for all customers across all business divisions.

Changchun Plant: Benchmark and Localization Award from FAW-VW

In September 2014, Brose Changchun plant was selected for the first time as one of the two annual Benchmark Award winners among the FAW-VW A-class suppliers. The award recognizes its effective quality management process in the product delivery. By using such tools as safe launch program, Problem Management Process (PMP), SAP system and Brose Production System (BPS), Brose Changchun managed to detect errors at an early phase and effectively control the final outcome with advanced technologies. These best practice examples have been established as standards for other FAW-VW suppliers. In January 2015, FAW-VW granted the “localization award” to Brose Changchun as a further recognition of its local capabilities in development and production.  

Brose Changchun plant has been supplying seats and window regulator products to FAW-VW since 2005 and 80 percent of its market share comes from FAW-VW.

Brose made its debut in the Chinese market in 1995. Following its localization strategy, the mechatronic specialist has expanded its presence to eleven sites, covering seven of China’s key automotive regions (Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Changchun, Chongqing, Wuhan and Taicang). With 4,000 employees in China, the company generated a turnover of approximately RMB 8.1 billion in the fiscal year 2014.

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Daimler & Renault-Nissan Alliance Expand Cooperation to 1-Ton Pickup Trucks

STUTTGART, Germany, PARIS and YOKOHAMA, Japan, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Nissan and Daimler to jointly develop midsize pickup truck  
  • Mercedes-Benz pickup to share some of the architecture with the all-new Nissan NP300
  • Mercedes-Benz vehicle to be engineered and designed by Daimler to meet specific needs of its customers
  • Mercedes-Benz pickup will target Europe, Australia, South Africa and Latin America
  • Pickup trucks to be built in Barcelona, Spain, and Cordoba, Argentina
  • Latest milestone in the five-year strategic cooperation between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance

The Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG will expand their five-year strategic cooperation into the pickup truck segment.

(Click here for the video news release: http://www.media.blog.alliance-renault-nissan.com/news/5417)

Together, Nissan and Daimler will develop a 1-ton pickup truck for Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz recently announced its entry into this segment. The Mercedes-Benz pickup will share some of the architecture with the all-new Nissan NP300 but it will be engineered and designed by Daimler to meet the specific needs of its customers. The vehicle will have all of Mercedes Benz‘ distinctive characteristics and features.  

The pickup will feature a double cab and will be targeted both at personal-use and commercial customers. The primary target markets for the truck are Europe, Australia, South Africa and Latin America.

“Mercedes-Benz is the fastest growing premium brand in the world,” said Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “Entering the rapidly growing segment of midsize pickups is an important step in continuing our global growth path. Thanks to our well-established partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance, we are able to drastically reduce the time and cost to enter this key segment.”

Nissan is the world’s second-biggest 1-ton pickup truck maker and has been building and selling 1-ton pickups for more than 80 years. Since 1933, more than 14 million Nissan 1-ton pickup trucks have been used to transport people and cargo, sometimes in the toughest circumstances. The NP300, sold under the name NP300 Navara and NP300 Frontier (depending on the market), was launched in June 2014 and is currently produced in Thailand and Mexico.

The Mercedes-Benz 1-ton pickup truck will be built by Nissan in the Renault plant in Cordoba, Argentina, along with the Nissan NP300 and a Renault 1-ton truck, for Latin America. The three trucks will also be built in the Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain, for other markets, excluding North America. Production of the trucks at the two plants will start by the end of the decade.

Click here for the full press release.

Contact:

Florian Martens, Daimler AG
Phone: +49-711-17-41525; email: florian.martens@daimler.com

Thomas Frohlich, Daimler AG
Phone: +49-711-17-41361; email: thomas.f.froehlich@daimler.com

Mia Nielsen, Renault-Nissan Alliance
Phone: +33(0)6-10-83-31-33; email: mia.nielsen@renault-nissan.com