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August 5, 2010

Nissan Releases Revised Dualis Mid-size Crossover SUV
and Revised Dualis "CrossRider"

YOKOHAMA (Aug. 5, 2010) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the release of the new revised Dualis, which goes on sale August 27th at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Dualis 20G FOUR

Dualis 20G FOUR

Since its debut in May 2007, the European-designed Dualis has been highly valued by customers for its unique exterior styling, which projects a sense of its agile, nimble and dynamic driving feel. The European version of Dualis, known as Qashqai, has been one of Nissan's best-selling models there for three consecutive years - with total sales exceeding 600,000 units since its release.

The Japan-market Dualis now receives a number of refinements focused on the exterior, interior and improved fuel economy. On the exterior, the redesigned front grille gives a bolder look, which emphasizes its width, while an improved luxury feel is provided by the use of new chrome outside door handles. Exterior colors are all renewed, including the addition of Brilliant White Pearl - which has been requested by customers.

In the interior, large-diameter meters have been adopted for better visibility and an improved luxury feel, and a vehicle information display system is newly provided to display moment fuel consumption, upcoming maintenance schedules and various other information.

The fuel efficiency of Dualis 2WD models has been improved through modifications to the engine controls and the XTRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). All grades now meet the tax break measures provided in Japan's "tax system to promote the diffusion of environmentally friendly vehicles" implemented in April 2009, thereby qualifying for 50% reductions in the automobile acquisition tax and the automobile weight tax in 2WD models and 75% in a 4WD model*1. In addition, actual fuel-efficiency is improved by adopting various functions in which the vehicle supports the driver's eco-drive.

Dualis' vehicle grade system is also partly renewed.

1. Refined Exterior

The enhancements to the Dualis exterior are apparent right up front, where the bold new front grille design emphasizes the vehicle's width, with V-shaped plating in the center. Other refinements include new chrome outside door handles and six all-new exterior colors including a new color, Brilliant White Pearl three-coat pearl paint.

New 18-inch tires and aluminum-alloy wheels with improved premium and sporty feeling are also added (optional on 20G/20G FOUR combined with VDC).

2. Enhanced Interior

The Dualis interior receives a number of enhancements as well, starting with the adoption of large-diameter meters for improved visibility. Plated rings add to the meters' luxury feel. A class-leading 3.6-inch vehicle information display, placed in the center of the instrument panel, features a trip computer function which shows fuel-efficiency and the current driving range, a maintenance function which tells the driver when to change engine oil or tires, and a warning information function. A small glove box, perfect for storing a mobile phone or portable music player, is located in the center cluster.

ISOFIX child safety seat anchors are equipped in both sides of rear seats as standard equipment.

3. Eco-drive Support Function

The new Dualis adds a number of Eco-drive support functions, which coordinate engine and CVT operations to help improve fuel economy. Smooth Acceleration Assist corrects driver's acceleration operation and assists smooth and fuel-efficient start-up.

Adoption of Smart-rev Control helps maintain constant engine revolutions to help avoid uneven speed changes, contributing to enhanced actual fuel-efficiency. In addition, the Navigation-linked Speed Control system optimizes engine braking to reduce unnecessary fuel consumption by providing route-information via the on-board navigation system - including information on the upcoming curves and the distance to the next tollgate (available on vehicles equipped with the CARWINGS Navigation system <HDD type with terrestrial digital broadcasting service available).

Price range:
Dualis: 2,097,900 yen to 2,514,750 yen, including consumption tax

<Related URL>
http://www.nissan.co.jp/DUALIS/
http://www.nissan.co.jp/EVENT/TAX/DUALIS/index.html
(Japanese only)

  1. *1: Tax break measures for environmentally friendly vehicles are applicable to vehicles newly registered by March 31, 2012 for the automobile acquisition tax and to vehicles newly registered by April 30, 2012 for the automobile weight tax. The automobile tax on 4WD vehicles newly registered by March 31, 2012 is reduced by 50% for one year starting from the next fiscal year following the registrations.
    Nissan collectively refers to models that qualify for these preferential tax breaks under the "tax system to promote the diffusion of environmentally friendly vehicles," as the Nissan ECO Series (NECO Series). There are following 21 applicable models in the NECO series as of August 5, 2010: "Moco," "Otti," "Roox," "March," "Note," "Cube," "Tiida," "Tiida Latio," "Wingroad," "Serena," "Juke," "Dualis," "X-TRAIL," "Lafesta," "Teana", "Skyline Sedan," "Fuga," "AD/AD Expert," "NV200 Vanette," "Atlas F24"and "Atlas H43."
    Although 20G FOUR 4WD model equipped with a stylish glass roof as standard have achieved a 25% improvement in fuel economy over the 2010 fuel economy standards, thus qualifies for the preferential tax breaks, if the model without a stylish glass roof is chosen as option, it has only achieved a 5% improvement in fuel economy over the 2010 fuel economy standards, and thus does not qualify for the preferential tax breaks.

Autech Japan, Inc., a wholly owned Nissan affiliate, today announced the release of the new revised Dualis "CrossRider," which goes on sale August 27th at Nissan dealers nationwide.

Dualis CrossRider (2WD)

Dualis CrossRider (2WD) <with optional features>

Overview of Dualis CrossRider
Dualis CrossRider, a customized model based on the Dualis Mid-size Crossover SUV, takes Dualis to a higher level of stylish design and driving pleasure.

In addition to the revised specifications of the base model, the Dualis CrossRider adopts unique 18-inch aluminum-alloy road wheels with special 215/55R18 tires, a fully automatic air conditioner and Xenon headlights as standard equipment. A new exterior color, Brilliant White Pearl (3P), is added to meet customer requests.

The Dualis CrossRider 2WD model meets the tax break measures provided in Japan's "tax system to promote the diffusion of environmentally friendly vehicles" implemented in April 2009*1, same as the base model, thereby qualifying for 50% reductions in the automobile acquisition tax and the automobile weight tax.

Price range:
Dualis CrossRider: 2,544,150 yen and 2,751,000 yen, including consumption tax

  1. *1: Tax break measures for environmentally friendly vehicles are applicable to vehicles newly registered by March 31, 2012 for the automobile acquisition tax and to vehicles newly registered by April 30, 2012 for the automobile weight tax.

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