Nissan Shows Off Multi-Faceted Performance Lineup At 2013 Chicago Auto Show, JUKE NISMO Revealed

 Nissan Shows Off Multi-Faceted Performance Lineup At 2013 Chicago Auto Show,
                             JUKE NISMO Revealed

- All-New 2013 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van Also Makes U.S. Debut-

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Performance is the theme at Nissan's
display for the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. NISMO, Nissan's performance arm, will
be center stage with the U.S. debuts of the new 2013 JUKE NISMO – the complete
performance makeover of the popular JUKE crossover – and the 2014 370Z NISMO.
The two NISMO models are part of an expansion of the NISMO brand worldwide.

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Also making its first U.S. appearance is an even higher-performance version of
the 2014 Nissan GT-R, the limited-production GT-R Track Edition.

The new performance vehicles share the spotlight with the production debut of
the all-new 2013 Nissan NV200 cargo van, the third entry in Nissan's
Commercial Vehicle line-up.

"NISMO brings a new level of performance to the Nissan brand, reinforced by
its heritage as the racing heartbeat of the company," said Simon Sproule,
Nissan's Corporate Vice President, Global Marketing Communications. "With the
global expansion of NISMO-branded products like the new JUKE NISMO and 370Z
NISMO, we want to make NISMO the most recognized and respected performance
brand from Japan."

NISMO vehicles are designed to be the most forward-looking expression of
Nissan, offering cutting-edge performance, technology and aerodynamics, and
the new JUKE NISMO is set to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide beginning
in March 2013. It is offered in all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive models
in three exterior colors – white, black and silver.

The JUKE NISMO model features nearly 100 individual revised components,
including a NISMO-tuned 197-horsepower 1.6-liter DIG turbo engine, NISMO-tuned
suspension, bold aerodynamic styling with a 37 percent improvement in
downforce (versus non-NISMO models), NISMO interior with deeply bolstered
front seats and red accents and lightweight 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

The 2014 370Z NISMO, which goes on sale this summer, features a number of
exterior and interior enhancements that follow the global NISMO red-accented
design theme. It is powered by an advanced 350-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6
engine.

Completing Nissan's performance lineup in Chicago is the new Nissan GT-R Track
Edition, the third and most exclusive model in the 2014 GT-R lineup with just
150 units to be offered for sale in the U.S. Designed to take Nissan's
legendary 545-horsepower street supercar even closer to a pure motorsports
competition machine, it features a firmer suspension, special brake cooling
guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts and a lightweight quilted
cloth mat where the rear seats usually reside. It is set to go on sale at
select GT-R certified Nissan dealerships nationwide beginning in May 2013.

Also announced is an extension of the popular Nissan "Project 370Z," a
group-sourced custom-built version of Nissan's popular sports car. Introduced
at the Chicago show in 2012, the project's goal was to utilize the passion and
knowledge of Nissan Z fans online to help direct the creation of a unique,
one-off Nissan 370Z utilizing readily available aftermarket parts and
accessories. Fans voted on potential modifications and followed along with the
project's progress online. Now, a 500-horsepower 370Z has emerged, and in
phase two, social media followers will select a privately owned Nissan Z to
compete against Project 370Z in a showdown at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in
mid-March in conjunction with Motor Trend magazine. Details are available at
https://www.facebook.com/NissanPerformance.

In addition to the array of performance vehicles revealed at the show, the
all-new 2013 Nissan NV200 cargo van brings a new level of affordability and
low cost of ownership to fleet and small business owners.

With a best-in-class starting M.S.R.P. of $19,990* and segment-leading** fuel
economy of 24 miles per gallon City, the NV200 offers a large, 122.7-cubic
foot cargo capacity within a compact overall exterior footprint.

Said Nissan Commercial Vehicles Vice President Joe Castelli: "For business
owners who have been making do with larger, more costly vans and pickups than
they really need, or re-purposing passenger vehicles, we're providing relief
with this all-new 'right-sized' Nissan NV200. Here in North America we're
projecting the compact van segment to nearly double in size in the next few
years. The Nissan NV200 will be a major part of that growth."

The NV200 goes on sale at 300 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers nationwide in
April. Among its many features are a commanding driving position, "mobile
office" style console and fold-flat passenger's seat, sliding side doors and
standard tall, 40/60-split rear doors that open 180 degrees, a low 19.5-inch
cargo floor height for easy loading and unloading, and segment-exclusive
standard integrated mounting points. It is powered by a fuel-efficient
2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder mated to an advanced Xtronic CVT^® transmission.

All of these new vehicles will be on display alongside the complete lineup of
Nissan cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs – including the all-new 2014 Versa
Note hatchback that goes on sale this summer. The 2013 Chicago Show runs from
February 8^th through the 17^th at Chicago's McCormick Place.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering,
consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and
manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the
Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the
Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More
information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and
Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and
www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and
InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers
with more than 4.8 million vehicles in 2011, generating revenue of 9.4
trillion yen ($118.95 billion US). With a strong commitment to developing
exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive
range of 64 models 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
2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards. For
more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable
mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

* MSRP for 2013 Nissan NV200, excluding tax, title, license, options and
destination. Dealer sets actual price.

** Ward's segmentation: Light Vehicle Small Van. '13 Nissan NV200 v. '12 and
'13 competitors. EPA fuel economy estimate 24 MPG City. Actual mileage may
vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

SOURCE Nissan North America

Website: http://www.NissanUSA.com
Contact: Josh Clifton, +1-615-725-1767, joshua.clifton@nissan-usa.com; or Dan
Passe, +1-615-725-5264, dan.passe@nissan-usa.com, both of Product
Communications, Nissan North America, www.nissannews.com
 
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