2017 Dubai Motor Show - English

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Nissan Electrifies Dubai International Motor Show with its Latest Innovative Portfolio

* Showcase of the new Nissan LEAF, world's best-selling electric vehicle
* Nissan's BladeGlider electric working prototype makes regional debut
* Launch of Nissan Midnight Maxima 2018 Edition

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 14, 2017: Nissan is showcasing exciting prototypes and production cars at this year's Dubai International Motor Show, giving customers a glimpse of its newest and future innovations. Nissan's stand highlights Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company's approach to changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. The next generation all-electric Nissan LEAF has been unveiled for the first time in the Middle East.

Kalyana Sivagnanam, President of Nissan Middle East and Regional Vice President Marketing and Sales for Africa, the Middle East and India, said: "The aim of Nissan Intelligent Mobility is to make driving safer, smarter and more enjoyable, as well as tackling some of the world's big challenges like climate change, traffic congestion and road fatalities. The Nissan LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility combining electrification, advanced safety technologies and connectivity into one car that is simply amazing. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our exhibition, where they can get familiar with the products and prototypes that are shaping the industry."

The Nissan LEAF is the world's best-selling electric car, with nearly 300,000 on the road. The second generation sets new standards in the growing market for electric cars with longer range, advanced technologies and dynamic design. Among the innovations are the revolutionary e-Pedal technology that allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop, by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator, bringing the car to a complete stop. The car holds its position, even on steep slopes, until the accelerator is applied again.

The Expo 2020-branded Nissan LEAF is on display following the appointment of Nissan as the Official Automotive Partner for Expo 2020 Dubai. Electric vehicles including the all-new Nissan LEAF will be part of the Expo 2020 fleet.

Also making its regional debut at the show is the Nissan BladeGlider, a working prototype high performance electric vehicle with a revolutionary sports car design. It's rear-hinged doors provide a unique entry and exit to the cabin, while the open roof and integrated roll-over protection structure offer the exhilaration of an open-topped race car with the safety of a coupe.

The BladeGlider has a narrow front track and wider rear track for optimum aerodynamic efficiency and handling stability. The sporty prototype models can reach speeds of up to 190km/h in less than five seconds and is packed with advanced technologies including torque vectoring, which allows the driver to control the torque delivered to the wheels.

Also launched at the Dubai International Motor Show is the all-new Nissan Maxima Midnight Edition 2018. The Midnight Edition includes all the key features of the popular Maxima SR grade, as well as a sport-tuned suspension, a front chassis performance damper, black sport spoiler and black rear diffuser. Additional features also include premium Ascot leather appointed seats with diamond quilted Alcantara(r) inserts, climate controlled front seats, LED low beam headlights and a 19-inch gloss black aluminum alloy wheels.

The full Nissan range at the show includes latest model of the Nissan Patrol, Patrol Nismo, Pathfinder, X-Trail, Kicks, Micra and Altima, GT-R Nismo, GT-R, Patrol Super Safari 3-door and 5-door editions, Navara and Sentra. A special tuned version of the 370z and GT-R Nismo is also on display.

To fully illustrate Nissan's 'Innovation that Excites', the company brings to life its global partnership with UEFA at the Motor Show with an interactive outdoor activation, that combines a cool driving experience with football. The Nissan Controller enables the car to interface with PlayStation and soccer, offering soccer fans and car fanatics to come together and participate in the UEFA Champions League.
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The New Nissan LEAF - Product Overview

The new Nissan LEAF sets a new standard in the growing market for mainstream electric cars by offering customers greater range, advanced technologies and a dynamic new design.

Drivers will feel more confident, excited and connected thanks to the new Nissan LEAF's e-Pedal, increased power and range, and improved refinement, comfort and convenience.

The new, zero-emission Nissan LEAF embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company's approach to changing the way cars are driven, powered and integrated into society. The three key aspects of Nissan Intelligent Mobility exemplified by the new Nissan LEAF are Nissan Intelligent Driving, Nissan Intelligent Power and Nissan Intelligent Integration.

Nissan Intelligent Driving
Headlining the new LEAF's Nissan Intelligent Driving technology are e-Pedal and the company's heralded Nissan Safety Shield.

e-Pedal a key innovation that enhances the Nissan LEAF's driving experience is offered as standard equipment. It allows the driver the simplicity of starting, accelerating, decelerating, stopping and holding the car by using the accelerator pedal alone - a revolutionary innovation that can change the way people drive.

By simply releasing the accelerator, the car will come to a smooth and complete stop and hold without the need to press the brake pedal. With a deceleration rate of up to 0.2 g, the e-Pedal eliminates the need for drivers to constantly move their foot from the accelerator to the brake pedal to slow down or stop. This helps reduce fatigue and increase enjoyment.

Studies by Nissan in Japan, Europe and the U.S. have showed that the Nissan LEAF's e-Pedal reduces the number of times the driver must apply the brakes while commuting in heavily congested traffic. While the conventional brake pedal must still be used in aggressive braking situations, the e-Pedal lets drivers use a single pedal for more than 90% of their driving needs.

Along with e-Pedal, the new Nissan LEAF is equipped with a set of advanced safety technologies including Intelligent Lane Intervention, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Around View Monitor with moving object detection and Emergency Assist for Pedal Misapplication.

Nissan Intelligent Power
The focal point of Nissan Intelligent Power in the new LEAF is the e-powertrain, which offers improved energy efficiency and increased torque and power output.

The new e-powertrain delivers an exhilarating, linear driving performance with a power output of 110 kW, 38% more than the previous-generation Nissan LEAF. Torque has been increased 26% to 320 Nm, resulting in improved acceleration.

Existing Nissan LEAF drivers already love the instant response and linearity of performance as they navigate the city. The new Nissan LEAF's improved acceleration will boost enjoyment even further.
Even with the additional power output, the new Nissan LEAF's driving range has been increased. The car's new lithium-ion battery pack delivers an estimated range of 400 km by Japan standards, which should satisfy the daily driving needs of the majority of our customers.

The new battery design adds energy-storage capacity without increasing the size. The battery pack occupies the exact same dimensions as that of the previous-generation Nissan LEAF. It's the individual cell structure of the laminated lithium-ion battery cells that's been improved, representing an impressive 67% increase in energy density versus the 2010 model. Another key engineering improvement for the lithium-ion battery pack is enhanced electrode materials with revised chemistry, resulting in higher power density while contributing to greater battery durability upon charge and discharge.

For customers who want more excitement and performance, Nissan will also offer a higher power, longer range version at a higher price in 2018 (timing may vary by market).

Nissan Intelligent Integration
The new Nissan LEAF links drivers, vehicles and communities through the user-friendly NissanConnect feature and systems that share power between electric vehicles and homes, buildings and power grids.

Using vehicle-to-home systems, the battery makes it possible to store surplus solar power during the daytime and then use it to help power the home in the evening. The customer can also recharge the battery in the middle of the night, when prices are lowest in some markets, and then use the electricity during the day to reduce energy costs.

In some countries with vehicle-to-grid systems, Nissan LEAF owners can get incentives from energy companies to improve power grid stability by absorbing demand fluctuation.
A newly designed interface on the Nissan LEAF smartphone app allows users to monitor the vehicle's state of charge, schedule charging to benefit from optimal energy tariffs, find the nearest charging station, and pre-heat or cool the car before getting in.

2017 Nissan LEAF specifications (Japan model)
Specifications are based on the latest product information available at the time of release. Specifications for other regions will be announced at the start of sales.

Exterior

Overall length (mm)
4,480
Overall width (mm)
1,790
Overall height (mm)
1,540
Wheelbase (mm)
2,700
Track width front/rear (mm)
1,530-1,540/1,545-1,555
Minimum ground clearance (mm)
150
Coefficient of drag (Cd)
0.28
Tires
205/55R16 or 215/50R17
Cargo area (VDA)
435 L

Weight/capacity
(kg)
Curb weight
1,490-1,520
Capacity
5 passenger
Gross vehicle weight
1,765-1,795

Battery

Type
Li-ion battery
Capacity
40 kWh

Electric motor

Name
EM57
Maximum output
110 kW (150 ps)/3283~9795 rpm
Maximum torque
320 N?m (32.6 kgf?m)/0~3283 rpm

Performance (bases on testing in Japan)

Cruising range
400 km (JC08)
Charging time (normal charging)
16 hours (3 kW)
8 hours (6 kW)
Charging time from alert to 80% (quick charging)
40 minutes

Nissan BladeGlider: Product overview
The debut of the Nissan BladeGlider drivable prototypes forms part of Nissan's on-going commitment to the development of zero-emission vehicles and new automotive technologies including autonomous drive systems and connectivity. Nissan already sells the world's highest-volume zero-emission car, the LEAF, and is pioneering Intelligent Mobility systems that will be deployed in a range of vehicles over coming years.
With the Nissan BladeGlider, Nissan's vision was for an agile, efficient EV that would provide new dimensions of driving fun and excitement - a car that would "glide," thanks to the near-silent performance of its electric powertrain and aerodynamic shape.
After two years of work on design, engineering and development, Nissan BladeGlider has evolved further into an exciting, real-life study into the potential of advanced EV performance. Nissan BladeGlider epitomizes Intelligent Mobility, a philosophy to make its cars more exciting by redefining how they are driven, powered and integrated into society.
The demonstration models feature an advanced chassis configuration with a narrow front track and wider rear track for optimum aerodynamic efficiency and handling stability.
High-waisted, rear-hinged dihedral doors provide a dramatic entry and exit to the cabin. The open roof of Nissan BladeGlider is reinforced with an integrated roll-over protection structure, providing the exhilaration of an open-topped race car with the safety of a coupe.
Wheel-mounted controls for Nissan BladeGlider's systems feed into an advanced display showing speed, state of battery charge, regeneration mode and torque map. Flanking the central display are two screens, with the images of rear-view cameras mounted just behind the front wheels. An alternative to door-mounted mirrors, this dual screen design improves the aerodynamic efficiency of Nissan BladeGlider. The driver sits in arrowhead formation slightly in front of two passengers, who enjoy extended legroom. The view for all occupants is panoramic thanks to the seamless cockpit windscreen.
Power is 100 percent electric, with exceptional powertrain performance delivered by Nissan's technical partner for the Nissan BladeGlider project, UK-based Williams Advanced Engineering. Maximum speed of the demonstration models is in excess of 190km/h*, with 0-100km/h taking less than five seconds*. The rear wheels' drive is provided by two 130kW electric motors - one for each wheel.
The system features torque vectoring, controlling the torque delivered to the driven wheels, improving the handling even further. With torque vectoring, if the car starts to understeer, it automatically sends more torque to the outside wheel to restore the handling balance.
Designed to add to the driving experience rather than govern it, the torque vectoring system has three settings: off, agile and drift mode.
Power is supplied by a high performance, five module lithium-ion 220kW battery. Bespoke cooling systems have been developed for both the battery and the motors.
The interior of the Nissan BladeGlider reflects the vehicles' sporting intentions, with four point safety harnesses for each occupant. The seats offer exceptional support to sides and legs of the driver and passengers. The seats are trimmed in a highly tactile blend of fabric and epoxy resin coating, resulting in a tough and grippy material that has the effect of comfortably securing occupants in place.
Two color trims - Cyber Green and Stealth Orange - are used for the upper portions of the seat back and framed with a silver reflective material to create an eye-catching, sporty look. The base of the seats is in black, patterned material, with a band of green and orange trim framing the cushion
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance - a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million vehicles.

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