Nissan Light Commercial Vehicles Ready to Support Infiniti Red Bull Racing for the 2013 Season
- Commercial Vehicles Supply Contract goes medium term -
Yokohama, Japan / Milton Keynes UK - Building on the success story of 2012, Nissan is committed to continuing supply of Light Commercial Vehicles and related services over the coming season to the triple World Championship-winning Formula One team now known as Infiniti Red Bull Racing.
Nissan will supply a light commercial fleet composed of over 70 vehicles, including the award-winning Nissan NV200, and the acclaimed Nissan NV400. Nissan will continue to be the exclusive official LCV supplier for the team to support all its global transportation needs.
Nissan Corporate Vice President Hideto Murakami, responsible for the Global LCV Business Unit, said, “We are really pleased to continuously contribute to the World Champions Infiniti Red Bull Racing team over the coming season. We are confident that our innovative light commercial vehicles widely ranging from vans, pick-ups, trucks and so forth with versatility and superior convenience will provide excellent support and encouragement to the team at F1 races around the world. I hope it will lead to their successful performance in the races to come.”
Christian Horner, Team Principal, Infiniti Red Bull Racing, commented: Our first year of partnership with Nissan LCV has brought significant benefits to our team and demonstrated the value of working with the right commercial vehicle partner. One of the biggest challenges we face is managing the logistically complex operations of transporting people and equipment, and as we head into 2013 we are delighted to keep working with Nissan LCV.
The team unveiled their 2013 car, the RB9, in Milton Keynes UK in early February, and is now in the final stages of preparation for the first race of the new season which takes place in Melbourne, Australia March 17th.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($118.95 billion U.S.). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.
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