HONG KONG, China (January 6, 2015) – The all-new Nissan X-Trail has scored another accolade with the Car of the Year (COTY) award by the China Mainstream Media Automobile Alliance. The award is based on vigorous testing by a team of automotive journalists in China.
Susumu Uchikoshi (On the second left, managing director of Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle) receives
COTY award from China Mainstream Media Automobile Alliance.
"We are very excited and honored to receive the COTY award for the all-new X-Trail,"said Susumu Uchikoshi,managing director of Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company. “Since debuting in China in March 2014, X-Trail has enjoyed positive media reviews, strong consumer demand and passionate support from our dealer network. I am confident that this already popular SUV will continue to attract more drivers and create more fans here.”
China Mainstream Media Automobile Alliance consists of 23 of the most influential media in China. Members evaluate all new cars sold in categories such as acceleration, comfort, features, fuel consumption, interior and exterior design, and value for the price. This is the third consecutive year that Nissan has accepted the COTY Nissan Sylphy received the award in 2012, and Teana in 2013. X-Trail is produced in Dongfeng Nissan's Zhengzhou and Dalian plants, and has turned in consecutive monthly sales over 10,000 units for a total of more than 110,000 units since launching in China.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan,and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold almost 5.2 million vehicles and generated revenue of 10.5 trillion yen (USD 105 billion) in fiscal 2013.
Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history,with almost 50 percent share of the zero-emission vehicle segment.
About Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV)
Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (DFL-PV) is a business unit of Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. (DFL), Nissan's joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd. DFL-PV is engaged in research and development operations, manufacturing and distribution of passenger vehicles.