ROSSLYN, South Africa – Nissan has continued a winning streak, with the recently released 2019 AA Kinsey Report naming the Nissan NP200 the most affordable new car overall – across all nine categories – in terms of parts pricing. The only ¾-ton pickup on the market at the moment, the Nissan NP200 beat out a total of 71 competitors to claim the moniker.

The 2019 AA Kinsey Report
Released on Wednesday, 26 June and now in its 29th year, what was previously known as the Kinsey Report has been relabelled the AA Kinsey Report, to appear on the AASA's official website.

The report is compiled by veteran motoring journalist Malcolm Kinsey and compares popular vehicles in nine different categories, in terms of the pricing of their parts. This is further split according to the pricing of parts needed during servicing, for repairs and as a result of crashes.

Nissan NP300 first in class
Nissan enjoyed a number of mentions in the 2019 AA Kinsey Report, with the Nissan NP300 – and its total parts basket price of R61,334 - stealing the show in terms of one-ton pickups. It proved the least expensive in its category in terms of service parts, with a basket price of R3 090, as well as crash parts, with a basket price of R38 010. And in terms of repair parts, a basket price of R20 232 placed the NP300 in the second-best position in its category in this regard.

Nissan Almera third in class
Meanwhile, in the Family Favourites category, the Nissan Almera scooped third place overall, with a total parts basket price of R85 453. Its service parts basket price, of R2 768, proved to be the lowest in this category; its repair parts basket price, of R12 550, was the second lowest; and its crash parts basket price, of R70 134, was the third lowest.

In the Super Mini category, the Nissan Micra had the best pricing for both servicing and repair parts. Its service parts basket price came to R3 302 and its repair parts basket price totalled R12 835.

Finally, first place in the servicing sub-category for Cross Overs, went to the Nissan X Trail, with a basket price of R3,344.

Affordability, without compromise
"At Nissan South Africa, we pride ourselves on bringing to market affordable vehicles, without compromising on our adherence to the highest industry standards in terms of safety, comfort and innovation. The findings of the 2019 AA Kinsey Report are a reflection of our commitment to these principles as a brand," says Nissan South Africa.

The 2019 AA Kinsey Report features all Auto Trader Car of the Year 2019 finalists. Twelve vehicles that were featured in the previous year's report, have this year been omitted. However, an additional 19 have been added. Most prices in this year's AA Kinsey Report were obtained from dealers in the Durban, Pinetown and Umhlanga areas.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30% increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.

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About Nissan in South Africa
Nissan South Africa is the operational hub for Regional Business Unit South, serving Nissan's key South Africa market and 45 other countries in Sub Saharan Africa, including Angola, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria as well as the key Southern African markets of Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland. In South Africa, the company offers a range of 24 vehicles under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands, including the popular locally-produced Nissan light commercial vehicles - the NP200 half ton pickup and NP300 one-ton Hardbody - produced at the company's Rosslyn plant, north west of Pretoria. Nissan made history locally in 2013 with the introduction of Africa's first electric vehicle, Nissan's flagship Nissan LEAF. As well as boasting zero emissions leadership, Nissan is also a leader in the crossover segment. Among its product offerings are the all-new Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail, as well as Juke. The Datsun brand has re-established Nissan in the entry-level market where the tailor-made Datsun GO is breaking new ground in the ‘riser' market segment.  Infiniti continues to make a mark in the luxury segment. Nissan is one of the top five automotive companies in South Africa. For more information visit our website at

Patience Dumisani
General Manager, Communications, Nissan South Africa
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