Nissan Canada revealed two vehicles today at the Montreal International Auto Show, thrilling on-lookers with stunning displays of unique styling and creative functionality. The 2009 Nissan cube®, brand new to the North American market and the completely redesigned 2009 Nissan 370Z, will be available to Canadians this spring.
Nissan cube® was originally released to the Japanese market in 1998 and was aptly named a "box on wheels". In 2002 the second generation cube® took Japan by storm with its unique asymmetrical design with more space inside and more windows outside. For 2009, cube® in a unique blend of fashion and function, building on the non-traditional design with an improved confident look that has been compared to a "bulldog in sunglasses". The wraparound side/rear window creates enhanced rear visibility for lane changes and reverse parking.
"This third generation cube® is dramatically rethought with a clever, comfortable and fun design," said Ian Forsyth, Director of Corporate and Product Planning, Nissan Canada. "Cube is designed for people who imagine a life less ordinary. It has a small footprint but makes a big impression - exactly what buyers are looking for today."
The other new addition to the Canadian Nissan line-up is the new 2009 Nissan 370Z, the sixth generation model of the iconic Z sports car. The new 370Z is lighter, more powerful than ever before and offers enhanced handling, quality and style. With the world's first SynchroRev Match system, the 6-speed manual model provides the thrill of perfectly matched downshifts to drivers of all abilities. At $39,998 this "everyday sports car" is value-priced, and sure to turn many heads on dealership lots later this month.
"The new 370Z hits the sports car sweet spot of performance, design and value," said Forsyth. "We believe Z is one of the greatest performance values in the world."
Nissan also announced its vehicle brand sales for the Quebec region were 22.2 per cent higher in 2008 than the previous year and its share of the Quebec market is up over 1 per cent to over 6 per cent. Nationally Nissan brand sales were up 7.5 per cent in 2008.
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