NISSAN GT-R AND VERSA NOTE NAMED '2017 AUTOBYTEL BUYER'S CHOICE AWARDS' WINNERS By: Nissan
◾Nissan GT-R selected as 'Best Coupe,' Nissan Versa Note 'Best Hatchback'
◾Winners determined based on site traffic research and lead submissions
◾Autobytel Inc. provides consumers with original online automotive content to help make informed car-buying decisions
– The Nissan GT-R and Versa Note were today announced as Coupe and Hatchback category winners, respectively, in the first annual 'Autobytel Buyer's Choice Awards.' The award winners reflect the strongest combination of site traffic research and the submission of lead forms, compared to all others in their competitive sets.
'After analyzing the data from the past year, it is clear to us that car buyers are most interested in quality, reliability, design, safety, and performance,' said Autobytel Editor-In-Chief Joni Gray. 'These are some of the most innovative and beautiful vehicles on the market today.'
The GT-R, Nissan's legendary supercar, received a fresh look inside and out, as well as major driving performance enhancements and key new features for the 2017 model year. It is equipped with a 3.8-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 rated at 565-horsepower and 467 lb-ft of torque, dual-clutch sequential 6-speed transmission and electronically controlled ATTESA E-TS all-wheel-drive system. The GT-R NISMO model offers 600 horsepower and additional motorsports-inspired styling and equipment.
The popular Versa Note has been enhanced for the 2017 model year with refreshed exterior and interior treatments. It continues to feature a 109 horsepower 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder and Xtronic transmission with D-Step Shift logic.
'While the GT-R and Versa Note occupy somewhat opposite ends of Nissan's product lineup in terms of performance and pricing, they share a strong interest by consumers conducting new vehicle research on the Autobytel website,' said Eric Ledieu, director, Chief Marketing Manager - Sedans, Sports Cars & NISMO, Nissan North America. 'Active research is a great indicator of a vehicle's vitality in the marketplace and we're pleased to be among the leaders in this new Autobytel study.'
For more information on GT-R, Versa Note and the complete Nissan vehicle lineup, please visit www.NissanNews.com.
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In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2015, the company sold more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 12.2 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan manages operations in six regions: ASEAN & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and Mitsubishi Motors since 2016 under the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
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