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September 28, 2007


Nissan Adds Diesel Hybrid and CNG Models to Atlas H43 Lineup

TOKYO (Sept. 28, 2007) -- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that it has added Diesel Hybrid and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) models to its Atlas H43 lineup of light-commercial vehicles in Japan. These new models, which go on sale today at Nissan dealers nationwide, offer outstanding fuel economy combined with clean exhaust emissions. They have been added to the lineup as part of the company's actions under the Nissan Green Program 2010, Nissan's medium-term environmental plan that is focused on reducing CO2 emissions.

Atlas H43 Diesel Hybrid Model (Special Specification Model)

The new Atlas H43 Diesel Hybrid achieves class-leading heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy*1 of 11 km/L and complies with Japan's 2015 heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy standards. The Atlas H43 Diesel Hybrid is certified by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport as a low-emission vehicle, reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) emissions by an additional 10% from Japan's 2005 exhaust emission regulations. It also complies with the 2005 low-emission vehicle standards of the low-emission vehicle designation system adopted by eight Kanto region prefectures/cities.

The Atlas H43 Diesel Hybrid features a power take-off (PTO) parallel drive system with the diesel engine and traction motor connected to separate drive shafts, allowing the vehicle to be powered by the diesel engine alone (in the unlikely malfunction of the hybrid system).

The Atlas H43 CNG model, fueled by compressed natural gas, is certified as a low-emission vehicle, emitting 10% fewer NOx and PM emissions than the levels required by the 2005 exhaust emission standards and also complies with the 2005 low-emission vehicle designation standards. The CNG model delivers class-leading power performance while achieving its notably clean emissions. An automatic engine stop-start system is provided as standard equipment, helping improve practical fuel economy and further reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

The Nissan Green Program 2010 is based on the philosophy of "providing the right technology to the right market at the right time and with the right value to the customer." Nissan aims to design and engineer products that meet a wide variety of customer needs, as demonstrated by the new Atlas H43 Diesel Hybrid and CNG models.

The Atlas H43 is manufactured as a Nissan model by Isuzu Motors Ltd.

*1 The heavy-duty vehicle fuel economy figure is calculated by simulation and is the value accepted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. Fuel economy during actual vehicle operation may differ depending on the driving style and various conditions such as the road surface, suspension system and other factors.


Suggested Nationwide Retail Prices (including consumption tax)
Diesel Hybrid Model
Drive
system
Cabin Model Body Max.
payload
(tons)
Cargo
bed
Engine Transmission Grade Price (yen)
2WD Standard
Cabin
Full
Super
Low
Standard 2.0 Exclusive
van
chassis
4JJ1-TCS Smoother
Autoshift
DX 4,906,650
Semi
Wide
Cabin
Long 3.0 5,153,400
Wide
Cabin
2.0 5,267,850 *Model in the photo
3.0 5,351,850
High Floor 3.5 5,404,350
Super Long 3.5 5,456,850
 
CNG Model
Drive
system
Cabin Model Body Max.
payload
Bed Engine Transmission Grade Price (yen)
2WD Standard
Cabin
Full
Super
Low
Standard 2.0 tons Exclusive
van
chassis
4HV1
4.6L
CNG-MPI
5MT DX 4,198,950
5MT: 5-speed manual transmission
Smoother Autoshift: A manual-transmission-based gearbox with fully automated clutching and shifting operations
Standard Cabin: 5-speed transmission, Semi-wide cabin and Wide Cabin: 6-speed transmission

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