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Canada: Nissan LEAF reservations reopen October 22

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October 19, 2011 10:11 AM
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Nissan LEAF reservations reopen October 22

– Nissan Canada to begin delivering 350 MY12 Nissan LEAFs before end of year –

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 19, 2011 /CNW/ – Today Nissan Canada announced it will reopen its online reservation system for its first allocation of model year 2012 Nissan LEAFs at noon on Saturday, October 22nd. Reservations are open to those who live within the vicinity (65 km) of the 27 Nissan LEAF certified dealers across Canada and who registered on www.nissan.ca/leaf before October 9th.

The 350 Nissan LEAFs available for Canadian retail customers in this first allotment for MY12 will begin delivery in the coming months. The MY12 units will be identical in spec and pricing to the MY11 Nissan LEAFs. At a starting price of $38,395, the Nissan LEAF is eligible for provincial rebates of $8,500 in Ontario and $8,000 in Quebec.

As with the first wave of reservations which happened in August, Nissan will carefully manage the purchase process from online registration, until the customer drives the Nissan LEAF home and plugs it into a personal charging dock.

“We’re already well into the delivery of the first Nissan LEAFs to Canadian consumers and the feedback has echoed excitement at being at the forefront of the electric mobility movement and pure driving pleasure,” said Judy Wheeler, Director of Marketing, Nissan Canada Inc. “We learned through the first wave of reservations that Canadians are very serious about the Nissan LEAF. The majority of those who ‘reserved’ a car have either completed their purchase or are continuing through the purchase process.”

Based on the enthusiastic response to the first wave of reservations, Nissan Canada anticipates selling out of all MY12 units quickly – demonstrating Canadians’ passion for innovation and zero emission mobility. If more than 350 people decide to purchase the Nissan LEAF they will be first in line for the next wave of reservations opening in spring 2012.

Through Model Year 12, Nissan expects to release around 600 Nissan LEAFs on the Canadian market.

Reservation Process:
• On October 22nd at noon, reservations will open to those registered at www.nissan.ca/leaf and living within the vicinity of a Nissan LEAF certified dealer. All details, including exact timing for the opening of reservations, will be distributed via email in advance.
• A $99 reservation fee (fully refundable) is required to secure a reservation.
• After booking a home-charging assessment, customers will receive an invitation to order a Nissan LEAF.
• Customers request a quote from a local Nissan LEAF-certified dealer and will continue through the sales process until they drive away in their own Nissan LEAF.

For high-res images and b-roll of the Nissan LEAF, please visit: www.media.nissan.ca

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About the Nissan LEAF

One of the industry’s most-discussed vehicles for good reason, Nissan LEAF™ is the world’s first mass-marketed all-electric car made for the real-world driving needs of consumers and was recently named the 2011 World Car of the Year.

Nissan LEAF is a medium-size hatchback with ample cargo space and seating for five adults comfortably. With a range of 160 kilometres (EPA LA4 cycle) on one full charge, Nissan LEAF provides 90% of Canadians with the range needed for daily commutes. With a 240 volt home charging dock full charge is achieved in seven hours, and with a Level 3 Quick Charger, 80% charge can be achieved in just 26 minutes.

Powered by a lithium-ion battery, Nissan LEAF generates 107 horsepower, 207 lb-ft of torque providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience. Because there’s no traditional engine, Nissan LEAF is ultra-quiet and for safety reasons a sound had to be added so pedestrians could hear the car coming. In April, Nissan LEAF was awarded a “Top Safety Pick” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The instrument panel provides the driver with regular updates on range and driving efficiency, and using a telematics system called CARWINGS, the driver can communicate with the car via a smart phone with the ability to turn on the air conditioning or heat remotely, and manage and monitor charging.

More information, high-res images and b-roll are available at www.media.nissan.ca or upon request.

About Nissan Canada Inc.

Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 171 independent Nissan dealerships and 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.

More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.

About Nissan

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second largest Japanese automotive company by volume, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan and is an integral pillar of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 150,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4 million vehicles in 2010. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of fuel-efficient and low-emissions vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.
For further information:
Media contacts:
Didier Marsaud
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
Nissan Canada
Tel: (905) 629-6400
Email: didier.marsaud@nissancanada.com

Heather Meehan
Cohn & Wolfe
Tel: (647) 259-3268
Email: heather.meehan@cohnwolfe.ca

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