Nissan Leaf. Click image to enlarge
Mississauga, Ontario – Nissan Canada has presented the first Canadian public appearances of its 2012 GT-R, 2011 NISMO 370Z and all-electric Leaf at the Montreal Auto Show.
“Montreal consumers are in for a great show this year and at the Nissan booth they can get up close and personal with cars that embody Nissan’s commitment to Innovation for All,” said Allen Childs, president of Nissan Canada. “This will be the first opportunity for many to see the Nissan Leaf in person and we expect a very positive response. ‘Godzilla’ is always a huge draw and for Z enthusiasts, the NISMO is the next stage in the evolution of a legend.”
The 2011 Nissan leaf is the world’s first affordable, zero-emission car designed for real-world driving needs, including comfortable seating for five, ample storage space, a maximum speed of 140 km/h and a range of 160 kilometres on one full charge.
Known to enthusiasts as “Godzilla,” the 2012 Nissan GT-R uses a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 that now produces 530 horsepower, 45 more than in 2011, and 448 lb-ft of torque versus the previous 434. Other improvements for 2012 include increased structural rigidity, suspension modifications and new tires. A new “Black Edition” features new carbon fibre trim, custom red-trimmed Recaro seats, red and black interior trim, and a dark headliner.
The limited-production Nissan NISMO 370Z comes to Canada for the first time in the spring of 2011, with an MSRP of $46,898. It provides 350 horsepower, racing-inspired styling, specially-tuned suspension and unique super-lightweight forged alloy wheels.