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Mississauga, Ont. – Two very different Nissan vehicles will grace the stage at the 2018 Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) – the new Nissan LEAF electric vehicle and Nissan Kicks crossover. While press day at the 2018 MIAS is the national debut for both LEAF and Kicks, the two vehicles will be available at Nissan Canada dealerships soon: February and June respectively.

“The Nissan booth at the next Montreal Auto Show will be our most diverse one to-date, capitalized by our two show debuts – the Nissan LEAF and Nissan Kicks,” says Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada. “Kicks joins Nissan’s all-star crossover lineup, but stands out from the crowd with bold style, personal technology, value and anticipated excellent fuel economy.”

The brand-new Nissan Kicks becomes the newest entry in the fast-growing affordable compact crossover market when it hits Nissan Canada dealerships in June 2018.

As the gateway to Nissan’s adventure-ready sport utility line-up – joining Qashqai, Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder and Armada – Kicks is designed to fit the needs of singles or couples looking for unique styling, roominess, personal technology, smart functionality and advanced safety features at an affordable price.

The Kicks embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility with standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and available Intelligent Around View® Monitor1 equipped with Moving Object Detection (MOD).

Every 2018 Kicks comes with a standard 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS). The engine is rated at 125 horsepower and 115 lb-ft of torque.

“We welcome more and more electric vehicles into the competitive landscape, and yet we remain proud to remind show-goers of Nissan’s leadership in the EV space. We’ll do this with the latest version of the first electric vehicle for the masses, the Nissan LEAF. Just as we revolutionized the world with the LEAF in 2011, again we are changing the way people drive with the 2018 Nissan LEAF, which offers more range, more power, and autonomous drive features in ProPILOT Assist, and e-Pedal.”

The Nissan LEAF’s new lithium-ion battery pack delivers an estimated range of 242 kilometres2, and its new e-powertrain delivers an exhilarating, linear driving performance with a power output of 147 horsepower, 40 per cent more than the previous-generation LEAF. Torque has been increased 26 per cent to 236 lb-ft, resulting in improved acceleration.

The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF sets a new standard in the growing market for mainstream electric vehicles – offering greater range, advanced technologies such as ProPILOT Assist and e-Pedal, and a dynamic new design. Nissan LEAF continues to be the best-selling 100 per cent electric vehicle the world.

2018 Nissan Kicks – Fast Facts

  • Aimed at city living consumers, the brand-new Kicks crossover is ready to tackle the intensity of the urban landscape
  • Embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility with standard Automatic Emergency Braking with Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and available Intelligent Around View® Monitor1 equipped with Moving Object Detection (MOD)
  • Dynamic performance provided by sporty 1.6-litre 4-cyinder engine, front-wheel drive and responsive suspension
  • In less than one year, Nissan has launched two all-new nameplates back-to-back: Qashqai and Kicks
  • Kicks joins best-selling Rogue and Qashqai CUVs in Nissan’s Canadian showrooms in June 2018

2018 Nissan LEAF – Fast Facts

  • Greater range and advanced technologies make new LEAF the ultimate electric vehicle
  • 2018 LEAF offers a longer range at a competitive price – with stronger performance, striking new design and cutting-edge technologies
  • Since its launch in 2010, LEAF has been the #1 affordable, mass production EV in the world
  • LEAF’s advanced ProPILOT Assist and e-Pedal technologies offer a look into the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
  • New e-Pedal is offered as standard equipment on all grade levels. It allows the driver the simplicity of accelerating, decelerating and stopping the car by using the accelerator pedal alone, and also maintains position to stop and hold, even on a steep hill.
  • In Canada, the Nissan LEAF is available with a weather package fitted as standard which includes: heated front and rear seats; heated steering wheel and battery heater.
  • A Level 1/Level 2 (120v/240v) charger cable is also standard in Canada.
  • On-sale date set for early 2018, available at launch in all 97 Nissan electric vehicle certified dealerships across Canada

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2 Projected MY18 EPA range of 242 kilometres. Actual range may vary based on driving conditions. Use for comparison only.