Nissan makes two Canadian debuts at Monteal Auto Show



    - 2009 Nissan cube and 2009 Nissan 370Z Revealed in Montreal -

    MONTREAL, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada revealed two vehicles today at
the Montreal International Auto Show, thrilling on-lookers with stunning
displays of unique styling and creative functionality. The 2009 Nissan cube,
brand new to the North American market and the completely redesigned 2009
Nissan 370Z, will be available to Canadians this spring.
    Nissan cube was originally released to the Japanese market in 1998 and
was aptly named a "box on wheels". In 2002 the second generation cube took
Japan by storm with its unique asymmetrical design with more space inside and
more windows outside. For 2009, cube in a unique blend of fashion and
function, building on the non-traditional design with an improved confident
look that has been compared to a "bulldog in sunglasses". The wraparound
side/rear window creates enhanced rear visibility for lane changes and reverse
parking.
    "This third generation cube is dramatically rethought with a clever,
comfortable and fun design," said Ian Forsyth, Director of Corporate and
Product Planning, Nissan Canada. "Cube is designed for people who imagine a
life less ordinary. It has a small footprint but makes a big impression -
exactly what buyers are looking for today."
    The other new addition to the Canadian Nissan line-up is the new 2009
Nissan 370Z, the sixth generation model of the iconic Z sports car. The new
370Z is lighter, more powerful than ever before and offers enhanced handling,
quality and style. With the world's first SynchroRev Match system, the 6-speed
manual model provides the thrill of perfectly matched downshifts to drivers of
all abilities. At $39,998 this "everyday sports car" is value-priced, and sure
to turn many heads on dealership lots later this month.
    "The new 370Z hits the sports car sweet spot of performance, design and
value," said Forsyth. "We believe Z is one of the greatest performance values
in the world."
    Nissan also announced its vehicle brand sales for the Quebec region were
22.2 per cent higher in 2008 than the previous year and its share of the
Quebec market is up over 1 per cent to over 6 per cent. Nationally Nissan
brand sales were up 7.5 per cent in 2008.

    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
www.infiniti.ca.

    
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For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Heather Meehan, Cohn & Wolfe,
Tel: (647) 259-3268, Cell: (416) 402-5748, Email: heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca;
Didier Marsaud, Corporate Manager, Corporate Communications, Nissan Canada
Inc., Tel: (905) 629-6400, Cell: (416) 573-7231, Email:
didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com


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