Nissan e-NV200 concept. Click image to enlarge
Mississauga, Ontario – Nissan has presented the Canadian debut of its all-electric e-NV200 Concept van at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.
The company also unveiled the 2013 Nissan GT-R, which features some impressive enhancements under its hood.
“Innovation is our guiding principle at Nissan and our two premieres at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show represent our dedication to offer exciting and sustainable mobility options to all types of Canadian drivers,” said Judy Wheeler, director of marketing at Nissan Canada. “With its standout design and ‘no gas, no tailpipe, no emissions’ powertrain, the e-NV200 Concept is set to revitalize the van segment, while the latest modifications to Nissan’s legendary GT-R further pronounce that this sports car offers the best value in its class.”
Nissan entered the commercial vehicle segment in Canada in 2011 with the launch of the full-size NV commercial van. Based on the compact NV200, and using the Leaf’s all-electric powertrain, the Nissan e-NV200 Concept “provides a glimpse into a near-future production version of the van designed to provide businesses with flexible, roomy interior space, while achieving a dramatic CO2 footprint reduction,” the company said. It will go into production in 2014.
For 2013, the Nissan GT-R receives several engine and suspension enhancements, including improved intake efficiency, reduced airflow resistance, improved exhaust emissions efficiency and enhanced control. The 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 now produces 545 horsepower and 463 lb-ft of torque. It will be offered in two models, the new GT-R Premium and the GT-R Black Edition.