Nissan Samoa opens its doors to customers
Japanese car maker Nissan has opened its doors in Samoa.
Nissan Samoa recently commissioned its business premises in Vaitele and is a dream come true for the company director and owner, Joshua Newton.
Joshua Newton Motors is now the authorised distributor for Nissan vehicles in the country.
An exclusive distribution agreement was signed between Joshua Newton Motors and the Nissan Trading Company Limited in July last year.
Speaking of how long it took to set up his company, Mr. Newton said it was quite lengthy but he persevered and acknowledged that the road to success is never easy.
“It’s a dream come true for me, to be the exclusive distributor in the country. Setting up this company was challenging. I’ve had my share of being turned down on numerous occasions. But perseverance does not let you give up.
“They say when the door closes, a window opens and that was how this company was born – after numerous efforts – we have finally succeeded.
“And I wouldn’t have it any other way. I truly appreciate the experience encountered, it leaves behind lessons despite the situation,” he told Samoa Observer.
Mr. Newton has close to 30 years experience in the automotive industry and while he has worked with various companies, he has always had a soft spot for Nissan vehicles.
“I’ve worked with numerous vehicle companies but my heart was set on Nissan which is a state-of-the-art vehicle. It was designed to be tough, strong and its longevity is why Nissans are quite unique.”
The newly-launched company has a showroom, where you can its flagship model, the award-winning Nissan Navara NP300 pickup.
“In addition we will be releasing three additional models with Nissan patrol pickup suitable for construction companies. Brand, image and the reliability of a vehicle in Samoa not only stems from purchasing a good product, but also having a reliable and efficient service facility,” Mr. Newton added.
“We will back it up with providing service, parts and warrant in collaboration with Hyundai Automotive Samoa at its center in Vaitele. This is to assure to optimise the delivery of service to all our customers.”