- 30 Nissan NV2500 ambulances were part of the opening ceremony of the Mexican Red Cross Collection 2013
- NV2500 is one of the leading utility vehicles globally given its versatility, fuel efficiency and safety
MEXICO CITY, Mexico – Nissan was an important participant during the opening ceremony of the Annual Mexican Red Cross Collection 2013, with 30 NV2500 units converted into ambulances that will offer support to people in need in Mexico.
During the ceremony, the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, turned on the siren of a Nissan NV2500 ambulance to signal the start of the 2013 collection and to celebrate the donation of these new ambulances.
The Nissan NV2500 ambulance was first used by the Mexican Red Cross in April 2012 in a pilot test. After proving its versatility and functionality, the Mexican Red Cross decided to integrate Nissan as a partner for its ambulance fleet as of this year.
The Nissan NV2500 ambulance has been used to strengthen humanitarian support, help during traffic accidents, and aid many other tasks that Red Cross paramedics perform daily.
"We are pleased for an institution as the Mexican Red Cross to have decided to use our NV2500 model as ambulance after having verified its reliability and technology during the months it tested them," said José Valls, president and general director of Nissan Mexicana. "Thirty Nissan NV2500 ambulances will mark the start of what we are sure will be a long relationship with this honorable institution to provide support to the population."
The Mexican Red Cross receives over 1,200,000 ambulance service requests per year, so the NV2500 will have many opportunities to show its capabilities in terms of reliability and versatility.
Launched in Mexico Last December
Sold in Mexico since December last year, NV2500 is ideal for tough work because of its load capacity (1,425 kilograms), ample towing capability, rear-wheel drive, comfortable driving position, strong chassis structure and easy access to the load compartment. A 5-speed automatic transmission with manual and adaptation mode provides excellent driving response. NV2500 is offered with a high ceiling configuration that provides a volume equivalent to 9 cubic meters of load, as well as with standard ceiling for a volume of 6.5 cubic meters of load. Additional features that appealed to the Mexican Red Cross include ABS, Antilock Braking Limited Slip, Brake Assistant, Electronic Braking Distribution, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Traction Control System, Gear Change Block System, and Velocity Dynamic Control.
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