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Car Care Tips for Every Nissan Owner

Upon hearing the words “car care,” most people would automatically think of car wash, waxes, and other cleaning products. But, there’s a lot more to car care than maintaining the outward appearances of your vehicle.

Car care includes maintaining the performance of your engine, making sure that your tires are well balanced, ensuring that all the fluids in your car are clean and filled to the right levels, interior maintenance, air conditioning, windshield wipers, and so on. All these different aspects should be covered when you talk about car care.

The Common Misconceptions about Car Care

When it comes to car care products and cleaning practices, there are many misconceptions and mistakes that most car owners fall victim to. These myths and misconceptions may not seem like much, but in the long run, they can significantly reduce the aesthetic value and quality of your vehicle, which is the exact opposite of what proper car care practices are supposed to do.

Dishwashing detergent makes good car wash substitute

Car Care Tips for Every Nissan Owner

If you like to compare your car to that fancy china you got from your wedding, then by all means use detergents to wash your car. You need to understand, however, that detergents are formulated to remove everything from the surface, which is why your plates are so squeaky clean after every wash. This means waxes, silicones, and polymers; everything that is in your car’s paint finish. Use detergents several times in washing your car and you will have achieved nothing but expedite the oxidation process.

For the best results, especially when you consider the hot weather in the Philippines, you need a car wash product with the proper pH balance and conditioners that are specially formulated to not only bring out the shine in your car’s finish, but enhances the protective qualities of the automotive paint finish as well.

Washing and cleaning are one and the same procedures

Car Care Tips for Every Nissan Owner

This is where most car owners often get confused. Despite washing and cleaning sounding very similar, they are actually two very different processes. Washing, or the use of a car wash product, only removes loose dirt and grime from the surface of your paint finish. It is basically the initial stage of the cleaning process. If you want to remove stubborn contaminants, stains, blemishes, and oxidation, you’re going to need an effective cleaning agent, such as a clear coat-safe paint cleaner. These types of cleaners will remove contaminants that simple washing can’t.

Polishing and waxing have no difference whatsoever

Car Care Tips for Every Nissan Owner

You can blame modern-day marketers for having caused this much confusion about the difference between polishing and waxing. By naively misusing these terms, some people now believe that polishing and waxing are interchangeable. They are not.

Polishing is entirely different from waxing, not just in the process but the purpose as well. The sole purpose of polishing is to bring out a high gloss from the car’s paint finish. This is what car show enthusiasts use to bring out the shine, or the bling, from their showroom cars.

Waxing, on the other hand, is more of adding protection to your car’s finish. Wax, resin, polymer, sand silicone are some of the most common ingredients in waxing agents that provide superior protection for your car’s finish, especially against harsh elements.

Other Car Care Products and Tips You’ll Find Useful in Hot Weather Driving

Always monitor the level and efficiency of your engine coolant. Driving in a tropical country like the Philippines, you can expect vehicles to get really hot, especially under the hood. If the coolant isn’t effective or if the coolant reservoir isn’t filled to the proper level, the engine could overheat, which is exactly what you don’t want to happen when travelling long distances on a hot day.

Monitor refrigerant levels and check for leaks in the AC system. Although Nissan cars are already known for great quality air conditioning systems, you still need to apply proper maintenance to keep that smooth flow of cooled air going during extremely hot weather. Make sure that the refrigerant charge is at the right level, and remember to check for leaks in the system before adding refrigerant.

Nissan CDO

Here at Nissan CDO dealership, you can find all kinds of car care products to help you keep your vehicle in tiptop shape, both in performance and in appearance. From windshield wipers of all shapes and sizes, to top quality car batteries and motor oil, everything you need is but a stone’s throw away at your local Nissan dealership.




The Nissan Patrol Royale: 5 Decades in the Making

Nissan has been very busy these past few months, introducing new models as well as the latest versions of their trusted old models. Among the models they have recently revamped is their large SUV, the Nissan Patrol. Now known as the Patrol Royale, the model has received a number of cosmetic improvements as well as a few interior tweaks.

Nissan boasts that this is the first four-wheel drive vehicle that’s specifically designed to work extremely well even in the Middle East region, which has the type of climate that demands a lot from automobiles. Let’s see how it measures up.

The Exterior

The Nissan Patrol Royale: 5 Decades in the Making

The V-Motion grill of the new Patrol Royale is significantly bolder, with three bars at the center and two bars at each corner. This new grill replaces the one with the honeycomb design. The built-in LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights are also new (the DRL has an automatic on/off function) and the fog light housings are bigger and features a new chrome trim. At the back of the Patrol Royale are clear taillights that now feature revised clusters. The revamped SUV also features an all-new set of 20-inch wheels.

The Interior

The Nissan Patrol Royale: 5 Decades in the Making

The steering wheel of the Patrol Royale now has wood trim, unlike the old model, which had a steering wheel fully wrapped in leather. What remains the same is the leather trim in the automobile’s door panels, the center console, and the chrome accents that still brightens up the tan-colored interior. This means the look and feel of the car’s interior is pretty much the same as it was with the previous version of the Nissan Patrol, except for the steering wheel.

And guess what? It’s not just the wood trim that’s new about the steering wheel. The telescopic steering wheel is also powered with memory, along with the driver’s seat. Another feature that makes the car’s interior interesting is the tri-zone climate control and Bose Premium sound system, which is equipped with a total of 13 speakers. Plus, the Patrol Royale also boasts of a push engine start with Intelligent Key and 2 x 7-inch headrest-mounted WVGA monitors. The vehicle is also spacious enough to seat a total of eight individuals.

The Machine

The Nissan Patrol Royale: 5 Decades in the Making

The latest version of the Nissan Patrol is powered by a 5.6 liter V8 engine that produces 526Nm and 371 PS of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission that also features a manual shift mode. And because Nissan boasts of the car’s off-road capabilities as well, it has also been fitted with a full-time electronic four-wheel drive system with three settings: 4-Low, 4-High, and Automatic.

Where driver assist and safety equipment are concerned, Nissan equipped the new Patrol Royale with Limited Slip Differential, Hill Start Assist, Hill descent Control, six full-curtain airbags, traction and stability control, and an anti-lock braking system with EBD. The vehicle also has clearance sensors at the front and rear, with an Around View 360-degree camera.

The Price Cut

Perhaps the biggest change made to the Nissan Patrol isn’t in its exterior appearance, in its interior, or in the machine. Rather, it is in the adjustment of the model’s price. The Nissan Patrol used to sell for PHP 4.9 million, but is now being offered at PHP 3.9 million. That’s a million-peso price cut! Where else can you see such a significant price reduction for a car model that has been improved in both appearance and function? Apparently, nowhere else but at Nissan. The company has definitely made the large SUV accessible to a lot more people.

The Verdict

There’s no question about it. The Patrol Royale’s price is definitely good news to those who have been waiting for its release. Other than the price, though, is the Royale really an improvement on the classic Nissan Patrol? Our answer would also be a resounding YES! Nissan’s engineers went through the evaluation process for over 200 prototypes and spent over five decades honing what has now been introduced as the Patrol Royale, and it shows.

The Royale has very smooth response and is kept flatter by its Hydraulic Body Motion Control (HBMC) system. It also has considerably less body roll when you change lanes and turn corners, thereby giving you an extremely comfortable riding experience within the city as well as top-notch stability on sandy and rugged roads. It also boasts independent suspension on both front and back ends, as well as 275/60R20 tires.

The Nissan Patrol Royale is offered in Pearl White and Obsidian Black. This may just be the ride you’ve been waiting for.



The 2016 Nissan Almera – A Closer Look

Always innovating, constantly improving. That’s the kind of image Nissan wants to be known for, and they are indeed working hard to cement that image. This year, they are introducing to the Philippine market the latest version of their sub-compact car, Almera.

The previous version of the Nissan Almera is now improved with new interior and exterior designs, plus a new engine variant, they are hoping to make the model the new car of choice of every Filipino family. According to Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) President and Managing Director Antonio Zara, the 2016 Almera is the “perfect partner for all new beginnings.” Let’s take a closer look to see if what he claims is indeed true.

The 2016 Nissan Almera – A Closer Look

What’s New?

This 2016 model is supposed to be a better version of the Almera, right? So, what exactly has changed from the previous model to this one?

The best place to begin is at the car’s front end, which now a new bumper, a new grille, and a new set of headlights. The new bumper adds an angular shape to the otherwise round design of the car. The larger V-motion grille and boomerang-shaped headlights identify it as a sister if the Sylphy and the Altima.

Now let’s take a look at the side of the new Almera. It features a new set of 12-spoke alloy wheels along with a design that gives it more of a sporty look. At the back end, it has a revamped bumper that features a black diffuser, a chrome trunk garnish, and a redesigned lip spoiler.

More than the exterior, though, it’s what’s inside a car that matters to most consumers. So, what does the 2016 Almera’s interior have to offer? Well, the new center console layout now has piano black and silver trims. Additionally, the new instrument cluster features Fine Vision gauges and the redesigned three-spoke steering wheel definitely looks a lot classier than the one in the previous model. The new Almera also boasts a multi-information display and rear air conditioning vents, along with leather seats for the model’s top-range variant.

The 2016 Nissan Almera – A Closer Look

Other than that, the car’s interior also boasts of having ample space. NPI also says the car comes with a remote keyless system, iPod connectivity, and AUX/USB input. You can also expect to find standard safety features in the 2016 Almera, including electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, anti-lock braking system, and dual front airbags.

What’s under the hood of any car is also a very important consideration. After all, you can only truly enjoy the looks and comfort your car offers if they come with top-notch performance. The new Almera allows you to choose between two drivetrains. With the entry-level model, you get a 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder engine with CVT technology. It generates 79 horsepower at 6000rpm and 106Nm of torque at 4400rpm. It is connected to a 5-speed manual transmission. The other models give you a 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine that generates 99 horsepower at 6000rpm and 134Nm of torque at 4000rpm. The 5-speed manual transmission of this engine is mated with a 4-speed automatic transmission.

Aside from all these upgrades, Nissan’s new Almera models also got a few tweaks in suspension to give you a sportier driving and riding experience. Furthermore, this car’s spare parts cost less than the previous version’s. That, coupled with the fact that the upgrades lead to longer intervals between periodic maintenance, translates into a 30 percent reduction in the Almera’s maintenance cost. The car now has the lowest maintenance cost in its class!

Nissan’s 2016 Almera will be made available in a total of 5 variants:

  1. The new 1.2-liter M/T, which is priced at PHP630,000
  2. The 1.5-liter E M/T that’s priced at PHP726,000
  3. The 1.5-liter E A/T to be sold at PHP762,000
  4. The 1.5-liter V A/T, which has a price tag of PHP845,000
  5. The range-topper 1.5 VL A/T that comes in at PHP880,000

(Prices does not yet include freight charges.)

These five Almera variants will all come in four different colors: Alpine White, Bluish Black, Brilliant Silver, and Titanium Grey.

If you’re planning to buy a new car and have a sedan in mind, you may want to check out the 2016 Almera. Mr. Zara promised that this is “the ideal car that will be with you and your loved ones through many of life’s important milestones.” Now that is definitely something worth looking forward to! After all, a car is one investment you’d want to benefit from for many years to come.




Nissan Philippines, Inc. in 2015 – A Year of Excitement

Nissan has always been passionate about innovating and treading into waters no one has ever gone into before. It is this passion and commitment to excellence that made them one of the leaders of the global automotive industry. Year after year after year, they have managed to deliver on their promise of presenting to the world “Innovation that Excites.” And as Nissan Philippines welcomed their second year of introducing Nissan’s exciting innovations to the Philippine market, they went all-out in making 2015 an amazing year of rediscovery—rediscovering innovation, rediscovering excitement, rediscovering convenience, rediscovering comfort, rediscovering NISSAN.


Nissan welcomed the year with a special promo. They offered the lowest down payments of the year from January 5 to February 28 and had a daily raffle draw, with a trip for two to Boracay as the prize! Customers eligible for the promo were those who purchased a Nissan Almera, Navara, Sylphy, or Urvan through the Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) dealer network within the promo period.


The love month saw people falling in love with the all-new Nissan NP300 Navara, which now boasts of a tougher body and much smarter features. It promises a comfortable ride whether you’re on smooth city roads or rough mountain trails.

Toru Hasegawa (Corporate VP, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and President, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co. Ltd.) and Antonio Zara (President and Managing Director, Nissan Philippines, Inc.) at the launch of the new NP300 Navara

Toru Hasegawa (Corporate VP, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and President, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co. Ltd.) and Antonio Zara (President and Managing Director, Nissan Philippines, Inc.) at the launch of the new NP300 Navara


This month is when NPI became the newest participant in the GT Academy, a virtual-to-pro racing competition. The Philippines competed with other Asian countries for the title of GT Academy Champion. It opened the opportunity for Filipinos with expert skills in virtual racing to also prove their worth on a real racetrack.


It was on this month that NPI accomplished the rare feat of welcoming six dealerships into their network—all within one day! This certainly shows the company’s commitment to extending their reach all over the country to serve their customers better.


Nissan made up for a relatively quiet month of May by introducing the all-new NV350 Urvan in June. The latest iteration of their well-loved van is a formidable contender in the commercial van class, with its improved features and design. To showcase what the new Urvan has to offer, NPI invited a group of lifestyle and motoring media practitioners to a Tagaytay-Batangas trip soon after the vehicle’s launch.

In Cagayan de Oro, Nissan held a two-day Ride & Drive featuring the Nissan Navara NP300.


The opening of the second half of the year ushered in the National Finals of the GT Academy Philippine edition, where the top 20 contenders battled it out for the top six slots. The top six contenders then moved on to the next stage of the competition, which is the Asia Race Camp. Marlon Stockinger, 2015 Renault World Series and Lotus F1 Junior Team race car driver, served as the contenders mentor and the competition’s guest judge.


On its first foray into the GT Academy, the Philippines took pride in having Joward Policarpio winning the GT Academy Asia Race Camp, which was held at the Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom. Indonesia’s Andika Rama and India’s Akshay Gupta came in second and third, respectively.

Jose Gerard Policarpio (center), 2015 GT Academy Asia Champion, with Head Judge Rob Barff (to his right) and Ricardo Sanchez (to his left), 2014 GT Academy International Champion

Jose Gerard Policarpio (center), 2015 GT Academy Asia Champion, with Head Judge Rob Barff (to his right) and Ricardo Sanchez (to his left), 2014 GT Academy International Champion

This month also saw Nissan donating two of its best-selling vehicles—the NP300 Navara and the NV350 Urvan—to the non-profit organization, Habitat for Humanity Philippines. Habitat says they will be using the vehicles for disaster response activities and for their ReStore Program, which is a donation center that sells donated furniture, home accessories, appliances, and building materials at a fraction of their respective retail prices.


The start of the “ber” months saw Nissan launching another promo: The Nissan Sylphy Transformation Promo. Participants sent in an old photo and a current photo of themselves. A composite of the photos will then be displayed, and the entry with the most number of votes wins a brand-new Sylphy! The promo is meant to showcase how much one can change as the years go by, in the same way the old favorite Nissan Sentra was transformed into the new Nissan Sylphy.


The year may be drawing to a close, but Nissan isn’t done innovating just yet! Recognizing the need to make car parts easily accessible to the public, it has launched Nissan Parts Online ( This platform allows you to view and purchase the various parts you may need for your favorite Nissan car, right from the comfort of your own home. Aside from parts, the site also sells various car accessories and merchandise.

This month, Nissan also received a great honor: The Truck of the Year Award – Philippines by the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI)! Indeed, Nissan Philippines President, Antonio Zara, wasn’t off the mark when he dished out the challenge early this year: “Let the truck wars begin!” Nissan is proud to have won the competition!

It has indeed been an exciting year for Nissan Philippines and their loyal patrons. And with their brand of commitment and innovation, it’s safe to say we can expect even more exciting years to come.


The Nissan NP300 Navara: CAGI’s Truck of the Year-Philippines

When Nissan’s NP300 Navara was launched in February of this year, Nissan Philippines, Incorporated (NPI) President Antonio “Toti” Zara confidently declared, “Let the truck wars begin!


Today, nine months after that dare was made, it sure looks like Mr. Zara had every reason to declare war on other truck manufacturers with such confidence. The Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI), the Philippines’ premier award-giving body in the automotive industry, has declared the NP300 Navara as the 2015 Truck of the Year Philippines during the Awards Night held on November 13th of this year in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.

The Navara first fought it out in the Best 4×2 Pickup of the Year category, where it bested 12 other trucks, including the Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, Mitsubishi Strada, Tata Xenon, and different variants of the Chevrolet Colorado. After being named the best in its category, the NP300 Navara went head-to-head with Ford’s Ranger Wildtrak 3.2L, which was adjudged the Best 4×4 Pickup of the Year. Nissan was proud to come up on top.

Make no mistake about it, this was no mean feat because the awards were given out based not on things like advertising budget, popularity, or sales figures, but on real merits like build quality, driving experience, ride comfort, style, and vehicle performance. CAGI President Robby Consunji himself said, “CAGI has completed the most thorough and critical consumer-oriented vehicle review process in the country. We tested 78 cars and trucks from the 2015 model year, involved roughly 1,500 test drives over 4 days.” as he thanked the participating car manufacturers for allowing them to scrutinize and test their vehicles.


So, what exactly was it that drove the CAGI team to name the NP300 Navara the country’s Truck of the Year? What features does this automobile have that set it apart not only from the other trucks in its category, but from all other 2015 model trucks? Let’s take a closer look at the Navara to find out.

At first glance, it’s hard not to be impressed with the new NP300. Unlike its predecessors and many other trucks in its category, it doesn’t have a boxy look. Quality details such as the distinguished front end, the chrome and matte gray grill, LED projector headlamps, the wide arches and creases, the car-style tail lamps, the unique tailgate, and the V-motion detail around its logo all add up to the appeal of its design.

But it’s not just the looks that have improved in the all-new NP300 Navara. When Nissan says “all-new,” it certainly looks like they mean it because the pickup has grown practically in all areas. It is longer, wider, and taller than the previous version. Even the cabin looks and feels much improved from Nissan’s previous pickups. The fabric upholstery of the seats blend in perfectly with the nearly all-black interior.


The NP300 Navara also has excellent ergonomics, with the front seats featuring the Zero-G design created in collaboration with NASA, which offers maximum comfort and minimum fatigue—perfect for long drives. The cabin also has ample rear leg room and has extremely plush seats, you probably won’t believe you’re in a pickup truck! It feels more like you’re inside a top-spec executive sedan. And it’s not just the interior that offers ample space; the truck bed is also very spacious, allowing you to transport just about all kinds of cargo.

What hasn’t changed from the previous generation of the Navara is the 2.5L CRDI engine, but that’s not so bad, considering the model also has 163 PS and 403 Nm of torque. Power features such as the power windows, locks, and mirrors have also been retained and the audio system improved, being amazingly clear and powerful for a mid-range truck. Of course, just like all units in Nissan’s new generation of vehicles, the all-new Navara boasts an air conditioning system that’ll keep passengers comfortably cool, even during the scorching Philippine summer months.


All in all, the all-new Nissan NP300 Navara handles extremely well, offers maximum comfort, and has excellent maneuverability and fuel economy. And when you consider that it sells for only PHP1,108,000.00, you’ll understand just how impressive it is by itself and as compared to other vehicles in its class. It comes as no wonder, then, that the CAGI team found this pickup to be in a league of its own and named it the best of its kind. So if you’re on the market for a new pickup truck, it would definitely be a good idea to consider the Navara.

Nissan Juke – Was It Worth the Wait?

A few years ago, rumors circulated about the Nissan Juke being launched in the Philippines very soon. This month, in celebration of the second anniversary of Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI), those rumors were not only laid to rest, but joyously confirmed to be true. NPI has indeed brought the compact crossover SUV to the country. It was their way of kicking off their latest campaign, “Rediscover Excitement, Rediscover Nissan.”


The campaign is aimed at reliving the glory days of Nissan, and NPI felt that the launch of the Juke, with its unique character and sporty look, is the perfect way to get the campaign started. But does it live up to the high expectations? Is it really the best car model to start a campaign with? Well, the only way to find out is to take a closer look at the car in question. Let’s go!


Key Features and Specs


  • 6L HR16DE DOHC gasoline engine
  • 154Nm of torque
  • 116PS of power
  • Integrated Control System (I-CON)
  • Xtronic Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • 5-person seating capacity
  • 60/40-split bench rear seat
  • Dual front air bags
  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Rear parking camera
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Signature V-grille
  • Boomerang-shaped LED lamps


A Closer Look at The Juke


If car specs don’t really make that much sense to you, allow us to help you get to know this stylish new entry of Nissan Philippines.


The Exterior

Nissan Juke – Was It Worth the Wait?

At first glance, you’ll immediately notice that the Juke looks absolutely nothing like the other Nissan cars currently being offered in the Philippine market. It is a sport crossover with a very aggressive front and rear design, and standing at a 2520mm wheelbase. It measures 4135mm x 1765mm x 1580mm (LxWxH). The Juke’s front has Halogen Projector w/ LED Clearance Lamps headlights and huge circular fog lamps. It also has a colored front bumper that features Nissan’s signature V-motion chrome grille. The side features LED side turners with auto-folding, power-adjustable side turn lamps. The car’s rear has LED signature lamps and an intermittent wiper.


The Interior

Nissan Juke – Was It Worth the Wait?

The Juke has fabric-covered body-hugging seats and a manually adjustable driver’s seat that has an active-restraint headrest. It also features an automatically illuminated glove box and a spacious center console. The back of the interior has an audio head unit and computer display meter. The sporty look of the car is also evident in the silver center trim and rounded metal door handles.


Comfort and Convenience

Nissan Juke – Was It Worth the Wait?

The Juke’s intelligent display system known as I-CON offers driving convenience by allowing you to customize drive and climate modes. This means you can adjust the atmosphere inside the vehicle to perfectly suit your preferences. The vehicle also has a push start system that adds even more to the convenience it offers.


Safety Features

Nissan Juke – Was It Worth the Wait?

Other than the dual front air bags and anti-lock braking system mentioned earlier, the Juke also ensures your safety with its brake assist and brake force distribution. Furthermore, it is armed with an anti-theft system that has a built-in immobilizer! If you have kids, then you’ll be glad to know Tether and ISO-FIX ensures child protection in the vehicle.


The Verdict


Considering all of the above features, functions, and specifications, it really does seem like the Juke is worth the wait. And when you consider further that it is set to sell at less than a million pesos (PHP980,000 to be exact), one can easily forgive Nissan Philippines for taking so long to bring this funky crossover to our shores, right?


Remember, though that this is a small vehicle, categorized as a subcompact crossover. If you’re looking for a family car and you have a large family, this may (unfortunately) not be the vehicle for you. But if you only have a family of four, or if you’re single and are looking for just this type of car, then the Juke is certainly worth checking out; at least go for a test drive in it!


The closest competitors we can find for Nissan’s latest addition to the Philippine market are the Ford EcoSport and the soon-to-be-launched Mazda CX-3. It does have the advantage of being a bit bigger and more powerful than the Ford. As to how it compares with the upcoming Mazda, we’ll just have to wait and see.


When Nissan Philippines finally starts selling the Juke in January of 2016, you can take your pick from 4 fun colors: Solar Yellow, Red Alert, Pearl White, and Obsidian Black. It certainly took its time coming to the Philippines, but when we saw what the Juke had to offer, we were once again reminded that patience is indeed a virtue.

The Nissan Sylphy Transformation Promo: Celebrating Change

There are brands almost everyone immediately recognizes and Nissan is one of those. If you take the time to ask random individuals you meet on the street, all of them will probably tell you that they or a member of their family either owns a Nissan at present or has owned one in the past. There is definitely no denying the fact that this brand has become a world leader in the automobile industry over the years and they take pride in having held on to their leadership status for years.

Today, Nissan continues to be on a roll, with a continually increasing market share as well as improved customer satisfaction and dealer profitability. This isn’t to say, though, that the company can rest on its laurels. Considering how competitive the world in general has become, they can expect to still have some pretty tough battles to fight. And it does seem like they’re more than ready to take on these battles.

The Nissan Sylphy Transformation Promo: Celebrating Change

Special focus is placed on ensuring that every member of the Nissan family commits to the fulfillment of their mission, which is: “To enrich people’s lives, building trust with our employees, customers, dealers, partners, shareholders, and the world at large.”

A huge part of their effort to enrich people’s lives involves the beefing up of their product line. So you can expect to see some major improvements in their products this year and beyond. One such major improvement is the transformation of the classic Nissan Sentra into the Nissan Sylphy, a better and more exciting version! And in a bid to further build trust with their customers, Nissan Philippines has recently launched a special promo where you could win a brand new Sylphy.

If you are a resident of the Republic of the Philippines, the owner of an active Facebook account, aged 18 years old and above, and the holder of a valid driver’s license, then you are qualified to join the Sylphy Transformation Promo. Here are the details of this special promo:

How to Join:

Visit this Facebook Page: and then follow these steps:

1. Choose a photo that best captures your “old self” from your Facebook photos. You may also upload a photo from your computer. Choose the year when the photo was taken and then click on “Next.”

The Nissan Sylphy Transformation Promo: Celebrating Change
2. Choose a photo that best captures your “new self” from your Facebook photos. You may also upload a photo from your computer.

The Nissan Sylphy Transformation Promo: Celebrating Change
3. Choose your favorite Sylphy feature and the share the post that shows that choice along with a composite of your two photos. You may also customize your share comment before posting. Be sure to click on “I allow Nissan Philippines Inc. to use my Transformation Photos and my personal information for the Sylphy Transformation Promo. NPI has the sole discretion to determine the qualifications and eligibility to join the promo.” Click on “Post.”

The Nissan Sylphy Transformation Promo: Celebrating Change

Promo Period:

September 1-November 30, 2015


Submission of Entries– September 1-October 31, 2015
• Round 1 of the promo will be officially closed at 11:59 PM on October 31, 2015.
• Judging will be held from November 3-4, facilitated by NPI and TBWA/SMP.
• There will be background checks to confirm eligibility from November 5-8.
• Names of 20 finalists will be announced on November 9 in the Nissan Philippines FB Page. Finalists may also be notified via FB.


Video Submission– November 9-30, 2015
• Finalists should describe their transformation and explain why they deserve to win.
• The video should be submitted to the Sylphy Transformation Facebook promo app, to be screened by NPI and TBWA/SMP.
• Video requirements: Max 25MB file size, MP4 or AVI, Max. Length 60 seconds
• The Nissan Philippines Facebook community can vote for their favorite videos until 11:59 PM of November 30, 2015.
• NPI and TBWA/SMP will commence Round 2 judging on December 4, 2015.
• The winner’s name will be revealed on December 11, 2015. The winner will also be notified via e-mail, registered mail, and a phone call.

If you win the Sylphy Transformation Promo, not only will you be awarded with a brand new Sylphy, but you may also be featured in marketing materials for the Sylphy, including press releases, online articles, and social media posts. Best of all, Nissan Philippines will shoulder the taxes for your prize and even pay the LTO Registration Fees! Is there any wonder why Nissan has remained a well-loved brand over the years?

The All-new Nissan Urvan NV350: Comfort at its Finest


With the unveiling of the new NV350 Urvan, Nissan’s commitment to continually modernize their vehicle offering becomes apparent. This fifth-generation van is the latest in a line of cargo haulers that dates all the way back to 1973. With this new model, Nissan aims to serve the needs and meet the stringent demands of shuttle operators, family users, and entrepreneurs. This is why they chose to give the Urvan a total overhaul on both its exterior and interior design. So, how does the NV350 measure up? Let’s find out.


The Exterior

One of the first things you’re bound to notice when you see the Nissan Urvan NV350 is that its halogen lights look more modern. The model also has a bigger bumper and a revamped grill. The side of the vehicle has new character lines, and the exterior mirrors as well as the side windows have been redesigned. The sharper design continues with the vehicle’s rear, which now features distinctive taillights, a chrome emblem, and a sleek bumper. The new Urvan also has a third brake light and 15-inch wheels. Cool, huh?


According to TopGear, the new Urvan’s design is indeed “…an improvement over its predecessor’s aging styling. It has clean lines and a shortened overhang to give it a modern look. The angled strut front grille and the sharply angled halogen headlights contribute to the Urvan’s leaner profile.”


The Interior

The NV350 boasts a 2.5-liter engine, which is similar to one in the NP300 Navara and the most powerful in its class. This means that even when you’re travelling to places like Baguio and Bukidnon with a full load (passengers and cargo), you’ll still enjoy a smooth travel. And you’ll no longer have to turn the air conditioning unit off when you go over mountain passes! The vehicle also has a new shift indicator on its dashboard, letting you know when you need to shift so as not to waste fuel and reduce the stress on the engine.


Comfort is also one of the best things the new NV350 Urvan has to offer. The driver gets to enjoy a sliding and tilting seat as well as tilt-adjustable steering; never has it been this easy to be behind the wheel of a van! Plus, a total of 12 air conditioning vents are evenly distributed throughout the vehicle’s roof line, which means you no longer have to worry about the heat, even when you’re on a long road trip in the middle of summer. The redesigned interior also offers more legroom and elbow room for ultimate comfort.


It certainly looks like the new Nissan NV350 delivers on its promise of serving the needs of shuttle operators, family users (and barkadas), and small businesses that may rely on vans for operations. But perhaps the customer group that gets the best news is the shuttle operators, because Nissan offers a free three-year warranty to any buyer who registers the van as a PUV.

Nissan Playstation GT Academy in Cagayan de Oro City

Last June 5, 2015 Nissan Philippines and Nissan CDO DIstributors Inc. brought to the city the Nissan Playstation GT Academy.

A global competition that gives amateur aspiring racers the opportunity to make their dreams a reality, the GT Academy invites driving enthusiasts to try their luck at the Playstation pod and give the wheel their best shot. Leaderboards are flashed at each event to show everyone the time they need to beat to make it to the Top 20 at the national level.


Nissan GT Academy CDO

Nissan GT Academy Playstation Pods


The Nissan GT Academy CDO was held in Ayala Centrio Mall. Everyone was welcome to join! From seasoned drivers to excited teens and curious kids, everyone had fun trying to beat each other’s record.

The event extended to June 6, Saturday, and coincided with the end of the Ride & Drive with the Navara NP300.

Nissan GT Academy Rules

Nissan GT Academy CDO


Nissan CDO Ride & Drive: Featuring the Navara NP300

On June 5-6, 2015, Nissan CDO in partnership with Nissan Philippines held the much-anticipated Ride & Drive. This is a road trip adventure designed to give the local media a taste of what it feels like to be in the featured car of the event, and to demonstrate its superior driving/riding quality and performance.

This year’s Ride & Drive is all about the newest Navara NP300.

Nissan Navara NP300

This has been the itinerary of this 2-day road trip from Cagayan de Oro to Bukidnon:


Day 1 (June 5, 2015)

5:00 am –  Gathering at Nissan CDO Distributors Inc.

Interview and special appearance at ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro in Bulua.

Convoy to Laguindingan Airport

Convoy to Lugait, Iligan

12:00 – Lunch at Gloria’s Ihaw-Ihaw in Timoga

Back to Cagayan de Oro, pit-stop at Starbucks, Limketkai

Convoy to Dahilayan Acdventure Park, Bukidnon

Nissan Ride and Drive CDO

Day 2 (June 6, 2015)

Leisure morning at Pine Grove Mountain Lodge in Dahilayan Adventure Park

10:00 am – On the road back to Cagayan de Oro

1:00 pm – At Centrio Mall to catch up with the ongoing Nissan GT Academy

Nissan Ride and Drive Dahilayan

Visit Nissan CDO’s Instagram page to see more pictures of the Ride & Drive!