Nissan showcases high volume, small footprint and best-in-class fuel economy at 2013 MIAS

Nissan Canada Inc.'s president, Christian Meunier, presenting the new Nissan NV200 compact cargo van for the first time in Canada at the 2013 Montreal International Auto Show. (CNW Group/Nissan Canada Inc.)

Nissan Canada Inc.'s president, Christian Meunier, presenting the new Nissan NV200 compact cargo van for the first time in Canada at the 2013 Montreal International Auto Show. (CNW Group/Nissan Canada Inc.)

Nissan Canada Inc.'s president, Christian Meunier, presenting the new Nissan NV200 compact cargo van for the first time in Canada at the 2013 Montreal International Auto Show. (CNW Group/Nissan Canada Inc.)

- 2013 Nissan NV200 makes Canadian premiere at the Montreal International Auto Show -

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Nissan presented for the first time in Canada, the all-new Nissan NV200 compact cargo van at the 2013 Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS). The third addition to Nissan's commercial vehicle lineup in Canada boasts several segment-leading features including: best-in-class fuel economy of 8.7 L/100 km city, 7.1 L/100 km highway, best-in-class turning radius for manoeuvering in tight city spaces, and other accommodating features such as Tire Pressure Monitoring System, low clearance height for easy indoor parking, and a conveniently low loading height.

The NV200 is the third commercial vehicle offering from Nissan following the full-size Nissan NV Cargo, introduced in Canada in March 2011, and the full-size Nissan NV Passenger Van which launched in April 2012. Like its cohorts, the NV200 offers some of the best examples of innovation in its segment - drawing on Nissan's 75-year experience with commercial vehicles. The Nissan NV200 provides a new entry point for current cargo van and small pickup buyers looking for a compact, efficient alternative to their larger, less fuel-efficient vehicles.

"This is a very exciting time for Nissan as we are in the midst of our strongest product offensive to date with five new models in 15 months." said Christian Meunier, President, Nissan Canada Inc. "The NV200 provides small business owners with what they need most: thoughtful technology, best-in-class fuel economy, comfort, manoeuvrability and functional design at an affordable price.  We look forward to announcing pricing in February and welcoming it to our 44 certified NV dealers across Canada this spring."

While new to North America, the Nissan NV200 compact van is already in use in more than 40 countries around the world, receiving acclaim from both users and media alike for its optimal functionality and smart design. Having won the 2010 International Van of the Year award in Europe, and the 2010 Commercial Delivery Van (CDV) of the Year in China, NV200 has also established a presence as the strong segment leader in Japan with a wide-ranging lineup. NV200 was chosen as the exclusive New York City 'Taxi of Tomorrow' and is the latest example of Nissan's exciting global vision for the private hire industry.

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About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan Canada
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 180 independent Nissan dealerships and 32 Infiniti retailers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.

More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.

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SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.



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