- Nissan LEAF NISMO RC prototype and New NV Passenger Van Demonstrate
Breadth of Nissan Lineup -
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Earlier today, Nissan Canada
presented the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC prototype for the first time in
Canada and, the all-new Nissan NV Passenger Van for the first time in
North America. The debuts at the 2012 Montreal International Auto Show
are on either end of the automotive spectrum and highlight Nissan
Canada's broad range of innovative products and technologies.
"Bringing new technologies and exciting vehicles to market is an
important part of our commitment to delivering innovation for all,"
said Jean-Luc Lemire, Director of Sales and Operations for Nissan
Canada Inc. "Over the next few years, we will continue to increase and
improve our offerings to Canadians, including innovation in every
segment, an average of 15 technologies per year and a strong focus on
Following the success of the Nissan LEAF passenger vehicle, Nissan has
moved into the racing world to demonstrate the untapped potential of
electric vehicles. At the MIAS, Nissan presented the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC prototype, its first appearance in Canada. The powertrain is a 100%
zero emission advanced Lithium-ion battery design, just like that found
on the world's first mass market all-electric vehicle. As indicted by
the "RC" - for Racing Competition - this purpose-built prototype brings
new meaning to the term "Racing Green".
"After the successful launch of our most-researched product in
North-American history, we are growing our commercial vehicle lineup
with the addition of the Nissan Passenger Van, another great example of
how this innovative vehicle can be customized for a variety of
applications," said Lemire.
Just one year after its entry into the commercial vehicle business in
North America with the segment-changing Nissan NV commercial van
series, Nissan is expanding the lineup with the debut in spring 2012 of
a new NV3500 HD Passenger Van. Offered for both personal and fleet use, the 4-row/12-passenger Nissan
NV3500 HD features the most flexible seating configurations in the
full-size passenger van segment, along with one of the highest standard
horsepower and torque ratings.
More information, high-res images and b-roll are available at www.media.nissan.ca or upon request.
About Nissan Canada Inc.
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 171
independent Nissan dealerships and 29 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.
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 4.1 million vehicles in 2010,
generating revenue of 8.77 trillion yen ($102.37 billion U.S.). 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 European Car of
the Year award and 2011 World Car of the Year.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to
Sustainable Mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.
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