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Nissan Challenges German Rivals in New Ad Campain in U.K

“HOW TO BEAT THE GERMANS”: NISSAN HIGHLIGHTS SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE OVER GERMAN RIVALS IN NEW AD CAMPAIGN

  • New Nissan advertising challenges rival German manufacturers
  • Nissan highlights its performance advantages with promotional stunt
  • Print and poster campaign launched using giant BFI IMAX billboard in London

Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd has launched a challenging new series of poster and print adverts to highlight the fact that the Nissan 370Z and the flagship Nissan GT-R have superior performance and yet cost less than their comparable German rivals.

The campaign uses tongue-in-cheek phrases such as “The Winner Hans Down,” “The Germans Came Off Wurst,” “Kaisers Chiefed” and “Deutschland Deutschland Über-Rated” in order to make people question why they would buy German brands when Nissan can offer performance at a more accessible price.

Last week, Nissan brought the advertising to life, taking an Audi TTS manual coupe around the streets of London blazoned with the words: “More expensive, slower and less powerful than a Nissan 370Z.” It was joined by a Porsche Cayman bearing the slogan: “I dream of being as fast as a Nissan 370Z” on the side. Other cars featured in the advertising campaign include versions of the BMW Z4 as well as the Porsche Boxster and 911*.

The campaign was officially launched on the giant 360-degree 47ft tall BFI IMAX billboard at Waterloo, London, and will continue to appear in key national men’s lifestyle and motoring titles, plus outdoor poster sites across the UK over the next six months.

Talking of the campaign, Steve McLennan, Nissan Marketing Director explains:

“It simply challenges the convention of German sportscars being the only benchmark for performance and quality.”

“Nissan is confident in the ability of 370Z and GT-R to eclipse our comparable German rivals in terms of outright performance and accessibility and it’s now time to shout about it.”

New Nissan advertising challenges rival German manufacturers – Hi-res. Images

Nissan 370Z V.S. German Rivals Ad Campaign
Nissan 370Z V.S. German Rivals Ad Campaign
Nissan 370Z V.S. German Rivals Ad Campaign
Nissan 370Z V.S. German Rivals Ad Campaign

Table showing power, 0-62mph figures and cost of Nissan 370Z Coupe compared with rivals

Car Power (bhp) Power (PS) 0-62mph Starting price
Nissan 370Z Coupe (Manual) 323 328 5.3s £28,345
Audi TTS Coupe (Manual) 268 272 5.4s £34,760
Porsche Cayman Coupe (Manual) 261 265 5.8s £37,261
BMW Z4 sDrive30i 255 258 5.8s £33,830

Table showing power, 0-62mph figures and cost of Nissan 370Z Roadster compared with rivals

Car Power (bhp) Power (PS) 0-62mph Starting price
Nissan 370Z Roadster (Manual) 323 328 5.5s £30.445
Audi TTS Roadster 2.0 (Manual) 268 272 5.6s £36,825
BMW Z4 sDrive30i 255 258 5.8s £33,830
Porsche Boxster 2.9 (Manual) 252 255 5.9s £34,726

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