Nissan Demonstrates Power at the 'Dubai International Baja'

Press release
Published March 12th, 2018 - 10:35 GMT

Nissan at Dubai International Baja.
Nissan at Dubai International Baja.

Nissan dominated the final lineup of the second edition of the Dubai International Baja, powered by Nissan and AW Rastamani, with four of its cars finishing in the top ten positions.


The UAE’s Mansour Al Helei and his Nissan Patrol Pickup came third in the T1 category, with the regional favourite Nissan Patrol also taking second place in the T2 classification.


Nissan also topped the charts of the GCC competitors, with a Nissan Patrol Pickup and Nissan Navara taking first and second place respectively.


Kalyana Sivagnanam, President, Nissan Middle East and Regional Vice-President, Africa, Middle East & India Region, was present to award the successful Nissan rally drivers. 

Kalyana Sivagnanam said: “We’ve had another very successful year here at the Dubai International Baja, with some highly promising results from our cars and drivers alike. With Nissan cars making up four of the top ten, this event has demonstrated what many in the region already know – that our vehicles are durable and reliable in the challenging desert terrain.”


He also added “At Nissan, we recognize the potential in the motorsports domain globally and here in UAE. Across the region, the sport continues to grow and we are proud to be part of such an exhilarating event that brings joy to participants and fans alike.”

Background Information

Nissan Middle East

Nissan’s heritage in the Middle East goes way back to 1957, when the first Nissan vehicle was sold in Saudi Arabia. Since then the Nissan Legacy has taken deep roots in the hearts of the Middle East people by becoming an integral part of their lives.

Currently Nissan is one of the most popular and successful automobile brands in the Middle East boasting of a strong line-up ranging from popular passenger cars to powerful 4x4 series and commercial vehicles.

In its quest to closely understand the local needs of its customers, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. in June, 1994 set up a regional Middle East head quarters in Dubai, thus becoming the first Japanese car manufacturer to accomplish this feat. The Nissan Middle East FZE office houses a highly sophisticated training center which serves as an excellent training ground for undertaking Nissan customer care and service activities.

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