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Nissan Strengthens Dualis Line-up with Diesel Variant and New Features

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MELBOURNE – April 15, 2013: Nissan has enhanced its DUALIS line-up with the addition of new features and a diesel variant for Australia’s most popular Small SUV of 2012.

The DUALIS TS grade has been added to the product line-up, featuring the R9M diesel engine, Idle Stop/Start Technology, 96kW of power, 320Nm of torque and impressive fuel efficiency of just 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres. The DUALIS TS specification, available only with manual transmission, is based on ST grade, with the addition of exterior treatments such as front fog lights, privacy glass and chrome highlights.

Other additions to the DUALIS line-up include new 17” alloy wheels in the ST and TS grades, as well as Satellite Navigation and Reversing Camera now standard across the range. Nissan’s Around View Monitor technology continues to feature in the Ti-L grades, a hugely popular innovation that was introduced in 2012.

The renewed DUALIS and DUALIS+2 line-up will be on sale from 1 May 2013.

“The DUALIS is one of our most popular models with its stylish design, rich selection of technology and safety features as well as a seven-seat option in the DUALIS+2,” said Nissan Motor Co (Australia) Managing Director and CEO William F Peffer Jr.

“With the addition of a turbo diesel variant and additional features such as satellite navigation and reversing camera across the line-up, the DUALIS and DUALIS+2 represent outstanding value and are now an even more exciting and compelling proposition.”

The R9M 1.6 litre turbo diesel engine in the DUALIS TS not only delivers impressive power and torque, it also has a Euro 5 Emission rating, with the best fuel efficiency in its segment (Small SUV <$40k) – on a combined cycle you can use as little as 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres, which equates to around 1,445 kilometres from a single tank.

Nissan’s Idle Stop/Start Technology contributes to this outstanding fuel efficiency, where the engine is stopped while the vehicle is at a standstill in order to improve fuel economy. This feature can be disabled by the driver with the press of a button.