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Nissan engineering chief David Moss wins prestigious award from Autocar


A protracted-standing and massively revered engineer in Nissan’s analysis and improvement operation has received one of many automotive business’s most prestigious awards.

David Moss, Senior Vice President for Analysis and Growth throughout Nissan’s Africa, Center East, India, Europe and Oceania area, has been introduced with the Mundy Award for Engineering by the automotive title Autocar.

Fierce competitors

The award recognises his involvement with improvement of the Nissan Qashqai, which has grown to turn into one of many UK’s most influential and well-liked autos since its launch in 2007.

Mark Tisshaw, Autocar editor, mentioned: ‘‘Many congratulations to David Moss on receiving the Mundy Award for Engineering on the 2024 Autocar Awards. Competitors on this class is all the time fierce and David must be very pleased with his achievement.

‘‘This award is given with Qashqai very a lot in thoughts however David’s work consists of many different initiatives. He has an actual depth of experience and expertise, to not point out notable management and administration qualities, that we’re solely too delighted to recognise.’’

Moss, who – to cite Autocar – has loved a stellar profession with the Japanese producer, was chosen for the honour largely due to his work in creating and creating the pioneering British-built Nissan Qashqai. Greater than 4 million examples of the automobile have been produced since its arrival in 2007 and it’s a common fixture among the many UK’s best-selling automobiles.

Receiving the Mundy Award for Engineering on the 2024 Autocar Awards. David mentioned: ‘‘It is a enormous honour, to not point out a giant shock, and I’d like to precise my due to Autocar for recognising my contribution on this method.

Supreme skills

‘‘Nevertheless, I see this award as recognition of the efforts put in by the numerous proficient colleagues I’ve had the pleasure to work with down the years in creating some nice automobiles, particularly our flagship Qashqai – this award is for them simply as a lot as it’s for me.

”The Qashqai is such an essential automobile for Nissan and its success is right down to the supreme skills of 1000’s of individuals throughout the UK, Spain, Belgium and Germany – the designers, engineers and naturally the crew constructing it in Sunderland. It’s a real success story during which I’m delighted to have performed my half.”

Primarily based at Nissan Technical Centre Europe in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, David joined Nissan as a graduate engineer in 1989. Rising by means of the ranks on the firm, he took on roles in Europe and Japan involving physique design, inside and HVAC engineering, plus company planning.

He’s proud to say he has been concerned in all three generations of Qashqai – from idea phases to the beginning of manufacturing and is delighted to have seen the mannequin evolve and turn into synonymous with the crossover section.

However it’s not simply his monitor file that David might be pleased with – his crew are additionally taking part in an important function within the firm’s transition to electrical autos, with a mission to scale back emissions and introduce a wave of latest connectivity and security applied sciences to the market.

Wider plans

Underneath Nissan’s EV36Zero venture, the UK authorities has already awarded £15m of funding for a £30m collaborative venture led by Nissan. It should strengthen the technical experience and R&D zero emission car functionality of the Nissan Technical Centre (NTCE) in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, growing alternatives for securing further UK R&D funding in future car fashions.

The funding additionally varieties a part of Nissan’s wider plans to create a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem within the UK, enabled by funding of as much as £3bn, and delivering renewable power infrastructure, battery gigafactories and future electrical variations of Qashqai, Juke and LEAF.

The Mundy Award is called after Harry Mundy, Autocar’s very first technical editor and a prolific determine in British engineering historical past.

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