Nissan Canada is pleased to advise that two months following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, supply levels to the Canadian market are on target with 71 and 68 days for Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, respectively. Dedicated...
Nissan Canada is pleased to advise that two months following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, supply levels to the Canadian market are on target with 71 and 68 days for Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, respectively. Dedicated efforts at Nissan Motor Limited have ensured Japanese production is once again on track. Facilities in the United States and Mexico, which supply 60 per cent of vehicles to the Canadian market, have confirmed Canadian supply levels are unaffected and all facilities are assessing their ability for increased production volumes in anticipation of strong demand.
“Nissan and its employees were very fortunate to escape much of the devastation inflicted by the earthquake and tsunami, and are a key part of helping the Japanese economy recover from these horrific events,” said Allen Childs, President of Nissan Canada Inc. “In Canada, we are pleased to confirm that with an average of 70 days inventory, supply of vehicles is at normal levels which is especially important during the spring market when consumer demand is high.”
Despite the earthquake and tsunami, global Nissan production hit an all-time high in the last business year from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011, rising 24.5 per cent to 4.21 million units. Japanese output alone rose 4.6 per cent to 1.07 million cars, as demand for Juke, Rogue and Infiniti QX56 took off.
Nissan Canada has a number of exciting new models arriving this year to keep demand strong. Coming to Canada this fall, the all-electric Nissan LEAF has no tailpipe and produces no emissions and is the first all-electric mass-marketed car offered at an affordable price. Arriving late summer, the all-new 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan offers extensive innovations and exceptional fuel economy.
On the Infiniti side, the new 2012 Infiniti M35h (Hybrid) arrives on Canadian streets late spring offering uncompromised performance, luxury and sustainability. With V8 power and 4-cylinder fuel economy, the new Infiniti M Hybrid will challenge drivers to rethink what it means to drive a hybrid.