- GT-R Remains Best Luxury Sportscar for Three Consecutive Years -
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - Today, Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI)
accepted two 2011 ALG Residual Value Awards for its 2011 Nissan Rogue
and 2011 Nissan GT-R in the Best Compact Utility and Best Luxury
Sportscar categories. This is the third year ALG has presented awards
in Canada and GT-R has led its class each year and Nissan Rogue was
recognized for both the 2009 and 2011 model.
"The Rogue and GT-R are two very different vehicles which reflect the
innovation and value that's offered across the Nissan line-up, from
those looking for fun and functionality to brute power and
performance," said Judy Wheeler, Director of Marketing, Nissan Canada
Inc. "The recognition from ALG is a great proof point to consumers on
the long-term value provided by Nissan."
About the Nissan Rogue
The 2011 Nissan Rogue Crossover SUV is one of Nissan's best-selling
models and comes with a standard 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine. It offers
a long list of standard safety features including Vehicle Dynamic
Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS) and 4-wheel disc brakes
with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). The 2011 model offers new exterior
design features presenting the Rogue's modern sophistication that is
both aggressive and sporty.
"The Rogue is one of the best values in this segment, offering much of
the style and features of its bigger brother the Murano at a more
affordable price," said Raj Sundaram, Senior Vice President, Solutions
Group and ALG. "It also benefits from Nissan's strong brand in Canada,
helping it to land at the top of the compact utility category."
About the Nissan GT-R
As one of the fastest cars in the world, the GT-R has won over a dozen
global awards and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for
fastest 0-100km acceleration four-seater production car. For 2011, the
GT-R lived up to its "Godzilla" reputation and added more technology
than ever, featuring a USB iPod interface, Bluetooth Streaming Audio
and many other features. For 2012, GT-R has even more power under the
hood while providing better fuel efficiency and will continue its reign
as the multi-dimensional performance machine that embodies the concept
of being the ultimate supercar that can be enjoyed by all.
"The GT-R delivers heart-pounding acceleration and superb handling at a
price well below its rivals," said Raj Sundaram, Senior Vice President,
Solutions Group and ALG. "Unbeaten value and strict control over supply
have kept residuals high, helping it to nab the top luxury sportscar
honor every year since 2009.
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 CO2 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 www.infiniti.ca.
About ALG (www.alg.com)
Based in Santa Barbara, California, ALG is a leading provider of data
and consulting services to the automotive industry. ALG publishes the
"Automotive Lease Guide" - the standard for Residual Value projections
in North America, and has been forecasting automotive residual values
for over 45 years in both the U.S. and Canadian markets. ALG is a
company of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRAK).
SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.
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