Mississauga, Ont. –The all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC, the most thrilling expression yet of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, will be displayed at the 2019 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in Toronto. This marks the first time the LEAF NISMO RC will be on display at a major auto show, following its debut at the NISMO Festival, and display at CES 2019.
The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC was developed by Nissan's racing arm, NISMO. Using its racing know-how, NISMO created an exciting way to show the potential of Nissan's zero-emission technology – a key component of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision.
Powering the all-new Nissan LEAF NISMO RC are two electric motors at opposite ends of the chassis. The motors produce 322 combined horsepower (161 horsepower each) and an astounding 472-lb. ft. of instant torque to the wheels. They more than double the maximum power and the torque output of the previous LEAF NISMO RC, which was introduced in 2011. Drivetrain technology sourced from the new Nissan LEAF include the high-capacity lithium-ion battery and inverters. A new all-wheel-drive system gives the LEAF NISMO RC its outstanding cornering prowess.
A long hood and Nissan's signature V-motion grille highlight the totally restyled front end. The distinctive silver-and-black paint scheme with NISMO red accents – similar to the Nissan Formula E car – make the LEAF NISMO RC seem like it's in constant motion, even when sitting still at the starting line.
"The Nissan LEAF NISMO RC is the pinnacle of electric power, and the team at NISMO has done a fantastic job of creating a new expression of motorsport through this formidable-looking, zero-emission race car," says Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada. "We are thrilled that show attendees will get to see the LEAF NISMO RC up-close, it embodies Nissan's promise to make electric vehicles even more exciting for customers."
2019 Nissan Maxima to make Canadian debut
With its captivating performance stance, 19-inch diamond-cut wheels, boomerang signature LED lighting framing the enlarged V-motion grille, the new 2019 Nissan Maxima is sure to capture attention when it makes its Canadian debut at the 2019 CIAS, following the global reveal at the 2019 L.A. Auto Show. The new Maxima also offers available Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of advanced driver-assist systems that supports the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision to redefine how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.
Maxima's aggressive, updated exterior appearance was created by Nissan Design America in La Jolla, Calif. and features a more voluminous front grille with a deeper V-motion flow that carries into the hood and down the body to the redesigned rear tail lamps and rear fascia. The standard jewel-like LED headlights and Nissan Signature Daytime Running Lights add to the Maxima's premium, high performance appearance, along with the new, deep fascia design.
The new rear fascia includes integrated quad-tip exhaust finishers, while a new sport rear spoiler is also added to the Maxima SR grade. New wheel designs have been developed, capped off by the new 19-inch Hyper Silver wheels. In addition, a new premium exterior paint colour, Sunset Drift, has been added to the Maxima colour palette.
The new 2019 Maxima embraces the visionary Nissan Intelligent Mobility philosophy – which provides technology in a way that moves people to a better world. For Maxima, this includes the availability of Nissan Safety Shield 360, a suite of six advanced active safety and driver-assist technologies designed to help provide 360 degrees of active driver assistance, crash avoidance and pedestrian detection.
Safety Shield 360 includes Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking.
Stay tuned to NissanNews.com for more vehicle news on CIAS press day, February 14, 2019.
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