Malawi welcomes Nissan Qashqai in style

Malawians on Friday embraced the all-new Nissan Qashqai in style at a colourful ceremony in the commercial capital Blantyre where the 2014 model—the latest version—was handed over to tea estate worker Harry Assima.

   Assima in blue stripe shirt standing with his Qashqai

Assima in blue stripe shirt standing with his Qashqai

 Assima shares a light moment with Mbawala, Marketing & Sales Manager, Nissan Malawi

Assima shares a light moment with Mbawala, Marketing & Sales Manager, Nissan Malawi

Assima, a tea estate stock controller won the compact cross-over during the Goal of the Tournament Competition of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations for which Nissan is the official automotive sponsor. He correctly voted for Ghana’s Christian Atsu goal as the Goal of the Tournament, beating 16,000 other entrants.

“It’s a dream come true! Here’s to style and elegance, the Nissan QashQai is here and I own one!” cried Assima as he revved up his trophy machine while invited guests, who included the Mayor of Blantyre City Noel Chalamanda looked on, smitten by admiration.

Assima who was accompanied by his wife, a Malswitch employee and the rest of his family then test-drove his new car around the gardens of Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel to confirm his newly-found status with the SUV, which costs in the regions of K30 million.

Nissan Malawi Dealer Principle Ian Bartlet said the launch of QashQai in part of the Nissan Group’s five year business strategy, Power 88 Plan which aims at increasing Nissan’s market share and profitability globally by 8 percent.

Senior Manager Corporate Communications for SSA Nthabiseng Motsepe said Nissan has identified Malawi as the new growth frontier and an integral part of the Power 88 plan.

“Together with our partners, we’re confident that we will be number one car dealership in Malawi. We believe the new Qashqai will play a major role in taking us to the top,” said Motsepe.

For his part Nissan Malawi Marketing and Sales Manager Yamikani Mbawala said the new Qashqai was designed with the needs of Malawians in mind.

“We believe the Qashqai is particularly suited to the needs of Malawian motorists who need a high-quality vehicle with the practicality and versatility of an SUV matched by the compact proportions and ease-of-use of a hatchback. It is the embodiment of ‘innovation that excites’ – the philosophy driving everything we do at Nissan,” he said.

Over the next 12 months, Assima will represent Nissan as brand ambassador using his Qashqai.

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19 thoughts on “Malawi welcomes Nissan Qashqai in style”

  1. tsovo says:

    Good friend Andy, sell the vehicle to the rich people here in Malawi. That vehicle is for the rich. Use the money on businesses and build houses for you and your family. You will need the houses and businesses when you retire from work. Me I drive a small Daihatsu but I have 2 houses. God bless you.

  2. vyamuvisulo nthengwa says:

    kodi inu munathawa kuno nkukabisara kunja lero mukunyoza, bwerani tione ngati mungazapeze chochita tione, zingogwirani ntchito zonyasazo mkumadya ti ma pound tanuto, tisiyeni ife QUASHQUI00 taidziwa pano aaaaaa!

  3. LadyM says:

    amene mukunyozani atumizileni abale anu kuno ma latest’wo…osamangosambitsa nkhalambazo bwanji.Ife tisiyeni ndi tulo tathuto.

  4. Ndipo abale tayendera nkutopa pano ndi history enano ndi news. Lord have mercy.

  5. mapwiya says:

    A malawi tulo,galimoto limeneli ku England kuno ndi phokonyole,za mbengwe.

  6. assima andy says:

    We only thank god

  7. BigMan says:

    Sell it and use the money wisely.

  8. Kokotowa says:

    Nissan Qashqai otchipa za Be Forward zinayamba kale ukuyenda mmisewumu simumadziwona

  9. ujeni says:

    This car came out some few years back, is Malawi so backwards

  10. john says:

    Bigup makorokoto

  11. Kadakwiza says:

    Congratulations Mr. Assim, but please don’t drink and drive. Wish you all the best

  12. Ben chafuwa says:

    We’re happy for you, can’t wait to see you in it driving past our neighbourhood. Welcome QashQai..!!!

  13. hendrina says:

    congratulations man

  14. Gologota wapaMtamba says:

    Congrats, big up. Sizimaonekaoneka izi. Good family present

  15. arthur bingu says:

    Nane ndikuduphadupha,gradually mwina ndikupuma
    kuona timafongkong cars tili mbweeeti

  16. Khuth'upa o'Machemba says:

    A car NOT for the average middle class Malawian, because of the killer price. Only the big bwanas in the private sector, NGO parasites living on foreign money and a few business persons can afford this. The rest of us will continue kuponderera nyerere ( walking or bicycling to perspiration). The price of 30mil is bout 30% more than one would pay for an equivalent NIssan in the USA!
    Why is every foreign corporation lining up to rip us off, poor Malawians?

  17. mitsubishi honda says:

    But we are indeed a third world country. Nissan qashqai,came out years back

    1. God is great, out of 16,000 voters, our brother ‘Harry won the grand prz …hahhahah

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