Nissan LEAF Earns "Top Safety Pick" From IIHS

                Nissan LEAF Earns "Top Safety Pick" From IIHS

- Nissan LEAF joins the Nissan Altima and Infiniti M as Insurance Institute
for Highway Safety 2013 Top Safety Picks -

PR Newswire

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 7, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Now in its third model year, the
highly innovative, industry-leading Nissan LEAF pure electric vehicle added
another award to its trophy case with the Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety (IIHS) "Top Safety Pick" designation, which recognizes vehicles for
excellent performance in four passenger safety tests.

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The LEAF achieved the Institute's highest rating of "Good" in front, side,
rollover and rear crash tests. Nissan LEAF joins Nissan Altima and Infiniti
M37/M56 on the list of 2013 Top Safety Picks.

"Driver and passenger safety are top priorities for Nissan and the 'Top Safety
Pick' designation by IIHS reflects the design and innovation that have gone
into this car to make it a practical, no-compromise electric vehicle," said
Erik Gottfried, Nissan's director of electric vehicle sales and marketing.
"The new, U.S.-assembled 2013 Nissan LEAF provides customers with a remarkable
level of value, comfort and security at prices competitive with gas-powered
cars in a fun-to-drive package."

Standard 2013 LEAF safety systems include Nissan Advanced Air Bag System
(AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and
occupant classification sensor, front seat-mounted side impact supplemental
air bags, roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and
rear-seat outboard occupant head protection, 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts
(driver's seat ELR only) with pretensioners and load limiters, child seat
upper tether anchor, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system and
child safety rear door locks. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction
Control System (TCS) are also standard on all LEAF models.

"The IIHS 'Top Safety Pick' recognition speaks to the 'zone body construction'
design from Nissan's Safety Shield Concept to help protect occupants in a wide
variety of crash scenarios," said Robert Yakushi, Nissan director of product

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 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4
trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. 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.

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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, 2012 and 2013 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, or visit the Americas media sites and

SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.

Contact: Justin Saia, Nissan North America, Inc., (615) 725-3061,
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