Nissan Canada announces exciting debuts at 2012 Montreal Auto Show

Nissan LEAF NISMO RC Prototype

NISSAN CANADA - Yesterday, Nissan Canada announced the Canadian debut of the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC prototype and the North American debut of the all-new Nissan NV Passenger Van at the 2012 Montreal International Auto Show in January. The debuts will highlight Nissan Canada's broad range of innovative products and technologies.
"The vehicles we will be highlighting at the Montreal auto show truly demonstrate Nissan's diverse portfolio, from all-electric to real-world commercial practicality," said Judy Wheeler, Director of Marketing with Nissan Canada. "These two vehicles positioned at opposite ends of the automotive spectrum, and the complete Nissan line-up, truly embody our commitment to offer innovation for all Canadians.
Following the success of the Nissan LEAF passenger vehicle, Nissan has moved into the racing world to demonstrate the untapped potential of electric vehicles. For the first time in Canada, Nissan will present the Nissan LEAF NISMO RC prototype. 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".
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.
"We first did our homework in the full-size van segment by studying the real-world needs, wants and desires of both families and fleet operators," said Wheeler. "As a result, we're delivering a vehicle that offers everything owners are looking for – enhanced usability, driver and passenger comfort, flexible storage, dependability, durability and an affordable cost of ownership. Then we've topped it all off with signature Nissan style, performance and value."