Nissan to Showcase 10 Exciting Models at Tokyo Auto Salon 2014


YOKOHAMA, Japan – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., together with Autech Japan and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (Nismo), will present a variety of exciting and unique vehicles at the upcoming “Tokyo Auto Salon 2014 with NAPAC (Japan Car Parts and Aftermarket Promotion Association).”
The annual customization/aftermarket tuner show will be held from Friday, January 10 through Sunday, January 12, at the Makuhari Messe exhibition hall in the Chiba Prefecture.

Nissan’s booth will provide an enticing mix of factory-tuned vehicles and history-making racecars, highlighted by “Nissan’s New World of Customization”—which includes NISSAN GT-R NISMO, X-TRAIL X-TREMER Package Stretched and ELGRAND Rider High Performance Spec Black Line — and the two models based on DAYZ ROOX which will debut early 2014.

Also on display will be racing cars to compete globally, including NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT500 that will compete in the GT500 class of the 2014 Super GT Series and NISSAN ZEOD RC electric racing car that will race at the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours.

2014 Tokyo Auto Salon Vehicle Lineup

- NISSAN GT-R NISMO
Having drawn on three decades of racing experience gathered by Nismo, the brand’s motorsport specialists, NISSAN GT-R NISMO equipped with option package delivers both revolutionary enhanced aerodynamics and ultra-precise handling comparable to the Super GT version with the Nismo “factory tuned" enhancement. As a flagship model of the Nismo lineup, NISSAN GT-R NISMO has set the fastest record of a 7 minutes 8.679 seconds lap in volume production cars at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. On display will be NISSAN GT-R NISMO with NISMO special option pack, which is specially tuned up to the Nürburgring circuit, a high-speed course with much undulation.

- X-TRAIL X-TREMER Package Stretched
A stylish X-TRAIL concept.
This car is proposed as a stylish urbane X-TRAIL wearing accessory parts with dedicated paint applied and bold exterior features such as over fenders.

- NISSAN ZEOD RC
NISSAN ZEOD RC (Zero Emissions On Demand Racing Car) is an innovative electric racing car that will make its race debut at the Le Mans 24 Hour to be held in June 2014. The car is powered by a compact, light-weight gasoline engine and an electric motor and the driver can switch the drivetrain between the engine and the motor on demand.

- LEAF aero style
This car has stylish aero form design provided by exclusively designed front bumper with LED lights. The driver can enjoy unique characteristics of the 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF including excellent environmental performance in a little different way.

- DAYZ ROOX Highway STAR Accessorized
This car has elegant exterior and interior with pink gold added not only in exterior but also in the front seat creating a fancy atmosphere. With special seat cover color adopted, the cabin looks more spacious.

- DAYZ ROOX Rider Transporter
This car is the first Rider version of the super height wagon-type minicar and takes over the DNA of successive Rider models. This is a special conversion vehicle of Transport for Auto Salon and is a new proposal by “Factory Custom AUTECH" which creates one and only special car that meets the needs of each customer.

- NISSAN GT-R NISMO GT500
This car will compete in the GT500 class of the 2014 Super GT Series. As the Super GT Series and the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) will unite the vehicle regulations from 2014 (excluding regulations related to engines), this car was developed based on the new regulations.

- ELGRAND Rider High Performance Spec Black Line
This car has exterior with a fully-renewed front mask expressing more power and presence and elegant interior. This is King of Minivan with the engine, transmission and the body totally tuned up, which has superb driving performance at high speed.

- SERENA Rider Performance Spec Black Line
This is a middle-class minivan with new front mask delivering sharpness and stronger presence and black-based sporty interior. With body and transmission specifically tuned up, the minivan offers reliable handling and driving even on winding roads.

- MARCH NISMO S
Without losing excellent aerodynamics performance, this car wears aero parts creating more down force and sports spring which improves cornering performance and creates a low-down form. The driver can enjoy driving both on the track on holidays and on the road on weekdays with its agile performance.

[Nissan / Nismo collection]
Official Nissan merchandise—including apparel, mini-cars and other goods representing the Nissan brand, the Nissan LEAF and Nismo—will be available at the Nissan booth.

[Getting in touch through social media]
Using social media channels including Twitter (http://twitter.com/NISSAN_MS) and the USTREAM live streaming provider, talk shows and other event highlights will be broadcast live. Some interactive events that include public participation will also be held. Additional information will be uploaded at the Nissan Customize website and Nissan motorsports’ Twitter accounts.

For more information:
Nissan Customize website URL: http://www.nissan.co.jp/EVENT/CUSTOMIZE/ (in Japanese)

* Nissan official Twitter account: http://twitter.com/NISSAN_MS
** Nissan official USTREAM account: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nissan-motorsports



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