Nissan of Japan, together with its Chinese partner Donfeng motor co. Ltd, unveiled the new Next Generation Teana for the Chinese roads, on 26th February, at Guangzhou, China. The luxury Sedan of the Japanese maker, is targeted towards mid to high customers. The company has decided to price the car within the range 190,000 to 230,000 Yuan. The car is designed with the motive of giving a refreshing and dynamic- yet comfortable driving experience, as the company said in its introduction.
The car is expected to take its first journey on March 18 and would be assembled at Donfeng’s Xiangyang plant in the Hubei province.
The Nissan Teana is a similar vehicle to the Nissan Altima in the global markets, with a few changes in looks such as the chrome strips on the doors, change in design in the head and tail lights. The car is powered by QR25DE, which is a 2.5 litre engine, matched with Nissan’s technology of Xtronic CVT (continuous variable transmission). This claims to have a better fuel efficiency, which consumes 7.3 litres per 100 km.
The Next-Gen Teana is designed with the theme of Suggestive Aura. The design is in such a way that it has a larger interior space without compromising the sporty lay out. The car is designed to give a luxurious comfort to the passengers. The design is a bit closer to the design of Nissan’s infiniti. The zero gravity inspired seats are said to be in an articulated shape which gives a neutral posture for the passengers, thus keeping them tireless even during long travels. The comfort of Teana is retained with its sofa like seats, with ventilation in seats.
The Next-Gen Teana also assures safety through its next-generation safety shield technology. The rear view monitor camera has been enhanced. Nissan has strived to get the idea, of cars should help protect people, true.
The Japanese Teana was introduced in China in 2004, and has achieved sales of more than a million units till date. But the later part of years saw a drop in sales due to internal political issues between the countries. Still Nissan is confident that Next-Gen Teana will capture the markets as, it says, that it is a stronger product.