October 8, 2009

Highlights of the Nissan Exhibit at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show

Press Release

Nissan Land Glider
© Nissan Motor Co.

Yokohama — Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., will present various show cars at the upcoming 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, including “Leaf,” an electric vehicle (EV) which is slated for global launch and volume production in late 2010, “Land Glider,” an EV concept car, and “Qazana,” which is an entirely new type of compact sport crossover, which made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009. Nissan will also showcase the new “Fuga,” Nissan's top-of-the-line sedan and the new mini MPV “Roox,” both to be launched later this year.

Nissan's ultimate goal in the environmental field is zero emission. With aim to be a leader in this field, the Nissan exhibits will focus on concept cars including “Leaf” and on the development of related technologies and battery-charging infrastructure, in an effort to communicate the company's commitment to consumers.

Nissan is also continuing to work on the internal combustion engine (ICE) technology, for the development of environment-friendly technology to improve fuel economy and reduce gas emission. In addition to EV, the Nissan exhibit will feature a wide range of models and technologies such as hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), clean diesel technology and next-generation X-TRONIC CVT.

Overview of major concept cars and technologies to be exhibited are as follows.

The world's first EV designed for large-scale volume production

  • High-performance, zero-emission power train and platform take the “joy of driving” to another dimension.
  • A design that evokes a clean and intelligent image and a body that achieves optimal aerodynamics and wind noise characteristics are packaged into this innovative and original five-passenger, five-door hatchback.
  • Has a range of more than 160 km (100 miles) on one full charge, which is sufficient for most daily needs.
  • Features an advanced IT system that is specially designed for zero-emission mobility. Navigation screen supports the driver by displaying range autonomy areas and battery-charging spots with a touch of a button.
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