- Innovative Resonance concept points to the future of Nissan crossover design
- Attacking the B-segment, new European Nissan Note makes its global debut
- New European-built Nissan LEAF introduces host of engineering improvements
- 370Z Nismo makes its world debut to the public alongside Juke Nismo
- European debut for new 2013 model year Nissan GT-R
- New Juke n-tec joins the acclaimed crossover range
ROLLE, Switzerland (February 27th, 2013): Designed for Europe and built in Europe: The 2013 Geneva Motor Show marks the start of another exciting chapter in Nissan’s history. Driven by a passion for delivering future technology today, Nissan is showcasing a new generation of innovative European designed, engineered and built models that will redefine standards in their sectors.
The future of crossover design is another area where Nissan looks set to rewrite the rulebook. Having created the crossover sector with the Qashqai, Murano and Juke, Nissan is revealing a bold vision of what the future holds for the next generation of Nissan crossovers. Inspired by a theme of VIP space travel, the Resonance concept presents new ideas and advanced cabin technologies in a striking and bold package.
Leading the European charge are two models that perfectly embody Nissan’s approach to bringing new technology to the market. The new Note has been completely redesigned to a new brief, and is set to shift into the B-segment with its combination of sharp design, low CO2 emissions and innovative first-in-sector technologies.
Among the many features Note introduces to the B-segment are Nissan’s advanced and intuitive Around View Monitor and a comprehensive network of safety systems that combine to form the Nissan Safety Shield. Developed from Nissan’s vision of driving a safer future, these systems redefine the path that technologies come to market and set Nissan out as leaders in the field of affordable and relevant technology.
The new Note isn’t the only European-built model making its debut at Geneva. The new LEAF – now fully integrated into Nissan’s European produced line-up – showcases a raft of technical and engineering enhancements. Building on the success of the ground-breaking original – of which over 50,000 have been produced to date – the new LEAF delivers improved real-world range autonomy, more choice for buyers and numerous detail improvements to make life with the world’s best-selling electric car even easier.
The debut of the European Note and LEAF confirm Nissan’s powerful and constantly-evolving presence in Europe. Despite challenging economic conditions, Nissan has proved that design, innovation and affordability are key components for success. In 2012, NMUK in Sunderland produced over 500,000 cars (a new record), while production facilities in Russia and Barcelona are also expanded to meet increased demand. Total European production has just passed a significant milestone – 10million vehicles have now been produced.
Nissan also celebrates its rich motorsport heritage at Geneva with the official European launch of the Nismo road car range. Spearheaded by the striking Juke Nismo and 370Z Nismo, the performance arm adds a new dimension to Nissan’s product line-up, offering buyers accessible performance, premium design and advanced technology borne on the track.
Nissan at the Geneva Motor Show: at a glance
New Nissan Note
With innovative design, first-in-sector technologies and an advanced engine range, the new Note is set to shake up the B-segment. Built in Europe and engineered to suit Europe’s roads, the Note brings the distinctive lines of the acclaimed Invitation concept car to the showroom – delivering bold looks, premium class technology and superb practicality.
The Note also sets new standards for B-segment technology with advanced features such as Nissan’s innovative Around View Monitor and Nissan Safety Shield system.
The Note makes its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show ahead of its launch across Europe in the autumn.
The New Nissan Note at the Geneva Motor Show 2013
Taking Zero Emissions technology to the next level, the new European built LEAF makes its world debut at Geneva. Developed and engineered specifically for the European market, the new LEAF marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in Nissan’s history. Fully integrated into Nissan’s European production line-up, built at Nissan’s Sunderland facility, it features new technologies that deliver improved real-world battery autonomy and a host of detail enhancements to make life even easier.
Nissan Resonance Concept
Nissan’s bold vision for the future of crossover design becomes a reality with the European debut of the innovative Resonance concept.
Created by Nissan Design America, the Resonance pushes the boundaries of crossover design, showcasing fresh ideas and new technologies that allow drivers to fully exploit the potential of their cars. Featuring an interior inspired by the concept of VIP space travel, the Resonance is powered by an equally advanced hybrid electric drivetrain that combines ultra-efficient performance with low emissions.
As part of its integration, the new LEAF range has been significantly expanded to provide buyers with more choice on equipment, colour and price.
The Nissan Juke Nismo captures the spirit of innovation and driving excitement that makes Nismo one of the most revered names in both motorsport and gaming. Spearheading Nismo’s introduction to Europe, the Juke Nismo brings affordable and accessible performance to the crossover market, reinforcing Nissan’s reputation for innovation in this constantly evolving sector.
Distinguished by powerful design and race-inspired details, the Juke Nismo is powered by a 1.6-litre 200PS DIG-T turbocharged engine that combines sharp performance with affordable running costs.
Following in the wheeltracks of the Juke Nismo, the new 370Z Nismo confirms Nissan’s commitment to offering a broad and comprehensive Nismo road car range for European buyers.
Shown to the public for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show, the exciting new 370Z Nismo is equipped with a modified version of its acclaimed six-cylinder powerplant that produces more power and torque. The chassis has also been reworked to deliver an even more thrilling drive, while a new exhaust system ensures that the fastest 370Z to date sounds just as exciting as it looks.
With sharper performance, improved high-speed stability and more responsive handling, the 2013 model year GT-R sets new standards for high-performance motoring. Inspired and driven by Nissan’s successful racing programmes, the latest GT-R features numerous detail improvements, including new injectors for accurate fuelling, a new turbo relief valve that delivers improved flexibility, and a revised suspension set-up.
As a result of these engineering enhancements, the 2013 model year GT-R can reach 100km/h in 2.7 seconds – 0.1 seconds quicker than the 2012 model year car.
The acclaimed Juke range expands once more with the debut of the new n-tec model. With more innovative technology and a striking design package, the n-tec becomes the latest advanced variant of a model that goes from strength to strength. Technical highlights include an enhanced Nissan Connect system that incorporates Google’s Send-To-Car-Technology and the ability to send routes to the car for forward planning. The new system also includes complete access to Google’s Points of Interest Database and features clearer navigation mapping along with a larger 5.8-inch screen.
About Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 14,500 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 695,000 vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Nissan now offers 24 diverse and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to become the number one Asian brand in Europe.