Nissan Unveils Performance Lineup at 2013 Chicago Auto Show

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NISSAN UNVEILS PERFORMANCE LINEUP AT 2013 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

2013 JUKE NISMO, 2014 370Z NISMO and 2014 GT-R Track Edition Unveiled

CHICAGO (February 7, 2013) - Nissan introduced a trio of new performance vehicles at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show including the 2013 JUKE NISMO, 2014 Nissan 370Z NISMO and 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition. Nissan states that the NISMO cars are the company's definition of "cutting-edge performance, technology, and aerodynamics."

The 2013 JUKE NISMO features a 1.6-liter DIG turbo engine with 197 hp, NISMO-tuned suspension, bold aerodynamic style and a 37 percent improvement in downforce. The interior features deeply bolstered front seats, red accents and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

The 2013 370Z NISMO offers both exterior and interior enhancements that align with the global NISMO red-accented design and has an advanced 350-horsepower 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine. The JUKE NISMO goes on sale in March and the 370Z will be available this summer.

The most exclusive vehicle of Nissan's performance lineup is the 2014 GT-R Track Edition as only 150 units will be on sale in the U.S. The GT-R features a firm suspension, special brake cooling guides and a front spoiler with carbon air ducts. The GT-R will be available for purchase in May in select Nissan dealerships.

"We're leveraging our motorsport heritage," said Simon Sproule, corporate vice president of global marketing communications. "[These new models] follow our philosophy of innovation and excitement for everyone."

To watch the 2013 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011. For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.

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About the Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2013 public show will be February 9-18. For more information please visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of about 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.

The 2013 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles.

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