Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) is one of the fastest-growing automotive brands in the country, with more than 43 dealerships that can be found in key cities nationwide.
NPI has been known to provide quality vehicles to the Filipino car buyers with cars like the Nissan Sylphy, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Juke, Nissan Navara, and Nissan Urvan. The Nissan GT-R performance coupe has also been on offer by the brand. In 2018, NPI challenged the tightly-contested midsize SUV market by bringing in the Nissan Terra – a seven-seater SUV based on the Navara platform.
In 2019, the brand was able to launch several editions of the Nissan Navara, including the N-Warrior trim, as well as the Navara Black Edition. The Nissan Terra received minor refresh as well, which includes a new head unit, and subtle changes to the exterior.
Nissan Philippines discontinued most of its classical offerings quite some time ago. Household names like the Sentra and Cefiro are no longer a part of the lineup, instead, being replaced by the Sylphy and the Altima respectively.
Nissan’s sedans and crossovers don’t have letter designations, instead, they utilize words, drivetrain, and engine displacement figures to describe the type of variant you will be getting. For pickups and SUVs however, there is a distinct set of characters used. For the Navara, the most basic model does not have letter designations, but up the ladder, we can see Nissan placing two letters together to form the variant family. For both the Terra and Navara, the more affordable variants will be labeled the EL. The Terra has an intermediate variant in the VE, that slots between the low EL trim and the high VL trim, which is the highest-end of the variant spectrum. The Urvan has three types of variants in its lineup, namely the Cargo; for commercial use, the Shuttle; which serves as a personnel carrier, and the Premium; which features upscale interior and exterior amenities.