Nissan Commercial Vehicles announced Saturday the five winners of its “Design Your Ride” contest.
These are Robyn Hass of Core Mechanical LLC, Wiley and Tiffanie Saccheri and Jackie New of Sublime Cake Design, Jeff Wheeler of Wanna Go? Pet Transport, Oscar Buonafina of Buonafina Plumbing & Heating LLC and Craig Davis of SafetyZone Systems.
This contest, which ran from March 27th through July 1st, asked entrants to provide modification ideas for a Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo van to make it the perfect vehicle for their business.[ Also Read: Chevrolet Invites Filmmakers to Make Films for The Oscars ]
The entries were judged based on the following criteria with weighting of criteria listed as a percentage in parentheses: creativity (35%), originality (25%), content (25%) and usefulness (15%).
“Vocationally, these custom NV200s run the gamut from pet transportation to custom cake design, demonstrating that no matter what sort of business you run, the NV200 is an ideal partner for you,” said Joe Castelli, vice president, Nissan Commercial Vehicles and Fleet.
“The NV200’s configurability, fuel economy and functionality make it a viable vehicle across the entire spectrum of independent businesses in the US.”[ Also Read: Honda Civic Gifted to 105-Year-Old Woman ]
The five winners were presented with NV200s, each wrapped to their individual specifications, along with a check for $20,000 to assist in the modification of the vehicles or to help their businesses.
This ceremony took place during NISSAN360, a comprehensive, global look at the Nissan Motor Company held for limited VIP attendees.
In the picture above: Winners of the “Design Your Ride” celebrate their win with Paul Butler, Sr. Manager, Marketing, Nissan Commercial Vehicles.