Caption: Staffs of Carpenters Motors in Namaka Branch; Neli, Janen and Rina pose infront of one of the three brand new Nissan Urvan. Photo: MARGARET NAQIRI.
By JOSEPHINE NAVULA
Passenger?s comfort and safety can now be ensured after Carpenters Motors launched three brand new Nissan Urvan at their outlet in Namaka yesterday.
Nissan Urvan is a van and minibus manufactured from February 1973 by Nissan with three, five, seven and up to ten seats.
Presenting the brand new vehicles, Carpenters Motors National Operations Manager, Alvin Sharma said the vehicles are ensuring to be the best.
?We need new models of vehicles in Fiji as they come with better and more user ?friendly features, are safer, more fuel efficient and keep us on par with the rest of the world. The 2013 Nissan Urvan is a quantum leap from any other Nissan Urvan sold previously in Fiji for all these reasons,? he said.
The Nissan, called the NV350 Caravan was premiered at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. It went on sale in Japan in 2012 with diesel engine and super long body variants and is now available for sale in Fiji.
?The new NV350 Caravan comes with the new YD25DDTi engine with clean diesel technology that achieves the class-leading fuel economy of 12.2km per liter based on Japan?s JC08 mode test cycle,? Sharma said.
Sharma said the tough and rigid body construction, and advanced safety devices are important for commercial vehicle drivers who work long hours with their vans.
?Nissan Urvan?s extremely rigid body, with other- top-in-class safety features, ensures years of trouble free operation,? he said.
Sharma later added that Carpenters Motors is the clear leader in automotive sales, in terms of number of vehicles sold.
?We have always believed and succeeded in providing a variety of options to our valued clients, especially for a small developing market like Fiji,? he said.