Nissan South Africa: Two Decades of Thrills: Nissan South Africa Powers Spirit of Africa’s 20th year of adventure

Two Decades of Thrills: Nissan South Africa Powers Spirit of Africa's 20th year of adventure

Johannesburg, South Africa – It’s a taste of adrenaline and adventure like no other, and for the second consecutive year, Nissan South Africa is proud to be the mainline sponsor for the thrilling 20th edition of Spirit of Africa.

Nissan’s partnership with this prestigious event reaffirms its commitment to fostering a community of adventure-seeking offroad enthusiasts and serves as the perfect showcase for the all-terrain capabilities and advanced technologies in the Nissan Navara.

The Nissan Spirit of Africa is about adrenaline, speed, and experiencing the great outdoors.

“We are excited to have brought the challenge back this year with more power and gusto than ever before and were even more excited to see how our motoring associates did behind the wheel of the rugged and redefined Nissan Navara,” Maciej Kleinkiewicz, Managing Director for Nissan SA said.

“At last year’s inaugural Nissan Spirit of Africa challenge, we had a fantastic turnout of 300 teams who entered our grueling and competitive race, with 400 teams expected to participate this year. We’ve strived for gold as this year’s challenge gets underway, with excitement building leading up to our female focused leg on 4-6 June. We encourage all female drivers to enter and tackle Africa’s toughest offroad course,” Kleinkiewicz added.

Renowned for its challenging terrain and thrilling atmosphere, the Spirit of Africa challenge was created by legendary local racing driver, Sarel van der Merwe. It has been described as the “toughest 4X4 challenge in Africa” and provides the “average” driver with an opportunity to test their offroad ability in a competitive environment.

If you are looking for an exciting three-day experience which includes camping under the African sky and traditional local food in between intense offroad driving, then Nissan Spirit of Africa is just the challenge for you.

The Nissan Navara has been expertly crafted for African roads, offering a proudly South African bakkie that is not only market competitive by global standards, but is brimming with innovations that are tailored for Africa’s diverse landscape.

Known for being rugged and redefined, the brute power of the Nissan Navara also delivers increased safety, control, and comfort for all on board.

The Navara’s versatile, cutting-edge features and build provide sheer driving pleasure, while also enabling more connectivity to the world around you.

Several highly capable Nissan Navara’s were made available for the media leg of the event, each having been put to the test and pushed to the limit.

Through rough terrain marked by steep inclines, muddy crossings, and heart-stopping descents as expected from this year’s Spirit of Africa – the Nissan Navara pushed each boundary, defied each odd and ultimately came out on top.


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