- Unprecedented Demand Leads to Sell Out of Canadian Units -
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 24 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada Inc. thrilled a Southern
Ontario customer this morning by handing over the keys to the first
2009 Nissan GT-R supercar in Canada.
The all-new GT-R, long coveted by buyers who previously could experience
the legendary car only through electronic video games, officially goes on sale
today at a select number of GT-R Certified Nissan dealers across the country.
Stanislaus Gonsalves of Oakville, ON, is the first customer to drive away
in his new GT-R, which he ordered in July, 2007. Alta Nissan dealer principals
Edward Wong and Joe Zanchin and Jeff Parent, Vice President, Sales and
Marketing at Nissan Canada Inc., presented Mr. Gonsalves with keys to his very
own Black Obsidian GT-R at a special reception. Mr. Gonsalves has been a loyal
customer of Alta Nissan since 1996, owning numerous Nissan vehicles over the
"I'm an automotive aficionado and the GT-R truly pushes the boundaries of
performance and craftsmanship," said Mr. Gonsalves. "I am so excited to
finally get the keys and eager to get behind the wheel to experience firsthand
what this car can do."
Approximately 150 of the exotic 480-horsepower Nissan GT-R supercars are
coming to the Canadian market and all have been spoken for. Deliveries will
continue throughout the coming months.
"We are pleased to finally deliver the very first Canadian GT-R to an
enthusiast like Mr. Gonsalves," said Parent. "Demand for the GT-R and
excitement over it has been overwhelming and unprecedented with all of this
year's supply already sold. We have a long list of customers waiting for their
turn to one day own this highly-anticipated and iconic car."
The GT-R is available only through officially certified Nissan dealers
that have met a number of strict sales, service and facilities commitments,
including dedicating master technicians to GT-R service. The 2009 Nissan GT-R
has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $81,900 for one
The 2009 Nissan GT-R features a 3.8-litre twin turbo V6 producing
480 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque, backed by an all-new, paddle-shifted,
dual clutch sequential 6-speed rear transaxle. It features the use of a
world's first independent rear transaxle ATTESA E-TS all-wheel drive system,
which places the transmission, transfer case and final drive at the rear of
the vehicle, optimizing weight distribution and maximizing handling
A 2009 Nissan GT-R recently set a lap time of 7 minutes 29 seconds at the
famed Nurburgring Nordschleife, one of the fastest times achieved by a
production-spec vehicle to date, and has been timed in independent magazine
tests at 0 - 60 miles per hour in under 3.5 seconds.
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 150 independent Nissan
dealerships and 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada. Nissan is dedicated to
improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key
priorities are reducing CO(2) emissions, cutting other emissions and
increasing recycling. More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete
line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.Nissan.ca and
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