Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Establishes Dynamic Performance Facility in Germany

    Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced it has established a dynamic performance facility in the town of Troisdorf near Bonn, its first such dedicated facility in the world.

    The 1,260-square-meter facility is responsible for the dynamic performance target setting of Nissan vehicles in Europe, including the Infiniti luxury brand which be launched across Europe in 2008. The facility will also contribute to the target setting of both Nissan and Infiniti brand vehicles globally.

    "We selected Germany for our facility because the market represents the most challenging driving environment in terms of maximum speed and cornering," said Jerry Hardcastle, director of customer oriented engineering at Nissan Technical Centre Europe. "With this facility, we now have a dedicated team focused on ensuring that our cars meet the rigorous driving expectations of European customers," he added.

    The facility will evaluate Nissan's vehicles in real world conditions on the Autobahn and nearby country roads, as well as the famous Nüburgring race track located 75 kilometers away. The vehicles will be evaluated for ride and handling, noise vibration and harshness, braking and acceleration.

    The facility's workshop has space for about 10 vehicles while the secure parking area has space for 30 vehicles. The office space can accommodate up to 25 people. The Troisdorf facility is a branch of Nissan Technical Centre Europe located in Cranfield, UK.

    Nissan sold a record 3.57 million vehicles worldwide in fiscal year 2005, with Infiniti sales accounting for 147,563 vehicles. The Infiniti brand, which was first launched in 1989 in the US, is also sold in Canada, Taiwan, the Middle East, Korea and Russia. The brand will go on sale in China and the Ukraine later this year before being sold across Europe in 2008.

    For more information, contact:

    Mia Nielsen

    Design & Technology Communications

    Nissan Europe


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