February 16, 2002

Nissan announces pricing for 2003 350Z sports car

2003 Nissan 350Z

2003 Nissan 350Z
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Toronto, Ontario – Nissan Canada announced that pricing for its all-new 2003 350Z sports car, which goes on sale this summer, will start at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $44,900. The new Z is being displayed at Canadian auto shows, including the Canadian International Auto
Show in Toronto beginning February 19th.

The new Z coupe will be offered in three trim levels, a Performance model, a Touring model and Track Pack model. Two of the models are available for under $45,000, while the Track Pack model, lists at $46,500.

“The new Z, with its standard 280+ horsepower 3.5-litre V6, 4-wheel independent suspension and 6-speed manual transmission, offers $75,000-performance for under $50,000 – just as promised,” said Ian Forsyth, director of marketing, Nissan Canada Inc.

Nissan also announced a comprehensive Z pre-order program, through dealers which allows Z buyers to price and order their Z cars in the model and colour they want beginning February 15, 2002.

The Performance model, priced at $44,900, includes Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), a tire air pressure monitoring system, 18-inch wheels and tires, Xenon headlamps, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, cruise control, viscous limited-slip differential, aluminum pedals, Bose 240-watt audio
system, power seats and more. Optional on the Performance model is a Navi Package which adds a DVD based Navigational System for $3,400.

The Touring model, which is the same price as the performance model at $44,900, comes with 5-speed automatic transmission with gated shifter and manual mode, Bose 240-watt Audio System, Xenon headlights, Traction Control System (TCS), viscous limited-slip differential, cruise control and power seats. Add the DVD based Navigational System and the total is $48,300.

For the ultimate Z performance experience, the Track Pack model offers a rear spoiler, special 18-inch lightweight forged aluminum wheels, vented Brembo high-performance brakes, and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), along with Xenon headlamps, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, cruise control, viscous limited-slip differential, aluminum pedals and more.

“With detailed equipment and pricing available, early Z buyers will be able to order their actual vehicles rather than just take a place in line,” said Forsyth. “Once an order is taken, we’ll start an ongoing dialog with the buyers which will continue up to and beyond their delivery date.”

More information on the new Z is available at Nissan dealers or online at www.nissan.ca.

“Our goal is to eliminate some of the problems of previous high-interest car launches by giving everyone – customers and dealers alike – a level playing field,” said Forsyth. “We want the focus to remain on the excitement of the Z, not the process of getting one.”

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