Nissan Canada debuts LEAF NISMO RC and NV Passenger Van at 2012 Montreal Auto Show

- 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 sustainable mobility."

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.

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 4.1 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.

For further information:

Media contacts:
Didier Marsaud 
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Nissan Canada
Tel: (905) 629-6400
Email: didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com

Kate Longmoore 
Cohn & Wolfe
Tel: (647) 259-3287
Email: kate.longmoore@cohnwolfe.ca

Andréan Gagné, 
Cohn & Wolfe | Montreal
Tel: 514 845-2257 poste 4224
Email: andrean.gagne@cohnwolfe.ca

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