The collaboration provides Terra SUVs and Urvan vehicles to support restart of the 2020 Thai Premier League season
BANGKOK, Thailand (August 25, 2020) – Nissan has strengthened its partnership with Muangthong United F.C. (MTUTD), and will provide Nissan Terra SUVs and Urvan vehicles to the football side to show the company’s support for the restart of the 2020 Thai Premier League season.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the season was suspended in March for player and fan safety. It is now scheduled to resume in September and end in May 2021, so to ensure safety of the footballers, trainers and club staff Nissan has donated seven Nissan Terra and two Nissan Urvans for safe and socially distance transport for the whole season.
“Nissan’s cars and technology are created to move people to a better world – and this is more important than ever. We fully support the Thai premier league season to start safely, and are proud to ensure Muangthong United F.C. players and staff travel safely,” said Ramesh Narasimhan, president of Nissan in Thailand. “Nissan’s sponsorship of the exciting 2020 league restart is inspired by our technology that moves humanity to ‘go beyond’ and we believe that these players will.”
“We are pleased to receive additional support from Nissan and its vehicles, as it helps the MTUTD team maintain a high level of professional sport expertise at every exciting match that it plays,” said Wiluck Lohtong, MTUTD F.C.’s Chairman. “It is a great endorsement of our partnership that we are extending this relationship as we will continue to work closely together. Nissan is a world-class brand and has set an incredibly high standard in sports marketing. Just as Nissan stands for ‘Innovation that Excites’, which runs through our partnership, we are excited to see what we can create next together”
On a global level, Nissan is an official partner with the UEFA Champions League for the 2018 to 2021 seasons, in addition to being a global partner of Manchester City since 2014. Nissan also founded the J-League side, Yokohama F.Marinos, that captured the championship title in 2019.
“The passion found in football, in Thailand and around the world, is indicative of the passion Nissan brings to our vehicles. For Nissan football fans, there will also be additional football related activities arranged with Nissan dealers so our customers can enjoy added benefits from this partnership that we will communicate through both online and off-line channels,” said Adisai Sirisinha, Nissan’s vice president for marketing in Thailand.
For the restart of the 2020 season, MTUTD F.C.’s footballers will travel in Nissan Terras, premium SUVs that combine best-in-class engine performance with spacious comfort and advanced driving technology, allowing them the freedom to take on any journey with confidence. It is also the frame based SUV that combine a new performance 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel engine with an impressive package of Nissan Intelligent Mobility advanced safety technologies, while its unique 5-link rear suspension providing a comfortable ride. Additional features like the second row one-touch tumble seats add comfort and convenience, while the vehicle’s acoustic glass makes for a quiet ride.
MTUTD F.C.’s staff will travel via Nissan Urvans that feature modern and roomy interiors that provide all passengers with maximum comfort while traveling. The Urvan van is an ideal choice for transporting staff and cargo safely with multiple seats providing comfortable rides with spacious legroom and headroom.
“Nissan values sports that help unite people around the world and we are proud to see Muangthong United F.C. footballers and staff using our vehicles to help support their exciting restart of the season. As a Thailand-based company, Nissan in Thailand sees Thai footballers as role models to inspire youth and dreamers everywhere,” Narasimhan concluded.
About Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Nissan was established in Japan in 1933 with the commitment to create ‘Innovation that Excites’. Nissan aims to improve the quality of life for people in society, by pursuing a goal of zero emission vehicles and zero fatalities on the road, supported by “Nissan Intelligent Mobility.” Nissan has been present in Thailand since 1952. Currently, the Nissan Group of Companies in Thailand has subsidiaries five companies, including two production bases, and more than 180 showrooms and service centers nationwide. Vehicle range cover all segments includes 12 models spanning the entry level Eco-Car, SUV, Premium Sedans and Pickup Trucks.
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