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Nissan brings power, volts and prestige

The legendary Nissan GT-R will officially return to Australia in April, says Nissan Australia. Sold through a select group of 11 nationwide Nissan High Performance Centre dealers, the GT-R will take centre stage of Nissan’s Sydney motor show stand with a pre-sell program taking orders.

The GT-R will be available here in two grades: GT-R priced at $148,800 and GT-R Premium at $152,800, in a choice of six colours.

Premium grade adds smoke/grey forged 20-inch aluminium wheels, Nitrogen-filled Bridgestone Potenza run-flat tyres (over the standard model’s Dunlop SP Sport), a Bose audio with 11 speakers and a 30GB hard drive, and front black leather sports seats with red Alcantara inserts.

Safety equipment includes ABS with EBD, dual front, side and curtain airbags, while the sports-oriented dynamic stability system, VDC-R, adjustable through Circuit, Normal and Off settings and selectable by the driver to suit prevailing conditions.

Nissan Australia expects local sales of the GT-R to reach around 200 units in its first year.

Nissan’s Mixim Electric Vehicle concept will also be on display, with a unique all-wheel drive system.

On show for the first time outside Europe, Mixim is powered by advanced, compact Lithium-Ion batteries driving two of Nissan’s ‘Super Motor’ electric motor/generator packs - one each for the front and rear axles - making the Mixim an all-wheel drive city car that delivers spirited performance with no tailpipe emissions.

Mixim is capable of a top speed of 180 km/h, with a potential maximum range of 250km from the two 50kW electric motors. The Lithium-Ion batteries are quick to recharge; from discharged to fully charged takes between 20-40 minutes.

A more conventional all-wheel drive takes form in the next-gen Nissan Murano. More luxurious features and equipment are on offer and high quality leather trim is now standard. It features a revised and refined V6 engine and CVT transmission and new exterior and interior styling.
As a premium cross-over SUV, Murano’s accent is on luxury, with Xenon headlamps, LED taillights and 18-inch alloy wheels, ‘intelligent keyless’ entry and push button engine start/stop.

All the new Nissans will be on display at the show from October 9.