MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 17 /CNW/ - Nissan Canada is pleased to advise that
two months following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan,
supply levels to the Canadian market are on target with 71 and 68 days
for Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, respectively. Dedicated efforts at
Nissan Motor Limited have ensured Japanese production is once again on
track. Facilities in the United States and Mexico, which supply 60 per
cent of vehicles to the Canadian market, have confirmed Canadian supply
levels are unaffected and all facilities are assessing their ability
for increased production volumes in anticipation of strong demand.
"Nissan and its employees were very fortunate to escape much of the
devastation inflicted by the earthquake and tsunami, and are a key part
of helping the Japanese economy recover from these horrific events,"
said Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada Inc. "In Canada, we are
pleased to confirm that with an average of 70 days inventory, supply of
vehicles is at normal levels which is especially important during the
spring market when consumer demand is high."
Despite the earthquake and tsunami, global Nissan production hit an
all-time high in the last business year from April 1, 2010 to March 31,
2011, rising 24.5 per cent to 4.21 million units. Japanese output alone
rose 4.6 per cent to 1.07 million cars, as demand for Juke, Rogue and
Infiniti QX56 took off.
Nissan Canada has a number of exciting new models arriving this year to
keep demand strong. Coming to Canada this fall, the all-electric Nissan
LEAF has no tailpipe and produces no emissions and is the first
all-electric mass-marketed car offered at an affordable price. Arriving
late summer, the all-new 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan offers extensive
innovations and exceptional fuel economy.
On the Infiniti side, the new 2012 Infiniti M35h (Hybrid) arrives on
Canadian streets late spring offering uncompromised performance, luxury
and sustainability. With V8 power and 4-cylinder fuel economy, the new
Infiniti M Hybrid will challenge drivers to rethink what it means to
drive a hybrid.
B-roll of Nissan's earthquake recovery in Japan are available at: http://www.media.nissan.ca/newsrelease.do?id=2241&mid=42
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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 168
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.
More information, high-res images and b-roll are available at www.media.nissan.ca or upon request.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second largest Japanese automotive
company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an
integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more
than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more
than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing
exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a
comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles 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.
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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