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All-New Nissan Z Sports Car and Radical 'Alpha Truck' Concepts Debut at Detroit Auto Show


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    DETROIT, Jan. 8 Nissan today unveiled two stunning concept vehicles -- 
the all-new, next generation Nissan Z sports car and the Alpha T Concept -- 
at the 2001 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and you can 
watch the complete press introduction right here at TACH.
    The introductions come at a time of tremendous momentum for Nissan,
following the November 20, 2000 announcement of dramatically improved
financial results of $1.24 billion operating profit for the first six months
of its fiscal year.
    The new Nissan Z is scheduled to go on sale in the United States and
Canada in mid-2002 as a 2003 model.  With its dramatic styling and powerful V6
engine, it is designed to be as revolutionary as the original Datsun 240Z was
when it was introduced more than 30 years earlier.
    The Alpha T Concept is an extreme design exercise, one of several created
to stimulate consumer discussion while clearly marking the intent of Nissan's
upcoming entry into the full-size truck market.  The show truck is a follow-up
to last spring's announcement that Nissan will produce a full-size, V8-powered
U.S.-assembled truck model within the next few years.
    Also shown at the Detroit press conference was the 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R
sports sedan.  The Sentra SE-R returns to Nissan showrooms next fall after a
brief break in production.  An all-new 2.5-liter 4-cylinder powers the SE-R,
which also includes aggressive body and interior modifications.
    In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling,
engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing,
distribution and manufacturing.