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Nissan announces Canadian price reduction and faster charging time for 2013 Nissan LEAF

Nissan announces Canadian price reduction and faster charging time for 2013 
Nissan LEAF 


    --  New S trim lowers entry-level price by more than 17 per cent
    --  Available provincial incentives can bring price down on par
        with gas powered vehicles of its size
    --  Improved energy efficiency, faster charging times and greater
        customer choice headline 2013 model year improvements

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - Nissan has announced that Canadian 
pricing for the new 2013 Nissan LEAF will start at a Manufacturer's Suggested 
Retail Price (MSRP) of $31,698 for the newly-added S grade, making it the 
lowest priced five-passenger electric vehicle sold in Canada.

Depending on location, some consumers may purchase the Nissan LEAF at prices 
on par with gas powered vehicles of its size with provincial tax rebates, when 
it goes on sale in EV-certified dealer showrooms this July. Residents of 
Ontario, Quebec and BC are eligible for $8,500, $8,000 and $5,000 toward their 
purchase of a Nissan LEAF, respectively.

The full 2013 Nissan LEAF Press Kit is now available at: 
http://nissannews.com/en-CA/nissan/canada/presskits/ca-2013-nissan-leaf-press-k
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Nissan's objective for the Nissan LEAF has always been to produce an 
affordable zero-emission vehicle for the mass market, and the 2013 Nissan LEAF 
is a prime example of that commitment with increased value at every trim 
level, making it more accessible for more people.

"With more than 60,000 Nissan LEAFs on the road globally, we are the leaders 
in zero emissions vehicles and our class-leading product just got better," 
said Brian Thomas, Director of Marketing, Nissan Canada Inc. "From the very 
outset, Nissan has continuously advanced and refined the affordable zero 
emissions vehicle ownership experience. Now customers won't have to pay a 
premium for owning a green car that's really fun to drive, and that's 
exciting."

Additions to the 2013 Nissan LEAF include: 17-inch alloy wheels, leather 
appointed interior, Around View® Monitor and 7-speaker Bose® energy 
efficient audio system on SL models and a standard 6.6 kW onboard charger that 
significantly reduces 220V charging times by nearly half on all models. Also 
new is the availability of the Nissan LEAF App for Canadian Android users 
which will allow even more customers to control their Nissan LEAF from the 
comfort of their smart phone and will be backward compatible to previous 
generation models.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2013 Nissan LEAF:

 ___________________
|Model  |MSRP*      |
|_______|___________|
|LEAF S |$31,698 CAN|
|_______|___________|
|LEAF SV|$34,998 CAN|
|_______|___________|
|LEAF SL|$38,398 CAN|
|_______|___________|

Nissan began U.S. assembly of the 2013 Nissan LEAF at its manufacturing plant 
in Smyrna, Tenn., a localization initiative that further drives efficiencies 
by leveraging already-existing equipment and processes while also reducing 
exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency. The battery packs that power 
Nissan LEAF are built in an adjacent facility in Smyrna while the vehicle's 
electric motor comes from Nissan's powertrain plant in Decherd, Tenn., further 
supporting efficient manufacturing.

About the 2013 Nissan LEAF
Now in its third model year, the Nissan LEAF is the world's best-selling pure 
electric vehicle with over 62,000 cumulative sales worldwide. For 2013, the 
Nissan LEAF features numerous customer-focused upgrades, including a standard 
6.6 kW onboard charger that significantly reduces 220V charging times and 
available 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-appointed interior, Around View® 
Monitor and 7-speaker Bose® energy efficient audio system.

Nissan LEAF is powered by a responsive 80kW AC synchronous motor produced at 
Nissan's Powertrain Assembly plant in Decherd, Tenn. The 2013 Nissan LEAF's 
output is 107 horsepower, with 187 lb-ft. of torque. Energy is supplied by an 
advanced 48-module lithium-ion battery made at the new battery plant in 
Smyrna, Tenn.

The 2013 Nissan LEAF is offered in three well-equipped models, the S, SV and 
SL. Standard features include 6-way manual driver's seat, 4-way manual bucket 
front passenger's seat, trip computer (instant and average energy consumption, 
driving time, outside temperature and autonomy range), Automatic Temperature 
Control (ATC), centre console storage and 6.6 kW onboard charger. Other 
standard equipment includes Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start, 
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system, power windows with driver's window 
one-touch auto up/down, power door locks with auto locking feature, remote 
charge port door release, variable intermittent windshield wipers, AM/FM/CD 
with MP3 playback capability and a 12-volt power outlet.

Nissan LEAF SV models are upgraded to 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels, cruise 
control, auto dimming rear view mirror, energy saving hybrid heating system, 
an upgraded 6-speaker sound system, 7-inch color LCD display, Nissan 
Navigation system with CARWINGS telematics and B-mode setting for increased 
regenerative braking. At an MSRP of $34,998, the 2013 LEAF SV represents a 
$3,397 savings over a similar 2012 model.

Nissan LEAF SL adds leather-appointed seats, 17-inch five spoke alloy wheels, 
DC 480V fast charge port, automatic on/off LED headlights, fog lights, 
photovoltaic solar panel rear spoiler and HomeLink® Universal Transceiver. At 
an MSRP of $ 38,398, the 2013 Nissan LEAF SL represents a $2,497 savings over 
a similar 2012 model.

More information, high-res images and b-roll are available at 
www.media.nissan.ca or upon request.

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
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.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable 
mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

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 184 independent Nissan dealerships, 33 Infiniti 
retailers and 44 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers 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

Mark James Cohn & Wolfe Tel: 647-259-3316 Email:mark.james@cohnwolfe.ca

Image with caption: "Nissan has announced that Canadian pricing for the new 
2013 Nissan LEAF will start at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) 
of $31,698 for the newly-added S grade, making it the lowest priced 
five-passenger electric vehicle sold in Canada. (CNW Group/Nissan Canada 
Inc.)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130611_C7000_PHOTO_EN_27841.jpg

SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.

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CO: Nissan Canada Inc.
ST: Ontario
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