Nissan Highlights Vintage and New Mix of Models at Car Show
Nissan is mixing it up at this year’s annual Japanese Classic Car Show (JCCS) by showcasing two new 2018 models—the second-generation Nissan Leaf and the Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition—alongside some more seasoned vehicles—a 50th anniversary celebrating 1972 Datsun 510, the race worthy competitor 1994 Nissan D21 Hardbody Bonneville, and the record-holding 1970 Datsun 240Z F/GT Bonneville. Chris Forsberg, three-time Formula DRIFT champion, will add to the Nissan mix by sharing a Nissan 370Z and his own signature Nissan TITAN XD pickup and trailer with the car-enthusiast audience, projected to reach upwards of 7,000 people.
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“Nissan is going all-in at this year’s Japanese Classic Car Show (JCCS) with a range of historic vehicles and future classics,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “The JCCS has become one of the top gatherings of Japanese car enthusiasts and their vehicles in the world and we’re excited to be a part of the activities again this year.”
Supporting the 2018 Nissan Leaf’s showing at the JCCS as well as Nissan’s long commitment to producing electric vehicles, will be the 1999 Hypermini EV, the 2002 Altra EV, and the 2011 Pikes Peak Leaf.
“The all-new Nissan LEAF is the latest and most advanced electric vehicle in the company’s long history of battery powered vehicles, which traces back 70 years to the TAMA EV1,” according to Nissan. “The new LEAF features a 150-mile driving range, aerodynamic exterior, a roomy high tech interior and advanced technologies including ProPILOT™ Assist and e-Pedal. It is the first step in the re-launch of Nissan’s EV platform and will be followed in model year 2019 with a high-power version with increased motor power and battery capacity.”
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The 2017 JCCS is slated for Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California.