Nissan Navaras arrive in Zimbabwe

Nissan Zimbabwe spokesperson, Lucas Taruvinga, Amtec Motors CEO, has welcomed the Nissan Daring Africa 2024 expedition team to Zimbabwe. The crew, in their four Nissan Navaras and X-Trail support vehicle, are well into their eight-country odyssey across Africa.

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The expedition crossed into Zimbabwe to meet at Mutare, then joined selected local media and Nissan employees on an off-road drive to the magnificent Mutarazi Falls and the surrounding area, before making their way to Harare.

“Nissan’s Zimbabwe operations are unique in Africa. We have four accredited Nissan Sales Companies in the country; Clover Leaf, Croco, Amtec and AMC, which give us a unique opportunity to dominate the market,” Lucas explains.

Nissan Africa Regional General Manager, Linda Mazimhaka, who is responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in Zimbabwe, says Nissan’s Zimbabwe operation is an important one for Nissan Africa.

The Navara, Linda says, is specifically built for Africa in Africa by Africans and has proven itself well suited for the task by handling long, gruelling sections in Mozambique, before entering Zimbabwe through the scenic hilly landscape of the Eastern Highlands.

Nissan has been in Zimbabwe for almost 60 years of its 90-year history, and this expedition is also a commemoration of that. “Our first showroom was opened in 1967 and it is a privilege to welcome the latest heirs to an incredibly proud LCV legacy in our country,” Lucas says.

Daring Africa will now head off to Kariba before entering Zambia en route to Malawi and then Tanzania in the next leg of this epic odyssey.

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