2014 Nissan Versa Note, JUKE NISMO and Resonance Concept make Canadian debut in Toronto

2014 Nissan Versa Note, JUKE NISMO and Resonance Concept make Canadian debut 
in Toronto 
- 100(th) Grey Cup Champions Add Extra Excitement at the Nissan Display - 
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, Nissan made three Canadian 
debuts in Toronto and welcomed members of the 100(th) Grey Cup Championship 
team, along with the Grey Cup, to the Nissan display. Nissan's support of 
Canadian football began with the Toronto Argonauts in 2007, and subsequently 
expanded to include other teams and the league itself, culminating in the 
100(th) Grey Cup Festival and game in November which was won by the hometown 
team. 
"There is a lot of excitement surrounding Nissan at the 40(th) Canadian 
International Auto Show and we're delighted to support this important event as 
the official automotive partner," said Judy Wheeler, Director of Marketing, 
Nissan Canada Inc. "We were thrilled to kick things off with the Toronto 
Argonauts who made this city proud when they won the 100(th) Grey Cup on home 
turf last fall. Argos players will be at the Nissan display throughout the 
show to engage with fans and show off the Grey Cup." 
Also on hand was Taro Ueda, Vice President of Nissan Design America based in 
San Diego, California, who opened the Auto Show as the keynote speaker. He 
also revealed the Nissan Resonance Concept which redefines the crossover 
segment and reveals a new direction for future Nissan products. 
"As designers, we look at everything for inspiration including the work of the 
great designers who came before us," remarked Ueda-San. "At the Toronto auto 
show you've witnessed how the automotive industry has evolved in the last 40 
years and we designers are evolving too. Please watch us to see how we build 
another 40 great years of automotive history." 
The fourth of five new vehicles over 15 months in Nissan's strongest product 
offensive to date, the all-new Versa Note four-door hatchback, also made its 
Canadian debut. With segment-exclusive technology, outstanding fuel economy, 
smart packaging and class-leading cargo space, Versa Note is expected to 
remain one of the strongest sub-compacts in the segment when it arrives at 
Nissan dealerships later this spring. 
Not to be overshadowed, Nissan unveiled the all-new Nissan JUKE NISMO, the 
latest addition to its motorsports and performance division. Already a strong 
and bold vehicle to begin with, NISMO's motorsports DNA incorporates nearly 
100 separate performance, exterior and interior modification. The result? A 
more powerful crossover with a whole new dimension of sporty style and driving 
exhilaration. 
Finally, Nissan announced pricing for the all-new NV200 compact cargo van. At 
just $21,998, NV200 has the lowest starting MSRP* in this highly competitive 
segment. What makes it even more compelling is segment-leading features like 
best-in-class fuel economy and turning radius. 
About the Nissan Display 
Nissan's display will not only showcase tangible displays of its revitalized 
vehicle line-up, including the all-new Altima, Sentra and Pathfinder, but it 
also offers visitors an opportunity to connect with the vehicles like never 
before through its Virtual Showroom 3D Hologram display. Nissan is taking its 
online virtual showroom experience to the next level with the application of a 
high-definition holographic video projection system used to create the 
illusion of three-dimensional moving images. 
The fully-functional telecommunications system makes it possible for guests of 
the Nissan exhibit to interact with virtual Nissan vehicles when they perform 
physical gestures. The Nissan vehicle will appear to be a transparent 3D 
hologram, but it will in fact be something called "Pepper's Ghost," an 
illusionary technique traditionally used in theatre. 
About the Nissan Versa Note 
The Nissan Versa lineup gets a dramatic new look with the launch of the 
all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note. The second-generation hatchback goes on sale 
at Nissan's Canadian dealers in June 2013 with a starting Manufacturer's 
Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* of $13,348 CAD*, and gives notice that in an 
era of changing consumer needs and expectations, Versa Note intends to be at 
the forefront of the entry-level pack. 
The all-new Versa Note will complement the Versa family, which includes the 
Versa Sedan starting at $11,898 CAD MSRP*. The Versa Note has its own 
distinctive look, feel and added hatchback utility. It carries the Note 
designation used in other global Nissan markets, as well as the PURE DRIVE 
badge, designating it as having low CO2 emissions and exceptional fuel 
efficiency. 
About the Nissan Resonance Concept
The Resonance concept was created at Nissan Design America in San Diego, CA 
and features an open, airy architecture highlighted by a unique "floating" 
roof created through the use of the thin, steeply raked A-pillars, large 
full-length glass panel and flowing D-pillar design. 
The all-wheel drive Resonance concept also features an efficient hybrid 
electric drivetrain that includes Nissan's proprietary "one-motor, two-clutch" 
system, which combines a smaller displacement internal combustion gasoline 
engine with an electric motor/lithium-ion battery and advanced management 
system. 
About the JUKE NISMO
The JUKE NISMO was engineered and developed with the passion and experience 
that has made NISMO one of the world's premiere motorsports organizations and 
factory-tuning divisions. The JUKE NISMO will be powered by a NISMO-tuned 
197-horsepower 1.6-litre direct injection turbocharged four-cylinder engine 
based on the 16GT FOUR Type V. It has been carefully tuned to provide a 
driving experience only NISMO could create, complementing the vehicle's 
classy-yet-sporty appearance and overall unique nature. 
This production model represents the first model in NISMO's new brand 
strategy—announced at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show (December 2011) — and 
focuses on creating premium high-performance sports vehicles. The Nissan JUKE 
NISMO will be available in Canada in limited quantities. 
*MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. 
Dealer sets actual price. 
More information, high-res images and b-roll are available at 
www.media.nissan.ca or upon request. 
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/. 
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.comandwww.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites 
NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com. 
About Nissan Canada
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 180 independent Nissan dealerships and 32 
Infiniti retailers across Canada. 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 and World 
Car of the Year awards. 
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. 
Media contacts: Didier Marsaud Senior Manager, Corporate Communications 
Nissan Canada Tel: 905-629-6400 Email:didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com 
Anthony Field Cohn & Wolfe Tel: 647-259-3281 Email:anthony.field@cohnwolfe.ca 
Image with caption: "Judy Wheeler, Director of Marketing, Nissan Canada and 
the 100th Grey Cup winning Toronto Argonauts, at the Canadian debut of the 
all-new Nissan Versa Note in Toronto (CNW Group/Nissan Canada Inc.)". Image 
available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130214_C5733_PHOTO_EN_23784.jpg 
Image with caption: "Taro Ueda, Vice President of Nissan Design America, at 
the Canadian debut of the Nissan Resonance Concept. (CNW Group/Nissan Canada 
Inc.)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130214_C5733_PHOTO_EN_23785.jpg 
SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc. 
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ST: Ontario
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