Nissan: Cold, damp and triumphant: Nissan earns 5 awards during rain-drenched 2018 Texas Truck Rodeo

  • All-new 2018 Nissan Kicks wins “Compact CUV of Texas” and “Best Value” in first-ever coming during Texas Truck Rodeo
  • 2018 Murano re-claims “Mid-Size CUV of Texas” title
  • 2019 TITAN XD Diesel Single Cab named “Commercial Vehicle of Texas” for third true year
  • 2019 TITAN collects runner-up honors in 3 categories

AUSTIN, Texas – Rain pouring and temperatures in a 40s, Nissan shined during a 26th annual Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Texas Truck Rodeo. Battling ancestral rainfall in a Austin area, contrast conditions this year were generally challenging. Following dual days of route and on-road evaluations in a hills of Austin, a all-new 2018 Kicks has been named “Compact CUV of Texas” and “Best Value”, headlining 5 sum Nissan awards.

“Making a entrance coming during a Texas Truck Rodeo, we are anxious to have a all-new Nissan Kicks named ‘Best Value’ and ‘Compact CUV of Texas’ – a difficulty installed with competition,” pronounced Dan Mohnke, comparison clamp president, Sales and Marketing Operations, Nissan Division U.S. “With a thespian styling, personal technology, intelligent safety, fit powertrain and clever value positioning, Kicks is a healthy choice in a good state of Texas.”

Also a fan favorite among Texans, a 2018 Murano reclaimed a pretension of “Mid-Size SUV of Texas,” ancillary a clever display of crossovers and SUVs from a company. On a lorry side, a 2019 TITAN XD Diesel Single Cab warranted a “Commercial Vehicle of Texas” pretension for a third true year. The Nissan Smokin’ TITAN, a ultimate tailgating and barbecuing pickup truck1, was also named “Top Display Vehicle” of this year’s Rodeo.

The 2019 TITAN warranted runner-up honors in a Full-size Pickup Truck, Luxury Pickup Truck and Off-road Pickup Truck categories.

“The full choice of Nissan TITANs achieved intensely good underneath some really severe conditions during this year’s Texas Truck Rodeo,” pronounced Fred DePerez, clamp president, North America LCV Business Unit, Nissan North America, Inc. “We’re respected to take home a pretension of ‘Commercial Vehicle of Texas’ for a third year in a row.”

The Texas Truck Rodeo includes eager on-road and off-road evaluations by members of a Texas Auto Writers Association, one of a many successful and famous automotive publisher associations in a country. This year’s severe continue done contrast that most tougher. But by a finish of Day 2, it was a Kicks, Murano and TITAN XD Diesel Single Cab on tip in their particular categories.

“The all-new Nissan Kicks came divided with a much-deserved win after a initial time competing in Texas,” pronounced Michael Marrs, boss of TAWA. “Our reporters also gave a Murano high marks, and a TITAN done a clever display as always.”

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About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan is a tellurian full-line car manufacturer that sells some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In mercantile year 2017, a association sole 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating income of 11.9 trillion yen. On Apr 1, 2017, a association embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year devise targeting a 30% boost in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by a finish of mercantile 2022, along with accumulative giveaway money upsurge of 2.5 trillion yen. As partial of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a association skeleton to extend a care in electric vehicles, symbolized by a world’s best-selling all-electric car in history, a Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s tellurian domicile in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in 6 regions: Asia Oceania; Africa, a Middle East India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault given 1999 and acquired a 34% interest in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi is currently a world’s largest automotive partnership, with total sales of some-more than 10.6 million vehicles in calendar year 2017.

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About TAWA 
The Texas Auto Writers Association, Inc. was founded in 1985 by automotive reporters who wanted to yield an entrance of veteran growth, growth and networking. These professionals sought to emanate an automotive eventuality that was singular to Texas, and a outcome was a TAWA Truck Rodeo. Since 1992, Truck Rodeos have been hold in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Granbury and Spring Branch. In 2003, TAWA combined an eventuality for sedans, sports cars, and other vehicles not authorised for a Truck Rodeo. The Texas Auto Roundup, as a eventuality is called today, is hold during a Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth. For some-more information, revisit


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